The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East / Middlesex
Rank 15 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.58% 1.23% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 16.67% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £420 £280 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £184 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £376 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -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 Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 19.85% 7.36% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 12
Median daily rate £388 £394 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +10.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £160 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 23 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for WAN.

1 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (37.50%) VoIP
4 3 (37.50%) SLA
4 3 (37.50%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (25.00%) SSL
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
6 1 (12.50%) CCVP
6 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) HP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
5 2 (25.00%) SSL
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Network Administrator
5 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Presales
2 1 (12.50%) SIEM
2 1 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
1 3 (37.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Dynatrace
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk