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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / South East
Rank 50 63 65
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 266 259 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.56% 2.98% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.50% 14.64% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 158 148
Median daily rate £411 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £47.50 £16.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.26% +188.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £29.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £55.00 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -9.09%

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
1520 1769 2001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.34% 20.38% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 980 959
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 91 115
Median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.41% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £52.63 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +7 93 £425 +9.67% 9
Buckinghamshire +38 68 £500 +17.64% 8
Berkshire -7 39 £320 -8.57% 9
Surrey 0 24 £210 -45.45% 9
Oxfordshire +5 20 £475 +72.72% 2
Middlesex +7 6 £420 +50.00% 1
Kent +4 6 £450 +57.89% 4
West Sussex -12 5 £400 +32.23% 2
East Sussex +2 2 £375 - 4
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 344 (79.45%) LAN
2 252 (58.20%) Cisco
3 166 (38.34%) Firewall
4 163 (37.64%) Cisco Certification
5 145 (33.49%) Security Cleared
6 125 (28.87%) Windows
7 120 (27.71%) SC Cleared
8 116 (26.79%) CCNP
9 110 (25.40%) Data Centre
10 92 (21.25%) Microsoft
11 84 (19.40%) CCNA
12 82 (18.94%) ITIL
13 79 (18.24%) F5
14 75 (17.32%) Active Directory
14 75 (17.32%) MPLS
15 74 (17.09%) CheckPoint
16 69 (15.94%) Telecoms
17 66 (15.24%) Juniper
18 65 (15.01%) VMware
19 60 (13.86%) VPN
20 59 (13.63%) VoIP
21 58 (13.39%) Linux
21 58 (13.39%) Wireless
22 56 (12.93%) Windows Server
23 55 (12.70%) DNS
24 53 (12.24%) DHCP
25 52 (12.01%) Network Design
26 50 (11.55%) MS Office
27 48 (11.09%) HP
28 47 (10.85%) TCP/IP

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 16 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.23%) Apache
3 9 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.85%) Apache Pig
4 8 (1.85%) Apache Solr
4 8 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (1.85%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.39%) IIS
6 6 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.15%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 50 (11.55%) MS Office
2 32 (7.39%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 47 (10.85%) Office 365
2 27 (6.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.00%) IaaS
5 9 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.92%) SaaS
7 3 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.69%) PaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 344 (79.45%) LAN
2 166 (38.34%) Firewall
3 75 (17.32%) MPLS
4 60 (13.86%) VPN
5 59 (13.63%) VoIP
6 58 (13.39%) Wireless
7 55 (12.70%) DNS
8 53 (12.24%) DHCP
9 47 (10.85%) Cisco ASA
9 47 (10.85%) TCP/IP
10 43 (9.93%) BGP
11 42 (9.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 40 (9.24%) OSPF
13 38 (8.78%) Ethernet
13 38 (8.78%) Network Security
14 33 (7.62%) VLAN
15 27 (6.24%) SAN
16 26 (6.00%) Internet
17 24 (5.54%) WLAN
18 23 (5.31%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.46%) MySQL
3 11 (2.54%) Big Data
4 9 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (2.08%) HBase
4 9 (2.08%) NoSQL
4 9 (2.08%) Oracle Exadata
5 8 (1.85%) Apache Hive
5 8 (1.85%) Apache Zeppelin
5 8 (1.85%) Hadoop
5 8 (1.85%) Sqoop
6 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.23%) DB2
8 1 (0.23%) Redis
8 1 (0.23%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 69 (15.94%) Telecoms
2 25 (5.77%) Finance
3 10 (2.31%) Back Office
4 6 (1.39%) Banking
4 6 (1.39%) Retail
5 5 (1.15%) Advertising
5 5 (1.15%) Legal
5 5 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.92%) Publishing
7 3 (0.69%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.46%) French Language
8 2 (0.46%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (24.25%) Network Engineer
2 82 (18.94%) Architect
3 45 (10.39%) Analyst
4 39 (9.01%) Project Manager
5 31 (7.16%) Network Architect
6 30 (6.93%) Cisco Engineer
7 27 (6.24%) Network Analyst
8 25 (5.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 22 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (4.62%) Administrator
10 20 (4.62%) Support Engineer
11 19 (4.39%) Consultant
12 18 (4.16%) Security Engineer
12 18 (4.16%) Technical Architect
13 17 (3.93%) Network Security Engineer
13 17 (3.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 16 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
15 13 (3.00%) Infrastructure Manager
15 13 (3.00%) WAN Engineer
16 12 (2.77%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.85%) Apache Tez
1 8 (1.85%) Kafka
1 8 (1.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 6 (1.39%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.39%) J2EE
2 6 (1.39%) Web Services
3 3 (0.69%) .NET
3 3 (0.69%) Middleware
4 2 (0.46%) CSS
4 2 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.46%) HTML
4 2 (0.46%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.23%) ADO
5 1 (0.23%) Leaflet
5 1 (0.23%) RESTful
5 1 (0.23%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 110 (25.40%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.31%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.08%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 9 (2.08%) Grid Computing
6 8 (1.85%) Clustering
7 7 (1.62%) IVR
7 7 (1.62%) PKI
7 7 (1.62%) PMI
8 6 (1.39%) e-Health
8 6 (1.39%) FlexPod
8 6 (1.39%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.39%) Replication
8 6 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.92%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.92%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.69%) CMDB
10 3 (0.69%) Cyber Attack
10 3 (0.69%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 125 (28.87%) Windows
2 58 (13.39%) Linux
3 56 (12.93%) Windows Server
4 40 (9.24%) Unix
5 31 (7.16%) Windows 7
6 26 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (4.39%) Windows 10
8 19 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (3.70%) Windows XP
10 11 (2.54%) Android
11 6 (1.39%) Solaris
12 4 (0.92%) HPUX
12 4 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.69%) AIX
13 3 (0.69%) CentOS
13 3 (0.69%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.69%) zOS
14 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (18.94%) ITIL
2 52 (12.01%) Network Design
3 37 (8.55%) Load Balancing
3 37 (8.55%) Migration
3 37 (8.55%) Project Management
4 32 (7.39%) PRINCE2
4 32 (7.39%) Service Management
5 31 (7.16%) Network Management
6 30 (6.93%) Incident Management
7 29 (6.70%) Change Management
8 24 (5.54%) Problem Management
9 20 (4.62%) High Availability
10 19 (4.39%) ITSM
11 14 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (3.23%) Service Delivery
12 13 (3.00%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.00%) Time Management
13 12 (2.77%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (2.77%) Information Security
13 12 (2.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.46%) PowerShell
1 15 (3.46%) SQL
2 13 (3.00%) C
2 13 (3.00%) Java
3 11 (2.54%) C++
4 8 (1.85%) Perl
5 5 (1.15%) VB
6 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.69%) C#
8 2 (0.46%) PHP
8 2 (0.46%) Python
8 2 (0.46%) VBScript
9 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 163 (37.64%) Cisco Certification
2 145 (33.49%) Security Cleared
3 120 (27.71%) SC Cleared
4 116 (26.79%) CCNP
5 84 (19.40%) CCNA
6 42 (9.70%) CCIE
7 31 (7.16%) CCDP
8 30 (6.93%) Degree
9 28 (6.47%) JNCIA
10 24 (5.54%) CCSA
11 23 (5.31%) CCSE
12 20 (4.62%) JNCIE
13 19 (4.39%) CCIP
14 17 (3.93%) DV Cleared
14 17 (3.93%) HP ASE
15 16 (3.70%) HP MASE
16 12 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (2.54%) JNCIS
18 10 (2.31%) CISSP
18 10 (2.31%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.08%) SLA
2 14 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.85%) HIPAA
5 5 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.69%) QA
7 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
System Software
1 75 (17.32%) Active Directory
2 47 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (1.85%) Apache Flume
5 8 (1.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (1.85%) HDFS
6 7 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.39%) ProxySG
7 6 (1.39%) XenApp
8 5 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (1.15%) ISA Server
8 5 (1.15%) UAG
8 5 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.92%) Samba
9 4 (0.92%) vSphere
10 3 (0.69%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.46%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.23%) Firmware
12 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (4.62%) FortiGate
2 16 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (3.00%) SCCM
4 8 (1.85%) Ambari
4 8 (1.85%) Hadoop YARN
4 8 (1.85%) Oozie
5 7 (1.62%) WSUS
6 6 (1.39%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.39%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.15%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.69%) OPNET
9 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.69%) Puppet
9 3 (0.69%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 252 (58.20%) Cisco
2 92 (21.25%) Microsoft
3 79 (18.24%) F5
4 74 (17.09%) CheckPoint
5 66 (15.24%) Juniper
6 65 (15.01%) VMware
7 48 (11.09%) HP
8 31 (7.16%) Riverbed
9 27 (6.24%) Citrix
9 27 (6.24%) Fortinet
10 22 (5.08%) Palo Alto
11 21 (4.85%) Blue Coat
12 20 (4.62%) Aruba
13 18 (4.16%) Oracle
14 17 (3.93%) Forcepoint
15 11 (2.54%) Intel Security
16 10 (2.31%) Avaya
16 10 (2.31%) Brocade
16 10 (2.31%) SolarWinds
17 9 (2.08%) Teradata
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