The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.78% 2.80% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.04% 21.43% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £213 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -39.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +16.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -21.42%
WAN
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
23 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 21.30% 13.08% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 12
Median daily rate £500 £223 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+124.71% -40.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £32.73 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016, 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 Watford region with a requirement for WAN.

1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Driving Licence
4 2 (33.33%) IPsec
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) DMZ
5 1 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (16.67%) Finance

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) IPsec
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (16.67%) DMZ
4 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Junior
2 2 (33.33%) Junior Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Support
2 2 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Product Management
1 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
1 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto