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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 39 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.91% 3.26% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 27.66% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £525 £456 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% +92.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +45.94%
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
24 47 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.27% 11.78% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 31 12
Median daily rate £300 £400 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £190 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £494 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Median hourly rate £46.07 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.17% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
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 2 May 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 0 3 £525 +176.31%
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 13 (92.86%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 6 (42.86%) High Availability
3 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (35.71%) IaaS
3 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall
4 4 (28.57%) Nessus
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 4 (28.57%) CCNA
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (28.57%) F5
4 4 (28.57%) SIEM
4 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
5 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (21.43%) CCNP
5 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Supplier Management
5 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (35.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (21.43%) Internet
4 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (14.29%) tcpdump
5 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
6 1 (7.14%) BGP
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.14%) ICMP
6 1 (7.14%) IPsec
6 1 (7.14%) MPLS
6 1 (7.14%) OSPF
6 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
6 1 (7.14%) VLAN
6 1 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) AWS Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Manager
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Support
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
1 6 (42.86%) High Availability
2 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
3 4 (28.57%) SIEM
3 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) Supplier Management
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
5 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Line Management
5 2 (14.29%) Patch Management
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCNA
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CCSA
3 2 (14.29%) CCSE
3 2 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CCENT
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
1 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Nessus
2 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.14%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (7.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
1 4 (28.57%) F5
2 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) hybris
3 2 (14.29%) Sitecore
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Progress