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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / East of England
Rank 65 49 92
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +43
Contract jobs citing WAN 60 79 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.91% 3.35% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.95% 23.03% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 14
Median daily rate £388 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £247 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £551 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-22.35% -1.16%

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
354 343 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.19% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 187 185
Median daily rate £330 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £246 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 66
Median hourly rate £27.25 £41.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.33% +74.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -1 23 £200 -44.82% 7
Bedfordshire +4 10 £625 +14.94% 6
Essex -1 8 £400 +66.66%
Suffolk -3 8 £494 +36.20% 1
Cambridgeshire -12 8 £400 +2.89% 1
Norfolk +1 3 £285 -25.49% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 103 (84.43%) LAN
2 42 (34.43%) Cisco
2 42 (34.43%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (30.33%) Firewall
4 33 (27.05%) Windows
5 29 (23.77%) Microsoft
5 29 (23.77%) Active Directory
6 28 (22.95%) Data Centre
7 25 (20.49%) CCNA
8 24 (19.67%) Security Cleared
9 23 (18.85%) Network Security
9 23 (18.85%) Load Balancing
10 22 (18.03%) Citrix
11 21 (17.21%) Wireless
12 19 (15.57%) VMware
12 19 (15.57%) High Availability
13 18 (14.75%) DNS
13 18 (14.75%) Internet
13 18 (14.75%) WLAN
13 18 (14.75%) SC Cleared
14 17 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (13.93%) VPN
15 16 (13.11%) ITIL
16 15 (12.30%) Migration
16 15 (12.30%) CCNP
16 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (12.30%) Strategic Planning
17 14 (11.48%) Juniper
17 14 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (10.66%) MCSE

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.56%) IIS
2 4 (3.28%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.46%) GroupWise
3 3 (2.46%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.82%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (9.02%) MS Office
2 8 (6.56%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.46%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.02%) IaaS
3 6 (4.92%) Office 365
4 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.64%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 103 (84.43%) LAN
2 37 (30.33%) Firewall
3 23 (18.85%) Network Security
4 21 (17.21%) Wireless
5 18 (14.75%) DNS
5 18 (14.75%) Internet
5 18 (14.75%) WLAN
6 17 (13.93%) VPN
7 12 (9.84%) TCP/IP
8 11 (9.02%) ISDN
9 10 (8.20%) Broadband
9 10 (8.20%) SAN
9 10 (8.20%) VoIP
10 9 (7.38%) MPLS
11 8 (6.56%) NAS
12 7 (5.74%) IPsec
12 7 (5.74%) OSPF
13 6 (4.92%) BGP
13 6 (4.92%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (4.10%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.02%) Relational Database
2 9 (7.38%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (9.02%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.10%) Banking
3 5 (4.10%) Retail
4 4 (3.28%) French Language
4 4 (3.28%) Legal
5 3 (2.46%) Marketing
6 2 (1.64%) Automotive
7 1 (0.82%) Electronics
7 1 (0.82%) Local Government
7 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (23.77%) Network Engineer
2 21 (17.21%) Architect
3 18 (14.75%) Project Manager
4 16 (13.11%) Analyst
5 13 (10.66%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (9.84%) Network Support
7 9 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (7.38%) Support Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (6.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 8 (6.56%) Network Support Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Designer
9 7 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.92%) AWS Architect
10 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Designer
10 6 (4.92%) Migration Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Network Architect
10 6 (4.92%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.56%) Middleware
2 3 (2.46%) Java SE
3 1 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.95%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.20%) NHS
4 8 (6.56%) Clustering
4 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.92%) Driving Licence
6 5 (4.10%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.46%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.64%) e-Health
8 2 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.64%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.82%) Handset
9 1 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.05%) Windows
2 12 (9.84%) Linux
2 12 (9.84%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.10%) Unix
4 5 (4.10%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.46%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.64%) Solaris
7 2 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.85%) Load Balancing
2 19 (15.57%) High Availability
3 16 (13.11%) ITIL
4 15 (12.30%) Migration
4 15 (12.30%) Strategic Planning
5 14 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (10.66%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (9.02%) E-Commerce
8 11 (9.02%) Network Management
9 10 (8.20%) Network Design
9 10 (8.20%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (8.20%) Service Management
10 9 (7.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (7.38%) Project Management
11 8 (6.56%) Data Analysis
11 8 (6.56%) Information Security
11 8 (6.56%) PRINCE2
11 8 (6.56%) Problem Management
11 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (34.43%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (20.49%) CCNA
3 24 (19.67%) Security Cleared
4 18 (14.75%) SC Cleared
5 15 (12.30%) CCNP
5 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (10.66%) MCSE
7 10 (8.20%) MCP
8 7 (5.74%) CISSP
8 7 (5.74%) DV Cleared
9 6 (4.92%) CCA
9 6 (4.92%) CCSA
9 6 (4.92%) CISM
9 6 (4.92%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (4.10%) SSCP
11 4 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (2.46%) CCIE
13 2 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.64%) MCSA
13 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (23.77%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.10%) NDS
4 4 (3.28%) Firmware
4 4 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.46%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.64%) vSphere
6 2 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (4.92%) SCCM
3 2 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.64%) Nessus
4 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.82%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.82%) Nmap
4 1 (0.82%) Simpana
Vendors
1 42 (34.43%) Cisco
2 29 (23.77%) Microsoft
3 22 (18.03%) Citrix
4 19 (15.57%) VMware
5 14 (11.48%) Juniper
6 11 (9.02%) CheckPoint
7 8 (6.56%) Novell
8 7 (5.74%) F5
9 5 (4.10%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.28%) HP
10 4 (3.28%) Lotus
11 3 (2.46%) Aruba
11 3 (2.46%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.64%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.64%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.64%) Mitel
12 2 (1.64%) NetApp
12 2 (1.64%) Oracle
13 1 (0.82%) Blue Coat
13 1 (0.82%) Tripwire
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