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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 54 46 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.37% 3.09% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.89% 18.45% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
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£350 £308 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% +0.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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
91 103 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.81% 16.75% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 42 31
Average daily rate £375 £308 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +0.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 10
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.70 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £23.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 January 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 4 £350 - 4
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 2
Hertford - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (86.36%) LAN
2 16 (72.73%) Cisco
3 15 (68.18%) Firewall
4 9 (40.91%) Wireless
4 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
5 7 (31.82%) CCNA
5 7 (31.82%) ITIL
6 6 (27.27%) F5
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 5 (22.73%) VPN
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) VMware
7 5 (22.73%) MPLS
8 4 (18.18%) CCNP
8 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
8 4 (18.18%) VoIP
8 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
8 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
9 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
9 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
9 3 (13.64%) HP
9 3 (13.64%) McAfee
10 2 (9.09%) Project Management
10 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
10 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
10 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) WorkSite
1 2 (9.09%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (86.36%) LAN
2 15 (68.18%) Firewall
3 9 (40.91%) Wireless
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (22.73%) VPN
4 5 (22.73%) MPLS
5 4 (18.18%) VoIP
6 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
7 1 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.55%) WAAS
7 1 (4.55%) tcpdump
7 1 (4.55%) snoop
7 1 (4.55%) VLAN
7 1 (4.55%) Ethereal
7 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
7 1 (4.55%) Network Security
7 1 (4.55%) ISDN
7 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) Big Data
General
1 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Junior
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Junior Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Network Support
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Junior IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support
4 1 (4.55%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 2 (9.09%) NHS
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Social Media
2 1 (4.55%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) e-Health
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) CentOS
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
4 2 (9.09%) Process Management
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Analytics
4 2 (9.09%) Data Analytics
4 2 (9.09%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.55%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (31.82%) CCNA
3 4 (18.18%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) CCIE
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) PMP
5 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CCDP
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) XenServer
3 2 (9.09%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) Snort
4 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.55%) MOM
2 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
3 6 (27.27%) F5
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) VMware
5 3 (13.64%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) McAfee
6 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.55%) Mitel
7 1 (4.55%) Juniper
7 1 (4.55%) CA
7 1 (4.55%) IBM
7 1 (4.55%) Intel
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