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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 62 59 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Contract jobs citing WAN 261 274 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.05% 2.95% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.10% 14.15% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 156 84
Average daily rate £363 £363 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 25
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.40 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.62% -29.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £117.50 £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
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
1728 1936 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.20% 20.82% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 931 627
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 112 120
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +37 92 £400 +33.33% 23
Berkshire +3 74 £369 -2.96% 29
Surrey -24 31 £350 +1.08% 31
Buckinghamshire -3 23 £328 - 11
Oxfordshire -14 13 £275 -28.10% 4
West Sussex +12 11 £300 +1.69% 5
East Sussex +8 5 - - 3
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Kent -20 4 £263 -41.66% 4
Middlesex -3 3 £400 +10.34%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 432 (86.40%) LAN
2 255 (51.00%) Cisco
3 214 (42.80%) Firewall
4 171 (34.20%) Cisco Certification
5 152 (30.40%) Windows
6 123 (24.60%) Data Centre
7 110 (22.00%) Security Cleared
8 106 (21.20%) Wireless
9 103 (20.60%) Active Directory
10 102 (20.40%) ITIL
11 101 (20.20%) CCNP
12 99 (19.80%) CheckPoint
13 95 (19.00%) SC Cleared
14 94 (18.80%) TCP/IP
15 93 (18.60%) VPN
16 91 (18.20%) DNS
17 90 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
18 86 (17.20%) Microsoft
19 85 (17.00%) VoIP
19 85 (17.00%) MPLS
20 82 (16.40%) BGP
20 82 (16.40%) CCNA
21 78 (15.60%) VMware
21 78 (15.60%) Network Security
22 74 (14.80%) Windows Server
23 72 (14.40%) Telecoms
24 70 (14.00%) Migration
24 70 (14.00%) OSPF
25 68 (13.60%) Juniper
26 66 (13.20%) HP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 58 (11.60%) MS Exchange
2 30 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (2.80%) Lync
4 12 (2.40%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.60%) IIS
6 6 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.40%) CMS
9 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.20%) Apache
10 1 (0.20%) Eucalyptus
10 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (6.20%) MS Office
2 25 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 20 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 15 (3.00%) PaintShop Pro
5 4 (0.80%) QuarkXPress
6 3 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.20%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.00%) IaaS
3 10 (2.00%) SaaS
4 9 (1.80%) Mimecast
5 7 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.40%) Office 365
5 7 (1.40%) PaaS
6 4 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 432 (86.40%) LAN
2 214 (42.80%) Firewall
3 106 (21.20%) Wireless
4 94 (18.80%) TCP/IP
5 93 (18.60%) VPN
6 91 (18.20%) DNS
7 90 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
8 85 (17.00%) MPLS
8 85 (17.00%) VoIP
9 82 (16.40%) BGP
10 78 (15.60%) Network Security
11 70 (14.00%) OSPF
12 64 (12.80%) DHCP
13 60 (12.00%) Internet
14 58 (11.60%) IPsec
15 56 (11.20%) SSL
16 46 (9.20%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (9.00%) EIGRP
18 43 (8.60%) Wi-Fi
19 39 (7.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.00%) OLTP
3 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.80%) FileMaker
4 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.40%) MySQL
7 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.20%) Lumira
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.20%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 10 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.60%) JIRA
3 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.20%) Ant
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.20%) Maven
4 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 72 (14.40%) Telecoms
2 60 (12.00%) Finance
3 7 (1.40%) Retail
4 5 (1.00%) Billing
5 4 (0.80%) Electronics
5 4 (0.80%) Marketing
5 4 (0.80%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.60%) Banking
6 3 (0.60%) Legal
6 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.40%) Advertising
7 2 (0.40%) Automotive
7 2 (0.40%) Law
7 2 (0.40%) Local Government
7 2 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.20%) Back Office
8 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 151 (30.20%) Network Engineer
2 57 (11.40%) Project Manager
3 55 (11.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 53 (10.60%) Architect
5 50 (10.00%) Analyst
6 42 (8.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 35 (7.00%) Support Engineer
8 28 (5.60%) Consultant
9 27 (5.40%) Senior Network Engineer
10 22 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (4.40%) Security Analyst
11 21 (4.20%) Network Analyst
12 20 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
12 20 (4.00%) Network Manager
13 19 (3.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 19 (3.80%) WAN Engineer
14 18 (3.60%) Network Architect
15 17 (3.40%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 16 (3.20%) Firewall Engineer
