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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 70 56 82
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +26
Contract jobs citing WAN 258 281 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.81% 3.01% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.49% 15.22% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 147 100
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 6
Median hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £23.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.51 £15.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +42.85%
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
1912 1846 1639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.83% 19.78% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 891 713
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 105 104
Median hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% +59.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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
Hampshire +15 67 £400 +14.61% 14
Berkshire -16 61 £339 -14.77% 11
Surrey +3 51 £300 -20.00% 10
Oxfordshire -5 23 £345 -21.14% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 18 £413 +27.90% 4
West Sussex -18 17 £438 - 6
East Sussex +6 12 £306 -12.50% 6
Kent -17 8 £315 +48.23% 4
Middlesex -4 1 £500 +185.71%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 446 (87.45%) LAN
2 271 (53.14%) Cisco
3 243 (47.65%) Firewall
4 193 (37.84%) Windows
5 183 (35.88%) Cisco Certification
6 125 (24.51%) Active Directory
7 120 (23.53%) Wireless
8 119 (23.33%) Security Cleared
9 114 (22.35%) Data Centre
9 114 (22.35%) MPLS
10 113 (22.16%) DNS
11 111 (21.76%) TCP/IP
12 110 (21.57%) ITIL
13 108 (21.18%) VPN
14 107 (20.98%) SC Cleared
15 105 (20.59%) Microsoft
16 98 (19.22%) CCNP
17 96 (18.82%) VMware
18 94 (18.43%) CCNA
18 94 (18.43%) DHCP
19 91 (17.84%) Network Security
19 91 (17.84%) Windows Server
20 89 (17.45%) CheckPoint
21 81 (15.88%) BGP
21 81 (15.88%) Juniper
22 80 (15.69%) HP
23 79 (15.49%) Finance
24 77 (15.10%) VoIP
24 77 (15.10%) Cisco ASA
25 76 (14.90%) IPsec

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 61 (11.96%) MS Exchange
2 23 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.35%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.16%) IIS
6 9 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.20%) JBoss
9 1 (0.20%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.20%) SAS
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 42 (8.24%) MS Office
2 21 (4.12%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.55%) PaintShop Pro
5 6 (1.18%) QuarkXPress
6 5 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.39%) Primavera
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.53%) Office 365
3 17 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.55%) Mimecast
5 11 (2.16%) PaaS
6 8 (1.57%) IaaS
7 6 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.78%) SaaS
10 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 446 (87.45%) LAN
2 243 (47.65%) Firewall
3 120 (23.53%) Wireless
4 114 (22.35%) MPLS
5 113 (22.16%) DNS
6 111 (21.76%) TCP/IP
7 108 (21.18%) VPN
8 94 (18.43%) DHCP
9 91 (17.84%) Network Security
10 81 (15.88%) BGP
11 77 (15.10%) Cisco ASA
11 77 (15.10%) VoIP
12 76 (14.90%) IPsec
13 57 (11.18%) OSPF
14 56 (10.98%) Internet
15 53 (10.39%) SSL
16 48 (9.41%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (8.82%) SAN
17 45 (8.82%) VLAN
18 39 (7.65%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.18%) FileMaker
2 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.78%) QlikView
4 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.39%) GIS
5 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.20%) Lumira
6 1 (0.20%) MySQL
6 1 (0.20%) OLTP
6 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.20%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 9 (1.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.59%) JIRA
3 2 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.20%) Subversion
4 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 79 (15.49%) Finance
2 67 (13.14%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.55%) Legal
4 10 (1.96%) Back Office
5 8 (1.57%) Retail
6 6 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.18%) Military
7 5 (0.98%) Billing
7 5 (0.98%) Electronics
7 5 (0.98%) Marketing
8 4 (0.78%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.59%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 171 (33.53%) Network Engineer
2 72 (14.12%) Analyst
3 46 (9.02%) Architect
3 46 (9.02%) Support Engineer
4 44 (8.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 35 (6.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 34 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 28 (5.49%) Security Engineer
9 27 (5.29%) Network Analyst
10 26 (5.10%) Service Analyst
11 24 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
12 22 (4.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 21 (4.12%) Network Security Engineer
14 20 (3.92%) Network Support
15 19 (3.73%) Consultant
15 19 (3.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 18 (3.53%) Firewall Engineer
16 18 (3.53%) Support Analyst
16 18 (3.53%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.92%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.96%) Middleware
3 9 (1.76%) .NET
4 8 (1.57%) Web Services
5 6 (1.18%) HTML
5 6 (1.18%) REST
5 6 (1.18%) SOAP
6 2 (0.39%) CSS
6 2 (0.39%) XML
7 1 (0.20%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.20%) MAPI
7 1 (0.20%) OAuth
7 1 (0.20%) ODBC
7 1 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.20%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.20%) Servlets
7 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 114 (22.35%) Data Centre
2 49 (9.61%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.73%) Blackberry
5 17 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.75%) Cryptography
6 14 (2.75%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.55%) Mathematics
8 12 (2.35%) AS400
8 12 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.76%) PKI
9 9 (1.76%) RSA SecurID
10 8 (1.57%) Replication
11 7 (1.37%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.37%) Clustering
12 6 (1.18%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.18%) iPad
12 6 (1.18%) iPhone
12 6 (1.18%) LPAR
12 6 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 193 (37.84%) Windows
2 91 (17.84%) Windows Server
3 65 (12.75%) Linux
4 47 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (9.02%) Windows 7
6 43 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (7.84%) Unix
8 36 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (4.90%) Windows XP
10 13 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.57%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.37%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.98%) Solaris
13 5 (0.98%) VMS
13 5 (0.98%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.78%) AIX
14 4 (0.78%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.59%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.39%) Android
16 2 (0.39%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (21.57%) ITIL
2 55 (10.78%) Migration
2 55 (10.78%) Network Design
3 48 (9.41%) Load Balancing
3 48 (9.41%) Project Management
4 44 (8.63%) Change Management
5 43 (8.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 31 (6.08%) Service Management
7 27 (5.29%) Problem Management
8 26 (5.10%) ITSM
9 23 (4.51%) Configuration Management
9 23 (4.51%) PRINCE2
10 20 (3.92%) Change Control
10 20 (3.92%) Network Management
11 18 (3.53%) High Availability
11 18 (3.53%) Information Security
12 17 (3.33%) Incident Management
13 15 (2.94%) Mentoring
13 15 (2.94%) Network Architecture
13 15 (2.94%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 52 (10.20%) SQL
2 26 (5.10%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.75%) C
4 10 (1.96%) Ruby
5 7 (1.37%) C++
6 6 (1.18%) C#
6 6 (1.18%) Java
6 6 (1.18%) Tcl
7 5 (0.98%) Perl
7 5 (0.98%) PHP
8 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.39%) VBScript
9 1 (0.20%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 183 (35.88%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 107 (20.98%) SC Cleared
4 98 (19.22%) CCNP
5 94 (18.43%) CCNA
6 35 (6.86%) Degree
7 28 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (4.31%) CCIE
8 22 (4.31%) MCP
9 21 (4.12%) MCSE
10 14 (2.75%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.76%) CCDP
12 9 (1.76%) JNCIP
13 8 (1.57%) CCENT
13 8 (1.57%) MCDST
14 7 (1.37%) CCDA
14 7 (1.37%) CCSE
14 7 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.18%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.25%) SLA
2 14 (2.75%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.78%) HIPAA
3 4 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.78%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.78%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 125 (24.51%) Active Directory
2 67 (13.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.71%) XenApp
4 18 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (3.14%) Hyper-V
5 16 (3.14%) vSphere
6 9 (1.76%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.78%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.39%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.39%) vCloud
9 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.20%) KVM
9 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (5.88%) SCCM
2 22 (4.31%) SCOM
3 15 (2.94%) Backup Exec
3 15 (2.94%) Puppet
4 14 (2.75%) Cisco Prime
5 11 (2.16%) SolarWinds Orion
6 9 (1.76%) HP SIM
6 9 (1.76%) SCVMM
6 9 (1.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 9 (1.76%) WhatsUp Gold
6 9 (1.76%) Windows Intune
7 8 (1.57%) WSUS
8 7 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (1.37%) vRealize
9 5 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.98%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.59%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 271 (53.14%) Cisco
2 105 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 96 (18.82%) VMware
4 89 (17.45%) CheckPoint
5 81 (15.88%) Juniper
6 80 (15.69%) HP
7 71 (13.92%) F5
8 56 (10.98%) Citrix
9 49 (9.61%) Palo Alto
10 33 (6.47%) Oracle
10 33 (6.47%) SolarWinds
11 28 (5.49%) Blue Coat
12 26 (5.10%) Avaya
12 26 (5.10%) IBM
13 23 (4.51%) Aruba
14 20 (3.92%) Symantec
15 14 (2.75%) Red Hat
15 14 (2.75%) Remedy
15 14 (2.75%) Riverbed
16 13 (2.55%) Brocade
Hampshire
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £375 to £475 per day 6 Moth Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Rate: £27 - £36 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
aap3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Portsmouth
People Source Consulting
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago