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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 26 39
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13  
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.53% 3.44% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.75% 21.57% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £415 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.68% -14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £320 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £320 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.90% +2.38%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 61 51 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 17.13% 15.94% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 20
Median daily rate £415 £323 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.68% +3.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -1 3 £600 - 1
Henlow - 3 £375 -
Bedford -6 1 £138 - 7
Dunstable - 1 - -
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 11 (68.75%) LAN
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
3 7 (43.75%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Service Management
4 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
4 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (31.25%) High Availability
4 5 (31.25%) IaaS
4 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
5 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) Migration
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
5 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
6 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (18.75%) Firewall
6 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management
7 2 (12.50%) F5
7 2 (12.50%) Dependency Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (31.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) LAN
2 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) VLAN
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) WLAN
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.25%) DMVPN
5 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (6.25%) FTP
5 1 (6.25%) H.323
5 1 (6.25%) IPv4
5 1 (6.25%) ISDN
5 1 (6.25%) OSPF
5 1 (6.25%) TACACS
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (18.75%) AWS Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Coordinator
2 3 (18.75%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Implementation Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Services Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) PDA
2 1 (6.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
3 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (31.25%) High Availability
3 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
3 5 (31.25%) Service Management
4 4 (25.00%) Migration
4 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management
5 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Dependency Management
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (12.50%) Process Management
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CCIE
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) CCSA
3 1 (6.25%) CCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (6.25%) DameWare
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) F5
3 2 (12.50%) Mitel
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Nokia
4 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
4 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec