The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.80% 1.19% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.82% 8.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate £563 £125 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+350.00% -62.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
WAN
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
22 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 11.96% 14.88% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 6
Average daily rate £375 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Luton region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Luton

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Luton region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 6 (60.00%) High Availability
4 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (50.00%) IaaS
4 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (30.00%) Service Management
7 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (20.00%) Sitecore
7 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
7 2 (20.00%) Line Management
7 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
7 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (20.00%) hybris
7 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
8 1 (10.00%) Re-Platforming

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (50.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) MPLS
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
1 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (20.00%) AWS Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Support Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) High Availability
2 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Line Management
4 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) hybris
1 2 (20.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
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