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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 48 93 81
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 85 56 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.38% 1.80% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.41% 9.81% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 42
Median daily rate £400 £315 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £217 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £422 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £331
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.25 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.04% -32.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -
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
438 571 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.40% 18.37% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 312 232
Median daily rate £375 £313 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 63 50
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £50.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bedfordshire +19 18 £506 +42.10% 4
Cambridgeshire +12 18 £413 +50.00% 2
Suffolk +17 17 £575 - 3
Essex +17 16 £270 -28.00% 2
Hertfordshire +16 16 £400 +3.89% 7
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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.

1 132 (85.16%) LAN
2 73 (47.10%) Cisco
3 62 (40.00%) Firewall
4 49 (31.61%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (25.81%) Microsoft
6 39 (25.16%) Windows
7 37 (23.87%) Data Centre
8 33 (21.29%) VMware
9 32 (20.65%) Citrix
9 32 (20.65%) CCNA
10 30 (19.35%) Wireless
11 26 (16.77%) VPN
12 25 (16.13%) Active Directory
13 24 (15.48%) Network Security
14 22 (14.19%) TCP/IP
15 21 (13.55%) Load Balancing
15 21 (13.55%) Windows Server
15 21 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (12.26%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (12.26%) ITIL
17 18 (11.61%) SQL Server
18 17 (10.97%) Juniper
18 17 (10.97%) SAN
19 16 (10.32%) VoIP
19 16 (10.32%) CCNP
19 16 (10.32%) IaaS
20 15 (9.68%) High Availability
20 15 (9.68%) NAS
20 15 (9.68%) WLAN
20 15 (9.68%) IIS

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 15 (9.68%) IIS
2 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.94%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.94%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.29%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.65%) Apache
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.65%) nginx
6 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (9.03%) MS Office
2 8 (5.16%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (3.23%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.58%) MS Project
5 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.32%) IaaS
2 13 (8.39%) PaaS
2 13 (8.39%) SaaS
3 9 (5.81%) Office 365
4 5 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 132 (85.16%) LAN
2 62 (40.00%) Firewall
3 30 (19.35%) Wireless
4 26 (16.77%) VPN
5 24 (15.48%) Network Security
6 22 (14.19%) TCP/IP
7 19 (12.26%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (10.97%) SAN
9 16 (10.32%) VoIP
10 15 (9.68%) NAS
10 15 (9.68%) OSPF
10 15 (9.68%) WLAN
11 14 (9.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (8.39%) DNS
12 13 (8.39%) VLAN
12 13 (8.39%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (7.74%) EIGRP
14 11 (7.10%) BGP
14 11 (7.10%) Internet
15 10 (6.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.58%) MySQL
3 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.65%) Hudson
1 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.65%) Maven
1 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (5.81%) Finance
2 7 (4.52%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.23%) Legal
3 5 (3.23%) Local Government
3 5 (3.23%) Retail
4 2 (1.29%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 31 (20.00%) Architect
3 21 (13.55%) Project Manager
4 18 (11.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (11.61%) Support Engineer
5 14 (9.03%) Analyst
5 14 (9.03%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (9.03%) Infrastructure Manager
6 13 (8.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (8.39%) Infrastructure Architect
7 12 (7.74%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (7.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 11 (7.10%) Security Architect
8 11 (7.10%) Security Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.81%) Network Support
10 8 (5.16%) Network Support Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Integration Manager
11 6 (3.87%) Integration Project Manager
11 6 (3.87%) IT Manager
11 6 (3.87%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.39%) Middleware
2 7 (4.52%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.65%) .NET
3 1 (0.65%) LAMP
3 1 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (23.87%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.03%) NHS
3 11 (7.10%) Clustering
4 9 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.87%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.94%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.29%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.29%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.65%) BYOD
9 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.65%) e-Health
9 1 (0.65%) PMI
9 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.65%) User Experience
9 1 (0.65%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.16%) Windows
2 21 (13.55%) Windows Server
3 14 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (6.45%) Windows 7
5 9 (5.81%) Linux
6 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.23%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.58%) CentOS
9 3 (1.94%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.94%) Unix
10 2 (1.29%) Solaris
11 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.55%) Load Balancing
2 19 (12.26%) ITIL
3 15 (9.68%) High Availability
4 13 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (7.74%) Network Management
5 12 (7.74%) Patch Management
5 12 (7.74%) Project Management
6 11 (7.10%) Identity Access Management
6 11 (7.10%) Security Operations
6 11 (7.10%) Strategic Planning
7 10 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (6.45%) Secure Coding
8 9 (5.81%) Data Analysis
8 9 (5.81%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (5.16%) Incident Management
9 8 (5.16%) Network Design
10 7 (4.52%) Migration
11 6 (3.87%) Network Optimisation
11 6 (3.87%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.58%) SQL
2 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.94%) VBScript
3 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.29%) Python
4 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.65%) Perl
4 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (31.61%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (20.65%) CCNA
3 16 (10.32%) CCNP
4 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (7.74%) Security Cleared
6 10 (6.45%) MCSE
6 10 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.16%) CCA
7 8 (5.16%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (5.16%) MCP
8 7 (4.52%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.23%) Degree
10 4 (2.58%) CCIE
10 4 (2.58%) JNCIP
10 4 (2.58%) MCSA
10 4 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.94%) CCDA
11 3 (1.94%) CCDP
11 3 (1.94%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.58%) SLA
3 2 (1.29%) GxP
System Software
1 25 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.23%) vSphere
4 4 (2.58%) iptables
4 4 (2.58%) XenApp
5 3 (1.94%) Firmware
6 2 (1.29%) XenServer
7 1 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (3.87%) SCCM
3 4 (2.58%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.29%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.65%) Nagios
6 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.65%) Puppet
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.65%) Simpana
6 1 (0.65%) WMI
Vendors
1 73 (47.10%) Cisco
2 40 (25.81%) Microsoft
3 33 (21.29%) VMware
4 32 (20.65%) Citrix
5 17 (10.97%) Juniper
6 11 (7.10%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.81%) F5
8 7 (4.52%) Avaya
9 6 (3.87%) Symantec
10 5 (3.23%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.23%) Oracle
10 5 (3.23%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.58%) Mitel
11 4 (2.58%) Nortel
11 4 (2.58%) Riverbed
11 4 (2.58%) Sourcefire
11 4 (2.58%) Splunk
12 3 (1.94%) HP
12 3 (1.94%) Nokia
12 3 (1.94%) SolarWinds
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