Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 16 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 55 60
Rank change year-on-year -35 +5 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 47 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.81% 3.15% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.22% 14.69% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 34 20
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.53% -5.63% +5.26%
10th Percentile £140 £290 £300
90th Percentile £472 £575 £530
East of England median daily rate £325 £363 £333
% change year-on-year -10.34% +9.02% -0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £30.00 £26.89 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.58% - -
East of England median hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 249 320 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.59% 21.46% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 143 156
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +3.12%
10th Percentile £158 £135 £244
90th Percentile £500 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 43 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -9.59% -15.21%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.25 £14.88
90th Percentile £52.75 £32.25 £44.08
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -36.00% -33.33% +17.19%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Hertfordshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Hertfordshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Hertfordshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Hertfordshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 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
Watford 0 3 £105 -71.03% 3
Hatfield -5 3 £311 -10.75% 3
Hemel Hempstead -11 2 £300 -36.84%
Potters Bar - 1 £475 -
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 13 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) MPLS
3 4 (30.77%) OSPF
3 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
4 3 (23.08%) 802.1X
4 3 (23.08%) CCIE Data Center
4 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (23.08%) Riverbed
4 3 (23.08%) F5
4 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Google
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) Apple
4 3 (23.08%) CCIE
4 3 (23.08%) WLAN
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) CCNP
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (15.38%) Juniper
5 2 (15.38%) BGP
5 2 (15.38%) BGP-4
5 2 (15.38%) Brocade

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Akamai
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) MPLS
2 4 (30.77%) OSPF
3 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
3 3 (23.08%) WLAN
4 2 (15.38%) BGP
4 2 (15.38%) BGP-4
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) VXLAN
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.69%) DMVPN
5 1 (7.69%) GLBP
5 1 (7.69%) Multicast
5 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Desktop Support
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Coordinator
3 2 (15.38%) Mac Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) PC Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) 802.1X
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
1 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 2 (15.38%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (7.69%) The Twelve-Factor App
3 1 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (7.69%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) R
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCIE
2 3 (23.08%) CCIE Data Center
3 2 (15.38%) CCDE
3 2 (15.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 2 (15.38%) CCNP
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) MCP
4 1 (7.69%) MCSA
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) VMware NSX
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Apple
2 3 (23.08%) F5
2 3 (23.08%) Google
2 3 (23.08%) Riverbed
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Brocade
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) Arista
4 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.69%) Zscaler