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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 51 80 72
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 105 62 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.49% 1.98% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 16.89% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 41 38
Median daily rate £350 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 14
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £43.25 £18.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +21.73%
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
525 367 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.44% 11.73% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 222 205
Median daily rate £363 £355 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 41
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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 June 2016.

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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Wiltshire +8 33 £369 +11.74% 6
Bristol +16 22 £350 +7.69% 6
Dorset +4 14 £388 - 3
Somerset +17 12 £300 -22.58% 1
Devon +6 11 £375 +50.00% 2
Gloucestershire -4 11 £300 +9.09% 1
Cornwall - 1 £215 - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 West region with a requirement for WAN.

1 162 (79.41%) LAN
2 138 (67.65%) Cisco
3 102 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 97 (47.55%) Firewall
5 83 (40.69%) CCNP
5 83 (40.69%) Security Cleared
6 77 (37.75%) SC Cleared
7 70 (34.31%) VPN
8 56 (27.45%) ITIL
9 47 (23.04%) Windows
10 40 (19.61%) MPLS
11 39 (19.12%) BGP
11 39 (19.12%) Juniper
12 38 (18.63%) CheckPoint
13 36 (17.65%) OSPF
13 36 (17.65%) VoIP
13 36 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
14 35 (17.16%) Active Directory
14 35 (17.16%) Wireless
15 34 (16.67%) CCNA
16 33 (16.18%) IPsec
17 32 (15.69%) Telecoms
18 30 (14.71%) DV Cleared
18 30 (14.71%) Data Centre
19 29 (14.22%) Microsoft
20 27 (13.24%) TCP/IP
21 26 (12.75%) Linux
22 24 (11.76%) Finance
23 22 (10.78%) Wi-Fi
24 21 (10.29%) BT

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 13 (6.37%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.39%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.45%) Mule
4 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.49%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.92%) MS Office
3 3 (1.47%) MS Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.88%) Office 365
2 11 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.43%) IaaS
4 4 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.96%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.49%) PaaS
6 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 162 (79.41%) LAN
2 97 (47.55%) Firewall
3 70 (34.31%) VPN
4 40 (19.61%) MPLS
5 39 (19.12%) BGP
6 36 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 36 (17.65%) OSPF
6 36 (17.65%) VoIP
7 35 (17.16%) Wireless
8 33 (16.18%) IPsec
9 27 (13.24%) TCP/IP
10 22 (10.78%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (9.31%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (7.84%) EIGRP
12 16 (7.84%) IP Telephony
12 16 (7.84%) Unified Communications
13 15 (7.35%) DNS
14 14 (6.86%) DHCP
14 14 (6.86%) Network Security
15 11 (5.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.96%) LoadRunner
General
1 32 (15.69%) Telecoms
2 24 (11.76%) Finance
3 8 (3.92%) Billing
4 4 (1.96%) Military
4 4 (1.96%) Retail
5 2 (0.98%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.49%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.49%) Electronics
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (22.55%) Network Engineer
2 33 (16.18%) Designer
3 31 (15.20%) Network Designer
4 22 (10.78%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 22 (10.78%) Support Engineer
5 20 (9.80%) Analyst
6 18 (8.82%) Architect
7 17 (8.33%) Field Engineer
8 15 (7.35%) Network Field Engineer
9 14 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (6.37%) IP Designer
11 12 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (5.39%) Infrastructure Support
13 10 (4.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 10 (4.90%) Network Support
13 10 (4.90%) Support Technician
14 9 (4.41%) Network Technician
15 8 (3.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 8 (3.92%) Network Analyst
15 8 (3.92%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.96%) Web Services
2 3 (1.47%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.41%) Handset
4 8 (3.92%) IVR
5 6 (2.94%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.94%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.94%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.96%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.47%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.98%) Clustering
8 2 (0.98%) CMDB
8 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.98%) PKI
9 1 (0.49%) BYOD
9 1 (0.49%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.04%) Windows
2 26 (12.75%) Linux
3 15 (7.35%) Windows 7
4 9 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.92%) Windows 8
5 8 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.43%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.94%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.96%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.98%) Android
9 2 (0.98%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.49%) HPUX
10 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.49%) Solaris
10 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (27.45%) ITIL
2 20 (9.80%) Project Management
3 16 (7.84%) PRINCE2
4 13 (6.37%) Service Delivery
5 11 (5.39%) ITIL V3
5 11 (5.39%) Network Design
5 11 (5.39%) TOGAF
6 10 (4.90%) Change Management
6 10 (4.90%) Migration
7 9 (4.41%) Problem Management
7 9 (4.41%) SIEM
8 7 (3.43%) DevOps
8 7 (3.43%) High Availability
8 7 (3.43%) Load Balancing
9 6 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.94%) Performance Management
9 6 (2.94%) Service Management
10 5 (2.45%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.45%) Information Security
10 5 (2.45%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.88%) SQL
2 6 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.94%) VBScript
3 2 (0.98%) C
4 1 (0.49%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.49%) Korn
4 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 102 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (40.69%) CCNP
2 83 (40.69%) Security Cleared
3 77 (37.75%) SC Cleared
4 34 (16.67%) CCNA
5 30 (14.71%) DV Cleared
6 19 (9.31%) JNCIS
7 13 (6.37%) JNCIP
8 10 (4.90%) Degree
9 8 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (2.45%) CISSP
12 4 (1.96%) HND
13 3 (1.47%) CCIE
13 3 (1.47%) MCSE
14 2 (0.98%) CCSA
14 2 (0.98%) CCSE
14 2 (0.98%) MCP
15 1 (0.49%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.94%) SLA
2 5 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (17.16%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.37%) VMware ESX
3 12 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.88%) XenApp
4 11 (5.39%) XenDesktop
5 9 (4.41%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.96%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.96%) UAG
7 2 (0.98%) Firmware
7 2 (0.98%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.88%) SCCM
2 7 (3.43%) Ansible
2 7 (3.43%) Puppet
3 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.96%) TrustSec
5 3 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.98%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 138 (67.65%) Cisco
2 39 (19.12%) Juniper
3 38 (18.63%) CheckPoint
4 29 (14.22%) Microsoft
5 21 (10.29%) BT
6 20 (9.80%) VMware
7 18 (8.82%) Fortinet
8 14 (6.86%) Palo Alto
9 13 (6.37%) Intel Security
10 12 (5.88%) Citrix
11 9 (4.41%) F5
12 8 (3.92%) Dell
13 7 (3.43%) AppSense
13 7 (3.43%) Google
13 7 (3.43%) Oracle
13 7 (3.43%) Siemens
14 6 (2.94%) Nortel
14 6 (2.94%) Sourcefire
15 5 (2.45%) NEC
15 5 (2.45%) Wyse
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago