The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 42 57 46
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.21% 2.13% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.28% 8.13% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Median daily rate £415 £398 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% +60.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £325 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £281
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +24.28%
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
114 209 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.01% 26.22% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 100 50
Median daily rate £375 £350 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £470 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 13
Median hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.88 £37.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +5 4 - - 3
Hemel Hempstead -1 3 £375 +25.00% 3
Watford +10 2 £300 -24.52% 1
Welwyn Garden City +6 2 £425 +21.42% 1
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 32 (82.05%) LAN
2 21 (53.85%) Cisco
3 17 (43.59%) Firewall
4 16 (41.03%) Juniper
5 13 (33.33%) ITIL
6 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (30.77%) Wireless
6 12 (30.77%) Network Security
7 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
8 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
8 10 (25.64%) VPN
9 9 (23.08%) Broadband
9 9 (23.08%) ISDN
9 9 (23.08%) Network Design
10 8 (20.51%) Network Management
11 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
11 7 (17.95%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (17.95%) Windows
11 7 (17.95%) VLAN
12 6 (15.38%) Project Management
13 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
13 5 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (12.82%) F5
13 5 (12.82%) Citrix
13 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
13 5 (12.82%) CCNP
13 5 (12.82%) JNCIA
13 5 (12.82%) JNCIS
13 5 (12.82%) JNCIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (82.05%) LAN
2 17 (43.59%) Firewall
3 12 (30.77%) Network Security
3 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 12 (30.77%) Wireless
4 10 (25.64%) VPN
5 9 (23.08%) Broadband
5 9 (23.08%) ISDN
6 7 (17.95%) VLAN
7 5 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (7.69%) DNS
9 3 (7.69%) Junos
9 3 (7.69%) Wireshark
10 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (5.13%) IP Telephony
10 2 (5.13%) IPv6
10 2 (5.13%) SAN
10 2 (5.13%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (10.26%) Retail
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Support Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Juniper Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Network Support
4 5 (12.82%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco Support
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Juniper Support
5 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) e-Health
2 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) PMI
3 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (23.08%) Network Design
3 8 (20.51%) Network Management
4 7 (17.95%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (15.38%) Project Management
6 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.69%) Capacity Management
7 3 (7.69%) Change Control
7 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.69%) Migration
7 3 (7.69%) Time Management
7 3 (7.69%) Trend Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Validation
8 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.13%) Server Building
9 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.56%) Change Management
9 1 (2.56%) Information Security
9 1 (2.56%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
3 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) CCNP
4 5 (12.82%) JNCIA
4 5 (12.82%) JNCIE
4 5 (12.82%) JNCIP
4 5 (12.82%) JNCIS
5 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
6 3 (7.69%) CCNA
7 1 (2.56%) CCIE
7 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.56%) Degree
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) iptables
3 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Cisco
2 16 (41.03%) Juniper
3 5 (12.82%) Citrix
3 5 (12.82%) F5
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.26%) VMware
5 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 3 (7.69%) Splunk
6 2 (5.13%) Brocade
6 2 (5.13%) SAP
6 2 (5.13%) Symantec
7 1 (2.56%) BT
7 1 (2.56%) EMC
7 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) Nortel
7 1 (2.56%) Siemens
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