Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 62 64
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 +17
Contract jobs citing WAN 51 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.26% 2.23% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.74% 10.88% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 19
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +29.17% -9.09%
10th Percentile £224 £288 £236
90th Percentile £575 £530 £510
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £344
% change year-on-year +7.69% -5.45% +17.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £26.89 - £15.00
10th Percentile £21.70 - £14.50
90th Percentile £32.57 - £17.30
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £34.81 £23.00
% change year-on-year -49.72% +51.33% -33.09%

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 324 285 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 20.70% 20.49% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 158 145
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £126 £245 £263
90th Percentile £547 £525 £545
East of England median daily rate £370 £364 £375
% change year-on-year +1.72% -3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 9 43
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £20.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.98% -7.08% +38.87%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.00 £9.10
90th Percentile £33.15 £44.15 £41.50
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 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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Watford -1 10 £341 +13.75%
Hatfield - 10 £349 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +1 6 £475 +26.67%
Stevenage -7 5 £228 - 1
Hitchin - 1 £320 -
Letchworth - 1 - -
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 45 (88.24%) LAN
2 26 (50.98%) Security Cleared
3 23 (45.10%) Cisco
4 17 (33.33%) Firewall
4 17 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 16 (31.37%) Network Monitoring
6 15 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (25.49%) Data Centre
7 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
8 12 (23.53%) Juniper
9 11 (21.57%) ITIL
9 11 (21.57%) PRINCE2
9 11 (21.57%) Network Security
10 9 (17.65%) CheckPoint
10 9 (17.65%) Windows
10 9 (17.65%) SNMP
10 9 (17.65%) CCNP
10 9 (17.65%) Citrix
10 9 (17.65%) CCSA
10 9 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 8 (15.69%) Wireless
11 8 (15.69%) WLAN
11 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (15.69%) Network Management
11 8 (15.69%) Compliance Management
12 7 (13.73%) Windows Server
12 7 (13.73%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (13.73%) F5
12 7 (13.73%) Nokia
12 7 (13.73%) TACACS

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 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) IaaS
2 1 (1.96%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (88.24%) LAN
2 17 (33.33%) Firewall
3 11 (21.57%) Network Security
4 9 (17.65%) SNMP
5 8 (15.69%) Wireless
5 8 (15.69%) WLAN
6 7 (13.73%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (13.73%) TACACS
6 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
7 6 (11.76%) VPN
8 5 (9.80%) Broadband
8 5 (9.80%) ISDN
9 4 (7.84%) X.500
10 2 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (3.92%) DHCP
10 2 (3.92%) DNS
10 2 (3.92%) Internet
10 2 (3.92%) SAN
10 2 (3.92%) VoIP
10 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) Project Manager
3 8 (15.69%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Designer
4 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (11.76%) Network Security Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Security Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Network Designer
5 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Network Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Network Support
6 4 (7.84%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Network Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Designer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 3 (5.88%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.84%) HPUX
3 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 4 (7.84%) Solaris
3 4 (7.84%) Unix
3 4 (7.84%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (21.57%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) PRINCE2
3 9 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (15.69%) Compliance Management
4 8 (15.69%) Network Management
5 7 (13.73%) Network Design
6 5 (9.80%) Change Control
6 5 (9.80%) Project Management
7 4 (7.84%) Fault Management
7 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.84%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.84%) Service Design
8 3 (5.88%) Business Continuity
8 3 (5.88%) Change Management
8 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.88%) Migration
8 3 (5.88%) Virtual Team Management
9 2 (3.92%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) Perl
1 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.92%) C
3 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (50.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 15 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
5 9 (17.65%) CCNP
5 9 (17.65%) CCSA
6 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (13.73%) CCIE
7 7 (13.73%) CCNA
7 7 (13.73%) CCSE
8 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
2 3 (5.88%) PMO
3 1 (1.96%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) Samba
3 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.92%) SCOM
2 2 (3.92%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.96%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Cisco
2 12 (23.53%) Juniper
3 9 (17.65%) CheckPoint
3 9 (17.65%) Citrix
4 7 (13.73%) Blue Coat
4 7 (13.73%) F5
4 7 (13.73%) HP
4 7 (13.73%) Nokia
5 5 (9.80%) VMware
6 4 (7.84%) Computacenter
6 4 (7.84%) Sun
7 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.96%) BMC
8 1 (1.96%) Mitel
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle
8 1 (1.96%) TOWER Software