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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 76 67 89
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +22
Contract jobs citing WAN 239 264 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.66% 2.84% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.75% 14.90% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 140 100
Median daily rate £375 £398 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +17.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £260 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 13
Median hourly rate £47.83 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.15% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £14.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.15 £40.00 £111.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +20.00%
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
1738 1772 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.33% 19.08% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 872 744
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 120 99
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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
Hampshire +6 65 £375 -1.63% 21
Berkshire -9 64 £350 -11.94% 13
Surrey +8 43 £388 -3.12% 13
West Sussex -5 19 £425 +4.61% 3
Oxfordshire -4 16 £400 -13.51% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 13 £430 +38.70% 7
East Sussex +13 10 £306 -12.50%
Kent +3 8 £315 +57.50% 5
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 427 (86.97%) LAN
2 276 (56.21%) Cisco
3 245 (49.90%) Firewall
4 194 (39.51%) Cisco Certification
5 178 (36.25%) Windows
6 124 (25.25%) Active Directory
7 119 (24.24%) MPLS
8 118 (24.03%) Wireless
8 118 (24.03%) Security Cleared
9 116 (23.63%) Data Centre
10 115 (23.42%) CCNP
11 113 (23.01%) DNS
12 110 (22.40%) VPN
13 109 (22.20%) TCP/IP
13 109 (22.20%) SC Cleared
14 106 (21.59%) Network Security
15 105 (21.38%) CCNA
16 101 (20.57%) CheckPoint
17 100 (20.37%) ITIL
18 93 (18.94%) Microsoft
19 91 (18.53%) DHCP
20 90 (18.33%) VoIP
21 84 (17.11%) VMware
21 84 (17.11%) Windows Server
22 83 (16.90%) Juniper
23 80 (16.29%) Finance
24 77 (15.68%) BGP
25 72 (14.66%) IPsec
26 70 (14.26%) Cisco ASA
27 65 (13.24%) Telecoms

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 53 (10.79%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (3.67%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (2.24%) IIS
4 11 (2.24%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.61%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.20%) Apache
8 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
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%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 45 (9.16%) MS Office
2 24 (4.89%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.63%) PaintShop Pro
5 6 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.41%) MS Project
6 2 (0.41%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 9 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.41%) Primavera
3 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.07%) Office 365
2 14 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.04%) Mimecast
4 9 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.83%) PaaS
5 6 (1.22%) IaaS
6 5 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.81%) SaaS
8 2 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 427 (86.97%) LAN
2 245 (49.90%) Firewall
3 119 (24.24%) MPLS
4 118 (24.03%) Wireless
5 113 (23.01%) DNS
6 110 (22.40%) VPN
7 109 (22.20%) TCP/IP
8 106 (21.59%) Network Security
9 91 (18.53%) DHCP
10 90 (18.33%) VoIP
11 77 (15.68%) BGP
12 72 (14.66%) IPsec
13 70 (14.26%) Cisco ASA
14 55 (11.20%) OSPF
15 51 (10.39%) Internet
16 50 (10.18%) SSL
17 46 (9.37%) Cisco Nexus
18 41 (8.35%) SAN
19 40 (8.15%) Ethernet
19 40 (8.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.02%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.81%) QlikView
4 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.41%) FileMaker
5 2 (0.41%) GIS
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.20%) Lumira
6 1 (0.20%) MySQL
6 1 (0.20%) OLTP
6 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.20%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 8 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.81%) JIRA
3 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.41%) Subversion
4 1 (0.20%) Ant
4 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.20%) Maven
4 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 80 (16.29%) Finance
2 65 (13.24%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.65%) Legal
4 10 (2.04%) Back Office
5 6 (1.22%) Military
5 6 (1.22%) Retail
6 5 (1.02%) Billing
7 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.61%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 170 (34.62%) Network Engineer
2 79 (16.09%) Analyst
3 50 (10.18%) Architect
4 43 (8.76%) Support Engineer
5 37 (7.54%) Cisco Engineer
6 31 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 31 (6.31%) Network Analyst
6 31 (6.31%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 27 (5.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 27 (5.50%) Firewall Engineer
8 26 (5.30%) Project Manager
9 25 (5.09%) Security Engineer
