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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 75 82 85
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 227 184 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.34% 2.14% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.97% 12.25% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 107 65
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £179 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.58% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 41
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.20 £18.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.81% +0.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £9.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.10 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.35% -4.23%
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
1896 1502 1974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.51% 17.47% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 696 632
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 101 169
Average hourly rate £19.91 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Hampshire -8 54 £300 -19.46% 22
Berkshire +1 52 £300 -14.59% 20
Surrey +16 40 £325 -3.70% 16
Buckinghamshire +12 33 £325 -21.21% 17
Oxfordshire -2 17 £367 +46.90% 7
Kent +4 14 £400 +14.28% 5
East Sussex -6 8 £375 +30.43%
Middlesex -10 4 £525 +49.14%
West Sussex -5 2 £263 -41.66% 8
M4 Corridor - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 341 (84.20%) LAN
2 194 (47.90%) Cisco
3 182 (44.94%) Windows
4 134 (33.09%) Firewall
5 119 (29.38%) Cisco Certification
6 108 (26.67%) Active Directory
7 102 (25.19%) ITIL
8 99 (24.44%) Microsoft
8 99 (24.44%) VMware
9 83 (20.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 79 (19.51%) CCNP
10 79 (19.51%) Security Cleared
11 77 (19.01%) Citrix
11 77 (19.01%) TCP/IP
12 74 (18.27%) CCNA
13 68 (16.79%) VPN
13 68 (16.79%) MPLS
14 65 (16.05%) MS Excel
14 65 (16.05%) MS Exchange
15 62 (15.31%) SAN
16 60 (14.81%) DNS
17 59 (14.57%) Windows 7
18 58 (14.32%) VMware Infrastructure
19 57 (14.07%) SC Cleared
20 55 (13.58%) HP
20 55 (13.58%) VoIP
20 55 (13.58%) Telecoms
20 55 (13.58%) Finance
21 51 (12.59%) Juniper
22 50 (12.35%) MS Office

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 65 (16.05%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.72%) IBM Notes
5 10 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.48%) IIS
7 6 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.99%) Apache
9 3 (0.74%) Lync
10 2 (0.49%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.25%) JBoss
11 1 (0.25%) CMS
11 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 65 (16.05%) MS Excel
2 50 (12.35%) MS Office
3 12 (2.96%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.98%) MS Project
5 5 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) assyst
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.74%) SaaS
2 3 (0.74%) Office 365
2 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 341 (84.20%) LAN
2 134 (33.09%) Firewall
3 77 (19.01%) TCP/IP
4 68 (16.79%) VPN
4 68 (16.79%) MPLS
5 62 (15.31%) SAN
6 60 (14.81%) DNS
7 55 (13.58%) VoIP
8 44 (10.86%) Internet
8 44 (10.86%) Cisco ASA
9 41 (10.12%) DHCP
10 38 (9.38%) Wireless
11 36 (8.89%) Network Security
12 33 (8.15%) OSPF
13 31 (7.65%) IP Telephony
14 29 (7.16%) VLAN
15 26 (6.42%) BGP
15 26 (6.42%) WLAN
16 24 (5.93%) IPsec
17 19 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.25%) Ingres
6 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.99%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.25%) WebLOAD
2 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.25%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.25%) AppScan
General
1 55 (13.58%) Telecoms
1 55 (13.58%) Finance
2 11 (2.72%) Manufacturing
2 11 (2.72%) Marketing
3 10 (2.47%) Electronics
4 7 (1.73%) Banking
4 7 (1.73%) Billing
5 6 (1.48%) Advertising
6 5 (1.23%) Legal
6 5 (1.23%) Retail
7 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.49%) Automotive
8 2 (0.49%) Military
8 2 (0.49%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 89 (21.98%) Network Engineer
2 81 (20.00%) Analyst
3 37 (9.14%) Support Engineer
4 36 (8.89%) Architect
5 35 (8.64%) Project Manager
6 29 (7.16%) Support Analyst
7 27 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (5.19%) Consultant
9 20 (4.94%) Service Analyst
10 19 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (4.44%) Network Analyst
12 16 (3.95%) Network Architect
13 15 (3.70%) IT Support
14 13 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
14 13 (3.21%) Administrator
14 13 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
14 13 (3.21%) Desktop Support
15 12 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
16 11 (2.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 11 (2.72%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.73%) Web Services
1 7 (1.73%) HTML
2 2 (0.49%) XML
2 2 (0.49%) ODBC
2 2 (0.49%) SAML
2 2 (0.49%) Middleware
3 1 (0.25%) OLE
3 1 (0.25%) JSF
3 1 (0.25%) XMPP
