Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 75 39
Rank change year-on-year -24 -36 +31
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 20 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.21% 2.60% 4.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.47% 15.27% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 38
Essex median daily rate £105 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +9.09% -16.67%
10th Percentile £98 £145 £218
90th Percentile £113 £383 £350
East of England median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Essex median hourly rate - £13.00 £29.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -56.10% +115.35%
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £17.25 £34.81
% change year-on-year +73.91% -50.44% +98.89%

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 174 131 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.22% 17.01% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 78 119
Essex median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +38.46% -18.75%
10th Percentile £168 £137 £219
90th Percentile £600 £588 £509
East of England median daily rate £390 £365 £358
% change year-on-year +6.85% +2.10% -4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 14
Essex median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £34.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -53.37% +15.33%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £15.90
90th Percentile £21.23 £36.80 £42.93
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £28.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -42.86% -22.22% +22.12%

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 11 December 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 +15 10 - -
Colchester -2 1 £105 -81.33% 2
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
3 7 (53.85%) DSL
3 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (53.85%) UPnP
3 7 (53.85%) Ajax
3 7 (53.85%) Media Streaming
3 7 (53.85%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
3 7 (53.85%) JSON
3 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 7 (53.85%) C
3 7 (53.85%) C++
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) VoIP
3 7 (53.85%) DHCP
3 7 (53.85%) FTP
3 7 (53.85%) HTTP
3 7 (53.85%) DNS
3 7 (53.85%) CGI
3 7 (53.85%) Embedded C
3 7 (53.85%) IPv4
3 7 (53.85%) IPv6
3 7 (53.85%) Broadband
3 7 (53.85%) Internet
3 7 (53.85%) Defect Tracking
3 7 (53.85%) Creative Thinking
3 7 (53.85%) Innovative Thinking
3 7 (53.85%) Collaborative Working

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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Broadband
1 7 (53.85%) DHCP
1 7 (53.85%) DLNA
1 7 (53.85%) DNS
1 7 (53.85%) DSL
1 7 (53.85%) FTP
1 7 (53.85%) HTTP
1 7 (53.85%) Internet
1 7 (53.85%) IPv4
1 7 (53.85%) IPv6
1 7 (53.85%) UPnP
1 7 (53.85%) VoIP
1 7 (53.85%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (46.15%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) Extranet
3 3 (23.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Big Data
1 3 (23.08%) MariaDB
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) PHP Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Deskside Support
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Head of Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Head of Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 7 (53.85%) Ajax
2 7 (53.85%) CGI
2 7 (53.85%) JSON
3 3 (23.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Media Streaming
1 7 (53.85%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Embedded Linux
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
2 7 (53.85%) Collaborative Working
2 7 (53.85%) Creative Thinking
2 7 (53.85%) Defect Tracking
2 7 (53.85%) Innovative Thinking
2 7 (53.85%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
2 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
4 3 (23.08%) Network Management
4 3 (23.08%) Network Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Contract Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C
1 7 (53.85%) C++
1 7 (53.85%) Embedded C
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) PHP
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Cacti
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) CA
2 3 (23.08%) NetQoS
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Mercator
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) VMware