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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.19% - 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% - 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£260 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.29 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% -11.33%
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
21 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 15.33% 9.41% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 6
Average daily rate £335 £368 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.84% +18.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.75 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Watford region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 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 7 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) CCNP
5 3 (42.86%) HP
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 2 (28.57%) CCSA
6 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 2 (28.57%) VoIP
6 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
6 2 (28.57%) Network Security
6 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
6 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
6 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
6 2 (28.57%) Aruba
7 1 (14.29%) Lync
7 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (14.29%) Meru Networks
7 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 1 (14.29%) PPP
7 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 1 (14.29%) ATM
7 1 (14.29%) Intel

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (14.29%) ATM
5 1 (14.29%) PPP
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (14.29%) BGP
5 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCSA
3 1 (14.29%) CCSE
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) MOM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
3 2 (28.57%) Aruba
4 1 (14.29%) Meru Networks
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Intel
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Mitel
4 1 (14.29%) Fortinet