The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 27 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 24 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.61% 0.98% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.37% 5.88% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 10
Median daily rate £275 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £276 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £404 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £25.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +87.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.50%
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
91 85 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 21.26% 16.67% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 32 68
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 11
Median hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon +21 17 £275 -34.52% 1
Chelmsford +1 1 £300 -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for WAN.

1 31 (100.00%) LAN
2 27 (87.10%) WLAN
3 22 (70.97%) Strategic Planning
4 20 (64.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 18 (58.06%) Data Analysis
5 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
5 18 (58.06%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (54.84%) MS Office
6 17 (54.84%) NHS
6 17 (54.84%) Internet
6 17 (54.84%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (51.61%) Cisco
8 14 (45.16%) CCNA
8 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (35.48%) CCA
9 11 (35.48%) Citrix Certification
9 11 (35.48%) MCP
10 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (29.03%) MCSE
11 8 (25.81%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (22.58%) Firewall
12 7 (22.58%) Wireless
13 6 (19.35%) Migration
13 6 (19.35%) Novell
13 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
14 5 (16.13%) System Testing
15 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
15 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
15 4 (12.90%) VMware
15 4 (12.90%) Windows

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) GroupWise
Applications
1 17 (54.84%) MS Office
1 17 (54.84%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (100.00%) LAN
2 27 (87.10%) WLAN
3 17 (54.84%) Internet
4 7 (22.58%) Firewall
4 7 (22.58%) Wireless
5 4 (12.90%) VPN
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (32.26%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Migration Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) LAN/WAN Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (58.06%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (54.84%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Strategic Planning
2 20 (64.52%) Performance Monitoring
3 18 (58.06%) Data Analysis
4 6 (19.35%) Migration
5 5 (16.13%) System Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
7 3 (9.68%) Coaching
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 3 (9.68%) Security Patching
8 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
8 2 (6.45%) Virtual Environments
9 1 (3.23%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) CCNA
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (35.48%) CCA
2 11 (35.48%) Citrix Certification
2 11 (35.48%) MCP
3 9 (29.03%) MCSE
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.68%) CCNP
5 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) Firmware
3 3 (9.68%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 16 (51.61%) Cisco
3 6 (19.35%) Novell
4 4 (12.90%) VMware
5 3 (9.68%) Citrix