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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.55% 4.52% 4.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 16.28% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £375 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
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
15 43 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.63% 27.74% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 10
Median daily rate £300 £300 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £375 £278
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £23.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) DWDM
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Degree

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 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) DWDM
2 1 (50.00%) FabricPath
2 1 (50.00%) FCoE
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (50.00%) FWSM
2 1 (50.00%) IOS XR
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) IT Architect
1 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Presales Solution Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware