Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 September 2018 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 76 56
Rank change year-on-year -26 -20 +48
Contract jobs citing WAN 107 140 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.16% 2.87% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.30% 15.32% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 93 93
East of England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £138 £188 £239
90th Percentile £498 £524 £588
England median daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% -56.25% +70.21%
10th Percentile £9.73 £13.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £32.10 £28.95 £44.50
England median hourly rate £21.07 £17.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.28% -13.13% +17.65%

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 the East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 870 914 841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.55% 18.76% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 470 476
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £177 £170 £200
90th Percentile £566 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 107 58
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £22.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.86% -41.33% +22.95%
10th Percentile £11.40 £12.20 £12.78
90th Percentile £52.53 £43.00 £45.32
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.26 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.53% -22.30% +17.50%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the East of England

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in the East of England

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in the East of England

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in the East of England

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WAN in the East of England

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the East of England region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire -14 22 £285 -5.00% 7
Essex +1 20 £400 +23.08% 4
Bedfordshire +6 19 £300 -25.35% 4
Hertfordshire -36 17 £300 -20.00% 10
Suffolk -12 14 £488 -0.51% 3
East Anglia - 12 - - 8
Norfolk +22 3 - - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 81 (75.70%) LAN
2 47 (43.93%) Cisco
3 45 (42.06%) Data Centre
4 42 (39.25%) Firewall
5 34 (31.78%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (30.84%) Microsoft
7 26 (24.30%) Migration
8 25 (23.36%) Windows
9 24 (22.43%) Active Directory
10 23 (21.50%) ITIL
11 22 (20.56%) VMware
12 19 (17.76%) Citrix
13 18 (16.82%) CCNA
13 18 (16.82%) Internet
13 18 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (15.89%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (15.89%) DNS
14 17 (15.89%) Windows Server
15 16 (14.95%) Network Management
15 16 (14.95%) High Availability
15 16 (14.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 16 (14.95%) TCP/IP
16 15 (14.02%) Network Security
17 14 (13.08%) VoIP
17 14 (13.08%) CheckPoint
17 14 (13.08%) Configuration Management
17 14 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (12.15%) Self-Motivation
18 13 (12.15%) Project Management
18 13 (12.15%) MPLS

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 11 (10.28%) IIS
2 7 (6.54%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.61%) Office 365
4 4 (3.74%) Akamai
4 4 (3.74%) IaaS
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.93%) PaaS
5 1 (0.93%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 81 (75.70%) LAN
2 42 (39.25%) Firewall
3 18 (16.82%) Internet
4 17 (15.89%) DNS
4 17 (15.89%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (14.95%) TCP/IP
6 15 (14.02%) Network Security
7 14 (13.08%) VoIP
8 13 (12.15%) MPLS
9 12 (11.21%) SAN
9 12 (11.21%) WLAN
10 11 (10.28%) Broadband
10 11 (10.28%) NAS
11 10 (9.35%) DHCP
11 10 (9.35%) VPN
12 9 (8.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (8.41%) DSL
12 9 (8.41%) OSPF
12 9 (8.41%) Wireless
13 8 (7.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.54%) Big Data
3 3 (2.80%) MariaDB
3 3 (2.80%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Artifactory
1 1 (0.93%) JMeter
1 1 (0.93%) NUnit
1 1 (0.93%) Selenium
1 1 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
1 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (7.48%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.54%) Legal
3 5 (4.67%) Law
3 5 (4.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.80%) Finance
5 2 (1.87%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (21.50%) Network Engineer
2 19 (17.76%) Analyst
3 11 (10.28%) Business Analyst
3 11 (10.28%) Network Security Engineer
3 11 (10.28%) Security Engineer
4 10 (9.35%) Developer
5 9 (8.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.54%) Consultant
7 7 (6.54%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (6.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 6 (5.61%) Network Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) Administrator
9 5 (4.67%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.74%) Incident Manager
10 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) Network Administrator
10 4 (3.74%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.28%) HTML
1 11 (10.28%) Middleware
2 7 (6.54%) Ajax
2 7 (6.54%) CGI
2 7 (6.54%) JSON
3 5 (4.67%) 802.1X
4 4 (3.74%) Web Services
5 3 (2.80%) jQuery
6 1 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (42.06%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.15%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (10.28%) Clustering
4 7 (6.54%) Media Streaming
5 5 (4.67%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.74%) CMDB
6 4 (3.74%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.80%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.87%) NHS
9 1 (0.93%) Animation
9 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.93%) Replication
9 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.36%) Windows
2 17 (15.89%) Windows Server
3 13 (12.15%) Linux
4 7 (6.54%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (5.61%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.87%) Android
7 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.87%) Unix
7 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.93%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.30%) Migration
2 23 (21.50%) ITIL
3 16 (14.95%) High Availability
3 16 (14.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (14.95%) Network Management
4 14 (13.08%) Configuration Management
4 14 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (12.15%) Load Balancing
5 13 (12.15%) Project Management
6 11 (10.28%) Identity Management
6 11 (10.28%) Incident Management
6 11 (10.28%) Network Optimisation
6 11 (10.28%) Secure Coding
6 11 (10.28%) SIEM
6 11 (10.28%) Validation
6 11 (10.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 9 (8.41%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (7.48%) Software Engineering
9 7 (6.54%) Analytics
9 7 (6.54%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.54%) C
1 7 (6.54%) C++
1 7 (6.54%) Embedded C
1 7 (6.54%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.74%) SQL
3 3 (2.80%) PHP
4 2 (1.87%) Python
5 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.93%) R
5 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (31.78%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (16.82%) CCNA
3 10 (9.35%) CCNP
4 9 (8.41%) CCSA
5 8 (7.48%) CCIE
6 7 (6.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (3.74%) CCDP
7 4 (3.74%) CCSE
7 4 (3.74%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (2.80%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.80%) CCENT
8 3 (2.80%) CCIE Data Center
9 2 (1.87%) CCDE
9 2 (1.87%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.93%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.93%) Degree
10 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) SLA
2 5 (4.67%) GDPR
3 2 (1.87%) QA
4 1 (0.93%) GxP
4 1 (0.93%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (22.43%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.87%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.87%) XenApp
5 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (3.74%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.80%) Ansible
3 3 (2.80%) Cacti
3 3 (2.80%) Terraform
4 2 (1.87%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.87%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.93%) Nagios
5 1 (0.93%) SCCM
5 1 (0.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (43.93%) Cisco
2 33 (30.84%) Microsoft
3 22 (20.56%) VMware
4 19 (17.76%) Citrix
5 14 (13.08%) CheckPoint
6 8 (7.48%) Palo Alto
7 7 (6.54%) F5
7 7 (6.54%) Remedy
8 6 (5.61%) Juniper
8 6 (5.61%) Riverbed
9 5 (4.67%) Avaya
9 5 (4.67%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.74%) Apple
10 4 (3.74%) Aruba
10 4 (3.74%) Cloudera
11 3 (2.80%) CA
11 3 (2.80%) Dell
11 3 (2.80%) Google
11 3 (2.80%) McAfee
11 3 (2.80%) NETGEAR