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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 91 70 81
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs citing WAN 50 55 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.76% 2.27% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.87% 13.96% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 22
Average daily rate
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£146 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.21% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £169 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% +38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -
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
460 394 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.20% 16.25% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 192 184
Average daily rate £338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 62
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 -2 22 £110 -59.06% 4
Hertfordshire -9 13 £330 +0.38% 8
Bedfordshire -22 7 £270 -30.76% 5
Suffolk +4 3 - -
Norfolk - 3 £140 -
Essex -14 2 £183 -39.16% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 107 (84.92%) LAN
2 56 (44.44%) Cisco
2 56 (44.44%) Windows
3 50 (39.68%) Firewall
4 48 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 35 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 33 (26.19%) Telecoms
7 30 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (23.81%) MS Office
7 30 (23.81%) Windows 7
8 29 (23.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 23 (18.25%) CheckPoint
10 23 (18.25%) Finance
11 22 (17.46%) VPN
12 21 (16.67%) ITIL
12 21 (16.67%) MS Excel
13 20 (15.87%) CCNP
13 20 (15.87%) Wireless
14 19 (15.08%) Video Conferencing
14 19 (15.08%) Lync
15 18 (14.29%) Network Security
16 17 (13.49%) CCNA
17 16 (12.70%) HP
17 16 (12.70%) MPLS
18 15 (11.90%) Avaya
18 15 (11.90%) DNS
18 15 (11.90%) VMware
19 14 (11.11%) Degree
19 14 (11.11%) VoIP

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (15.08%) Lync
2 10 (7.94%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.59%) WorkSite
6 2 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (23.81%) MS Office
2 21 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 12 (9.52%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 107 (84.92%) LAN
2 50 (39.68%) Firewall
3 35 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 22 (17.46%) VPN
5 20 (15.87%) Wireless
6 18 (14.29%) Network Security
7 16 (12.70%) MPLS
8 15 (11.90%) DNS
9 14 (11.11%) VoIP
9 14 (11.11%) SAN
10 13 (10.32%) DHCP
11 10 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (4.76%) OSPF
12 6 (4.76%) BGP
12 6 (4.76%) Ethernet
13 5 (3.97%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (3.97%) WLAN
13 5 (3.97%) Internet
13 5 (3.97%) IPsec
14 4 (3.17%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) EDMS
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.59%) Big Data
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) MS Access
4 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (26.19%) Telecoms
2 23 (18.25%) Finance
3 3 (2.38%) German Language
3 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.59%) Advertising
4 2 (1.59%) Legal
4 2 (1.59%) Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.59%) Billing
5 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (30.95%) Network Engineer
2 21 (16.67%) Analyst
3 20 (15.87%) Support Engineer
4 15 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (7.94%) Network Support
5 10 (7.94%) Security Engineer
5 10 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (7.94%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.17%) Network Analyst
10 4 (3.17%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Network Security Consultant
10 4 (3.17%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.17%) Network Consultant
10 4 (3.17%) Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) EJB
1 1 (0.79%) CSS
1 1 (0.79%) HTML
1 1 (0.79%) CGI
1 1 (0.79%) jQuery
1 1 (0.79%) Application Packaging
1 1 (0.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (0.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.08%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.56%) Smartphone
3 6 (4.76%) PKI
4 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.38%) NHS
5 3 (2.38%) Handset
6 2 (1.59%) Clustering
6 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.59%) FMCG
7 1 (0.79%) Social Media
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) Open Source
7 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.79%) SecurID
7 1 (0.79%) e-Health
7 1 (0.79%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 56 (44.44%) Windows
2 30 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 29 (23.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.17%) Linux
7 4 (3.17%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.38%) Android
8 3 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.38%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.79%) CentOS
9 1 (0.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.67%) ITIL
2 11 (8.73%) Load Balancing
3 10 (7.94%) Project Management
3 10 (7.94%) Change Control
4 9 (7.14%) Network Management
5 7 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.76%) Network Design
7 5 (3.97%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.17%) Migration
8 4 (3.17%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.17%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (2.38%) Process Management
9 3 (2.38%) Information Security
10 2 (1.59%) Service Management
10 2 (1.59%) Quality Management
10 2 (1.59%) Document Management
10 2 (1.59%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (1.59%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.76%) SQL
2 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.79%) Python
4 1 (0.79%) VBA
4 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.79%) Perl
4 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (15.87%) CCNP
3 17 (13.49%) CCNA
4 14 (11.11%) Degree
5 12 (9.52%) CCSA
6 9 (7.14%) CCSE
7 8 (6.35%) CCDP
8 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
9 6 (4.76%) CCIE
9 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.97%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (2.38%) MCSE
11 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.59%) MCITP
12 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.79%) MCP
13 1 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) QA
1 2 (1.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.38%) vSphere
6 2 (1.59%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.59%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.59%) XenServer
7 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Firmware
7 1 (0.79%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) SCCM
1 5 (3.97%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.59%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.59%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.79%) Puppet
4 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.79%) MOM
4 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 56 (44.44%) Cisco
2 48 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 23 (18.25%) CheckPoint
4 16 (12.70%) HP
5 15 (11.90%) Avaya
5 15 (11.90%) VMware
6 10 (7.94%) Juniper
7 9 (7.14%) F5
7 9 (7.14%) Polycom
8 8 (6.35%) Citrix
9 6 (4.76%) Riverbed
10 5 (3.97%) Nortel
10 5 (3.97%) McAfee
11 4 (3.17%) Brocade
11 4 (3.17%) Dell
12 3 (2.38%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.38%) Intel
12 3 (2.38%) Sourcefire
12 3 (2.38%) Mitel
12 3 (2.38%) BT
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