The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Dorset region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 3.07% - 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.59% - 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Average daily rate
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£356 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 - £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.94% -6.47%
Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
34 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 14.91% 17.67% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 26
Average daily rate £338 £225 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £198 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Average hourly rate £41.50 £20.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.50% +8.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
WAN
South West

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bournemouth - 2 £313 -
Poole - 2 £295 -
Dorchester - - - - 1
Ferndown - - - -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 (90.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) CCNP
4 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (30.00%) Firmware
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) Change Management
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) CCNA
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Dell
5 3 (30.00%) SLA
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (30.00%) VLAN
5 3 (30.00%) Application Packaging
5 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (20.00%) F5
6 2 (20.00%) SaaS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (30.00%) OSPF
3 3 (30.00%) BGP
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (30.00%) VLAN
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) SNA
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) Multicast
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Security Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Network Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Firmware
1 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (50.00%) CCNP
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) JNCIA
3 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
3 2 (20.00%) CCIE
4 1 (10.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Juniper
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (30.00%) Dell
5 2 (20.00%) F5
6 1 (10.00%) IBM