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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 75 59 82
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +23
Contract jobs citing WAN 268 293 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.78% 2.94% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.11% 14.40% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 146 105
Average daily rate £350 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £201 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £27.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.29 £15.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £76.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +38.46%
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
2045 2035 1728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.23% 20.44% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 990 760
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 101 118
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.54 £135.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +23 88 £400 +2.56% 9
Berkshire -12 55 £325 -18.23% 13
Surrey -8 50 £325 -13.33% 8
Oxfordshire -14 24 £345 -15.07% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 22 £413 +23.13% 6
West Sussex -10 15 £450 +63.63% 4
East Sussex +6 9 - - 4
Kent -35 4 £315 +57.50% 4
Middlesex -4 1 £500 +185.71%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 456 (89.06%) LAN
2 250 (48.83%) Cisco
3 227 (44.34%) Firewall
4 175 (34.18%) Windows
5 164 (32.03%) Cisco Certification
6 127 (24.80%) Security Cleared
7 124 (24.22%) Wireless
8 118 (23.05%) Active Directory
9 116 (22.66%) SC Cleared
10 111 (21.68%) Data Centre
11 105 (20.51%) TCP/IP
12 96 (18.75%) CCNP
13 93 (18.16%) Microsoft
14 92 (17.97%) VPN
15 91 (17.77%) DNS
15 91 (17.77%) ITIL
15 91 (17.77%) MPLS
16 88 (17.19%) CheckPoint
17 86 (16.80%) VoIP
17 86 (16.80%) HP
18 85 (16.60%) VMware
19 80 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
20 79 (15.43%) Network Security
21 78 (15.23%) Finance
22 74 (14.45%) Windows Server
23 73 (14.26%) CCNA
24 70 (13.67%) DHCP
24 70 (13.67%) BGP
25 66 (12.89%) Juniper
26 65 (12.70%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 62 (12.11%) MS Exchange
2 26 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (3.32%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.15%) Skype for Business
5 10 (1.95%) IIS
6 7 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.39%) CMS
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.20%) JBoss
8 1 (0.20%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.20%) SAS
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 38 (7.42%) MS Office
2 18 (3.52%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.93%) PaintShop Pro
4 11 (2.15%) MS Excel
5 6 (1.17%) QuarkXPress
6 4 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.39%) Primavera
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.32%) Office 365
3 15 (2.93%) Mimecast
4 7 (1.37%) IaaS
4 7 (1.37%) PaaS
5 6 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 456 (89.06%) LAN
2 227 (44.34%) Firewall
3 124 (24.22%) Wireless
4 105 (20.51%) TCP/IP
5 92 (17.97%) VPN
6 91 (17.77%) DNS
6 91 (17.77%) MPLS
7 86 (16.80%) VoIP
8 80 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
9 79 (15.43%) Network Security
10 70 (13.67%) BGP
10 70 (13.67%) DHCP
11 55 (10.74%) Internet
12 54 (10.55%) IPsec
13 51 (9.96%) SSL
14 46 (8.98%) OSPF
15 41 (8.01%) Wi-Fi
16 39 (7.62%) EIGRP
16 39 (7.62%) SAN
17 38 (7.42%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.17%) FileMaker
2 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.98%) OLTP
3 5 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.59%) QlikView
4 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.39%) GIS
5 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.20%) Lumira
6 1 (0.20%) MySQL
6 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.20%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 11 (2.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.59%) JIRA
3 2 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.20%) Subversion
4 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (15.23%) Finance
2 56 (10.94%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.34%) Legal
4 10 (1.95%) Retail
5 8 (1.56%) Back Office
6 5 (0.98%) Military
7 4 (0.78%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.78%) Billing
7 4 (0.78%) Electronics
7 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.78%) Marketing
8 3 (0.59%) Banking
8 3 (0.59%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.39%) Advertising
9 2 (0.39%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 157 (30.66%) Network Engineer
2 75 (14.65%) Analyst
3 50 (9.77%) Architect
4 49 (9.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 43 (8.40%) Support Engineer
6 41 (8.01%) Project Manager
7 37 (7.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 27 (5.27%) Network Analyst
9 25 (4.88%) Service Analyst
10 24 (4.69%) Consultant
11 23 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
12 22 (4.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 21 (4.10%) Security Analyst
14 20 (3.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 20 (3.91%) WAN Engineer
