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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 62 86 52
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -34
Contract jobs citing WAN 259 193 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.83% 2.15% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.08% 11.16% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 104 118
Average daily rate
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£388 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £162 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 25
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.75 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £77.00 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -2.77%
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
1717 1730 1536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.75% 19.31% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 752 647
Average daily rate £375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 93 162
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 £398 +9.65% 26
Hampshire +18 61 £375 +9.89% 14
Buckinghamshire +17 30 £310 +7.82% 11
Surrey +14 30 £388 +40.90% 34
Oxfordshire -12 29 £450 +22.44% 2
West Sussex -17 14 £375 +33.92% 7
Kent -6 11 £200 -42.85% 3
East Sussex -6 8 £350 +12.08% 3
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 474 (85.71%) LAN
2 295 (53.35%) Cisco
3 227 (41.05%) Firewall
4 215 (38.88%) Windows
5 161 (29.11%) Cisco Certification
6 148 (26.76%) VPN
7 138 (24.95%) Active Directory
8 128 (23.15%) VMware
9 110 (19.89%) DNS
9 110 (19.89%) ITIL
10 101 (18.26%) Juniper
11 100 (18.08%) CCNA
11 100 (18.08%) Security Cleared
12 93 (16.82%) CCNP
13 91 (16.46%) TCP/IP
14 89 (16.09%) MPLS
15 88 (15.91%) Data Centre
16 85 (15.37%) CheckPoint
17 83 (15.01%) Wireless
18 81 (14.65%) VMware Infrastructure
19 80 (14.47%) Microsoft
20 79 (14.29%) SC Cleared
21 78 (14.10%) Migration
22 76 (13.74%) Finance
23 74 (13.38%) Telecoms
24 71 (12.84%) Linux
25 70 (12.66%) SSL
26 69 (12.48%) Cisco ASA
27 64 (11.57%) SAN
28 62 (11.21%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 35 (6.33%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (3.25%) Lync
4 15 (2.71%) IIS
4 15 (2.71%) Apache
5 11 (1.99%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.81%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.08%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.08%) Confluence
11 5 (0.90%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.72%) CMS
13 2 (0.36%) MediaWiki
14 1 (0.18%) nginx
14 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.24%) MS Visio
3 28 (5.06%) MS Office
4 4 (0.72%) PaintShop Pro
4 4 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.18%) Primavera
2 1 (0.18%) assyst
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.18%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.62%) SaaS
3 18 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.17%) Office 365
5 8 (1.45%) PaaS
6 7 (1.27%) IaaS
7 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 474 (85.71%) LAN
2 227 (41.05%) Firewall
3 148 (26.76%) VPN
4 110 (19.89%) DNS
5 91 (16.46%) TCP/IP
6 89 (16.09%) MPLS
7 83 (15.01%) Wireless
8 70 (12.66%) SSL
9 69 (12.48%) Cisco ASA
10 64 (11.57%) SAN
11 62 (11.21%) Network Security
12 60 (10.85%) Internet
13 55 (9.95%) OSPF
14 54 (9.76%) VoIP
15 51 (9.22%) BGP
16 50 (9.04%) DHCP
17 49 (8.86%) Ethernet
18 47 (8.50%) IPsec
19 44 (7.96%) SMTP
20 42 (7.59%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.90%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.54%) MySQL
7 3 (0.54%) DB2
7 3 (0.54%) Xcelsius
7 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.36%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.36%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.18%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.18%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.08%) JIRA
2 6 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.72%) Gerrit
4 3 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.36%) Subversion
5 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.36%) Hudson
General
1 76 (13.74%) Finance
2 74 (13.38%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.63%) Banking
4 8 (1.45%) Back Office
5 7 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.27%) Marketing
6 6 (1.08%) Billing
7 5 (0.90%) Retail
8 3 (0.54%) Local Government
8 3 (0.54%) Advertising
8 3 (0.54%) Front Office
8 3 (0.54%) Automotive
8 3 (0.54%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.36%) German Language
9 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Legal
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 125 (22.60%) Network Engineer
2 84 (15.19%) Analyst
3 72 (13.02%) Architect
4 45 (8.14%) Project Manager
5 34 (6.15%) Network Analyst
6 32 (5.79%) Consultant
7 31 (5.61%) Infrastructure Architect
8 24 (4.34%) Infrastructure Manager
9 23 (4.16%) Support Analyst
9 23 (4.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (3.80%) Senior Network Engineer
11 20 (3.62%) Network Architect
12 19 (3.44%) Support Engineer
13 18 (3.25%) Security Analyst
14 17 (3.07%) Security Engineer
15 16 (2.89%) Network Support
