The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 45 35 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.26% 1.19% 3.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 14.81% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£275 £364 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.39% +84.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £79.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +421.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +5.26%
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
36 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.23% 8.01% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 28
Average daily rate £425 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £250 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Avaya
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Lync
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Handset
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) MCITP
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (28.57%) Lync
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
4 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) Frame Relay
4 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) xDSL
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) SMTP
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Handset
2 1 (14.29%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCSA
2 1 (14.29%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
1 1 (14.29%) ISA Server
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Avaya
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL
4 1 (14.29%) Aruba
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Brocade
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) Websense
4 1 (14.29%) BT
4 1 (14.29%) 3Com
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Veritas
4 1 (14.29%) Lotus