Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 16 43
Rank change year-on-year -28 +27 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 24 51 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.50% 8.06% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.60% 44.74% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 16
Bedfordshire median daily rate £382 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.15% +7.94% +31.25%
10th Percentile £224 £305 £303
90th Percentile £494 £650 £470
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +21.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £34.81 £20.25
% change year-on-year -50.08% +71.88% -41.52%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 129 114 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.80% 18.01% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 58 46
Bedfordshire median daily rate £382 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.83% -1.64% +8.93%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £213
90th Percentile £525 £589 £500
East of England median daily rate £369 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 11
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £29.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.62% +91.94% +40.91%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £14.25 £40.25 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.67% +22.45%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Bedfordshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Bedfordshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Bedfordshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Bedfordshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -16 10 £419 -28.62%
Henlow - 8 £365 -
Dunstable -2 2 - -
Bedford -9 2 £306 -7.20%
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 24 (100.00%) LAN
2 12 (50.00%) Migration
3 11 (45.83%) Telecoms
4 8 (33.33%) Project Management
4 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco
4 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) JSP 440
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
6 6 (25.00%) Firewall
6 6 (25.00%) CCNP
6 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (25.00%) Retail
7 5 (20.83%) Change Control
7 5 (20.83%) F5
8 4 (16.67%) H.323
8 4 (16.67%) Finance
8 4 (16.67%) Service Management
8 4 (16.67%) Process Management
8 4 (16.67%) Wireless
8 4 (16.67%) IPsec
8 4 (16.67%) VPN
8 4 (16.67%) DNS
8 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (12.50%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (12.50%) Presales

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) H.323
3 4 (16.67%) IPsec
3 4 (16.67%) VPN
3 4 (16.67%) Wireless
4 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (12.50%) Internet
4 3 (12.50%) MPLS
4 3 (12.50%) PSTN
4 3 (12.50%) SSL
4 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.33%) Skype
5 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.33%) WLAN
6 1 (4.17%) DMVPN
General
1 11 (45.83%) Telecoms
2 6 (25.00%) Retail
3 4 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (12.50%) Legal
5 1 (4.17%) Electronics
5 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Coordinator
1 7 (29.17%) Project Coordinator
2 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Business Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Network Support
4 3 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Project Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 2 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Migration
2 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 8 (33.33%) Project Management
3 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
4 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.83%) Change Control
6 4 (16.67%) Process Management
6 4 (16.67%) Service Management
7 3 (12.50%) Adaptive Security
7 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (12.50%) Presales
7 3 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (12.50%) Validation
8 2 (8.33%) ITIL
8 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
8 2 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
9 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
9 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (4.17%) ITSM
9 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.33%) CCIE
4 2 (8.33%) MCSA
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) CCSA
5 1 (4.17%) CCSE
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) MCP
5 1 (4.17%) MCSE
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.17%) DameWare
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) F5
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Avaya
4 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.33%) Virgin Media
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Mitel
5 1 (4.17%) Nokia
5 1 (4.17%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec