The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 76 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 60 69 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.00% 2.33% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.09% 18.90% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 27
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £425 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% +9.37%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
351 365 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.67% 12.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 222 168
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 17
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the South West region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in the South West

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the South West region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Wiltshire +13 19 £334 +21.36% 9
Bristol -11 14 £338 -20.58% 6
Devon +1 9 £283 - 2
Gloucestershire -6 9 £575 +64.28% 3
Somerset +12 4 £350 +16.66% 1
Dorset -1 3 - - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 118 (86.13%) LAN
2 68 (49.64%) Firewall
3 50 (36.50%) Cisco
3 50 (36.50%) Security Cleared
4 42 (30.66%) Windows
5 32 (23.36%) Citrix
5 32 (23.36%) VPN
5 32 (23.36%) Data Centre
6 31 (22.63%) DV Cleared
7 30 (21.90%) Active Directory
8 27 (19.71%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (19.71%) Microsoft
8 27 (19.71%) Network Security
9 24 (17.52%) Linux
9 24 (17.52%) SC Cleared
10 23 (16.79%) OSPF
11 22 (16.06%) BGP
12 21 (15.33%) VoIP
13 20 (14.60%) CCNA
13 20 (14.60%) Juniper
14 19 (13.87%) ITIL
14 19 (13.87%) IPsec
14 19 (13.87%) VMware
15 18 (13.14%) Wireless
16 17 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (11.68%) PRINCE2
17 16 (11.68%) CheckPoint
18 15 (10.95%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (10.95%) MPLS
18 15 (10.95%) Service Delivery

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 10 (7.30%) SharePoint
1 10 (7.30%) Apache
1 10 (7.30%) nginx
2 9 (6.57%) IIS
3 7 (5.11%) MediaWiki
3 7 (5.11%) Confluence
4 6 (4.38%) CMS
4 6 (4.38%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.19%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.19%) Eucalyptus
5 3 (2.19%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.46%) Lync
7 1 (0.73%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.73%) JBoss
7 1 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (10.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.38%) MS Office
3 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.19%) PaaS
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.19%) Office 365
3 2 (1.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (86.13%) LAN
2 68 (49.64%) Firewall
3 32 (23.36%) VPN
4 27 (19.71%) Network Security
5 23 (16.79%) OSPF
6 22 (16.06%) BGP
7 21 (15.33%) VoIP
8 19 (13.87%) IPsec
9 18 (13.14%) Wireless
10 15 (10.95%) MPLS
11 12 (8.76%) TCP/IP
11 12 (8.76%) Ethernet
12 11 (8.03%) IPv6
12 11 (8.03%) DNS
13 10 (7.30%) VLAN
14 8 (5.84%) EIGRP
14 8 (5.84%) SSL
15 7 (5.11%) DHCP
15 7 (5.11%) LDAP
15 7 (5.11%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.11%) MySQL
2 7 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.92%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.19%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.46%) DB2
6 2 (1.46%) OLTP
7 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (10.22%) Hudson
1 14 (10.22%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.11%) JIRA
2 7 (5.11%) Subversion
3 2 (1.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.46%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (9.49%) Telecoms
2 12 (8.76%) Finance
3 3 (2.19%) Billing
4 1 (0.73%) Marketing
4 1 (0.73%) Electronics
4 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (28.47%) Architect
2 22 (16.06%) Network Engineer
3 14 (10.22%) Analyst
4 12 (8.76%) Network Support
4 12 (8.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (8.03%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (8.03%) Network Architect
6 10 (7.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.57%) Consultant
7 9 (6.57%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.57%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (5.84%) Technical Architect
8 8 (5.84%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.84%) Designer
9 7 (5.11%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.11%) Network Analyst
9 7 (5.11%) Security Architect
10 6 (4.38%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.11%) JSON
2 6 (4.38%) Java EE
2 6 (4.38%) Middleware
3 4 (2.92%) OAuth
3 4 (2.92%) LAMP
4 3 (2.19%) WSDL
4 3 (2.19%) SOAP
4 3 (2.19%) Web Services
4 3 (2.19%) XSD
4 3 (2.19%) REST
5 1 (0.73%) JMS
5 1 (0.73%) .NET
5 1 (0.73%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (23.36%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.57%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (5.84%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.11%) Wiki
5 5 (3.65%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.65%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.65%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.92%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.92%) PDA
7 3 (2.19%) NHS
7 3 (2.19%) Handset
7 3 (2.19%) Clustering
7 3 (2.19%) Replication
7 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.19%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.19%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.46%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (30.66%) Windows
2 24 (17.52%) Linux
3 15 (10.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (8.76%) UNIX
5 10 (7.30%) Debian
5 10 (7.30%) Ubuntu
5 10 (7.30%) CentOS
6 7 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.65%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.65%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.19%) AIX
9 3 (2.19%) Solaris
9 3 (2.19%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.46%) Android
11 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.87%) ITIL
2 16 (11.68%) PRINCE2
3 15 (10.95%) Service Delivery
4 14 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (10.22%) TOGAF
4 14 (10.22%) Configuration Management
4 14 (10.22%) DevOps
5 11 (8.03%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (8.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (7.30%) Build Automation
7 8 (5.84%) Information Security
7 8 (5.84%) Migration
7 8 (5.84%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (5.84%) Load Balancing
7 8 (5.84%) Project Management
7 8 (5.84%) Security Architecture
7 8 (5.84%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (5.84%) Cyber Security
8 7 (5.11%) Data Protection
8 7 (5.11%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.76%) Ruby
1 12 (8.76%) Perl
1 12 (8.76%) PHP
1 12 (8.76%) SQL
1 12 (8.76%) Bash Shell
2 8 (5.84%) Python
3 7 (5.11%) Java
4 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.46%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (36.50%) Security Cleared
2 31 (22.63%) DV Cleared
3 27 (19.71%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (17.52%) SC Cleared
5 20 (14.60%) CCNA
6 9 (6.57%) CCNP
7 7 (5.11%) CISSP
7 7 (5.11%) CISM
8 6 (4.38%) Degree
9 4 (2.92%) JNCIS
9 4 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.46%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.73%) CCIE
12 1 (0.73%) CCDP
12 1 (0.73%) MCP
12 1 (0.73%) HND
12 1 (0.73%) MCSE
12 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) PCI DSS
2 7 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.38%) QA
4 4 (2.92%) SLA
5 2 (1.46%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (21.90%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.03%) XenServer
4 10 (7.30%) Samba
4 10 (7.30%) Postfix
5 7 (5.11%) iptables
6 3 (2.19%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.46%) XenApp
7 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.73%) NFS
8 1 (0.73%) SRDF
8 1 (0.73%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (10.22%) Puppet
2 11 (8.03%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (8.03%) Salt
3 7 (5.11%) Ansible
3 7 (5.11%) ZABBIX
4 6 (4.38%) SCCM
5 2 (1.46%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.73%) OpenView
6 1 (0.73%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 50 (36.50%) Cisco
2 32 (23.36%) Citrix
3 27 (19.71%) Microsoft
4 20 (14.60%) Juniper
5 19 (13.87%) VMware
6 16 (11.68%) CheckPoint
7 8 (5.84%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.84%) SolarWinds
8 7 (5.11%) McAfee
8 7 (5.11%) NetApp
9 5 (3.65%) Oracle
9 5 (3.65%) HP
9 5 (3.65%) Avaya
10 4 (2.92%) F5
10 4 (2.92%) Sitecore
10 4 (2.92%) BT
10 4 (2.92%) Tandberg
10 4 (2.92%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.92%) IBM
11 3 (2.19%) Nokia
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