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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 74 89 83
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 76 38 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.47% 1.60% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.81% 10.67% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 17 22
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£300 £255 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £179 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £413 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Average hourly rate £33.75 £17.00 £20.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.52% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £12.58 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.15 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
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
513 356 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.69% 15.00% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 124 247
Average daily rate £350 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 53 63
Average hourly rate £25.50 £18.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £33.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +26 31 £250 +20.48% 10
Bedfordshire -2 14 £300 +9.09% 2
Essex -4 13 £350 +94.44% 2
Hertfordshire -23 10 £328 -6.42% 12
Suffolk +2 4 £375 -6.25% 1
Norfolk -9 3 £175 -31.37% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 118 (91.47%) LAN
2 64 (49.61%) Cisco
3 58 (44.96%) Firewall
4 57 (44.19%) Windows
5 44 (34.11%) Microsoft
6 34 (26.36%) TCP/IP
7 33 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (23.26%) Active Directory
9 27 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (20.16%) CCNP
10 26 (20.16%) CheckPoint
11 24 (18.60%) Network Security
12 23 (17.83%) DNS
13 22 (17.05%) MS Office
13 22 (17.05%) Windows 7
14 21 (16.28%) MS Exchange
14 21 (16.28%) VMware
15 20 (15.50%) VPN
16 18 (13.95%) SAN
16 18 (13.95%) Wireless
17 17 (13.18%) Telecoms
17 17 (13.18%) Citrix
17 17 (13.18%) HP
18 16 (12.40%) MS Excel
18 16 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2010
19 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (11.63%) ITIL
20 14 (10.85%) DHCP
20 14 (10.85%) CCNA
20 14 (10.85%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 16 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (8.53%) SharePoint
5 9 (6.98%) Lync
6 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.10%) JOnAS
7 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (17.05%) MS Office
2 16 (12.40%) MS Excel
3 10 (7.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 118 (91.47%) LAN
2 58 (44.96%) Firewall
3 34 (26.36%) TCP/IP
4 24 (18.60%) Network Security
5 23 (17.83%) DNS
6 20 (15.50%) VPN
7 18 (13.95%) SAN
7 18 (13.95%) Wireless
8 14 (10.85%) DHCP
8 14 (10.85%) MPLS
9 11 (8.53%) VoIP
10 9 (6.98%) Ethernet
11 7 (5.43%) OSPF
11 7 (5.43%) VLAN
12 6 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (4.65%) BGP
13 5 (3.88%) WLAN
13 5 (3.88%) IPsec
13 5 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (3.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (2.33%) EDMS
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.55%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (0.78%) MS Access
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (13.18%) Telecoms
2 14 (10.85%) Finance
3 4 (3.10%) Publishing
4 3 (2.33%) Legal
4 3 (2.33%) German Language
5 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.78%) Billing
6 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (30.23%) Network Engineer
2 23 (17.83%) Analyst
3 22 (17.05%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.08%) Security Engineer
4 13 (10.08%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.98%) Security Analyst
6 9 (6.98%) Network Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Network Support
8 7 (5.43%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Network Security Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.88%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.78%) CSS
1 1 (0.78%) HTML
1 1 (0.78%) LAMP
1 1 (0.78%) jQuery
1 1 (0.78%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.75%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (4.65%) PKI
3 5 (3.88%) Smartphone
3 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.33%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.33%) Clustering
4 3 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.55%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Handset
6 1 (0.78%) e-Health
6 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 57 (44.19%) Windows
2 27 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (17.05%) Windows 7
4 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (10.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.20%) Windows 8
6 8 (6.20%) Linux
7 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.55%) UNIX
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.63%) ITIL
2 13 (10.08%) Network Management
3 11 (8.53%) Change Control
4 9 (6.98%) Project Management
4 9 (6.98%) Network Design
5 8 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.43%) Migration
7 6 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (4.65%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.65%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.88%) Data Security
9 4 (3.10%) Security Architecture
9 4 (3.10%) Network Architecture
10 3 (2.33%) Information Security
10 3 (2.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (2.33%) Information Governance
10 3 (2.33%) Mentoring
11 2 (1.55%) Technical Analysis
11 2 (1.55%) Infrastructure Management
11 2 (1.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.10%) SQL
2 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.78%) Python
3 1 (0.78%) VBA
3 1 (0.78%) C
3 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.78%) Perl
3 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (20.16%) CCNP
3 14 (10.85%) CCNA
4 13 (10.08%) CCSA
5 11 (8.53%) CCSE
6 9 (6.98%) CCDP
7 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (4.65%) CCIE
9 5 (3.88%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.10%) Degree
10 4 (3.10%) MCITP
10 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.10%) MCSE
11 3 (2.33%) RHCE
12 2 (1.55%) RHCA
12 2 (1.55%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.78%) CCIP
13 1 (0.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (23.26%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.85%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.65%) vSphere
5 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (3.10%) UAG
6 4 (3.10%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.33%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.55%) XenApp
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) SCCM
2 7 (5.43%) ARCserve
3 5 (3.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (3.10%) SCOM
5 3 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.55%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.78%) MOM
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.78%) Puppet
7 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 64 (49.61%) Cisco
2 44 (34.11%) Microsoft
3 26 (20.16%) CheckPoint
4 21 (16.28%) VMware
5 17 (13.18%) Citrix
5 17 (13.18%) HP
6 8 (6.20%) Avaya
6 8 (6.20%) Juniper
7 7 (5.43%) Riverbed
8 6 (4.65%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.65%) Polycom
9 5 (3.88%) Intel
9 5 (3.88%) Nortel
9 5 (3.88%) CA
10 4 (3.10%) F5
10 4 (3.10%) Sophos
10 4 (3.10%) BT
10 4 (3.10%) Cognos
11 3 (2.33%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.33%) Sourcefire
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