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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 40 42
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.44% 2.76% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.35% 17.05% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.58% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £22.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.35% -4.23%
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
139 88 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.13% 16.21% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 37 46
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 3
Average hourly rate £18.81 £14.00 £22.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.35% -37.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £18.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.50 £37.00 £34.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - - 1
Basildon - - - - 2
Chelmsford - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 18 (90.00%) LAN
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco
3 7 (35.00%) Citrix
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
5 5 (25.00%) Firewall
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (25.00%) CCNP
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (20.00%) MPLS
7 3 (15.00%) RTP
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) Juniper
7 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (15.00%) Extranet
7 3 (15.00%) EDMS
7 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
7 3 (15.00%) CCNA
7 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) CCIE
7 3 (15.00%) VPN
7 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
7 3 (15.00%) Network Design
7 3 (15.00%) PKI
7 3 (15.00%) Brocade
7 3 (15.00%) German Language
7 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) LAN
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) MPLS
4 3 (15.00%) RTP
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
4 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (15.00%) Extranet
5 2 (10.00%) Wireless
5 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (5.00%) DNS
6 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) EDMS
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (15.00%) German Language
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Network Planner
4 2 (10.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Network Design
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security
3 2 (10.00%) Document Management
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (10.00%) Information Governance
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) SWOT Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Process Management
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNP
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCIE
2 3 (15.00%) CCNA
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) CCDP
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.00%) CISM
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB
4 1 (5.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Citrix
3 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Brocade
4 3 (15.00%) Riverbed
4 3 (15.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Sophos
5 2 (10.00%) Qualys
5 2 (10.00%) ScanSafe
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) Spiceworks
6 1 (5.00%) LogRhythm
6 1 (5.00%) BT
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat