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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 40 34 66
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +32
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 34 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.95% 4.66% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 16.67% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 4
Median daily rate £339 £375 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.66% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £227 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £484 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £326
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £26.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-21.02% +48.61%
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
126 204 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.67% 27.95% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 93 48
Median daily rate £425 £360 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 5
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.85 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -50.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.92 £33.10 £34.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Stevenage +8 10 £442 - 3
Hemel Hempstead -9 4 £190 - 2
Watford +2 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City -1 1 £425 +17.24% 1
Letchworth - 1 - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 39 (90.70%) LAN
2 25 (58.14%) Cisco
3 17 (39.53%) ITIL
3 17 (39.53%) Firewall
4 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
5 11 (25.58%) Juniper
5 11 (25.58%) Wireless
5 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
6 10 (23.26%) SC Cleared
6 10 (23.26%) Network Security
6 10 (23.26%) VLAN
6 10 (23.26%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (23.26%) Project Management
6 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (23.26%) Windows
7 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.93%) Data Centre
8 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
8 8 (18.60%) VPN
8 8 (18.60%) Citrix
8 8 (18.60%) Broadband
9 7 (16.28%) ISDN
9 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
9 7 (16.28%) DNS
9 7 (16.28%) VMware
9 7 (16.28%) Network Design
9 7 (16.28%) Network Management
10 6 (13.95%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (13.95%) IP Telephony
10 6 (13.95%) MS Excel

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 (2.33%) NetWeaver
1 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (90.70%) LAN
2 17 (39.53%) Firewall
3 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
4 11 (25.58%) Wireless
5 10 (23.26%) Network Security
5 10 (23.26%) VLAN
5 10 (23.26%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (18.60%) Broadband
6 8 (18.60%) VPN
7 7 (16.28%) DNS
7 7 (16.28%) ISDN
8 6 (13.95%) IP Telephony
9 5 (11.63%) NetScaler
10 3 (6.98%) Junos
10 3 (6.98%) WLAN
11 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (4.65%) SAN
11 2 (4.65%) VoIP
11 2 (4.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MS Access
2 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.33%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (11.63%) Advertising
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Juniper Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Network Support
5 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco Support
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.98%) IT Technician
6 3 (6.98%) Juniper Support
6 3 (6.98%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Middleware
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.63%) Fat Client
2 5 (11.63%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.98%) iSeries
4 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.33%) e-Health
5 1 (2.33%) PMI
5 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Unix
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) ITIL
2 10 (23.26%) Project Management
3 7 (16.28%) Network Design
3 7 (16.28%) Network Management
4 6 (13.95%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.98%) Capacity Management
6 3 (6.98%) Change Control
6 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.98%) Facilities Management
6 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.98%) Trend Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Validation
7 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.65%) Server Building
7 2 (4.65%) Time Management
8 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.33%) Migration
8 1 (2.33%) Security Management
8 1 (2.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) ABAP
1 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (23.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (11.63%) JNCIA
3 5 (11.63%) JNCIE
3 5 (11.63%) JNCIP
3 5 (11.63%) JNCIS
4 4 (9.30%) CCNA
4 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) CCNP
6 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) Cisco
2 11 (25.58%) Juniper
3 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
4 8 (18.60%) Citrix
5 7 (16.28%) VMware
6 5 (11.63%) CheckPoint
6 5 (11.63%) Nortel
6 5 (11.63%) Siemens
7 3 (6.98%) Aruba
7 3 (6.98%) HP
7 3 (6.98%) Meraki
8 2 (4.65%) EMC
8 2 (4.65%) F5
8 2 (4.65%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.65%) SAP
8 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.65%) Splunk
8 2 (4.65%) Symantec
9 1 (2.33%) BT
9 1 (2.33%) NetApp