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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 66 97 61
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -36
Contract jobs citing WAN 262 174 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.75% 1.89% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.99% 10.03% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 101 111
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £203 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 27
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £64.50 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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
1748 1734 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 18.85% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 773 689
Average daily rate £360 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £470 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 95 127
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 £365 -2.66% 21
Hampshire +20 64 £388 +11.91% 8
Buckinghamshire +24 37 £410 +42.60% 9
Surrey +10 26 £325 +1.56% 15
Oxfordshire -19 24 £375 +15.38% 6
West Sussex -6 17 £375 +36.36% 4
Kent -5 10 £400 +14.28% 1
East Sussex -7 5 £331 +6.00% 1
Middlesex +2 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 470 (83.93%) LAN
2 298 (53.21%) Cisco
3 226 (40.36%) Firewall
4 209 (37.32%) Windows
5 179 (31.96%) Cisco Certification
6 144 (25.71%) Active Directory
7 139 (24.82%) VPN
8 125 (22.32%) VMware
9 118 (21.07%) CCNA
10 116 (20.71%) ITIL
11 113 (20.18%) DNS
11 113 (20.18%) Security Cleared
12 112 (20.00%) Juniper
13 105 (18.75%) CCNP
14 96 (17.14%) MPLS
14 96 (17.14%) Data Centre
15 93 (16.61%) CheckPoint
16 92 (16.43%) TCP/IP
17 86 (15.36%) Wireless
18 85 (15.18%) SC Cleared
19 80 (14.29%) Linux
20 76 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
21 75 (13.39%) Telecoms
22 74 (13.21%) Migration
23 72 (12.86%) SSL
24 71 (12.68%) Microsoft
25 68 (12.14%) Finance
26 66 (11.79%) SAN
26 66 (11.79%) Network Security
27 65 (11.61%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (6.43%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (4.11%) Lync
4 14 (2.50%) Apache
5 13 (2.32%) IIS
6 12 (2.14%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.79%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.25%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.89%) CMS
10 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.89%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.89%) Confluence
11 4 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.18%) nginx
12 1 (0.18%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (5.18%) MS Visio
2 28 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 25 (4.46%) MS Office
4 5 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.71%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) assyst
1 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.36%) SAP CCM
2 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.86%) SaaS
4 10 (1.79%) Office 365
5 8 (1.43%) PaaS
6 6 (1.07%) IaaS
7 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.18%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 470 (83.93%) LAN
2 226 (40.36%) Firewall
3 139 (24.82%) VPN
4 113 (20.18%) DNS
5 96 (17.14%) MPLS
6 92 (16.43%) TCP/IP
7 86 (15.36%) Wireless
8 72 (12.86%) SSL
9 66 (11.79%) SAN
9 66 (11.79%) Network Security
10 65 (11.61%) Cisco ASA
11 63 (11.25%) OSPF
12 62 (11.07%) BGP
13 61 (10.89%) Internet
14 54 (9.64%) VoIP
14 54 (9.64%) DHCP
15 53 (9.46%) Ethernet
16 52 (9.29%) IPsec
17 46 (8.21%) SMTP
18 40 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.89%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.71%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (0.71%) Xcelsius
6 4 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.71%) Lumira
7 3 (0.54%) MySQL
7 3 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.18%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.89%) JIRA
2 5 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.71%) Gerrit
4 3 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.18%) Subversion
5 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.18%) Hudson
General
1 75 (13.39%) Telecoms
2 68 (12.14%) Finance
3 9 (1.61%) Banking
4 8 (1.43%) Back Office
5 7 (1.25%) Marketing
6 6 (1.07%) Automotive
6 6 (1.07%) Billing
7 5 (0.89%) Local Government
7 5 (0.89%) Retail
8 4 (0.71%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.54%) Advertising
9 3 (0.54%) Publishing
9 3 (0.54%) Front Office
10 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.36%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 135 (24.11%) Network Engineer
2 80 (14.29%) Architect
3 77 (13.75%) Analyst
4 53 (9.46%) Project Manager
5 31 (5.54%) Infrastructure Architect
6 30 (5.36%) Consultant
6 30 (5.36%) Network Analyst
7 27 (4.82%) Network Architect
8 26 (4.64%) Infrastructure Manager
9 24 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
9 24 (4.29%) Support Engineer
10 21 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (3.75%) Support Analyst
11 17 (3.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 17 (3.04%) Network Support
12 16 (2.86%) Security Analyst
13 15 (2.68%) Cisco Engineer
14 14 (2.50%) Security Engineer
14 14 (2.50%) Desktop Support
15 13 (2.32%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.86%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.43%) CSS
