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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 45 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.87% 2.21% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 10.64% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £180 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.55% -49.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £180 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £180 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.09
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.01%
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
90 94 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.71% 20.80% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 34 52
Average daily rate £338 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 7
Average hourly rate £26.75 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.61% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.25 £33.38 £29.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 - 1 - -
Basildon - - - - 1
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (88.24%) LAN
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) Citrix
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (29.41%) VMware
6 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) ISA Server
7 3 (17.65%) CCNP
7 3 (17.65%) CCNA
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Information Security
7 3 (17.65%) Qualys
7 3 (17.65%) Network Security
7 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (17.65%) Information Governance
7 3 (17.65%) ScanSafe
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (11.76%) Riverbed
8 2 (11.76%) Network Management
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
8 2 (11.76%) PKI
8 2 (11.76%) Brocade

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) LAN
2 7 (41.18%) Firewall
3 3 (17.65%) Network Security
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (11.76%) DHCP
4 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
4 2 (11.76%) VPN
4 2 (11.76%) MPLS
4 2 (11.76%) RTP
5 1 (5.88%) DNS
5 1 (5.88%) Extranet
5 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) EDMS
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Security Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Field Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) Network Planner
5 1 (5.88%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Information Security
2 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (17.65%) Information Governance
3 2 (11.76%) Network Management
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.88%) Document Management
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
2 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) CCDP
3 2 (11.76%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) ISA Server
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco
2 7 (41.18%) Citrix
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 3 (17.65%) ScanSafe
5 3 (17.65%) Qualys
6 2 (11.76%) Riverbed
6 2 (11.76%) Brocade
6 2 (11.76%) Juniper
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) HP