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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 70 81
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +11
Contract jobs citing WAN 266 201 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.90% 2.39% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.58% 13.92% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 89 74
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£353 £388 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.03% +27.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £238 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 21
Average hourly rate £17.40 £27.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £175.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
1825 1444 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 17.14% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 611 620
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £212 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 119 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 +11 72 £363 +3.57% 19
Hampshire -30 48 £293 -30.14% 22
Surrey +20 46 £343 -5.51% 19
Buckinghamshire +5 38 £328 -17.08% 9
Oxfordshire +5 25 £390 +11.42% 7
Kent +2 18 £450 - 4
East Sussex -8 8 £250 -14.89% 3
West Sussex -14 6 £295 -5.60% 2
Middlesex -3 4 £363 -9.37% 1
Sussex - 1 £400 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 431 (87.42%) LAN
2 268 (54.36%) Cisco
3 184 (37.32%) Firewall
4 180 (36.51%) Windows
5 149 (30.22%) Cisco Certification
6 135 (27.38%) ITIL
7 108 (21.91%) VMware
8 102 (20.69%) CCNP
9 101 (20.49%) Microsoft
10 100 (20.28%) VPN
11 93 (18.86%) Active Directory
11 93 (18.86%) Security Cleared
12 92 (18.66%) TCP/IP
12 92 (18.66%) VoIP
12 92 (18.66%) Telecoms
13 80 (16.23%) MPLS
13 80 (16.23%) CCNA
14 76 (15.42%) Cisco ASA
15 70 (14.20%) SC Cleared
15 70 (14.20%) Internet
16 68 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
17 66 (13.39%) Juniper
18 64 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
19 63 (12.78%) DNS
20 61 (12.37%) MS Excel
20 61 (12.37%) Wireless
21 60 (12.17%) CheckPoint
21 60 (12.17%) F5
22 57 (11.56%) Windows 7
23 56 (11.36%) Citrix

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 52 (10.55%) MS Exchange
2 19 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.23%) Lync
4 8 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.42%) IIS
6 3 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.41%) Apache
8 1 (0.20%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.20%) Confluence
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.20%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 61 (12.37%) MS Excel
2 52 (10.55%) MS Office
3 8 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.41%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.42%) SaaS
1 7 (1.42%) Office 365
2 3 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.41%) IaaS
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 431 (87.42%) LAN
2 184 (37.32%) Firewall
3 100 (20.28%) VPN
4 92 (18.66%) TCP/IP
4 92 (18.66%) VoIP
5 80 (16.23%) MPLS
6 76 (15.42%) Cisco ASA
7 70 (14.20%) Internet
8 63 (12.78%) DNS
9 61 (12.37%) Wireless
10 52 (10.55%) SAN
11 51 (10.34%) OSPF
12 48 (9.74%) DHCP
13 46 (9.33%) Network Security
14 43 (8.72%) VLAN
15 42 (8.52%) WLAN
16 38 (7.71%) BGP
17 37 (7.51%) Wi-Fi
17 37 (7.51%) SSL
17 37 (7.51%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.42%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (1.22%) DB2
5 3 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.41%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.41%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.41%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.20%) Ant
2 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.20%) Subversion
2 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.20%) JIRA
2 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.20%) Hudson
General
1 92 (18.66%) Telecoms
2 53 (10.75%) Finance
3 21 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.23%) Retail
5 7 (1.42%) Banking
6 6 (1.22%) Marketing
6 6 (1.22%) Electronics
7 5 (1.01%) Legal
8 4 (0.81%) Military
8 4 (0.81%) Automotive
8 4 (0.81%) Advertising
8 4 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.61%) Back Office
9 3 (0.61%) Billing
10 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 114 (23.12%) Network Engineer
2 88 (17.85%) Analyst
3 52 (10.55%) Architect
4 43 (8.72%) Support Engineer
5 40 (8.11%) Project Manager
6 30 (6.09%) Network Analyst
7 26 (5.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (5.27%) Consultant
8 22 (4.46%) Senior Network Engineer
9 20 (4.06%) Network Architect
10 19 (3.85%) Support Analyst
11 17 (3.45%) Desktop Support
11 17 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
12 16 (3.25%) Service Analyst
12 16 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (3.25%) Network Consultant
13 15 (3.04%) Technical Architect
13 15 (3.04%) Service Desk Analyst
13 15 (3.04%) Network Support
14 13 (2.64%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.62%) HTML
2 3 (0.61%) APPC
2 3 (0.61%) LAMP
2 3 (0.61%) Web Services
3 2 (0.41%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.41%) CSS
4 1 (0.20%) Middleware
4 1 (0.20%) JSP
4 1 (0.20%) XML
4 1 (0.20%) ODBC
4 1 (0.20%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.25%) IVR
3 14 (2.84%) Replication
4 12 (2.43%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.03%) PKI
6 8 (1.62%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (1.22%) Clustering
8 5 (1.01%) DTV
8 5 (1.01%) PMI
8 5 (1.01%) NHS
8 5 (1.01%) SecurID
8 5 (1.01%) e-Health
8 5 (1.01%) Cryptography
9 4 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.81%) AVVID
9 4 (0.81%) AS400
10 3 (0.61%) iSeries
10 3 (0.61%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.61%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 180 (36.51%) Windows
2 64 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (11.56%) Windows 7
4 37 (7.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (6.90%) Linux
6 30 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (4.87%) UNIX
8 21 (4.26%) Windows XP
9 17 (3.45%) Solaris
10 12 (2.43%) AIX
11 11 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (2.23%) Windows 8
12 10 (2.03%) CentOS
13 5 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.61%) OS/400
14 3 (0.61%) i5/OS
14 3 (0.61%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.41%) Android
15 2 (0.41%) HPUX
15 2 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (27.38%) ITIL
2 38 (7.71%) Migration
3 36 (7.30%) Project Management
4 30 (6.09%) PRINCE2
5 25 (5.07%) Kalman Filter
6 24 (4.87%) Change Management
6 24 (4.87%) Network Design
7 23 (4.67%) Network Management
8 22 (4.46%) Incident Management
9 19 (3.85%) Service Management
10 17 (3.45%) Time Management
10 17 (3.45%) Load Balancing
11 14 (2.84%) Fault Management
11 14 (2.84%) Business Continuity
11 14 (2.84%) Asset Management
11 14 (2.84%) TOGAF
11 14 (2.84%) Service Delivery
12 12 (2.43%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (2.43%) Network Architecture
12 12 (2.43%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.51%) SQL
2 15 (3.04%) C
3 12 (2.43%) Python
4 10 (2.03%) Perl
5 9 (1.83%) Shell Script
5 9 (1.83%) C++
5 9 (1.83%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.22%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.22%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.01%) VBScript
8 3 (0.61%) RPG
8 3 (0.61%) Java
8 3 (0.61%) COBOL
9 2 (0.41%) ABAP
10 1 (0.20%) PHP
10 1 (0.20%) Ruby
10 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 149 (30.22%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (20.69%) CCNP
3 93 (18.86%) Security Cleared
4 80 (16.23%) CCNA
5 70 (14.20%) SC Cleared
6 32 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (5.27%) DV Cleared
8 25 (5.07%) CCIE
9 22 (4.46%) MCSE
10 16 (3.25%) CCDP
11 13 (2.64%) Degree
12 10 (2.03%) CCSE
12 10 (2.03%) PMI Certification
12 10 (2.03%) MCP
13 9 (1.83%) PMP
13 9 (1.83%) CCSA
14 8 (1.62%) JNCIS
14 8 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (1.22%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.52%) SLA
2 12 (2.43%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.62%) QA
3 8 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.61%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) GxP
System Software
1 93 (18.86%) Active Directory
2 68 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.06%) vSphere
4 19 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.45%) XenApp
6 15 (3.04%) Firmware
7 13 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.83%) Terminal Services
8 9 (1.83%) Sendmail
9 7 (1.42%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.22%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.01%) Snort
12 3 (0.61%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.61%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.61%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.41%) UAG
13 2 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.41%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.41%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (3.04%) SCCM
2 10 (2.03%) FortiGate
2 10 (2.03%) MIMEsweeper
3 9 (1.83%) MAILsweeper
4 8 (1.62%) SCOM
5 7 (1.42%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.42%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.81%) WSUS
8 4 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.81%) CiscoWorks
8 4 (0.81%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.61%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (0.61%) Foglight
9 3 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 268 (54.36%) Cisco
2 108 (21.91%) VMware
3 101 (20.49%) Microsoft
4 66 (13.39%) Juniper
5 60 (12.17%) CheckPoint
5 60 (12.17%) F5
6 56 (11.36%) Citrix
7 55 (11.16%) HP
8 40 (8.11%) Blue Coat
9 23 (4.67%) Avaya
10 21 (4.26%) NetApp
11 20 (4.06%) Remedy
12 19 (3.85%) McAfee
13 18 (3.65%) Websense
14 16 (3.25%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.64%) IBM
15 13 (2.64%) Nokia
15 13 (2.64%) 3PAR
16 11 (2.23%) Oracle
16 11 (2.23%) CA
Kent
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £420 - £455 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £13.50 - £13.80 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £310 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £280 - £330 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Banbury
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 14 days ago
Hook
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £135.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Hook
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £135.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago