Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 19 33
Rank change year-on-year -14 +14 +16
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 3.12% 6.27% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 47.37% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
Luton median daily rate £419 £588 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.62% +46.88% +40.35%
10th Percentile £357 £359 £192
90th Percentile £505 £665 £445
Bedfordshire median daily rate £389 £425 £381
% change year-on-year -8.53% +11.48% +27.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00

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 Luton with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Luton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 50 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 15.58% 13.24% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 16
Luton median daily rate £463 £425 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +15.25% +5.36%
10th Percentile £180 £287 £206
90th Percentile £675 £598 £500
Bedfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Luton median hourly rate - £24.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +145.00% -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -61.43% +125.81% +40.91%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Luton over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 November 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 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) Change Control
4 4 (40.00%) F5
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) CCNP
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Internet
5 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) PSTN
5 3 (30.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) SSL
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) IPsec
5 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Legal
5 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 3 (30.00%) H.323
5 3 (30.00%) Service Management
5 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
5 3 (30.00%) Retail
5 3 (30.00%) Presales

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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (30.00%) H.323
3 3 (30.00%) Internet
3 3 (30.00%) IPsec
3 3 (30.00%) MPLS
3 3 (30.00%) PSTN
3 3 (30.00%) SSL
3 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (10.00%) Skype
5 1 (10.00%) TACACS
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Business Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Network Support
1 3 (30.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Project Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Change Control
3 3 (30.00%) Adaptive Security
3 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (30.00%) Presales
3 3 (30.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCIE
2 1 (10.00%) CCSA
2 1 (10.00%) CCSE
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Virgin Media
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) Nokia