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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 105 50
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -55
Contract jobs citing WAN 75 41 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.84% 1.31% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.85% 10.57% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 12 32
Average daily rate
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£344 £344 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £190 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £518 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £77.50 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+32.50% +25.00%
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
445 388 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.86% 12.44% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 161 140
Average daily rate £325 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 71
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
Hertfordshire +29 32 £375 -18.91% 9
Essex +15 12 £375 +20.00% 4
Bedfordshire +8 12 £475 +40.74% 2
Cambridgeshire -6 10 £290 +52.63% 5
Norfolk +11 8 £338 -25.00% 3
Suffolk +5 2 £200 - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 95 (83.33%) LAN
2 50 (43.86%) Cisco
3 48 (42.11%) Firewall
4 42 (36.84%) Windows
5 33 (28.95%) Active Directory
6 30 (26.32%) ITIL
6 30 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (22.81%) Microsoft
8 23 (20.18%) VPN
9 21 (18.42%) VMware
10 20 (17.54%) Telecoms
10 20 (17.54%) Wireless
11 19 (16.67%) MPLS
11 19 (16.67%) CCNP
12 17 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (14.04%) Degree
13 16 (14.04%) HP
13 16 (14.04%) VoIP
13 16 (14.04%) SQL
13 16 (14.04%) MS Office
13 16 (14.04%) Citrix
14 15 (13.16%) MS Exchange
14 15 (13.16%) CCNA
14 15 (13.16%) Service Delivery
14 15 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (13.16%) Windows 7
15 14 (12.28%) Finance
15 14 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (11.40%) Internet
16 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 15 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.14%) Lync
4 7 (6.14%) IBM Notes
5 6 (5.26%) IIS
5 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (4.39%) WorkSite
6 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.88%) Confluence
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.88%) CMS
8 1 (0.88%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (14.04%) MS Office
2 8 (7.02%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
4 1 (0.88%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) TeleForm
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (83.33%) LAN
2 48 (42.11%) Firewall
3 23 (20.18%) VPN
4 20 (17.54%) Wireless
5 19 (16.67%) MPLS
6 16 (14.04%) VoIP
7 13 (11.40%) Internet
7 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP
8 12 (10.53%) SAN
9 10 (8.77%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (7.89%) Network Security
10 9 (7.89%) BGP
11 8 (7.02%) OSPF
11 8 (7.02%) DNS
11 8 (7.02%) DHCP
12 7 (6.14%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (6.14%) SSL
13 6 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (5.26%) IP Telephony
13 6 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.39%) Big Data
3 4 (3.51%) MS Access
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) JIRA
2 2 (1.75%) Trac
3 1 (0.88%) Redmine
3 1 (0.88%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.88%) ClearQuest
General
1 20 (17.54%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.28%) Finance
3 4 (3.51%) Retail
4 3 (2.63%) Local Government
4 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.88%) French Language
5 1 (0.88%) German Language
5 1 (0.88%) Billing
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Publishing
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (18.42%) Analyst
2 19 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 11 (9.65%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (6.14%) Consultant
6 7 (6.14%) Architect
7 6 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (5.26%) Administrator
7 6 (5.26%) Network Support
7 6 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Network Manager
8 5 (4.39%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (3.51%) DBA
9 4 (3.51%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 3 (2.63%) Web Services
2 3 (2.63%) CGI
3 2 (1.75%) .NET
3 2 (1.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) XMPP
4 1 (0.88%) EJB
4 1 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (4.39%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.39%) Statistics
2 5 (4.39%) Clustering
2 5 (4.39%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.39%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.51%) NHS
3 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.51%) CMDB
4 3 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.75%) PMI
5 2 (1.75%) VLE
5 2 (1.75%) Handset
5 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Social Media
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 42 (36.84%) Windows
2 15 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (13.16%) Windows 7
3 14 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (10.53%) Linux
5 8 (7.02%) UNIX
5 8 (7.02%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.63%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.63%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.63%) AIX
7 3 (2.63%) zOS
8 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.75%) Solaris
8 2 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.88%) CentOS
9 1 (0.88%) Android
9 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.32%) ITIL
2 15 (13.16%) Service Delivery
3 12 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 11 (9.65%) Project Management
4 11 (9.65%) PRINCE2
4 11 (9.65%) Migration
5 9 (7.89%) Change Control
6 8 (7.02%) Analytics
7 7 (6.14%) Load Balancing
7 7 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.26%) Information Security
8 6 (5.26%) Service Management
8 6 (5.26%) Process Management
8 6 (5.26%) SIEM
9 5 (4.39%) Data Analytics
9 5 (4.39%) Quality Management
10 4 (3.51%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.51%) Data Analysis
10 4 (3.51%) Network Management
11 3 (2.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.04%) SQL
2 4 (3.51%) Shell Script
2 4 (3.51%) PL/SQL
2 4 (3.51%) Python
3 2 (1.75%) C
3 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.88%) R
4 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.88%) Korn
4 1 (0.88%) Perl
4 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.88%) VBScript
4 1 (0.88%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 30 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (16.67%) CCNP
3 16 (14.04%) Degree
4 15 (13.16%) CCNA
5 7 (6.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.26%) CCIE
7 5 (4.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.51%) MCSE
8 4 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.63%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.75%) CISSP
10 2 (1.75%) SSCP
10 2 (1.75%) CCDP
10 2 (1.75%) CISM
10 2 (1.75%) MCITP
10 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) QA
2 3 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.63%) SLA
3 2 (1.75%) COBIT
4 1 (0.88%) TickIT
4 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.89%) vSphere
4 7 (6.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.14%) XenServer
5 6 (5.26%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.63%) ACF2
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.63%) RACF
7 2 (1.75%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.75%) XenApp
8 1 (0.88%) NFS
8 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) ARCserve
2 3 (2.63%) SCCM
3 2 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.88%) OpenView
4 1 (0.88%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 50 (43.86%) Cisco
2 26 (22.81%) Microsoft
3 21 (18.42%) VMware
4 16 (14.04%) HP
4 16 (14.04%) Citrix
5 11 (9.65%) CheckPoint
6 10 (8.77%) F5
7 7 (6.14%) Oracle
7 7 (6.14%) Lotus
7 7 (6.14%) Avaya
8 6 (5.26%) NetApp
8 6 (5.26%) McAfee
9 5 (4.39%) Mitel
10 4 (3.51%) Juniper
10 4 (3.51%) WorldPay
11 3 (2.63%) IBM
11 3 (2.63%) Sun
11 3 (2.63%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.75%) Apple
12 2 (1.75%) CA
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