The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 9 30 40
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 33 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.46% 1.74% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 47.83% 16.67% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 7
Median daily rate £425 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £192 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £395 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.50%
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
69 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.77% 10.47% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 34
Median daily rate £388 £334 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.10% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £174 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 11 £330 - 2
Luton 0 10 £506 +68.75% 1
Dunstable - 2 - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 36 (81.82%) LAN
2 30 (68.18%) Cisco
3 27 (61.36%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (54.55%) Firewall
5 19 (43.18%) Network Security
6 18 (40.91%) CheckPoint
6 18 (40.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (38.64%) CCNA
8 16 (36.36%) CCNP
8 16 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (34.09%) Citrix
10 13 (29.55%) PCI DSS
10 13 (29.55%) VMware
10 13 (29.55%) Data Centre
11 11 (25.00%) Network Management
11 11 (25.00%) OSPF
12 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
12 10 (22.73%) Load Balancing
12 10 (22.73%) F5
13 9 (20.45%) BGP
13 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
14 8 (18.18%) Fortinet
14 8 (18.18%) CCSA
15 7 (15.91%) Nessus
15 7 (15.91%) Information Security
15 7 (15.91%) Wireshark
15 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (15.91%) CISSP
15 7 (15.91%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (81.82%) LAN
2 24 (54.55%) Firewall
3 19 (43.18%) Network Security
4 18 (40.91%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (25.00%) OSPF
7 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
8 9 (20.45%) BGP
9 7 (15.91%) MPLS
9 7 (15.91%) Spanning Tree
9 7 (15.91%) tcpdump
9 7 (15.91%) VoIP
9 7 (15.91%) Wireshark
10 6 (13.64%) NetScaler
10 6 (13.64%) VLAN
10 6 (13.64%) Wireless
11 4 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
11 4 (9.09%) EIGRP
12 3 (6.82%) 802.11
12 3 (6.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (9.09%) Local Government
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Architect
3 7 (15.91%) Consultant
3 7 (15.91%) Information Security Consultant
3 7 (15.91%) Security Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Technical Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) VMware Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (9.09%) LAN Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 4 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Programme Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) Solaris
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Network Management
2 10 (22.73%) Load Balancing
3 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.91%) Information Security
4 7 (15.91%) SIEM
4 7 (15.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 6 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (11.36%) Migration
6 5 (11.36%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.82%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (4.55%) Application Packaging
9 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.55%) Change Control
9 2 (4.55%) High Availability
9 2 (4.55%) Network Design
9 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.55%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 27 (61.36%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (38.64%) CCNA
3 16 (36.36%) CCNP
4 8 (18.18%) CCSA
5 7 (15.91%) CISSP
6 4 (9.09%) MCITP
6 4 (9.09%) MCSE
6 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.82%) CCDA
7 3 (6.82%) CCDP
8 2 (4.55%) CCDE
8 2 (4.55%) CCIE
8 2 (4.55%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (4.55%) VCAP
8 2 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.27%) CCENT
9 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.36%) vSphere
3 5 (11.36%) XenApp
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) Nessus
2 3 (6.82%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.55%) SCCM
3 2 (4.55%) Simpana
4 1 (2.27%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (2.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 30 (68.18%) Cisco
2 18 (40.91%) CheckPoint
3 15 (34.09%) Citrix
4 13 (29.55%) VMware
5 10 (22.73%) F5
6 8 (18.18%) Fortinet
6 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 7 (15.91%) ArcSight
7 7 (15.91%) LogLogic
7 7 (15.91%) LogRhythm
7 7 (15.91%) Splunk
8 6 (13.64%) Juniper
9 5 (11.36%) Tripwire
10 4 (9.09%) 3PAR
10 4 (9.09%) HP
10 4 (9.09%) Oracle
10 4 (9.09%) Sourcefire
11 3 (6.82%) IronPort
12 2 (4.55%) CommVault
12 2 (4.55%) Mitel