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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 39 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.04% 2.63% 3.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 30.23% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Average daily rate
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£356 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £234 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £363 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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
38 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.92% 8.69% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 20
Average daily rate £313 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £370 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £39.25 £11.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+256.81% -74.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 July 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
Luton +7 2 £363 +20.83%
Bedford +2 1 £375 +25.00% 1
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 8 (50.00%) ITIL
4 7 (43.75%) Citrix
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 5 (31.25%) VoIP
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) CCNA
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (31.25%) Migration
7 4 (25.00%) Firewall
7 4 (25.00%) DNS
7 4 (25.00%) DHCP
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
8 3 (18.75%) Mitel
8 3 (18.75%) Retail
8 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
8 3 (18.75%) VLAN
8 3 (18.75%) Degree
8 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
8 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
8 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (18.75%) Wireless
8 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (18.75%) Lotus

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Business One
1 1 (6.25%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 5 (31.25%) VoIP
3 4 (25.00%) DHCP
3 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
4 3 (18.75%) Wireless
4 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
4 3 (18.75%) VLAN
5 2 (12.50%) OSPF
5 2 (12.50%) VRRP
5 2 (12.50%) SAN
5 2 (12.50%) Internet
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) 802.11
6 1 (6.25%) ADSL
6 1 (6.25%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Programme Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Network Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
2 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) NHS
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (6.25%) iPhone
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 2 (12.50%) Network Design
4 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Information Governance
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (12.50%) People Management
5 1 (6.25%) Server Building
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Email Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) CCNP
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (6.25%) HNC
5 1 (6.25%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) CCDA
5 1 (6.25%) CCDP
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (6.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) TickIT
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Lotus
5 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) Mitel
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) SAP
7 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire
7 1 (6.25%) IronPort
7 1 (6.25%) F5
7 1 (6.25%) RightFax
7 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
7 1 (6.25%) Metastorm
7 1 (6.25%) Sun
7 1 (6.25%) Dell
7 1 (6.25%) EMC