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 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 82 58 70
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 201 247 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.20% 2.82% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.10% 15.38% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 129 77
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +8.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 35
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.36 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -19.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.20 £30.40 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.09
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.01%
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
1810 1606 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.82% 18.37% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 739 603
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 102 174
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
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 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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

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 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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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
Berkshire -7 58 £400 +19.40% 12
Hampshire -1 47 £330 -22.35% 21
Oxfordshire +9 25 £325 -10.34% 9
Buckinghamshire -3 16 £275 -27.86% 4
Surrey -18 16 £355 +5.18% 17
West Sussex 0 11 £263 -36.17% 8
Kent -16 11 £350 +40.00% 7
East Sussex -3 7 £375 +15.38% 2
Middlesex -8 6 £500 +62.33%
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 323 (83.68%) LAN
2 181 (46.89%) Cisco
3 174 (45.08%) Windows
4 127 (32.90%) Firewall
5 124 (32.12%) Cisco Certification
6 101 (26.17%) Active Directory
7 95 (24.61%) Microsoft
8 86 (22.28%) VMware
9 85 (22.02%) CCNP
10 84 (21.76%) ITIL
11 74 (19.17%) CCNA
11 74 (19.17%) VPN
12 68 (17.62%) TCP/IP
13 65 (16.84%) Citrix
13 65 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 63 (16.32%) Security Cleared
14 63 (16.32%) SAN
15 58 (15.03%) MPLS
16 56 (14.51%) HP
17 53 (13.73%) MS Exchange
18 52 (13.47%) Finance
19 51 (13.21%) DNS
20 50 (12.95%) Windows 7
21 49 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
22 48 (12.44%) MS Excel
22 48 (12.44%) VoIP
23 47 (12.18%) CheckPoint
23 47 (12.18%) SC Cleared
24 45 (11.66%) Juniper
25 44 (11.40%) Telecoms

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 53 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.89%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.63%) IBM Notes
4 11 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.55%) Apache
5 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.04%) IIS
7 4 (1.04%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.78%) Lync
9 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.26%) CMS
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 48 (12.44%) MS Excel
2 36 (9.33%) MS Office
3 11 (2.85%) MS Project
4 10 (2.59%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.52%) SaaS
3 2 (0.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 323 (83.68%) LAN
2 127 (32.90%) Firewall
3 74 (19.17%) VPN
4 68 (17.62%) TCP/IP
5 63 (16.32%) SAN
6 58 (15.03%) MPLS
7 51 (13.21%) DNS
8 48 (12.44%) VoIP
9 42 (10.88%) Cisco ASA
10 39 (10.10%) Network Security
11 35 (9.07%) OSPF
12 34 (8.81%) Wireless
13 32 (8.29%) DHCP
14 30 (7.77%) BGP
15 29 (7.51%) Internet
16 28 (7.25%) IPsec
17 22 (5.70%) WLAN
18 21 (5.44%) VLAN
18 21 (5.44%) Cisco IOS
19 20 (5.18%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.04%) MySQL
3 3 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.26%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (1.04%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.26%) WebLOAD
2 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.26%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.26%) AppScan
General
1 52 (13.47%) Finance
2 44 (11.40%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.37%) Marketing
4 11 (2.85%) Electronics
4 11 (2.85%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.07%) Advertising
6 6 (1.55%) Retail
6 6 (1.55%) Billing
7 5 (1.30%) Banking
7 5 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.78%) Legal
8 3 (0.78%) Local Government
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 94 (24.35%) Network Engineer
2 62 (16.06%) Analyst
3 39 (10.10%) Project Manager
4 35 (9.07%) Support Engineer
5 34 (8.81%) Architect
6 31 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (6.48%) Consultant
7 25 (6.48%) Support Analyst
8 17 (4.40%) Service Analyst
9 16 (4.15%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (4.15%) IT Support
10 14 (3.63%) Infrastructure Manager
11 13 (3.37%) Network Support
11 13 (3.37%) Network Architect
12 12 (3.11%) Security Engineer
13 11 (2.85%) Network Security Engineer
13 11 (2.85%) Help Desk Analyst
13 11 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
14 10 (2.59%) Senior Network Engineer
14 10 (2.59%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.81%) Web Services
2 4 (1.04%) .NET
2 4 (1.04%) SAML
3 3 (0.78%) Middleware
4 2 (0.52%) JSF
4 2 (0.52%) ODBC
5 1 (0.26%) XMPP
5 1 (0.26%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.26%) OLE
5 1 (0.26%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.26%) HTML
5 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.89%) Blackberry
2 13 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.59%) DTV
3 10 (2.59%) Thin Client
3 10 (2.59%) Fat Client
4 8 (2.07%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.81%) PMI
5 7 (1.81%) Clustering
5 7 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.30%) Open Source
6 5 (1.30%) iPad
7 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.04%) PKI
7 4 (1.04%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.78%) Replication
8 3 (0.78%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.78%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.78%) CMDB
9 2 (0.52%) Wiki
9 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 174 (45.08%) Windows
2 65 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (12.95%) Windows 7
4 43 (11.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (9.07%) Linux
6 20 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (4.92%) UNIX
8 14 (3.63%) Windows XP
8 14 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.59%) AIX
9 10 (2.59%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.07%) Solaris
11 5 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.78%) Android
13 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.52%) HPUX
14 1 (0.26%) VMS
14 1 (0.26%) OS/400
14 1 (0.26%) CentOS
14 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (21.76%) ITIL
2 41 (10.62%) Project Management
3 38 (9.84%) Service Management
4 33 (8.55%) Network Design
5 31 (8.03%) PRINCE2
6 27 (6.99%) Load Balancing
7 26 (6.74%) Service Delivery
8 24 (6.22%) Migration
9 23 (5.96%) Change Management
10 20 (5.18%) Network Architecture
10 20 (5.18%) Capacity Planning
11 18 (4.66%) Incident Management
12 15 (3.89%) Network Management
13 14 (3.63%) Time Management
14 12 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (3.11%) Asset Management
14 12 (3.11%) Kalman Filter
15 11 (2.85%) Programme Management
15 11 (2.85%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (2.59%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.48%) SQL
2 9 (2.33%) Python
3 7 (1.81%) Java
3 7 (1.81%) Perl
3 7 (1.81%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.55%) C
5 5 (1.30%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.04%) PHP
6 4 (1.04%) VBScript
7 2 (0.52%) Korn
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby
8 1 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 124 (32.12%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (22.02%) CCNP
3 74 (19.17%) CCNA
4 63 (16.32%) Security Cleared
5 47 (12.18%) SC Cleared
6 35 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (6.22%) CCIE
8 23 (5.96%) MCSE
9 17 (4.40%) Degree
10 14 (3.63%) DV Cleared
11 12 (3.11%) MCP
12 11 (2.85%) PMP
13 10 (2.59%) PMI Certification
14 8 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (2.07%) CCDP
14 8 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (1.55%) MCSA
16 5 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.30%) CCSA
17 4 (1.04%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.74%) SLA
2 12 (3.11%) QA
3 7 (1.81%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.26%) GxP
7 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 101 (26.17%) Active Directory
2 49 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.99%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (5.70%) vSphere
5 21 (5.44%) Hyper-V
5 21 (5.44%) XenApp
6 11 (2.85%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.55%) VMware Server
8 5 (1.30%) ProxySG
9 4 (1.04%) Snort
9 4 (1.04%) Xen
9 4 (1.04%) NLBS
9 4 (1.04%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.78%) KVM
10 3 (0.78%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.78%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 20 (5.18%) SCCM
2 8 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.07%) Backup Exec
2 8 (2.07%) WSUS
2 8 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.81%) SCOM
4 6 (1.55%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.52%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.26%) Puppet
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.26%) Nagios
8 1 (0.26%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 181 (46.89%) Cisco
2 95 (24.61%) Microsoft
3 86 (22.28%) VMware
4 65 (16.84%) Citrix
5 56 (14.51%) HP
6 47 (12.18%) CheckPoint
7 45 (11.66%) Juniper
8 28 (7.25%) NetApp
9 19 (4.92%) Avaya
9 19 (4.92%) Oracle
10 17 (4.40%) F5
11 16 (4.15%) McAfee
12 15 (3.89%) 3PAR
12 15 (3.89%) Blue Coat
13 14 (3.63%) Lotus
14 13 (3.37%) Red Hat
15 12 (3.11%) BT
16 11 (2.85%) Symantec
16 11 (2.85%) SAP
16 11 (2.85%) EMC
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