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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 62 94
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +32
Contract jobs citing WAN 64 80 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.60% 2.80% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.44% 14.44% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 21
Median daily rate £413 £344 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +27.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +61.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £16.95 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.75 £34.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £24.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +37.14%
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
367 554 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.89% 19.38% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 288 207
Median daily rate £400 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 64 34
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.50 £23.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.34% +27.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Cambridgeshire +16 23 £413 +37.50% 7
Hertfordshire +5 19 £425 +13.33% 8
Suffolk +9 11 £575 +187.50% 6
Norfolk -4 5 £300 -9.43%
Bedfordshire -7 4 - - 6
Essex -13 1 - - 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 122 (84.14%) LAN
2 71 (48.97%) Cisco
3 57 (39.31%) Firewall
4 44 (30.34%) Windows
5 36 (24.83%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (22.07%) Data Centre
7 31 (21.38%) Microsoft
8 30 (20.69%) ITIL
9 28 (19.31%) Active Directory
10 27 (18.62%) Wireless
11 24 (16.55%) Citrix
11 24 (16.55%) Windows Server
12 23 (15.86%) VMware
12 23 (15.86%) Network Security
13 22 (15.17%) TCP/IP
14 20 (13.79%) Project Management
14 20 (13.79%) VPN
14 20 (13.79%) CCNA
15 19 (13.10%) DNS
16 18 (12.41%) Juniper
16 18 (12.41%) VLAN
16 18 (12.41%) IaaS
17 17 (11.72%) Security Cleared
17 17 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
18 16 (11.03%) SC Cleared
18 16 (11.03%) Wi-Fi
19 15 (10.34%) CheckPoint
19 15 (10.34%) SQL Server
19 15 (10.34%) Load Balancing
20 14 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure

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 10 (6.90%) IIS
2 6 (4.14%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.38%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.69%) Apache
6 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.69%) nginx
6 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) MS Office
2 6 (4.14%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.41%) IaaS
2 14 (9.66%) SaaS
3 13 (8.97%) PaaS
4 7 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.83%) Office 365
5 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 122 (84.14%) LAN
2 57 (39.31%) Firewall
3 27 (18.62%) Wireless
4 23 (15.86%) Network Security
5 22 (15.17%) TCP/IP
6 20 (13.79%) VPN
7 19 (13.10%) DNS
8 18 (12.41%) VLAN
9 16 (11.03%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (8.28%) VoIP
11 11 (7.59%) IP Telephony
11 11 (7.59%) SAN
12 10 (6.90%) Broadband
12 10 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (6.90%) ISDN
13 8 (5.52%) MPLS
13 8 (5.52%) NAS
13 8 (5.52%) OSPF
14 6 (4.14%) BGP
14 6 (4.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.07%) MySQL
3 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.69%) MS Access
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.69%) Hudson
1 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.69%) Maven
1 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (8.28%) Finance
2 10 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.14%) Local Government
4 5 (3.45%) Advertising
4 5 (3.45%) Legal
5 4 (2.76%) Retail
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (19.31%) Network Engineer
2 25 (17.24%) Architect
3 22 (15.17%) Project Manager
4 16 (11.03%) Support Engineer
5 15 (10.34%) Infrastructure Manager
6 13 (8.97%) Analyst
7 12 (8.28%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 12 (8.28%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (7.59%) Network Support
8 11 (7.59%) Security Architect
8 11 (7.59%) Security Solutions Architect
9 10 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (5.52%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (5.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 7 (4.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (4.83%) Cisco Support
11 7 (4.83%) Network Analyst
11 7 (4.83%) Network Support Engineer
12 6 (4.14%) Desktop Engineer
12 6 (4.14%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.52%) Middleware
2 4 (2.76%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.38%) .NET
4 1 (0.69%) LAMP
4 1 (0.69%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (22.07%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.52%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (4.83%) Clustering
3 7 (4.83%) Fat Client
3 7 (4.83%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.38%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.38%) e-Health
6 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.38%) NHS
6 2 (1.38%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.69%) CMDB
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.69%) PKI
7 1 (0.69%) PMI
7 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.69%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 44 (30.34%) Windows
2 24 (16.55%) Windows Server
3 17 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (9.66%) Linux
5 12 (8.28%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.83%) Unix
8 4 (2.76%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.38%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.69%) Android
10 1 (0.69%) CentOS
10 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.69%) ITIL
2 20 (13.79%) Project Management
3 15 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 14 (9.66%) Patch Management
5 13 (8.97%) High Availability
6 11 (7.59%) Identity Access Management
6 11 (7.59%) Network Design
6 11 (7.59%) Network Management
6 11 (7.59%) Security Operations
6 11 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.52%) Incident Management
7 8 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (4.83%) Migration
8 7 (4.83%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.14%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.14%) Secure Coding
9 6 (4.14%) Service Management
10 5 (3.45%) Capacity Management
10 5 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (3.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.07%) SQL
2 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.38%) VBScript
3 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.69%) Perl
3 1 (0.69%) Python
3 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (24.83%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (13.79%) CCNA
3 17 (11.72%) Security Cleared
4 16 (11.03%) SC Cleared
5 14 (9.66%) CCNP
6 9 (6.21%) JNCIP
7 8 (5.52%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (4.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (4.14%) MCSA
10 5 (3.45%) Degree
10 5 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.45%) JNCIA
10 5 (3.45%) JNCIE
10 5 (3.45%) JNCIS
10 5 (3.45%) MCSE
10 5 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (2.76%) VCP5
11 4 (2.76%) VCP6
11 4 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.07%) SLA
2 2 (1.38%) GxP
3 1 (0.69%) COBIT
3 1 (0.69%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.69%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (19.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.07%) vSphere
4 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.38%) XenApp
4 2 (1.38%) XenServer
5 1 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) Cisco UCCX
1 3 (2.07%) SCCM
2 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.69%) Nagios
2 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (0.69%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (0.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 71 (48.97%) Cisco
2 31 (21.38%) Microsoft
3 24 (16.55%) Citrix
4 23 (15.86%) VMware
5 18 (12.41%) Juniper
6 15 (10.34%) CheckPoint
7 11 (7.59%) Avaya
8 10 (6.90%) Nortel
9 6 (4.14%) NetApp
10 5 (3.45%) Dell
10 5 (3.45%) F5
10 5 (3.45%) Mitel
10 5 (3.45%) Siemens
11 4 (2.76%) HP
11 4 (2.76%) Palo Alto
11 4 (2.76%) Splunk
11 4 (2.76%) Symantec
12 3 (2.07%) Aruba
12 3 (2.07%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.38%) hybris
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