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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 78 83 93
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 73 42 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.39% 1.79% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.85% 11.90% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 20 22
Average daily rate
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£300 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £180 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £428 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £33.75 £20.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £13.13 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £20.00 £58.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+9.92% -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
527 353 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.24% 15.07% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 135 241
Average daily rate £345 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.21% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 51 63
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -50.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £38.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 +20 31 £240 +15.66% 11
Essex -11 13 £350 +62.79% 4
Bedfordshire -12 11 £338 +22.72% 3
Hertfordshire -28 11 £298 +15.53% 11
Suffolk +5 4 £375 -10.71% 3
Norfolk -14 2 £175 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 114 (91.94%) LAN
2 63 (50.81%) Cisco
3 58 (46.77%) Windows
4 55 (44.35%) Firewall
5 44 (35.48%) Microsoft
6 33 (26.61%) TCP/IP
7 30 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (21.77%) Active Directory
9 26 (20.97%) CCNP
9 26 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (19.35%) CheckPoint
10 24 (19.35%) Network Security
11 23 (18.55%) Windows 7
12 22 (17.74%) DNS
12 22 (17.74%) MS Office
13 21 (16.94%) VPN
14 20 (16.13%) Wireless
15 18 (14.52%) VMware
15 18 (14.52%) SAN
15 18 (14.52%) MS Excel
15 18 (14.52%) MS Exchange
16 17 (13.71%) HP
17 16 (12.90%) Citrix
17 16 (12.90%) Telecoms
18 15 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
19 14 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2010
19 14 (11.29%) Finance
19 14 (11.29%) DHCP
19 14 (11.29%) ITIL
20 13 (10.48%) MPLS

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 18 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (7.26%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.26%) Lync
5 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.61%) JOnAS
5 2 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (17.74%) MS Office
2 18 (14.52%) MS Excel
3 10 (8.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 114 (91.94%) LAN
2 55 (44.35%) Firewall
3 33 (26.61%) TCP/IP
4 24 (19.35%) Network Security
5 22 (17.74%) DNS
6 21 (16.94%) VPN
7 20 (16.13%) Wireless
8 18 (14.52%) SAN
9 14 (11.29%) DHCP
10 13 (10.48%) MPLS
11 10 (8.06%) VoIP
12 9 (7.26%) Ethernet
13 7 (5.65%) OSPF
14 6 (4.84%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (4.84%) BGP
15 5 (4.03%) NetScaler
15 5 (4.03%) IPsec
15 5 (4.03%) WLAN
15 5 (4.03%) IP Telephony
16 4 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.42%) EDMS
3 3 (2.42%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.61%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (0.81%) MS Access
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (12.90%) Telecoms
2 14 (11.29%) Finance
3 4 (3.23%) Publishing
4 3 (2.42%) German Language
5 2 (1.61%) Legal
5 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.61%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (30.65%) Network Engineer
2 25 (20.16%) Analyst
3 21 (16.94%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.48%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (10.48%) Security Engineer
5 9 (7.26%) Support Analyst
5 9 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (7.26%) Security Analyst
5 9 (7.26%) Network Analyst
5 9 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.65%) Network Support
7 6 (4.84%) Network Security Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.03%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.81%) LAMP
1 1 (0.81%) CSS
1 1 (0.81%) HTML
1 1 (0.81%) jQuery
1 1 (0.81%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (4.84%) PKI
2 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.03%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.23%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.61%) FMCG
5 2 (1.61%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.61%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.61%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) Open Source
6 1 (0.81%) Handset
6 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) e-Health
6 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 58 (46.77%) Windows
2 26 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (18.55%) Windows 7
4 15 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (7.26%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.65%) Linux
8 4 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.61%) Android
9 2 (1.61%) UNIX
10 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.29%) ITIL
2 11 (8.87%) Network Management
2 11 (8.87%) Change Control
3 10 (8.06%) Project Management
4 9 (7.26%) Network Design
5 7 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.84%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.03%) Data Security
7 5 (4.03%) Migration
7 5 (4.03%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.23%) Security Architecture
8 4 (3.23%) Network Architecture
9 3 (2.42%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (2.42%) Information Governance
9 3 (2.42%) Information Security
10 2 (1.61%) Data Protection
10 2 (1.61%) Time Management
10 2 (1.61%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.61%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.23%) SQL
2 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.81%) Python
3 1 (0.81%) VBA
3 1 (0.81%) C
3 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (20.97%) CCNP
3 13 (10.48%) CCSA
4 12 (9.68%) CCNA
5 11 (8.87%) CCSE
6 9 (7.26%) CCDP
7 5 (4.03%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.03%) CCIE
7 5 (4.03%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.23%) Degree
9 3 (2.42%) RHCE
10 2 (1.61%) MCITP
10 2 (1.61%) RHCA
10 2 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.61%) MCSE
11 1 (0.81%) CISM
11 1 (0.81%) ISEB
11 1 (0.81%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.42%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (21.77%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.48%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (3.23%) ISA Server
4 4 (3.23%) vSphere
5 3 (2.42%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.61%) UAG
7 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.81%) Snort
7 1 (0.81%) XenApp
7 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 7 (5.65%) ARCserve
2 6 (4.84%) SCCM
3 5 (4.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.61%) SCOM
5 2 (1.61%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.81%) Puppet
6 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.81%) MOM
Vendors
1 63 (50.81%) Cisco
2 44 (35.48%) Microsoft
3 24 (19.35%) CheckPoint
4 18 (14.52%) VMware
5 17 (13.71%) HP
6 16 (12.90%) Citrix
7 9 (7.26%) Juniper
8 8 (6.45%) Avaya
9 7 (5.65%) Polycom
9 7 (5.65%) Riverbed
10 5 (4.03%) F5
10 5 (4.03%) CA
10 5 (4.03%) Intel
10 5 (4.03%) Nortel
10 5 (4.03%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.23%) Cognos
11 4 (3.23%) Sophos
12 3 (2.42%) ScanSafe
12 3 (2.42%) BT
12 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
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