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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / East of England
Rank 67 46 79
Rank change year-on-year -21 +33  
Contract jobs citing WAN 60 84 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.76% 3.42% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.50% 23.80% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 26
Median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £258 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £525 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £57.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.78% +43.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -31.88% -10.00%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 387 353 388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.83% 14.37% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 196 187
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 63
Median hourly rate £22.85 £43.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.77% +84.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
Hertfordshire -4 25 £300 -22.58% 5
Cambridgeshire -12 9 £386 -6.42% 7
Suffolk +1 8 £494 +36.20%
Bedfordshire 0 7 £625 +19.04% 1
Essex -5 6 £400 +66.66% 1
Norfolk 0 5 £285 -0.86% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 95 (79.83%) LAN
2 44 (36.97%) Cisco
3 42 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (32.77%) Firewall
5 28 (23.53%) Windows
5 28 (23.53%) Data Centre
6 26 (21.85%) Active Directory
6 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
6 26 (21.85%) Wireless
7 24 (20.17%) CCNA
8 23 (19.33%) Security Cleared
9 21 (17.65%) DNS
10 20 (16.81%) Load Balancing
11 18 (15.13%) SC Cleared
11 18 (15.13%) Network Security
11 18 (15.13%) ITIL
12 17 (14.29%) VPN
12 17 (14.29%) Internet
12 17 (14.29%) High Availability
13 16 (13.45%) Citrix
13 16 (13.45%) WLAN
14 15 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (12.61%) Juniper
14 15 (12.61%) CCNP
14 15 (12.61%) VMware
15 14 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
16 13 (10.92%) MCSE
16 13 (10.92%) Linux
16 13 (10.92%) Migration
16 13 (10.92%) Agile Software Development

WAN
Top Related 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 5 (4.20%) IIS
1 5 (4.20%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.52%) GroupWise
2 3 (2.52%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (9.24%) MS Office
2 6 (5.04%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.24%) IaaS
3 3 (2.52%) Office 365
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.68%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 95 (79.83%) LAN
2 39 (32.77%) Firewall
3 26 (21.85%) Wireless
4 21 (17.65%) DNS
5 18 (15.13%) Network Security
6 17 (14.29%) Internet
6 17 (14.29%) VPN
7 16 (13.45%) WLAN
8 12 (10.08%) TCP/IP
8 12 (10.08%) VoIP
9 11 (9.24%) ISDN
10 10 (8.40%) Broadband
10 10 (8.40%) MPLS
11 8 (6.72%) SAN
12 7 (5.88%) IPsec
13 6 (5.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (5.04%) OSPF
14 5 (4.20%) BGP
14 5 (4.20%) FTP
14 5 (4.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.24%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (10.08%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.20%) Banking
4 4 (3.36%) French Language
4 4 (3.36%) Legal
4 4 (3.36%) Retail
5 3 (2.52%) Marketing
6 2 (1.68%) Automotive
7 1 (0.84%) Electronics
7 1 (0.84%) Local Government
7 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (26.05%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.81%) Architect
3 16 (13.45%) Analyst
4 14 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 13 (10.92%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (10.92%) Network Support
6 10 (8.40%) Support Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (7.56%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Technical Architect
9 6 (5.04%) AWS Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.20%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Designer
10 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (4.20%) Migration Manager
10 5 (4.20%) Network Architect
10 5 (4.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.20%) Middleware
2 3 (2.52%) Java SE
3 1 (0.84%) .NET
3 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.84%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.88%) NHS
4 6 (5.04%) Clustering
5 5 (4.20%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.36%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.68%) e-Health
8 2 (1.68%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.68%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.84%) EPoS
9 1 (0.84%) Handset
9 1 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.53%) Windows
2 13 (10.92%) Linux
3 10 (8.40%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.04%) Unix
6 5 (4.20%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.68%) Solaris
8 2 (1.68%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.81%) Load Balancing
2 18 (15.13%) ITIL
3 17 (14.29%) High Availability
4 14 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.92%) Migration
5 13 (10.92%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (10.08%) Strategic Planning
7 11 (9.24%) E-Commerce
8 10 (8.40%) Network Design
8 10 (8.40%) Network Management
8 10 (8.40%) PRINCE2
8 10 (8.40%) Service Management
9 9 (7.56%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (6.72%) Information Security
11 7 (5.88%) Capacity Management
11 7 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (5.88%) Problem Management
11 7 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.52%) SQL
2 1 (0.84%) C++
2 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.84%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (20.17%) CCNA
3 23 (19.33%) Security Cleared
4 18 (15.13%) SC Cleared
5 15 (12.61%) CCNP
5 15 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (10.92%) MCSE
7 10 (8.40%) MCP
8 7 (5.88%) DV Cleared
9 6 (5.04%) CCA
9 6 (5.04%) CISM
9 6 (5.04%) CISSP
9 6 (5.04%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (4.20%) CCIE
10 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (4.20%) SSCP
11 3 (2.52%) CCSA
12 2 (1.68%) MCITP
12 2 (1.68%) MCSA
12 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (21.85%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.20%) NDS
4 4 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.52%) Firmware
5 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.52%) vSphere
6 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.68%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.68%) XenApp
7 1 (0.84%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) SCCM
2 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (3.36%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.84%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.84%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.84%) Nessus
5 1 (0.84%) Nmap
5 1 (0.84%) OpenView
5 1 (0.84%) Simpana
5 1 (0.84%) WMI
Vendors
1 44 (36.97%) Cisco
2 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.45%) Citrix
4 15 (12.61%) Juniper
4 15 (12.61%) VMware
5 9 (7.56%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.88%) F5
7 6 (5.04%) HP
7 6 (5.04%) Novell
8 5 (4.20%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.52%) Aruba
9 3 (2.52%) Lotus
9 3 (2.52%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.52%) Remedy
10 2 (1.68%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.68%) Mitel
10 2 (1.68%) NetApp
10 2 (1.68%) Oracle
10 2 (1.68%) Peregrine
10 2 (1.68%) Riverbed
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