The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 64 82 74
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 60 47 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.71% 2.22% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 9.22% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 27
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£388 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £445 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Average hourly rate £47.83 £189.00 £11.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.69% +1522.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -8.43%
WAN
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
432 510 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 19.48% 24.11% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 283 163
Average daily rate £383 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 40 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
Southampton +13 21 £375 +11.94% 3
Basingstoke +1 7 £431 +38.00% 1
Portsmouth +1 6 £325 -20.92% 2
Hook 0 4 £445 +65.42%
Winchester -14 4 £425 -
Fareham 0 1 £355 -21.11% 1
Aldershot - 1 - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 105 (90.52%) LAN
2 61 (52.59%) Security Cleared
3 54 (46.55%) Cisco
4 47 (40.52%) SC Cleared
5 44 (37.93%) Firewall
6 42 (36.21%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (33.62%) Windows
8 33 (28.45%) CCNA
9 29 (25.00%) Wireless
10 28 (24.14%) IPsec
11 25 (21.55%) Juniper
11 25 (21.55%) Data Centre
12 23 (19.83%) ITIL
13 22 (18.97%) SSL
13 22 (18.97%) OSPF
14 21 (18.10%) VoIP
15 19 (16.38%) DNS
16 18 (15.52%) TCP/IP
16 18 (15.52%) MPLS
16 18 (15.52%) VMware
16 18 (15.52%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (14.66%) Active Directory
18 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
18 16 (13.79%) Telecoms
18 16 (13.79%) BGP
19 15 (12.93%) SAN
19 15 (12.93%) Linux
20 14 (12.07%) UNIX
20 14 (12.07%) HSRP
21 13 (11.21%) SQL Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 6 (5.17%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.31%) GlassFish
2 5 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (4.31%) Apache
2 5 (4.31%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.45%) PaintShop Pro
3 2 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.90%) SaaS
2 3 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (90.52%) LAN
2 44 (37.93%) Firewall
3 29 (25.00%) Wireless
4 28 (24.14%) IPsec
5 22 (18.97%) SSL
5 22 (18.97%) OSPF
6 21 (18.10%) VoIP
7 19 (16.38%) DNS
8 18 (15.52%) MPLS
8 18 (15.52%) TCP/IP
8 18 (15.52%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (13.79%) BGP
10 15 (12.93%) SAN
11 14 (12.07%) HSRP
12 12 (10.34%) EIGRP
13 11 (9.48%) VPN
13 11 (9.48%) Ethernet
13 11 (9.48%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (8.62%) IP Telephony
14 10 (8.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.31%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.31%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 5 (4.31%) Xcelsius
2 5 (4.31%) SAP Data Services
2 5 (4.31%) Lumira
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.86%) DTS
General
1 16 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.48%) Finance
3 6 (5.17%) Banking
4 2 (1.72%) German Language
5 1 (0.86%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.86%) French Language
5 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (33.62%) Network Engineer
2 18 (15.52%) Architect
3 13 (11.21%) Project Manager
4 10 (8.62%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (7.76%) Consultant
6 6 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (4.31%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (4.31%) Business Developer
7 5 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.31%) Developer
7 5 (4.31%) Analyst
8 4 (3.45%) Author
8 4 (3.45%) Technical Author
8 4 (3.45%) Business Objects Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 3 (2.59%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.34%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.31%) XML
2 5 (4.31%) SAML
2 5 (4.31%) .NET
2 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET
2 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (3.45%) SAP XI
4 2 (1.72%) JSF
4 2 (1.72%) HTML
5 1 (0.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.55%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.03%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.17%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.45%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.59%) IVR
6 3 (2.59%) CESG
7 2 (1.72%) PKI
7 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.86%) RMADS
8 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.86%) Frameworx
8 1 (0.86%) Replication
8 1 (0.86%) Clustering
8 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.62%) Windows
2 15 (12.93%) Linux
3 14 (12.07%) UNIX
4 9 (7.76%) Windows XP
4 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.31%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.72%) Solaris
8 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.83%) ITIL
2 10 (8.62%) PRINCE2
3 9 (7.76%) Network Design
4 8 (6.90%) TOGAF
4 8 (6.90%) Migration
4 8 (6.90%) Change Control
5 7 (6.03%) Fault Management
5 7 (6.03%) Incident Management
5 7 (6.03%) Load Balancing
6 6 (5.17%) Project Management
6 6 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (5.17%) Network Management
6 6 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (4.31%) WAN Optimisation
7 5 (4.31%) Office Automation
7 5 (4.31%) Open Source
7 5 (4.31%) Service Management
7 5 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.31%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.03%) SQL
2 5 (4.31%) C
2 5 (4.31%) C#
2 5 (4.31%) C++
2 5 (4.31%) Java
2 5 (4.31%) Perl
2 5 (4.31%) PHP
3 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.86%) VBScript
5 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (52.59%) Security Cleared
2 47 (40.52%) SC Cleared
3 42 (36.21%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (28.45%) CCNA
5 13 (11.21%) CCNP
6 11 (9.48%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.90%) Degree
8 4 (3.45%) CCDE
9 3 (2.59%) CCIE
10 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.86%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.86%) HND
11 1 (0.86%) MCSE
11 1 (0.86%) MCSA
11 1 (0.86%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) SLA
2 5 (4.31%) QA
3 2 (1.72%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (14.66%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.31%) Shibboleth
4 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.72%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.72%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.72%) Snort
4 2 (1.72%) vSphere
5 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (1.72%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.86%) vMotion
2 1 (0.86%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.86%) SCCM
2 1 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 54 (46.55%) Cisco
2 25 (21.55%) Juniper
3 18 (15.52%) VMware
4 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 13 (11.21%) CheckPoint
6 9 (7.76%) Oracle
7 8 (6.90%) F5
8 7 (6.03%) McAfee
9 5 (4.31%) Blue Coat
10 4 (3.45%) Nokia
10 4 (3.45%) SAP
10 4 (3.45%) HP
10 4 (3.45%) Websense
10 4 (3.45%) IronPort
11 2 (1.72%) NetApp
11 2 (1.72%) Sourcefire
12 1 (0.86%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.86%) Lotus
12 1 (0.86%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.86%) Remedy
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