Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 113 84
Rank change year-on-year +21 -29 -26
Contract jobs citing WAN 82 98 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.08% 1.93% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.63% 10.75% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 35 94
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £183 £135 £197
90th Percentile £533 £506 £543
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £23.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.80% +36.43% -56.25%
10th Percentile £16.20 £13.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £20.55 £30.00 £28.95
England median hourly rate £19.00 £23.15 £17.38
% change year-on-year -17.93% +33.24% -17.26%

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 649 912 946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.47% 17.97% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 407 467
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £213 £193 £159
90th Percentile £538 £553 £555
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 61 123
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -34.00% -30.56%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.25 £12.80
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.70
England median hourly rate £25.68 £19.69 £19.00
% change year-on-year +30.40% +3.64% -15.56%

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 12 November 2019.

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
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 12 November 2019. 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 +19 29 £500 +42.86% 17
Cambridgeshire -1 19 £398 +59.00% 21
Bedfordshire +6 13 £425 +36.00% 6
Essex +38 11 £350 -12.50% 10
Norfolk +16 10 £525 - 6
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 60 (73.17%) LAN
2 48 (58.54%) Cisco
3 44 (53.66%) Firewall
4 26 (31.71%) Windows
5 22 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (24.39%) CCNA
7 19 (23.17%) TCP/IP
8 18 (21.95%) Data Centre
9 17 (20.73%) Windows Server
9 17 (20.73%) Active Directory
10 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
10 15 (18.29%) Wireless
10 15 (18.29%) Migration
11 14 (17.07%) VMware
11 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
12 13 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
12 13 (15.85%) CCNP
12 13 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 12 (14.63%) Network Security
14 11 (13.41%) Network Management
14 11 (13.41%) VPN
14 11 (13.41%) Linux
14 11 (13.41%) Citrix
15 10 (12.20%) Juniper
15 10 (12.20%) NetApp
15 10 (12.20%) Azure
15 10 (12.20%) Capacity Management
16 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (10.98%) AWS

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 6 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.10%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.66%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.22%) Apache
4 1 (1.22%) nginx
4 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.20%) Azure
2 9 (10.98%) AWS
3 4 (4.88%) GCP
3 4 (4.88%) IaaS
3 4 (4.88%) PaaS
4 2 (2.44%) Office 365
4 2 (2.44%) SaaS
5 1 (1.22%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (73.17%) LAN
2 44 (53.66%) Firewall
3 19 (23.17%) TCP/IP
4 15 (18.29%) Wireless
5 12 (14.63%) Network Security
6 11 (13.41%) VPN
7 8 (9.76%) MPLS
7 8 (9.76%) VoIP
8 7 (8.54%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (8.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (8.54%) SAN
9 6 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (6.10%) DNS
10 5 (6.10%) Skype
10 5 (6.10%) WLAN
11 4 (4.88%) Unified Communications
12 3 (3.66%) DHCP
13 2 (2.44%) BGP
13 2 (2.44%) Internet
13 2 (2.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.22%) BigQuery
3 1 (1.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 9 (10.98%) Back Office
1 9 (10.98%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.66%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (41.46%) Network Engineer
2 15 (18.29%) Architect
3 12 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (13.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (12.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Network Architect
8 5 (6.10%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (6.10%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (6.10%) Network Specialist
9 4 (4.88%) Citrix Architect
9 4 (4.88%) Implementation Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) Velocity
2 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.22%) jQuery
2 1 (1.22%) LAMP
2 1 (1.22%) Laravel
2 1 (1.22%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.22%) React
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.95%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.76%) Clustering
3 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.32%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.66%) NHS
4 3 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.66%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.44%) iPhone
5 2 (2.44%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.22%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.22%) iPad
6 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (31.71%) Windows
2 17 (20.73%) Windows Server
3 11 (13.41%) Linux
4 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (9.76%) Unix
6 7 (8.54%) CentOS
6 7 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (8.54%) Solaris
6 7 (8.54%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.88%) Android
8 3 (3.66%) AIX
8 3 (3.66%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.44%) VMS
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.29%) Migration
2 13 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (13.41%) Network Management
4 10 (12.20%) Capacity Management
5 9 (10.98%) ITIL
6 8 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (9.76%) DevOps
7 7 (8.54%) Network Load Balancing
7 7 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (8.54%) Service Management
8 6 (7.32%) IT Strategy
8 6 (7.32%) Proactive Management
8 6 (7.32%) Problem Management
9 5 (6.10%) BCP
9 5 (6.10%) Business Continuity
9 5 (6.10%) Business Continuity Planning
9 5 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (6.10%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.88%) Python
1 4 (4.88%) SQL
2 1 (1.22%) Java
2 1 (1.22%) PHP
2 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (24.39%) CCNA
3 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
4 13 (15.85%) CCNP
4 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
5 7 (8.54%) CCSA
5 7 (8.54%) CCSE
5 7 (8.54%) Check Point Certification
5 7 (8.54%) Degree
6 4 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.88%) MCSE
6 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.22%) CCDP
8 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (20.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.76%) Hyper-V
3 8 (9.76%) vSphere
4 6 (7.32%) ISA Server
5 3 (3.66%) Ceph
6 2 (2.44%) Docker
7 1 (1.22%) vCloud
7 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) vCenter Server
2 7 (8.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (7.32%) FortiGate
4 4 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (4.88%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.66%) Grafana
5 3 (3.66%) Prometheus
6 2 (2.44%) Nessus
7 1 (1.22%) SCCM
7 1 (1.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (58.54%) Cisco
2 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
3 14 (17.07%) VMware
4 11 (13.41%) Citrix
5 10 (12.20%) Juniper
5 10 (12.20%) NetApp
6 8 (9.76%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.54%) HP
7 7 (8.54%) Symantec
8 5 (6.10%) Mitel
8 5 (6.10%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.88%) Sophos
10 3 (3.66%) 3Com
10 3 (3.66%) Aruba
10 3 (3.66%) F5
10 3 (3.66%) Google
10 3 (3.66%) Huawei
10 3 (3.66%) Meraki
10 3 (3.66%) Oracle
11 2 (2.44%) Fortinet