3 6 (1.07%) Web Services
4 5 (0.89%) HTML
4 5 (0.89%) .NET
4 5 (0.89%) SAML
4 5 (0.89%) Middleware
5 4 (0.71%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.71%) XML
5 4 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.54%) SAP XI
6 3 (0.54%) Ajax
6 3 (0.54%) Application Packaging
6 3 (0.54%) ODBC
7 2 (0.36%) JSF
7 2 (0.36%) boto
8 1 (0.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 96 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.32%) Replication
4 13 (2.32%) PKI
5 12 (2.14%) e-Health
6 10 (1.79%) SecurID
6 10 (1.79%) NHS
6 10 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.43%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (1.43%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.25%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.07%) EqualLogic
9 6 (1.07%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.89%) Cryptography
10 5 (0.89%) Clustering
10 5 (0.89%) CMDB
10 5 (0.89%) BYOD
11 4 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 209 (37.32%) Windows
2 80 (14.29%) Linux
3 55 (9.82%) UNIX
4 54 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (9.64%) Windows 7
5 49 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (6.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (4.64%) Windows XP
8 14 (2.50%) Solaris
9 7 (1.25%) CentOS
10 5 (0.89%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.71%) SUSE
11 4 (0.71%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.54%) HPUX
13 2 (0.36%) AIX
13 2 (0.36%) VMS
13 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (20.71%) ITIL
2 74 (13.21%) Migration
3 53 (9.46%) Project Management
4 47 (8.39%) Load Balancing
5 36 (6.43%) Incident Management
6 35 (6.25%) Network Design
7 33 (5.89%) PRINCE2
8 31 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (4.64%) Service Management
9 26 (4.64%) Network Monitoring
10 24 (4.29%) Service Delivery
11 22 (3.93%) Kalman Filter
11 22 (3.93%) Network Management
12 20 (3.57%) Change Management
13 19 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
14 17 (3.04%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (2.86%) Configuration Management
16 15 (2.68%) Information Security
16 15 (2.68%) Time Management
16 15 (2.68%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (5.00%) Perl
1 28 (5.00%) SQL
2 24 (4.29%) Python
3 20 (3.57%) C
4 15 (2.68%) Shell Script
4 15 (2.68%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.32%) C++
6 12 (2.14%) PHP
7 11 (1.96%) Java
8 9 (1.61%) VBScript
9 7 (1.25%) VB
10 5 (0.89%) C#
11 3 (0.54%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.54%) Ruby
12 2 (0.36%) Korn
12 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 179 (31.96%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (21.07%) CCNA
3 113 (20.18%) Security Cleared
4 105 (18.75%) CCNP
5 85 (15.18%) SC Cleared
6 32 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (4.82%) Degree
8 24 (4.29%) CCIE
9 23 (4.11%) DV Cleared
10 21 (3.75%) MCSE
10 21 (3.75%) CCDP
11 17 (3.04%) CISSP
12 14 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (2.32%) CCSE
14 12 (2.14%) MCITP
15 11 (1.96%) MCSA
15 11 (1.96%) CCSP
16 9 (1.61%) CCIP
16 9 (1.61%) CCSA
17 7 (1.25%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.75%) SLA
2 12 (2.14%) QA
3 9 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.89%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.71%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.36%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.18%) TickIT
System Software
1 144 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 76 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.25%) vSphere
4 32 (5.71%) XenApp
5 20 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 17 (3.04%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.61%) Sendmail
9 8 (1.43%) Snort
10 7 (1.25%) VMware ESX
11 6 (1.07%) ProxySG
11 6 (1.07%) DFS Replication
11 6 (1.07%) iptables
12 5 (0.89%) HDFS
12 5 (0.89%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.71%) NFS
13 4 (0.71%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.71%) Samba
14 3 (0.54%) XenServer
15 2 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (3.93%) SCCM
2 14 (2.50%) CA Spectrum
3 9 (1.61%) Puppet
3 9 (1.61%) MIMEsweeper
3 9 (1.61%) MAILsweeper
4 8 (1.43%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (1.25%) Nagios
6 6 (1.07%) Cacti
6 6 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (0.89%) Zenoss
7 5 (0.89%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.89%) SCOM
8 4 (0.71%) Foglight
8 4 (0.71%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.54%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (0.54%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.54%) OpenView
9 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 298 (53.21%) Cisco
2 125 (22.32%) VMware
3 112 (20.00%) Juniper
4 93 (16.61%) CheckPoint
5 71 (12.68%) Microsoft
6 50 (8.93%) F5
7 47 (8.39%) Citrix
8 44 (7.86%) Blue Coat
9 41 (7.32%) HP
10 29 (5.18%) McAfee
11 24 (4.29%) Oracle
12 21 (3.75%) SolarWinds
13 19 (3.39%) NetApp
14 14 (2.50%) CA
15 13 (2.32%) Red Hat
15 13 (2.32%) Websense
16 12 (2.14%) Dell
16 12 (2.14%) EMC
16 12 (2.14%) Fortinet
17 11 (1.96%) Sourcefire
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Incite Insight
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 14 days ago