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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 32 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 31 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.87% 0.78% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.38% 4.62% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
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£375 £463 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +51.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £393 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+32.50% +25.00%
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
145 130 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.76% 16.84% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 39 27
Average daily rate £375 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 5
Average hourly rate £14.85 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £32.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Watford +9 5 £295 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +8 5 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £375 -
St Albans - 2 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Hertford - 1 £500 -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 2
Harpenden - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (83.33%) LAN
2 21 (50.00%) Cisco
3 17 (40.48%) Firewall
4 16 (38.10%) ITIL
5 15 (35.71%) Windows
6 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
7 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 12 (28.57%) VMware
7 12 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (26.19%) MPLS
8 11 (26.19%) Service Delivery
8 11 (26.19%) HP
9 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (21.43%) Project Management
10 9 (21.43%) vSphere
11 8 (19.05%) F5
11 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
11 8 (19.05%) Citrix
11 8 (19.05%) VPN
11 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2
11 8 (19.05%) SQL
12 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 7 (16.67%) VoIP
12 7 (16.67%) SAN
12 7 (16.67%) XenServer
12 7 (16.67%) Degree
13 6 (14.29%) Change Control
13 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (14.29%) NetApp
13 6 (14.29%) CCNP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) WorkSite
2 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.52%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.76%) IIS
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.38%) Confluence
5 1 (2.38%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (83.33%) LAN
2 17 (40.48%) Firewall
3 11 (26.19%) MPLS
4 8 (19.05%) VPN
5 7 (16.67%) VoIP
5 7 (16.67%) SAN
6 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (11.90%) Wireless
7 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
8 3 (7.14%) DNS
8 3 (7.14%) DHCP
9 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
9 2 (4.76%) SSL
9 2 (4.76%) Internet
9 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (4.76%) VLAN
10 1 (2.38%) Ethereal
10 1 (2.38%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (2.38%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) Big Data
3 3 (7.14%) MS Access
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) Gerrit
General
1 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Project Manager
1 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (9.52%) Network Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (7.14%) Network Manager
3 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (4.76%) Administrator
4 2 (4.76%) IT Auditor
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Consultant
4 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.76%) Junior
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Network Support
4 2 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) CGI
3 1 (2.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Mainframe
1 3 (7.14%) Statistics
1 3 (7.14%) CMDB
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Clustering
2 2 (4.76%) VLE
2 2 (4.76%) PMI
2 2 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) Social Media
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.38%) HPUX
6 1 (2.38%) Solaris
6 1 (2.38%) SUSE
6 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.38%) CentOS
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 11 (26.19%) Service Delivery
3 9 (21.43%) Project Management
4 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2
4 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
5 6 (14.29%) Change Control
6 5 (11.90%) Data Analytics
6 5 (11.90%) Analytics
6 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.90%) Quality Management
6 5 (11.90%) Process Management
7 3 (7.14%) Service Management
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (4.76%) High Availability
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) VBScript
2 1 (2.38%) Python
2 1 (2.38%) Korn
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.38%) R
2 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (16.67%) Degree
3 6 (14.29%) CCNP
4 5 (11.90%) CCNA
4 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.14%) PMI Certification
7 2 (4.76%) MCSE
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.38%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.38%) PMP
8 1 (2.38%) CCIE
8 1 (2.38%) CCDP
8 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (21.43%) vSphere
4 7 (16.67%) XenServer
5 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.76%) XenApp
6 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.38%) Firmware
7 1 (2.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) OpenView
1 1 (2.38%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
1 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Cisco
2 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) VMware
3 11 (26.19%) HP
4 8 (19.05%) Citrix
4 8 (19.05%) F5
5 6 (14.29%) NetApp
6 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
7 4 (9.52%) Lotus
8 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.76%) Apple
9 2 (4.76%) Sun
9 2 (4.76%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.76%) McAfee
10 1 (2.38%) ArcSight
10 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
10 1 (2.38%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.38%) Aruba
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