The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 36 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.12% 2.26% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.21% 15.00% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 3
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£300 £290 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -23.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £86.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -6.97%
WAN
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
43 40 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.38% 15.09% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 31
Average daily rate £338 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £380 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +2 7 £319 -22.25% 5
Luton -19 3 £300 +6.19% 1
Dunstable - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 16 (84.21%) LAN
3 13 (68.42%) Firewall
4 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
5 10 (52.63%) Network Security
6 9 (47.37%) CCNP
7 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
7 8 (42.11%) CCSA
8 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
8 7 (36.84%) MS Visio
8 7 (36.84%) CCDP
8 7 (36.84%) Network Management
9 6 (31.58%) Change Control
10 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
10 5 (26.32%) CCSE
11 4 (21.05%) OSPF
11 4 (21.05%) VPN
11 4 (21.05%) CCNA
11 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (15.79%) Riverbed
12 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
12 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (15.79%) ITIL
12 3 (15.79%) BGP
12 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
12 3 (15.79%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (15.79%) VLAN
13 2 (10.53%) Migration
13 2 (10.53%) VMware

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) LAN
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
3 10 (52.63%) Network Security
4 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
5 4 (21.05%) OSPF
5 4 (21.05%) VPN
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (15.79%) BGP
6 3 (15.79%) VLAN
7 2 (10.53%) Wireless
7 2 (10.53%) PBX
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
7 2 (10.53%) tcpdump
7 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
8 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
8 1 (5.26%) DMZ
8 1 (5.26%) MPLS
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
1 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Security Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Network Security Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Network Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Network Management
2 6 (31.58%) Change Control
3 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
4 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Time Management
7 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (47.37%) CCNP
3 8 (42.11%) CCSA
4 7 (36.84%) CCDP
5 5 (26.32%) CCSE
6 4 (21.05%) CCNA
7 3 (15.79%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
8 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) Riverbed
4 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) BT
5 2 (10.53%) Ericsson
5 2 (10.53%) Aastra
6 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.26%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Intel
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) 3Com
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