Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 79 62
Rank change year-on-year -39 -17 +28
Contract jobs citing WAN 83 125 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.87% 2.86% 2.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.91% 16.71% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 79 79
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -21.21% +26.92%
10th Percentile £180 £186 £234
90th Percentile £528 £544 £538
England median daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year - +0.63% +9.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 12
East of England median hourly rate £17.13 £22.06 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.35% +37.84% -60.00%
10th Percentile £9.73 £15.79 £10.90
90th Percentile £32.12 £28.12 £60.00
England median hourly rate £18.35 £17.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year +6.38% -18.82% +5.59%

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 697 748 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.69% 17.14% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 420 381
East of England median daily rate £361 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% -9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £143 £163 £213
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 73 60
East of England median hourly rate £18.07 £29.61 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.98% -21.56% +54.08%
10th Percentile £11.67 £10.53 £12.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £44.34 £57.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -14.00% +16.28%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -22 31 £331 +65.63% 14
Cambridgeshire -8 14 £260 -32.64% 16
Suffolk +1 12 £551 +83.50% 2
Bedfordshire -16 11 £350 -41.67% 5
Norfolk -1 9 £265 -6.19% 2
Essex -12 5 £250 -25.93% 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 71 (85.54%) LAN
2 47 (56.63%) Cisco
3 43 (51.81%) Firewall
4 36 (43.37%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (31.33%) Data Centre
6 25 (30.12%) Active Directory
6 25 (30.12%) Windows
7 24 (28.92%) VMware
8 22 (26.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (26.51%) ITIL
9 20 (24.10%) CCNA
10 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
10 19 (22.89%) VPN
11 18 (21.69%) Network Security
12 17 (20.48%) SAN
12 17 (20.48%) Wireless
13 16 (19.28%) Windows Server
14 15 (18.07%) Citrix
15 14 (16.87%) Juniper
15 14 (16.87%) CCNP
15 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
15 14 (16.87%) Network Monitoring
16 12 (14.46%) Network Optimisation
16 12 (14.46%) TCP/IP
16 12 (14.46%) Telecoms
16 12 (14.46%) Migration
17 11 (13.25%) Load Balancing
17 11 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (13.25%) NAS
17 11 (13.25%) IIS

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 (13.25%) IIS
2 6 (7.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) Office 365
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.41%) Akamai
3 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (85.54%) LAN
2 43 (51.81%) Firewall
3 19 (22.89%) VPN
4 18 (21.69%) Network Security
5 17 (20.48%) SAN
5 17 (20.48%) Wireless
6 12 (14.46%) TCP/IP
7 11 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (13.25%) NAS
8 9 (10.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (8.43%) Internet
9 7 (8.43%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (7.23%) BGP
10 6 (7.23%) Broadband
10 6 (7.23%) ISDN
10 6 (7.23%) OSPF
11 5 (6.02%) VoIP
12 4 (4.82%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (4.82%) DNS
12 4 (4.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.20%) Ingres
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.20%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.20%) JMeter
2 1 (1.20%) NUnit
2 1 (1.20%) Selenium
2 1 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (14.46%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.64%) Legal
3 5 (6.02%) Finance
4 4 (4.82%) French Language
5 3 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.41%) Advertising
7 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.20%) Games
7 1 (1.20%) Marketing
7 1 (1.20%) Publishing
7 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (44.58%) Network Engineer
2 12 (14.46%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.25%) Network Support
4 10 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) Project Manager
5 9 (10.84%) Network Support Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Server Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (7.23%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support
8 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Network Manager
9 4 (4.82%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) Middleware
2 3 (3.61%) HTML
3 2 (2.41%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.41%) XML
4 1 (1.20%) .NET
4 1 (1.20%) CSS
4 1 (1.20%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.20%) LINQ
4 1 (1.20%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 26 (31.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.64%) Clustering
3 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.61%) CMDB
5 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.41%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.41%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.41%) NHS
5 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.20%) Animation
6 1 (1.20%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.20%) FMCG
6 1 (1.20%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.20%) PMI
6 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.12%) Windows
2 16 (19.28%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.23%) Linux
4 4 (4.82%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.41%) Solaris
6 2 (2.41%) Unix
6 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) Android
7 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.20%) VMS
7 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.51%) ITIL
2 14 (16.87%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (14.46%) Migration
3 12 (14.46%) Network Optimisation
4 11 (13.25%) Load Balancing
4 11 (13.25%) Network Management
5 9 (10.84%) Information Security
5 9 (10.84%) Project Management
6 8 (9.64%) Change Control
6 8 (9.64%) High Availability
6 8 (9.64%) Validation
7 7 (8.43%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (8.43%) Secure Coding
8 6 (7.23%) Identity Management
8 6 (7.23%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (7.23%) Service Delivery
8 6 (7.23%) SIEM
8 6 (7.23%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (6.02%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.02%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.41%) Python
4 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.20%) C#
4 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (43.37%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (24.10%) CCNA
3 14 (16.87%) CCNP
4 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.82%) CCIE
5 4 (4.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.61%) CCENT
6 3 (3.61%) CCSA
6 3 (3.61%) Degree
6 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.61%) MCP
6 3 (3.61%) MCSA
6 3 (3.61%) MCSE
7 2 (2.41%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.20%) P3O
System Software
1 25 (30.12%) Active Directory
2 22 (26.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.61%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (4.82%) SCCM
3 3 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.61%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (2.41%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.20%) Puppet
5 1 (1.20%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 47 (56.63%) Cisco
2 24 (28.92%) VMware
3 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
4 15 (18.07%) Citrix
5 14 (16.87%) Juniper
6 9 (10.84%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.23%) F5
8 5 (6.02%) HP
9 4 (4.82%) Aruba
9 4 (4.82%) BT
9 4 (4.82%) Mitel
10 3 (3.61%) Arista
10 3 (3.61%) Extreme Networks
10 3 (3.61%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.41%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.41%) NETGEAR
11 2 (2.41%) ShoreTel
11 2 (2.41%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.41%) Virgin Media
11 2 (2.41%) Zscaler