Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 38 37
Rank change year-on-year -41 -1 +27
Contract jobs citing WAN 23 57 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.46% 4.49% 3.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.88% 20.73% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 44 25
Hertfordshire median daily rate £331 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.67% -9.64% +3.75%
10th Percentile £170 £130 £233
90th Percentile £461 £531 £538
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £413
% change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +103.13% -23.81%
10th Percentile £21.90 £31.25 £15.50
90th Percentile £32.18 £33.75 £16.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.17 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.45% -59.58% +50.94%

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 259 275 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 16.49% 21.65% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 145 143
Hertfordshire median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +8.99%
10th Percentile £167 £130 £250
90th Percentile £510 £565 £535
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% -12.33% -5.03%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.00 £13.43
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.50 £43.55
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.90 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.06% -46.93% +57.89%

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 19 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 July 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
Hatfield -9 5 £419 +20.07% 6
Watford -7 4 £105 -19.23% 7
Stevenage -15 3 £213 -
Welwyn Garden City -11 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead -13 1 £425 -10.53% 4
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 22 (95.65%) LAN
2 15 (65.22%) Cisco
3 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (39.13%) ITIL
4 9 (39.13%) Firewall
4 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
5 8 (34.78%) VMware
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) Citrix
6 6 (26.09%) CCNP
6 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (21.74%) VMware NSX
7 5 (21.74%) CCNA
7 5 (21.74%) MPLS
7 5 (21.74%) OSPF
7 5 (21.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (17.39%) Change Management
8 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
8 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (17.39%) EIGRP
8 4 (17.39%) CCIE
8 4 (17.39%) HTTP
8 4 (17.39%) VPN
8 4 (17.39%) WLAN
8 4 (17.39%) Windows
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) Network Security
8 4 (17.39%) Riverbed
8 4 (17.39%) F5
8 4 (17.39%) 802.1X

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 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Akamai
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) LAN
2 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) MPLS
3 5 (21.74%) OSPF
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (17.39%) EIGRP
4 4 (17.39%) HTTP
4 4 (17.39%) Network Security
4 4 (17.39%) Software-Defined Networking
4 4 (17.39%) VPN
4 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (17.39%) WLAN
5 3 (13.04%) BGP
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.04%) IPsec
5 3 (13.04%) VoIP
5 3 (13.04%) Wireless
6 2 (8.70%) BGP-4
6 2 (8.70%) VLAN
6 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Advertising
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Desktop Support
3 5 (21.74%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Network Support
5 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Mac Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Server Support
6 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) 802.1X
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) LINQ
4 1 (4.35%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) CMDB
3 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.35%) Animation
4 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Change Management
3 3 (13.04%) Information Security
3 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Network Management
3 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (13.04%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (13.04%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (8.70%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) R
2 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCNP
3 5 (21.74%) CCNA
4 4 (17.39%) CCIE
5 3 (13.04%) CCENT
5 3 (13.04%) CCIE Data Center
5 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (13.04%) MCP
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (8.70%) CCDE
6 2 (8.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (4.35%) ISEB
7 1 (4.35%) MCSA
7 1 (4.35%) MCSE
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) VMware NSX
3 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) vCenter Server
1 1 (4.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) F5
4 4 (17.39%) Palo Alto
4 4 (17.39%) Riverbed
5 3 (13.04%) Apple
5 3 (13.04%) Google
5 3 (13.04%) Juniper
6 2 (8.70%) Arista
6 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
6 2 (8.70%) Brocade
6 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.70%) Dell
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
6 2 (8.70%) Zscaler
7 1 (4.35%) Meraki
7 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow