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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 62 84
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22  
Contract jobs citing WAN 72 71 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.08% 2.80% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 18.68% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 37 42
Median daily rate £350 £413 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +26.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £259 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £575 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +73.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £40.00 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £44.00 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.34% +2.38%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 480 380 602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.51% 14.96% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 217 318
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 32 62
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +73.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.30 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +15 31 £375 -10.71% 7
Cambridgeshire +6 23 £300 -27.27% 2
Bedfordshire -10 9 £415 +29.68% 8
Essex -15 6 £325 +30.00% 4
Suffolk -4 2 £190 -66.95% 4
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 112 (84.85%) LAN
2 56 (42.42%) Cisco
3 48 (36.36%) Firewall
4 38 (28.79%) Security Cleared
5 36 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (25.76%) Windows
7 31 (23.48%) Data Centre
8 26 (19.70%) CCNP
9 24 (18.18%) Active Directory
10 23 (17.42%) ITIL
10 23 (17.42%) SC Cleared
11 21 (15.91%) Citrix
12 20 (15.15%) Microsoft
13 19 (14.39%) Wireless
14 18 (13.64%) DV Cleared
15 17 (12.88%) VoIP
16 16 (12.12%) Juniper
16 16 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (12.12%) F5
17 15 (11.36%) Linux
17 15 (11.36%) CheckPoint
17 15 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
17 15 (11.36%) VMware
18 14 (10.61%) Wi-Fi
18 14 (10.61%) PRINCE2
18 14 (10.61%) High Availability
19 13 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (9.85%) Network Monitoring
19 13 (9.85%) Windows Server
19 13 (9.85%) 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 8 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.55%) IIS
3 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 3 (2.27%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.52%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.76%) CMS
6 1 (0.76%) Confluence
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.76%) Site Server
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.79%) IaaS
2 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.76%) Office 365
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (84.85%) LAN
2 48 (36.36%) Firewall
3 19 (14.39%) Wireless
4 17 (12.88%) VoIP
5 16 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (10.61%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (9.85%) DNS
8 12 (9.09%) Network Security
9 11 (8.33%) Internet
9 11 (8.33%) VPN
10 10 (7.58%) SAN
10 10 (7.58%) SNMP
11 9 (6.82%) Unified Communications
11 9 (6.82%) WLAN
12 8 (6.06%) DHCP
12 8 (6.06%) TACACS
13 7 (5.30%) NAS
13 7 (5.30%) TCP/IP
14 6 (4.55%) Broadband
14 6 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.27%) JIRA
2 2 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.52%) Bugzilla
2 2 (1.52%) JUnit
2 2 (1.52%) Redmine
2 2 (1.52%) Selenium
2 2 (1.52%) Trac
General
1 10 (7.58%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.82%) Finance
3 4 (3.03%) French Language
3 4 (3.03%) Retail
4 3 (2.27%) Banking
4 3 (2.27%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Games
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Local Government
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 19 (14.39%) Analyst
3 17 (12.88%) Project Manager
4 14 (10.61%) Architect
5 10 (7.58%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 9 (6.82%) Security Analyst
7 8 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.06%) Network Security Analyst
7 8 (6.06%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.30%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) IT Support
8 7 (5.30%) Network Support
9 6 (4.55%) Designer
9 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.55%) Network Specialist
9 6 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Voice Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.79%) Middleware
2 3 (2.27%) .NET
2 3 (2.27%) Java SE
3 2 (1.52%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.76%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.48%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.55%) Clustering
3 6 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.55%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.79%) Smartphone
4 5 (3.79%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.03%) NHS
6 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.27%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.52%) EPoS
7 2 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.52%) PDA
7 2 (1.52%) STB
8 1 (0.76%) Animation
8 1 (0.76%) e-Health
8 1 (0.76%) Handset
8 1 (0.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.76%) Windows
2 15 (11.36%) Linux
3 13 (9.85%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.82%) Windows 7
5 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.55%) Unix
6 6 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.03%) HPUX
8 4 (3.03%) Solaris
8 4 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.27%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.42%) ITIL
2 15 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (10.61%) High Availability
3 14 (10.61%) PRINCE2
4 13 (9.85%) Load Balancing
4 13 (9.85%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (8.33%) Project Management
6 10 (7.58%) Business Continuity
6 10 (7.58%) Service Management
7 9 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (6.82%) Information Security
7 9 (6.82%) Migration
7 9 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (6.06%) Compliance Management
9 7 (5.30%) E-Commerce
9 7 (5.30%) Incident Management
9 7 (5.30%) Network Management
9 7 (5.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.55%) Perl
2 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.27%) C
3 3 (2.27%) SQL
4 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.52%) C++
4 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.52%) PHP
4 2 (1.52%) Python
4 2 (1.52%) Ruby
4 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (28.79%) Security Cleared
2 36 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (19.70%) CCNP
4 23 (17.42%) SC Cleared
5 18 (13.64%) DV Cleared
6 12 (9.09%) CCIE
7 10 (7.58%) CCNA
7 10 (7.58%) CCSA
8 9 (6.82%) Degree
9 8 (6.06%) CCSE
10 6 (4.55%) MCP
10 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (3.03%) CISM
11 4 (3.03%) CISSP
11 4 (3.03%) MCSE
11 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (2.27%) SSCP
13 2 (1.52%) CCDP
13 2 (1.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) QA
3 2 (1.52%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.03%) Samba
4 3 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.52%) Firmware
5 2 (1.52%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.76%) Docker
6 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (5.30%) SCCM
3 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (3.03%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.52%) DameWare
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.76%) Nessus
6 1 (0.76%) Nmap
6 1 (0.76%) OpenView
6 1 (0.76%) WMI
Vendors
1 56 (42.42%) Cisco
2 21 (15.91%) Citrix
3 20 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 16 (12.12%) F5
4 16 (12.12%) Juniper
5 15 (11.36%) CheckPoint
5 15 (11.36%) VMware
6 13 (9.85%) HP
7 8 (6.06%) Blue Coat
7 8 (6.06%) Nokia
8 4 (3.03%) Computacenter
8 4 (3.03%) Palo Alto
8 4 (3.03%) Sun
9 3 (2.27%) Dell
9 3 (2.27%) Lotus
9 3 (2.27%) Remedy
9 3 (2.27%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.52%) Peregrine
10 2 (1.52%) Symantec
10 2 (1.52%) Toshiba
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