15 16 (2.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 14 (2.53%) Desktop Support
16 14 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
17 13 (2.35%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.08%) Web Services
2 5 (0.90%) HTML
2 5 (0.90%) SAML
2 5 (0.90%) CSS
3 4 (0.72%) Middleware
3 4 (0.72%) .NET
4 3 (0.54%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.54%) XML
4 3 (0.54%) ODBC
4 3 (0.54%) Ajax
4 3 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.36%) boto
5 2 (0.36%) LAMP
5 2 (0.36%) SAP XI
5 2 (0.36%) JSF
6 1 (0.18%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 88 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.71%) Replication
5 13 (2.35%) PKI
6 12 (2.17%) e-Health
7 11 (1.99%) NHS
7 11 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.81%) SecurID
9 9 (1.63%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.27%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.27%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.08%) EqualLogic
11 6 (1.08%) Cryptography
12 5 (0.90%) CMDB
12 5 (0.90%) BYOD
13 4 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.72%) Wiki
13 4 (0.72%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 215 (38.88%) Windows
2 71 (12.84%) Linux
3 58 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (10.13%) UNIX
5 55 (9.95%) Windows 7
6 47 (8.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (4.34%) Windows XP
9 18 (3.25%) Solaris
10 7 (1.27%) AIX
11 5 (0.90%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.72%) CentOS
12 4 (0.72%) SUSE
13 3 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.54%) HPUX
14 2 (0.36%) VMS
14 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.18%) Debian
15 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (19.89%) ITIL
2 78 (14.10%) Migration
3 48 (8.68%) Project Management
4 40 (7.23%) Load Balancing
5 36 (6.51%) Incident Management
6 33 (5.97%) PRINCE2
7 31 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (4.52%) Network Design
8 25 (4.52%) Network Management
9 24 (4.34%) Network Monitoring
9 24 (4.34%) Service Management
10 22 (3.98%) Service Delivery
10 22 (3.98%) Kalman Filter
11 20 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (3.25%) Time Management
13 17 (3.07%) Capacity Planning
14 16 (2.89%) Information Security
15 15 (2.71%) Change Management
15 15 (2.71%) Business Continuity
15 15 (2.71%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.61%) Perl
1 31 (5.61%) SQL
2 26 (4.70%) Python
3 23 (4.16%) C
4 17 (3.07%) Shell Script
5 15 (2.71%) PowerShell
5 15 (2.71%) C++
6 14 (2.53%) Java
7 13 (2.35%) PHP
8 9 (1.63%) VBScript
9 7 (1.27%) VB
10 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.72%) Ruby
10 4 (0.72%) C#
11 3 (0.54%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.36%) Korn
12 2 (0.36%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 161 (29.11%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (18.08%) CCNA
2 100 (18.08%) Security Cleared
3 93 (16.82%) CCNP
4 79 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 39 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (4.88%) MCSE
7 22 (3.98%) CCIE
8 21 (3.80%) Degree
9 19 (3.44%) CCDP
10 16 (2.89%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (2.17%) CISSP
12 11 (1.99%) MCITP
13 10 (1.81%) MCSA
14 9 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (1.45%) CCIP
16 7 (1.27%) ISSAP
17 6 (1.08%) CCVP
17 6 (1.08%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.52%) SLA
2 13 (2.35%) QA
3 6 (1.08%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.36%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) TickIT
System Software
1 138 (24.95%) Active Directory
2 81 (14.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (7.05%) vSphere
4 29 (5.24%) XenApp
5 25 (4.52%) Hyper-V
6 14 (2.53%) XenDesktop
7 13 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (2.17%) Sendmail
9 7 (1.27%) Snort
10 6 (1.08%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.08%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.90%) Shibboleth
11 5 (0.90%) Firmware
11 5 (0.90%) Samba
11 5 (0.90%) HDFS
12 4 (0.72%) NFS
12 4 (0.72%) XenServer
13 3 (0.54%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.54%) iptables
14 2 (0.36%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 22 (3.98%) SCCM
2 13 (2.35%) CA Spectrum
3 12 (2.17%) MIMEsweeper
3 12 (2.17%) MAILsweeper
4 9 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (1.08%) Puppet
6 6 (1.08%) Nagios
7 5 (0.90%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.90%) Zenoss
8 4 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.72%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.72%) WSUS
8 4 (0.72%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.72%) SCOM
9 3 (0.54%) vMotion
10 2 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 295 (53.35%) Cisco
2 128 (23.15%) VMware
3 101 (18.26%) Juniper
4 85 (15.37%) CheckPoint
5 80 (14.47%) Microsoft
6 43 (7.78%) Blue Coat
7 42 (7.59%) Citrix
8 40 (7.23%) F5
9 39 (7.05%) HP
10 29 (5.24%) McAfee
11 25 (4.52%) NetApp
11 25 (4.52%) Oracle
12 16 (2.89%) EMC
12 16 (2.89%) Websense
12 16 (2.89%) SolarWinds
13 15 (2.71%) Dell
14 13 (2.35%) CA
15 10 (1.81%) Red Hat
16 9 (1.63%) BT
16 9 (1.63%) Splunk
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