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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 281 190 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.98% 2.13% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.24% 11.76% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 96 85
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £319
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 6 22
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £16.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% +0.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £22.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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
1844 1615 1504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.53% 18.07% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 701 612
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 99 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +19 73 £398 +22.30% 15
Hampshire +24 55 £350 - 23
Oxfordshire +8 46 £438 +20.68% 3
Surrey +17 38 £375 +127.27% 39
Buckinghamshire +9 34 £323 -7.85% 16
Kent 0 12 £213 -39.28% 3
West Sussex -26 9 £438 +9.37% 5
East Sussex -13 7 £350 -9.67% 4
Middlesex +2 1 £175 -65.00%
Sussex -1 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £475 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 479 (86.46%) LAN
2 300 (54.15%) Cisco
3 227 (40.97%) Firewall
4 215 (38.81%) Windows
5 156 (28.16%) Cisco Certification
6 148 (26.71%) VPN
7 137 (24.73%) Active Directory
8 131 (23.65%) VMware
9 122 (22.02%) ITIL
10 110 (19.86%) DNS
11 104 (18.77%) Security Cleared
12 103 (18.59%) MPLS
13 98 (17.69%) CCNA
13 98 (17.69%) Juniper
14 90 (16.25%) CCNP
15 86 (15.52%) Microsoft
15 86 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
16 84 (15.16%) TCP/IP
16 84 (15.16%) SC Cleared
17 83 (14.98%) Data Centre
18 82 (14.80%) CheckPoint
19 79 (14.26%) Wireless
20 77 (13.90%) Telecoms
21 74 (13.36%) Cisco ASA
22 72 (13.00%) Migration
23 70 (12.64%) SSL
24 69 (12.45%) Linux
25 67 (12.09%) Internet
26 64 (11.55%) Network Security
27 61 (11.01%) Windows 7

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 34 (6.14%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (3.79%) Lync
4 15 (2.71%) Apache
5 14 (2.53%) IIS
6 10 (1.81%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.81%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.08%) Confluence
10 5 (0.90%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.90%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.72%) CMS
12 3 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.36%) MediaWiki
14 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.18%) nginx
14 1 (0.18%) GroupWise
Applications
1 31 (5.60%) MS Office
2 30 (5.42%) MS Excel
3 29 (5.23%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.72%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.18%) Primavera
2 1 (0.18%) assyst
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.89%) SaaS
2 16 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.99%) Office 365
4 8 (1.44%) PaaS
5 7 (1.26%) IaaS
6 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 479 (86.46%) LAN
2 227 (40.97%) Firewall
3 148 (26.71%) VPN
4 110 (19.86%) DNS
5 103 (18.59%) MPLS
6 84 (15.16%) TCP/IP
7 79 (14.26%) Wireless
8 74 (13.36%) Cisco ASA
9 70 (12.64%) SSL
10 67 (12.09%) Internet
11 64 (11.55%) Network Security
12 60 (10.83%) SAN
13 58 (10.47%) VoIP
14 56 (10.11%) OSPF
15 50 (9.03%) DHCP
16 47 (8.48%) Ethernet
17 46 (8.30%) IPsec
18 45 (8.12%) BGP
19 44 (7.94%) SMTP
20 43 (7.76%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.90%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.90%) DB2
4 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.54%) MySQL
6 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.36%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.36%) Xcelsius
7 2 (0.36%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
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%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.36%) Subversion
3 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.36%) Hudson
General
1 77 (13.90%) Telecoms
2 60 (10.83%) Finance
3 14 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.62%) Back Office
5 8 (1.44%) Retail
6 7 (1.26%) Banking
7 6 (1.08%) Marketing
7 6 (1.08%) Billing
8 5 (0.90%) Automotive
9 3 (0.54%) Local Government
9 3 (0.54%) Front Office
9 3 (0.54%) Advertising
9 3 (0.54%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) Military
10 2 (0.36%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (22.74%) Network Engineer
2 87 (15.70%) Analyst
3 76 (13.72%) Architect
4 43 (7.76%) Project Manager
5 37 (6.68%) Network Analyst
6 34 (6.14%) Consultant
7 27 (4.87%) Infrastructure Architect
8 26 (4.69%) Support Engineer
9 25 (4.51%) Senior Network Engineer
9 25 (4.51%) Network Architect
10 23 (4.15%) Infrastructure Manager
10 23 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (3.61%) Support Analyst
12 19 (3.43%) Network Support
13 18 (3.25%) Security Analyst
14 16 (2.89%) Security Engineer
15 15 (2.71%) Technical Consultant
15 15 (2.71%) Desktop Support
16 14 (2.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 14 (2.53%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.08%) Web Services
2 5 (0.90%) SAML
2 5 (0.90%) HTML
3 3 (0.54%) .NET
3 3 (0.54%) Middleware
3 3 (0.54%) Ajax
3 3 (0.54%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.54%) LAMP
4 2 (0.36%) JSF
4 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.36%) boto
4 2 (0.36%) APPC
4 2 (0.36%) XML
4 2 (0.36%) ODBC
4 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.18%) CSS
5 1 (0.18%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.98%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.71%) Replication
5 12 (2.17%) PKI
6 11 (1.99%) SecurID
6 11 (1.99%) NHS
7 10 (1.81%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.26%) e-Health
10 6 (1.08%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.08%) EqualLogic
10 6 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.90%) CMDB
12 4 (0.72%) Wiki
12 4 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.72%) CESG
13 3 (0.54%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 215 (38.81%) Windows
2 69 (12.45%) Linux
3 61 (11.01%) Windows 7
4 57 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (9.21%) UNIX
6 46 (8.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (4.51%) Windows XP
9 15 (2.71%) Solaris
10 9 (1.62%) AIX
10 9 (1.62%) CentOS
11 7 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.90%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.72%) SUSE
13 4 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.54%) HPUX
15 2 (0.36%) VMS
15 2 (0.36%) OS/400
15 2 (0.36%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (22.02%) ITIL
2 72 (13.00%) Migration
3 50 (9.03%) Project Management
4 35 (6.32%) Incident Management
5 34 (6.14%) Load Balancing
6 32 (5.78%) PRINCE2
6 32 (5.78%) Network Management
7 29 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (4.69%) Time Management
8 26 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
9 22 (3.97%) Network Monitoring
10 21 (3.79%) Service Management
11 20 (3.61%) Service Delivery
12 19 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (3.43%) Configuration Management
13 18 (3.25%) Change Management
13 18 (3.25%) Network Design
14 16 (2.89%) Business Continuity
15 15 (2.71%) Validation
16 14 (2.53%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.14%) SQL
2 31 (5.60%) Perl
3 26 (4.69%) Python
4 24 (4.33%) C
5 17 (3.07%) Shell Script
6 16 (2.89%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.53%) C++
7 14 (2.53%) Java
8 13 (2.35%) PHP
9 10 (1.81%) VBScript
10 7 (1.26%) VB
11 4 (0.72%) Ruby
11 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.54%) C#
13 2 (0.36%) COBOL
13 2 (0.36%) RPG
13 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.36%) Korn
13 2 (0.36%) ABAP
13 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 156 (28.16%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (18.77%) Security Cleared
3 98 (17.69%) CCNA
4 90 (16.25%) CCNP
5 84 (15.16%) SC Cleared
6 37 (6.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (4.15%) MCSE
8 22 (3.97%) Degree
9 20 (3.61%) CCIE
9 20 (3.61%) CCDP
10 16 (2.89%) DV Cleared
11 15 (2.71%) CISSP
12 11 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (1.99%) MCITP
13 9 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.62%) MCSA
14 7 (1.26%) CCIP
15 6 (1.08%) ISSAP
15 6 (1.08%) JNCIS
15 6 (1.08%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.05%) SLA
2 13 (2.35%) QA
3 10 (1.81%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.08%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) TickIT
7 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 137 (24.73%) Active Directory
2 86 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (6.68%) vSphere
4 27 (4.87%) Hyper-V
5 26 (4.69%) XenApp
6 14 (2.53%) Firmware
7 13 (2.35%) XenDesktop
7 13 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (2.17%) Sendmail
9 8 (1.44%) DFS Replication
9 8 (1.44%) Snort
10 6 (1.08%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.90%) Samba
11 5 (0.90%) Shibboleth
11 5 (0.90%) HDFS
12 4 (0.72%) XenServer
12 4 (0.72%) NFS
13 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.36%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 23 (4.15%) SCCM
2 12 (2.17%) MIMEsweeper
2 12 (2.17%) MAILsweeper
3 10 (1.81%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.26%) CA Spectrum
5 6 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.08%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.08%) SCOM
5 6 (1.08%) Nagios
6 5 (0.90%) Zenoss
6 5 (0.90%) Puppet
6 5 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (0.90%) TrustSec
7 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.72%) WSUS
7 4 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.72%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.54%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 300 (54.15%) Cisco
2 131 (23.65%) VMware
3 98 (17.69%) Juniper
4 86 (15.52%) Microsoft
5 82 (14.80%) CheckPoint
6 45 (8.12%) F5
7 43 (7.76%) Blue Coat
8 42 (7.58%) HP
9 41 (7.40%) Citrix
10 29 (5.23%) McAfee
11 26 (4.69%) NetApp
12 21 (3.79%) Oracle
13 16 (2.89%) EMC
14 15 (2.71%) SolarWinds
15 14 (2.53%) Dell
15 14 (2.53%) Websense
16 12 (2.17%) CA
17 11 (1.99%) Fortinet
18 10 (1.81%) Remedy
19 9 (1.62%) Sourcefire
Reading
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £140.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Brighton
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Please quote
Posted: 18 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Kent
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £1 per day + Neg
Posted: 21 days ago