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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 17 21 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +23
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.65% 4.70% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.44% 40.00% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 5
Median daily rate £495 £425 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% +57.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £313 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £458 £284
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.60% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -20.00%
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
36 35 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.72% 11.74% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 48
Median daily rate £415 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £313 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Luton +11 9 £600 +41.17% 1
Bedford +2 1 £330 -21.19% 2
Dunstable - 1 - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 38 (76.00%) LAN
2 30 (60.00%) Cisco
3 27 (54.00%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (48.00%) Firewall
5 20 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 19 (38.00%) CheckPoint
7 18 (36.00%) Network Security
8 16 (32.00%) PCI DSS
9 15 (30.00%) Citrix
9 15 (30.00%) CCNP
9 15 (30.00%) CCNA
9 15 (30.00%) Load Balancing
9 15 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
10 13 (26.00%) VMware
11 12 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (24.00%) Network Management
12 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
13 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
13 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (20.00%) F5
14 9 (18.00%) NetScaler
14 9 (18.00%) Fortinet
14 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (18.00%) CCSA
14 9 (18.00%) MPLS
14 9 (18.00%) OSPF
14 9 (18.00%) Windows
15 8 (16.00%) DNS
15 8 (16.00%) BGP

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 4 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (14.00%) IaaS
2 4 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (76.00%) LAN
2 24 (48.00%) Firewall
3 20 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 18 (36.00%) Network Security
5 15 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (18.00%) MPLS
7 9 (18.00%) NetScaler
7 9 (18.00%) OSPF
8 8 (16.00%) BGP
8 8 (16.00%) DNS
9 7 (14.00%) Spanning Tree
9 7 (14.00%) tcpdump
9 7 (14.00%) Wireless
9 7 (14.00%) Wireshark
10 5 (10.00%) EIGRP
10 5 (10.00%) VLAN
10 5 (10.00%) VoIP
11 4 (8.00%) VPN
12 3 (6.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.00%) Local Government
1 3 (6.00%) Marketing
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Architect
1 16 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (18.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Security Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Technical Architect
4 7 (14.00%) Consultant
4 7 (14.00%) Information Security Consultant
4 7 (14.00%) Security Consultant
4 7 (14.00%) VMware Architect
5 4 (8.00%) AWS Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 3 (6.00%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Network Technical Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) Solaris
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 12 (24.00%) Network Management
2 12 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (16.00%) High Availability
5 7 (14.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (14.00%) Information Security
5 7 (14.00%) Migration
5 7 (14.00%) SIEM
5 7 (14.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.00%) Converged Infrastructure
6 6 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (12.00%) Service Management
7 4 (8.00%) Capacity Management
7 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (6.00%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (6.00%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (4.00%) Change Control
9 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 27 (54.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (30.00%) CCNA
2 15 (30.00%) CCNP
3 9 (18.00%) CCSA
4 7 (14.00%) CISSP
5 6 (12.00%) MCITP
5 6 (12.00%) MCSE
5 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (8.00%) CCIE
7 3 (6.00%) CCDE
7 3 (6.00%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (6.00%) VCAP
7 3 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.00%) CCDA
8 2 (4.00%) CCDP
8 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (2.00%) CCSE
9 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (12.00%) vSphere
3 6 (12.00%) XenApp
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Nessus
2 3 (6.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 30 (60.00%) Cisco
2 19 (38.00%) CheckPoint
3 15 (30.00%) Citrix
4 13 (26.00%) VMware
5 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (20.00%) F5
7 9 (18.00%) Fortinet
8 7 (14.00%) ArcSight
8 7 (14.00%) LogLogic
8 7 (14.00%) LogRhythm
8 7 (14.00%) Splunk
9 6 (12.00%) 3PAR
9 6 (12.00%) HP
9 6 (12.00%) Juniper
9 6 (12.00%) Oracle
10 5 (10.00%) Tripwire
11 3 (6.00%) CommVault
11 3 (6.00%) Meru Networks
11 3 (6.00%) Sourcefire
12 2 (4.00%) Mitel