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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 44 59 57
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.52% 1.85% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.09% 11.71% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£375 £450 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £402 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £450 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +5.26%
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
106 111 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.69% 15.79% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 22
Average daily rate £390 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 7
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.55 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £83.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 February 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 27 February 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
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £375 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -5 2 - - 1
Watford +11 1 - - 4
St Albans - 1 - -
Stevenage - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 24 (82.76%) LAN
2 21 (72.41%) Cisco
3 17 (58.62%) Firewall
4 10 (34.48%) ITIL
4 10 (34.48%) Windows
4 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
5 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (31.03%) VMware
5 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
6 8 (27.59%) Wireless
6 8 (27.59%) MPLS
6 8 (27.59%) F5
7 7 (24.14%) CheckPoint
7 7 (24.14%) HP
8 6 (20.69%) CCNP
8 6 (20.69%) CCNA
8 6 (20.69%) vSphere
8 6 (20.69%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (17.24%) SAN
9 5 (17.24%) VPN
9 5 (17.24%) VoIP
9 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
10 4 (13.79%) Linux
10 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
10 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
10 4 (13.79%) Project Management
10 4 (13.79%) Citrix
10 4 (13.79%) Telecoms

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) WorkSite
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Lync
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) LAN
2 17 (58.62%) Firewall
3 8 (27.59%) MPLS
3 8 (27.59%) Wireless
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (17.24%) VPN
5 5 (17.24%) SAN
5 5 (17.24%) VoIP
6 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.90%) DHCP
7 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
7 2 (6.90%) Internet
7 2 (6.90%) DNS
7 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.45%) Network Security
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.45%) WAAS
8 1 (3.45%) tcpdump
8 1 (3.45%) snoop
8 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Big Data
General
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Network Support
4 2 (6.90%) Junior Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Junior IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Junior
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.45%) VLE
3 1 (3.45%) Open Source
3 1 (3.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Quality Management
4 3 (10.34%) Process Management
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.34%) Change Control
4 3 (10.34%) Data Analytics
4 3 (10.34%) Analytics
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (6.90%) High Availability
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.45%) SIEM
6 1 (3.45%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (20.69%) CCNP
2 6 (20.69%) CCNA
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.90%) MCSE
5 2 (6.90%) CCIE
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.45%) PMP
6 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.45%) CCDP
6 1 (3.45%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
1 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.69%) vSphere
3 4 (13.79%) XenServer
4 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) XenApp
5 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.45%) Snort
6 1 (3.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.45%) OpenView
2 1 (3.45%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) VMware
3 8 (27.59%) F5
4 7 (24.14%) CheckPoint
4 7 (24.14%) HP
5 4 (13.79%) Citrix
6 3 (10.34%) NetApp
7 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.90%) Blue Coat
7 2 (6.90%) McAfee
8 1 (3.45%) ArcSight
8 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.45%) Aruba
8 1 (3.45%) Symantec
8 1 (3.45%) Mitel
8 1 (3.45%) Altiris
8 1 (3.45%) Apple
8 1 (3.45%) Sun
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