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 3 months to 22 June 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 42 53
Rank change year-on-year +15 +11  
Contract jobs citing WAN 32 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.06% 2.54% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.05% 14.29% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 9
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £460 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +15.11% +2.38%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 168 119 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 26.58% 17.81% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 66 114
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield -2 8 £363 -14.70%
Watford -2 7 £130 -56.66% 1
Hemel Hempstead +9 4 £475 +26.66%
Welwyn Garden City +2 1 £325 -23.52% 2
Stevenage -4 1 - -
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 47 (85.45%) LAN
2 32 (58.18%) Security Cleared
3 22 (40.00%) Cisco
4 19 (34.55%) SC Cleared
4 19 (34.55%) Data Centre
5 17 (30.91%) DV Cleared
5 17 (30.91%) Windows
6 16 (29.09%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (29.09%) Firewall
7 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
8 12 (21.82%) HP
8 12 (21.82%) Juniper
8 12 (21.82%) ITIL
8 12 (21.82%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (20.00%) Citrix
9 11 (20.00%) CCNP
10 9 (16.36%) SNMP
10 9 (16.36%) CCSA
10 9 (16.36%) F5
11 8 (14.55%) Network Security
11 8 (14.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (12.73%) Blue Coat
12 7 (12.73%) CCSE
12 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
12 7 (12.73%) CCIE
12 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
12 7 (12.73%) TACACS
12 7 (12.73%) Nokia
12 7 (12.73%) CheckPoint
12 7 (12.73%) SCCM

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 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 3 (5.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.82%) CMS
4 1 (1.82%) Confluence
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 47 (85.45%) LAN
2 16 (29.09%) Firewall
3 9 (16.36%) SNMP
4 8 (14.55%) Network Security
5 7 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (12.73%) TACACS
6 6 (10.91%) Wireless
7 5 (9.09%) Internet
7 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 5 (9.09%) VPN
8 4 (7.27%) Broadband
8 4 (7.27%) ISDN
8 4 (7.27%) SAN
8 4 (7.27%) Unified Communications
8 4 (7.27%) WLAN
8 4 (7.27%) X.500
9 2 (3.64%) VoIP
10 1 (1.82%) ATM
10 1 (1.82%) DHCP
10 1 (1.82%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 4 (7.27%) Retail
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Advertising
3 1 (1.82%) Games
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Analyst
2 9 (16.36%) Project Manager
3 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Network Security Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Security Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.09%) Designer
5 5 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Network Support
5 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Support
6 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (7.27%) IT Support
6 4 (7.27%) Network Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Network Designer
6 4 (7.27%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Java SE
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.82%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (34.55%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) Smartphone
2 5 (9.09%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.64%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.64%) EPoS
4 2 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.82%) Animation
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) e-Health
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Windows
2 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.91%) Linux
3 6 (10.91%) Unix
4 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 4 (7.27%) HPUX
5 4 (7.27%) Solaris
5 4 (7.27%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) ITIL
1 12 (21.82%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (14.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (12.73%) Compliance Management
4 6 (10.91%) PRINCE2
5 5 (9.09%) Change Management
5 5 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 5 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (9.09%) Network Management
5 5 (9.09%) Virtual Team Management
6 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.27%) Fault Management
6 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.27%) Migration
6 4 (7.27%) Network Design
6 4 (7.27%) Service Design
7 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.45%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.45%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) Perl
1 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
3 2 (3.64%) C++
3 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.64%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (58.18%) Security Cleared
2 19 (34.55%) SC Cleared
3 17 (30.91%) DV Cleared
4 16 (29.09%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (20.00%) CCNP
6 9 (16.36%) CCSA
7 7 (12.73%) CCIE
7 7 (12.73%) CCSE
8 4 (7.27%) CCNA
9 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.82%) MCSE
11 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) Samba
2 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (5.45%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.82%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) OpenView
2 1 (1.82%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (40.00%) Cisco
2 12 (21.82%) HP
2 12 (21.82%) Juniper
3 11 (20.00%) Citrix
4 9 (16.36%) F5
5 7 (12.73%) Blue Coat
5 7 (12.73%) CheckPoint
5 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.73%) Nokia
6 4 (7.27%) Computacenter
6 4 (7.27%) Sun
6 4 (7.27%) VMware
7 3 (5.45%) Dell
7 3 (5.45%) Lotus
8 2 (3.64%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.64%) Toshiba
8 2 (3.64%) TOWER Software
9 1 (1.82%) Meraki
9 1 (1.82%) Retalix
9 1 (1.82%) SonicWALL