3 1 (0.25%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 12 (2.96%) IVR
4 10 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.47%) Thin Client
4 10 (2.47%) Fat Client
5 8 (1.98%) DTV
6 7 (1.73%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.23%) e-Health
7 5 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.23%) iPad
8 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (0.99%) Cryptography
8 4 (0.99%) PKI
8 4 (0.99%) AVVID
8 4 (0.99%) PMI
9 3 (0.74%) Clustering
9 3 (0.74%) Replication
9 3 (0.74%) Open Source
9 3 (0.74%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 182 (44.94%) Windows
2 83 (20.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (14.57%) Windows 7
4 46 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (5.68%) Linux
7 17 (4.20%) Windows XP
8 16 (3.95%) UNIX
8 16 (3.95%) Windows 8
9 15 (3.70%) Solaris
10 9 (2.22%) AIX
11 8 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.73%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.49%) SUSE
13 2 (0.49%) HPUX
14 1 (0.25%) OS/400
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (25.19%) ITIL
2 35 (8.64%) Service Management
3 32 (7.90%) Project Management
4 27 (6.67%) Migration
5 26 (6.42%) Change Management
6 24 (5.93%) PRINCE2
6 24 (5.93%) Network Design
7 22 (5.43%) Incident Management
7 22 (5.43%) Load Balancing
8 20 (4.94%) Network Architecture
9 19 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
10 18 (4.44%) Service Delivery
11 17 (4.20%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (3.95%) Network Management
13 12 (2.96%) Asset Management
13 12 (2.96%) Fault Management
14 11 (2.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (2.72%) ITSM
15 10 (2.47%) Time Management
16 9 (2.22%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.19%) SQL
2 10 (2.47%) Python
3 9 (2.22%) Perl
4 8 (1.98%) C
5 7 (1.73%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.23%) VBScript
6 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.23%) C++
6 5 (1.23%) Java
7 4 (0.99%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.49%) PHP
9 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 119 (29.38%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (19.51%) CCNP
2 79 (19.51%) Security Cleared
3 74 (18.27%) CCNA
4 57 (14.07%) SC Cleared
5 38 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (6.17%) MCSE
7 22 (5.43%) DV Cleared
8 18 (4.44%) CCIE
9 13 (3.21%) MCP
10 12 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (2.72%) Degree
12 9 (2.22%) CCSE
13 8 (1.98%) PMP
13 8 (1.98%) PMI Certification
13 8 (1.98%) CCSA
14 6 (1.48%) MCSA
14 6 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (1.23%) CCDP
16 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.16%) SLA
2 11 (2.72%) QA
3 6 (1.48%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 108 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 58 (14.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.42%) XenApp
4 24 (5.93%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (4.94%) vSphere
6 19 (4.69%) Hyper-V
7 13 (3.21%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.47%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.73%) VMware Server
10 6 (1.48%) ProxySG
11 5 (1.23%) Snort
11 5 (1.23%) Xen
12 4 (0.99%) NLBS
12 4 (0.99%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.99%) Sendmail
13 3 (0.74%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.74%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.49%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (2.47%) SCCM
2 8 (1.98%) Backup Exec
3 7 (1.73%) WSUS
3 7 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (1.48%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (1.23%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (1.23%) MIMEsweeper
6 4 (0.99%) MAILsweeper
6 4 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.74%) SCOM
7 3 (0.74%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (0.74%) Foglight
7 3 (0.74%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.25%) Puppet
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 194 (47.90%) Cisco
2 99 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 99 (24.44%) VMware
3 77 (19.01%) Citrix
4 55 (13.58%) HP
5 51 (12.59%) Juniper
6 48 (11.85%) CheckPoint
7 30 (7.41%) F5
8 29 (7.16%) NetApp
9 28 (6.91%) Avaya
10 24 (5.93%) Blue Coat
11 15 (3.70%) Remedy
11 15 (3.70%) McAfee
12 14 (3.46%) Websense
12 14 (3.46%) Symantec
13 13 (3.21%) Nokia
13 13 (3.21%) Oracle
13 13 (3.21%) 3PAR
14 12 (2.96%) EMC
15 11 (2.72%) Lotus
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £275 to £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £14 to £16 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Rate: £150 a shift + shift allowance depending on experience/knowledge
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £14 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Icon Plc
Rate: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Hook
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £148.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £220.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago