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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 93 90 101
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing WAN 58 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.88% 1.55% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.82% 10.11% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 14 18
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£278 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £171 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £490 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Average hourly rate £33.75 - £16.05
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 - £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 - £71.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -4.23%
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
536 366 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.35% 15.35% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 150 221
Average daily rate £338 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 55 56
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.88 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.73% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.10 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +15 23 £210 -58.00% 8
Essex -17 13 £350 +40.00% 2
Hertfordshire -23 10 £298 +15.53% 11
Bedfordshire -19 6 £290 -1.36% 4
Norfolk -7 3 £158 -
Suffolk +9 2 £283 -50.86% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 110 (90.91%) LAN
2 60 (49.59%) Cisco
3 56 (46.28%) Windows
4 51 (42.15%) Firewall
5 44 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 39 (32.23%) TCP/IP
7 31 (25.62%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (24.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (22.31%) MS Office
10 26 (21.49%) Active Directory
10 26 (21.49%) CCNP
11 25 (20.66%) CheckPoint
11 25 (20.66%) Windows 7
12 22 (18.18%) Network Security
13 21 (17.36%) VPN
14 20 (16.53%) MS Excel
14 20 (16.53%) Telecoms
15 19 (15.70%) DNS
16 18 (14.88%) Finance
17 17 (14.05%) Wireless
18 16 (13.22%) VMware
18 16 (13.22%) ITIL
19 15 (12.40%) HP
19 15 (12.40%) Citrix
19 15 (12.40%) SAN
20 14 (11.57%) DHCP
20 14 (11.57%) Video Conferencing
21 13 (10.74%) CCSA
21 13 (10.74%) CCNA
21 13 (10.74%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 13 (10.74%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.92%) Lync
3 9 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.83%) IIS
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 27 (22.31%) MS Office
2 20 (16.53%) MS Excel
3 11 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 110 (90.91%) LAN
2 51 (42.15%) Firewall
3 39 (32.23%) TCP/IP
4 22 (18.18%) Network Security
5 21 (17.36%) VPN
6 19 (15.70%) DNS
7 17 (14.05%) Wireless
8 15 (12.40%) SAN
9 14 (11.57%) DHCP
10 13 (10.74%) MPLS
11 11 (9.09%) VoIP
12 9 (7.44%) Ethernet
13 7 (5.79%) OSPF
14 6 (4.96%) IP Telephony
14 6 (4.96%) BGP
15 5 (4.13%) NetScaler
15 5 (4.13%) WLAN
15 5 (4.13%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (4.13%) IPsec
16 4 (3.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (2.48%) EDMS
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.65%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (0.83%) MS Access
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (16.53%) Telecoms
2 18 (14.88%) Finance
3 4 (3.31%) Publishing
4 3 (2.48%) German Language
4 3 (2.48%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.65%) Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Legal
5 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Billing
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (32.23%) Network Engineer
2 23 (19.01%) Analyst
2 23 (19.01%) Support Engineer
3 11 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 11 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (7.44%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (7.44%) Network Analyst
6 8 (6.61%) Security Analyst
6 8 (6.61%) Network Support
6 8 (6.61%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Network Security Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Network Support Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Support Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) HTML
1 1 (0.83%) CSS
1 1 (0.83%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (0.83%) jQuery
1 1 (0.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (4.96%) PKI
2 6 (4.96%) Smartphone
2 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.31%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.65%) Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.65%) FMCG
4 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.65%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.83%) Open Source
5 1 (0.83%) NHS
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) SecurID
5 1 (0.83%) e-Health
5 1 (0.83%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 56 (46.28%) Windows
2 30 (24.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (20.66%) Windows 7
4 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (7.44%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.96%) Linux
8 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.65%) Android
9 2 (1.65%) UNIX
10 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.22%) ITIL
2 9 (7.44%) Project Management
2 9 (7.44%) Network Design
2 9 (7.44%) Change Control
3 8 (6.61%) Network Management
4 7 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (5.79%) Load Balancing
5 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2
5 5 (4.13%) Data Security
6 4 (3.31%) Migration
6 4 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (3.31%) Security Architecture
6 4 (3.31%) Network Architecture
7 2 (1.65%) Information Security
7 2 (1.65%) Document Management
7 2 (1.65%) Time Management
7 2 (1.65%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.65%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.65%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (1.65%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.48%) SQL
2 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.83%) VBA
3 1 (0.83%) C
3 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.83%) Perl
3 1 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (25.62%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (21.49%) CCNP
3 13 (10.74%) CCSA
3 13 (10.74%) CCNA
4 11 (9.09%) CCSE
5 9 (7.44%) CCDP
6 8 (6.61%) Degree
7 5 (4.13%) CCIE
7 5 (4.13%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.48%) RHCE
10 2 (1.65%) RHCA
10 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.83%) MCSE
11 1 (0.83%) MCP
11 1 (0.83%) ISEB
11 1 (0.83%) CISSP
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.83%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.48%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (21.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.26%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (3.31%) Terminal Services
3 4 (3.31%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.65%) vSphere
5 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.83%) XenApp
5 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.83%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) Cisco Prime
1 5 (4.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.31%) SCCM
2 4 (3.31%) ARCserve
3 2 (1.65%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.83%) Puppet
4 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.83%) MOM
4 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 60 (49.59%) Cisco
2 44 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 25 (20.66%) CheckPoint
4 16 (13.22%) VMware
5 15 (12.40%) HP
5 15 (12.40%) Citrix
6 12 (9.92%) Avaya
7 10 (8.26%) Juniper
8 8 (6.61%) Polycom
9 7 (5.79%) Riverbed
10 5 (4.13%) F5
10 5 (4.13%) Intel
10 5 (4.13%) Nortel
10 5 (4.13%) SonicWALL
11 4 (3.31%) BT
11 4 (3.31%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.31%) Brocade
11 4 (3.31%) Sophos
11 4 (3.31%) Dell
11 4 (3.31%) Cognos