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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / East of England
Rank 57 64 82
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Contract jobs citing WAN 68 67 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.18% 2.85% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.48% 18.93% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 37 23
Median daily rate £325 £413 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +194.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £237 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
Median hourly rate £22.06 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £20.00 £22.59
% change year-on-year
-4.68% -11.44%

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
389 354 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.18% 15.08% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 177 206
Median daily rate £325 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 52
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.38 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.91% -10.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.68 £55.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 19 January 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
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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 January 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 0 21 £195 -48.00% 5
Bedfordshire +11 16 £600 +26.31%
Suffolk - 12 £300 - 3
Essex -1 11 £325 -22.61% 1
Cambridgeshire -16 6 £400 -3.03% 2
Norfolk +8 2 £210 -57.14% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 116 (84.06%) LAN
2 68 (49.28%) Cisco
3 60 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (39.13%) Firewall
5 37 (26.81%) Microsoft
5 37 (26.81%) Network Security
6 33 (23.91%) CCNA
7 29 (21.01%) Data Centre
8 27 (19.57%) CCNP
9 26 (18.84%) Active Directory
9 26 (18.84%) Windows
10 25 (18.12%) Wireless
10 25 (18.12%) Load Balancing
11 24 (17.39%) CheckPoint
11 24 (17.39%) WLAN
11 24 (17.39%) Citrix
12 22 (15.94%) VPN
12 22 (15.94%) VMware
13 21 (15.22%) Security Cleared
14 20 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (14.49%) Internet
15 19 (13.77%) Strategic Planning
16 18 (13.04%) PCI DSS
16 18 (13.04%) TCP/IP
16 18 (13.04%) Juniper
16 18 (13.04%) Network Management
17 17 (12.32%) High Availability
17 17 (12.32%) Cisco Nexus
17 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (12.32%) Microsoft Certification

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 6 (4.35%) IIS
2 3 (2.17%) GroupWise
2 3 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.17%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.45%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (10.87%) MS Office
2 12 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.25%) IaaS
3 7 (5.07%) Office 365
4 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 116 (84.06%) LAN
2 54 (39.13%) Firewall
3 37 (26.81%) Network Security
4 25 (18.12%) Wireless
5 24 (17.39%) WLAN
6 22 (15.94%) VPN
7 20 (14.49%) Internet
8 18 (13.04%) TCP/IP
9 17 (12.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (12.32%) DNS
10 16 (11.59%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (10.14%) MPLS
12 12 (8.70%) BGP
12 12 (8.70%) OSPF
13 11 (7.97%) ISDN
14 10 (7.25%) Broadband
14 10 (7.25%) NetScaler
15 9 (6.52%) IPsec
15 9 (6.52%) VoIP
16 8 (5.80%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.25%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.52%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (7.25%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.80%) Finance
3 5 (3.62%) Retail
4 4 (2.90%) Legal
5 3 (2.17%) Banking
5 3 (2.17%) French Language
5 3 (2.17%) Marketing
6 2 (1.45%) Automotive
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (32.61%) Network Engineer
2 24 (17.39%) Architect
3 13 (9.42%) Analyst
3 13 (9.42%) Infrastructure Architect
4 12 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.97%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (7.97%) Network Support
5 11 (7.97%) Security Engineer
6 10 (7.25%) Technical Architect
7 9 (6.52%) Consultant
7 9 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.52%) Security Consultant
7 9 (6.52%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) Information Security Consultant
8 8 (5.80%) Network Architect
8 8 (5.80%) WAN Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) LAN Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (0.72%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.01%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.42%) NHS
4 8 (5.80%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.35%) Clustering
5 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.17%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.45%) e-Health
7 2 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.72%) Handset
8 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) IVR
8 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.84%) Windows
2 14 (10.14%) Linux
3 11 (7.97%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.35%) Solaris
4 6 (4.35%) Unix
5 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.45%) CentOS
7 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.12%) Load Balancing
2 19 (13.77%) Strategic Planning
3 18 (13.04%) Network Management
4 17 (12.32%) High Availability
5 16 (11.59%) ITIL
5 16 (11.59%) Migration
6 15 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (10.87%) Performance Monitoring
7 14 (10.14%) Network Monitoring
8 13 (9.42%) Information Security
9 12 (8.70%) Data Analysis
10 11 (7.97%) Network Design
10 11 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (7.25%) E-Commerce
11 10 (7.25%) Service Management
12 8 (5.80%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (5.80%) Problem Management
12 8 (5.80%) SIEM
12 8 (5.80%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.45%) SQL
2 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 60 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (23.91%) CCNA
3 27 (19.57%) CCNP
4 21 (15.22%) Security Cleared
5 17 (12.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (10.87%) MCSE
6 15 (10.87%) SC Cleared
7 12 (8.70%) CCSA
8 11 (7.97%) CISSP
9 8 (5.80%) MCP
10 6 (4.35%) CCA
10 6 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (4.35%) MCITP
11 5 (3.62%) CCIE
11 5 (3.62%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.90%) CISM
13 3 (2.17%) CCDE
13 3 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (2.17%) VCAP
13 3 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.04%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.17%) SLA
4 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (18.84%) Active Directory
2 20 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.35%) vSphere
3 6 (4.35%) XenApp
4 5 (3.62%) Firmware
4 5 (3.62%) NDS
5 3 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.45%) iptables
6 2 (1.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (5.80%) Nessus
2 7 (5.07%) SCCM
3 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.90%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.17%) Simpana
6 2 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.72%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.72%) Nmap
Vendors
1 68 (49.28%) Cisco
2 37 (26.81%) Microsoft
3 24 (17.39%) CheckPoint
3 24 (17.39%) Citrix
4 22 (15.94%) VMware
5 18 (13.04%) Juniper
6 11 (7.97%) F5
7 10 (7.25%) Fortinet
8 8 (5.80%) Novell
9 7 (5.07%) ArcSight
9 7 (5.07%) LogLogic
9 7 (5.07%) LogRhythm
9 7 (5.07%) Splunk
10 6 (4.35%) 3PAR
10 6 (4.35%) HP
10 6 (4.35%) Oracle
11 5 (3.62%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.62%) Tripwire
12 4 (2.90%) CommVault
13 3 (2.17%) Aruba
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