The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 18 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.39% 0.92% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 4.76% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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Hertfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 22.03% 19.27% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Average daily rate £375 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £445 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Watford

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) XenServer
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Lync
4 2 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Change Control
4 2 (40.00%) Big Data
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (40.00%) Data Analytics
4 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) WorkSite
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Analytics
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (40.00%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 2 (40.00%) Lync
1 2 (40.00%) WorkSite
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (20.00%) Ethereal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Junior IT Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Junior Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) IT Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Junior
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (40.00%) Process Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) XenServer
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) F5
2 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Mitel
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Intel
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet