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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 61 80 78
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 284 189 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.90% 2.13% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.09% 11.99% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 88 83
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +35.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.10 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £59.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +5.26%
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
2015 1576 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.56% 17.80% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 651 613
Average daily rate £350 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £192 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 133 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +18 87 £398 +13.57% 5
Hampshire -8 54 £347 -14.46% 12
Surrey +23 52 £346 +28.24% 26
Buckinghamshire +7 29 £365 +56.98% 6
Oxfordshire +10 28 £390 +11.42% 10
Kent +2 21 £450 +32.35% 1
West Sussex -15 9 £275 -8.33% 2
Middlesex -1 3 £359 -13.03%
East Sussex -3 3 £188 -42.30% 7
Sussex - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 457 (87.05%) LAN
2 293 (55.81%) Cisco
3 203 (38.67%) Firewall
4 185 (35.24%) Windows
5 157 (29.90%) Cisco Certification
6 142 (27.05%) ITIL
7 121 (23.05%) VPN
8 110 (20.95%) Active Directory
9 107 (20.38%) VMware
10 100 (19.05%) CCNP
10 100 (19.05%) Telecoms
11 97 (18.48%) Security Cleared
12 96 (18.29%) MPLS
13 95 (18.10%) Microsoft
14 94 (17.90%) TCP/IP
15 89 (16.95%) VoIP
16 87 (16.57%) CCNA
17 83 (15.81%) Juniper
18 79 (15.05%) DNS
19 78 (14.86%) Internet
20 75 (14.29%) SC Cleared
21 74 (14.10%) Cisco ASA
22 73 (13.90%) CheckPoint
23 71 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
24 63 (12.00%) Wireless
25 61 (11.62%) Windows 7
26 60 (11.43%) F5
27 59 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
28 55 (10.48%) OSPF
28 55 (10.48%) MS Excel

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 40 (7.62%) MS Exchange
2 19 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (2.86%) Lync
4 10 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.52%) IIS
6 7 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.14%) Confluence
8 3 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.57%) Apache
8 3 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.38%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.19%) nginx
10 1 (0.19%) GroupWise
Applications
1 55 (10.48%) MS Excel
2 48 (9.14%) MS Office
3 17 (3.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.90%) SaaS
2 9 (1.71%) Office 365
3 4 (0.76%) IaaS
4 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 457 (87.05%) LAN
2 203 (38.67%) Firewall
3 121 (23.05%) VPN
4 96 (18.29%) MPLS
5 94 (17.90%) TCP/IP
6 89 (16.95%) VoIP
7 79 (15.05%) DNS
8 78 (14.86%) Internet
9 74 (14.10%) Cisco ASA
10 63 (12.00%) Wireless
11 55 (10.48%) OSPF
12 54 (10.29%) Network Security
13 48 (9.14%) SAN
13 48 (9.14%) SSL
13 48 (9.14%) DHCP
14 45 (8.57%) VLAN
15 44 (8.38%) BGP
16 43 (8.19%) Ethernet
17 40 (7.62%) WLAN
18 38 (7.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (1.14%) DB2
5 3 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.38%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.38%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.38%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.19%) MySQL
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.14%) JIRA
1 6 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.76%) Gerrit
3 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.38%) Hudson
3 2 (0.38%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.38%) Subversion
4 1 (0.19%) Ant
4 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 100 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 45 (8.57%) Finance
3 18 (3.43%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.90%) Retail
5 9 (1.71%) Marketing
6 8 (1.52%) Banking
7 4 (0.76%) Military
7 4 (0.76%) Legal
7 4 (0.76%) Back Office
8 3 (0.57%) Electronics
8 3 (0.57%) Automotive
8 3 (0.57%) Advertising
9 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 122 (23.24%) Network Engineer
2 88 (16.76%) Analyst
3 57 (10.86%) Architect
4 41 (7.81%) Project Manager
5 40 (7.62%) Support Engineer
6 37 (7.05%) Network Analyst
7 27 (5.14%) Consultant
8 23 (4.38%) Network Architect
9 22 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (4.19%) Senior Network Engineer
10 17 (3.24%) Service Analyst
10 17 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (3.24%) Network Support
11 16 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (3.05%) Security Analyst
11 16 (3.05%) Service Desk Analyst
11 16 (3.05%) Desktop Support
11 16 (3.05%) Network Consultant
12 15 (2.86%) Support Analyst
13 14 (2.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.52%) HTML
2 4 (0.76%) LAMP
3 3 (0.57%) APPC
