Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 17 October 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)
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 84 45
Rank change year-on-year -5 -39 +29
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.03% 2.39% 3.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.80% 14.71% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 30
Essex median daily rate £400 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.13% +4.55% -16.67%
10th Percentile £236 £145 £225
90th Percentile £494 £338 £343
East of England median daily rate £325 £357 £333
% change year-on-year -8.90% +7.29% -0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Essex median hourly rate - £13.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.43% -56.25% +73.91%

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 Essex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 178 136 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.21% 16.25% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 82 108
Essex median daily rate £450 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +46.15% -10.34%
10th Percentile £180 £213 £209
90th Percentile £600 £588 £511
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 8
Essex median hourly rate £14.08 £14.20 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.83% -60.56% +21.01%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £25.35
90th Percentile £27.83 £37.20 £42.83
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £24.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -35.35% -34.00% +17.19%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Essex

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Essex

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Essex over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Essex

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Essex

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Essex region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Brentwood +14 10 - -
Basildon +4 3 £488 +62.50% 1
Colchester +2 2 £105 -
Chelmsford - 2 £400 - 1
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Essex region with a requirement for WAN.

1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) HTML
2 10 (47.62%) LAN
2 10 (47.62%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (47.62%) Data Centre
3 9 (42.86%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (38.10%) Internet
4 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
4 8 (38.10%) DHCP
4 8 (38.10%) DNS
5 7 (33.33%) CGI
5 7 (33.33%) Embedded C
5 7 (33.33%) IPv4
5 7 (33.33%) IPv6
5 7 (33.33%) Broadband
5 7 (33.33%) FTP
5 7 (33.33%) HTTP
5 7 (33.33%) VoIP
5 7 (33.33%) Linux
5 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (33.33%) C
5 7 (33.33%) C++
5 7 (33.33%) DSL
5 7 (33.33%) Scrum
5 7 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (33.33%) DLNA
5 7 (33.33%) UPnP
5 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 7 (33.33%) Media Streaming

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) LAN
1 10 (47.62%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (38.10%) DHCP
2 8 (38.10%) DNS
2 8 (38.10%) Internet
3 7 (33.33%) Broadband
3 7 (33.33%) DLNA
3 7 (33.33%) DSL
3 7 (33.33%) FTP
3 7 (33.33%) HTTP
3 7 (33.33%) IPv4
3 7 (33.33%) IPv6
3 7 (33.33%) UPnP
3 7 (33.33%) VoIP
4 5 (23.81%) Firewall
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (14.29%) Extranet
6 3 (14.29%) MPLS
6 3 (14.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Big Data
1 3 (14.29%) MariaDB
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) PHP Developer
3 3 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Deskside Support
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Head of Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Network Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) HTML
2 7 (33.33%) Ajax
2 7 (33.33%) CGI
2 7 (33.33%) JSON
3 3 (14.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Data Centre
2 9 (42.86%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (33.33%) Media Streaming
4 2 (9.52%) NHS
5 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
5 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
5 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
1 8 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 7 (33.33%) Creative Thinking
2 7 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 7 (33.33%) Innovative Thinking
2 7 (33.33%) Scrum
2 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (28.57%) Network Management
4 5 (23.81%) Network Design
4 5 (23.81%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) Analytics
6 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
6 3 (14.29%) Network Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (14.29%) Project Governance
6 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C
1 7 (33.33%) C++
1 7 (33.33%) Embedded C
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CCNP
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.76%) CCDA
2 1 (4.76%) CCDP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PMO
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Cacti
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) Palo Alto
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) SolarWinds
4 3 (14.29%) CA
4 3 (14.29%) NetQoS
5 2 (9.52%) Aruba
5 2 (9.52%) BT
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) Adobe
6 1 (4.76%) Apple
6 1 (4.76%) Huawei
6 1 (4.76%) Mercator