The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 83 57
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -26
Contract jobs citing WAN 273 205 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.72% 2.21% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.99% 11.11% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 127 129
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £12.90 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £74.20 £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -11.62%
WAN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1821 1846 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.11% 19.87% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 877 740
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 98 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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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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
Hampshire +15 61 £381 +15.53% 9
Berkshire -1 61 £275 -31.25% 15
Buckinghamshire +25 47 £425 +54.54% 11
Oxfordshire -11 39 £335 -0.74% 4
Surrey +5 29 £325 -8.45% 17
West Sussex -8 19 £369 +40.47%
Kent -2 10 £363 +3.57% 4
East Sussex -5 3 £331 -11.66%
Middlesex 0 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 453 (83.73%) LAN
2 288 (53.23%) Cisco
3 215 (39.74%) Firewall
4 199 (36.78%) Windows
5 189 (34.94%) Cisco Certification
6 136 (25.14%) Active Directory
7 129 (23.84%) CCNA
8 127 (23.48%) VPN
9 125 (23.11%) VMware
10 112 (20.70%) DNS
10 112 (20.70%) ITIL
10 112 (20.70%) Data Centre
11 108 (19.96%) CCNP
12 106 (19.59%) Security Cleared
13 99 (18.30%) Juniper
14 94 (17.38%) TCP/IP
14 94 (17.38%) Wireless
15 89 (16.45%) CheckPoint
16 88 (16.27%) MPLS
17 82 (15.16%) Telecoms
18 81 (14.97%) Microsoft
19 79 (14.60%) SC Cleared
20 77 (14.23%) VMware Infrastructure
21 75 (13.86%) Linux
22 74 (13.68%) OSPF
23 72 (13.31%) BGP
24 70 (12.94%) Finance
25 69 (12.75%) DHCP
26 67 (12.38%) SSL
27 66 (12.20%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 47 (8.69%) MS Exchange
2 35 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (4.25%) Lync
4 14 (2.59%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.59%) IIS
4 14 (2.59%) Apache
5 13 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.03%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.92%) CMS
9 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.92%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.74%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.18%) Node.js
11 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.55%) MS Office
3 22 (4.07%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.74%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) SAP CCM
1 3 (0.55%) SAP ERP
1 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 3 (0.55%) assyst
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.96%) SaaS
3 10 (1.85%) PaaS
3 10 (1.85%) Office 365
4 8 (1.48%) IaaS
5 3 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.18%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 453 (83.73%) LAN
2 215 (39.74%) Firewall
3 127 (23.48%) VPN
4 112 (20.70%) DNS
5 94 (17.38%) TCP/IP
5 94 (17.38%) Wireless
6 88 (16.27%) MPLS
7 74 (13.68%) OSPF
8 72 (13.31%) BGP
9 69 (12.75%) DHCP
10 67 (12.38%) SSL
11 66 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
12 64 (11.83%) Network Security
12 64 (11.83%) SAN
12 64 (11.83%) Internet
13 61 (11.28%) VoIP
14 51 (9.43%) IPsec
15 46 (8.50%) Ethernet
16 42 (7.76%) VLAN
17 39 (7.21%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.92%) Lumira
4 5 (0.92%) Xcelsius
4 5 (0.92%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.92%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (0.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 5 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.74%) MySQL
6 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.18%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
8 1 (0.18%) DTS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.18%) Subversion
3 1 (0.18%) Maven
3 1 (0.18%) JIRA
3 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.18%) Ant
General
1 82 (15.16%) Telecoms
2 70 (12.94%) Finance
3 8 (1.48%) Automotive
3 8 (1.48%) Banking
4 7 (1.29%) Billing
4 7 (1.29%) Back Office
5 5 (0.92%) Retail
6 4 (0.74%) Local Government
7 3 (0.55%) Advertising
7 3 (0.55%) Publishing
7 3 (0.55%) Front Office
7 3 (0.55%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.37%) German Language
8 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.18%) Legal
9 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 135 (24.95%) Network Engineer
2 81 (14.97%) Architect
3 65 (12.01%) Analyst
4 57 (10.54%) Project Manager
5 31 (5.73%) Consultant
6 29 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 28 (5.18%) Network Architect
8 24 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
8 24 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (4.25%) Infrastructure Manager
10 22 (4.07%) Senior Network Engineer
11 20 (3.70%) Network Analyst
12 19 (3.51%) Support Analyst
13 16 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
13 16 (2.96%) Desktop Support
14 15 (2.77%) Cisco Engineer
14 15 (2.77%) Network Support
15 14 (2.59%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 14 (2.59%) Service Analyst
16 13 (2.40%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.70%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.59%) CSS
3 8 (1.48%) Web Services
4 7 (1.29%) .NET
5 6 (1.11%) SAML
6 5 (0.92%) Middleware
6 5 (0.92%) XML
6 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.92%) HTML
6 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (0.74%) SAP XI
8 3 (0.55%) ODBC
8 3 (0.55%) boto
8 3 (0.55%) Ajax
8 3 (0.55%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.37%) JSF
10 1 (0.18%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 112 (20.70%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.25%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.40%) Replication
4 13 (2.40%) PKI
5 12 (2.22%) e-Health
6 11 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.48%) NHS
9 7 (1.29%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.11%) Clustering
10 6 (1.11%) SecurID
10 6 (1.11%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.11%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.92%) BYOD
11 5 (0.92%) CMDB
11 5 (0.92%) EqualLogic
12 4 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 199 (36.78%) Windows
2 75 (13.86%) Linux
3 61 (11.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (8.50%) Windows 7
5 45 (8.32%) UNIX
6 42 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (4.44%) Windows XP
9 13 (2.40%) Solaris
10 8 (1.48%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.29%) CentOS
12 4 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.74%) HPUX
13 2 (0.37%) VMS
13 2 (0.37%) Android
13 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (20.70%) ITIL
2 62 (11.46%) Migration
3 54 (9.98%) Load Balancing
4 47 (8.69%) Project Management
5 38 (7.02%) Network Design
6 35 (6.47%) Incident Management
7 31 (5.73%) PRINCE2
8 30 (5.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (4.99%) Kalman Filter
10 25 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
11 22 (4.07%) Service Management
12 21 (3.88%) Change Management
13 19 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (3.51%) Service Delivery
13 19 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
14 18 (3.33%) Network Management
14 18 (3.33%) Information Security
15 16 (2.96%) Configuration Management
15 16 (2.96%) Capacity Management
16 14 (2.59%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.99%) SQL
2 20 (3.70%) Perl
2 20 (3.70%) C
3 19 (3.51%) Python
4 14 (2.59%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.40%) Shell Script
6 11 (2.03%) C++
7 10 (1.85%) Java
7 10 (1.85%) PHP
8 7 (1.29%) VB
9 6 (1.11%) C#
10 5 (0.92%) VBScript
11 3 (0.55%) Ruby
11 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 189 (34.94%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (23.84%) CCNA
3 108 (19.96%) CCNP
4 106 (19.59%) Security Cleared
5 79 (14.60%) SC Cleared
6 34 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (4.99%) Degree
8 25 (4.62%) CCDP
9 24 (4.44%) DV Cleared
10 23 (4.25%) CISSP
11 22 (4.07%) MCSE
12 21 (3.88%) CCIE
13 20 (3.70%) CCSE
14 16 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (2.96%) CCSP
15 15 (2.77%) CCSA
16 13 (2.40%) MCITP
17 10 (1.85%) MCSA
18 8 (1.48%) CCIP
19 7 (1.29%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.25%) SLA
2 16 (2.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (1.85%) HIPAA
4 8 (1.48%) QA
5 5 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.18%) TickIT
System Software
1 136 (25.14%) Active Directory
2 77 (14.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (7.21%) XenApp
4 32 (5.91%) vSphere
5 18 (3.33%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.22%) ProxySG
7 10 (1.85%) VMware ESX
8 9 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.66%) Snort
9 8 (1.48%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.11%) Sendmail
10 6 (1.11%) iptables
11 5 (0.92%) HDFS
11 5 (0.92%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.92%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.55%) XenServer
12 3 (0.55%) Samba
12 3 (0.55%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 23 (4.25%) SCCM
2 15 (2.77%) CA Spectrum
3 11 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (1.85%) Cacti
4 10 (1.85%) SolarWinds Orion
4 10 (1.85%) Puppet
5 9 (1.66%) SCOM
6 8 (1.48%) Nagios
7 6 (1.11%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.11%) WSUS
7 6 (1.11%) OpenView
7 6 (1.11%) MIMEsweeper
7 6 (1.11%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.92%) Zenoss
8 5 (0.92%) Foglight
8 5 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.74%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.74%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 288 (53.23%) Cisco
2 125 (23.11%) VMware
3 99 (18.30%) Juniper
4 89 (16.45%) CheckPoint
5 81 (14.97%) Microsoft
6 61 (11.28%) Citrix
7 60 (11.09%) F5
8 43 (7.95%) HP
9 41 (7.58%) Blue Coat
10 30 (5.55%) McAfee
11 26 (4.81%) Oracle
12 25 (4.62%) SolarWinds
13 18 (3.33%) Fortinet
14 15 (2.77%) CA
14 15 (2.77%) Nokia
15 13 (2.40%) Dell
16 12 (2.22%) Websense
16 12 (2.22%) Sourcefire
16 12 (2.22%) Tufin
17 11 (2.03%) TippingPoint
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