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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 62 85 100
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +15
Contract jobs citing WAN 71 62 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.80% 2.07% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.30% 10.90% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 23
Median daily rate £413 £325 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +19.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £422 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -7.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +21.73%
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
388 569 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.28% 19.04% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 305 213
Median daily rate £375 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £193 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 62 39
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 June 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 June 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 +12 19 £413 +50.00% 2
Suffolk +11 18 £575 +187.50% 1
Hertfordshire +10 13 £415 +4.40% 11
Bedfordshire +14 11 £320 -14.66% 2
Essex +3 7 £250 -27.53%
Norfolk -5 2 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 127 (85.81%) LAN
2 71 (47.97%) Cisco
3 59 (39.86%) Firewall
4 41 (27.70%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (27.03%) Data Centre
6 38 (25.68%) Windows
7 34 (22.97%) Microsoft
8 31 (20.95%) Citrix
8 31 (20.95%) VMware
9 30 (20.27%) ITIL
10 29 (19.59%) Wireless
11 27 (18.24%) CCNA
11 27 (18.24%) Active Directory
12 26 (17.57%) Network Security
13 25 (16.89%) Windows Server
14 23 (15.54%) VPN
15 22 (14.86%) TCP/IP
16 20 (13.51%) Juniper
16 20 (13.51%) Load Balancing
17 19 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (12.16%) SQL Server
19 17 (11.49%) SAN
20 16 (10.81%) CCNP
20 16 (10.81%) VLAN
20 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
20 16 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
21 15 (10.14%) NAS
21 15 (10.14%) Cisco ASA
21 15 (10.14%) IaaS
21 15 (10.14%) DNS

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 15 (10.14%) IIS
2 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (3.38%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.70%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.03%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.35%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.68%) nginx
6 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.41%) MS Office
2 5 (3.38%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.70%) MS Project
4 2 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.14%) IaaS
2 13 (8.78%) PaaS
2 13 (8.78%) SaaS
3 9 (6.08%) Office 365
4 4 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 127 (85.81%) LAN
2 59 (39.86%) Firewall
3 29 (19.59%) Wireless
4 26 (17.57%) Network Security
5 23 (15.54%) VPN
6 22 (14.86%) TCP/IP
7 17 (11.49%) SAN
8 16 (10.81%) VLAN
9 15 (10.14%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (10.14%) DNS
9 15 (10.14%) NAS
9 15 (10.14%) VoIP
10 12 (8.11%) OSPF
10 12 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (7.43%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (6.08%) BGP
12 9 (6.08%) Broadband
12 9 (6.08%) ISDN
13 8 (5.41%) EIGRP
13 8 (5.41%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) MySQL
2 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.68%) Hudson
1 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.68%) Maven
1 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (6.76%) Finance
2 7 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.38%) Legal
3 5 (3.38%) Retail
4 4 (2.70%) Local Government
5 2 (1.35%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (24.32%) Network Engineer
2 28 (18.92%) Architect
3 19 (12.84%) Project Manager
4 16 (10.81%) Support Engineer
5 15 (10.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 14 (9.46%) Analyst
7 13 (8.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 13 (8.78%) Infrastructure Manager
8 12 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (7.43%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (7.43%) Security Architect
9 11 (7.43%) Security Solutions Architect
10 10 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (6.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 10 (6.76%) Network Support
11 8 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (5.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 7 (4.73%) Network Analyst
13 6 (4.05%) Network Administrator
13 6 (4.05%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.78%) Middleware
2 6 (4.05%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.68%) .NET
3 1 (0.68%) LAMP
3 1 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (27.03%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.43%) Clustering
3 8 (5.41%) NHS
4 6 (4.05%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.70%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.70%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.03%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.35%) e-Health
7 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) CMDB
8 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.68%) PMI
8 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
8 1 (0.68%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.68%) Windows
2 25 (16.89%) Windows Server
3 16 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (7.43%) Windows 7
5 8 (5.41%) Linux
5 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.38%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.70%) Unix
8 3 (2.03%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.68%) CentOS
9 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.27%) ITIL
2 20 (13.51%) Load Balancing
3 15 (10.14%) Project Management
4 14 (9.46%) High Availability
5 13 (8.78%) Patch Management
6 12 (8.11%) Network Design
6 12 (8.11%) Network Management
7 11 (7.43%) Identity Access Management
7 11 (7.43%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (7.43%) Security Operations
8 10 (6.76%) Secure Coding
8 10 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.08%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.73%) Migration
10 7 (4.73%) Validation
11 6 (4.05%) Network Optimisation
11 6 (4.05%) PRINCE2
11 6 (4.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (3.38%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.38%) SQL
2 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.03%) VBScript
3 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.68%) Perl
3 1 (0.68%) Python
3 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (27.70%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (18.24%) CCNA
3 16 (10.81%) CCNP
3 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 14 (9.46%) SC Cleared
5 9 (6.08%) JNCIP
6 8 (5.41%) DV Cleared
6 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (4.05%) MCSA
8 5 (3.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (3.38%) Degree
8 5 (3.38%) JNCIA
8 5 (3.38%) JNCIE
8 5 (3.38%) JNCIS
8 5 (3.38%) MCSE
9 4 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (2.03%) CCDA
10 3 (2.03%) CCDP
10 3 (2.03%) VCP5
10 3 (2.03%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.35%) GxP
4 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 27 (18.24%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.03%) vSphere
4 2 (1.35%) XenApp
4 2 (1.35%) XenServer
5 1 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.68%) iptables
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (3.38%) SCCM
3 2 (1.35%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.35%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.68%) Nagios
4 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
4 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.68%) WMI
Vendors
1 71 (47.97%) Cisco
2 34 (22.97%) Microsoft
3 31 (20.95%) Citrix
3 31 (20.95%) VMware
4 20 (13.51%) Juniper
5 13 (8.78%) CheckPoint
6 9 (6.08%) F5
7 7 (4.73%) Avaya
8 6 (4.05%) Nortel
9 5 (3.38%) Symantec
10 4 (2.70%) Mitel
10 4 (2.70%) NetApp
10 4 (2.70%) Sourcefire
10 4 (2.70%) Splunk
11 3 (2.03%) Dell
11 3 (2.03%) IronPort
11 3 (2.03%) Oracle
11 3 (2.03%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.03%) Riverbed
11 3 (2.03%) SolarWinds
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