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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.82% 5.49% 3.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.04% 31.25% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£398 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.96% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.77%
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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
46 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 29.30% 17.58% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 2
Average daily rate £348 £278 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.22% -20.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £23.86 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 5 (62.50%) MPLS
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Quality Management
3 4 (50.00%) Process Management
3 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) WorkSite
3 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (50.00%) XenServer
3 4 (50.00%) vSphere
3 4 (50.00%) Big Data
3 4 (50.00%) Data Analytics
3 4 (50.00%) Analytics
3 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Change Control
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (50.00%) WorkSite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 5 (62.50%) MPLS
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (12.50%) HSRP
3 1 (12.50%) Multicast
3 1 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (12.50%) ATM
3 1 (12.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
3 1 (12.50%) ICMP
3 1 (12.50%) TACACS
3 1 (12.50%) Telnet
3 1 (12.50%) VRRP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
1 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 4 (50.00%) Process Management
2 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (50.00%) Change Control
2 4 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 4 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
1 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (50.00%) XenServer
1 4 (50.00%) vSphere
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Brocade
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp