The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 44 54
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.52% 2.25% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 17.39% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 9
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£320 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £32.50 £20.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.92% +61.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £20.80
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -0.21%
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
124 69 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.74% 12.92% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 17 68
Average daily rate £275 £319 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% -12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £236 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Stevenage +2 3 £298 +183.33%
Watford 0 3 £260 -25.71% 4
Hemel Hempstead -9 1 - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Baldock - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 18 (85.71%) LAN
2 15 (71.43%) Cisco
3 12 (57.14%) Firewall
4 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (38.10%) Windows
6 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 7 (33.33%) VPN
6 7 (33.33%) CCNP
7 6 (28.57%) Wireless
8 5 (23.81%) DNS
8 5 (23.81%) ITIL
9 4 (19.05%) Linux
9 4 (19.05%) Network Security
9 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
10 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
10 3 (14.29%) CCSE
10 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (14.29%) F5
10 3 (14.29%) BGP
10 3 (14.29%) MPLS
10 3 (14.29%) OSPF
10 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
10 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 3 (14.29%) VoIP
10 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 3 (14.29%) CCNA
10 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 3 (14.29%) HP
11 2 (9.52%) Active Directory

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (85.71%) LAN
2 12 (57.14%) Firewall
3 7 (33.33%) VPN
4 6 (28.57%) Wireless
5 5 (23.81%) DNS
6 4 (19.05%) Network Security
7 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
7 3 (14.29%) MPLS
7 3 (14.29%) OSPF
7 3 (14.29%) BGP
7 3 (14.29%) VoIP
8 2 (9.52%) WLAN
8 2 (9.52%) DHCP
8 2 (9.52%) SNMP
8 2 (9.52%) IPsec
8 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Support
4 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Data Security
2 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
2 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
2 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.76%) Network Design
3 1 (4.76%) Network Planning
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.76%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (14.29%) CCNA
3 3 (14.29%) CCSE
4 2 (9.52%) CCSA
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.76%) MOM
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.76%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 3 (14.29%) F5
4 2 (9.52%) Aruba
4 2 (9.52%) SonicWALL
4 2 (9.52%) Sophos
5 1 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Mitel
5 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.76%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.76%) Infoblox
5 1 (4.76%) Intel
5 1 (4.76%) CA
5 1 (4.76%) McAfee
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Meru Networks
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