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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 94 66 75
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 44 79 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.45% 2.58% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.91% 16.77% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 53 20
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £118 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £385 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
Average hourly rate £23.50 £34.63 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.12% +73.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £19.58 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £35.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -12.08%
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
494 471 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.33% 15.39% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 249 126
Average daily rate £335 £338 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £425 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 71 44
Average hourly rate £21.53 £25.25 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +16.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.55 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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
Hertfordshire +11 18 £475 +45.03% 10
Cambridgeshire -27 11 £275 -1.78% 7
Norfolk +8 5 £220 -
Bedfordshire -1 5 £344 +14.58% 1
Essex -4 3 £400 +14.28% 5
Suffolk +2 1 £175 -53.33% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 105 (86.78%) LAN
2 53 (43.80%) Cisco
2 53 (43.80%) Firewall
3 44 (36.36%) Windows
4 40 (33.06%) Active Directory
5 36 (29.75%) VMware
6 32 (26.45%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (24.79%) Citrix
7 30 (24.79%) ITIL
8 26 (21.49%) Wireless
8 26 (21.49%) VPN
9 24 (19.83%) CCNP
10 23 (19.01%) HP
11 22 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (17.36%) Data Centre
12 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
12 21 (17.36%) MS Exchange
13 20 (16.53%) SQL Server
13 20 (16.53%) Migration
13 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (14.88%) TCP/IP
14 18 (14.88%) SAN
14 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (14.05%) SharePoint
16 16 (13.22%) VoIP
16 16 (13.22%) Telecoms
17 15 (12.40%) OSPF
17 15 (12.40%) BGP
17 15 (12.40%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 21 (17.36%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.05%) SharePoint
3 14 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (7.44%) IIS
6 8 (6.61%) IBM Notes
7 4 (3.31%) WorkSite
7 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.65%) Lync
10 1 (0.83%) Confluence
10 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.83%) Apache
10 1 (0.83%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.44%) MS Office
3 5 (4.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.65%) MS Project
5 1 (0.83%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.83%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.61%) Office 365
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (86.78%) LAN
2 53 (43.80%) Firewall
3 26 (21.49%) Wireless
3 26 (21.49%) VPN
4 18 (14.88%) SAN
4 18 (14.88%) TCP/IP
5 16 (13.22%) VoIP
6 15 (12.40%) OSPF
6 15 (12.40%) BGP
7 14 (11.57%) MPLS
8 13 (10.74%) Internet
8 13 (10.74%) DNS
9 11 (9.09%) DHCP
10 9 (7.44%) VRRP
10 9 (7.44%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (6.61%) ISDN
11 8 (6.61%) WLAN
12 7 (5.79%) EIGRP
12 7 (5.79%) HSRP
13 6 (4.96%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.13%) MS Access
5 4 (3.31%) Big Data
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.83%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.83%) Sybase IQ
6 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) JIRA
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.65%) Trac
3 1 (0.83%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.83%) MSI
3 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.83%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.83%) Redmine
General
1 16 (13.22%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.09%) Finance
3 5 (4.13%) Retail
4 3 (2.48%) Legal
5 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.65%) Local Government
5 2 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.83%) French Language
6 1 (0.83%) German Language
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (22.31%) Analyst
2 25 (20.66%) Network Engineer
3 13 (10.74%) Project Manager
3 13 (10.74%) Support Analyst
4 10 (8.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (7.44%) Architect
6 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 7 (5.79%) Consultant
7 7 (5.79%) Administrator
8 6 (4.96%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.96%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Network Manager
9 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (4.13%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Project Manager
10 4 (3.31%) Network Consultant
10 4 (3.31%) Programme Manager
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.13%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.48%) Web Services
3 2 (1.65%) CGI
3 2 (1.65%) HTML
3 2 (1.65%) .NET
4 1 (0.83%) Middleware
4 1 (0.83%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.36%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.44%) Clustering
3 8 (6.61%) Statistics
3 8 (6.61%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (6.61%) HP Storage
4 7 (5.79%) CMDB
5 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.48%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.48%) PMI
6 3 (2.48%) NHS
6 3 (2.48%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.65%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.83%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.83%) iPhone
8 1 (0.83%) iSeries
8 1 (0.83%) HACMP
8 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 44 (36.36%) Windows
2 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (12.40%) Windows 7
5 13 (10.74%) Linux
6 7 (5.79%) UNIX
6 7 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.48%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (2.48%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.65%) HPUX
8 2 (1.65%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.83%) Solaris
9 1 (0.83%) AIX
9 1 (0.83%) SUSE
9 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.79%) ITIL
2 20 (16.53%) Migration
3 15 (12.40%) Configuration Management
3 15 (12.40%) Change Control
4 12 (9.92%) Network Management
4 12 (9.92%) PRINCE2
5 11 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (8.26%) Project Management
6 10 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (7.44%) Service Delivery
7 9 (7.44%) Service Management
8 5 (4.13%) Process Management
8 5 (4.13%) Data Analysis
8 5 (4.13%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.13%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.31%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.31%) ITIL V3
9 4 (3.31%) High Availability
9 4 (3.31%) Data Analytics
9 4 (3.31%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.26%) SQL
2 4 (3.31%) C
3 2 (1.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.83%) Perl
4 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.83%) VBScript
4 1 (0.83%) Python
4 1 (0.83%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.83%) Korn
4 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (26.45%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (19.83%) CCNP
3 15 (12.40%) CCNA
4 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (9.09%) Degree
6 10 (8.26%) Security Cleared
7 9 (7.44%) MCSE
8 8 (6.61%) CCIE
9 4 (3.31%) RHCE
9 4 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (3.31%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.31%) RHCA
9 4 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.48%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.48%) CISSP
11 2 (1.65%) CCDP
11 2 (1.65%) HNC
11 2 (1.65%) SSCP
11 2 (1.65%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
1 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.65%) COBIT
2 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.83%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) TickIT
System Software
1 40 (33.06%) Active Directory
2 22 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.57%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.92%) VMware ESX
4 12 (9.92%) vSphere
5 5 (4.13%) XenApp
6 4 (3.31%) XenServer
7 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.83%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.83%) NFS
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (8.26%) ARCserve
2 4 (3.31%) SCCM
3 3 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.65%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.65%) OPNET
5 1 (0.83%) OpenView
5 1 (0.83%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.83%) SCOM
5 1 (0.83%) Cacti
5 1 (0.83%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 53 (43.80%) Cisco
2 36 (29.75%) VMware
3 30 (24.79%) Citrix
4 23 (19.01%) HP
5 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
6 10 (8.26%) CheckPoint
7 8 (6.61%) CA
7 8 (6.61%) NetApp
7 8 (6.61%) Lotus
7 8 (6.61%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.31%) Avaya
8 4 (3.31%) Juniper
8 4 (3.31%) Oracle
8 4 (3.31%) Mitel
8 4 (3.31%) BT
8 4 (3.31%) Brocade
8 4 (3.31%) Riverbed
8 4 (3.31%) F5
9 3 (2.48%) Lumension
9 3 (2.48%) Sourcefire
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