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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 86 84
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 285 184 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.87% 2.16% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.17% 12.94% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 95 69
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£330 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £240 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 39
Average hourly rate £16.20 £28.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.14% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.80 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.25 £175.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -
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
1879 1422 1768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.95% 16.68% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 658 699
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 97 182
Average hourly rate £22.04 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +7 66 £344 -11.85% 7
Hampshire -12 62 £285 -23.48% 12
Surrey +24 56 £325 -16.66% 13
Buckinghamshire +21 48 £316 -21.67% 8
Oxfordshire -8 20 £367 -8.18% 8
East Sussex +2 14 £250 -13.04%
Kent +2 12 £450 +21.70% 6
Middlesex -8 3 £388 -29.54%
West Sussex -4 2 £295 +7.27% 3
Sussex - 1 £400 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 412 (88.03%) LAN
2 243 (51.92%) Cisco
3 188 (40.17%) Windows
4 160 (34.19%) Firewall
5 146 (31.20%) Cisco Certification
6 116 (24.79%) ITIL
7 108 (23.08%) VMware
8 107 (22.86%) Active Directory
9 102 (21.79%) Microsoft
10 98 (20.94%) CCNP
11 95 (20.30%) Security Cleared
12 90 (19.23%) VoIP
13 88 (18.80%) TCP/IP
14 86 (18.38%) VPN
15 82 (17.52%) CCNA
16 81 (17.31%) MPLS
17 79 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
18 77 (16.45%) Telecoms
19 69 (14.74%) SC Cleared
20 66 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
20 66 (14.10%) Windows 7
21 65 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
21 65 (13.89%) DNS
22 63 (13.46%) Citrix
22 63 (13.46%) SAN
22 63 (13.46%) Internet
22 63 (13.46%) MS Excel
23 59 (12.61%) Juniper
23 59 (12.61%) HP
24 55 (11.75%) MS Exchange

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 55 (11.75%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.35%) Lync
4 10 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.07%) IIS
8 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.21%) CMS
9 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.21%) Apache
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 63 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 55 (11.75%) MS Office
3 13 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.50%) MS Project
5 4 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.64%) SaaS
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.43%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 412 (88.03%) LAN
2 160 (34.19%) Firewall
3 90 (19.23%) VoIP
4 88 (18.80%) TCP/IP
5 86 (18.38%) VPN
6 81 (17.31%) MPLS
7 65 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
7 65 (13.89%) DNS
8 63 (13.46%) SAN
8 63 (13.46%) Internet
9 53 (11.32%) Wireless
10 49 (10.47%) DHCP
11 48 (10.26%) OSPF
12 46 (9.83%) WLAN
13 43 (9.19%) VLAN
14 42 (8.97%) Network Security
15 39 (8.33%) BGP
16 35 (7.48%) IP Telephony
17 33 (7.05%) Wi-Fi
18 27 (5.77%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.64%) DB2
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.85%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.43%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.21%) Ant
3 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 77 (16.45%) Telecoms
2 52 (11.11%) Finance
3 19 (4.06%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.78%) Retail
5 9 (1.92%) Banking
6 8 (1.71%) Electronics
6 8 (1.71%) Marketing
7 7 (1.50%) Billing
8 5 (1.07%) Legal
8 5 (1.07%) Advertising
9 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.85%) Military
9 4 (0.85%) Automotive
10 3 (0.64%) Back Office
10 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 106 (22.65%) Network Engineer
2 83 (17.74%) Analyst
3 58 (12.39%) Architect
4 44 (9.40%) Support Engineer
5 34 (7.26%) Project Manager
6 24 (5.13%) Network Architect
7 23 (4.91%) Network Analyst
8 22 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (4.70%) Consultant
9 21 (4.49%) Support Analyst
10 18 (3.85%) Service Analyst
11 17 (3.63%) Senior Network Engineer
11 17 (3.63%) Service Desk Analyst
11 17 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (3.63%) Desktop Support
12 15 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
12 15 (3.21%) Network Support
12 15 (3.21%) Technical Architect
13 14 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (2.99%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.71%) HTML
2 6 (1.28%) Web Services
