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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 27 40 28
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.07% 1.03% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.81% 10.26% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Average daily rate £500 £125 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% -65.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £125 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £245 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £79.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.66% +13.45%
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
42 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.88% 10.03% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 10
Average daily rate £425 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £475 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £17.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Luton +4 7 £563 +350.00%
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 11 (52.38%) Cisco
3 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (38.10%) CCNP
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) Firewall
5 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 7 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 6 (28.57%) F5
6 6 (28.57%) High Availability
6 6 (28.57%) DNS
6 6 (28.57%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
7 5 (23.81%) VPN
7 5 (23.81%) CCSA
7 5 (23.81%) CCSE
7 5 (23.81%) IaaS
7 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (23.81%) Network Security
7 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
8 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
8 4 (19.05%) SIEM
8 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (19.05%) Nessus
8 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (19.05%) CCNA
9 3 (14.29%) CCDP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (23.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 8 (38.10%) Firewall
3 6 (28.57%) DNS
4 5 (23.81%) Network Security
4 5 (23.81%) VPN
5 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (14.29%) Internet
6 3 (14.29%) MPLS
6 3 (14.29%) OSPF
6 3 (14.29%) tcpdump
6 3 (14.29%) Wireshark
7 2 (9.52%) BGP
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (9.52%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (9.52%) VoIP
8 1 (4.76%) DHCP
8 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
8 1 (4.76%) SAN
8 1 (4.76%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Network Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Network Security Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Security Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Network Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) AWS Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Check Point Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Security Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Support Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Support
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Solaris
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 6 (28.57%) High Availability
3 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
4 4 (19.05%) SIEM
4 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (14.29%) Service Management
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) Network Design
6 2 (9.52%) Patch Management
6 2 (9.52%) Presales
6 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (38.10%) CCNP
3 5 (23.81%) CCSA
3 5 (23.81%) CCSE
4 4 (19.05%) CCNA
5 3 (14.29%) CCDP
5 3 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (4.76%) CCIE
6 1 (4.76%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (4.76%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 6 (28.57%) F5
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) hybris
5 2 (9.52%) Mitel
5 2 (9.52%) Sitecore
5 2 (9.52%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper