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 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 46 45 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +22
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.25% 3.09% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.37% 13.86% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 6
Median daily rate £400 £450 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +37.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £253 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £576 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
164 166 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.69% 22.28% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 63 64
Median daily rate £375 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 12
Median hourly rate £33.50 £21.53 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.63% +32.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £33.18 £36.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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 30 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
Hemel Hempstead +4 5 £388 -18.42% 4
Welwyn Garden City -1 5 £475 -20.83%
Watford -7 3 £310 -31.11%
Stevenage +6 1 - - 1
St Albans 0 1 - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 23 (76.67%) LAN
1 23 (76.67%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) Firewall
3 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (30.00%) F5
5 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
5 8 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (26.67%) Juniper
5 8 (26.67%) CCNP
5 8 (26.67%) Network Security
5 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (23.33%) Wireless
6 7 (23.33%) VPN
7 6 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 5 (16.67%) OSPF
8 5 (16.67%) BGP
8 5 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (16.67%) Linux
8 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
8 5 (16.67%) VLAN
9 4 (13.33%) Fortinet
9 4 (13.33%) Retail
9 4 (13.33%) IPsec
9 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
9 4 (13.33%) iptables
9 4 (13.33%) Palo Alto
10 3 (10.00%) FCoE
10 3 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (10.00%) Wireshark

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 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (76.67%) LAN
2 15 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (26.67%) Network Security
4 7 (23.33%) VPN
4 7 (23.33%) Wireless
5 6 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 5 (16.67%) BGP
6 5 (16.67%) OSPF
6 5 (16.67%) VLAN
6 5 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (13.33%) IPsec
8 3 (10.00%) FCoE
8 3 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (10.00%) IP Telephony
8 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
9 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (13.33%) Retail
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Network Support
4 3 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Software Packaging
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) BYOD
3 1 (3.33%) e-Health
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) PMI
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) CentOS
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (10.00%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Information Security
3 2 (6.67%) Network Design
3 2 (6.67%) Project Management
3 2 (6.67%) Time Management
4 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) Network Management
4 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.33%) Product Management
4 1 (3.33%) SIEM
4 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (26.67%) CCNP
3 3 (10.00%) CCIE
4 2 (6.67%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) CCDP
5 1 (3.33%) CCSA
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.33%) RHCE
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) iptables
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (30.00%) F5
3 8 (26.67%) Juniper
4 4 (13.33%) Fortinet
4 4 (13.33%) Palo Alto
5 3 (10.00%) Citrix
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (10.00%) Splunk
5 3 (10.00%) VMware
6 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.67%) Brocade
7 1 (3.33%) BT
7 1 (3.33%) CommVault
7 1 (3.33%) HP
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) Nortel
7 1 (3.33%) SAP