Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 80 54
Rank change year-on-year -17 -26 +37
Contract jobs citing WAN 99 135 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.09% 2.87% 3.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.72% 15.81% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 93 90
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15% +20.00%
10th Percentile £201 £154 £255
90th Percentile £499 £496 £588
England median daily rate £400 £398 £388
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.58% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 6
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.17 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.45% -59.58% +50.94%
10th Percentile £9.73 £13.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £32.08 £29.75 £51.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% -21.43% -6.67%

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 778 854 789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.45% 18.15% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 458 453
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £159 £208
90th Percentile £549 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 95 59
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £19.90 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.57% -46.93% +55.44%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.40 £12.75
90th Percentile £46.50 £45.10 £46.36
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Hertfordshire -40 23 £331 -11.67% 25
Cambridgeshire -18 19 £310 - 7
Bedfordshire +5 17 £335 -19.28% 4
Essex +8 12 £400 +23.08% 2
Suffolk -4 12 £475 -3.06%
East Anglia - 11 - -
Norfolk +12 5 £350 +6.06% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (81.82%) LAN
2 50 (50.51%) Cisco
3 46 (46.46%) Data Centre
4 45 (45.45%) Firewall
5 40 (40.40%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (29.29%) Microsoft
7 26 (26.26%) ITIL
8 22 (22.22%) VMware
9 21 (21.21%) Migration
9 21 (21.21%) Windows
9 21 (21.21%) Active Directory
10 19 (19.19%) CCNA
10 19 (19.19%) Network Security
11 18 (18.18%) Citrix
12 16 (16.16%) CheckPoint
12 16 (16.16%) TCP/IP
12 16 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (15.15%) CCNP
14 13 (13.13%) Internet
14 13 (13.13%) MPLS
14 13 (13.13%) Wireless
14 13 (13.13%) Validation
14 13 (13.13%) Windows Server
14 13 (13.13%) Network Management
14 13 (13.13%) High Availability
15 12 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (12.12%) Load Balancing
15 12 (12.12%) OSPF
15 12 (12.12%) SAN
15 12 (12.12%) WLAN

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 9 (9.09%) IIS
2 4 (4.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.01%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.05%) Akamai
4 4 (4.04%) IaaS
4 4 (4.04%) Office 365
5 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (81.82%) LAN
2 45 (45.45%) Firewall
3 19 (19.19%) Network Security
4 16 (16.16%) TCP/IP
5 13 (13.13%) Internet
5 13 (13.13%) MPLS
5 13 (13.13%) Wireless
6 12 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (12.12%) OSPF
6 12 (12.12%) SAN
6 12 (12.12%) WLAN
7 11 (11.11%) DNS
8 10 (10.10%) BGP
8 10 (10.10%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (10.10%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (9.09%) NAS
9 9 (9.09%) VPN
10 8 (8.08%) VLAN
11 6 (6.06%) VoIP
11 6 (6.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) Big Data
3 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.01%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.01%) JMeter
2 1 (1.01%) NUnit
2 1 (1.01%) Selenium
2 1 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.01%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.08%) Legal
3 5 (5.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (4.04%) Finance
4 4 (4.04%) Law
5 2 (2.02%) Advertising
6 1 (1.01%) Games
6 1 (1.01%) Marketing
6 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (31.31%) Network Engineer
2 17 (17.17%) Analyst
3 11 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 11 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 10 (10.10%) Business Analyst
5 9 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.07%) Administrator
6 7 (7.07%) Consultant
6 7 (7.07%) Desktop Support
6 7 (7.07%) Network Administrator
7 6 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (6.06%) Network Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) WAN Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.09%) Middleware
2 6 (6.06%) 802.1X
3 4 (4.04%) HTML
3 4 (4.04%) Web Services
4 2 (2.02%) XML
5 1 (1.01%) .NET
5 1 (1.01%) Ajax
5 1 (1.01%) CGI
5 1 (1.01%) CSS
5 1 (1.01%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.01%) JSON
5 1 (1.01%) LINQ
5 1 (1.01%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 46 (46.46%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.09%) Clustering
3 6 (6.06%) Driving Licence
4 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.05%) CMDB
4 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.05%) Virtual Team
5 4 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.03%) NHS
7 1 (1.01%) Animation
7 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.01%) Media Streaming
7 1 (1.01%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.21%) Windows
2 13 (13.13%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.07%) Linux
4 3 (3.03%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.02%) Android
5 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.01%) Unix
6 1 (1.01%) VMS
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.26%) ITIL
2 21 (21.21%) Migration
3 13 (13.13%) High Availability
3 13 (13.13%) Network Management
3 13 (13.13%) Validation
4 12 (12.12%) Load Balancing
5 9 (9.09%) Change Management
5 9 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 9 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 9 (9.09%) Network Optimisation
5 9 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (9.09%) Project Management
5 9 (9.09%) Secure Coding
5 9 (9.09%) SIEM
5 9 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 8 (8.08%) Incident Management
6 8 (8.08%) Proactive Monitoring
7 6 (6.06%) Network Design
8 5 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.04%) SQL
2 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.02%) Python
3 1 (1.01%) C
3 1 (1.01%) C#
3 1 (1.01%) C++
3 1 (1.01%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.01%) R
3 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (40.40%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (19.19%) CCNA
3 15 (15.15%) CCNP
4 10 (10.10%) CCIE
5 8 (8.08%) CCSA
6 5 (5.05%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (4.04%) CCDP
7 4 (4.04%) CCSE
7 4 (4.04%) Degree
7 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (3.03%) A+ Certification
8 3 (3.03%) CCENT
8 3 (3.03%) CCIE Data Center
8 3 (3.03%) MCP
8 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.02%) CCDE
9 2 (2.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.01%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) SLA
2 4 (4.04%) GDPR
3 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.01%) GxP
4 1 (1.01%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.05%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.02%) XenApp
5 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (4.04%) Stealthwatch
3 3 (3.03%) Ansible
3 3 (3.03%) Terraform
4 2 (2.02%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.01%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.01%) Nagios
5 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.01%) Puppet
5 1 (1.01%) SCCM
5 1 (1.01%) SCOM
5 1 (1.01%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.01%) vRealize
Vendors
1 50 (50.51%) Cisco
2 29 (29.29%) Microsoft
3 22 (22.22%) VMware
4 18 (18.18%) Citrix
5 16 (16.16%) CheckPoint
6 9 (9.09%) Palo Alto
7 7 (7.07%) Aruba
7 7 (7.07%) F5
7 7 (7.07%) Riverbed
7 7 (7.07%) SolarWinds
8 6 (6.06%) Juniper
9 5 (5.05%) Arista
9 5 (5.05%) HP
9 5 (5.05%) ShoreTel
10 4 (4.04%) Apple
10 4 (4.04%) BT
10 4 (4.04%) Cloudera
10 4 (4.04%) Extreme Networks
11 3 (3.03%) Google
11 3 (3.03%) Mitel