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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 72 92 85
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 229 171 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.37% 1.99% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.18% 11.53% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 99 72
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £182 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £523 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £345 £316
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.76 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.44% +12.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.02 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £48.75 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +0.51%
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
1880 1483 1970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.46% 17.27% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 687 651
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 106 162
Average hourly rate £19.91 £23.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.36% +22.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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
Hampshire -10 58 £300 -17.24% 20
Berkshire 0 52 £338 -8.47% 14
Surrey +18 40 £325 -3.70% 11
Buckinghamshire +7 34 £324 -17.77% 13
Oxfordshire -13 15 £367 +46.90% 4
Kent +7 14 £400 +8.18% 12
East Sussex -5 8 £375 +30.43%
Middlesex -7 3 £525 +49.14%
West Sussex +2 2 £263 -41.66% 5
M4 Corridor - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 342 (84.44%) LAN
2 193 (47.65%) Cisco
3 180 (44.44%) Windows
4 135 (33.33%) Firewall
5 118 (29.14%) Cisco Certification
6 107 (26.42%) Active Directory
7 99 (24.44%) ITIL
8 98 (24.20%) VMware
9 97 (23.95%) Microsoft
10 83 (20.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 80 (19.75%) CCNP
12 79 (19.51%) TCP/IP
13 77 (19.01%) Security Cleared
14 76 (18.77%) Citrix
15 73 (18.02%) CCNA
16 70 (17.28%) MPLS
17 68 (16.79%) VPN
18 64 (15.80%) MS Exchange
19 63 (15.56%) MS Excel
19 63 (15.56%) SAN
20 62 (15.31%) DNS
20 62 (15.31%) Windows 7
21 58 (14.32%) VoIP
22 57 (14.07%) Telecoms
22 57 (14.07%) SC Cleared
23 56 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
24 54 (13.33%) Finance
25 53 (13.09%) HP
26 51 (12.59%) MS Office
27 50 (12.35%) Juniper

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 64 (15.80%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.47%) IBM Notes
4 9 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.23%) IIS
8 4 (0.99%) Lync
9 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.49%) Apache
10 1 (0.25%) JBoss
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 63 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 51 (12.59%) MS Office
3 12 (2.96%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.98%) MS Project
5 5 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) assyst
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.74%) SaaS
2 3 (0.74%) Office 365
2 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 342 (84.44%) LAN
2 135 (33.33%) Firewall
3 79 (19.51%) TCP/IP
4 70 (17.28%) MPLS
5 68 (16.79%) VPN
6 63 (15.56%) SAN
7 62 (15.31%) DNS
8 58 (14.32%) VoIP
9 45 (11.11%) Internet
9 45 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
10 43 (10.62%) DHCP
11 36 (8.89%) Wireless
12 35 (8.64%) OSPF
13 32 (7.90%) Network Security
14 30 (7.41%) IP Telephony
15 29 (7.16%) VLAN
16 28 (6.91%) BGP
17 27 (6.67%) WLAN
18 20 (4.94%) Wi-Fi
18 20 (4.94%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.25%) Ingres
6 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.99%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.25%) WebLOAD
2 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.25%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.25%) AppScan
General
1 57 (14.07%) Telecoms
2 54 (13.33%) Finance
3 11 (2.72%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.72%) Marketing
4 10 (2.47%) Electronics
5 7 (1.73%) Banking
5 7 (1.73%) Billing
6 6 (1.48%) Advertising
7 4 (0.99%) Retail
7 4 (0.99%) Legal
8 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.49%) Automotive
9 2 (0.49%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 89 (21.98%) Network Engineer
2 82 (20.25%) Analyst
3 37 (9.14%) Architect
4 35 (8.64%) Support Engineer
5 34 (8.40%) Project Manager
6 28 (6.91%) Support Analyst
6 28 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.43%) Consultant
8 21 (5.19%) Service Analyst
9 20 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (4.44%) Network Analyst
11 16 (3.95%) Network Architect
12 15 (3.70%) Desktop Support
12 15 (3.70%) IT Support
13 13 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
14 12 (2.96%) Cisco Engineer
14 12 (2.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 12 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
14 12 (2.96%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.73%) Web Services
1 7 (1.73%) HTML
2 2 (0.49%) XML
2 2 (0.49%) ODBC
2 2 (0.49%) Middleware
3 1 (0.25%) OLE
3 1 (0.25%) LAMP
3 1 (0.25%) XMPP
3 1 (0.25%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 12 (2.96%) IVR
4 10 (2.47%) Thin Client
4 10 (2.47%) Fat Client
5 8 (1.98%) DTV
5 8 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.73%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.23%) e-Health
7 5 (1.23%) PKI
7 5 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.23%) iPad
8 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (0.99%) Cryptography
8 4 (0.99%) Replication
8 4 (0.99%) AVVID
8 4 (0.99%) Clustering
8 4 (0.99%) PMI
9 3 (0.74%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 180 (44.44%) Windows
2 83 (20.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (15.31%) Windows 7
4 43 (10.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (8.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (5.19%) Linux
7 17 (4.20%) UNIX
8 16 (3.95%) Solaris
8 16 (3.95%) Windows 8
9 15 (3.70%) Windows XP
10 9 (2.22%) AIX
11 7 (1.73%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.49%) SUSE
13 2 (0.49%) HPUX
14 1 (0.25%) OS/400
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (24.44%) ITIL
2 34 (8.40%) Project Management
2 34 (8.40%) Service Management
3 26 (6.42%) Network Design
4 24 (5.93%) Change Management
4 24 (5.93%) Migration
5 23 (5.68%) PRINCE2
6 22 (5.43%) Incident Management
7 19 (4.69%) Network Architecture
8 18 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
8 18 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
8 18 (4.44%) Load Balancing
8 18 (4.44%) Service Delivery
9 17 (4.20%) Network Management
10 12 (2.96%) Asset Management
10 12 (2.96%) Fault Management
11 11 (2.72%) ITSM
12 10 (2.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (2.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.19%) SQL
2 11 (2.72%) Python
3 8 (1.98%) C
4 7 (1.73%) Perl
4 7 (1.73%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.48%) C++
5 6 (1.48%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.23%) VBScript
7 4 (0.99%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.99%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.25%) Java
8 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 118 (29.14%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (19.75%) CCNP
3 77 (19.01%) Security Cleared
4 73 (18.02%) CCNA
5 57 (14.07%) SC Cleared
6 37 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (5.68%) MCSE
8 21 (5.19%) DV Cleared
9 19 (4.69%) CCIE
10 13 (3.21%) MCP
11 11 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (2.22%) CCSE
12 9 (2.22%) Degree
13 8 (1.98%) PMP
13 8 (1.98%) PMI Certification
13 8 (1.98%) CCSA
14 7 (1.73%) MCSA
15 6 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 4 (0.99%) CCDP
16 4 (0.99%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.65%) SLA
2 11 (2.72%) QA
3 7 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.23%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 107 (26.42%) Active Directory
2 56 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.42%) XenApp
4 21 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (4.94%) vSphere
6 19 (4.69%) Hyper-V
7 13 (3.21%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.47%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.73%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.23%) Sendmail
10 5 (1.23%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.23%) Snort
10 5 (1.23%) Xen
11 4 (0.99%) NLBS
11 4 (0.99%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.74%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.74%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.49%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (2.22%) SCCM
2 7 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (1.73%) WSUS
3 6 (1.48%) NetBackup
3 6 (1.48%) MIMEsweeper
3 6 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (1.23%) CA Spectrum
4 5 (1.23%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (1.23%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.99%) WhatsUp Gold
5 4 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.74%) SCOM
6 3 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.74%) Foglight
6 3 (0.74%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.49%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 193 (47.65%) Cisco
2 98 (24.20%) VMware
3 97 (23.95%) Microsoft
4 76 (18.77%) Citrix
5 53 (13.09%) HP
6 50 (12.35%) Juniper
7 47 (11.60%) CheckPoint
8 31 (7.65%) F5
9 30 (7.41%) NetApp
10 28 (6.91%) Avaya
11 23 (5.68%) Blue Coat
12 16 (3.95%) Remedy
13 15 (3.70%) Websense
13 15 (3.70%) 3PAR
14 14 (3.46%) Symantec
15 13 (3.21%) McAfee
15 13 (3.21%) SolarWinds
16 12 (2.96%) Nokia
16 12 (2.96%) EMC
17 11 (2.72%) BT
Hampshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead
Church International
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Etech Partners
Rate: From £150 to £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Stott & May
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £275 to £310 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Rate: £150 a shift + shift allowance depending on experience/knowledge
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Icon Plc
Rate: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Hook
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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