Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 54 102
Rank change year-on-year -24 +48 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 145 159 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.86% 3.29% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.47% 18.75% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 97 76
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -5.45% +17.52%
10th Percentile £196 £223 £198
90th Percentile £555 £588 £478
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 13
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £34.81 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.72% +51.33% -34.29%
10th Percentile £13.00 £30.40 £14.50
90th Percentile £28.95 £41.21 £33.05
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -19.19% +30.30% -17.50%

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 937 848 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.47% 17.55% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 473 463
East of England median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.07% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £200 £213
90th Percentile £562 £525 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 66 125
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.77 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.40 £43.88 £52.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

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 19 November 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 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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +8 51 £375 -3.23% 4
Cambridgeshire +4 36 £260 +10.64% 2
Bedfordshire -29 22 £389 -8.53% 1
Essex -32 20 £288 +5.50% 1
Suffolk +6 13 £551 +77.58%
Norfolk +1 3 £255 +59.38% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 127 (87.59%) LAN
2 61 (42.07%) Cisco
3 54 (37.24%) Firewall
4 44 (30.34%) Windows
5 39 (26.90%) Data Centre
6 37 (25.52%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (24.83%) Security Cleared
8 35 (24.14%) Wireless
9 34 (23.45%) Active Directory
10 30 (20.69%) Windows Server
11 23 (15.86%) Citrix
12 22 (15.17%) SAN
13 21 (14.48%) CCNP
13 21 (14.48%) SC Cleared
14 20 (13.79%) PRINCE2
14 20 (13.79%) Migration
14 20 (13.79%) VMware
15 19 (13.10%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
15 19 (13.10%) VoIP
16 18 (12.41%) Project Management
17 17 (11.72%) Telecoms
17 17 (11.72%) DV Cleared
18 16 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (11.03%) Cisco ASA
18 16 (11.03%) Network Monitoring
18 16 (11.03%) CheckPoint
18 16 (11.03%) CCNA
18 16 (11.03%) HP
18 16 (11.03%) MS Exchange

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 16 (11.03%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.14%) IIS
4 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 2 (1.38%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.69%) Site Server
7 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.07%) Doxygen
3 2 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) IaaS
2 1 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 127 (87.59%) LAN
2 54 (37.24%) Firewall
3 35 (24.14%) Wireless
4 22 (15.17%) SAN
5 19 (13.10%) VoIP
5 19 (13.10%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (11.03%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (10.34%) NAS
7 15 (10.34%) WLAN
8 13 (8.97%) VPN
9 12 (8.28%) Network Security
9 12 (8.28%) TCP/IP
10 10 (6.90%) Broadband
10 10 (6.90%) DNS
10 10 (6.90%) Internet
10 10 (6.90%) Unified Communications
11 9 (6.21%) SNMP
12 8 (5.52%) Bluetooth
12 8 (5.52%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (5.52%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (3.45%) JUnit
1 5 (3.45%) Selenium
2 4 (2.76%) Bugzilla
2 4 (2.76%) JIRA
2 4 (2.76%) Redmine
2 4 (2.76%) Trac
General
1 17 (11.72%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.66%) Finance
3 8 (5.52%) Retail
4 7 (4.83%) Marketing
5 6 (4.14%) Legal
6 4 (2.76%) Electronics
7 3 (2.07%) French Language
8 1 (0.69%) Billing
8 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 24 (16.55%) Analyst
3 22 (15.17%) Project Manager
4 13 (8.97%) Support Engineer
5 12 (8.28%) Support Analyst
6 11 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (6.21%) Coordinator
8 9 (6.21%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 9 (6.21%) Network Specialist
8 9 (6.21%) Network Support
8 9 (6.21%) Project Coordinator
8 9 (6.21%) Voice Specialist
9 8 (5.52%) Network Analyst
10 7 (4.83%) Architect
10 7 (4.83%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (4.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (4.83%) IT Manager
10 7 (4.83%) Network Security Analyst
10 7 (4.83%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) .NET
1 5 (3.45%) 802.1X
1 5 (3.45%) Middleware
2 3 (2.07%) HTML
2 3 (2.07%) XML
2 3 (2.07%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (26.90%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.21%) Private Cloud
3 8 (5.52%) Driving Licence
4 7 (4.83%) Clustering
5 6 (4.14%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.14%) NHS
6 5 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.76%) HP Storage
7 4 (2.76%) STB
8 3 (2.07%) Device Driver
8 3 (2.07%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.38%) iPad
9 2 (1.38%) iPhone
9 2 (1.38%) PDA
10 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (30.34%) Windows
2 30 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 14 (9.66%) Windows 7
4 13 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (8.28%) Linux
6 11 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.45%) Solaris
8 5 (3.45%) Unix
9 4 (2.76%) HPUX
9 4 (2.76%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.76%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.07%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.38%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.79%) Migration
1 20 (13.79%) PRINCE2
2 18 (12.41%) Project Management
3 16 (11.03%) ITIL
3 16 (11.03%) Network Monitoring
4 15 (10.34%) Network Management
5 14 (9.66%) Change Control
6 12 (8.28%) Network Optimisation
7 11 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (7.59%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.90%) Information Security
8 10 (6.90%) Network Design
9 9 (6.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (5.52%) Business Continuity
10 8 (5.52%) Compliance Management
10 8 (5.52%) High Availability
10 8 (5.52%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.83%) Load Balancing
12 6 (4.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.21%) Perl
2 5 (3.45%) Bash Shell
2 5 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 5 (3.45%) PHP
2 5 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.45%) Ruby
2 5 (3.45%) VB.NET
3 4 (2.76%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.07%) Python
4 3 (2.07%) SQL
5 2 (1.38%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (25.52%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (24.83%) Security Cleared
3 21 (14.48%) CCNP
3 21 (14.48%) SC Cleared
4 17 (11.72%) DV Cleared
5 16 (11.03%) CCNA
6 12 (8.28%) CCIE
7 10 (6.90%) CCSA
7 10 (6.90%) Degree
8 8 (5.52%) CCSE
8 8 (5.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (3.45%) MCP
11 4 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (2.07%) CCA
12 3 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (2.07%) MCSE
13 2 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.38%) MCSA
13 2 (1.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.52%) JSP 440
2 5 (3.45%) QA
3 4 (2.76%) SLA
4 3 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.07%) PMO
5 1 (0.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 34 (23.45%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.97%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.52%) Firmware
5 4 (2.76%) Samba
6 2 (1.38%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (2.76%) SCCM
4 3 (2.07%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (1.38%) Cacti
5 2 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.38%) DameWare
5 2 (1.38%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.38%) SCOM
5 2 (1.38%) SmokePing
5 2 (1.38%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 61 (42.07%) Cisco
2 23 (15.86%) Citrix
3 20 (13.79%) VMware
4 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
5 16 (11.03%) CheckPoint
5 16 (11.03%) HP
6 13 (8.97%) F5
6 13 (8.97%) Juniper
7 8 (5.52%) Blue Coat
7 8 (5.52%) Nokia
8 4 (2.76%) arcserve
8 4 (2.76%) CA
8 4 (2.76%) Computacenter
8 4 (2.76%) Sun
9 3 (2.07%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.38%) Avaya
10 2 (1.38%) Meraki
10 2 (1.38%) Oracle
10 2 (1.38%) Polycom
10 2 (1.38%) Virgin Media