16 16 (3.20%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.40%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.00%) Middleware
3 6 (1.20%) CSS
3 6 (1.20%) REST
3 6 (1.20%) SOAP
4 4 (0.80%) Web Services
5 3 (0.60%) COM
6 2 (0.40%) .NET
6 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.40%) XML
7 1 (0.20%) Ajax
7 1 (0.20%) boto
7 1 (0.20%) HTML
7 1 (0.20%) Java EE
7 1 (0.20%) jQuery
7 1 (0.20%) RFC 3261
7 1 (0.20%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 123 (24.60%) Data Centre
2 43 (8.60%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.40%) Cryptography
5 15 (3.00%) Blackberry
6 13 (2.60%) Driving Licence
7 12 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.80%) AS400
9 9 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.80%) SecurID
10 6 (1.20%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.20%) Replication
10 6 (1.20%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.00%) Clustering
11 5 (1.00%) EqualLogic
11 5 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (0.80%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 152 (30.40%) Windows
2 74 (14.80%) Windows Server
3 52 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (9.20%) Linux
5 39 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (7.60%) Windows 7
6 38 (7.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (5.80%) Unix
8 14 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (2.80%) Windows XP
9 10 (2.00%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.40%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.20%) Solaris
12 5 (1.00%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.60%) HPUX
13 3 (0.60%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.40%) AIX
14 2 (0.40%) Android
14 2 (0.40%) NetWare
15 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (20.40%) ITIL
2 70 (14.00%) Migration
3 51 (10.20%) Project Management
4 46 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (8.40%) Network Design
6 39 (7.80%) Load Balancing
6 39 (7.80%) PRINCE2
7 29 (5.80%) High Availability
8 27 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (5.20%) Change Management
10 20 (4.00%) Incident Management
10 20 (4.00%) Information Security
10 20 (4.00%) Problem Management
11 19 (3.80%) Service Delivery
11 19 (3.80%) Service Management
12 18 (3.60%) Network Management
13 17 (3.40%) Change Control
13 17 (3.40%) ITSM
13 17 (3.40%) Mentoring
14 14 (2.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.80%) SQL
2 24 (4.80%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.80%) Ruby
4 6 (1.20%) Tcl
5 5 (1.00%) C
6 2 (0.40%) C#
6 2 (0.40%) C++
6 2 (0.40%) VBScript
7 1 (0.20%) Java
7 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.20%) PHP
7 1 (0.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 171 (34.20%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (22.00%) Security Cleared
3 101 (20.20%) CCNP
4 95 (19.00%) SC Cleared
5 82 (16.40%) CCNA
6 29 (5.80%) CCIE
7 28 (5.60%) Degree
8 24 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (3.60%) DV Cleared
10 17 (3.40%) MCSE
11 14 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (2.60%) PMI Certification
13 11 (2.20%) CCSA
13 11 (2.20%) CCSE
13 11 (2.20%) JNCIP
14 10 (2.00%) CCDP
14 10 (2.00%) MCSA
14 10 (2.00%) PMP
15 8 (1.60%) CCSP
16 7 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.20%) SLA
2 13 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.40%) QA
4 6 (1.20%) HIPAA
4 6 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.40%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 103 (20.60%) Active Directory
2 60 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.80%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.00%) vSphere
5 12 (2.40%) XenApp
6 9 (1.80%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.20%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.00%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.80%) vCloud
10 2 (0.40%) Firmware
10 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.40%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.40%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.20%) Snort
11 1 (0.20%) UAG
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (6.20%) SCCM
2 19 (3.80%) SCOM
3 13 (2.60%) Puppet
3 13 (2.60%) WSUS
4 12 (2.40%) SCVMM
4 12 (2.40%) Windows Intune
5 9 (1.80%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (1.40%) CiscoWorks
7 7 (1.40%) WhatsUp Gold
8 6 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
8 6 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.80%) ArcSight ESM
9 4 (0.80%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (0.80%) Cacti
9 4 (0.80%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 255 (51.00%) Cisco
2 99 (19.80%) CheckPoint
3 86 (17.20%) Microsoft
4 78 (15.60%) VMware
5 68 (13.60%) Juniper
6 66 (13.20%) HP
7 51 (10.20%) Palo Alto
8 49 (9.80%) F5
9 40 (8.00%) Citrix
10 29 (5.80%) Blue Coat
11 28 (5.60%) SolarWinds
12 23 (4.60%) Oracle
13 22 (4.40%) McAfee
14 21 (4.20%) Avaya
15 15 (3.00%) Aruba
15 15 (3.00%) CA
16 14 (2.80%) Red Hat
16 14 (2.80%) Symantec
17 13 (2.60%) BT
17 13 (2.60%) IBM
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £220 - £260 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per day + NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
aap3
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Oxford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £29000 - £39000 per annum + 9mth FTC
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