The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 70 72 71
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 79 52 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.54% 2.17% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.74% 15.12% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 22 28
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £180 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £407 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £311 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 12
Average hourly rate £34.63 £20.00 £20.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.12% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.58 £12.60 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £36.00 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.05
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.25%
WAN
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 East of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
472 344 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.17% 14.33% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 128 247
Average daily rate £338 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.37% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £188 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 44 68
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.43% -13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
Cambridgeshire +17 35 £280 +34.93% 10
Bedfordshire -5 16 £300 +3.44% 8
Essex -7 10 £350 +94.44% 2
Hertfordshire -14 10 £328 -6.42% 14
Suffolk -14 4 £375 +47.05%
Norfolk -16 3 - - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 113 (90.40%) LAN
2 61 (48.80%) Cisco
3 59 (47.20%) Firewall
4 55 (44.00%) Windows
5 45 (36.00%) Microsoft
6 34 (27.20%) TCP/IP
7 31 (24.80%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (24.00%) Active Directory
9 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (20.00%) Network Security
10 25 (20.00%) CheckPoint
11 24 (19.20%) CCNP
12 22 (17.60%) DNS
12 22 (17.60%) Windows 7
13 21 (16.80%) VMware
13 21 (16.80%) MS Exchange
13 21 (16.80%) MS Office
14 20 (16.00%) VPN
15 19 (15.20%) SAN
16 17 (13.60%) HP
16 17 (13.60%) Citrix
17 16 (12.80%) Wireless
17 16 (12.80%) Telecoms
17 16 (12.80%) Exchange Server 2010
18 15 (12.00%) ITIL
18 15 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
19 14 (11.20%) Finance
19 14 (11.20%) MPLS
19 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2012
20 13 (10.40%) Network Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 21 (16.80%) MS Exchange
2 16 (12.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (8.80%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.20%) Lync
6 5 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (4.00%) JOnAS
7 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (16.80%) MS Office
2 13 (10.40%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 113 (90.40%) LAN
2 59 (47.20%) Firewall
3 34 (27.20%) TCP/IP
4 25 (20.00%) Network Security
5 22 (17.60%) DNS
6 20 (16.00%) VPN
7 19 (15.20%) SAN
8 16 (12.80%) Wireless
9 14 (11.20%) MPLS
10 13 (10.40%) DHCP
11 12 (9.60%) VoIP
12 9 (7.20%) Ethernet
13 8 (6.40%) VLAN
14 7 (5.60%) OSPF
15 6 (4.80%) BGP
15 6 (4.80%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (4.00%) NetScaler
16 5 (4.00%) IPsec
16 5 (4.00%) IP Telephony
16 5 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.60%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (0.80%) EDMS
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 16 (12.80%) Telecoms
2 14 (11.20%) Finance
3 4 (3.20%) Publishing
4 3 (2.40%) Legal
5 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.80%) Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Retail
6 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.80%) German Language
Job Titles
1 38 (30.40%) Network Engineer
2 22 (17.60%) Support Engineer
3 21 (16.80%) Analyst
4 14 (11.20%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (11.20%) Security Engineer
5 11 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Security Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.20%) Network Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Network Support
9 6 (4.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.80%) Network Security Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Project Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.80%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (4.80%) PKI
3 5 (4.00%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.40%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.40%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.40%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.60%) Clustering
5 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.60%) FMCG
6 1 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.80%) Tandem
6 1 (0.80%) e-Health
6 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (44.00%) Windows
2 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (17.60%) Windows 7
4 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.60%) Linux
6 7 (5.60%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.60%) UNIX
9 1 (0.80%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.00%) ITIL
2 13 (10.40%) Network Management
3 11 (8.80%) Change Control
4 9 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (6.40%) Migration
6 7 (5.60%) Network Design
6 7 (5.60%) Project Management
7 6 (4.80%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (4.80%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.00%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.00%) Data Security
9 4 (3.20%) Security Architecture
9 4 (3.20%) Network Architecture
10 3 (2.40%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (2.40%) Information Governance
10 3 (2.40%) Information Security
10 3 (2.40%) Mentoring
11 2 (1.60%) Infrastructure Management
11 2 (1.60%) Technical Analysis
11 2 (1.60%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.20%) SQL
2 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.80%) Python
3 1 (0.80%) C
3 1 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (24.80%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (19.20%) CCNP
3 13 (10.40%) CCSA
4 12 (9.60%) CCNA
5 11 (8.80%) CCSE
6 9 (7.20%) CCDP
7 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.00%) MCSE
8 5 (4.00%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (4.00%) MCITP
8 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.20%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.20%) CCIE
10 3 (2.40%) RHCE
10 3 (2.40%) Degree
11 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.60%) RHCA
11 2 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.80%) CISM
12 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.40%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.60%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.60%) vSphere
5 5 (4.00%) UAG
5 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (3.20%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.40%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.60%) XenApp
9 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (8.00%) SCCM
2 7 (5.60%) ARCserve
3 5 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (4.00%) SCOM
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.80%) MOM
5 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.80%) Puppet
5 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.80%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 61 (48.80%) Cisco
2 45 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 21 (16.80%) VMware
5 17 (13.60%) HP
5 17 (13.60%) Citrix
6 8 (6.40%) Avaya
6 8 (6.40%) Juniper
7 7 (5.60%) Riverbed
8 6 (4.80%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.80%) Polycom
9 5 (4.00%) CA
9 5 (4.00%) Intel
9 5 (4.00%) Nortel
10 4 (3.20%) Cognos
10 4 (3.20%) F5
11 3 (2.40%) ScanSafe
11 3 (2.40%) Sourcefire
11 3 (2.40%) Brocade
11 3 (2.40%) SonicWALL
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