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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.34% 2.67% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 36.36% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Average daily rate £410 £250 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.00% -2.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +13.45%
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
18 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.04% 7.33% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 18
Average daily rate £450 £263 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £733 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Taunton - 1 £410 -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Nessus
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) Time Management
1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) IT Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) IT Security Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware