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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 74 104 56
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -48
Contract jobs citing WAN 53 35 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.99% 1.19% 2.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.66% 9.78% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 27
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £510 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £79.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+25.30% +27.69%
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
388 358 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.55% 12.20% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 158 151
Average daily rate £355 £355 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 36 66
Average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £13.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +18 21 £375 -18.91% 10
Essex +12 10 £410 +49.09% 6
Bedfordshire 0 10 £475 +40.74% 3
Cambridgeshire -5 6 £325 +21.26% 9
Norfolk +2 5 £600 +33.33% 3
Suffolk -1 2 £200 -55.55% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 86 (84.31%) LAN
2 46 (45.10%) Windows
3 45 (44.12%) Cisco
4 42 (41.18%) Firewall
5 31 (30.39%) Microsoft
5 31 (30.39%) Active Directory
6 28 (27.45%) ITIL
7 27 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (19.61%) Telecoms
9 19 (18.63%) Finance
9 19 (18.63%) VMware
9 19 (18.63%) MS Office
9 19 (18.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (17.65%) Windows 7
10 18 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 18 (17.65%) VPN
11 17 (16.67%) MPLS
11 17 (16.67%) Wireless
11 17 (16.67%) Degree
12 16 (15.69%) Citrix
12 16 (15.69%) VoIP
12 16 (15.69%) CCNP
13 15 (14.71%) CCNA
13 15 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (12.75%) HP
14 13 (12.75%) SQL
14 13 (12.75%) MS Exchange
14 13 (12.75%) CheckPoint
15 12 (11.76%) Service Delivery
15 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 13 (12.75%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.78%) Lync
3 7 (6.86%) IIS
4 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.94%) WorkSite
7 3 (2.94%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.98%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.98%) CMS
9 1 (0.98%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (18.63%) MS Office
2 12 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.98%) Office 365
1 1 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (84.31%) LAN
2 42 (41.18%) Firewall
3 18 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 18 (17.65%) VPN
4 17 (16.67%) Wireless
4 17 (16.67%) MPLS
5 16 (15.69%) VoIP
6 10 (9.80%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (8.82%) Network Security
7 9 (8.82%) SAN
7 9 (8.82%) Internet
8 8 (7.84%) DNS
8 8 (7.84%) DHCP
9 7 (6.86%) SSL
9 7 (6.86%) BGP
9 7 (6.86%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (5.88%) OSPF
10 6 (5.88%) IP Telephony
10 6 (5.88%) VLAN
10 6 (5.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.94%) Big Data
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.98%) DB2
4 1 (0.98%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) JIRA
1 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.98%) Gerrit
General
1 20 (19.61%) Telecoms
2 19 (18.63%) Finance
3 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.94%) Retail
3 3 (2.94%) Local Government
4 2 (1.96%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.98%) Billing
5 1 (0.98%) Publishing
5 1 (0.98%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (18.63%) Network Engineer
2 18 (17.65%) Analyst
3 13 (12.75%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.84%) Architect
6 8 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Consultant
7 7 (6.86%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Administrator
9 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Security Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.90%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.90%) Network Support
10 4 (3.92%) Network Specialist
10 4 (3.92%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) DBA
11 3 (2.94%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 3 (2.94%) Web Services
3 2 (1.96%) .NET
4 1 (0.98%) EJB
4 1 (0.98%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (4.90%) NHS
2 5 (4.90%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.90%) Clustering
2 5 (4.90%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.92%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.94%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.96%) VLE
5 2 (1.96%) Handset
5 2 (1.96%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.96%) Statistics
6 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.98%) CMDB
6 1 (0.98%) CCTV
6 1 (0.98%) Social Media
6 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.98%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 46 (45.10%) Windows
2 19 (18.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (9.80%) Linux
6 8 (7.84%) Windows XP
6 8 (7.84%) UNIX
7 3 (2.94%) AIX
7 3 (2.94%) zOS
7 3 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.94%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.94%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.96%) Solaris
8 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.98%) SUSE
9 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.98%) HPUX
9 1 (0.98%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.45%) ITIL
2 12 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 9 (8.82%) Migration
4 8 (7.84%) Configuration Management
4 8 (7.84%) Load Balancing
5 7 (6.86%) Project Management
6 6 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.88%) SIEM
6 6 (5.88%) Analytics
7 5 (4.90%) Change Control
7 5 (4.90%) Information Security
8 4 (3.92%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.94%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.94%) Change Management
9 3 (2.94%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.94%) Service Management
9 3 (2.94%) Quality Management
9 3 (2.94%) Process Management
9 3 (2.94%) Data Analytics
9 3 (2.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.75%) SQL
2 4 (3.92%) PL/SQL
2 4 (3.92%) Python
2 4 (3.92%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.98%) Korn
3 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.98%) R
3 1 (0.98%) Perl
3 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (16.67%) Degree
3 16 (15.69%) CCNP
4 15 (14.71%) CCNA
5 5 (4.90%) MCSE
5 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.96%) MCITP
8 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.96%) SSCP
8 2 (1.96%) CISM
8 2 (1.96%) CCIE
8 2 (1.96%) CCDP
8 2 (1.96%) CISSP
9 1 (0.98%) MCP
9 1 (0.98%) HNC
9 1 (0.98%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) QA
2 3 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.94%) SLA
2 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.96%) COBIT
4 1 (0.98%) TickIT
4 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (30.39%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.86%) vSphere
4 5 (4.90%) XenServer
4 5 (4.90%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.94%) RACF
5 3 (2.94%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.94%) ACF2
6 2 (1.96%) XenApp
6 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.98%) NFS
7 1 (0.98%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) SCCM
2 2 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.96%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.98%) OpenView
3 1 (0.98%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.98%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 45 (44.12%) Cisco
2 31 (30.39%) Microsoft
3 19 (18.63%) VMware
4 16 (15.69%) Citrix
5 13 (12.75%) HP
5 13 (12.75%) CheckPoint
6 12 (11.76%) Avaya
7 11 (10.78%) F5
8 6 (5.88%) Oracle
8 6 (5.88%) McAfee
8 6 (5.88%) NetApp
9 5 (4.90%) Juniper
10 4 (3.92%) Lotus
10 4 (3.92%) Mitel
11 3 (2.94%) SonicWALL
11 3 (2.94%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.94%) IBM
12 2 (1.96%) Sun
12 2 (1.96%) Dell
12 2 (1.96%) Intel
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