The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Watford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 32 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.73% 1.15% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 7.69% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
29 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 21.17% 14.94% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate £325 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £23.86 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WAN
Hertfordshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) Aruba
3 1 (33.33%) Meru Networks
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) HNC
3 1 (33.33%) HND
3 1 (33.33%) MS Access
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Database Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) HNC
1 1 (33.33%) HND
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) Meru Networks
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sage
Watford, Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
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Posted: 5 days ago