The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank - 10 8
Contract jobs citing WAN 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - 4.35% 5.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 40.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +42.10%
WAN
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.56% 10.87% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +128.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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