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 27 June 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)
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 22 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1  
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 1.86% 0.68% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 5.56% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £600 - £190
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.34% +2.38%  

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 34 18 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 21.12% 12.24% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 6
Median daily rate £458 £425 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% +47.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £140 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Luton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Luton

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 7 (87.50%) E-Commerce
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
2 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (62.50%) High Availability
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) IaaS
2 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
3 4 (50.00%) Service Management
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
5 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) CCIE
6 1 (12.50%) CCNP
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Juniper
6 1 (12.50%) Nokia
6 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (12.50%) TACACS

WAN
Co-occurring 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 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (62.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
1 5 (62.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (37.50%) AWS Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Implementation Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) E-Commerce
2 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (62.50%) High Availability
2 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
3 4 (50.00%) Service Management
4 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCIE
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) CCSA
1 1 (12.50%) CCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
1 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) F5
1 1 (12.50%) Juniper
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia