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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 75 87
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 280 202 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.78% 2.17% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.80% 12.29% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 94 78
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+25.30% +27.69%
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
2029 1644 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.18% 17.62% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 685 619
Average daily rate £343 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 141 156
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +17 78 £398 +17.77% 16
Surrey +31 55 £325 +20.37% 24
Hampshire -16 45 £350 -11.11% 22
Oxfordshire +16 37 £390 +16.41% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 30 £375 +29.31% 10
Kent -1 16 £450 +28.57% 3
West Sussex -20 13 £275 -24.13% 5
Middlesex -1 2 £269 -36.76%
Sussex -2 1 - -
East Sussex -5 1 £140 -61.37% 4
Isle of Wight - 1 £475 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 476 (85.30%) LAN
2 321 (57.53%) Cisco
3 209 (37.46%) Firewall
4 199 (35.66%) Windows
5 176 (31.54%) Cisco Certification
6 142 (25.45%) ITIL
7 132 (23.66%) VPN
8 118 (21.15%) Active Directory
9 115 (20.61%) VMware
10 111 (19.89%) CCNP
11 108 (19.35%) Security Cleared
12 103 (18.46%) Microsoft
12 103 (18.46%) TCP/IP
13 102 (18.28%) CCNA
14 100 (17.92%) DNS
15 99 (17.74%) Juniper
16 98 (17.56%) Telecoms
17 97 (17.38%) MPLS
18 91 (16.31%) VoIP
19 82 (14.70%) Internet
19 82 (14.70%) Cisco ASA
20 80 (14.34%) SC Cleared
21 77 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 77 (13.80%) Wireless
22 76 (13.62%) CheckPoint
23 66 (11.83%) F5
24 65 (11.65%) Windows 7
25 63 (11.29%) Network Security
26 59 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
26 59 (10.57%) SSL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 41 (7.35%) MS Exchange
2 23 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (3.41%) Lync
4 13 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.43%) IIS
8 6 (1.08%) Confluence
9 4 (0.72%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.72%) CMS
10 3 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.54%) Apache
11 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.36%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.18%) nginx
12 1 (0.18%) GroupWise
Applications
1 50 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 48 (8.60%) MS Office
3 18 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.18%) assyst
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.33%) SaaS
2 11 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.79%) Office 365
4 4 (0.72%) IaaS
5 3 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 476 (85.30%) LAN
2 209 (37.46%) Firewall
3 132 (23.66%) VPN
4 103 (18.46%) TCP/IP
5 100 (17.92%) DNS
6 97 (17.38%) MPLS
7 91 (16.31%) VoIP
8 82 (14.70%) Internet
8 82 (14.70%) Cisco ASA
9 77 (13.80%) Wireless
10 63 (11.29%) Network Security
11 59 (10.57%) SSL
12 58 (10.39%) OSPF
13 53 (9.50%) DHCP
14 52 (9.32%) SAN
15 48 (8.60%) Ethernet
16 47 (8.42%) VLAN
16 47 (8.42%) BGP
17 46 (8.24%) ADSL
18 44 (7.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (1.08%) DB2
5 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.36%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.36%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.36%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.18%) MySQL
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.08%) JIRA
1 6 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.72%) Gerrit
3 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.36%) Hudson
3 2 (0.36%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.36%) Subversion
4 1 (0.18%) Ant
4 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 98 (17.56%) Telecoms
2 48 (8.60%) Finance
3 16 (2.87%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.33%) Retail
5 9 (1.61%) Banking
6 7 (1.25%) Marketing
7 5 (0.90%) Automotive
8 4 (0.72%) Legal
8 4 (0.72%) Back Office
8 4 (0.72%) Military
9 3 (0.54%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.36%) Advertising
10 2 (0.36%) Electronics
10 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 134 (24.01%) Network Engineer
2 98 (17.56%) Analyst
3 59 (10.57%) Architect
4 43 (7.71%) Project Manager
5 42 (7.53%) Network Analyst
6 40 (7.17%) Support Engineer
7 27 (4.84%) Consultant
8 23 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (4.12%) Senior Network Engineer
8 23 (4.12%) Network Architect
9 19 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 19 (3.41%) Service Analyst
9 19 (3.41%) Security Analyst
10 18 (3.23%) Network Support
11 17 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support
12 16 (2.87%) Desktop Support
13 15 (2.69%) Network Consultant
13 15 (2.69%) Technical Architect
13 15 (2.69%) Support Analyst
13 15 (2.69%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.25%) HTML
2 4 (0.72%) LAMP
3 3 (0.54%) CSS
3 3 (0.54%) APPC
4 2 (0.36%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.36%) ODBC
5 1 (0.18%) CGI
5 1 (0.18%) Middleware
5 1 (0.18%) JSP
5 1 (0.18%) Web Services
5 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.23%) Replication
3 16 (2.87%) IVR
4 14 (2.51%) PKI
5 13 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.15%) NHS
7 11 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.97%) SecurID
8 10 (1.79%) e-Health
9 7 (1.25%) Cryptography
10 5 (0.90%) Clustering
10 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.90%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
11 4 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.72%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.72%) Wiki
11 4 (0.72%) AVVID
12 3 (0.54%) AS400
12 3 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 199 (35.66%) Windows
2 65 (11.65%) Windows 7
3 59 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (10.04%) Linux
5 45 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (7.35%) UNIX
7 32 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (5.02%) Windows XP
9 22 (3.94%) Solaris
10 12 (2.15%) CentOS
11 10 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.61%) AIX
13 8 (1.43%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.90%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.72%) SUSE
17 3 (0.54%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.54%) i5/OS
17 3 (0.54%) OS/400
18 2 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (25.45%) ITIL
2 57 (10.22%) Migration
3 45 (8.06%) Project Management
4 31 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 31 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 27 (4.84%) Time Management
6 26 (4.66%) Load Balancing
6 26 (4.66%) Network Management
7 23 (4.12%) Incident Management
7 23 (4.12%) Business Continuity
8 21 (3.76%) Network Design
9 20 (3.58%) Service Delivery
9 20 (3.58%) Change Management
10 17 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (3.05%) Service Management
11 15 (2.69%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (2.51%) Configuration Management
13 13 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (2.15%) TOGAF
14 12 (2.15%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.63%) SQL
2 22 (3.94%) C
3 21 (3.76%) Perl
4 20 (3.58%) Python
5 15 (2.69%) Shell Script
5 15 (2.69%) C++
6 13 (2.33%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.25%) VBScript
8 6 (1.08%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.72%) Java
9 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.54%) COBOL
10 3 (0.54%) PHP
10 3 (0.54%) RPG
11 2 (0.36%) ABAP
11 2 (0.36%) Ruby
11 2 (0.36%) Korn
Qualifications
1 176 (31.54%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (19.89%) CCNP
3 108 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 102 (18.28%) CCNA
5 80 (14.34%) SC Cleared
6 35 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (5.38%) DV Cleared
8 29 (5.20%) CCIE
9 21 (3.76%) MCSE
10 18 (3.23%) CCDP
11 17 (3.05%) Degree
12 11 (1.97%) MCSA
12 11 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (1.43%) CCSE
13 8 (1.43%) CCSA
14 7 (1.25%) BC Cleared
14 7 (1.25%) MCP
14 7 (1.25%) CCIP
15 6 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.17%) SLA
2 11 (1.97%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.43%) QA
4 5 (0.90%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) GxP
6 1 (0.18%) TickIT
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 118 (21.15%) Active Directory
2 77 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.48%) Hyper-V
3 25 (4.48%) vSphere
4 17 (3.05%) Firmware
5 15 (2.69%) Sendmail
6 14 (2.51%) XenApp
7 9 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.08%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.08%) DFS Replication
8 6 (1.08%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.08%) Snort
9 5 (0.90%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.72%) Samba
10 4 (0.72%) NFS
11 3 (0.54%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.36%) iptables
12 2 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.36%) UAG
12 2 (0.36%) Squid
Systems Management
1 22 (3.94%) SCCM
2 15 (2.69%) MIMEsweeper
2 15 (2.69%) MAILsweeper
3 12 (2.15%) FortiGate
4 10 (1.79%) CA Spectrum
5 6 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.08%) SCOM
6 5 (0.90%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.90%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.72%) WSUS
7 4 (0.72%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.54%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.54%) vMotion
8 3 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.54%) Tivoli NetView
8 3 (0.54%) Foglight
9 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 321 (57.53%) Cisco
2 115 (20.61%) VMware
3 103 (18.46%) Microsoft
4 99 (17.74%) Juniper
5 76 (13.62%) CheckPoint
6 66 (11.83%) F5
7 54 (9.68%) Blue Coat
8 49 (8.78%) Citrix
9 43 (7.71%) HP
10 31 (5.56%) McAfee
11 27 (4.84%) NetApp
12 19 (3.41%) SolarWinds
13 18 (3.23%) Websense
14 17 (3.05%) Remedy
14 17 (3.05%) Avaya
15 15 (2.69%) CA
16 12 (2.15%) Fortinet
16 12 (2.15%) BT
17 10 (1.79%) Dell
17 10 (1.79%) EMC
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Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 1 hour ago
Camberley, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour + none
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Church International
Rate: £400-£450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidstone
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Maidenhead
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
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Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
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