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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 69 95 82
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -13
Contract jobs citing WAN 236 163 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.40% 1.92% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.74% 11.37% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 87 68
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 37
Average hourly rate £20.75 £28.00 £16.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.89% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £175.00 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+16.25% +5.40%
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
1853 1433 1883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.88% 16.85% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 677 660
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 101 166
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% +19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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
Hampshire -16 54 £300 -17.24% 17
Berkshire +2 53 £356 +1.78% 15
Surrey +25 48 £325 -16.66% 17
Buckinghamshire +19 39 £310 -21.26% 8
Oxfordshire -17 15 £370 +47.80% 3
Kent +6 12 £388 +4.80% 6
East Sussex -1 10 £400 +39.13% 3
West Sussex -5 1 - - 6
Middlesex -8 1 £420 -23.63%
Sussex - 1 £400 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

1 379 (86.73%) LAN
2 209 (47.83%) Cisco
3 188 (43.02%) Windows
4 143 (32.72%) Firewall
5 128 (29.29%) Cisco Certification
6 110 (25.17%) Active Directory
7 102 (23.34%) VMware
8 101 (23.11%) ITIL
9 96 (21.97%) Microsoft
10 88 (20.14%) TCP/IP
10 88 (20.14%) CCNP
10 88 (20.14%) Security Cleared
11 85 (19.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 80 (18.31%) CCNA
13 77 (17.62%) VoIP
14 73 (16.70%) Telecoms
15 71 (16.25%) VPN
16 70 (16.02%) Citrix
17 67 (15.33%) MPLS
18 64 (14.65%) SAN
18 64 (14.65%) DNS
18 64 (14.65%) SC Cleared
19 63 (14.42%) Windows 7
19 63 (14.42%) MS Excel
20 61 (13.96%) MS Exchange
21 57 (13.04%) HP
22 56 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
23 55 (12.59%) Juniper
24 53 (12.13%) Finance
25 52 (11.90%) Internet

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 61 (13.96%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.37%) Lync
6 5 (1.14%) IIS
6 5 (1.14%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.23%) CMS
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.23%) Apache
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 63 (14.42%) MS Excel
2 49 (11.21%) MS Office
3 13 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.60%) MS Project
5 4 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) assyst
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.46%) SaaS
3 2 (0.46%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 379 (86.73%) LAN
2 143 (32.72%) Firewall
3 88 (20.14%) TCP/IP
4 77 (17.62%) VoIP
5 71 (16.25%) VPN
6 67 (15.33%) MPLS
7 64 (14.65%) SAN
7 64 (14.65%) DNS
8 52 (11.90%) Internet
8 52 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
9 47 (10.76%) DHCP
10 45 (10.30%) Wireless
11 40 (9.15%) OSPF
12 39 (8.92%) VLAN
13 37 (8.47%) Network Security
14 33 (7.55%) IP Telephony
15 32 (7.32%) BGP
16 29 (6.64%) WLAN
17 24 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
18 21 (4.81%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.23%) DB2
6 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.92%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.23%) Ant
2 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.23%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.23%) AppScan
General
1 73 (16.70%) Telecoms
2 53 (12.13%) Finance
3 13 (2.97%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.75%) Marketing
5 11 (2.52%) Electronics
6 8 (1.83%) Banking
7 7 (1.60%) Retail
7 7 (1.60%) Billing
8 5 (1.14%) Legal
8 5 (1.14%) Advertising
9 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.46%) Military
10 2 (0.46%) Automotive
10 2 (0.46%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 96 (21.97%) Network Engineer
2 82 (18.76%) Analyst
3 48 (10.98%) Architect
4 38 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 38 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 25 (5.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (5.49%) Service Analyst
6 24 (5.49%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (5.49%) Support Analyst
7 22 (5.03%) Consultant
8 19 (4.35%) Network Analyst
8 19 (4.35%) Network Architect
9 15 (3.43%) IT Support
10 14 (3.20%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (3.20%) Desktop Support
11 13 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (2.97%) Infrastructure Manager
12 12 (2.75%) Cisco Engineer
12 12 (2.75%) Network Support
12 12 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.06%) HTML
2 7 (1.60%) Web Services
3 2 (0.46%) XML
3 2 (0.46%) ODBC
3 2 (0.46%) Middleware
4 1 (0.23%) APPC
4 1 (0.23%) OLE
4 1 (0.23%) LAMP
4 1 (0.23%) XMPP
4 1 (0.23%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.23%) CGI
4 1 (0.23%) CSS
4 1 (0.23%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.43%) IVR
3 14 (3.20%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.06%) DTV
4 9 (2.06%) Replication
4 9 (2.06%) PKI
5 7 (1.60%) Clustering
5 7 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.14%) PMI
6 5 (1.14%) NHS
6 5 (1.14%) AVVID
6 5 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.14%) e-Health
6 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (0.92%) iPad
7 4 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.92%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.69%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.46%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 188 (43.02%) Windows
2 85 (19.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (14.42%) Windows 7
4 44 (10.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (5.95%) Linux
7 18 (4.12%) UNIX
8 16 (3.66%) Solaris
8 16 (3.66%) Windows XP
9 15 (3.43%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.06%) AIX
11 8 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.46%) CentOS
13 2 (0.46%) SUSE
13 2 (0.46%) HPUX
14 1 (0.23%) OS/400
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (23.11%) ITIL
2 36 (8.24%) Project Management
3 30 (6.86%) Service Management
4 29 (6.64%) Network Design
5 27 (6.18%) Migration
6 25 (5.72%) PRINCE2
7 24 (5.49%) Change Management
8 21 (4.81%) Incident Management
9 19 (4.35%) Load Balancing
9 19 (4.35%) Network Management
10 18 (4.12%) Network Architecture
10 18 (4.12%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.89%) Capacity Planning
11 17 (3.89%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (2.75%) Business Continuity
13 12 (2.75%) Fault Management
14 11 (2.52%) Asset Management
15 10 (2.29%) TOGAF
15 10 (2.29%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.72%) SQL
2 11 (2.52%) Python
3 9 (2.06%) C
4 8 (1.83%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.60%) C++
5 7 (1.60%) Perl
5 7 (1.60%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.37%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.14%) VBScript
8 1 (0.23%) RPG
8 1 (0.23%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 128 (29.29%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (20.14%) CCNP
2 88 (20.14%) Security Cleared
3 80 (18.31%) CCNA
4 64 (14.65%) SC Cleared
5 29 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (5.95%) DV Cleared
7 21 (4.81%) CCIE
8 19 (4.35%) MCSE
9 12 (2.75%) MCP
10 11 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (2.29%) PMI Certification
12 9 (2.06%) PMP
12 9 (2.06%) CCSE
12 9 (2.06%) Degree
13 8 (1.83%) CCSA
14 6 (1.37%) MCSA
15 5 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 4 (0.92%) CCDP
16 4 (0.92%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.41%) SLA
2 12 (2.75%) QA
3 7 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.14%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 110 (25.17%) Active Directory
2 56 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.49%) XenApp
4 21 (4.81%) vSphere
4 21 (4.81%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (3.66%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.97%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.06%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.37%) Snort
8 6 (1.37%) Sendmail
9 5 (1.14%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.14%) ProxySG
9 5 (1.14%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.69%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.69%) Firmware
11 2 (0.46%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.46%) UAG
12 1 (0.23%) Squid
12 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (1.83%) SCCM
1 8 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (1.60%) MIMEsweeper
3 6 (1.37%) MAILsweeper
3 6 (1.37%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.14%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.14%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.69%) WSUS
6 3 (0.69%) SCOM
6 3 (0.69%) Foglight
6 3 (0.69%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (0.69%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.46%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 209 (47.83%) Cisco
2 102 (23.34%) VMware
3 96 (21.97%) Microsoft
4 70 (16.02%) Citrix
5 57 (13.04%) HP
6 55 (12.59%) Juniper
7 50 (11.44%) CheckPoint
8 42 (9.61%) F5
9 28 (6.41%) NetApp
10 27 (6.18%) Blue Coat
11 24 (5.49%) Avaya
12 18 (4.12%) 3PAR
13 16 (3.66%) Remedy
13 16 (3.66%) McAfee
13 16 (3.66%) Websense
14 14 (3.20%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.97%) Nokia
16 11 (2.52%) BT
17 10 (2.29%) SAP
17 10 (2.29%) EMC
Bracknell, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Forest Row, East Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: £50,000 to £60,000 basic package + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £270 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Volt
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 14 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Rate: £150 per day + shift allowance depending on experience/knowledge
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 22 days ago