The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 14 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 4.55% 3.85% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 13.64% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£368 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Colchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
11 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 25.00% 28.21% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 12
Average daily rate £420 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% -6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.12% -
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 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

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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

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Top 26 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) IIS
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) OPNET
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) VMware ESX
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) OPNET
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco