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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 31 31 41
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10  
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.53% 1.63% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.14% 18.52% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £625 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% +10.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -29.94% -12.50%  

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 29 27 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 10.47% 8.82% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 27
Median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +9 5 £625 +19.04% 1
Dunstable - 1 - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 13 (65.00%) LAN
1 13 (65.00%) DNS
2 11 (55.00%) Linux
2 11 (55.00%) E-Commerce
2 11 (55.00%) Load Balancing
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (55.00%) High Availability
2 11 (55.00%) IaaS
2 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
3 10 (50.00%) Service Management
4 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (45.00%) Windows
4 9 (45.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (35.00%) Capacity Management
5 7 (35.00%) Citrix
6 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco
8 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (20.00%) Firewall
8 4 (20.00%) VMware
9 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
9 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (15.00%) MPLS
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
9 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus

WAN
Top Related 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 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (55.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) DNS
1 13 (65.00%) LAN
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (15.00%) MPLS
3 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (10.00%) DHCP
4 2 (10.00%) VLAN
4 2 (10.00%) VoIP
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
4 2 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.00%) FTP
5 1 (5.00%) IPsec
5 1 (5.00%) ISDN
5 1 (5.00%) OSPF
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) VRRP
5 1 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Architect
2 12 (60.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (30.00%) AWS Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Data Centre Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (10.00%) VMware Architect
6 2 (10.00%) WAN Project Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Lead Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Network Technical Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Project Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Project Portfolio Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Portfolio Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Solaris
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (55.00%) E-Commerce
1 11 (55.00%) High Availability
1 11 (55.00%) Load Balancing
2 10 (50.00%) Service Management
3 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (45.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (35.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (15.00%) Dependency Management
5 3 (15.00%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Network Management
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCIE
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) MCITP
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CCDE
3 1 (5.00%) CCSA
3 1 (5.00%) CCSE
3 1 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.00%) VCAP
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Citrix
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Mitel
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) CommVault
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.00%) Meru Networks
6 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
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