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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / South East
Rank 49 61 63
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 253 244 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.46% 2.97% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.22% 14.95% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 144 152
Median daily rate £400 £389 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £390 £341
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 19
Median hourly rate £21.50 £43.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +147.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £15.92 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £117.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.85%

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
1560 1632 1861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.36% 19.90% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 889 898
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 98 111
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +7 87 £409 +2.25% 10
Buckinghamshire +34 60 £525 +40.00% 12
Berkshire -4 42 £320 -20.00% 10
Surrey +11 25 £365 -2.66% 11
Oxfordshire +11 20 £350 +21.73% 3
Middlesex +3 5 £435 +8.75%
Kent -12 5 £450 +71.42% 2
East Sussex -2 2 £375 - 3
West Sussex -13 1 - - 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for WAN.

1 347 (82.23%) LAN
2 259 (61.37%) Cisco
3 176 (41.71%) Firewall
4 148 (35.07%) Cisco Certification
5 125 (29.62%) Security Cleared
6 120 (28.44%) Windows
7 115 (27.25%) Data Centre
8 103 (24.41%) SC Cleared
9 101 (23.93%) CCNP
10 89 (21.09%) Microsoft
11 82 (19.43%) CheckPoint
12 81 (19.19%) VMware
13 77 (18.25%) CCNA
14 76 (18.01%) F5
15 75 (17.77%) Active Directory
15 75 (17.77%) MPLS
16 71 (16.82%) DNS
16 71 (16.82%) ITIL
17 70 (16.59%) VoIP
18 68 (16.11%) VPN
19 67 (15.88%) Juniper
20 63 (14.93%) Telecoms
20 63 (14.93%) Windows Server
21 61 (14.45%) Linux
22 58 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
23 55 (13.03%) DHCP
24 54 (12.80%) Cisco ASA
25 48 (11.37%) Network Security
25 48 (11.37%) HP
25 48 (11.37%) Wireless

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (5.21%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.55%) Apache
3 14 (3.32%) Skype for Business
4 13 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.13%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.90%) Apache Pig
7 8 (1.90%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.90%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.66%) IIS
8 7 (1.66%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.42%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.24%) CMS
11 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (9.72%) MS Office
2 26 (6.16%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.24%) InDesign
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.24%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.06%) Office 365
2 23 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.13%) IaaS
5 4 (0.95%) PaaS
5 4 (0.95%) SaaS
6 3 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 347 (82.23%) LAN
2 176 (41.71%) Firewall
3 75 (17.77%) MPLS
4 71 (16.82%) DNS
5 70 (16.59%) VoIP
6 68 (16.11%) VPN
7 55 (13.03%) DHCP
8 54 (12.80%) Cisco ASA
9 48 (11.37%) Network Security
9 48 (11.37%) Wireless
10 46 (10.90%) TCP/IP
11 43 (10.19%) BGP
12 42 (9.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 41 (9.72%) OSPF
14 36 (8.53%) Ethernet
15 34 (8.06%) SSL
16 33 (7.82%) SAN
17 31 (7.35%) Internet
18 30 (7.11%) VLAN
19 26 (6.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.55%) MySQL
3 12 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (2.13%) Big Data
5 9 (2.13%) HBase
5 9 (2.13%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.13%) Oracle Exadata
6 8 (1.90%) Apache Hive
6 8 (1.90%) Apache Zeppelin
6 8 (1.90%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.90%) Sqoop
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.24%) DB2
8 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.24%) Ant
2 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.24%) JIRA
2 1 (0.24%) Maven
2 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 63 (14.93%) Telecoms
2 24 (5.69%) Finance
3 9 (2.13%) Back Office
4 6 (1.42%) Advertising
5 5 (1.18%) Electronics
5 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.18%) Retail
6 4 (0.95%) Banking
6 4 (0.95%) Legal
7 3 (0.71%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.47%) French Language
8 2 (0.47%) Games
8 2 (0.47%) Marketing
8 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 107 (25.36%) Network Engineer
2 85 (20.14%) Architect
3 41 (9.72%) Cisco Engineer
4 37 (8.77%) Analyst
5 34 (8.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 32 (7.58%) Project Manager
7 31 (7.35%) Network Architect
8 30 (7.11%) Security Engineer
9 27 (6.40%) Administrator
9 27 (6.40%) Network Security Engineer
10 26 (6.16%) Consultant
11 23 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (4.98%) Network Analyst
13 19 (4.50%) Technical Architect
14 17 (4.03%) Firewall Engineer
14 17 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
14 17 (4.03%) Support Engineer
15 15 (3.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 15 (3.55%) WAN Engineer
16 14 (3.32%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.90%) Apache Tez
1 8 (1.90%) Kafka
1 8 (1.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 7 (1.66%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.42%) J2EE
3 6 (1.42%) Middleware
4 5 (1.18%) Web Services
5 3 (0.71%) .NET
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.47%) CSS
6 2 (0.47%) ELK Stack
6 2 (0.47%) HTML
7 1 (0.24%) boto
7 1 (0.24%) Leaflet
7 1 (0.24%) RESTful
7 1 (0.24%) SAP Smart Forms
7 1 (0.24%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 115 (27.25%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.27%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.37%) Clustering
5 10 (2.37%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.13%) Grid Computing
7 8 (1.90%) PKI
8 7 (1.66%) IVR
9 6 (1.42%) FlexPod
9 6 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.18%) e-Health
11 4 (0.95%) Replication
11 4 (0.95%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.71%) CMDB
12 3 (0.71%) Cyber Attack
12 3 (0.71%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.71%) PMI
12 3 (0.71%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 120 (28.44%) Windows
2 63 (14.93%) Windows Server
3 61 (14.45%) Linux
4 44 (10.43%) Unix
5 33 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (6.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (5.45%) Windows 7
8 14 (3.32%) Android
8 14 (3.32%) Windows 10
9 11 (2.61%) Windows XP
10 9 (2.13%) Solaris
11 5 (1.18%) AIX
12 4 (0.95%) HPUX
12 4 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.71%) CentOS
14 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (16.82%) ITIL
2 45 (10.66%) Network Design
3 40 (9.48%) Load Balancing
4 32 (7.58%) Project Management
5 30 (7.11%) Migration
6 26 (6.16%) High Availability
6 26 (6.16%) Incident Management
6 26 (6.16%) Network Management
7 25 (5.92%) Change Management
7 25 (5.92%) Service Management
8 24 (5.69%) PRINCE2
9 20 (4.74%) Problem Management
10 17 (4.03%) Mobile Device Management
11 14 (3.32%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (3.08%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (3.08%) Open Source
12 13 (3.08%) Service Delivery
12 13 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.98%) PowerShell
2 16 (3.79%) SQL
3 13 (3.08%) C
3 13 (3.08%) C++
3 13 (3.08%) Java
4 11 (2.61%) VB
5 10 (2.37%) Perl
6 6 (1.42%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.18%) Python
8 4 (0.95%) PHP
9 3 (0.71%) C#
10 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.24%) Ruby
10 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 148 (35.07%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (29.62%) Security Cleared
3 103 (24.41%) SC Cleared
4 101 (23.93%) CCNP
5 77 (18.25%) CCNA
6 31 (7.35%) CCIE
7 22 (5.21%) CCDP
7 22 (5.21%) Degree
8 21 (4.98%) JNCIA
9 20 (4.74%) CCSA
10 17 (4.03%) CCSE
11 15 (3.55%) DV Cleared
12 13 (3.08%) JNCIE
13 12 (2.84%) CCIP
13 12 (2.84%) HP ASE
14 11 (2.61%) CCVP
14 11 (2.61%) HP MASE
14 11 (2.61%) JNCIS
14 11 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (2.37%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.98%) SLA
2 16 (3.79%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.90%) HIPAA
5 4 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.71%) QA
7 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 75 (17.77%) Active Directory
2 58 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (1.90%) Apache Flume
5 8 (1.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (1.90%) HDFS
6 7 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.66%) vSphere
7 5 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (1.18%) ISA Server
7 5 (1.18%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.18%) UAG
7 5 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.18%) XenApp
8 4 (0.95%) Firmware
8 4 (0.95%) Samba
8 4 (0.95%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.47%) vCloud
9 2 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (3.08%) WSUS
2 12 (2.84%) AirWatch
2 12 (2.84%) FortiGate
2 12 (2.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 11 (2.61%) NetBackup
4 10 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (2.37%) SCCM
5 9 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (1.90%) Ambari
6 8 (1.90%) Hadoop YARN
6 8 (1.90%) Oozie
7 5 (1.18%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.95%) Puppet
9 3 (0.71%) Ansible
9 3 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.71%) OPNET
9 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 259 (61.37%) Cisco
2 89 (21.09%) Microsoft
3 82 (19.43%) CheckPoint
4 81 (19.19%) VMware
5 76 (18.01%) F5
6 67 (15.88%) Juniper
7 48 (11.37%) HP
8 26 (6.16%) Citrix
9 25 (5.92%) Palo Alto
10 22 (5.21%) Oracle
11 21 (4.98%) Blue Coat
11 21 (4.98%) Riverbed
12 18 (4.27%) Forcepoint
13 17 (4.03%) Fortinet
14 14 (3.32%) Aruba
14 14 (3.32%) Symantec
15 13 (3.08%) Intel Security
16 11 (2.61%) MobileIron
17 10 (2.37%) Brocade
18 9 (2.13%) Teradata
Hampshire
Stott & May
Posted: 9 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
set2recruit
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago