Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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)
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 44 77
Rank change year-on-year -32 +33 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 38 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.52% 4.38% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.81% 21.35% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 34 11
Essex median daily rate £288 £273 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.50% -17.42% -5.71%
10th Percentile £145 £215 £260
90th Percentile £338 £348 £420
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Essex median hourly rate £13.00 £29.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.10% +79.45% +22.22%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £34.81 £23.00
% change year-on-year -49.72% +51.33% -34.29%

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 135 178 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.02% 20.53% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 124 99
Essex median daily rate £450 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -18.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £166 £213 £260
90th Percentile £595 £505 £538
East of England median daily rate £365 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +1.39% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 16
Essex median hourly rate £14.20 £34.70 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.08% +11.04% +6.84%
10th Percentile £10.40 £18.86 £21.00
90th Percentile £37.20 £42.95 £47.75
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 - 5 £325 -
Basildon -9 3 £300 +9.09%
Maldon - 3 £120 -
Harlow +4 1 £375 -16.67%
Colchester - 1 - -
Thurrock - 1 £138 -
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for WAN.

1 14 (70.00%) LAN
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (40.00%) Wireless
4 6 (30.00%) Firewall
5 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) IPv4
5 5 (25.00%) IPv6
5 5 (25.00%) Firmware
5 5 (25.00%) 802.11
5 5 (25.00%) CCNA
5 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) WLAN
5 5 (25.00%) ADSL
5 5 (25.00%) Bluetooth
5 5 (25.00%) Broadband
5 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (25.00%) Perl
5 5 (25.00%) PHP
5 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 5 (25.00%) .NET
5 5 (25.00%) JUnit
5 5 (25.00%) VDSL
5 5 (25.00%) UPnP
5 5 (25.00%) Ruby
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Marketing
5 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) Wireshark

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 2 (10.00%) MS Project Server
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) LAN
2 8 (40.00%) Wireless
3 6 (30.00%) Firewall
4 5 (25.00%) 802.11
4 5 (25.00%) ADSL
4 5 (25.00%) Bluetooth
4 5 (25.00%) Broadband
4 5 (25.00%) IPv4
4 5 (25.00%) IPv6
4 5 (25.00%) UPnP
4 5 (25.00%) VDSL
4 5 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 5 (25.00%) WLAN
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (20.00%) NAS
6 3 (15.00%) VPN
7 2 (10.00%) DHCP
7 2 (10.00%) DNS
7 2 (10.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (25.00%) JUnit
1 5 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) Bugzilla
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Redmine
2 4 (20.00%) Trac
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
1 5 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Tester
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (20.00%) STB
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (25.00%) Network Packet Analysis
1 5 (25.00%) Release Management
1 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
2 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design
4 2 (10.00%) Network Management
4 2 (10.00%) SIEM
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (25.00%) Perl
1 5 (25.00%) PHP
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (25.00%) Ruby
1 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) CCNA
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (20.00%) MCP
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (15.00%) CCA
4 3 (15.00%) CCNP
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (15.00%) MCSE
5 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (5.00%) MCSA
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (5.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Cacti
1 2 (10.00%) SmokePing
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) F5
4 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (10.00%) McAfee
4 2 (10.00%) Meraki
4 2 (10.00%) Polycom
5 1 (5.00%) Aruba
5 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) VMware