The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.91% 0.52% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.39% 2.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £135.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
23 42 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.23% 21.99% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 13
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £175 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WAN
East of England

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
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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 2 - - 3
Luton - 1 £338 - 2
Dunstable - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) MS Office
3 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 3 (27.27%) MS Project
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless Security
5 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) Workflow
5 2 (18.18%) Altiris
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design
5 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (18.18%) Use Case
5 2 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) OSPF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Project
3 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless Security
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 2 (18.18%) OSPF
4 2 (18.18%) BGP
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) MPLS
5 1 (9.09%) DMZ
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Network Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Network Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) PDA
1 1 (9.09%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) VMS
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
1 2 (18.18%) Workflow
1 2 (18.18%) Network Design
1 2 (18.18%) Use Case
1 2 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (18.18%) Project Management
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) UML
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
2 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (9.09%) SIEM
2 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCNP
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) ISA Server
2 1 (9.09%) Terminal Server
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
4 2 (18.18%) Altiris
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 1 (9.09%) Symantec
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus
5 1 (9.09%) Websense
5 1 (9.09%) Clearswift
5 1 (9.09%) McAfee