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 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.88% 2.06% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +12.50%
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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
12 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 10.53% 22.68% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 5
Average daily rate £300 £475 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +53.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £314 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £600 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £22.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.54% -37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) NHS
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) McAfee
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) Broadband
4 1 (25.00%) WLAN
4 1 (25.00%) CGI
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Ethereal
4 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) Lync
4 1 (25.00%) Mitel

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) WLAN
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) Ethereal
4 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) Broadband
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) McAfee
2 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (50.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (25.00%) Mitel