Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 80 59
Rank change year-on-year -35 -21 +50
Contract jobs citing WAN 99 146 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.94% 2.82% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.81% 15.34% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 94 96
East of England median daily rate £325 £351 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.28% +7.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £135 £197 £225
90th Percentile £503 £554 £588
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
East of England median hourly rate £23.88 £17.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.43% -56.25% +73.91%
10th Percentile £13.85 £13.00 £31.19
90th Percentile £30.00 £28.95 £42.50
England median hourly rate £23.15 £17.38 £21.25
% change year-on-year +33.24% -18.24% +28.79%

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 916 952 844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.93% 18.40% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 473 472
East of England median daily rate £400 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -2.70%
10th Percentile £182 £155 £200
90th Percentile £550 £560 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 125 67
East of England median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% -30.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.60 £12.77
90th Percentile £51.38 £47.40 £44.30
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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
Cambridgeshire -5 26 £250 -4.31% 21
Bedfordshire +4 19 £313 -19.61% 7
Essex -20 18 £400 +39.13% 5
Hertfordshire -38 14 £350 -6.67% 12
East Anglia - 12 £513 - 9
Suffolk -10 8 £525 -4.55% 1
Norfolk +11 2 £185 -27.45% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 74 (74.75%) LAN
2 37 (37.37%) Cisco
2 37 (37.37%) Data Centre
3 34 (34.34%) Microsoft
4 33 (33.33%) Firewall
5 29 (29.29%) Windows
6 27 (27.27%) ITIL
7 25 (25.25%) VMware
8 23 (23.23%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (23.23%) Migration
9 22 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 21 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (20.20%) Linux
12 16 (16.16%) CCNA
12 16 (16.16%) Windows Server
13 15 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (15.15%) Office 365
14 14 (14.14%) Citrix
14 14 (14.14%) VoIP
14 14 (14.14%) Internet
15 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
15 13 (13.13%) DNS
15 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (13.13%) Self-Motivation
16 12 (12.12%) Configuration Management
16 12 (12.12%) Wireless
17 11 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (11.11%) CheckPoint
17 11 (11.11%) Broadband
17 11 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.06%) IIS
3 4 (4.04%) IBM Domino
4 3 (3.03%) IBM Connections
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.01%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.15%) Office 365
2 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (5.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.03%) G Suite
6 2 (2.02%) Akamai
6 2 (2.02%) IaaS
7 1 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.01%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 74 (74.75%) LAN
2 33 (33.33%) Firewall
3 14 (14.14%) Internet
3 14 (14.14%) VoIP
4 13 (13.13%) DNS
5 12 (12.12%) Wireless
6 11 (11.11%) Broadband
6 11 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (10.10%) DHCP
8 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 8 (8.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (8.08%) Network Security
10 7 (7.07%) DLNA
10 7 (7.07%) FTP
10 7 (7.07%) HTTP
10 7 (7.07%) IPv4
10 7 (7.07%) IPv6
10 7 (7.07%) UPnP
10 7 (7.07%) VPN
10 7 (7.07%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.06%) Big Data
3 4 (4.04%) MySQL
3 4 (4.04%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (3.03%) MariaDB
General
1 10 (10.10%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.06%) Law
3 5 (5.05%) Finance
4 2 (2.02%) Back Office
4 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (21.21%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.14%) Analyst
3 10 (10.10%) Architect
3 10 (10.10%) Developer
4 9 (9.09%) Administrator
5 8 (8.08%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) Network Architect
6 7 (7.07%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.05%) WAN Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Consultant
8 4 (4.04%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Network Administrator
8 4 (4.04%) Network Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) HTML
2 8 (8.08%) Middleware
3 7 (7.07%) Ajax
3 7 (7.07%) CGI
3 7 (7.07%) JSON
4 3 (3.03%) 802.1X
4 3 (3.03%) jQuery
4 3 (3.03%) Web Services
5 1 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 37 (37.37%) Data Centre
2 13 (13.13%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (7.07%) Media Streaming
4 6 (6.06%) Clustering
5 4 (4.04%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.03%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.03%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.02%) CMDB
7 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.02%) User Experience
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.01%) Handset
8 1 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Replication
8 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.29%) Windows
2 20 (20.20%) Linux
3 16 (16.16%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.07%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (5.05%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.04%) Unix
8 3 (3.03%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.01%) Android
9 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.27%) ITIL
2 23 (23.23%) Migration
3 15 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (12.12%) Configuration Management
5 11 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (10.10%) High Availability
6 10 (10.10%) Network Management
7 9 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 9 (9.09%) Project Management
7 9 (9.09%) Service Management
8 8 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (7.07%) Collaborative Working
9 7 (7.07%) Creative Thinking
9 7 (7.07%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (7.07%) Innovative Thinking
9 7 (7.07%) Load Balancing
9 7 (7.07%) Scrum
9 7 (7.07%) Software Engineering
10 6 (6.06%) Analytics
10 6 (6.06%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.07%) C
1 7 (7.07%) C++
1 7 (7.07%) Embedded C
1 7 (7.07%) JavaScript
2 4 (4.04%) SQL
3 3 (3.03%) PHP
4 2 (2.02%) Python
5 1 (1.01%) Perl
5 1 (1.01%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (23.23%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (16.16%) CCNA
3 9 (9.09%) CCNP
4 7 (7.07%) CCSA
5 5 (5.05%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.04%) CCIE
6 4 (4.04%) CCSE
6 4 (4.04%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (4.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.03%) CCIE Data Center
7 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.02%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.02%) CCDE
8 2 (2.02%) CCDP
8 2 (2.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.01%) Degree
9 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) GDPR
2 5 (5.05%) SLA
3 2 (2.02%) QA
4 1 (1.01%) GxP
4 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.01%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 21 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.10%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.02%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.01%) Firmware
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (4.04%) SCCM
3 3 (3.03%) Cacti
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.02%) Ansible
4 2 (2.02%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (2.02%) Terraform
5 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.01%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (37.37%) Cisco
2 34 (34.34%) Microsoft
3 25 (25.25%) VMware
4 14 (14.14%) Citrix
5 11 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 9 (9.09%) Juniper
7 7 (7.07%) F5
8 6 (6.06%) Dell
8 6 (6.06%) Google
8 6 (6.06%) Palo Alto
9 5 (5.05%) Avaya
9 5 (5.05%) McAfee
10 4 (4.04%) Apple
10 4 (4.04%) Oracle
10 4 (4.04%) Remedy
10 4 (4.04%) Riverbed
11 3 (3.03%) CA
11 3 (3.03%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.03%) IBM
11 3 (3.03%) ShoreTel