Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 59 43
Rank change year-on-year -12 -16 +40
Contract jobs citing WAN 28 35 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.81% 2.53% 3.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.61% 11.63% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 28
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £363 £363
10th Percentile £273 £195 £233
90th Percentile £463 £503 £491
East of England median daily rate £363 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +9.85% -12.00% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £21.28 - £15.00
10th Percentile £20.64 - £14.50
90th Percentile £21.91 - £17.08
East of England median hourly rate £19.26 £22.06 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.66% +29.74% -49.63%

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 264 301 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.04% 21.72% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 156 117
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.97% +0.67% -
10th Percentile £192 £195 £258
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
East of England median daily rate £363 £353 £375
% change year-on-year +2.84% -6.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 10 34
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.50 £36.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.92% +74.29% +29.23%
10th Percentile £11.65 £13.38 £12.50
90th Percentile £30.95 £44.53 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £29.75 £34.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% +8.80% +27.55%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -9 8 £369 +15.23% 3
Stevenage -9 6 £228 +16.67% 2
Hemel Hempstead +1 2 - - 2
Letchworth - 2 - -
St Albans -2 1 £300 -
Hatfield -5 1 £575 +100.00% 4
Hitchin - 1 £320 -
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 24 (85.71%) LAN
2 17 (60.71%) Cisco
3 13 (46.43%) Firewall
4 11 (39.29%) VPN
4 11 (39.29%) ITIL
5 9 (32.14%) Network Security
5 9 (32.14%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (28.57%) Juniper
6 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 8 (28.57%) Wireless
7 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (21.43%) CCNA
8 6 (21.43%) Project Management
8 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
8 6 (21.43%) Broadband
8 6 (21.43%) ISDN
8 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 6 (21.43%) Network Management
8 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (17.86%) Network Design
9 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (14.29%) VMware
10 4 (14.29%) WLAN
10 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 4 (14.29%) Change Control
11 3 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
11 3 (10.71%) WhatsUp Gold
11 3 (10.71%) Cisco Prime

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 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (85.71%) LAN
2 13 (46.43%) Firewall
3 11 (39.29%) VPN
4 9 (32.14%) Network Security
5 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 8 (28.57%) Wireless
6 6 (21.43%) Broadband
6 6 (21.43%) ISDN
7 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (14.29%) WLAN
9 2 (7.14%) DHCP
9 2 (7.14%) DNS
9 2 (7.14%) Junos
9 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (3.57%) 4G
10 1 (3.57%) MPLS
10 1 (3.57%) NAS
10 1 (3.57%) SAN
10 1 (3.57%) VLAN
10 1 (3.57%) VoIP
General
1 2 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Network Manager
3 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Network Support
4 4 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Coordinator
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Programme Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (7.14%) WAN Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) FlexPod
2 1 (3.57%) FMCG
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (21.43%) Network Management
3 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 6 (21.43%) Project Management
4 5 (17.86%) Network Design
5 4 (14.29%) Change Control
6 3 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
7 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.57%) Business Transformation
8 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 1 (3.57%) Line Management
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.57%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (21.43%) CCNA
2 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (10.71%) CCSA
4 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) PMO
2 1 (3.57%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (10.71%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Cisco
2 8 (28.57%) Juniper
3 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.57%) BMC
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) F5
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Mitel
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle