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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 31 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.60% 1.44% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.50% 8.57% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Average daily rate
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£263 £275 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -5.00%
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
32 35 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 9.61% 16.83% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 7
Average daily rate £250 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £395 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.30 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.35% -51.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bath - 7 £263 -
Yeovil - - - -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 14 (93.33%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (40.00%) VoIP
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) CCNP
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (26.67%) CCNA
5 4 (26.67%) DHCP
5 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 4 (26.67%) DNS
5 4 (26.67%) Wireless
5 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
5 4 (26.67%) Network Management
5 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (20.00%) CCVP
6 3 (20.00%) Firewall
6 3 (20.00%) WLAN
6 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (20.00%) OpenView
6 3 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (20.00%) NHS
7 2 (13.33%) MPLS
7 2 (13.33%) OSPF
7 2 (13.33%) McAfee
7 2 (13.33%) BGP
7 2 (13.33%) VRRP
7 2 (13.33%) Citrix
7 2 (13.33%) Juniper
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) RIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (40.00%) VoIP
4 4 (26.67%) DHCP
4 4 (26.67%) DNS
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (20.00%) WLAN
5 3 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (13.33%) ADSL
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) VPLS
6 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) RIP
6 2 (13.33%) MPLS
6 2 (13.33%) OSPF
6 2 (13.33%) BGP
6 2 (13.33%) VRRP
7 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
7 1 (6.67%) Junos
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Voice Support Technician
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support
4 1 (6.67%) PC Support
4 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.67%) Handset
2 1 (6.67%) IVR
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Network Management
1 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.67%) ERP
3 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CCNP
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 3 (20.00%) CCVP
4 2 (13.33%) JNCIP
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) JNCIS
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
2 1 (6.67%) NFS
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Juniper
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) McAfee
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Brocade
3 2 (13.33%) WatchGuard
4 1 (6.67%) IronPort
4 1 (6.67%) Trustwave
4 1 (6.67%) BT
4 1 (6.67%) Siemens