Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 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)
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 71 83
Rank change year-on-year -17 +12 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.73% 1.32% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.22% 8.74% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
Essex median daily rate £375 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +18.75% +66.67%
10th Percentile £333 £216 £294
90th Percentile £413 £549 £431
East of England median daily rate £431 £363 £370
% change year-on-year +18.97% -2.03% -10.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Essex median hourly rate - £12.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24% -48.67%

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 115 103 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.91% 15.10% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 60 97
Essex median daily rate £375 £463 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.92% +9.60% +20.57%
10th Percentile £300 £188 £170
90th Percentile £550 £675 £591
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Essex median hourly rate £16.00 £18.30 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.57% -19.91% +107.73%
10th Percentile £14.55 £12.50 £16.05
90th Percentile £17.45 £24.00 £30.60
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -27.08% -36.84%

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 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 21 May 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
Brentwood - 2 £375 -
Harlow - 2 - -
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 Essex region with a requirement for WAN.

1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) VoIP
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) IPsec
3 2 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) NX-OS
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) 5G

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 (16.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) VoIP
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (33.33%) IPsec
3 2 (33.33%) NX-OS
3 2 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) 4G
4 1 (16.67%) 5G
4 1 (16.67%) DSL
4 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (16.67%) Telnet
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) MariaDB
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) ClearQuest
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Trac
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (16.67%) CGI
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) CCTV
2 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (16.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CEH
3 1 (16.67%) CISSP
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cacti
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Brocade
2 1 (16.67%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) NetQoS
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
2 1 (16.67%) VMware