The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 45 39
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.40% 1.76% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.77% 10.34% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 8
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +39.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £380 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -2.77%
WAN
East of 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 Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
133 87 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.62% 16.99% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 59 45
Average daily rate £328 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 17
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -22.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Essex region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Essex

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Essex region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Essex region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
Colchester +6 2 £368 +13.07%
Brentwood - 2 £326 -
Harlow - 1 - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 15 (78.95%) LAN
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 8 (42.11%) CCNP
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (36.84%) MPLS
4 7 (36.84%) Migration
5 5 (26.32%) Clustering
5 5 (26.32%) Citrix
5 5 (26.32%) Windows
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
6 4 (21.05%) Finance
6 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (21.05%) IIS
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (21.05%) VPN
6 4 (21.05%) DNS
6 4 (21.05%) BGP
6 4 (21.05%) Internet
6 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (21.05%) Wireless
7 3 (15.79%) CCNA
7 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
8 2 (10.53%) OPNET
8 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 4 (21.05%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) LAN
2 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) MPLS
4 4 (21.05%) BGP
4 4 (21.05%) Internet
4 4 (21.05%) VPN
4 4 (21.05%) DNS
4 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (21.05%) Wireless
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
6 2 (10.53%) FTP
6 2 (10.53%) HTTP
6 2 (10.53%) VoIP
6 2 (10.53%) DHCP
6 2 (10.53%) SSL
6 2 (10.53%) IPv4
6 2 (10.53%) IPv6
6 2 (10.53%) 802.11
6 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Trac
2 1 (5.26%) ClearQuest
2 1 (5.26%) Redmine
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.26%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
3 2 (10.53%) Change Control
3 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Data Privacy
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) Release Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
1 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) CCNP
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CCDP
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) OPNET
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Avaya
3 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.26%) Clearswift
4 1 (5.26%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) Mitel
4 1 (5.26%) Brocade
4 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
4 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
4 1 (5.26%) F5
4 1 (5.26%) Zeacom