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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 48 51 59
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.08% 0.70% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.86% 3.80% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £420 £183 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
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
74 79 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.96% 18.37% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 39
Average daily rate £438 £275 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £195 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Brentwood - 1 £240 - 1
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (71.43%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) LAN
3 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 10 (47.62%) CCNP
3 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
4 8 (38.10%) DNS
4 8 (38.10%) Finance
5 7 (33.33%) BGP
5 7 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 7 (33.33%) IPsec
5 7 (33.33%) CCSA
5 7 (33.33%) SSL
5 7 (33.33%) VPN
5 7 (33.33%) OSPF
5 7 (33.33%) SMTP
5 7 (33.33%) FTP
5 7 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (33.33%) IMAP
5 7 (33.33%) Network Security
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 6 (28.57%) VoIP
6 6 (28.57%) LDAP
6 6 (28.57%) MPLS
7 5 (23.81%) Unix
8 4 (19.05%) Internet
8 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
8 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
9 3 (14.29%) Juniper

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) LAN
3 8 (38.10%) DNS
4 7 (33.33%) BGP
4 7 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 7 (33.33%) FTP
4 7 (33.33%) IMAP
4 7 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (33.33%) IPsec
4 7 (33.33%) Network Security
4 7 (33.33%) OSPF
4 7 (33.33%) SMTP
4 7 (33.33%) SSL
4 7 (33.33%) VPN
5 6 (28.57%) LDAP
5 6 (28.57%) MPLS
5 6 (28.57%) VoIP
6 4 (19.05%) Internet
7 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Automotive
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Team Leader
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IP Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior IP Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior IP Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Unix
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Android
4 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.76%) ERP
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.76%) SDLC
3 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) CCNP
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (33.33%) CCSA
3 2 (9.52%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.76%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
3 3 (14.29%) Juniper
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) Apple
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) McAfee
5 1 (4.76%) Nortel
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) VMware