The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 21 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 3.74% - 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.63% - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -5.00%
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 Dorset region.

Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 12.62% 10.78% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 16
Average daily rate £313 £275 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -25.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £221 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £364 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% +37.50%
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 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
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 24 December 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
Bournemouth - 7 - -
Poole - 1 - -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) LAN
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
4 7 (58.33%) SQL
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (50.00%) ITIL
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (50.00%) SCCM
6 5 (41.67%) SCOM
6 5 (41.67%) Clustering
7 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
7 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (25.00%) Dell
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco
9 1 (8.33%) Nortel Meridian
9 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
9 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
9 1 (8.33%) vSphere
9 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (8.33%) Lync
9 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Lync
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (8.33%) Nortel Meridian
3 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (8.33%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Wintel Support
2 4 (33.33%) Wintel Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
2 5 (41.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Nortel
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya
4 1 (8.33%) VMware