3 3 (0.64%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.64%) APPC
4 2 (0.43%) CSS
4 2 (0.43%) Middleware
4 2 (0.43%) LAMP
5 1 (0.21%) OLE
5 1 (0.21%) JSP
5 1 (0.21%) XML
5 1 (0.21%) ODBC
5 1 (0.21%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.42%) Blackberry
3 15 (3.21%) IVR
4 12 (2.56%) Replication
5 11 (2.35%) PKI
6 9 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.71%) Clustering
8 7 (1.50%) DTV
9 5 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.07%) e-Health
9 5 (1.07%) NHS
9 5 (1.07%) PMI
10 4 (0.85%) AS400
10 4 (0.85%) AVVID
10 4 (0.85%) SecurID
10 4 (0.85%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.64%) iPad
11 3 (0.64%) iSeries
11 3 (0.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 188 (40.17%) Windows
2 79 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (14.10%) Windows 7
4 44 (9.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (7.48%) Linux
6 34 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (4.27%) Windows XP
8 19 (4.06%) UNIX
9 16 (3.42%) Solaris
10 14 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 11 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (2.14%) AIX
13 7 (1.50%) CentOS
14 6 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.64%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.64%) i5/OS
15 3 (0.64%) OS/400
16 2 (0.43%) HPUX
16 2 (0.43%) SUSE
16 2 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (24.79%) ITIL
2 38 (8.12%) Project Management
3 33 (7.05%) Migration
4 28 (5.98%) Change Management
5 27 (5.77%) Network Design
6 26 (5.56%) Service Management
7 23 (4.91%) PRINCE2
8 22 (4.70%) Network Management
8 22 (4.70%) Kalman Filter
9 20 (4.27%) Load Balancing
9 20 (4.27%) Incident Management
10 16 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (3.21%) Network Architecture
11 15 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (2.99%) Time Management
13 13 (2.78%) Fault Management
13 13 (2.78%) Asset Management
13 13 (2.78%) TOGAF
13 13 (2.78%) Service Delivery
13 13 (2.78%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.84%) SQL
2 11 (2.35%) C
2 11 (2.35%) Python
3 10 (2.14%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.50%) Shell Script
4 7 (1.50%) Perl
5 6 (1.28%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.28%) VBScript
5 6 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.28%) C++
6 3 (0.64%) COBOL
6 3 (0.64%) RPG
Qualifications
1 146 (31.20%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (20.94%) CCNP
3 95 (20.30%) Security Cleared
4 82 (17.52%) CCNA
5 69 (14.74%) SC Cleared
6 28 (5.98%) CCIE
6 28 (5.98%) DV Cleared
7 25 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (3.42%) MCSE
9 15 (3.21%) Degree
10 12 (2.56%) MCP
11 11 (2.35%) CCDP
12 10 (2.14%) CCSE
13 9 (1.92%) CCSA
13 9 (1.92%) PMI Certification
14 8 (1.71%) PMP
15 7 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (1.50%) MCSA
16 5 (1.07%) JNCIS
16 5 (1.07%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.48%) SLA
2 11 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.71%) QA
4 5 (1.07%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) GxP
System Software
1 107 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 66 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
3 21 (4.49%) XenApp
4 18 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.63%) vSphere
6 10 (2.14%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.92%) Firmware
7 9 (1.92%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.50%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.28%) Snort
9 6 (1.28%) Sendmail
10 4 (0.85%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.64%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.64%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.64%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.64%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.43%) Squid
12 2 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 13 (2.78%) SCCM
2 8 (1.71%) FortiGate
3 7 (1.50%) MIMEsweeper
4 6 (1.28%) MAILsweeper
4 6 (1.28%) SCOM
5 5 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.07%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.07%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.07%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.07%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.85%) WSUS
6 4 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.64%) Foglight
7 3 (0.64%) Tivoli NetView
7 3 (0.64%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 243 (51.92%) Cisco
2 108 (23.08%) VMware
3 102 (21.79%) Microsoft
4 63 (13.46%) Citrix
5 59 (12.61%) Juniper
5 59 (12.61%) HP
6 54 (11.54%) F5
7 53 (11.32%) CheckPoint
8 32 (6.84%) Blue Coat
9 26 (5.56%) Avaya
10 24 (5.13%) NetApp
11 18 (3.85%) 3PAR
12 17 (3.63%) Remedy
13 16 (3.42%) Websense
13 16 (3.42%) SolarWinds
14 15 (3.21%) McAfee
15 13 (2.78%) Nokia
16 11 (2.35%) Oracle
17 10 (2.14%) IBM
17 10 (2.14%) CA
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