The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 21 21 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.68% 1.03% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 9.09% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £130 - £215
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 £15.15 £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 Watford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13 11 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 10.92% 11.34% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 7
Median daily rate £165 £375 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.00% +74.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +200.00%  
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 Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Watford

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Watford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

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 Watford region with a requirement for WAN.

1 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Junior
1 2 (40.00%) Junior Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Network Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Product Management
2 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto