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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 100 78 98
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +20
Contract jobs citing WAN 176 252 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.09% 2.58% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.68% 14.85% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 171 117
Median daily rate £400 £353 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 13
Median hourly rate £29.94 £22.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.07% +25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.90 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.50%
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
1507 1697 1830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.92% 17.40% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 931 866
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 110 96
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Berkshire +9 57 £400 +36.75% 9
Hampshire 0 41 £400 +6.66% 9
Surrey +14 35 £408 +25.46% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 19 £363 -14.70% 9
Middlesex +11 11 £438 -2.77%
West Sussex -10 5 £425 +26.00% 1
Kent +2 3 £250 -31.03% 3
Oxfordshire -45 3 £363 +14.71% 4
East Sussex +3 1 £225 -32.07% 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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.

1 365 (87.95%) LAN
2 235 (56.63%) Cisco
3 199 (47.95%) Firewall
4 157 (37.83%) Cisco Certification
5 139 (33.49%) Windows
6 117 (28.19%) Data Centre
7 109 (26.27%) CCNP
8 103 (24.82%) Network Security
9 99 (23.86%) Active Directory
10 91 (21.93%) VPN
11 89 (21.45%) MPLS
12 84 (20.24%) CheckPoint
13 83 (20.00%) DNS
13 83 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 83 (20.00%) CCNA
13 83 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 82 (19.76%) VoIP
15 81 (19.52%) VMware
16 79 (19.04%) Wireless
17 75 (18.07%) SC Cleared
18 74 (17.83%) Windows Server
19 70 (16.87%) ITIL
20 67 (16.14%) TCP/IP
21 62 (14.94%) DHCP
21 62 (14.94%) Palo Alto
22 59 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
23 58 (13.98%) Cisco ASA
23 58 (13.98%) Linux
23 58 (13.98%) Telecoms
24 56 (13.49%) Network Design

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 35 (8.43%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.61%) Skype for Business
3 14 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (3.13%) Apache
4 13 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.69%) Apache Pig
6 7 (1.69%) Apache Solr
6 7 (1.69%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.69%) IIS
7 6 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.96%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.48%) CMS
9 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.48%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.48%) WordPress
10 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 37 (8.92%) MS Office
2 25 (6.02%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.48%) InDesign
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.48%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.86%) Office 365
4 8 (1.93%) PaaS
5 7 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.45%) Mimecast
7 5 (1.20%) IaaS
8 4 (0.96%) SaaS
9 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 365 (87.95%) LAN
2 199 (47.95%) Firewall
3 103 (24.82%) Network Security
4 91 (21.93%) VPN
5 89 (21.45%) MPLS
6 83 (20.00%) DNS
7 82 (19.76%) VoIP
8 79 (19.04%) Wireless
9 67 (16.14%) TCP/IP
10 62 (14.94%) DHCP
11 58 (13.98%) Cisco ASA
12 49 (11.81%) IPsec
13 48 (11.57%) Internet
14 47 (11.33%) BGP
15 44 (10.60%) Cisco Nexus
16 39 (9.40%) OSPF
16 39 (9.40%) SAN
17 37 (8.92%) SSL
18 36 (8.67%) Ethernet
19 35 (8.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.41%) Oracle Exadata
4 7 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (1.69%) Apache Hive
4 7 (1.69%) Apache Zeppelin
4 7 (1.69%) Big Data
4 7 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.69%) HBase
4 7 (1.69%) MySQL
4 7 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.69%) Sqoop
5 5 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.96%) QlikView
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.24%) Lumira
9 1 (0.24%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 3 (0.72%) JIRA
2 2 (0.48%) Ant
2 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.48%) Maven
2 2 (0.48%) Subversion
3 1 (0.24%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 58 (13.98%) Telecoms
2 54 (13.01%) Finance
3 10 (2.41%) Legal
4 8 (1.93%) Back Office
5 7 (1.69%) Electronics
6 5 (1.20%) Multimedia
7 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.96%) Marketing
8 3 (0.72%) Billing
8 3 (0.72%) Retail
9 2 (0.48%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.24%) Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 138 (33.25%) Network Engineer
2 63 (15.18%) Architect
3 54 (13.01%) Analyst
4 37 (8.92%) Security Engineer
5 34 (8.19%) Cisco Engineer
6 32 (7.71%) Project Manager
7 29 (6.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 28 (6.75%) Network Security Engineer
8 28 (6.75%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 27 (6.51%) Support Engineer
10 26 (6.27%) Network Architect
11 25 (6.02%) Firewall Engineer
12 22 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (5.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 20 (4.82%) Consultant
