The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Colchester 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 3.85% 2.22% 18.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 5.26% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +15.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
22 19 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 28.21% 42.22% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 29
Average daily rate £388 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £413 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
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WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Colchester region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Colchester region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Colchester

WAN
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester 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 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Network Management
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft