The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 23 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.72% 3.23% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 10.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £488 £328 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
WAN
Hampshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
21 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 15.22% 31.18% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 7
Average daily rate £368 £305 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.49% -29.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £252 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 8 (88.89%) Data Centre
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 5 (55.56%) High Availability
3 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
3 4 (44.44%) OSPF
3 4 (44.44%) BGP
3 4 (44.44%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) Network Design
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) IPsec
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) L2TP
4 3 (33.33%) MPLS
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) RIP
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) HSRP
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) CCIE
5 2 (22.22%) CCNP
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
1 5 (55.56%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) BGP
2 4 (44.44%) OSPF
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) HSRP
3 3 (33.33%) IPsec
3 3 (33.33%) L2TP
3 3 (33.33%) MPLS
3 3 (33.33%) RIP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (11.11%) Multicast
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) VPLS
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Design Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Network Design Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) High Availability
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 4 (44.44%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) JNCIE
4 1 (11.11%) JNCIP
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 4 (44.44%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco