The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East / Middlesex
Rank 16 21 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1  
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 3.08% 1.27% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 13.33% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £450 £330 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -8.96%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -31.88% -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 Middlesex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 20 15 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 15.38% 9.49% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 12
Median daily rate £375 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £160 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Middlesex

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Middlesex over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Middlesex

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Middlesex

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 25 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for WAN.

1 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (37.50%) VoIP
4 3 (37.50%) SLA
4 3 (37.50%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (25.00%) SSL
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
6 1 (12.50%) CCVP
6 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) HP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
5 2 (25.00%) SSL
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Network Administrator
5 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Presales
2 1 (12.50%) SIEM
2 1 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
1 3 (37.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Dynatrace
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk