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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 18 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.90% 2.83% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.03% 22.50% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
Median daily rate £600 £500 £198
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +153.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £425 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £568 £274
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £347
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -9.09%

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
39 40 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.39% 12.58% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 39
Median daily rate £415 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £574 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +65.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +19 13 £613 +15.29%
Dunstable - 2 - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 31 (68.89%) LAN
2 24 (53.33%) Cisco
3 22 (48.89%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (46.67%) Firewall
5 18 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 16 (35.56%) Load Balancing
6 16 (35.56%) Network Security
6 16 (35.56%) PCI DSS
7 15 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (31.11%) Data Centre
8 14 (31.11%) Citrix
9 13 (28.89%) CCNP
9 13 (28.89%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
10 11 (24.44%) DNS
10 11 (24.44%) High Availability
11 10 (22.22%) Network Management
11 10 (22.22%) IaaS
11 10 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (22.22%) Linux
11 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
11 10 (22.22%) CCNA
11 10 (22.22%) Service Management
11 10 (22.22%) Relational Database
12 9 (20.00%) NetScaler
12 9 (20.00%) VMware
12 9 (20.00%) CCSA

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 (8.89%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (22.22%) IaaS
2 4 (8.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (68.89%) LAN
2 21 (46.67%) Firewall
3 16 (35.56%) Network Security
4 15 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (24.44%) DNS
6 10 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (20.00%) MPLS
7 9 (20.00%) NetScaler
8 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
9 7 (15.56%) Spanning Tree
9 7 (15.56%) tcpdump
9 7 (15.56%) Wireshark
10 6 (13.33%) BGP
10 6 (13.33%) OSPF
11 4 (8.89%) VPN
11 4 (8.89%) Wireless
12 3 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (6.67%) EIGRP
12 3 (6.67%) HSRP
13 2 (4.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.44%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Architect
2 13 (28.89%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (24.44%) Network Engineer
4 9 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 9 (20.00%) Technical Architect
5 7 (15.56%) Consultant
5 7 (15.56%) Information Security Consultant
5 7 (15.56%) Security Consultant
5 7 (15.56%) VMware Architect
6 6 (13.33%) AWS Architect
7 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Network Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Network Technical Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Security Technical Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 9 (20.00%) Windows
3 6 (13.33%) Solaris
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Load Balancing
2 13 (28.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (24.44%) High Availability
3 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 10 (22.22%) Network Management
4 10 (22.22%) Service Management
5 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (15.56%) Capacity Management
6 7 (15.56%) Information Security
6 7 (15.56%) Migration
6 7 (15.56%) SIEM
6 7 (15.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (13.33%) Converged Infrastructure
7 6 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.89%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (6.67%) Planning and Forecasting
Qualifications
1 22 (48.89%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (28.89%) CCNP
3 10 (22.22%) CCNA
4 9 (20.00%) CCSA
5 7 (15.56%) CISSP
6 6 (13.33%) MCITP
6 6 (13.33%) MCSE
6 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (8.89%) CCIE
8 3 (6.67%) CCDE
8 3 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (6.67%) VCAP
8 3 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.22%) CCSE
9 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (35.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
3 6 (13.33%) vSphere
3 6 (13.33%) XenApp
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Nessus
2 3 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.67%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) Simpana
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) Cisco
2 18 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 14 (31.11%) Citrix
4 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
5 9 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 9 (20.00%) VMware
6 7 (15.56%) ArcSight
6 7 (15.56%) F5
6 7 (15.56%) LogLogic
6 7 (15.56%) LogRhythm
6 7 (15.56%) Splunk
7 6 (13.33%) 3PAR
7 6 (13.33%) HP
7 6 (13.33%) Juniper
7 6 (13.33%) Oracle
8 5 (11.11%) Tripwire
9 3 (6.67%) CommVault
9 3 (6.67%) Meru Networks
10 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
11 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds