The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 74 85 74
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 221 177 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.23% 2.08% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.77% 10.69% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 85 108
Average daily rate £350 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 23
Average hourly rate £28.44 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.18% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £11.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.40 £32.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -18.82%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1731 1655 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.50% 19.48% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 670 707
Average daily rate £338 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 156 176
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
WAN
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -6 57 £339 +50.55% 15
Hampshire -2 54 £388 +46.22% 14
Surrey -10 31 £276 -15.00% 9
Buckinghamshire -9 28 £325 +73.33% 6
West Sussex +16 17 £400 +110.52% 4
Kent - 11 £350 - 7
Oxfordshire +7 10 £335 -1.47% 1
East Sussex -12 6 £363 -
Middlesex 0 4 £500 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 342 (85.07%) LAN
2 190 (47.26%) Cisco
3 160 (39.80%) Windows
4 116 (28.86%) Firewall
5 110 (27.36%) Cisco Certification
6 108 (26.87%) VPN
7 106 (26.37%) Active Directory
8 102 (25.37%) Microsoft
9 87 (21.64%) VMware
10 80 (19.90%) ITIL
11 78 (19.40%) TCP/IP
12 70 (17.41%) Telecoms
13 68 (16.92%) CCNP
13 68 (16.92%) Security Cleared
14 65 (16.17%) Internet
15 63 (15.67%) MS Office
16 57 (14.18%) MPLS
17 54 (13.43%) SAN
17 54 (13.43%) CCNA
17 54 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
18 53 (13.18%) SC Cleared
18 53 (13.18%) DNS
19 52 (12.94%) MS Excel
19 52 (12.94%) CheckPoint
19 52 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
19 52 (12.94%) Windows 7
20 51 (12.69%) HP
21 49 (12.19%) MS Exchange
22 48 (11.94%) Citrix
23 44 (10.95%) Linux

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 49 (12.19%) MS Exchange
2 24 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.74%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.24%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.00%) Lync
7 4 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.75%) Apache
8 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.50%) IIS
9 2 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.50%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 63 (15.67%) MS Office
2 52 (12.94%) MS Excel
3 18 (4.48%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.24%) MS Project
6 3 (0.75%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (0.75%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.99%) Maximo
2 3 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) assyst
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.24%) Office 365
2 3 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 342 (85.07%) LAN
2 116 (28.86%) Firewall
3 108 (26.87%) VPN
4 78 (19.40%) TCP/IP
5 65 (16.17%) Internet
6 57 (14.18%) MPLS
7 54 (13.43%) SAN
8 53 (13.18%) DNS
9 42 (10.45%) BGP
10 40 (9.95%) OSPF
11 38 (9.45%) VoIP
12 30 (7.46%) Wireless
12 30 (7.46%) Cisco ASA
13 26 (6.47%) EIGRP
13 26 (6.47%) IPsec
14 25 (6.22%) DHCP
14 25 (6.22%) Ethernet
14 25 (6.22%) HTTP
15 23 (5.72%) SMTP
15 23 (5.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.99%) MySQL
3 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.00%) ClearCase
1 4 (1.00%) Maven
1 4 (1.00%) JIRA
1 4 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 70 (17.41%) Telecoms
2 40 (9.95%) Finance
3 7 (1.74%) French Language
3 7 (1.74%) German Language
3 7 (1.74%) Italian Language
3 7 (1.74%) Japanese Language
4 5 (1.24%) Marketing
4 5 (1.24%) Local Government
4 5 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.00%) Advertising
5 4 (1.00%) Legal
5 4 (1.00%) Banking
6 3 (0.75%) Spanish Language
6 3 (0.75%) Retail
6 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.50%) Electronics
7 2 (0.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 74 (18.41%) Network Engineer
2 51 (12.69%) Analyst
3 46 (11.44%) Architect
4 42 (10.45%) Consultant
5 37 (9.20%) Project Manager
6 25 (6.22%) Support Engineer
7 21 (5.22%) Service Analyst
8 17 (4.23%) Support Analyst
9 15 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (3.23%) Network Support
10 13 (3.23%) Network Architect
11 12 (2.99%) Technical Architect
11 12 (2.99%) Cisco Engineer
11 12 (2.99%) Service Manager
12 11 (2.74%) Network Support Engineer
12 11 (2.74%) Senior Network Engineer
12 11 (2.74%) Operations Analyst
12 11 (2.74%) Security Engineer
12 11 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (2.74%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.99%) .NET
2 6 (1.49%) Middleware
3 4 (1.00%) JSP
3 4 (1.00%) HTML
3 4 (1.00%) J2EE
3 4 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.75%) Web Services
5 2 (0.50%) SAML
5 2 (0.50%) XMPP
6 1 (0.25%) JSF
6 1 (0.25%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.25%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.25%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.48%) Management Information System
2 12 (2.99%) Clustering
3 10 (2.49%) Blackberry
4 8 (1.99%) Replication
4 8 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.74%) PMI
6 6 (1.49%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.00%) Kindle
7 4 (1.00%) IPTV
8 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.75%) Open Source
8 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.50%) iPad
9 2 (0.50%) DTV
9 2 (0.50%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.50%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.25%) iPhone
10 1 (0.25%) iSeries
10 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.25%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 160 (39.80%) Windows
2 54 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (12.94%) Windows 7
4 44 (10.95%) Linux
5 40 (9.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (6.97%) Windows XP
7 21 (5.22%) UNIX
8 15 (3.73%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.24%) Solaris
11 7 (1.74%) SUSE
12 5 (1.24%) AIX
13 3 (0.75%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.75%) HPUX
14 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.50%) Debian
14 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.50%) CentOS
14 2 (0.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (19.90%) ITIL
2 42 (10.45%) Project Management
3 33 (8.21%) Migration
3 33 (8.21%) PRINCE2
4 29 (7.21%) Network Design
5 27 (6.72%) Change Management
6 24 (5.97%) Service Management
7 20 (4.98%) Service Delivery
8 19 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (3.73%) Workflow
10 14 (3.48%) Configuration Management
10 14 (3.48%) Incident Management
10 14 (3.48%) Network Management
11 13 (3.23%) Problem Management
12 12 (2.99%) TOGAF
13 11 (2.74%) Change Control
13 11 (2.74%) Load Balancing
13 11 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (2.24%) Fault Management
15 8 (1.99%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 43 (10.70%) SQL
2 8 (1.99%) Perl
3 7 (1.74%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.24%) C
4 5 (1.24%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.00%) Python
6 3 (0.75%) Korn
6 3 (0.75%) Java
6 3 (0.75%) PHP
7 1 (0.25%) AWK
7 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.25%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.25%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 110 (27.36%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (16.92%) CCNP
2 68 (16.92%) Security Cleared
3 54 (13.43%) CCNA
4 53 (13.18%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.73%) CCIE
6 18 (4.48%) Degree
7 17 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (3.23%) CCDP
9 8 (1.99%) PMP
9 8 (1.99%) PMI Certification
9 8 (1.99%) CCSA
9 8 (1.99%) CCSE
10 7 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.74%) MCSE
10 7 (1.74%) MCSA
11 6 (1.49%) CCVP
11 6 (1.49%) BC Cleared
11 6 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.47%) SLA
2 6 (1.49%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.00%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.50%) QA
4 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 106 (26.37%) Active Directory
2 52 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.98%) vSphere
4 12 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.99%) XenApp
6 7 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.75%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.75%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.75%) KVM
8 2 (0.50%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.25%) Xen
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.25%) Squid
9 1 (0.25%) Samba
9 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 28 (6.97%) SCCM
2 13 (3.23%) WSUS
2 13 (3.23%) NetBackup
3 8 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (1.99%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.24%) SCOM
4 5 (1.24%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.24%) Puppet
5 4 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.00%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.50%) Hyperic
7 2 (0.50%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.25%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 190 (47.26%) Cisco
2 102 (25.37%) Microsoft
3 87 (21.64%) VMware
4 52 (12.94%) CheckPoint
5 51 (12.69%) HP
6 48 (11.94%) Citrix
7 37 (9.20%) Juniper
8 30 (7.46%) Oracle
9 28 (6.97%) Blue Coat
10 27 (6.72%) McAfee
11 18 (4.48%) Symantec
12 15 (3.73%) F5
13 13 (3.23%) SolarWinds
14 12 (2.99%) NetApp
15 11 (2.74%) BT
16 10 (2.49%) SAP
16 10 (2.49%) Avaya
16 10 (2.49%) Brocade
17 9 (2.24%) IBM
17 9 (2.24%) Red Hat
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Wokingham
Premier Group
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 21 days ago
Sunbury-On-Thames
Premier Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago