The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 14 22 24
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2  
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 4.90% 2.98% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.41% 38.46% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £625 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -32.66% -10.00%  

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 Luton with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 17 13 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 16.67% 7.74% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 8
Median daily rate £575 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.28% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Luton.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Luton

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN in Luton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Luton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 26 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 Luton region with a requirement for WAN.

1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
1 11 (78.57%) E-Commerce
1 11 (78.57%) DNS
1 11 (78.57%) Load Balancing
1 11 (78.57%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (78.57%) High Availability
1 11 (78.57%) IaaS
1 11 (78.57%) Relational Database
2 10 (71.43%) Service Management
3 9 (64.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (64.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (50.00%) Capacity Management
4 7 (50.00%) LAN
4 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) MPLS
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
5 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
5 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
5 3 (21.43%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (14.29%) vSphere
6 2 (14.29%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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:

Cloud Services
1 11 (78.57%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (78.57%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) DNS
2 7 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (21.43%) MPLS
3 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
5 1 (7.14%) HSRP
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Architect
2 12 (85.71%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (42.86%) AWS Architect
4 4 (28.57%) Technical Architect
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Lead Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (7.14%) SCCM Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) E-Commerce
1 11 (78.57%) High Availability
1 11 (78.57%) Load Balancing
2 10 (71.43%) Service Management
3 9 (64.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (64.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (50.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCITP
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCDE
2 1 (7.14%) CCIE
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) VCAP
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) vSphere
2 2 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) Simpana
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) CommVault
3 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
3 1 (7.14%) Meru Networks
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