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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 85 74 74
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 187 225 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.01% 2.61% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.13% 14.40% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 124 70
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £193 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.40 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.30 £45.00 £31.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
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
1846 1563 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.89% 18.12% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 717 604
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 92 161
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.88 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Berkshire -11 51 £400 +10.34% 19
Hampshire -4 49 £325 -23.52% 19
Oxfordshire -1 23 £325 -13.33% 3
Surrey -6 18 £363 +11.53% 20
Buckinghamshire -10 15 £285 -28.75% 9
West Sussex -3 9 £220 -46.50% 8
Kent -10 9 £400 +60.00% 8
Middlesex -5 6 £500 +48.14%
East Sussex -10 5 £375 +15.38%
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 312 (83.87%) LAN
2 174 (46.77%) Windows
3 166 (44.62%) Cisco
4 121 (32.53%) Firewall
5 118 (31.72%) Cisco Certification
6 97 (26.08%) Active Directory
7 84 (22.58%) Microsoft
8 82 (22.04%) ITIL
8 82 (22.04%) VMware
9 81 (21.77%) CCNP
10 71 (19.09%) CCNA
11 67 (18.01%) VPN
12 66 (17.74%) TCP/IP
13 65 (17.47%) SAN
14 64 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 62 (16.67%) Citrix
16 61 (16.40%) Security Cleared
17 57 (15.32%) MPLS
18 56 (15.05%) HP
19 53 (14.25%) Finance
19 53 (14.25%) Windows 7
20 50 (13.44%) DNS
21 49 (13.17%) CheckPoint
21 49 (13.17%) MS Exchange
22 48 (12.90%) SC Cleared
23 47 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
23 47 (12.63%) MS Excel
23 47 (12.63%) Telecoms
24 46 (12.37%) Juniper
25 44 (11.83%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (13.17%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.03%) IBM Notes
3 12 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.61%) Apache
5 6 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.08%) GlassFish
7 4 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.81%) IIS
9 2 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.54%) Lync
9 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.27%) CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 47 (12.63%) MS Excel
2 38 (10.22%) MS Office
3 10 (2.69%) MS Project
3 10 (2.69%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.81%) Office 365
3 2 (0.54%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 312 (83.87%) LAN
2 121 (32.53%) Firewall
3 67 (18.01%) VPN
4 66 (17.74%) TCP/IP
5 65 (17.47%) SAN
6 57 (15.32%) MPLS
7 50 (13.44%) DNS
8 44 (11.83%) VoIP
9 39 (10.48%) Cisco ASA
10 36 (9.68%) Network Security
11 35 (9.41%) OSPF
12 33 (8.87%) DHCP
13 32 (8.60%) Wireless
14 29 (7.80%) Internet
15 27 (7.26%) IPsec
15 27 (7.26%) BGP
16 22 (5.91%) WLAN
17 21 (5.65%) VLAN
18 20 (5.38%) IP Telephony
18 20 (5.38%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.08%) MySQL
3 3 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.27%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (1.08%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.27%) WebLOAD
2 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.27%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.27%) AppScan
General
1 53 (14.25%) Finance
2 47 (12.63%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.03%) Marketing
4 12 (3.23%) Electronics
4 12 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.15%) Advertising
6 7 (1.88%) Billing
7 5 (1.34%) Banking
7 5 (1.34%) Retail
8 3 (0.81%) Legal
8 3 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.54%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 90 (24.19%) Network Engineer
2 64 (17.20%) Analyst
3 40 (10.75%) Project Manager
4 34 (9.14%) Support Engineer
5 31 (8.33%) Architect
6 27 (7.26%) Support Analyst
6 27 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (6.72%) Consultant
8 17 (4.57%) Service Analyst
9 16 (4.30%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (4.30%) Network Support
9 16 (4.30%) IT Support
10 14 (3.76%) Infrastructure Manager
11 11 (2.96%) Network Architect
11 11 (2.96%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (2.96%) Administrator
12 10 (2.69%) Network Security Engineer
12 10 (2.69%) IT Support Analyst
12 10 (2.69%) Network Analyst
12 10 (2.69%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.88%) Web Services
2 4 (1.08%) SAML
3 2 (0.54%) Middleware
3 2 (0.54%) .NET
3 2 (0.54%) JSF
