The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 Hampshire 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 62 64 45
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs citing WAN 52 53 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.50% 3.11% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.65% 16.16% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 33
Average daily rate £381 £265 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.86% -24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £220 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £471 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £55.00 £30.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.86% -5.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £19.35 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.20 £32.35 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
411 328 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 19.80% 19.23% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 179 158
Average daily rate £350 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 58 69
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £15.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WAN
South East

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Hampshire 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
Southampton -4 8 £400 +35.59% 5
Farnborough - 6 £430 -
Basingstoke +16 5 £338 +34.32% 3
Hook 0 4 £310 -22.50%
Portsmouth -6 2 - -
Havant - 1 £225 - 1
Andover - 1 - -
Aldershot - - - - 1
Eastleigh - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Alton - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 93 (88.57%) LAN
2 44 (41.90%) Cisco
3 40 (38.10%) Windows
4 38 (36.19%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (36.19%) Security Cleared
5 33 (31.43%) Firewall
6 30 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 28 (26.67%) CCNP
8 20 (19.05%) SAN
9 18 (17.14%) Telecoms
10 17 (16.19%) VMware
11 16 (15.24%) Network Design
11 16 (15.24%) McAfee
11 16 (15.24%) CCNA
11 16 (15.24%) Juniper
11 16 (15.24%) Linux
12 15 (14.29%) Active Directory
12 15 (14.29%) HP
13 14 (13.33%) TCP/IP
13 14 (13.33%) Finance
13 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (12.38%) VPN
14 13 (12.38%) ITIL
15 12 (11.43%) Microsoft
15 12 (11.43%) Blue Coat
16 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (9.52%) MS Office
17 10 (9.52%) Windows XP
17 10 (9.52%) CheckPoint
17 10 (9.52%) TOGAF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 5 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.90%) Apache
4 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.90%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.95%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (9.52%) MS Office
2 9 (8.57%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
4 4 (3.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.86%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (2.86%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 93 (88.57%) LAN
2 33 (31.43%) Firewall
3 20 (19.05%) SAN
4 14 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 13 (12.38%) VPN
6 9 (8.57%) VoIP
7 8 (7.62%) Network Security
8 7 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (6.67%) Internet
9 6 (5.71%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (4.76%) MPLS
10 5 (4.76%) Wireless
10 5 (4.76%) IPsec
11 4 (3.81%) OSPF
11 4 (3.81%) NAS
11 4 (3.81%) VLAN
12 3 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.86%) EIGRP
12 3 (2.86%) SSL
12 3 (2.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 18 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 14 (13.33%) Finance
3 2 (1.90%) Legal
3 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (19.05%) Network Engineer
2 17 (16.19%) Architect
3 14 (13.33%) Consultant
4 10 (9.52%) Technical Architect
5 9 (8.57%) Analyst
6 6 (5.71%) Development Consultant
6 6 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Sales Consultant
8 4 (3.81%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 4 (3.81%) Design Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) IT Administrator
9 3 (2.86%) Network Architect
9 3 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) JSP
2 2 (1.90%) .NET
2 2 (1.90%) SAML
2 2 (1.90%) Middleware
3 1 (0.95%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.81%) Replication
2 4 (3.81%) IPTV
3 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.90%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.90%) Open Source
3 2 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.90%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.95%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 40 (38.10%) Windows
2 16 (15.24%) Linux
3 14 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.81%) UNIX
6 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.81%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.81%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.90%) HPUX
8 2 (1.90%) Solaris
9 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.24%) Network Design
2 13 (12.38%) ITIL
3 10 (9.52%) TOGAF
4 9 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.76%) Service Management
7 4 (3.81%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.81%) Workflow
7 4 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.81%) CAD
7 4 (3.81%) Time Management
8 3 (2.86%) Network Management
8 3 (2.86%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.86%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.86%) Identity Management
9 2 (1.90%) ITSM
9 2 (1.90%) Risk Management
9 2 (1.90%) Scrum
9 2 (1.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.76%) C
2 4 (3.81%) SQL
3 3 (2.86%) Perl
4 2 (1.90%) Python
4 2 (1.90%) PHP
4 2 (1.90%) Java
4 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.90%) Korn
5 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (36.19%) Cisco Certification
1 38 (36.19%) Security Cleared
2 30 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 28 (26.67%) CCNP
4 16 (15.24%) CCNA
5 8 (7.62%) CCDP
6 6 (5.71%) CCSE
7 4 (3.81%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.86%) CCIE
9 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.90%) Degree
9 2 (1.90%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.95%) MBCS
10 1 (0.95%) MCDST
10 1 (0.95%) MCTS
10 1 (0.95%) MCITP
10 1 (0.95%) CITP
10 1 (0.95%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.86%) SLA
3 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 15 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.90%) vSphere
5 2 (1.90%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.95%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.90%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.95%) SCCM
3 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 44 (41.90%) Cisco
2 17 (16.19%) VMware
3 16 (15.24%) McAfee
3 16 (15.24%) Juniper
4 15 (14.29%) HP
5 12 (11.43%) Microsoft
5 12 (11.43%) Blue Coat
6 10 (9.52%) CheckPoint
7 8 (7.62%) Oracle
8 4 (3.81%) Adobe
8 4 (3.81%) IBM
9 3 (2.86%) Lumension
9 3 (2.86%) LANDesk
9 3 (2.86%) Veeam
9 3 (2.86%) BT
10 2 (1.90%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.90%) Avaya
10 2 (1.90%) Symantec
10 2 (1.90%) Polycom
10 2 (1.90%) Fujitsu