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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 33 30 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.29% 3.43% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 28.89% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Median daily rate - £456 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +92.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +42.85%
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
34 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.00% 11.87% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 15
Median daily rate £300 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £488 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 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 2 - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 11 (91.67%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (50.00%) High Availability
4 5 (41.67%) IaaS
4 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
5 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
6 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (25.00%) Service Management
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco
7 2 (16.67%) VoIP
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (16.67%) CCNA
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) OSPF
7 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (41.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) LAN
2 6 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) OSPF
4 2 (16.67%) VLAN
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) ADSL
5 1 (8.33%) BGP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (8.33%) ICMP
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) RIP
5 1 (8.33%) SNMP
5 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) VRRP
5 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) AWS Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Support Manager
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (50.00%) High Availability
2 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Line Management
4 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCENT
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) XenApp
1 2 (16.67%) XenServer
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (8.33%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (8.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) hybris
2 2 (16.67%) Sitecore
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Mitel
3 1 (8.33%) Progress