The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 38 60 46
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.69% 1.30% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.60% 5.37% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 7
Median daily rate £400 £385 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +38.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £538 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.70% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -1.42%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
125 205 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.81% 24.20% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 93 50
Median daily rate £375 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 24 15
Median hourly rate £18.25 £21.53 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £37.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Hertfordshire region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Hertfordshire region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Hemel Hempstead +5 6 £375 -3.22%
Welwyn Garden City +9 3 £500 +5.26%
Watford +6 3 £300 -28.57% 3
Stevenage - 2 - - 1
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 30 (76.92%) LAN
2 23 (58.97%) Cisco
3 17 (43.59%) Firewall
4 13 (33.33%) Juniper
5 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (30.77%) VPN
6 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
7 10 (25.64%) Wireless
7 10 (25.64%) Network Security
8 8 (20.51%) Broadband
8 8 (20.51%) ISDN
8 8 (20.51%) Windows
8 8 (20.51%) Network Management
8 8 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
9 7 (17.95%) ITIL
9 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
10 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
10 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (15.38%) Network Design
10 6 (15.38%) EIGRP
10 6 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (15.38%) F5
11 5 (12.82%) OSPF
11 5 (12.82%) BGP
11 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
11 5 (12.82%) Linux
11 5 (12.82%) CCNP
11 5 (12.82%) VMware
11 5 (12.82%) VLAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (76.92%) LAN
2 17 (43.59%) Firewall
3 12 (30.77%) VPN
4 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
5 10 (25.64%) Network Security
5 10 (25.64%) Wireless
6 8 (20.51%) Broadband
6 8 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (20.51%) ISDN
7 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (15.38%) EIGRP
8 5 (12.82%) BGP
8 5 (12.82%) OSPF
8 5 (12.82%) VLAN
9 4 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (7.69%) FCoE
10 3 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (7.69%) Wireshark
11 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (5.13%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (10.26%) Retail
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Support Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Network Support
4 5 (12.82%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Network Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Cisco Support
6 3 (7.69%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Juniper Support
7 2 (5.13%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.56%) BYOD
2 1 (2.56%) e-Health
2 1 (2.56%) NHS
2 1 (2.56%) PMI
2 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.69%) CentOS
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Network Management
2 7 (17.95%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Network Design
3 6 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.26%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Time Management
5 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.69%) Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.13%) Presales
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.56%) Change Management
7 1 (2.56%) Information Security
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.56%) Service Management
7 1 (2.56%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) CCNP
5 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) CCIE
7 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.56%) Degree
7 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) iptables
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Cisco
2 13 (33.33%) Juniper
3 6 (15.38%) F5
4 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
4 5 (12.82%) VMware
5 4 (10.26%) Citrix
5 4 (10.26%) Fortinet
5 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto
6 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.69%) Splunk
7 2 (5.13%) Brocade
7 2 (5.13%) SAP
7 2 (5.13%) Symantec
8 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.56%) BT
8 1 (2.56%) EMC
8 1 (2.56%) HP
8 1 (2.56%) NetApp