15 19 (4.58%) Administrator
15 19 (4.58%) Infrastructure Architect
16 17 (4.10%) Service Analyst
16 17 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
17 15 (3.61%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.93%) .NET
1 8 (1.93%) 802.1X
1 8 (1.93%) Web Services
2 7 (1.69%) Apache Tez
2 7 (1.69%) Kafka
2 7 (1.69%) Middleware
2 7 (1.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 5 (1.20%) HTML
4 4 (0.96%) J2EE
5 3 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.48%) boto
6 2 (0.48%) CSS
6 2 (0.48%) ODBC
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.24%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.24%) SOAP
7 1 (0.24%) XML
7 1 (0.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 117 (28.19%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.37%) Clustering
3 14 (3.37%) PKI
4 13 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.41%) Mathematics
6 9 (2.17%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.17%) RSA SecurID
6 9 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.69%) AS400
7 7 (1.69%) Grid Computing
8 6 (1.45%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.45%) LPAR
9 5 (1.20%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.96%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.96%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 139 (33.49%) Windows
2 74 (17.83%) Windows Server
3 58 (13.98%) Linux
4 35 (8.43%) Unix
5 34 (8.19%) Windows 7
6 31 (7.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (4.10%) Windows XP
10 9 (2.17%) Android
11 8 (1.93%) Windows 10
12 6 (1.45%) Solaris
13 5 (1.20%) AIX
13 5 (1.20%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.20%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.48%) VMS
15 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (16.87%) ITIL
2 56 (13.49%) Network Design
3 38 (9.16%) Project Management
4 37 (8.92%) Migration
5 31 (7.47%) Load Balancing
6 30 (7.23%) Service Management
7 27 (6.51%) PRINCE2
8 21 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (4.82%) Configuration Management
10 19 (4.58%) Change Management
10 19 (4.58%) High Availability
11 17 (4.10%) Problem Management
12 16 (3.86%) Open Source
12 16 (3.86%) Service Delivery
12 16 (3.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (3.61%) Information Security
13 15 (3.61%) Network Management
14 13 (3.13%) Change Control
14 13 (3.13%) Incident Management
14 13 (3.13%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.51%) SQL
2 18 (4.34%) PowerShell
3 16 (3.86%) C
3 16 (3.86%) C++
4 12 (2.89%) Java
5 8 (1.93%) VB
6 7 (1.69%) Perl
6 7 (1.69%) PHP
7 6 (1.45%) C#
8 5 (1.20%) Python
9 4 (0.96%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.72%) Ruby
11 1 (0.24%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.24%) Lisp
11 1 (0.24%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 157 (37.83%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (26.27%) CCNP
3 83 (20.00%) CCNA
3 83 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 75 (18.07%) SC Cleared
5 26 (6.27%) Degree
6 24 (5.78%) CCIE
7 18 (4.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (4.10%) MCP
9 14 (3.37%) MCSE
10 13 (3.13%) CCDP
11 10 (2.41%) PMI Certification
11 10 (2.41%) PMP
12 9 (2.17%) CCVP
12 9 (2.17%) MCDST
13 8 (1.93%) CCDA
13 8 (1.93%) CCSA
14 7 (1.69%) CCSE
15 5 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.67%) SLA
2 12 (2.89%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.20%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.72%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.48%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 99 (23.86%) Active Directory
2 59 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.30%) XenApp
4 17 (4.10%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (2.17%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.69%) Apache Flume
7 7 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (1.69%) HDFS
8 6 (1.45%) vSphere
8 6 (1.45%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.96%) Firmware
9 4 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.48%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.48%) vCloud
12 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (4.34%) FortiGate
1 18 (4.34%) SCCM
2 13 (3.13%) WSUS
3 12 (2.89%) Backup Exec
3 12 (2.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (2.89%) SCOM
4 11 (2.65%) AirWatch
4 11 (2.65%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (1.69%) Ambari
5 7 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (1.69%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (1.69%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.69%) Oozie
5 7 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (1.45%) WhatsUp Gold
7 5 (1.20%) HP SIM
7 5 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 235 (56.63%) Cisco
2 84 (20.24%) CheckPoint
3 83 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 81 (19.52%) VMware
5 62 (14.94%) Palo Alto
6 53 (12.77%) HP
6 53 (12.77%) Juniper
7 51 (12.29%) F5
8 43 (10.36%) Citrix
9 29 (6.99%) Oracle
10 19 (4.58%) Symantec
11 18 (4.34%) IBM
12 17 (4.10%) Intel Security
13 15 (3.61%) SolarWinds
14 14 (3.37%) Blue Coat
15 13 (3.13%) Riverbed
16 11 (2.65%) Tufin
17 10 (2.41%) AlgoSec
18 9 (2.17%) Barracuda Networks
19 8 (1.93%) Remedy
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