The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 32 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 3.29% 1.43% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.05% 21.43% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£188 £294 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.17% -26.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -5.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 17.28% 6.67% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 4
Average daily rate £400 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Average hourly rate £31.15 £10.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+211.50% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Brighton region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) UNIX
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Solaris
6 3 (25.00%) WLAN
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (16.67%) SCCM
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (16.67%) Google
7 2 (16.67%) VCDX
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) Retail
7 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
7 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (16.67%) MPLS
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
8 1 (8.33%) MCP
8 1 (8.33%) MCSE
8 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
8 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (8.33%) VoIP

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Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) LAN
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) WLAN
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Principal Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) UNIX
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Solaris
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
1 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (16.67%) VCDX
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) CommVault