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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 106 53 73
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +20
Contract jobs citing WAN 42 69 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.33% 3.05% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.05% 16.83% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 30
Average daily rate £350 £273 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.44% -11.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £185 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £325 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £9.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £19.70 £30.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+28.12% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
380 410 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.07% 18.15% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 141 176
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 67 75
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -44.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £48.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -16 23 £290 -7.93% 3
Essex -32 6 £313 -2.34% 1
Hertfordshire -8 5 £463 +51.63% 11
Bedfordshire -14 4 £338 - 11
Suffolk -6 2 £450 +83.67%
Norfolk -4 1 £450 +91.48%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 70 (79.55%) LAN
2 40 (45.45%) Firewall
3 37 (42.05%) Windows
3 37 (42.05%) Active Directory
4 35 (39.77%) Cisco
5 31 (35.23%) Microsoft
6 30 (34.09%) VMware
7 26 (29.55%) MS Exchange
8 22 (25.00%) ITIL
8 22 (25.00%) Citrix
8 22 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (21.59%) HP
12 18 (20.45%) MCSE
13 17 (19.32%) VLAN
14 15 (17.05%) DNS
15 14 (15.91%) SAN
15 14 (15.91%) MS Office
15 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (15.91%) SCCM
15 14 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (14.77%) MPLS
16 13 (14.77%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (13.64%) DHCP
17 12 (13.64%) BGP
18 11 (12.50%) OSPF
18 11 (12.50%) CheckPoint
18 11 (12.50%) Wireless
18 11 (12.50%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 26 (29.55%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
4 9 (10.23%) JOnAS
5 6 (6.82%) IBM Notes
6 5 (5.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (4.55%) IIS
8 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (3.41%) Lync
9 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.14%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 14 (15.91%) MS Office
2 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.68%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.41%) MS Project
5 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (79.55%) LAN
2 40 (45.45%) Firewall
3 17 (19.32%) VLAN
4 15 (17.05%) DNS
5 14 (15.91%) SAN
6 13 (14.77%) MPLS
7 12 (13.64%) BGP
7 12 (13.64%) DHCP
8 11 (12.50%) OSPF
8 11 (12.50%) Wireless
9 10 (11.36%) EIGRP
9 10 (11.36%) TCP/IP
10 9 (10.23%) Network Security
11 8 (9.09%) VPN
11 8 (9.09%) VoIP
11 8 (9.09%) WLAN
12 6 (6.82%) RIP
12 6 (6.82%) IPv6
12 6 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (6.82%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.14%) MS Access
3 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.27%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.27%) ClearQuest
2 2 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (1.14%) Redmine
3 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (7.95%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.14%) Legal
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.14%) Retail
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Analyst
2 19 (21.59%) Consultant
3 14 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) Network Consultant
7 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Project Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.14%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Thin Client
1 7 (7.95%) Clustering
1 7 (7.95%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.41%) CMDB
3 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.14%) Open Source
3 1 (1.14%) EPoS
3 1 (1.14%) NHS
3 1 (1.14%) Tandem
3 1 (1.14%) SecurID
3 1 (1.14%) PDA
3 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (42.05%) Windows
2 22 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (10.23%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.82%) Linux
6 5 (5.68%) UNIX
7 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.14%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (1.14%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.14%) VMS
8 1 (1.14%) Android
8 1 (1.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.00%) ITIL
2 8 (9.09%) Migration
2 8 (9.09%) Network Design
3 7 (7.95%) Network Architecture
4 6 (6.82%) Network Management
4 6 (6.82%) Project Management
5 4 (4.55%) Service Management
5 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.55%) Software Deployment
6 3 (3.41%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.41%) Change Control
6 3 (3.41%) Test Strategy
6 3 (3.41%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.41%) Validation
6 3 (3.41%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.41%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.41%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (3.41%) Data Analysis
6 3 (3.41%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.23%) SQL
2 3 (3.41%) VB
2 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (20.45%) MCSE
3 13 (14.77%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (10.23%) MCITP
4 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
5 8 (9.09%) CCNP
6 7 (7.95%) CCNA
6 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.41%) MCSA
8 2 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.27%) Degree
9 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.14%) CCVP
9 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.14%) CCIE
9 1 (1.14%) HNC
9 1 (1.14%) HND
9 1 (1.14%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) GxP
1 3 (3.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (42.05%) Active Directory
2 21 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 10 (11.36%) vSphere
5 7 (7.95%) XenApp
6 5 (5.68%) UAG
7 4 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (4.55%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.41%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.14%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.14%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) SCCM
2 6 (6.82%) SCOM
3 4 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.41%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (39.77%) Cisco
2 31 (35.23%) Microsoft
3 30 (34.09%) VMware
4 22 (25.00%) Citrix
5 19 (21.59%) HP
6 11 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 9 (10.23%) F5
7 9 (10.23%) IBM
8 7 (7.95%) Lotus
9 5 (5.68%) NetApp
10 4 (4.55%) Dell
10 4 (4.55%) Altiris
10 4 (4.55%) McAfee
11 3 (3.41%) Riverbed
11 3 (3.41%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.41%) Mercator
11 3 (3.41%) Brocade
11 3 (3.41%) CA
12 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.27%) Sage
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