The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 5 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank - 45 29
Contract jobs citing WAN 0 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 1.76% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 20.69% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £285 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.94%
WAN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.07% 8.50% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 5
Average daily rate £350 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £20.60 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Service Management
3 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (50.00%) ITSM
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) SLA
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
5 1 (16.67%) DTV
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Electronics
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) EMC
5 1 (16.67%) Intel

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) FCoE
4 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (16.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Service Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Network Services Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) DTV
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITSM
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) NFS
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) SRDF
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Intel
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP