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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 62 51 52
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.29% 1.79% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.45% 10.17% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £278 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.14% -26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £205 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £391 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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
202 118 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.71% 17.59% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 51 23
Average daily rate £350 £275 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 12
Average hourly rate £21.53 £23.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 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 28 July 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
Hemel Hempstead +2 4 £388 -
Watford -5 3 £450 +62.16% 3
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £475 -
St Albans - 1 £288 - 1
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 39 (88.64%) LAN
2 18 (40.91%) Windows
3 16 (36.36%) ITIL
3 16 (36.36%) Cisco
3 16 (36.36%) VMware
4 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
4 13 (29.55%) Citrix
5 12 (27.27%) HP
5 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 10 (22.73%) SQL
6 10 (22.73%) Firewall
7 9 (20.45%) Service Management
7 9 (20.45%) MS Exchange
7 9 (20.45%) Configuration Management
7 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
8 8 (18.18%) vSphere
8 8 (18.18%) MS Office
8 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2
8 8 (18.18%) Service Delivery
8 8 (18.18%) Project Management
9 7 (15.91%) VPN
9 7 (15.91%) MPLS
9 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
10 6 (13.64%) XenServer
10 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
10 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (13.64%) Degree
10 6 (13.64%) NetApp
10 6 (13.64%) Lotus

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (20.45%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.64%) IBM Notes
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.09%) WorkSite
4 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.55%) IIS
6 1 (2.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Office
2 5 (11.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (88.64%) LAN
2 10 (22.73%) Firewall
3 7 (15.91%) MPLS
3 7 (15.91%) VPN
4 6 (13.64%) SAN
4 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.82%) DNS
5 3 (6.82%) VoIP
5 3 (6.82%) DHCP
5 3 (6.82%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.55%) OSPF
6 2 (4.55%) BGP
6 2 (4.55%) EIGRP
6 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.55%) Wireless
6 2 (4.55%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.55%) SSL
6 2 (4.55%) Internet
6 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.27%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) MS Access
3 4 (9.09%) Big Data
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.27%) Gerrit
General
1 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Legal
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Project Manager
1 8 (18.18%) Analyst
2 5 (11.36%) Service Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Network Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) IT Auditor
5 2 (4.55%) Support Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Auditor
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Statistics
2 5 (11.36%) CMDB
3 2 (4.55%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.55%) PMI
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) VLE
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.09%) Linux
5 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.55%) HPUX
6 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.55%) UNIX
6 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.27%) SUSE
7 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) ITIL
2 9 (20.45%) Configuration Management
2 9 (20.45%) Service Management
3 8 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 8 (18.18%) Project Management
3 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (11.36%) Change Control
5 5 (11.36%) Data Analysis
6 4 (9.09%) Quality Management
6 4 (9.09%) Process Management
6 4 (9.09%) Data Analytics
6 4 (9.09%) Analytics
6 4 (9.09%) Migration
7 3 (6.82%) ITIL V3
8 2 (4.55%) High Availability
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.55%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) VBScript
2 1 (2.27%) Python
2 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.27%) Korn
2 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.27%) R
2 1 (2.27%) C
2 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) Degree
3 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) CCNP
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (6.82%) MCSE
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.27%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.27%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (18.18%) vSphere
4 6 (13.64%) XenServer
5 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.82%) VMware ESX
7 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.55%) XenApp
8 1 (2.27%) NFS
8 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.27%) Cacti
3 1 (2.27%) OpenView
3 1 (2.27%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Cisco
1 16 (36.36%) VMware
2 13 (29.55%) Citrix
3 12 (27.27%) HP
4 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 6 (13.64%) NetApp
5 6 (13.64%) Lotus
6 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 4 (9.09%) F5
7 3 (6.82%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.82%) Lumension
7 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.55%) Apple
8 2 (4.55%) Sun
8 2 (4.55%) Brocade
8 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.55%) Veeam
8 2 (4.55%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.27%) Aruba
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