The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 12 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 6.25% 4.32% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% 36.36% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Median daily rate £625 £544 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% +335.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -9.09%

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
12 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 12.50% 11.89% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 19
Median daily rate £625 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -17.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Luton region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017, 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 Luton region with a requirement for WAN.

1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
1 11 (78.57%) E-Commerce
1 11 (78.57%) DNS
1 11 (78.57%) Load Balancing
1 11 (78.57%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (78.57%) High Availability
1 11 (78.57%) IaaS
1 11 (78.57%) Relational Database
2 10 (71.43%) Service Management
3 9 (64.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (64.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (50.00%) Capacity Management
4 7 (50.00%) LAN
4 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) MPLS
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
5 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
5 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
5 3 (21.43%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (14.29%) vSphere
6 2 (14.29%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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:

Cloud Services
1 11 (78.57%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (78.57%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) DNS
2 7 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (21.43%) MPLS
3 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
5 1 (7.14%) HSRP
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Architect
2 12 (85.71%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (42.86%) AWS Architect
4 4 (28.57%) Technical Architect
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Lead Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (7.14%) SCCM Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) E-Commerce
1 11 (78.57%) High Availability
1 11 (78.57%) Load Balancing
2 10 (71.43%) Service Management
3 9 (64.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (64.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (50.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCITP
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCDE
2 1 (7.14%) CCIE
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) VCAP
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) vSphere
2 2 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) Simpana
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) CommVault
3 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
3 1 (7.14%) Meru Networks