Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 43 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.85% 1.85% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 17.78% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Watford median daily rate £350 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +20.83% -9.43%
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £30.00 £26.89 -
% change year-on-year +11.58% - -

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 56 45 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 14.81% 10.39% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 34
Watford median daily rate £360 £369 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% +15.23% -24.71%
10th Percentile £258 £147 £245
90th Percentile £438 £449 £518
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £362 £375
% change year-on-year +10.57% -3.53% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Watford median hourly rate - £16.50 -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £37.31
% change year-on-year -4.79% -54.96% +73.34%

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 13 December 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 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) VXLAN
5 2 (28.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (28.57%) CCIE Data Center
5 2 (28.57%) VMware NSX
5 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (28.57%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (28.57%) Riverbed
5 2 (28.57%) Brocade
5 2 (28.57%) CCDE
5 2 (28.57%) F5
5 2 (28.57%) 802.1X
5 2 (28.57%) CCIE
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) WLAN

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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (14.29%) GroupWise
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) BGP-4
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
3 2 (28.57%) MPLS
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) VXLAN
3 2 (28.57%) WLAN
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Support
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCDE
1 2 (28.57%) CCIE
1 2 (28.57%) CCIE Data Center
1 2 (28.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) VMware NSX
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) Brocade
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) Riverbed
5 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 1 (14.29%) Google
5 1 (14.29%) Mitel