Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 36 32
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.28% 1.77% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.87% 6.41% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Watford median daily rate £341 £300 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.75% -9.43% -1.12%
10th Percentile £215 £300 £229
90th Percentile £394 £316 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £388 £300
% change year-on-year -3.23% +29.17% -10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £26.89 - £15.00

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 Watford with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 53 78 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 12.10% 27.56% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 11
Watford median daily rate £329 £310 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.05% -27.06% +26.87%
10th Percentile £216 £245 £210
90th Percentile £475 £459 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Watford median hourly rate £16.50 - £33.87
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £20.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year -15.98% -7.08% +39.82%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Watford

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Watford

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 Watford region with a requirement for WAN.

1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WLAN
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) PMO
5 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) CCSA
5 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (20.00%) Office 365
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi

WAN
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WLAN
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) 4G
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Network Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Services Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) WAN Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Network Segmentation
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) CCSA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (10.00%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) BMC
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Mitel
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) TOWER Software
3 1 (10.00%) VMware