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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 50 92 79
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -13
Contract jobs citing WAN 90 45 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.64% 1.58% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.44% 10.09% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 28 51
Median daily rate £325 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £197 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £509 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £28.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
463 446 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.71% 15.67% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 199 279
Median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 67 78
Median hourly rate £35.50 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.47% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £51.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 34 £413 +22.22% 4
Essex +23 24 £275 -19.11% 5
Hertfordshire +1 18 £388 -16.21% 8
Cambridgeshire +31 10 £235 -36.48% 3
Suffolk +5 4 £525 +200.00%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 142 (88.20%) LAN
2 87 (54.04%) Cisco
3 69 (42.86%) Firewall
4 68 (42.24%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (32.30%) Microsoft
6 48 (29.81%) CCNA
7 40 (24.84%) Citrix
7 40 (24.84%) Data Centre
8 39 (24.22%) VMware
9 38 (23.60%) Network Security
10 37 (22.98%) Windows
11 34 (21.12%) Active Directory
12 32 (19.88%) CheckPoint
13 30 (18.63%) CCNP
13 30 (18.63%) WLAN
14 29 (18.01%) VMware Infrastructure
14 29 (18.01%) Load Balancing
15 28 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
16 26 (16.15%) Cisco Nexus
17 24 (14.91%) Wireless
18 22 (13.66%) MS Office
18 22 (13.66%) Strategic Planning
19 21 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
20 20 (12.42%) Performance Monitoring
20 20 (12.42%) NHS
20 20 (12.42%) Internet
20 20 (12.42%) SQL Server
21 19 (11.80%) Windows Server
21 19 (11.80%) F5
22 18 (11.18%) NAS

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 18 (11.18%) IIS
2 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.86%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.24%) IBM Domino
4 2 (1.24%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.62%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.62%) nginx
5 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (13.66%) MS Office
2 17 (10.56%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.86%) MS Project
5 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.70%) Office 365
2 6 (3.73%) IaaS
3 5 (3.11%) PaaS
3 5 (3.11%) SaaS
4 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (88.20%) LAN
2 69 (42.86%) Firewall
3 38 (23.60%) Network Security
4 30 (18.63%) WLAN
5 28 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (16.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 24 (14.91%) Wireless
8 20 (12.42%) Internet
9 18 (11.18%) NAS
9 18 (11.18%) SAN
10 16 (9.94%) OSPF
10 16 (9.94%) TCP/IP
10 16 (9.94%) VPN
11 14 (8.70%) BGP
11 14 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (6.83%) VLAN
12 11 (6.83%) VoIP
13 10 (6.21%) DNS
13 10 (6.21%) EIGRP
13 10 (6.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.48%) MySQL
3 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.62%) Hudson
1 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.62%) Maven
1 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (4.35%) Finance
1 7 (4.35%) Retail
1 7 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.11%) Local Government
3 2 (1.24%) Legal
3 2 (1.24%) Marketing
4 1 (0.62%) Advertising
4 1 (0.62%) Electronics
4 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (35.40%) Network Engineer
2 23 (14.29%) Architect
2 23 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 17 (10.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 15 (9.32%) Analyst
5 15 (9.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 15 (9.32%) Infrastructure Manager
6 13 (8.07%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 11 (6.83%) Consultant
7 11 (6.83%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (6.83%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (6.83%) Security Engineer
7 11 (6.83%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.21%) Security Consultant
9 9 (5.59%) WAN Engineer
10 8 (4.97%) Information Security Consultant
10 8 (4.97%) Integration Manager
10 8 (4.97%) LAN Engineer
10 8 (4.97%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.32%) Middleware
2 7 (4.35%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.62%) LAMP
3 1 (0.62%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.62%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (24.84%) Data Centre
2 21 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (12.42%) NHS
4 14 (8.70%) Clustering
5 4 (2.48%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.86%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.24%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.24%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.62%) BYOD
8 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.62%) e-Health
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) IVR
8 1 (0.62%) PMI
8 1 (0.62%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.98%) Windows
2 19 (11.80%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.73%) Linux
4 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.11%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.48%) CentOS
6 4 (2.48%) Solaris
6 4 (2.48%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.86%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.01%) Load Balancing
2 22 (13.66%) Strategic Planning
3 20 (12.42%) Performance Monitoring
4 18 (11.18%) Data Analysis
5 16 (9.94%) High Availability
6 14 (8.70%) Migration
7 13 (8.07%) Network Management
7 13 (8.07%) Secure Coding
7 13 (8.07%) SIEM
7 13 (8.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 12 (7.45%) ITIL
8 12 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (6.83%) Information Security
9 11 (6.83%) Project Management
10 9 (5.59%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (4.97%) Network Optimisation
12 6 (3.73%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (3.73%) Patch Management
12 6 (3.73%) PRINCE2
12 6 (3.73%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.48%) SQL
2 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.86%) VBScript
3 2 (1.24%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.24%) Python
4 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.62%) Perl
4 1 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 68 (42.24%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (29.81%) CCNA
3 30 (18.63%) CCNP
4 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (8.07%) MCSE
6 11 (6.83%) CCA
6 11 (6.83%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (6.83%) MCP
7 10 (6.21%) CCSA
8 7 (4.35%) CISSP
9 5 (3.11%) CCIE
9 5 (3.11%) Security Cleared
10 4 (2.48%) CCDP
10 4 (2.48%) Degree
10 4 (2.48%) MCITP
11 3 (1.86%) CCDA
11 3 (1.86%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (1.86%) MCSA
11 3 (1.86%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.32%) PCI DSS
2 8 (4.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.86%) SLA
4 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (21.12%) Active Directory
2 29 (18.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.11%) Firmware
3 5 (3.11%) vSphere
3 5 (3.11%) XenApp
4 4 (2.48%) iptables
5 3 (1.86%) NDS
6 2 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.24%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (8.07%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (4.97%) SCCM
3 7 (4.35%) Nessus
4 5 (3.11%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.24%) Simpana
6 2 (1.24%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.62%) Nagios
7 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.62%) Puppet
7 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.62%) WMI
Vendors
1 87 (54.04%) Cisco
2 52 (32.30%) Microsoft
3 40 (24.84%) Citrix
4 39 (24.22%) VMware
5 32 (19.88%) CheckPoint
6 19 (11.80%) F5
7 14 (8.70%) Juniper
8 12 (7.45%) Fortinet
9 11 (6.83%) Splunk
10 7 (4.35%) ArcSight
10 7 (4.35%) LogLogic
10 7 (4.35%) LogRhythm
10 7 (4.35%) Oracle
11 6 (3.73%) Novell
12 5 (3.11%) HP
12 5 (3.11%) Riverbed
12 5 (3.11%) Tripwire
13 4 (2.48%) 3PAR
13 4 (2.48%) Palo Alto
13 4 (2.48%) Sourcefire