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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 92 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 176 267 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.30% 2.80% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.46% 14.92% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 172 140
Median daily rate £383 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £246 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 12
Median hourly rate £35.18 £28.75 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% +64.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £15.58 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.98 £162.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -24.13%
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
1536 1789 1895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.11% 18.77% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 965 883
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 111
Median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +55.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 55 £350 -12.50% 22
Berkshire -12 49 £400 -1.96% 14
Buckinghamshire +13 23 £475 +11.76% 5
Surrey +4 19 £390 +0.64% 9
Oxfordshire -6 15 £650 +85.71% 2
West Sussex +5 4 £383 +9.67% 1
Middlesex 0 3 £406 -18.75%
East Sussex +1 1 - - 2
Kent +1 1 £550 +92.98% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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.

1 319 (87.16%) LAN
2 229 (62.57%) Cisco
3 172 (46.99%) Firewall
4 131 (35.79%) Cisco Certification
5 114 (31.15%) Data Centre
6 96 (26.23%) CCNP
7 94 (25.68%) Windows
8 87 (23.77%) VoIP
9 84 (22.95%) Security Cleared
10 83 (22.68%) CheckPoint
11 82 (22.40%) Network Security
12 77 (21.04%) VPN
13 72 (19.67%) Active Directory
13 72 (19.67%) SC Cleared
14 68 (18.58%) CCNA
15 65 (17.76%) VMware
16 63 (17.21%) Wireless
17 61 (16.67%) MPLS
18 58 (15.85%) Microsoft
18 58 (15.85%) Cisco ASA
19 57 (15.57%) Linux
19 57 (15.57%) Windows Server
20 53 (14.48%) Palo Alto
20 53 (14.48%) ITIL
21 52 (14.21%) DNS
21 52 (14.21%) F5
22 49 (13.39%) Cisco Nexus
22 49 (13.39%) Juniper
22 49 (13.39%) TCP/IP
22 49 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure

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 23 (6.28%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.37%) Apache
3 12 (3.28%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.46%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.19%) Apache Pig
7 8 (2.19%) Apache Solr
7 8 (2.19%) Apache Spark
7 8 (2.19%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.19%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 3 (0.82%) IIS
11 2 (0.55%) CMS
11 2 (0.55%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (7.38%) MS Office
2 22 (6.01%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.55%) InDesign
4 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.55%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (2.46%) Office 365
3 4 (1.09%) IaaS
3 4 (1.09%) PaaS
4 3 (0.82%) SaaS
5 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 319 (87.16%) LAN
2 172 (46.99%) Firewall
3 87 (23.77%) VoIP
4 82 (22.40%) Network Security
5 77 (21.04%) VPN
6 63 (17.21%) Wireless
7 61 (16.67%) MPLS
8 58 (15.85%) Cisco ASA
9 52 (14.21%) DNS
10 49 (13.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 49 (13.39%) TCP/IP
11 43 (11.75%) BGP
12 39 (10.66%) OSPF
13 36 (9.84%) Internet
13 36 (9.84%) SSL
14 35 (9.56%) DHCP
15 33 (9.02%) SAN
16 32 (8.74%) Ethernet
17 30 (8.20%) Wi-Fi
18 26 (7.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.55%) MySQL
3 12 (3.28%) Oracle Exadata
4 11 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (2.46%) Big Data
5 9 (2.46%) HBase
5 9 (2.46%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.19%) Apache Hive
6 8 (2.19%) Apache Zeppelin
6 8 (2.19%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.19%) Sqoop
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.27%) DB2
8 1 (0.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Ant
1 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.55%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.55%) JIRA
1 2 (0.55%) Maven
1 2 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 48 (13.11%) Telecoms
2 26 (7.10%) Finance
3 6 (1.64%) Electronics
4 4 (1.09%) Back Office
4 4 (1.09%) Multimedia
4 4 (1.09%) Retail
5 3 (0.82%) Advertising
5 3 (0.82%) Legal
5 3 (0.82%) Marketing
6 2 (0.55%) Banking
6 2 (0.55%) Billing
6 2 (0.55%) French Language
6 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.55%) Publishing
7 1 (0.27%) Games
7 1 (0.27%) German Language
7 1 (0.27%) Local Government
7 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 118 (32.24%) Network Engineer
2 59 (16.12%) Architect
3 37 (10.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 35 (9.56%) Security Engineer
5 33 (9.02%) Network Security Engineer
5 33 (9.02%) Project Manager
6 31 (8.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 30 (8.20%) Analyst
8 27 (7.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 26 (7.10%) Administrator
10 24 (6.56%) Consultant
11 23 (6.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 23 (6.28%) Firewall Engineer
12 22 (6.01%) Network Architect
13 20 (5.46%) Support Engineer
14 18 (4.92%) Network Analyst
15 17 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
16 16 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 14 (3.83%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
