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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 102 72 82
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 187 266 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.16% 2.74% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.99% 14.85% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 164 124
Median daily rate £400 £363 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +4.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 19
Median hourly rate £46.25 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+198.38% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.21 £14.45 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £47.83 £74.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
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
1560 1791 1827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.00% 18.43% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 966 864
Median daily rate £375 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 128 98
Median hourly rate £41.00 £27.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.85% +33.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -1 53 £400 +3.22% 11
Berkshire -7 51 £388 +38.39% 19
Surrey +15 39 £409 +25.84% 9
Buckinghamshire -11 19 £363 -14.70% 4
Middlesex +7 11 £438 - 1
West Sussex -16 7 £425 +15.25% 2
Kent 0 4 £210 -42.06% 3
Oxfordshire -40 2 £363 +3.57% 8
East Sussex +4 1 £225 -32.07% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 391 (89.27%) LAN
2 240 (54.79%) Cisco
3 215 (49.09%) Firewall
4 172 (39.27%) Cisco Certification
5 153 (34.93%) Windows
6 121 (27.63%) Data Centre
7 113 (25.80%) Network Security
8 111 (25.34%) Active Directory
9 110 (25.11%) CCNP
10 102 (23.29%) VPN
11 100 (22.83%) DNS
12 99 (22.60%) Wireless
13 94 (21.46%) MPLS
14 93 (21.23%) Microsoft
15 92 (21.00%) CCNA
16 87 (19.86%) VoIP
16 87 (19.86%) CheckPoint
16 87 (19.86%) VMware
17 84 (19.18%) TCP/IP
17 84 (19.18%) Security Cleared
18 79 (18.04%) ITIL
19 78 (17.81%) SC Cleared
20 77 (17.58%) Windows Server
21 73 (16.67%) DHCP
22 67 (15.30%) Juniper
23 66 (15.07%) Finance
23 66 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
24 64 (14.61%) HP
25 61 (13.93%) Palo Alto
26 55 (12.56%) Cisco ASA

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 43 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.34%) Skype for Business
3 18 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.83%) IIS
7 5 (1.14%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.91%) Apache
9 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.46%) CMS
10 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.46%) WordPress
11 1 (0.23%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.23%) JBoss
11 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 40 (9.13%) MS Office
2 22 (5.02%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.46%) InDesign
4 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.46%) QuarkXPress
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.46%) Primavera
2 2 (0.46%) Sage X3
2 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.88%) Office 365
2 15 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.51%) PaaS
5 8 (1.83%) IaaS
5 8 (1.83%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (0.91%) SaaS
8 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 391 (89.27%) LAN
2 215 (49.09%) Firewall
3 113 (25.80%) Network Security
4 102 (23.29%) VPN
5 100 (22.83%) DNS
6 99 (22.60%) Wireless
7 94 (21.46%) MPLS
8 87 (19.86%) VoIP
9 84 (19.18%) TCP/IP
10 73 (16.67%) DHCP
11 55 (12.56%) Cisco ASA
12 53 (12.10%) BGP
13 52 (11.87%) IPsec
14 50 (11.42%) Internet
15 45 (10.27%) OSPF
16 42 (9.59%) SSL
17 41 (9.36%) SAN
18 39 (8.90%) Cisco Nexus
19 35 (7.99%) VLAN
20 32 (7.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.91%) QlikView
5 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.46%) FileMaker
7 2 (0.46%) GIS
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.23%) Lumira
8 1 (0.23%) MySQL
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.23%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.23%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
1 3 (0.68%) JIRA
1 3 (0.68%) Subversion
2 2 (0.46%) Ant
2 2 (0.46%) Maven
3 1 (0.23%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 66 (15.07%) Finance
2 54 (12.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.28%) Legal
4 9 (2.05%) Back Office
5 7 (1.60%) Electronics
6 6 (1.37%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.14%) Retail
8 4 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.91%) Marketing
9 3 (0.68%) Billing
10 2 (0.46%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Military
11 1 (0.23%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 148 (33.79%) Network Engineer
2 62 (14.16%) Architect
3 61 (13.93%) Analyst
4 38 (8.68%) Security Engineer
5 34 (7.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 32 (7.31%) Project Manager
7 30 (6.85%) Support Engineer
8 29 (6.62%) Network Security Engineer
8 29 (6.62%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 27 (6.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 27 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 27 (6.16%) Network Architect
10 25 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
11 23 (5.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 21 (4.79%) Service Analyst
13 20 (4.57%) Consultant
14 19 (4.34%) Network Analyst
14 19 (4.34%) Service Desk Analyst
15 17 (3.88%) Network Support
16 16 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.05%) .NET
2 8 (1.83%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.83%) Middleware
2 8 (1.83%) Web Services
3 5 (1.14%) HTML
4 3 (0.68%) ODBC
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.46%) boto
5 2 (0.46%) CSS
5 2 (0.46%) J2EE
5 2 (0.46%) XML
6 1 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.23%) MAPI
6 1 (0.23%) OAuth
6 1 (0.23%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.23%) Servlets
6 1 (0.23%) SOAP
6 1 (0.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 121 (27.63%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.34%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.97%) Blackberry
4 13 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.74%) Clustering
5 12 (2.74%) Mathematics
5 12 (2.74%) PKI
6 11 (2.51%) RSA SecurID
7 9 (2.05%) AS400
7 9 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.37%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.37%) LPAR
9 5 (1.14%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.14%) Replication
9 5 (1.14%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.91%) BYOD
10 4 (0.91%) iSeries
10 4 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 153 (34.93%) Windows
2 77 (17.58%) Windows Server
3 55 (12.56%) Linux
4 39 (8.90%) Windows 7
5 36 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (6.39%) Unix
9 20 (4.57%) Windows XP
10 10 (2.28%) Android
11 8 (1.83%) Solaris
11 8 (1.83%) Windows 10
12 5 (1.14%) AIX
12 5 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.14%) VMS
13 4 (0.91%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.91%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (18.04%) ITIL
2 52 (11.87%) Network Design
3 38 (8.68%) Project Management
4 37 (8.45%) Migration
5 34 (7.76%) Load Balancing
6 30 (6.85%) Service Management
7 23 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (4.79%) PRINCE2
9 19 (4.34%) Change Management
9 19 (4.34%) Configuration Management
9 19 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (3.42%) High Availability
10 15 (3.42%) Network Architecture
11 14 (3.20%) ITSM
11 14 (3.20%) Network Management
11 14 (3.20%) Problem Management
12 13 (2.97%) Change Control
12 13 (2.97%) Information Security
13 12 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (2.74%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.62%) SQL
2 22 (5.02%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.74%) C
4 9 (2.05%) C++
5 8 (1.83%) VB
6 7 (1.60%) Perl
6 7 (1.60%) PHP
7 6 (1.37%) C#
7 6 (1.37%) Java
8 4 (0.91%) Python
8 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.68%) Ruby
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.23%) Lisp
10 1 (0.23%) Tcl
10 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 172 (39.27%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (25.11%) CCNP
3 92 (21.00%) CCNA
4 84 (19.18%) Security Cleared
5 78 (17.81%) SC Cleared
6 27 (6.16%) CCIE
7 26 (5.94%) Degree
8 23 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (4.57%) MCP
10 18 (4.11%) MCSE
11 12 (2.74%) CCDP
12 10 (2.28%) MCDST
13 9 (2.05%) CCVP
13 9 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.83%) CCDA
14 8 (1.83%) PMI Certification
14 8 (1.83%) PMP
15 7 (1.60%) CCSA
15 7 (1.60%) CCSE
16 5 (1.14%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.90%) SLA
2 10 (2.28%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.14%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.68%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.68%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 111 (25.34%) Active Directory
2 66 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.94%) XenApp
4 14 (3.20%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.60%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.60%) vSphere
6 6 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.37%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (0.91%) Firmware
7 4 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.46%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.23%) KVM
9 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.23%) vCloud
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (5.48%) SCCM
2 18 (4.11%) FortiGate
3 17 (3.88%) SCOM
4 14 (3.20%) Backup Exec
5 13 (2.97%) WSUS
6 12 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (2.51%) AirWatch
7 11 (2.51%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.83%) Puppet
10 7 (1.60%) HP SIM
10 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (1.60%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.60%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (1.37%) WhatsUp Gold
12 5 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (1.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 240 (54.79%) Cisco
2 93 (21.23%) Microsoft
3 87 (19.86%) CheckPoint
3 87 (19.86%) VMware
4 67 (15.30%) Juniper
5 64 (14.61%) HP
6 61 (13.93%) Palo Alto
7 51 (11.64%) Citrix
8 50 (11.42%) F5
9 24 (5.48%) Oracle
10 21 (4.79%) Symantec
11 20 (4.57%) IBM
12 18 (4.11%) Intel Security
13 16 (3.65%) Blue Coat
14 15 (3.42%) SolarWinds
15 14 (3.20%) Riverbed
16 12 (2.74%) Aruba
16 12 (2.74%) Barracuda Networks
17 11 (2.51%) Avaya
17 11 (2.51%) Tufin
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