The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 10 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 45 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 14.61% 2.40% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 53.57% 16.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 2 2
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£350 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.58% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.35% -4.23%
WAN
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
84 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 27.27% 14.97% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 19 4
Average daily rate £375 £243 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.32% -11.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Average hourly rate £34.50 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.93% -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Devon

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

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

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Devon region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +5 23 £285 -8.06% 6
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 42 (89.36%) LAN
2 39 (82.98%) Firewall
3 37 (78.72%) Cisco
3 37 (78.72%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (65.96%) Cisco Nexus
5 29 (61.70%) SC Cleared
5 29 (61.70%) Security Cleared
6 26 (55.32%) CCNP
7 25 (53.19%) MPLS
8 22 (46.81%) OSPF
8 22 (46.81%) TCP/IP
8 22 (46.81%) ITIL
9 19 (40.43%) Network Design
10 15 (31.91%) FTP
10 15 (31.91%) SNMP
10 15 (31.91%) Telnet
10 15 (31.91%) Network Management
11 14 (29.79%) CISSP
11 14 (29.79%) CCIE
12 12 (25.53%) Network Security
13 10 (21.28%) High Availability
13 10 (21.28%) Telecoms
13 10 (21.28%) CCNA
13 10 (21.28%) BGP
14 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (17.02%) Requirements Analysis
15 8 (17.02%) Fortinet
15 8 (17.02%) Juniper
15 8 (17.02%) Network Performance Management
15 8 (17.02%) Performance Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (89.36%) LAN
2 39 (82.98%) Firewall
3 31 (65.96%) Cisco Nexus
4 25 (53.19%) MPLS
5 22 (46.81%) OSPF
5 22 (46.81%) TCP/IP
6 15 (31.91%) FTP
6 15 (31.91%) SNMP
6 15 (31.91%) Telnet
7 12 (25.53%) Network Security
8 10 (21.28%) BGP
9 7 (14.89%) VPN
9 7 (14.89%) Internet
10 5 (10.64%) VoIP
10 5 (10.64%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (10.64%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (21.28%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Network Specialist
2 12 (25.53%) Network Support
3 8 (17.02%) Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Support Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (10.64%) Network Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Network Specialist
6 5 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Network Design Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Network Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Network Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Network Support Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Support
8 2 (4.26%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) ITIL
2 19 (40.43%) Network Design
3 15 (31.91%) Network Management
4 10 (21.28%) High Availability
5 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (17.02%) Network Performance Management
6 8 (17.02%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (17.02%) Performance Management
7 5 (10.64%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.51%) Workflow
9 1 (2.13%) ERP
Qualifications
1 37 (78.72%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (61.70%) SC Cleared
2 29 (61.70%) Security Cleared
3 26 (55.32%) CCNP
4 14 (29.79%) CCIE
4 14 (29.79%) CISSP
5 10 (21.28%) CCNA
6 5 (10.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 14001
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 37 (78.72%) Cisco
2 8 (17.02%) Juniper
2 8 (17.02%) Fortinet
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.64%) HP
4 5 (10.64%) Nokia
4 5 (10.64%) CheckPoint
4 5 (10.64%) SolarWinds
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