Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 36 31
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.02% 1.81% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 6.58% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Watford median daily rate £369 £310 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.95% -6.42% -11.67%
10th Percentile £317 £302 £229
90th Percentile £396 £318 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £363 £340
% change year-on-year - +6.62% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £21.28 - £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 44 76 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 11.08% 27.54% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 8
Watford median daily rate £369 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.23% -1.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £283 £245 £180
90th Percentile £471 £525 £445
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Watford median hourly rate £16.50 - £33.87
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.65 £36.60 £21.00
% change year-on-year -54.50% +74.29% +28.83%

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 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 17 January 2018, 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (50.00%) WLAN
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (37.50%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (37.50%) PMO
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) CCSA
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365
6 1 (12.50%) Line Management
6 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (12.50%) 4G
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (12.50%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (12.50%) Network Segmentation
6 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 1 (12.50%) VMware

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) WLAN
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) 4G
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Network Services Manager
3 2 (25.00%) WAN Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design
4 1 (12.50%) Network Segmentation
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) CCSA
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (37.50%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (12.50%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) BMC
3 1 (12.50%) Mitel
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) VMware