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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 37 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.49% 1.22% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.44% 18.52% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£513 £338 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.85% +53.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £79.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.68% +354.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+25.30% +25.75%
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 27 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.20% 6.59% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 23
Average daily rate £425 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 1 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 April 2015. 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
Luton +3 1 - - 1
Bedford -2 1 - - 1
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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%) LAN
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL
5 5 (27.78%) VoIP
5 5 (27.78%) CCNA
5 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) Migration
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) IP Telephony
6 4 (22.22%) Citrix
6 4 (22.22%) Lotus
7 3 (16.67%) Wireless
7 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
7 3 (16.67%) Avaya
7 3 (16.67%) Internet
7 3 (16.67%) OSPF
7 3 (16.67%) DHCP
7 3 (16.67%) DNS
7 3 (16.67%) IBM Notes
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
7 3 (16.67%) VLAN
7 3 (16.67%) Retail

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 3 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (11.11%) Lync
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) LAN
2 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) VoIP
4 4 (22.22%) IP Telephony
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) Internet
5 3 (16.67%) OSPF
5 3 (16.67%) DHCP
5 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (16.67%) VLAN
6 2 (11.11%) VRRP
7 1 (5.56%) Frame Relay
7 1 (5.56%) MPLS
7 1 (5.56%) BGP
7 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
7 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.56%) VPN
7 1 (5.56%) ATM
7 1 (5.56%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support
4 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Support
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Designer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.11%) Handset
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) SecurID
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) People Management
4 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Information Governance
4 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.56%) Network Design
5 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) MCITP
3 2 (11.11%) MCSE
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.11%) CCNP
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.56%) HNC
4 1 (5.56%) CCSE
4 1 (5.56%) CCSA
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) TickIT
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) Lotus
5 3 (16.67%) Avaya
6 2 (11.11%) SonicWALL
6 2 (11.11%) Mitel
6 2 (11.11%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) BT
7 1 (5.56%) Juniper
7 1 (5.56%) Veritas
7 1 (5.56%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) Websense
7 1 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (5.56%) Brocade
7 1 (5.56%) 3Com
7 1 (5.56%) Aruba