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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 25 31 46
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.60% 2.48% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.00% 21.62% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Median daily rate £625 £544 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% +171.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -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
25 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.99% 11.46% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 27
Median daily rate £500 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £608 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +12 6 £625 +14.94%
Dunstable - 3 - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 20 (71.43%) LAN
2 13 (46.43%) DNS
3 12 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (39.29%) High Availability
4 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (39.29%) Windows
4 11 (39.29%) Linux
4 11 (39.29%) E-Commerce
4 11 (39.29%) IaaS
4 11 (39.29%) Relational Database
5 10 (35.71%) Citrix
5 10 (35.71%) Service Management
6 9 (32.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco
6 9 (32.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (28.57%) Firewall
7 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
8 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 7 (25.00%) Capacity Management
9 5 (17.86%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (17.86%) CCNA
9 5 (17.86%) Network Security
10 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery

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 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (39.29%) IaaS
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) LAN
2 13 (46.43%) DNS
3 8 (28.57%) Firewall
4 5 (17.86%) Network Security
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (10.71%) MPLS
6 3 (10.71%) NetScaler
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.14%) DHCP
7 2 (7.14%) OSPF
7 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.14%) VLAN
7 2 (7.14%) VoIP
7 2 (7.14%) VPN
7 2 (7.14%) Wireless
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.57%) DMVPN
8 1 (3.57%) IPsec
8 1 (3.57%) tcpdump
8 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Local Government
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Architect
2 12 (42.86%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (21.43%) AWS Architect
3 6 (21.43%) Project Manager
4 5 (17.86%) Network Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Technical Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Data Centre Manager
6 3 (10.71%) WAN Project Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (7.14%) VMware Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Solaris
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) E-Commerce
2 11 (39.29%) High Availability
3 10 (35.71%) Service Management
4 9 (32.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (32.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (25.00%) Capacity Management
6 5 (17.86%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.71%) Application Packaging
8 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (10.71%) Dependency Management
8 3 (10.71%) Migration
8 3 (10.71%) Network Management
8 3 (10.71%) Planning and Forecasting
8 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
9 2 (7.14%) Converged Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (17.86%) CCNA
3 4 (14.29%) CCSA
4 3 (10.71%) CCNP
4 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (7.14%) CCIE
5 2 (7.14%) MCITP
5 2 (7.14%) MCSE
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CCDE
6 1 (3.57%) CCSE
6 1 (3.57%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CISSP
6 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) VCAP
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
3 2 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.57%) Nessus
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) Simpana
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Citrix
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco
3 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) 3PAR
5 2 (7.14%) F5
5 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Mitel
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) ArcSight
6 1 (3.57%) CommVault
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) LogLogic
6 1 (3.57%) LogRhythm
6 1 (3.57%) Meru Networks
6 1 (3.57%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.57%) Splunk