The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 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 28 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)
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 3 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 -  
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 10.34% 20.00% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.29% 52.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £194 £442 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.18% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.20% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -34.44% -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 Stevenage with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 17 21 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 29.31% 38.18% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Median daily rate £195 £235 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.84% -24.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £35.14 £38.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.53% +155.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage 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 Stevenage

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Stevenage

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 28 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 Stevenage region with a requirement for WAN.

1 12 (85.71%) LAN
1 12 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (71.43%) Network Monitoring
2 10 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 10 (71.43%) VPN
2 10 (71.43%) Broadband
2 10 (71.43%) ISDN
2 10 (71.43%) Juniper
2 10 (71.43%) Network Security
3 9 (64.29%) Network Design
3 9 (64.29%) Firewall
3 9 (64.29%) Wireless
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (64.29%) ITIL
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco
4 8 (57.14%) Network Management
5 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) CCNA
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) e-Health
6 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
6 2 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
6 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
7 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (7.14%) Retail
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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 12 (85.71%) LAN
2 10 (71.43%) Broadband
2 10 (71.43%) ISDN
2 10 (71.43%) Network Security
2 10 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 10 (71.43%) VPN
3 9 (64.29%) Firewall
3 9 (64.29%) Wireless
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Support
2 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Network Support Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
5 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Support
5 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Migration Manager
5 2 (14.29%) Migration Project Manager
5 2 (14.29%) Network Support Technician
5 2 (14.29%) Network Technician
5 2 (14.29%) Support Technician
6 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) WAN Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 2 (14.29%) e-Health
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (64.29%) ITIL
2 9 (64.29%) Network Design
3 8 (57.14%) Network Management
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Juniper
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix