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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 47 34 29
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.89% 1.72% 3.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 20.00% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£276 £225 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.77% -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £245 £266
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.09
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.01%
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
27 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.01% 8.62% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 8
Average daily rate £325 £250 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +22.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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 - - - - 2
Frome - - - - 1
Street - - - -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) VPN
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) Perl
6 2 (20.00%) PHP
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) MySQL
6 2 (20.00%) Apache
6 2 (20.00%) LDAP
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Siemens
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) IPv6

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) nginx
1 2 (20.00%) Confluence
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) MediaWiki
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) BGP
4 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (20.00%) IPv6
5 2 (20.00%) LDAP
5 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (20.00%) IPsec
5 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (20.00%) PABX
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
6 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (10.00%) Junos
6 1 (10.00%) VPLS
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Hudson
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Support Technician
1 2 (20.00%) Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) Voice Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Handset
1 2 (20.00%) IVR
1 2 (20.00%) Wiki
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Debian
2 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) CentOS
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) PHP
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) Ruby
1 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCT
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Postfix
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
2 2 (20.00%) XenServer
2 2 (20.00%) Samba
3 1 (10.00%) NFS
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) ZABBIX
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Siemens
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) BT
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) Brocade
3 1 (10.00%) WatchGuard
3 1 (10.00%) IronPort
3 1 (10.00%) Trustwave