9 25 (5.09%) Service Analyst
10 23 (4.68%) Security Analyst
10 23 (4.68%) Service Desk Analyst
11 22 (4.48%) Network Support
12 21 (4.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 21 (4.28%) Network Architect
13 20 (4.07%) Network Support Engineer
14 19 (3.87%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.44%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.83%) .NET
3 8 (1.63%) Web Services
4 6 (1.22%) HTML
5 3 (0.61%) Middleware
5 3 (0.61%) ODBC
5 3 (0.61%) REST
5 3 (0.61%) SOAP
6 2 (0.41%) CSS
6 2 (0.41%) XML
7 1 (0.20%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.20%) boto
7 1 (0.20%) MAPI
7 1 (0.20%) OAuth
7 1 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.20%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.20%) Servlets
7 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 116 (23.63%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.15%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.46%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.26%) Blackberry
5 16 (3.26%) Mathematics
5 16 (3.26%) RSA SecurID
6 13 (2.65%) PKI
7 12 (2.44%) AS400
8 9 (1.83%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.63%) Cryptography
9 8 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.63%) Replication
9 8 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.43%) Clustering
11 6 (1.22%) BYOD
11 6 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.22%) LPAR
12 5 (1.02%) iSeries
12 5 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 178 (36.25%) Windows
2 84 (17.11%) Windows Server
3 60 (12.22%) Linux
4 48 (9.78%) Windows 7
5 41 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (6.72%) Unix
9 23 (4.68%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.63%) Windows 10
11 7 (1.43%) Solaris
12 5 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.02%) VMS
13 4 (0.81%) AIX
13 4 (0.81%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.81%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.61%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.41%) Android
15 2 (0.41%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (20.37%) ITIL
2 54 (11.00%) Network Design
3 46 (9.37%) Migration
4 44 (8.96%) Load Balancing
5 43 (8.76%) Project Management
6 40 (8.15%) Change Management
7 34 (6.92%) Service Management
8 33 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (5.70%) ITSM
10 25 (5.09%) PRINCE2
11 24 (4.89%) Configuration Management
12 23 (4.68%) Problem Management
13 19 (3.87%) Change Control
14 18 (3.67%) Network Architecture
14 18 (3.67%) Network Management
15 16 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
15 16 (3.26%) Service Delivery
16 15 (3.05%) Information Security
16 15 (3.05%) Project Planning
17 14 (2.85%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 43 (8.76%) SQL
2 14 (2.85%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.65%) C
4 7 (1.43%) C++
5 6 (1.22%) C#
5 6 (1.22%) Java
6 5 (1.02%) Perl
6 5 (1.02%) PHP
7 3 (0.61%) Tcl
8 2 (0.41%) Ruby
8 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.41%) VBScript
9 1 (0.20%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.20%) Lisp
9 1 (0.20%) Python
9 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 194 (39.51%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (24.03%) Security Cleared
3 115 (23.42%) CCNP
4 109 (22.20%) SC Cleared
5 105 (21.38%) CCNA
6 35 (7.13%) Degree
7 28 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (4.89%) MCP
9 23 (4.68%) MCSE
10 22 (4.48%) CCIE
11 12 (2.44%) MCDST
12 11 (2.24%) CCDP
13 10 (2.04%) CCDA
13 10 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.83%) DV Cleared
15 7 (1.43%) CCSE
15 7 (1.43%) JNCIP
16 6 (1.22%) CCENT
16 6 (1.22%) ISTQB
16 6 (1.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.94%) SLA
2 15 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.02%) HIPAA
3 5 (1.02%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.81%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (25.25%) Active Directory
2 53 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.91%) XenApp
4 18 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.04%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.83%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.22%) vSphere
7 6 (1.22%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.20%) KVM
11 1 (0.20%) vCloud
11 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (5.30%) SCCM
2 16 (3.26%) Backup Exec
3 15 (3.05%) Cisco Prime
4 14 (2.85%) FortiGate
4 14 (2.85%) SCOM
5 11 (2.24%) SolarWinds Orion
6 9 (1.83%) HP SIM
6 9 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 9 (1.83%) WhatsUp Gold
7 7 (1.43%) Puppet
7 7 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.02%) Tivoli
9 5 (1.02%) WSUS
10 4 (0.81%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 276 (56.21%) Cisco
2 101 (20.57%) CheckPoint
3 93 (18.94%) Microsoft
4 84 (17.11%) VMware
5 83 (16.90%) Juniper
6 64 (13.03%) F5
6 64 (13.03%) HP
7 61 (12.42%) Palo Alto
8 55 (11.20%) Citrix
9 33 (6.72%) SolarWinds
10 32 (6.52%) Blue Coat
11 24 (4.89%) IBM
12 23 (4.68%) Oracle
13 19 (3.87%) Symantec
14 17 (3.46%) Avaya
14 17 (3.46%) Intel Security
15 15 (3.05%) Riverbed
16 14 (2.85%) Remedy
17 13 (2.65%) Aruba
18 12 (2.44%) Barracuda Networks
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