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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.31% 2.16% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 20.00% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £350 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
34 20 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 14.85% 10.81% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 30
Average daily rate £415 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -5 2 £403 - 1
Poole +6 1 £303 -16.55% 1
Ferndown - - - -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) Network Design
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (40.00%) UAG
4 2 (40.00%) Lync
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) CCDP
4 2 (40.00%) Nortel
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (40.00%) Avaya
4 2 (40.00%) Juniper
4 2 (40.00%) Internet
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) OSPF
5 1 (20.00%) BGP
5 1 (20.00%) Firmware
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) SNA
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) SLA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) VoIP
1 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) BGP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) SNA
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) Multicast
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (40.00%) UAG
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Nortel
3 2 (40.00%) Avaya
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) IBM