4 2 (0.38%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.38%) CSS
5 1 (0.19%) JSP
5 1 (0.19%) XML
5 1 (0.19%) CGI
5 1 (0.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.05%) IVR
3 15 (2.86%) Replication
4 11 (2.10%) Blackberry
4 11 (2.10%) SecurID
5 10 (1.90%) PKI
6 7 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.33%) Cryptography
6 7 (1.33%) e-Health
7 6 (1.14%) NHS
8 5 (0.95%) Clustering
9 4 (0.76%) AVVID
9 4 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.76%) Wiki
9 4 (0.76%) iPad
9 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.57%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.57%) iPhone
10 3 (0.57%) iSeries
10 3 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 185 (35.24%) Windows
2 61 (11.62%) Windows 7
3 59 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (7.81%) Linux
4 41 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (5.90%) UNIX
6 28 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (4.38%) Windows XP
8 19 (3.62%) Solaris
9 12 (2.29%) CentOS
10 10 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.90%) AIX
11 8 (1.52%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (0.95%) SUSE
12 5 (0.95%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.57%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.57%) i5/OS
13 3 (0.57%) OS/400
14 2 (0.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (27.05%) ITIL
2 50 (9.52%) Migration
3 46 (8.76%) Project Management
4 31 (5.90%) PRINCE2
5 27 (5.14%) Network Management
6 25 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 24 (4.57%) Kalman Filter
8 21 (4.00%) Time Management
8 21 (4.00%) Change Management
9 20 (3.81%) Service Delivery
9 20 (3.81%) Service Management
10 19 (3.62%) Network Design
11 18 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (2.86%) Business Continuity
13 13 (2.48%) TOGAF
14 12 (2.29%) Fault Management
14 12 (2.29%) Load Balancing
14 12 (2.29%) Root Cause Analysis
15 11 (2.10%) Capacity Planning
15 11 (2.10%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.05%) SQL
2 17 (3.24%) Perl
2 17 (3.24%) C
2 17 (3.24%) Python
3 11 (2.10%) Shell Script
3 11 (2.10%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.10%) C++
4 7 (1.33%) VBScript
5 6 (1.14%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.14%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.76%) Java
6 4 (0.76%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.57%) COBOL
7 3 (0.57%) RPG
8 2 (0.38%) PHP
8 2 (0.38%) ABAP
8 2 (0.38%) Ruby
8 2 (0.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 157 (29.90%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (19.05%) CCNP
3 97 (18.48%) Security Cleared
4 87 (16.57%) CCNA
5 75 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 31 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (5.14%) CCIE
8 26 (4.95%) DV Cleared
9 20 (3.81%) MCSE
10 17 (3.24%) Degree
11 16 (3.05%) CCDP
11 16 (3.05%) VCP4
12 9 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (1.52%) CCSA
13 8 (1.52%) CCSE
13 8 (1.52%) BC Cleared
14 7 (1.33%) PMI Certification
14 7 (1.33%) MCP
14 7 (1.33%) MCSA
15 6 (1.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.19%) SLA
2 11 (2.10%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.52%) QA
4 6 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.95%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) GxP
System Software
1 110 (20.95%) Active Directory
2 71 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 21 (4.00%) vSphere
5 17 (3.24%) Firmware
6 13 (2.48%) XenApp
7 11 (2.10%) Sendmail
8 9 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.52%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.33%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.95%) Snort
12 4 (0.76%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.76%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.76%) NFS
13 3 (0.57%) PowerHA
14 2 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.38%) UAG
14 2 (0.38%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.38%) Postfix
14 2 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (3.43%) SCCM
2 12 (2.29%) FortiGate
3 11 (2.10%) MIMEsweeper
3 11 (2.10%) MAILsweeper
4 7 (1.33%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.33%) CA Spectrum
5 6 (1.14%) SCOM
5 6 (1.14%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.76%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (0.76%) WSUS
6 4 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.57%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.57%) Tivoli NetView
7 3 (0.57%) Foglight
8 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 293 (55.81%) Cisco
2 107 (20.38%) VMware
3 95 (18.10%) Microsoft
4 83 (15.81%) Juniper
5 73 (13.90%) CheckPoint
6 60 (11.43%) F5
7 51 (9.71%) Citrix
8 49 (9.33%) Blue Coat
9 48 (9.14%) HP
10 25 (4.76%) McAfee
11 22 (4.19%) NetApp
12 20 (3.81%) Avaya
13 19 (3.62%) Remedy
14 16 (3.05%) SolarWinds
15 15 (2.86%) Websense
16 13 (2.48%) CA
17 11 (2.10%) IBM
17 11 (2.10%) BT
17 11 (2.10%) Fortinet
18 10 (1.90%) EMC
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