17 14 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.19%) Apache Tez
1 8 (2.19%) Kafka
1 8 (2.19%) Middleware
1 8 (2.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 7 (1.91%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.64%) J2EE
4 5 (1.37%) Web Services
5 3 (0.82%) .NET
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.55%) boto
6 2 (0.55%) CSS
6 2 (0.55%) ELK Stack
6 2 (0.55%) HTML
6 2 (0.55%) ODBC
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.27%) Leaflet
7 1 (0.27%) RESTful
7 1 (0.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 114 (31.15%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.55%) Clustering
3 13 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.01%) PKI
5 10 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.46%) Grid Computing
6 9 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.19%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.64%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.64%) RSA SecurID
9 5 (1.37%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.09%) CMDB
10 4 (1.09%) IVR
10 4 (1.09%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.09%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.82%) Cyber Attack
11 3 (0.82%) e-Health
11 3 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 94 (25.68%) Windows
2 57 (15.57%) Linux
2 57 (15.57%) Windows Server
3 42 (11.48%) Unix
4 25 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (6.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (5.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (3.28%) Android
8 10 (2.73%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.46%) Solaris
10 5 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.09%) HPUX
11 4 (1.09%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.82%) AIX
12 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.27%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.48%) ITIL
2 40 (10.93%) Project Management
3 38 (10.38%) Load Balancing
4 36 (9.84%) Network Design
5 33 (9.02%) Migration
6 24 (6.56%) PRINCE2
7 23 (6.28%) High Availability
8 21 (5.74%) Network Management
8 21 (5.74%) Problem Management
9 17 (4.64%) Change Management
9 17 (4.64%) Incident Management
10 16 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (4.37%) Service Management
11 15 (4.10%) Information Security
11 15 (4.10%) TOGAF
12 14 (3.83%) Capacity Management
12 14 (3.83%) Configuration Management
12 14 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (3.55%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (3.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.37%) SQL
2 14 (3.83%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.55%) C++
3 13 (3.55%) Java
4 12 (3.28%) C
5 10 (2.73%) Perl
6 9 (2.46%) VB
7 6 (1.64%) Python
7 6 (1.64%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.09%) PHP
9 3 (0.82%) C#
10 2 (0.55%) Ruby
11 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 131 (35.79%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (26.23%) CCNP
3 84 (22.95%) Security Cleared
4 72 (19.67%) SC Cleared
5 68 (18.58%) CCNA
6 19 (5.19%) CCIE
7 14 (3.83%) CCDP
7 14 (3.83%) Degree
8 10 (2.73%) CCVP
8 10 (2.73%) CISSP
8 10 (2.73%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.73%) PMI Certification
9 9 (2.46%) PMP
10 7 (1.91%) JNCIS
10 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.64%) MCSE
12 5 (1.37%) CCDA
12 5 (1.37%) CCSA
12 5 (1.37%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.74%) SLA
2 15 (4.10%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.37%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.55%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.55%) QA
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (19.67%) Active Directory
2 49 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.64%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (2.19%) Apache Flume
5 8 (2.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (2.19%) HDFS
5 8 (2.19%) XenApp
6 6 (1.64%) vSphere
7 5 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.37%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.09%) Firmware
8 4 (1.09%) Samba
8 4 (1.09%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.82%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.55%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.55%) vCloud
11 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (3.55%) AirWatch
1 13 (3.55%) FortiGate
2 11 (3.01%) Norton AntiVirus
2 11 (3.01%) WSUS
3 10 (2.73%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (2.46%) Cisco UCCX
4 9 (2.46%) NetBackup
5 8 (2.19%) Ambari
5 8 (2.19%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (2.19%) Oozie
6 7 (1.91%) SCCM
7 5 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.37%) SCOM
7 5 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.09%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.09%) OPNET
8 4 (1.09%) Puppet
9 3 (0.82%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 229 (62.57%) Cisco
2 83 (22.68%) CheckPoint
3 65 (17.76%) VMware
4 58 (15.85%) Microsoft
5 53 (14.48%) Palo Alto
6 52 (14.21%) F5
7 49 (13.39%) Juniper
8 29 (7.92%) HP
9 24 (6.56%) Oracle
10 23 (6.28%) Citrix
11 16 (4.37%) Blue Coat
12 14 (3.83%) Intel Security
12 14 (3.83%) Symantec
13 9 (2.46%) MobileIron
13 9 (2.46%) Teradata
14 8 (2.19%) Hortonworks
15 7 (1.91%) Brocade
15 7 (1.91%) Extreme Networks
16 6 (1.64%) Fortinet
16 6 (1.64%) Riverbed
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