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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 31 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.59% 2.84% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.62% 22.22% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £310 £450 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +73.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £450 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £450 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
65 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 34.39% 12.77% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 10
Median daily rate £320 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +26.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £32.73 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) IPsec
4 2 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
5 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (20.00%) Product Management
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (20.00%) FCoE
5 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (20.00%) Frame Relay

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (40.00%) IPsec
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (20.00%) FabricPath
3 1 (20.00%) FCoE
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (20.00%) FWSM
3 1 (20.00%) IOS XR
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Support
2 2 (40.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (20.00%) Product Management
1 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (20.00%) Brocade
5 1 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (20.00%) Riverbed