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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 67 79 64
Rank change year-on-year +12 -15 +25
Contract jobs citing WAN 74 43 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.95% 2.18% 3.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.02% 11.26% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 32 53
10th Percentile £185 £135 £188
25th Percentile £289 £168 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £323 £450
Median % change year-on-year +24.03% -28.33% +5.88%
75th Percentile £500 £408 £488
90th Percentile £590 £449 £543
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £18.50 £21.81 -
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.63 -
Median % change year-on-year -19.58% - -
75th Percentile £19.50 £25.44 -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% +5.26% +9.07%

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 462 382 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.40% 19.32% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 198 189
10th Percentile £200 £168 £205
25th Percentile £313 £270 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +4.94%
75th Percentile £525 £450 £488
90th Percentile £626 £571 £540
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 45 21
10th Percentile - £13.25 £13.50
25th Percentile £15.25 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £15.99 £18.27 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.51% +17.87% -10.14%
75th Percentile £46.00 £23.21 £19.50
90th Percentile £67.25 £46.75 £21.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% +9.59% +7.50%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for WAN in the East of England

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in the East of England over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in the East of England

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in the East of England.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +23 41 £400 +98.18% 12
Cambridgeshire -16 10 £506 +19.12% 10
Bedfordshire -5 8 £203 +68.75% 3
Suffolk -2 7 £469 +72.11% 1
Norfolk +1 5 £183 - 2
Essex -15 3 £500 +25.00% 7
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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 59 (79.73%) LAN
2 40 (54.05%) Cisco
3 35 (47.30%) Firewall
4 25 (33.78%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (33.78%) Security Cleared
5 22 (29.73%) Wireless
6 21 (28.38%) VPN
7 20 (27.03%) TCP/IP
7 20 (27.03%) Social Skills
8 16 (21.62%) Juniper
8 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
9 15 (20.27%) CCNP
9 15 (20.27%) Windows
9 15 (20.27%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (18.92%) Network Management
11 13 (17.57%) Network Security
11 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
11 13 (17.57%) ITIL
11 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
11 13 (17.57%) SD-WAN
12 12 (16.22%) MPLS
12 12 (16.22%) Internet
12 12 (16.22%) BGP
13 11 (14.86%) Active Directory
13 11 (14.86%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (13.51%) CCNA
14 10 (13.51%) OSPF
14 10 (13.51%) Public Sector
15 9 (12.16%) VoIP
15 9 (12.16%) Palo Alto

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 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.35%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) TPMS
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (4.05%) Azure
3 2 (2.70%) AWS
4 1 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (1.35%) IaaS
4 1 (1.35%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (79.73%) LAN
2 35 (47.30%) Firewall
3 22 (29.73%) Wireless
4 21 (28.38%) VPN
5 20 (27.03%) TCP/IP
6 15 (20.27%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (17.57%) Network Security
7 13 (17.57%) SD-WAN
8 12 (16.22%) BGP
8 12 (16.22%) Internet
8 12 (16.22%) MPLS
9 10 (13.51%) OSPF
10 9 (12.16%) VoIP
11 7 (9.46%) Broadband
12 6 (8.11%) IPsec
13 5 (6.76%) Junos
13 5 (6.76%) Skype
13 5 (6.76%) SSL
14 4 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (5.41%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) Big Data
2 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) GitLab
2 1 (1.35%) Hudson
2 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (27.03%) Social Skills
2 10 (13.51%) Public Sector
3 8 (10.81%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.41%) Finance
5 4 (5.41%) Retail
6 2 (2.70%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (2.70%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.35%) Electronics
7 1 (1.35%) Law
7 1 (1.35%) Legal
7 1 (1.35%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 28 (37.84%) Network Engineer
2 11 (14.86%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Manager
3 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 7 (9.46%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (8.11%) Network Manager
4 6 (8.11%) Network Specialist
5 5 (6.76%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (5.41%) Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Network Support
6 4 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Firewall Architect
7 3 (4.05%) IP Architect
7 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.35%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (6.76%) EPoS
4 3 (4.05%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.70%) FMCG
5 2 (2.70%) IoT
5 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.35%) Anti-Spyware
6 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.35%) PMI
6 1 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) Windows
2 9 (12.16%) Windows 10
3 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.46%) Windows Server
4 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.41%) Linux
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (4.05%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.35%) Android
8 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) Network Management
2 13 (17.57%) ITIL
3 11 (14.86%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (9.46%) Network Design
4 7 (9.46%) Project Management
5 5 (6.76%) Change Management
5 5 (6.76%) Project Planning
6 4 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.41%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 4 (5.41%) Customer-Centricity
6 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (5.41%) Line Management
6 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (4.05%) Analytics
7 3 (4.05%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (4.05%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.05%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (4.05%) Presales
7 3 (4.05%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.05%) Bash
3 2 (2.70%) C
4 1 (1.35%) C++
4 1 (1.35%) Perl
4 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (33.78%) Cisco Certification
1 25 (33.78%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 15 (20.27%) CCNP
4 10 (13.51%) CCNA
5 6 (8.11%) Degree
6 4 (5.41%) CCDP
7 3 (4.05%) CCDE
8 2 (2.70%) CCIE
9 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.35%) CEH
9 1 (1.35%) CISSP
9 1 (1.35%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) NIST
2 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.35%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (14.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.70%) Docker
3 2 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.70%) vSphere
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Ansible
1 2 (2.70%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (2.70%) Terraform
2 1 (1.35%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.35%) Observium
2 1 (1.35%) QRadar
2 1 (1.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.35%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (54.05%) Cisco
2 16 (21.62%) Juniper
3 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
4 9 (12.16%) Palo Alto
5 7 (9.46%) VMware
6 6 (8.11%) Fortinet
7 5 (6.76%) Meraki
7 5 (6.76%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.70%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.70%) Citrix
9 2 (2.70%) Draytek
9 2 (2.70%) NetApp
9 2 (2.70%) NETGEAR
9 2 (2.70%) Zscaler
10 1 (1.35%) ForeScout
10 1 (1.35%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.35%) LogRhythm
10 1 (1.35%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.35%) Veeam