Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 91 104
Rank change year-on-year +35 +13 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 74 99 92
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.10% 2.42% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.59% 13.32% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 37
Median daily rate £450 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +20.69% -3.33%
10th Percentile £188 £313 £188
90th Percentile £539 £526 £508
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +17.24%
England median hourly rate £28.41 £17.50 £17.63
% change year-on-year +62.31% -0.71% +5.13%

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 398 743 721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.65% 18.15% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 430 322
Median daily rate £420 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £206 £263 £155
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 45 81
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +14.29% -28.57%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £20.85 £66.81 £47.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.25%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for WAN in the East of England

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in the East of England

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in the East of England.

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 28 May 2020. 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
Essex +54 34 £450 +28.57% 2
Hertfordshire +15 25 £425 -15.00%
Norfolk +16 6 £250 -51.22%
Cambridgeshire +18 4 £350 +6.87% 4
Bedfordshire -13 3 £375 -16.67% 2
Suffolk +2 2 £155 -48.33%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 69 (93.24%) LAN
2 34 (45.95%) Wi-Fi
3 28 (37.84%) Broadband
4 27 (36.49%) Ethernet
4 27 (36.49%) Service Delivery
4 27 (36.49%) Software Architecture
5 26 (35.14%) Video\Live Streaming
5 26 (35.14%) Technical Leadership
6 24 (32.43%) VDSL
6 24 (32.43%) ADSL
6 24 (32.43%) GPON
7 22 (29.73%) Linux
7 22 (29.73%) Cisco
8 21 (28.38%) Wireless
9 19 (25.68%) Firewall
9 19 (25.68%) Migration
10 16 (21.62%) Windows
10 16 (21.62%) Embedded Linux
10 16 (21.62%) 802.1X
11 15 (20.27%) WLAN
11 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
11 15 (20.27%) 802.11
12 14 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (17.57%) Device Driver
14 12 (16.22%) VMware
14 12 (16.22%) Data Centre
14 12 (16.22%) Windows Server
15 11 (14.86%) VPN
16 10 (13.51%) ITIL
16 10 (13.51%) CCNP

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 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 69 (93.24%) LAN
2 34 (45.95%) Wi-Fi
3 28 (37.84%) Broadband
4 27 (36.49%) Ethernet
5 24 (32.43%) ADSL
5 24 (32.43%) GPON
5 24 (32.43%) VDSL
6 21 (28.38%) Wireless
7 19 (25.68%) Firewall
8 15 (20.27%) 802.11
8 15 (20.27%) WLAN
9 11 (14.86%) VPN
10 8 (10.81%) DNS
10 8 (10.81%) SAN
11 7 (9.46%) DHCP
12 6 (8.11%) NetScaler
13 5 (6.76%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (6.76%) VoIP
14 4 (5.41%) Internet
14 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) AutoIt
1 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.70%) JIRA
1 2 (2.70%) Redmine
2 1 (1.35%) TestRail
General
1 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
1 4 (5.41%) Public Sector
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Legal
3 2 (2.70%) Publishing
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) Technical Leader
2 20 (27.03%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.11%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Network Support
5 4 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Consultant
6 3 (4.05%) Designer
6 3 (4.05%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (2.70%) Architect
7 2 (2.70%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Management Consultant
7 2 (2.70%) Software Architect
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.62%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.05%) XML
3 2 (2.70%) JSON
4 1 (1.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (35.14%) Video\Live Streaming
2 13 (17.57%) Device Driver
3 12 (16.22%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.76%) NHS
5 3 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.70%) Replication
7 1 (1.35%) Clustering
7 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.35%) Handset
7 1 (1.35%) iPad
7 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) Media Streaming
7 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.73%) Linux
2 16 (21.62%) Embedded Linux
2 16 (21.62%) Windows
3 12 (16.22%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.05%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (2.70%) Android
6 2 (2.70%) Unix
6 2 (2.70%) VMS
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) Service Delivery
1 27 (36.49%) Software Architecture
2 26 (35.14%) Technical Leadership
3 19 (25.68%) Migration
4 10 (13.51%) ITIL
5 7 (9.46%) Load Balancing
5 7 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (6.76%) Network Management
6 5 (6.76%) Project Management
7 4 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.05%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.05%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 3 (4.05%) High Availability
8 3 (4.05%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.05%) Privileged Access Management
8 3 (4.05%) Software Delivery
8 3 (4.05%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.05%) Time Management
9 2 (2.70%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.76%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) Python
3 2 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (1.35%) C
4 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.51%) CCNA
2 10 (13.51%) CCNP
3 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.05%) MCSE
5 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.35%) CCA
7 1 (1.35%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.35%) CCSA
7 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.35%) Degree
7 1 (1.35%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (5.41%) vSphere
4 2 (2.70%) Firmware
4 2 (2.70%) Terminal Server
4 2 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.70%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.70%) PowerCLI
1 2 (2.70%) Puppet
1 2 (2.70%) SCCM
1 2 (2.70%) systemd
1 2 (2.70%) vCenter Server
1 2 (2.70%) vRealize
2 1 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.35%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.35%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) Cisco
2 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.22%) VMware
4 7 (9.46%) Citrix
5 6 (8.11%) F5
6 5 (6.76%) Juniper
6 5 (6.76%) Palo Alto
7 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.41%) Meraki
8 3 (4.05%) CyberArk
9 2 (2.70%) Arista
9 2 (2.70%) Aruba
9 2 (2.70%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.70%) Brocade
9 2 (2.70%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.70%) HP
9 2 (2.70%) jetNEXUS
9 2 (2.70%) Mitel
9 2 (2.70%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.70%) Tufin