The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bedford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 8 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.71% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £135.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 14.29% 14.29% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £350 £193 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
WAN
Bedfordshire

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Bedford region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Bedford region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) VMS
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (25.00%) Altiris
4 1 (25.00%) SecurID
4 1 (25.00%) PDA
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) DMZ
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) PC Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) SecurID
1 1 (25.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) VMS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) Clearswift
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Altiris
3 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds