The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 47 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.80% 1.31% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.43% 8.00% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate
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£278 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £355 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £395 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
115 100 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.22% 16.37% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 24 50
Average daily rate £275 £315 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% -13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 8
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
WAN
East of England

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 28 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 July 2014. 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
Watford -2 5 £278 -20.71% 5
Hemel Hempstead -2 1 - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Baldock - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 15 (83.33%) LAN
2 13 (72.22%) Cisco
3 11 (61.11%) Firewall
4 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (38.89%) DNS
5 7 (38.89%) CCNP
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
6 6 (33.33%) ITIL
6 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 6 (33.33%) VPN
7 5 (27.78%) Wireless
7 5 (27.78%) Network Security
8 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS
8 4 (22.22%) F5
8 4 (22.22%) MPLS
8 4 (22.22%) OSPF
8 4 (22.22%) BGP
8 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
8 4 (22.22%) Linux
8 4 (22.22%) DHCP
9 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 3 (16.67%) VoIP
9 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 3 (16.67%) HP
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
9 3 (16.67%) CCSE
10 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) LAN
2 11 (61.11%) Firewall
3 7 (38.89%) DNS
4 6 (33.33%) VPN
5 5 (27.78%) Wireless
5 5 (27.78%) Network Security
6 4 (22.22%) MPLS
6 4 (22.22%) OSPF
6 4 (22.22%) BGP
6 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
6 4 (22.22%) DHCP
7 3 (16.67%) VoIP
7 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (11.11%) Multicast
8 2 (11.11%) WLAN
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Security Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Network Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.56%) Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Data Security
2 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
2 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Planning
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) VB
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (38.89%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) CCSE
4 2 (11.11%) CCNA
4 2 (11.11%) CCSA
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.56%) MCSE
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (22.22%) F5
4 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Sophos
5 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 2 (11.11%) SonicWALL
5 2 (11.11%) Aruba
6 1 (5.56%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.56%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) Mitel
6 1 (5.56%) Infoblox
6 1 (5.56%) Meru Networks
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Lotus
6 1 (5.56%) McAfee
6 1 (5.56%) IBM