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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 62 78 88
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 282 216 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.80% 2.22% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.99% 12.59% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 104 85
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £56.60 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +21.73%
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
2016 1715 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.04% 17.61% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 757 674
Average daily rate £350 £338 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +11.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 156
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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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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
Berkshire +20 75 £398 +17.34% 14
Surrey +27 57 £341 +23.52% 21
Hampshire -5 53 £383 -1.60% 27
Oxfordshire +13 40 £375 +11.94% 6
Buckinghamshire +3 28 £335 +3.07% 12
Kent -2 14 £265 -24.28% 2
West Sussex -20 12 £275 -31.25% 6
Middlesex +2 1 £175 -65.00%
Sussex 0 1 - -
East Sussex -9 1 £140 -61.37% 3
Isle of Wight - 1 £475 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 460 (85.34%) LAN
2 306 (56.77%) Cisco
3 206 (38.22%) Firewall
4 193 (35.81%) Windows
5 158 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
6 138 (25.60%) VPN
7 123 (22.82%) ITIL
8 113 (20.96%) VMware
9 111 (20.59%) Active Directory
10 104 (19.29%) Security Cleared
11 103 (19.11%) Juniper
12 101 (18.74%) DNS
13 98 (18.18%) CCNP
14 94 (17.44%) TCP/IP
14 94 (17.44%) Telecoms
15 92 (17.07%) CCNA
16 89 (16.51%) Microsoft
17 88 (16.33%) MPLS
18 83 (15.40%) VoIP
19 81 (15.03%) SC Cleared
20 79 (14.66%) Wireless
21 78 (14.47%) Cisco ASA
22 75 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
23 73 (13.54%) CheckPoint
24 71 (13.17%) Internet
25 66 (12.24%) Linux
26 64 (11.87%) SSL
27 63 (11.69%) Network Security
28 61 (11.32%) Windows 7
29 56 (10.39%) OSPF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 33 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 24 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (3.90%) Lync
4 12 (2.23%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.48%) IIS
7 6 (1.11%) Confluence
8 5 (0.93%) IBM Notes
8 5 (0.93%) Apache
9 4 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.74%) CMS
10 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.37%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.37%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 40 (7.42%) MS Office
2 36 (6.68%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Primavera
1 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.19%) assyst
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.41%) SaaS
4 10 (1.86%) Office 365
5 3 (0.56%) IaaS
5 3 (0.56%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 460 (85.34%) LAN
2 206 (38.22%) Firewall
3 138 (25.60%) VPN
4 101 (18.74%) DNS
5 94 (17.44%) TCP/IP
6 88 (16.33%) MPLS
7 83 (15.40%) VoIP
8 79 (14.66%) Wireless
9 78 (14.47%) Cisco ASA
10 71 (13.17%) Internet
11 64 (11.87%) SSL
12 63 (11.69%) Network Security
13 56 (10.39%) OSPF
13 56 (10.39%) SAN
14 48 (8.91%) DHCP
15 46 (8.53%) BGP
16 45 (8.35%) VLAN
16 45 (8.35%) Ethernet
17 44 (8.16%) ADSL
18 41 (7.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.11%) DB2
4 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.37%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.37%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.37%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.19%) MySQL
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (1.11%) JIRA
1 6 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.74%) Gerrit
3 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.37%) Hudson
3 2 (0.37%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.37%) Subversion
4 1 (0.19%) Ant
4 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 94 (17.44%) Telecoms
2 48 (8.91%) Finance
3 17 (3.15%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.23%) Retail
5 7 (1.30%) Marketing
6 6 (1.11%) Banking
7 5 (0.93%) Automotive
8 4 (0.74%) Back Office
9 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.56%) Military
9 3 (0.56%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.37%) Advertising
10 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 135 (25.05%) Network Engineer
2 86 (15.96%) Analyst
3 61 (11.32%) Architect
4 43 (7.98%) Project Manager
5 35 (6.49%) Support Engineer
6 34 (6.31%) Network Analyst
7 29 (5.38%) Consultant
8 25 (4.64%) Senior Network Engineer
9 22 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (3.71%) Network Support
11 19 (3.53%) Network Architect
11 19 (3.53%) Service Analyst
11 19 (3.53%) Service Desk Analyst
12 18 (3.34%) Security Analyst
13 16 (2.97%) Technical Architect
14 15 (2.78%) Desktop Support
15 14 (2.60%) Network Consultant
15 14 (2.60%) Support Analyst
15 14 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support
15 14 (2.60%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.74%) LAMP
2 3 (0.56%) APPC
2 3 (0.56%) HTML
2 3 (0.56%) CSS
3 2 (0.37%) Web Services
3 2 (0.37%) ODBC
3 2 (0.37%) SAML
3 2 (0.37%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.19%) CGI
