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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 95 82 59
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -23
Contract jobs citing WAN 51 65 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.64% 2.14% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.01% 15.08% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 36
Average daily rate
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£320 £271 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.97% +6.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £114 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £363 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 13
Average hourly rate £23.25 £34.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.11% +71.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £35.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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
566 431 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.18% 14.21% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 236 156
Average daily rate £315 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £165 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 53 63
Average hourly rate £23.00 £25.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% -1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £35.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -8 21 £275 +14.58% 4
Hertfordshire -14 11 £400 +44.14% 11
Essex -8 7 £375 +15.38% 4
Norfolk -2 5 £220 +31.14%
Bedfordshire -6 4 £356 +18.75%
Suffolk +7 1 - - 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 112 (88.19%) LAN
2 55 (43.31%) Cisco
3 54 (42.52%) Firewall
4 51 (40.16%) Windows
5 42 (33.07%) Active Directory
6 33 (25.98%) VMware
7 32 (25.20%) ITIL
8 31 (24.41%) Citrix
8 31 (24.41%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (21.26%) Wireless
10 26 (20.47%) VPN
10 26 (20.47%) MS Exchange
11 24 (18.90%) CCNP
11 24 (18.90%) HP
12 21 (16.54%) Migration
12 21 (16.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (16.54%) TCP/IP
12 21 (16.54%) Microsoft
12 21 (16.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (15.75%) Data Centre
13 20 (15.75%) SAN
14 19 (14.96%) SQL Server
14 19 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (14.17%) Windows 7
16 17 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2010
17 16 (12.60%) SharePoint
17 16 (12.60%) VoIP
17 16 (12.60%) MPLS
18 15 (11.81%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 26 (20.47%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (12.60%) SharePoint
4 12 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (6.30%) IIS
5 8 (6.30%) IBM Notes
6 4 (3.15%) WorkSite
6 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.57%) Lync
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.79%) Confluence
8 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.79%) Apache
8 1 (0.79%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (9.45%) MS Office
2 8 (6.30%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.79%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.79%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) Office 365
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (88.19%) LAN
2 54 (42.52%) Firewall
3 27 (21.26%) Wireless
4 26 (20.47%) VPN
5 21 (16.54%) TCP/IP
6 20 (15.75%) SAN
7 16 (12.60%) VoIP
7 16 (12.60%) MPLS
8 14 (11.02%) BGP
9 13 (10.24%) OSPF
9 13 (10.24%) DNS
10 12 (9.45%) Internet
11 11 (8.66%) DHCP
12 9 (7.09%) VRRP
13 8 (6.30%) IP Telephony
13 8 (6.30%) HSRP
13 8 (6.30%) ISDN
14 7 (5.51%) SSL
14 7 (5.51%) WLAN
14 7 (5.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.94%) MS Access
5 4 (3.15%) Big Data
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.79%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.79%) DB2
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) JIRA
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.57%) Trac
3 1 (0.79%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.79%) MSI
3 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.79%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.79%) Redmine
General
1 13 (10.24%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.66%) Finance
3 4 (3.15%) Retail
4 3 (2.36%) Local Government
4 3 (2.36%) Legal
5 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
6 1 (0.79%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.79%) French Language
6 1 (0.79%) German Language
6 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (21.26%) Analyst
2 24 (18.90%) Network Engineer
3 13 (10.24%) Support Analyst
4 12 (9.45%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.66%) Consultant
5 11 (8.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) Architect
6 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) Network Manager
7 7 (5.51%) Administrator
7 7 (5.51%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.94%) Network Consultant
9 5 (3.94%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (3.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.15%) Network Support
10 4 (3.15%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.94%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.36%) Web Services
3 2 (1.57%) CGI
3 2 (1.57%) HTML
3 2 (1.57%) .NET
4 1 (0.79%) Middleware
4 1 (0.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.75%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.09%) Statistics
3 8 (6.30%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (6.30%) Clustering
3 8 (6.30%) HP Storage
4 5 (3.94%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.94%) CMDB
4 5 (3.94%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.36%) PMI
6 3 (2.36%) NHS
7 2 (1.57%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.57%) VLE
7 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.57%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.79%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 51 (40.16%) Windows
2 21 (16.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 21 (16.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (14.17%) Windows 7
5 14 (11.02%) Linux
6 9 (7.09%) UNIX
7 6 (4.72%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.15%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.36%) zOS
9 3 (2.36%) AIX
10 2 (1.57%) HPUX
10 2 (1.57%) Solaris
10 2 (1.57%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.57%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.20%) ITIL
2 21 (16.54%) Migration
3 15 (11.81%) Change Control
4 14 (11.02%) PRINCE2
4 14 (11.02%) Configuration Management
5 11 (8.66%) Project Management
5 11 (8.66%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (8.66%) Network Management
6 10 (7.87%) Service Delivery
7 9 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (7.09%) Service Management
8 7 (5.51%) Analytics
9 6 (4.72%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.94%) Data Analysis
10 5 (3.94%) Process Management
11 4 (3.15%) Data Security
11 4 (3.15%) Quality Management
11 4 (3.15%) Data Analytics
11 4 (3.15%) SIEM
11 4 (3.15%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.24%) SQL
2 4 (3.15%) C
2 4 (3.15%) Python
3 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.79%) Perl
4 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.79%) VBScript
4 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.79%) Korn
4 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (24.41%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (18.90%) CCNP
3 13 (10.24%) CCNA
3 13 (10.24%) Degree
4 11 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
6 8 (6.30%) MCSE
6 8 (6.30%) CCIE
7 5 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.15%) RHCE
8 4 (3.15%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (3.15%) RHCA
8 4 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.36%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.36%) CISSP
10 2 (1.57%) SSCP
10 2 (1.57%) CISM
10 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.57%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) SLA
1 3 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.57%) COBIT
2 2 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) TickIT
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 42 (33.07%) Active Directory
2 20 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.24%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.66%) VMware ESX
4 11 (8.66%) vSphere
5 6 (4.72%) XenServer
6 3 (2.36%) XenApp
6 3 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.36%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.36%) RACF
6 3 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.36%) ACF2
7 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (7.87%) ARCserve
2 5 (3.94%) SCCM
3 3 (2.36%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.57%) OPNET
5 1 (0.79%) OpenView
5 1 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.79%) SCOM
5 1 (0.79%) Cacti
Vendors
1 55 (43.31%) Cisco
2 33 (25.98%) VMware
3 31 (24.41%) Citrix
4 24 (18.90%) HP
5 21 (16.54%) Microsoft
6 11 (8.66%) NetApp
7 9 (7.09%) CheckPoint
8 8 (6.30%) CA
8 8 (6.30%) Lotus
9 7 (5.51%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.72%) F5
11 4 (3.15%) Avaya
11 4 (3.15%) Juniper
11 4 (3.15%) Oracle
11 4 (3.15%) Mitel
12 3 (2.36%) Brocade
12 3 (2.36%) BT
12 3 (2.36%) IBM
12 3 (2.36%) Sun
12 3 (2.36%) Riverbed
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