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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 89 64 100
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +36
Contract jobs citing WAN 215 277 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.42% 2.90% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.81% 15.29% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 158 97
Median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.70% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 17
Median hourly rate £47.83 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.86% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £14.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £26.75 £64.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -1.42%
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
1678 1812 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.91% 18.94% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 942 736
Median daily rate £375 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 121 101
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.35% +30.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Berkshire -13 67 £338 -12.62% 15
Hampshire +5 65 £390 +6.84% 15
Surrey +13 45 £384 +18.07% 16
Buckinghamshire -7 12 £430 +14.66% 6
West Sussex -9 11 £395 +5.33% 2
East Sussex +7 6 £250 -27.27% 1
Kent +2 6 £283 -19.28% 9
Oxfordshire -15 2 £388 -13.88% 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 429 (88.82%) LAN
2 266 (55.07%) Cisco
3 246 (50.93%) Firewall
4 195 (40.37%) Cisco Certification
5 180 (37.27%) Windows
6 128 (26.50%) Data Centre
7 127 (26.29%) CCNP
8 126 (26.09%) Active Directory
9 123 (25.47%) Wireless
10 119 (24.64%) Network Security
11 116 (24.02%) Security Cleared
12 109 (22.57%) SC Cleared
12 109 (22.57%) VPN
13 106 (21.95%) CCNA
14 104 (21.53%) MPLS
15 103 (21.33%) DNS
15 103 (21.33%) TCP/IP
16 94 (19.46%) ITIL
16 94 (19.46%) CheckPoint
17 93 (19.25%) VoIP
17 93 (19.25%) Microsoft
18 86 (17.81%) Windows Server
19 85 (17.60%) VMware
20 83 (17.18%) DHCP
21 79 (16.36%) Finance
22 78 (16.15%) Juniper
23 69 (14.29%) Palo Alto
23 69 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
24 68 (14.08%) IPsec
25 67 (13.87%) BGP

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 (10.97%) MS Exchange
2 19 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (3.73%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.48%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (1.86%) IIS
7 7 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.21%) Apache
9 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.21%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.21%) CMS
9 1 (0.21%) JBoss
9 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
9 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (9.32%) MS Office
2 26 (5.38%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.24%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.41%) MS Project
5 2 (0.41%) QuarkXPress
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.21%) InDesign
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.41%) Primavera
3 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.35%) Office 365
2 14 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.07%) Mimecast
4 10 (2.07%) PaaS
5 7 (1.45%) IaaS
6 5 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.83%) SaaS
8 3 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 429 (88.82%) LAN
2 246 (50.93%) Firewall
3 123 (25.47%) Wireless
4 119 (24.64%) Network Security
5 109 (22.57%) VPN
6 104 (21.53%) MPLS
7 103 (21.33%) DNS
7 103 (21.33%) TCP/IP
8 93 (19.25%) VoIP
9 83 (17.18%) DHCP
10 69 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
11 68 (14.08%) IPsec
12 67 (13.87%) BGP
13 52 (10.77%) Internet
14 51 (10.56%) OSPF
15 46 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
16 44 (9.11%) SAN
16 44 (9.11%) SSL
17 38 (7.87%) Wi-Fi
18 35 (7.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.04%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.83%) QlikView
4 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.41%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.41%) GIS
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.21%) Lumira
7 1 (0.21%) MySQL
7 1 (0.21%) OLTP
7 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.21%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 5 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.41%) JIRA
2 2 (0.41%) Subversion
3 1 (0.21%) Ant
3 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.21%) Maven
3 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 79 (16.36%) Finance
2 58 (12.01%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.69%) Legal
4 10 (2.07%) Back Office
5 7 (1.45%) Retail
6 6 (1.24%) Military
7 5 (1.04%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.62%) Marketing
10 2 (0.41%) Billing
10 2 (0.41%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 173 (35.82%) Network Engineer
2 79 (16.36%) Analyst
3 53 (10.97%) Architect
4 39 (8.07%) Support Engineer
5 37 (7.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 33 (6.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (6.83%) Project Manager
6 33 (6.83%) Security Engineer
7 32 (6.63%) Network Analyst
8 26 (5.38%) Firewall Engineer
9 25 (5.18%) Network Security Engineer
10 24 (4.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 24 (4.97%) Cisco Engineer
10 24 (4.97%) Service Analyst
11 22 (4.55%) Security Analyst
11 22 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
12 21 (4.35%) Network Architect
12 21 (4.35%) Network Support
13 19 (3.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 19 (3.93%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.28%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.86%) .NET
3 8 (1.66%) Web Services
4 6 (1.24%) HTML
5 5 (1.04%) Middleware
6 3 (0.62%) CSS
6 3 (0.62%) ODBC
7 2 (0.41%) REST
7 2 (0.41%) SOAP
7 2 (0.41%) XML
8 1 (0.21%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.21%) boto
8 1 (0.21%) MAPI
8 1 (0.21%) OAuth
8 1 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.21%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.21%) Servlets
8 1 (0.21%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 128 (26.50%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.52%) RSA SecurID
5 16 (3.31%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.11%) Mathematics
7 14 (2.90%) Blackberry
8 12 (2.48%) PKI
9 11 (2.28%) AS400
9 11 (2.28%) Clustering
10 9 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.66%) Replication
12 7 (1.45%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.24%) BYOD
13 6 (1.24%) LPAR
14 5 (1.04%) Cryptography
14 5 (1.04%) iSeries
14 5 (1.04%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 180 (37.27%) Windows
2 86 (17.81%) Windows Server
3 61 (12.63%) Linux
4 46 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 45 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (7.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (6.00%) Unix
9 23 (4.76%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.45%) Solaris
10 7 (1.45%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.04%) VMS
11 5 (1.04%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.83%) AIX
12 4 (0.83%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.62%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.41%) Android
14 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (19.46%) ITIL
2 50 (10.35%) Network Design
3 44 (9.11%) Project Management
4 39 (8.07%) Load Balancing
5 38 (7.87%) Migration
6 36 (7.45%) Service Management
7 35 (7.25%) Change Management
8 29 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (5.18%) PRINCE2
10 24 (4.97%) ITSM
10 24 (4.97%) Problem Management
11 19 (3.93%) Capacity Planning
11 19 (3.93%) Configuration Management
12 18 (3.73%) Change Control
13 16 (3.31%) Network Architecture
13 16 (3.31%) Service Delivery
13 16 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (3.11%) Business Continuity
14 15 (3.11%) Network Management
15 14 (2.90%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 42 (8.70%) SQL
2 16 (3.31%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.69%) C
4 7 (1.45%) C++
5 6 (1.24%) C#
5 6 (1.24%) Java
6 5 (1.04%) Perl
6 5 (1.04%) PHP
7 2 (0.41%) Ruby
7 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.41%) Tcl
7 2 (0.41%) VBScript
8 1 (0.21%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.21%) Lisp
8 1 (0.21%) Python
8 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 195 (40.37%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (26.29%) CCNP
3 116 (24.02%) Security Cleared
4 109 (22.57%) SC Cleared
5 106 (21.95%) CCNA
6 33 (6.83%) Degree
7 27 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (4.97%) MCP
9 23 (4.76%) CCIE
10 22 (4.55%) MCSE
11 13 (2.69%) CCDP
12 12 (2.48%) MCDST
13 10 (2.07%) CCDA
14 9 (1.86%) PMP
14 9 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (1.66%) PMI Certification
16 7 (1.45%) CCSE
16 7 (1.45%) DV Cleared
17 6 (1.24%) JNCIP
17 6 (1.24%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.28%) SLA
2 10 (2.07%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.04%) HIPAA
3 5 (1.04%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.83%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 126 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 56 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.42%) XenApp
4 17 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (2.69%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.66%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.45%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.24%) vSphere
9 4 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.21%) KVM
12 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (5.38%) SCCM
2 18 (3.73%) FortiGate
3 16 (3.31%) Backup Exec
3 16 (3.31%) SCOM
4 13 (2.69%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (1.86%) HP SIM
5 9 (1.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (1.66%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.45%) Puppet
7 7 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (1.24%) WhatsUp Gold
9 5 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.04%) Tivoli
9 5 (1.04%) WSUS
10 4 (0.83%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 266 (55.07%) Cisco
2 94 (19.46%) CheckPoint
3 93 (19.25%) Microsoft
4 85 (17.60%) VMware
5 78 (16.15%) Juniper
6 69 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 63 (13.04%) F5
8 59 (12.22%) Citrix
9 58 (12.01%) HP
10 31 (6.42%) Blue Coat
11 23 (4.76%) Oracle
12 22 (4.55%) SolarWinds
13 19 (3.93%) IBM
14 18 (3.73%) Symantec
15 16 (3.31%) Intel Security
16 15 (3.11%) Riverbed
17 14 (2.90%) Remedy
18 13 (2.69%) Aruba
18 13 (2.69%) Avaya
19 11 (2.28%) Tufin
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
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Surrey
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Rate: £350 - £420 per day
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Staines, Middlesex
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Southampton, Hampshire
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Middlesex
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Southampton, Hampshire
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Reading, Berkshire
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Sevenoaks, Kent
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