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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.47% 2.22% 3.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.17% 16.67% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -27.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
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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
24 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 11.37% 13.33% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 11
Average daily rate £350 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) BT
2 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (66.67%) Aastra
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) PBX
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) 3Com

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (66.67%) PBX
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Control
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) BT
2 2 (66.67%) Aastra
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
3 1 (33.33%) 3Com