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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 42 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.18% 0.92% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.80% 5.98% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
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£375 £463 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +17.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £393 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £533 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+25.30% +27.69%
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
125 117 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.94% 15.31% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 37 25
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £234 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 4
Average hourly rate £14.85 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.80% +56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £30.00 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 - 5 £375 -
Hemel Hempstead -2 3 - - 4
Watford +7 2 £215 - 3
St Albans - 2 - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 29 (85.29%) LAN
2 22 (64.71%) Cisco
3 17 (50.00%) Firewall
4 13 (38.24%) Windows
5 12 (35.29%) ITIL
6 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
7 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (29.41%) VMware
7 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (26.47%) F5
8 9 (26.47%) MPLS
8 9 (26.47%) HP
9 8 (23.53%) Citrix
9 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
10 7 (20.59%) SAN
10 7 (20.59%) Wireless
10 7 (20.59%) VPN
10 7 (20.59%) vSphere
11 6 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (17.65%) CCNP
11 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
11 6 (17.65%) SQL
11 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
11 6 (17.65%) NetApp
12 5 (14.71%) VoIP
12 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
12 5 (14.71%) Linux
12 5 (14.71%) CCNA
12 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) WorkSite
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.94%) Confluence
4 1 (2.94%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (85.29%) LAN
2 17 (50.00%) Firewall
3 9 (26.47%) MPLS
4 7 (20.59%) SAN
4 7 (20.59%) VPN
4 7 (20.59%) Wireless
5 6 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
6 5 (14.71%) VoIP
7 3 (8.82%) DNS
7 3 (8.82%) DHCP
8 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
8 2 (5.88%) SSL
8 2 (5.88%) Internet
8 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (5.88%) VLAN
8 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
9 1 (2.94%) Network Security
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.94%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) JIRA
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) Gerrit
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
1 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Analyst
1 6 (17.65%) Network Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Network Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Junior IT Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Network Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Junior
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Junior Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Network Support
4 2 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) VLE
2 2 (5.88%) NHS
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Statistics
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.94%) HPUX
6 1 (2.94%) Solaris
6 1 (2.94%) SUSE
6 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.94%) CentOS
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) ITIL
2 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
3 4 (11.76%) Change Control
4 3 (8.82%) Data Analytics
4 3 (8.82%) Analytics
4 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.82%) Quality Management
4 3 (8.82%) Process Management
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.88%) High Availability
6 1 (2.94%) SIEM
6 1 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) VBScript
2 1 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) Korn
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.94%) R
2 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.65%) CCNP
3 5 (14.71%) CCNA
3 5 (14.71%) Degree
4 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (5.88%) MCSE
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.94%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.94%) PMP
7 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.94%) CCIE
7 1 (2.94%) CCDP
7 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.59%) vSphere
4 5 (14.71%) XenServer
5 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.88%) XenApp
6 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.94%) Snort
7 1 (2.94%) Firmware
7 1 (2.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) OpenView
1 1 (2.94%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) Cisco
2 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) VMware
3 9 (26.47%) F5
3 9 (26.47%) HP
4 8 (23.53%) Citrix
5 6 (17.65%) NetApp
5 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
6 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.88%) Apple
7 2 (5.88%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.88%) Lotus
7 2 (5.88%) Sun
7 2 (5.88%) McAfee
8 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.94%) Mitel
8 1 (2.94%) Altiris
8 1 (2.94%) Avaya
8 1 (2.94%) Juniper
Hertfordshire
Randstad Technologies
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