3 2 (0.54%) ODBC
4 1 (0.27%) XMPP
4 1 (0.27%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.27%) HTML
4 1 (0.27%) XML
4 1 (0.27%) OLE
4 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.30%) Blackberry
1 16 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.96%) DTV
4 10 (2.69%) Fat Client
4 10 (2.69%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.15%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.88%) PMI
6 7 (1.88%) Clustering
6 7 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.34%) Open Source
7 5 (1.34%) iPad
8 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.08%) PKI
9 3 (0.81%) Replication
9 3 (0.81%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.81%) EqualLogic
9 3 (0.81%) CMDB
10 2 (0.54%) Wiki
10 2 (0.54%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 174 (46.77%) Windows
2 64 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (14.25%) Windows 7
4 43 (11.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (9.41%) Linux
6 19 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.30%) UNIX
8 14 (3.76%) Windows XP
9 12 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (2.69%) AIX
10 10 (2.69%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.88%) Solaris
12 5 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.81%) Android
14 2 (0.54%) SUSE
14 2 (0.54%) HPUX
15 1 (0.27%) VMS
15 1 (0.27%) OS/400
15 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (22.04%) ITIL
2 39 (10.48%) Service Management
3 37 (9.95%) Project Management
4 30 (8.06%) PRINCE2
5 28 (7.53%) Migration
5 28 (7.53%) Network Design
5 28 (7.53%) Load Balancing
6 25 (6.72%) Service Delivery
7 20 (5.38%) Network Architecture
7 20 (5.38%) Capacity Planning
8 19 (5.11%) Change Management
8 19 (5.11%) Incident Management
9 15 (4.03%) Network Management
10 14 (3.76%) Time Management
11 12 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (3.23%) Programme Management
11 12 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (3.23%) Asset Management
12 11 (2.96%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.65%) SQL
2 8 (2.15%) Python
3 7 (1.88%) Java
3 7 (1.88%) Perl
4 6 (1.61%) C
4 6 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.08%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.08%) VBScript
5 4 (1.08%) PHP
6 1 (0.27%) C++
6 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.27%) Ruby
6 1 (0.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 118 (31.72%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (21.77%) CCNP
3 71 (19.09%) CCNA
4 61 (16.40%) Security Cleared
5 48 (12.90%) SC Cleared
6 34 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (6.18%) MCSE
8 22 (5.91%) CCIE
9 16 (4.30%) Degree
10 13 (3.49%) DV Cleared
11 12 (3.23%) MCP
12 11 (2.96%) PMP
13 10 (2.69%) PMI Certification
14 8 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (1.88%) CCDP
16 6 (1.61%) MCSA
17 4 (1.08%) CCIP
17 4 (1.08%) CCSA
18 3 (0.81%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.18%) SLA
2 13 (3.49%) QA
3 7 (1.88%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.27%) COBIT
6 1 (0.27%) GxP
System Software
1 97 (26.08%) Active Directory
2 47 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.80%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (5.91%) vSphere
5 21 (5.65%) XenApp
6 18 (4.84%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.96%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.88%) ProxySG
9 6 (1.61%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.08%) Snort
10 4 (1.08%) Xen
10 4 (1.08%) NLBS
10 4 (1.08%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.81%) KVM
11 3 (0.81%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.81%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 15 (4.03%) SCCM
2 8 (2.15%) Backup Exec
2 8 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (2.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.88%) WSUS
4 5 (1.34%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.81%) SCOM
5 3 (0.81%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.54%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.27%) Puppet
7 1 (0.27%) Nagios
7 1 (0.27%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.27%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.27%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 166 (44.62%) Cisco
2 84 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 82 (22.04%) VMware
4 62 (16.67%) Citrix
5 56 (15.05%) HP
6 49 (13.17%) CheckPoint
7 46 (12.37%) Juniper
8 26 (6.99%) NetApp
9 20 (5.38%) Avaya
10 17 (4.57%) Oracle
10 17 (4.57%) Blue Coat
10 17 (4.57%) F5
11 15 (4.03%) 3PAR
11 15 (4.03%) Lotus
12 14 (3.76%) McAfee
13 13 (3.49%) Red Hat
14 12 (3.23%) SAP
14 12 (3.23%) EMC
15 9 (2.42%) Nokia
15 9 (2.42%) BT
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