Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 98 63
Rank change year-on-year -18 -35 +20
Contract jobs citing WAN 79 109 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.75% 2.28% 3.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.29% 13.51% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 64 85
East of England median daily rate £325 £351 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.28% +7.85% -13.33%
10th Percentile £143 £200 £202
90th Percentile £519 £565 £544
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
East of England median hourly rate - £17.25 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.79% +29.74%
England median hourly rate £23.33 £17.38 £21.25
% change year-on-year +34.24% -18.24% +8.97%

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 850 807 792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.88% 16.86% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 403 413
East of England median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £198 £152 £192
90th Percentile £550 £551 £549
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 103 55
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £28.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.07% -18.84% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.11 £13.95
90th Percentile £53.15 £49.25 £44.65
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Cambridgeshire +8 24 £250 -3.85% 8
Hertfordshire -4 16 £350 -3.45% 17
Bedfordshire +11 14 £325 -11.56% 8
Essex -18 11 £105 -65.00% 5
Suffolk -7 8 £463 -17.96% 1
East Anglia - 4 £513 - 5
Norfolk +11 3 £513 +93.40%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 58 (73.42%) LAN
2 30 (37.97%) Cisco
3 29 (36.71%) Microsoft
4 27 (34.18%) Windows
5 25 (31.65%) Firewall
6 24 (30.38%) Data Centre
7 23 (29.11%) VMware
7 23 (29.11%) ITIL
8 22 (27.85%) Active Directory
9 20 (25.32%) Migration
9 20 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (22.78%) Office 365
11 17 (21.52%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (20.25%) Linux
13 15 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (17.72%) Windows Server
14 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Office
15 13 (16.46%) VoIP
15 13 (16.46%) CCNA
16 12 (15.19%) DNS
16 12 (15.19%) Project Management
17 11 (13.92%) Citrix
17 11 (13.92%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
18 10 (12.66%) Internet
18 10 (12.66%) Middleware
18 10 (12.66%) VPN
18 10 (12.66%) Broadband
18 10 (12.66%) HTML

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 (7.59%) IIS
1 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.06%) IBM Domino
3 3 (3.80%) IBM Connections
3 3 (3.80%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.53%) Apache
4 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.27%) GroupWise
5 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (22.78%) Office 365
2 11 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (6.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.80%) G Suite
6 2 (2.53%) Akamai
6 2 (2.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 58 (73.42%) LAN
2 25 (31.65%) Firewall
3 13 (16.46%) VoIP
4 12 (15.19%) DNS
5 11 (13.92%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (12.66%) Broadband
6 10 (12.66%) Internet
6 10 (12.66%) VPN
7 9 (11.39%) DHCP
8 8 (10.13%) Wireless
9 7 (8.86%) HTTP
9 7 (8.86%) SAN
10 6 (7.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (7.59%) DLNA
10 6 (7.59%) DSL
10 6 (7.59%) FTP
10 6 (7.59%) IPv4
10 6 (7.59%) IPv6
10 6 (7.59%) NAS
10 6 (7.59%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) MySQL
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) Big Data
2 4 (5.06%) MariaDB
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.86%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Back Office
4 2 (2.53%) Law
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Architect
2 14 (17.72%) Network Engineer
3 10 (12.66%) Developer
3 10 (12.66%) Network Architect
4 7 (8.86%) Administrator
4 7 (8.86%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.59%) Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Incident Manager
6 4 (5.06%) PHP Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Major Incident Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Technical Support
7 3 (3.80%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Network Designer
8 2 (2.53%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) HTML
1 10 (12.66%) Middleware
2 6 (7.59%) Ajax
2 6 (7.59%) CGI
2 6 (7.59%) JSON
3 4 (5.06%) jQuery
4 2 (2.53%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.53%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.53%) J2EE
5 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (30.38%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.66%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (7.59%) Clustering
3 6 (7.59%) Mainframe
3 6 (7.59%) Media Streaming
4 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.53%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.53%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.53%) Replication
5 2 (2.53%) User Experience
5 2 (2.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.27%) Handset
6 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.18%) Windows
2 16 (20.25%) Linux
3 14 (17.72%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.59%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (6.33%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.06%) Unix
8 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) ITIL
2 20 (25.32%) Migration
3 15 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (15.19%) Project Management
5 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (10.13%) High Availability
6 8 (10.13%) Network Management
7 7 (8.86%) Load Balancing
7 7 (8.86%) Service Management
8 6 (7.59%) Analytics
8 6 (7.59%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.59%) Creative Thinking
8 6 (7.59%) Innovative Thinking
8 6 (7.59%) ITSM
8 6 (7.59%) Network Design
8 6 (7.59%) Scrum
8 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering
8 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.59%) C
1 6 (7.59%) C++
1 6 (7.59%) Embedded C
1 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.33%) SQL
3 4 (5.06%) PHP
4 2 (2.53%) Java
4 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.53%) Python
5 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.27%) Perl
5 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (21.52%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (16.46%) CCNA
3 6 (7.59%) CCNP
3 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.80%) A+ Certification
5 3 (3.80%) CCSA
6 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.27%) CCSE
7 1 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.80%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) GDPR
2 2 (2.53%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 22 (27.85%) Active Directory
2 20 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.53%) Firmware
4 2 (2.53%) Squid
4 2 (2.53%) Varnish
4 2 (2.53%) vSphere
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.06%) Cacti
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (5.06%) SCCM
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.80%) Puppet
4 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.53%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.27%) Ansible
5 1 (1.27%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (1.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (37.97%) Cisco
2 29 (36.71%) Microsoft
3 23 (29.11%) VMware
4 11 (13.92%) Citrix
5 7 (8.86%) Juniper
6 6 (7.59%) Dell
6 6 (7.59%) Oracle
7 5 (6.33%) F5
7 5 (6.33%) McAfee
7 5 (6.33%) Palo Alto
8 4 (5.06%) Avaya
8 4 (5.06%) CA
8 4 (5.06%) CheckPoint
8 4 (5.06%) Google
8 4 (5.06%) NetQoS
8 4 (5.06%) Remedy
9 3 (3.80%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.80%) IBM
10 2 (2.53%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.53%) Riverbed