4 1 (0.19%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.78%) Replication
3 14 (2.60%) Blackberry
3 14 (2.60%) PKI
4 12 (2.23%) NHS
5 11 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.04%) SecurID
6 7 (1.30%) IVR
7 6 (1.11%) e-Health
8 5 (0.93%) Clustering
8 5 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.74%) Wiki
9 4 (0.74%) Cryptography
9 4 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (0.74%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.56%) CESG
10 3 (0.56%) AS400
10 3 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 193 (35.81%) Windows
2 66 (12.24%) Linux
3 61 (11.32%) Windows 7
4 49 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (8.53%) UNIX
6 44 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (4.82%) Windows XP
8 23 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (3.71%) Solaris
10 12 (2.23%) CentOS
11 10 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.67%) AIX
13 6 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.93%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.74%) SUSE
15 4 (0.74%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.56%) i5/OS
16 3 (0.56%) OS/400
17 2 (0.37%) HPUX
17 2 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (22.82%) ITIL
2 56 (10.39%) Migration
3 45 (8.35%) Project Management
4 33 (6.12%) PRINCE2
4 33 (6.12%) Kalman Filter
5 31 (5.75%) Load Balancing
6 26 (4.82%) Network Management
7 25 (4.64%) Time Management
8 22 (4.08%) Business Continuity
9 20 (3.71%) Service Delivery
9 20 (3.71%) Network Design
10 19 (3.53%) Incident Management
11 18 (3.34%) Service Management
12 17 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (3.15%) Network Monitoring
13 16 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (2.78%) Configuration Management
15 14 (2.60%) TOGAF
15 14 (2.60%) Change Management
16 12 (2.23%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.12%) SQL
2 25 (4.64%) Perl
2 25 (4.64%) C
3 21 (3.90%) Python
4 17 (3.15%) Shell Script
4 17 (3.15%) C++
5 12 (2.23%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.11%) VBScript
6 6 (1.11%) Java
6 6 (1.11%) PHP
7 4 (0.74%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.56%) RPG
8 3 (0.56%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.56%) COBOL
9 2 (0.37%) ABAP
9 2 (0.37%) Ruby
9 2 (0.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 158 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (19.29%) Security Cleared
3 98 (18.18%) CCNP
4 92 (17.07%) CCNA
5 81 (15.03%) SC Cleared
6 29 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (4.45%) CCIE
8 22 (4.08%) DV Cleared
9 19 (3.53%) CCDP
9 19 (3.53%) Degree
10 18 (3.34%) MCSE
11 10 (1.86%) MCSA
11 10 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (1.30%) CISSP
12 7 (1.30%) CCIP
12 7 (1.30%) BC Cleared
13 6 (1.11%) JNCIS
14 5 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.93%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.93%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.68%) SLA
2 11 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.67%) QA
4 5 (0.93%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) GxP
7 1 (0.19%) TickIT
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 111 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 75 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.45%) vSphere
4 23 (4.27%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.15%) Firmware
5 17 (3.15%) Sendmail
6 12 (2.23%) XenApp
7 9 (1.67%) Snort
7 9 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.93%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.93%) Samba
9 5 (0.93%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.74%) NFS
11 3 (0.56%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.37%) iptables
12 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.37%) Squid
12 2 (0.37%) Postfix
12 2 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (4.08%) SCCM
2 17 (3.15%) MIMEsweeper
2 17 (3.15%) MAILsweeper
3 13 (2.41%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.11%) SCOM
4 6 (1.11%) CA Spectrum
4 6 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (0.93%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.74%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (0.74%) WSUS
6 4 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.56%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.56%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.56%) Tivoli NetView
7 3 (0.56%) vMotion
8 2 (0.37%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.37%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 306 (56.77%) Cisco
2 113 (20.96%) VMware
3 103 (19.11%) Juniper
4 89 (16.51%) Microsoft
5 73 (13.54%) CheckPoint
6 55 (10.20%) F5
7 53 (9.83%) Blue Coat
8 46 (8.53%) HP
9 34 (6.31%) Citrix
10 31 (5.75%) NetApp
10 31 (5.75%) McAfee
11 20 (3.71%) Websense
12 19 (3.53%) SolarWinds
13 13 (2.41%) Remedy
14 12 (2.23%) Fortinet
15 11 (2.04%) CA
16 10 (1.86%) Avaya
16 10 (1.86%) Dell
16 10 (1.86%) EMC
16 10 (1.86%) BT
Wokingham, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Rate: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on skills and experience plus bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: £300 - £351 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Neg
Posted: 10 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 17 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago