Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 33 40
Rank change year-on-year -9 +7 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.10% 3.38% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.00% 20.63% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 3
Watford median daily rate £105 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -66.13% +3.33% -24.53%
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £30.69 £26.89 -
% change year-on-year +14.13% - -

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 50 63 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 13.77% 16.36% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 34
Watford median daily rate £400 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -13.67%
10th Percentile £115 £130 £229
90th Percentile £598 £475 £371
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Watford median hourly rate - £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.92% -61.61%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.64 £16.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.89% -3.97% -18.70%

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 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for WAN.

1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) BGP-4
3 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (50.00%) Brocade
3 2 (50.00%) CCDE
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (50.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (50.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 2 (50.00%) CCIE Data Center

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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
3 2 (50.00%) BGP-4
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VXLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
1 1 (25.00%) Games
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCDE
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE Data Center
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) VMware NSX
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Brocade
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software