15 19 (3.71%) Network Support
15 19 (3.71%) Security Engineer
16 18 (3.52%) Infrastructure Manager
16 18 (3.52%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.71%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.95%) .NET
2 10 (1.95%) Middleware
3 8 (1.56%) REST
3 8 (1.56%) SOAP
4 6 (1.17%) HTML
4 6 (1.17%) Web Services
5 3 (0.59%) CSS
5 3 (0.59%) XML
6 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.20%) Ajax
7 1 (0.20%) jQuery
7 1 (0.20%) MAPI
7 1 (0.20%) OAuth
7 1 (0.20%) ODBC
7 1 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.20%) Servlets
7 1 (0.20%) WCF
7 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 111 (21.68%) Data Centre
2 44 (8.59%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.10%) Blackberry
5 14 (2.73%) AS400
6 12 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.34%) Driving Licence
6 12 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (2.34%) Mathematics
7 11 (2.15%) Cryptography
8 8 (1.56%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.56%) RSA SecurID
9 7 (1.37%) BYOD
9 7 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.37%) Replication
9 7 (1.37%) Smart Meter
10 6 (1.17%) Clustering
10 6 (1.17%) iPad
10 6 (1.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 175 (34.18%) Windows
2 74 (14.45%) Windows Server
3 52 (10.16%) Linux
4 45 (8.79%) Windows 7
4 45 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (8.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (7.81%) Unix
7 36 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (4.49%) Windows XP
9 13 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.56%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.98%) Solaris
12 4 (0.78%) VMS
12 4 (0.78%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.78%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.39%) AIX
14 2 (0.39%) Android
14 2 (0.39%) NetWare
15 1 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (17.77%) ITIL
2 65 (12.70%) Migration
3 50 (9.77%) Project Management
4 44 (8.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (8.20%) Network Design
6 39 (7.62%) Load Balancing
7 38 (7.42%) Change Management
8 35 (6.84%) PRINCE2
9 26 (5.08%) Problem Management
10 23 (4.49%) High Availability
10 23 (4.49%) ITSM
10 23 (4.49%) Service Management
11 21 (4.10%) Configuration Management
12 20 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (3.52%) Information Security
13 18 (3.52%) Mentoring
14 16 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (3.13%) SDLC
15 15 (2.93%) Change Control
16 14 (2.73%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 49 (9.57%) SQL
2 26 (5.08%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.54%) C
4 11 (2.15%) Ruby
5 8 (1.56%) C++
5 8 (1.56%) Tcl
6 7 (1.37%) C#
7 6 (1.17%) Java
8 5 (0.98%) Perl
8 5 (0.98%) PHP
9 2 (0.39%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.39%) VBScript
10 1 (0.20%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 164 (32.03%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (24.80%) Security Cleared
3 116 (22.66%) SC Cleared
4 96 (18.75%) CCNP
5 73 (14.26%) CCNA
6 30 (5.86%) Degree
7 28 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (4.10%) CCIE
9 20 (3.91%) MCSE
10 19 (3.71%) MCP
11 14 (2.73%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.76%) CCENT
12 9 (1.76%) JNCIP
12 9 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.56%) PMI Certification
14 7 (1.37%) CCDP
14 7 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.37%) MCSA
14 7 (1.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.47%) SLA
2 12 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.59%) PMBOK
3 3 (0.59%) QA
4 2 (0.39%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 118 (23.05%) Active Directory
2 61 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.91%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.52%) vSphere
5 16 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.93%) XenApp
7 7 (1.37%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.39%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.39%) vCloud
11 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.20%) KVM
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (5.27%) SCCM
2 19 (3.71%) SCOM
3 15 (2.93%) Puppet
4 12 (2.34%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.15%) SCVMM
5 11 (2.15%) Windows Intune
6 10 (1.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 9 (1.76%) CiscoWorks
7 9 (1.76%) HP SIM
8 7 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (1.37%) Cisco UCCE
8 7 (1.37%) vRealize
8 7 (1.37%) WhatsUp Gold
9 6 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (1.17%) WSUS
10 5 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.78%) ArcSight ESM
11 4 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 250 (48.83%) Cisco
2 93 (18.16%) Microsoft
3 88 (17.19%) CheckPoint
4 86 (16.80%) HP
5 85 (16.60%) VMware
6 66 (12.89%) Juniper
7 58 (11.33%) F5
8 47 (9.18%) Palo Alto
9 42 (8.20%) Citrix
10 32 (6.25%) SolarWinds
11 30 (5.86%) Oracle
12 29 (5.66%) Avaya
12 29 (5.66%) Blue Coat
13 26 (5.08%) IBM
14 19 (3.71%) Aruba
15 18 (3.52%) Symantec
16 14 (2.73%) Red Hat
16 14 (2.73%) Riverbed
17 13 (2.54%) BT
18 12 (2.34%) Brocade
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