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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 48 59 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.28% 1.27% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 8.20% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 3
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£475 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.03% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £230 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £438 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -12.08%
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
171 122 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.70% 15.50% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 57 16
Average daily rate £434 £275 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.72% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £185 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 8
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.63 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
Welwyn Garden City -2 4 £600 - 1
Watford 0 2 £450 +73.07% 2
Stevenage -6 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £475 -
St Albans - 2 £381 -
Letchworth - 1 - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 35 (87.50%) LAN
2 17 (42.50%) VMware
3 14 (35.00%) ITIL
3 14 (35.00%) Windows
4 13 (32.50%) Cisco
5 12 (30.00%) Citrix
5 12 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
7 10 (25.00%) HP
7 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (25.00%) Firewall
8 9 (22.50%) Service Management
8 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
8 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
8 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
9 8 (20.00%) vSphere
9 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
9 8 (20.00%) VPN
10 7 (17.50%) Project Management
10 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
11 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (15.00%) CMDB
11 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
11 6 (15.00%) Lotus
11 6 (15.00%) SQL
11 6 (15.00%) IBM Notes
12 5 (12.50%) Linux
12 5 (12.50%) MS Access
12 5 (12.50%) MS Visio

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 6 (15.00%) IBM Notes
2 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.00%) WorkSite
4 3 (7.50%) IIS
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.50%) Confluence
6 1 (2.50%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Office
1 5 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (87.50%) LAN
2 10 (25.00%) Firewall
3 8 (20.00%) VPN
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (12.50%) MPLS
5 4 (10.00%) SAN
6 3 (7.50%) DNS
6 3 (7.50%) OSPF
6 3 (7.50%) BGP
6 3 (7.50%) EIGRP
6 3 (7.50%) DHCP
6 3 (7.50%) Ethernet
6 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
6 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.00%) VoIP
7 2 (5.00%) WLAN
7 2 (5.00%) Internet
7 2 (5.00%) Unified Communications
7 2 (5.00%) FCoE
7 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) MS Access
3 4 (10.00%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.50%) Sybase IQ
4 1 (2.50%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) Gerrit
General
1 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Team Leader
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) IT Auditor
6 2 (5.00%) Portfolio Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Network Team Leader
6 2 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Auditor
7 1 (2.50%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) CMDB
3 5 (12.50%) Statistics
4 3 (7.50%) Clustering
5 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.00%) PMI
5 2 (5.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.50%) HACMP
6 1 (2.50%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.50%) Linux
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.00%) UNIX
6 2 (5.00%) HPUX
7 1 (2.50%) AIX
7 1 (2.50%) SUSE
7 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) ITIL
2 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
2 9 (22.50%) Service Management
3 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (17.50%) Project Management
4 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 5 (12.50%) Change Control
7 4 (10.00%) Data Analytics
7 4 (10.00%) Analytics
7 4 (10.00%) Quality Management
7 4 (10.00%) Process Management
8 3 (7.50%) Migration
8 3 (7.50%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.50%) High Availability
8 3 (7.50%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
2 1 (2.50%) Python
2 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.50%) Korn
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) CCNP
2 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.50%) MCSE
3 3 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.00%) JNCIS
4 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.00%) HP ASE
5 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.50%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
3 8 (20.00%) vSphere
4 4 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.00%) XenApp
4 4 (10.00%) XenServer
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.50%) PowerHA
6 1 (2.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.50%) Cacti
3 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) VMware
2 13 (32.50%) Cisco
3 12 (30.00%) Citrix
4 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (25.00%) HP
5 6 (15.00%) Lotus
6 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.50%) Brocade
7 3 (7.50%) Fortinet
7 3 (7.50%) NetApp
7 3 (7.50%) Riverbed
7 3 (7.50%) F5
7 3 (7.50%) Lumension
8 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.00%) Veeam
8 2 (5.00%) Juniper
8 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.00%) Sourcefire
9 1 (2.50%) CommVault