The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 85 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 65 64 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.14% 2.68% 3.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.26% 16.24% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 34
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -28.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £186 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 14
Average hourly rate £34.25 £20.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.25% +35.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.88 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £36.00 £35.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
426 394 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.04% 16.49% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 154 239
Average daily rate £313 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 67
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
WAN
England

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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 -1 24 £240 +20.00% 12
Hertfordshire +3 12 £278 -26.00% 9
Bedfordshire -15 12 £300 +2.56% 10
Essex -4 7 £325 +18.18% 3
Norfolk -17 5 £98 -61.56%
Suffolk -31 5 £200 -16.66% 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 93 (90.29%) LAN
2 54 (52.43%) Firewall
3 50 (48.54%) Cisco
4 49 (47.57%) Windows
5 42 (40.78%) Microsoft
6 30 (29.13%) Active Directory
7 26 (25.24%) TCP/IP
8 25 (24.27%) Network Security
9 24 (23.30%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (20.39%) CheckPoint
12 20 (19.42%) MS Exchange
13 19 (18.45%) DNS
13 19 (18.45%) MS Office
13 19 (18.45%) CCNP
13 19 (18.45%) Windows 7
14 18 (17.48%) VMware
14 18 (17.48%) HP
15 17 (16.50%) SAN
16 16 (15.53%) ITIL
16 16 (15.53%) Citrix
17 15 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2010
18 14 (13.59%) Hyper-V
18 14 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2003
19 13 (12.62%) Telecoms
20 12 (11.65%) Finance
20 12 (11.65%) Wireless
20 12 (11.65%) MPLS
20 12 (11.65%) MS Excel
20 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 20 (19.42%) MS Exchange
2 15 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (8.74%) Lync
4 9 (8.74%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.85%) JOnAS
5 5 (4.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.97%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (18.45%) MS Office
2 12 (11.65%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 93 (90.29%) LAN
2 54 (52.43%) Firewall
3 26 (25.24%) TCP/IP
4 25 (24.27%) Network Security
5 19 (18.45%) DNS
6 17 (16.50%) SAN
7 12 (11.65%) Wireless
7 12 (11.65%) MPLS
8 11 (10.68%) VPN
8 11 (10.68%) DHCP
9 8 (7.77%) VoIP
10 7 (6.80%) Ethernet
10 7 (6.80%) OSPF
10 7 (6.80%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (5.83%) VLAN
11 6 (5.83%) BGP
12 5 (4.85%) EIGRP
12 5 (4.85%) WLAN
13 4 (3.88%) IP Telephony
13 4 (3.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.94%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 13 (12.62%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.65%) Finance
3 4 (3.88%) Publishing
4 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.97%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (28.16%) Network Engineer
2 19 (18.45%) Analyst
2 19 (18.45%) Support Engineer
3 14 (13.59%) Network Security Engineer
3 14 (13.59%) Security Engineer
4 11 (10.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Security Analyst
5 9 (8.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (7.77%) Network Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.83%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.85%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Network Support
9 5 (4.85%) Project Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (5.83%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.83%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.85%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.88%) Clustering
5 2 (1.94%) PKI
5 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.97%) Tandem
6 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (47.57%) Windows
2 23 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (18.45%) Windows 7
4 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (7.77%) Linux
7 4 (3.88%) UNIX
8 3 (2.91%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.53%) ITIL
2 12 (11.65%) Network Management
3 9 (8.74%) Change Control
4 7 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (6.80%) Migration
5 6 (5.83%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (4.85%) Data Security
6 5 (4.85%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.85%) Network Design
7 4 (3.88%) Information Security
7 4 (3.88%) Project Management
7 4 (3.88%) Information Governance
7 4 (3.88%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (3.88%) Security Architecture
8 3 (2.91%) Network Architecture
8 3 (2.91%) Software Deployment
8 3 (2.91%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.94%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.94%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.94%) SQL
1 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.97%) C
2 1 (0.97%) VB
2 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (23.30%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (18.45%) CCNP
3 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (10.68%) CCSA
4 9 (8.74%) CCSE
5 8 (7.77%) MCSE
5 8 (7.77%) CCDP
6 6 (5.83%) CCNA
7 5 (4.85%) MCITP
8 4 (3.88%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.94%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.94%) RHCE
9 2 (1.94%) MCSA
9 2 (1.94%) Degree
9 2 (1.94%) RHCA
9 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.97%) CCVP
10 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) SLA
1 4 (3.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (29.13%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.59%) Hyper-V
3 9 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (5.83%) vSphere
6 5 (4.85%) UAG
6 5 (4.85%) XenApp
7 4 (3.88%) ISA Server
8 3 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.91%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.91%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) SCCM
2 7 (6.80%) ARCserve
3 5 (4.85%) SCOM
4 2 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 50 (48.54%) Cisco
2 42 (40.78%) Microsoft
3 21 (20.39%) CheckPoint
4 18 (17.48%) HP
4 18 (17.48%) VMware
5 16 (15.53%) Citrix
6 8 (7.77%) Avaya
7 5 (4.85%) Juniper
7 5 (4.85%) Nortel
7 5 (4.85%) Polycom
8 4 (3.88%) Qualys
8 4 (3.88%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.88%) CA
8 4 (3.88%) IBM
8 4 (3.88%) Intel
8 4 (3.88%) F5
8 4 (3.88%) ScanSafe
9 3 (2.91%) NetApp
9 3 (2.91%) Dell
9 3 (2.91%) SonicWALL
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Rate: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Intapeople
Rate: £180 to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 25 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £400 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago