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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 90 84 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Contract jobs citing WAN 38 44 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.49% 1.93% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.44% 13.62% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 26
Average daily rate
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£158 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.53% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £204 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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
364 323 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.23% 14.16% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 157 170
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £235 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 57
Average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.65 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 -16 16 £110 -64.51% 12
Hertfordshire -8 9 £350 +13.82% 12
Bedfordshire -8 5 £125 -62.96% 3
Essex +8 3 £183 - 4
Suffolk -1 3 - -
Norfolk - 2 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 78 (82.11%) LAN
2 41 (43.16%) Cisco
3 39 (41.05%) Windows
4 31 (32.63%) Firewall
5 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 23 (24.21%) Telecoms
7 21 (22.11%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (21.05%) Active Directory
9 19 (20.00%) ITIL
10 18 (18.95%) VPN
10 18 (18.95%) Windows 7
11 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (17.89%) TCP/IP
11 17 (17.89%) MS Office
12 16 (16.84%) CCNA
12 16 (16.84%) Wireless
12 16 (16.84%) Finance
13 15 (15.79%) VMware
13 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
14 12 (12.63%) CCNP
14 12 (12.63%) CheckPoint
14 12 (12.63%) MPLS
14 12 (12.63%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (12.63%) Degree
14 12 (12.63%) Lync
15 11 (11.58%) VoIP
16 10 (10.53%) DNS
17 9 (9.47%) DHCP
17 9 (9.47%) SQL
17 9 (9.47%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 12 (12.63%) Lync
2 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.11%) WorkSite
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.05%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.05%) IIS
6 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (17.89%) MS Office
2 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 78 (82.11%) LAN
2 31 (32.63%) Firewall
3 18 (18.95%) VPN
4 17 (17.89%) TCP/IP
5 16 (16.84%) Wireless
6 12 (12.63%) MPLS
7 11 (11.58%) VoIP
8 10 (10.53%) DNS
9 9 (9.47%) DHCP
10 8 (8.42%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (7.37%) Network Security
12 5 (5.26%) Ethernet
12 5 (5.26%) Internet
12 5 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (4.21%) Unified Communications
13 4 (4.21%) Extranet
13 4 (4.21%) SAN
14 3 (3.16%) RTP
14 3 (3.16%) Intranet
14 3 (3.16%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database
1 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) EDMS
3 2 (2.11%) Big Data
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.05%) MS Access
4 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
General
1 23 (24.21%) Telecoms
2 16 (16.84%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) German Language
4 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.11%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.11%) Billing
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (25.26%) Network Engineer
2 20 (21.05%) Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (8.42%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) Administrator
6 6 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.26%) Network Support
8 4 (4.21%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) DBA
9 3 (3.16%) Desktop Support
9 3 (3.16%) Junior
9 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Architect
9 3 (3.16%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.16%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.05%) EJB
2 1 (1.05%) CSS
2 1 (1.05%) HTML
2 1 (1.05%) CGI
2 1 (1.05%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.05%) jQuery
2 1 (1.05%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (6.32%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.21%) PKI
4 3 (3.16%) NHS
4 3 (3.16%) Handset
5 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) Clustering
5 2 (2.11%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.11%) FMCG
5 2 (2.11%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) SecurID
6 1 (1.05%) e-Health
6 1 (1.05%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.05%) Open Source
6 1 (1.05%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (41.05%) Windows
2 18 (18.95%) Windows 7
3 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.21%) Linux
6 4 (4.21%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.21%) UNIX
7 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.16%) Android
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.05%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) ITIL
2 9 (9.47%) Project Management
3 8 (8.42%) Load Balancing
4 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.21%) Change Control
6 4 (4.21%) Risk Management
6 4 (4.21%) Migration
6 4 (4.21%) Network Design
7 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.16%) Process Management
7 3 (3.16%) Information Security
7 3 (3.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (2.11%) Network Management
8 2 (2.11%) SIEM
8 2 (2.11%) Data Analytics
8 2 (2.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.11%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.11%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.47%) SQL
2 5 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.21%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.05%) Python
4 1 (1.05%) VBA
4 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.05%) Perl
4 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (22.11%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (16.84%) CCNA
3 12 (12.63%) CCNP
3 12 (12.63%) Degree
4 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.32%) CCIE
5 3 (3.16%) MCSE
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.16%) CCSA
5 3 (3.16%) CCSE
6 2 (2.11%) MCITP
6 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.11%) CCDP
7 1 (1.05%) MCP
7 1 (1.05%) HND
7 1 (1.05%) CCIP
7 1 (1.05%) ISEB
7 1 (1.05%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (3.16%) vSphere
5 2 (2.11%) XenServer
5 2 (2.11%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.05%) Firmware
6 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.05%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.05%) Snort
6 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.16%) SCCM
2 3 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.11%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.05%) MOM
4 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.05%) Puppet
4 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 41 (43.16%) Cisco
2 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 15 (15.79%) VMware
4 12 (12.63%) CheckPoint
5 9 (9.47%) F5
6 8 (8.42%) Avaya
7 7 (7.37%) HP
7 7 (7.37%) Citrix
7 7 (7.37%) Juniper
8 6 (6.32%) Riverbed
9 5 (5.26%) Oracle
9 5 (5.26%) McAfee
10 4 (4.21%) Brocade
10 4 (4.21%) Polycom
10 4 (4.21%) Dell
11 2 (2.11%) MobileIron
11 2 (2.11%) ServiceNow
11 2 (2.11%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.11%) SonicWALL
11 2 (2.11%) Wall Street Systems
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