The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 82 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 65 66 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.14% 2.76% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.22% 16.46% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 34
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.37% -28.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £186 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 13
Average hourly rate £34.25 £20.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.25% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.88 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £36.00 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
427 401 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.07% 16.78% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 156 241
Average daily rate £315 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 58 66
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.32 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
WAN
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 0 24 £240 +20.00% 13
Bedfordshire -14 13 £300 +2.56% 11
Hertfordshire +3 12 £278 -26.00% 8
Essex -1 7 £325 +18.18% 4
Norfolk -16 6 £168 -34.21% 1
Suffolk -33 4 £288 +19.79% 4
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 93 (89.42%) LAN
2 54 (51.92%) Firewall
3 50 (48.08%) Windows
3 50 (48.08%) Cisco
4 42 (40.38%) Microsoft
5 32 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 25 (24.04%) TCP/IP
6 25 (24.04%) Network Security
7 24 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (22.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (20.19%) CheckPoint
10 20 (19.23%) DNS
10 20 (19.23%) MS Exchange
11 19 (18.27%) MS Office
11 19 (18.27%) CCNP
11 19 (18.27%) Windows 7
12 18 (17.31%) HP
12 18 (17.31%) VMware
13 17 (16.35%) Citrix
13 17 (16.35%) SAN
13 17 (16.35%) ITIL
14 15 (14.42%) Hyper-V
15 14 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (12.50%) Telecoms
16 13 (12.50%) MS Excel
16 13 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
17 12 (11.54%) Network Management
17 12 (11.54%) DHCP
17 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 20 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (8.65%) Lync
4 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.81%) JOnAS
5 5 (4.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (18.27%) MS Office
2 13 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 93 (89.42%) LAN
2 54 (51.92%) Firewall
3 25 (24.04%) TCP/IP
3 25 (24.04%) Network Security
4 20 (19.23%) DNS
5 17 (16.35%) SAN
6 12 (11.54%) DHCP
6 12 (11.54%) Wireless
6 12 (11.54%) MPLS
7 11 (10.58%) VPN
8 7 (6.73%) VoIP
8 7 (6.73%) Ethernet
8 7 (6.73%) OSPF
8 7 (6.73%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (5.77%) VLAN
9 6 (5.77%) BGP
10 5 (4.81%) EIGRP
10 5 (4.81%) WLAN
11 4 (3.85%) ADSL
11 4 (3.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.92%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 13 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.54%) Finance
3 4 (3.85%) Publishing
4 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (27.88%) Network Engineer
2 20 (19.23%) Analyst
3 18 (17.31%) Support Engineer
4 14 (13.46%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (13.46%) Security Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Security Analyst
6 9 (8.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (7.69%) Network Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Consultant
8 7 (6.73%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.81%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Project Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.81%) Network Support
10 5 (4.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (6.73%) Fat Client
2 7 (6.73%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.81%) Clustering
3 5 (4.81%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.92%) PKI
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.96%) Tandem
5 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 50 (48.08%) Windows
2 23 (22.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (18.27%) Windows 7
4 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.65%) Linux
6 5 (4.81%) UNIX
7 3 (2.88%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.35%) ITIL
2 12 (11.54%) Network Management
3 9 (8.65%) Change Control
4 7 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (6.73%) Migration
5 6 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (4.81%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.81%) Network Design
6 5 (4.81%) Data Security
7 4 (3.85%) Information Security
7 4 (3.85%) Project Management
7 4 (3.85%) Security Architecture
7 4 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (3.85%) Software Deployment
7 4 (3.85%) Information Governance
8 3 (2.88%) Network Architecture
8 3 (2.88%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.88%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.92%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.92%) SQL
1 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.96%) C
2 1 (0.96%) VB
2 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (18.27%) CCNP
3 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (10.58%) CCSA
5 9 (8.65%) CCSE
5 9 (8.65%) MCSE
6 8 (7.69%) CCDP
7 6 (5.77%) CCNA
8 5 (4.81%) MCITP
9 4 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.88%) MCSA
11 2 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.92%) RHCE
11 2 (1.92%) Degree
11 2 (1.92%) RHCA
11 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.96%) CCVP
12 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) SLA
2 4 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.42%) Hyper-V
3 10 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (5.77%) XenApp
5 6 (5.77%) vSphere
6 5 (4.81%) UAG
7 4 (3.85%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.85%) ISA Server
7 4 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (10.58%) SCCM
2 6 (5.77%) ARCserve
3 5 (4.81%) SCOM
4 2 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 50 (48.08%) Cisco
2 42 (40.38%) Microsoft
3 21 (20.19%) CheckPoint
4 18 (17.31%) VMware
4 18 (17.31%) HP
5 17 (16.35%) Citrix
6 8 (7.69%) Avaya
7 5 (4.81%) Juniper
7 5 (4.81%) IBM
7 5 (4.81%) Nortel
7 5 (4.81%) Polycom
8 4 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.85%) Qualys
8 4 (3.85%) Dell
8 4 (3.85%) CA
8 4 (3.85%) F5
8 4 (3.85%) ScanSafe
9 3 (2.88%) NetApp
9 3 (2.88%) Intel
9 3 (2.88%) SonicWALL
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Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 22 days ago
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Rate: £200.00 - £400 per annum
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