The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Essex region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.77% 4.25% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 26.09% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 5
Average daily rate £313 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £180 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -18.82%
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
90 69 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.51% 16.27% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 30 14
Average daily rate £400 £320 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +50.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £168 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.20 £46.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
WAN
East of England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Colchester +2 3 £233 -
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Witham - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) ISA Server
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) MCSE
6 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (25.00%) Qualys
6 2 (25.00%) Network Security
6 2 (25.00%) Information Security
6 2 (25.00%) Network Management
6 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (25.00%) Information Governance
6 2 (25.00%) ScanSafe
6 2 (25.00%) Project Management
7 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Voice Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security
1 2 (25.00%) Network Management
1 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 2 (25.00%) Information Governance
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
2 1 (12.50%) CAD
2 1 (12.50%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCVP
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) ISA Server
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Qualys
2 2 (25.00%) ScanSafe
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft