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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 28 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 +15  
Contract jobs citing WAN 25 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.26% 4.87% 3.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.12% 28.57% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 10
Median daily rate £325 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £249 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -13.46%  

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 113 119 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.25% 17.05% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 64 57
Median daily rate £365 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 15
Median hourly rate £31.50 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.00% +1.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.66 £13.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £37.90 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Stevenage -3 5 £195 -55.90% 1
Hatfield -12 5 £375 -25.00% 1
Watford +1 3 £130 - 2
Welwyn Garden City -1 2 £388 -
Hemel Hempstead +7 1 - -
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 34 (80.95%) LAN
2 18 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
4 15 (35.71%) Cisco
5 14 (33.33%) Firewall
5 14 (33.33%) Wireless
6 13 (30.95%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (26.19%) Juniper
7 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
7 11 (26.19%) ITIL
8 10 (23.81%) Broadband
8 10 (23.81%) ISDN
8 10 (23.81%) VPN
8 10 (23.81%) Network Security
8 10 (23.81%) Data Centre
9 9 (21.43%) Network Design
9 9 (21.43%) CCNA
10 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
10 8 (19.05%) Windows
10 8 (19.05%) Network Management
11 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
11 6 (14.29%) HP
11 6 (14.29%) CCNP
12 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
12 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
12 5 (11.90%) SCCM
12 5 (11.90%) Migration
13 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (9.52%) Telecoms

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 3 (7.14%) IBM Notes
1 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 34 (80.95%) LAN
2 14 (33.33%) Firewall
2 14 (33.33%) Wireless
3 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
4 10 (23.81%) Broadband
4 10 (23.81%) ISDN
4 10 (23.81%) Network Security
4 10 (23.81%) VPN
5 3 (7.14%) Internet
5 3 (7.14%) SAN
5 3 (7.14%) Unified Communications
6 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.76%) WLAN
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.38%) FCoE
7 1 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.38%) OSPF
7 1 (2.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (9.52%) Retail
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Network Support
2 10 (23.81%) Network Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Project Manager
6 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support
7 3 (7.14%) Migration Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Network Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Support
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Coordinator
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Java SE
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (7.14%) Smartphone
2 3 (7.14%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.76%) e-Health
3 2 (4.76%) EPoS
3 2 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Unix
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (26.19%) ITIL
3 9 (21.43%) Network Design
4 8 (19.05%) Network Management
5 5 (11.90%) Migration
5 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (7.14%) Software Deployment
6 3 (7.14%) Virtual Team Management
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
7 2 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
8 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.38%) Information Security
8 1 (2.38%) Project Management
8 1 (2.38%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) C++
1 2 (4.76%) Python
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) CCNA
4 6 (14.29%) CCNP
4 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (4.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) OpenView
2 1 (2.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Cisco
2 11 (26.19%) Juniper
3 6 (14.29%) HP
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.52%) VMware
6 3 (7.14%) Aruba
6 3 (7.14%) Citrix
6 3 (7.14%) Lotus
6 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.76%) Dell
7 2 (4.76%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.76%) Toshiba
8 1 (2.38%) Computacenter
8 1 (2.38%) F5
8 1 (2.38%) IBM
8 1 (2.38%) NetApp
8 1 (2.38%) Remedy
8 1 (2.38%) Retalix
8 1 (2.38%) SAP