Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 104 88
Rank change year-on-year +18 -16 -35
Contract jobs citing WAN 107 99 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.49% 2.10% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.68% 13.08% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 33 87
East of England median daily rate £431 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +7.14% -15.15%
10th Percentile £350 £194 £146
90th Percentile £538 £498 £506
England median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 6
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 £17.75 £16.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.73% +9.77% -59.58%
England median hourly rate £17.42 £19.50 £15.89
% change year-on-year -10.67% +22.74% -24.35%

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 729 757 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.96% 16.04% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 334 453
East of England median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £258 £153 £161
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
England median daily rate £430 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +1.06% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 81 94
East of England median hourly rate £16.21 £17.00 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.68% -14.57% -46.93%
10th Percentile £13.15 £12.25 £10.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.21% -24.68%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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
Hertfordshire +20 46 £500 +50.94% 33
Bedfordshire +33 31 £463 +38.06% 8
Essex -9 11 £350 -12.50% 4
Cambridgeshire -17 9 £343 +10.48% 16
Norfolk +2 8 £519 +48.21%
Suffolk +5 2 - - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 77 (71.96%) LAN
2 58 (54.21%) Cisco
3 41 (38.32%) Firewall
4 30 (28.04%) Data Centre
5 26 (24.30%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (21.50%) TCP/IP
7 21 (19.63%) CCNP
7 21 (19.63%) Security Cleared
8 20 (18.69%) CheckPoint
9 19 (17.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (16.82%) SC Cleared
10 18 (16.82%) VMware
10 18 (16.82%) Network Management
10 18 (16.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (15.89%) CCNA
12 16 (14.95%) Wireless
12 16 (14.95%) Network Security
13 15 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (14.02%) BGP
13 15 (14.02%) DNS
14 14 (13.08%) Linux
14 14 (13.08%) ITIL
14 14 (13.08%) Unix
14 14 (13.08%) OSPF
14 14 (13.08%) Telecoms
15 13 (12.15%) Check Point Certification
15 13 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
15 13 (12.15%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (11.21%) vSphere
16 12 (11.21%) HP

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 7 (6.54%) Apache
2 6 (5.61%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.80%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.87%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.93%) nginx
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.61%) Akamai
3 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.80%) IaaS
4 3 (2.80%) PaaS
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.93%) Office 365
5 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (71.96%) LAN
2 41 (38.32%) Firewall
3 23 (21.50%) TCP/IP
4 18 (16.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (14.95%) Network Security
5 16 (14.95%) Wireless
6 15 (14.02%) BGP
6 15 (14.02%) DNS
7 14 (13.08%) OSPF
8 13 (12.15%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (11.21%) VPN
10 10 (9.35%) DHCP
11 9 (8.41%) SAN
12 8 (7.48%) VoIP
13 7 (6.54%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (6.54%) MPLS
13 7 (6.54%) Wireshark
14 6 (5.61%) Spanning Tree
14 6 (5.61%) tcpdump
15 5 (4.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) MySQL
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.93%) BigQuery
3 1 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.87%) JIRA
4 1 (0.93%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.93%) Trac
General
1 14 (13.08%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.28%) Retail
3 9 (8.41%) Back Office
4 7 (6.54%) Finance
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 37 (34.58%) Network Engineer
2 22 (20.56%) Architect
3 16 (14.95%) Analyst
4 12 (11.21%) Business Analyst
5 10 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) LAN/WAN Analyst
6 9 (8.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 9 (8.41%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 9 (8.41%) Network Architect
7 8 (7.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.61%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Lead Architect
9 5 (4.67%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.67%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.67%) Security Architect
10 4 (3.74%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.41%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.67%) J2EE
3 3 (2.80%) HTML
4 2 (1.87%) Velocity
4 2 (1.87%) Web Services
4 2 (1.87%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.93%) CGI
5 1 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.93%) jQuery
5 1 (0.93%) LAMP
5 1 (0.93%) Laravel
5 1 (0.93%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.93%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) React
Miscellaneous
1 30 (28.04%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.35%) Driving Licence
3 7 (6.54%) Clustering
4 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.67%) EMC VNX
5 5 (4.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (2.80%) NHS
6 3 (2.80%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.87%) CMDB
7 2 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.87%) iPhone
7 2 (1.87%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.87%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.93%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) SCADA
8 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.08%) Linux
1 14 (13.08%) Unix
2 12 (11.21%) Windows
3 9 (8.41%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.54%) CentOS
4 7 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.54%) Solaris
4 7 (6.54%) Ubuntu
4 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.87%) AIX
5 2 (1.87%) Android
5 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.93%) VMS
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (16.82%) Network Management
3 14 (13.08%) ITIL
4 12 (11.21%) E-Commerce
4 12 (11.21%) Project Management
5 11 (10.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (10.28%) Migration
5 11 (10.28%) Target Operating Model
6 9 (8.41%) Architectural Design
6 9 (8.41%) Capacity Management
7 8 (7.48%) Problem Management
8 7 (6.54%) Network Load Balancing
8 7 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (6.54%) Service Management
9 6 (5.61%) Analytics
9 6 (5.61%) High Availability
9 6 (5.61%) Load Balancing
9 6 (5.61%) Proactive Management
10 5 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.61%) Java
1 6 (5.61%) Python
2 5 (4.67%) SQL
3 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.93%) C
4 1 (0.93%) C++
4 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (24.30%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (19.63%) CCNP
2 21 (19.63%) Security Cleared
3 18 (16.82%) SC Cleared
4 17 (15.89%) CCNA
5 13 (12.15%) Check Point Certification
6 11 (10.28%) CCSA
6 11 (10.28%) CCSE
7 6 (5.61%) CCDP
8 4 (3.74%) Degree
9 3 (2.80%) CCIE
10 2 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.93%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.93%) CEH
11 1 (0.93%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.93%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.21%) vSphere
3 11 (10.28%) Active Directory
4 8 (7.48%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.61%) ISA Server
6 5 (4.67%) Squid
6 5 (4.67%) Varnish
7 2 (1.87%) Ceph
7 2 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.93%) Docker
8 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (11.21%) vCenter Server
2 9 (8.41%) Puppet
3 8 (7.48%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (6.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.80%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.80%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.87%) Grafana
6 2 (1.87%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (1.87%) Nessus
6 2 (1.87%) PowerBroker
6 2 (1.87%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.87%) QRadar
6 2 (1.87%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (1.87%) Terraform
7 1 (0.93%) Ansible
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.93%) Nagios
7 1 (0.93%) OpenView
7 1 (0.93%) OVPM
Vendors
1 58 (54.21%) Cisco
2 20 (18.69%) CheckPoint
3 18 (16.82%) VMware
4 12 (11.21%) HP
4 12 (11.21%) Microsoft
5 11 (10.28%) Juniper
6 10 (9.35%) Arista
6 10 (9.35%) Oracle
7 9 (8.41%) F5
7 9 (8.41%) NetApp
7 9 (8.41%) Palo Alto
8 8 (7.48%) Citrix
9 7 (6.54%) Symantec
10 6 (5.61%) Aruba
10 6 (5.61%) Blue Coat
11 5 (4.67%) EMC
11 5 (4.67%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.67%) Huawei
11 5 (4.67%) Riverbed
11 5 (4.67%) Unisys