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 3 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 17 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 5.17% 0.79% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 5.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £411 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £311
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -8.04%
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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
20 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 17.24% 15.87% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 3
Average daily rate £325 £411 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.92% +14.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Average hourly rate £47.83 £38.00 £46.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% -17.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) RIP
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) L2TP
1 6 (100.00%) IPsec
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (100.00%) HSRP
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
2 5 (83.33%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) RIP
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) L2TP
1 6 (100.00%) IPsec
1 6 (100.00%) HSRP
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper