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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 37 34 39
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.10% 1.09% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 6.98% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
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£300 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -27.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £86.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
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
45 43 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.30% 15.69% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 43
Average daily rate £350 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 7 £319 -22.25% 1
Luton -21 2 £300 +9.09%
Dunstable - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 15 (83.33%) LAN
3 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (66.67%) Firewall
4 10 (55.56%) CheckPoint
5 9 (50.00%) CCNP
5 9 (50.00%) Network Security
6 8 (44.44%) CCSA
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
7 7 (38.89%) MS Visio
7 7 (38.89%) CCDP
7 7 (38.89%) Network Management
8 6 (33.33%) Change Control
9 5 (27.78%) CCSE
9 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
10 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (22.22%) OSPF
10 4 (22.22%) VPN
10 4 (22.22%) CCNA
11 3 (16.67%) ITIL
11 3 (16.67%) BGP
11 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 3 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (16.67%) VLAN
11 3 (16.67%) Riverbed
11 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
11 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (16.67%) Mentoring

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) LAN
2 12 (66.67%) Firewall
3 9 (50.00%) Network Security
4 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
5 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 4 (22.22%) OSPF
6 3 (16.67%) BGP
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (16.67%) VLAN
7 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
7 2 (11.11%) Wireless
7 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
7 2 (11.11%) tcpdump
7 2 (11.11%) PBX
7 2 (11.11%) DNS
8 1 (5.56%) DMZ
8 1 (5.56%) MPLS
8 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
1 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Network Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Security Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Network Management
2 6 (33.33%) Change Control
3 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
4 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.11%) Time Management
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (50.00%) CCNP
3 8 (44.44%) CCSA
4 7 (38.89%) CCDP
5 5 (27.78%) CCSE
6 4 (22.22%) CCNA
7 3 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
8 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Riverbed
4 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
5 2 (11.11%) Aastra
5 2 (11.11%) BT
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.56%) 3Com
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Intel
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) F5