The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 64 77 77
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 81 32 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.65% 1.50% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.84% 11.19% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 11 24
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £290 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.23 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.59% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.23 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £17.23 £23.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
430 286 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.07% 13.43% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 150 191
Average daily rate £375 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
WAN
England

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014.

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 July 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
Bristol +11 37 £416 +17.11% 6
Gloucestershire - 12 £325 - 5
Wiltshire -11 11 £350 -20.45% 2
Dorset - 7 £356 - 7
Somerset -13 6 £285 +42.50% 5
Devon -12 3 £200 - 1
Cornwall - 3 £120 - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 130 (88.44%) LAN
2 61 (41.50%) Windows
3 47 (31.97%) Firewall
4 38 (25.85%) Security Cleared
5 37 (25.17%) Cisco
6 33 (22.45%) ITIL
7 32 (21.77%) SC Cleared
8 29 (19.73%) Telecoms
8 29 (19.73%) VPN
9 27 (18.37%) VMware
10 26 (17.69%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (17.01%) Linux
11 25 (17.01%) Red Hat
11 25 (17.01%) Citrix
12 24 (16.33%) TCP/IP
13 23 (15.65%) Network Security
14 20 (13.61%) Samba
14 20 (13.61%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (13.61%) CCNA
14 20 (13.61%) Active Directory
14 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
14 20 (13.61%) BGP
14 20 (13.61%) Project Management
14 20 (13.61%) Capacity Planning
15 18 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (11.56%) CCNP
16 17 (11.56%) SQL
17 16 (10.88%) IPv6
17 16 (10.88%) EIGRP
17 16 (10.88%) OSPF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 15 (10.20%) Apache
2 14 (9.52%) nginx
3 12 (8.16%) Confluence
3 12 (8.16%) MediaWiki
4 9 (6.12%) Lync
4 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.76%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.68%) IIS
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.68%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.04%) AutoCAD
3 3 (2.04%) MS Office
4 2 (1.36%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.68%) MS Project
5 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.36%) SaaS
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 130 (88.44%) LAN
2 47 (31.97%) Firewall
3 29 (19.73%) VPN
4 24 (16.33%) TCP/IP
5 23 (15.65%) Network Security
6 20 (13.61%) BGP
7 16 (10.88%) OSPF
7 16 (10.88%) IPv6
7 16 (10.88%) EIGRP
8 13 (8.84%) IPsec
8 13 (8.84%) VoIP
9 12 (8.16%) LDAP
10 8 (5.44%) MPLS
11 7 (4.76%) SAN
11 7 (4.76%) Internet
12 6 (4.08%) Wireless
12 6 (4.08%) Ethernet
12 6 (4.08%) VLAN
13 5 (3.40%) Cisco PIX
13 5 (3.40%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.84%) MySQL
2 12 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.72%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (9.52%) Hudson
1 14 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 13 (8.84%) Git (software)
3 12 (8.16%) Subversion
3 12 (8.16%) JIRA
4 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (19.73%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (12.93%) Network Engineer
2 15 (10.20%) Consultant
3 14 (9.52%) Administrator
4 11 (7.48%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (7.48%) Architect
4 11 (7.48%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 10 (6.80%) Linux Administrator
6 9 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (6.12%) Coordinator
7 8 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Solutions Consultant
8 7 (4.76%) Test Leader
9 6 (4.08%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Analyst
10 5 (3.40%) Technical Support
10 5 (3.40%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.72%) Voice Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.52%) LAMP
2 5 (3.40%) Web Services
3 3 (2.04%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.16%) Wiki
2 5 (3.40%) Clustering
3 4 (2.72%) IVR
3 4 (2.72%) Handset
3 4 (2.72%) iPad
4 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.04%) NHS
4 3 (2.04%) Firmware
4 3 (2.04%) Statistics
4 3 (2.04%) Animation
5 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.36%) Replication
5 2 (1.36%) Open Source
6 1 (0.68%) PMI
6 1 (0.68%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 61 (41.50%) Windows
2 25 (17.01%) Linux
3 15 (10.20%) Debian
4 14 (9.52%) Ubuntu
4 14 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.16%) CentOS
6 10 (6.80%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.40%) UNIX
9 4 (2.72%) HPUX
9 4 (2.72%) Solaris
10 3 (2.04%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.04%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.45%) ITIL
2 20 (13.61%) Project Management
2 20 (13.61%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (13.61%) Capacity Planning
3 15 (10.20%) DevOps
3 15 (10.20%) Service Management
4 14 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (8.84%) PRINCE2
6 12 (8.16%) Data Modelling
7 9 (6.12%) Test Strategy
8 8 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (5.44%) Change Management
8 8 (5.44%) Change Control
8 8 (5.44%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (4.08%) Data Security
10 5 (3.40%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.40%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.40%) Network Design
10 5 (3.40%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.56%) SQL
2 15 (10.20%) Ruby
2 15 (10.20%) Bash Shell
3 13 (8.84%) Java
3 13 (8.84%) Perl
3 13 (8.84%) PHP
4 10 (6.80%) Shell Script
5 6 (4.08%) Python
6 4 (2.72%) Korn
6 4 (2.72%) Bourne shell
7 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (25.85%) Security Cleared
2 32 (21.77%) SC Cleared
3 26 (17.69%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (13.61%) CCNA
5 17 (11.56%) CCNP
6 5 (3.40%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.72%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.04%) MCP
8 3 (2.04%) PMP
9 2 (1.36%) MCSE
9 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.36%) CCIE
9 2 (1.36%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.36%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.36%) Degree
10 1 (0.68%) CCSE
10 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.68%) MCT
10 1 (0.68%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 20 (13.61%) Active Directory
1 20 (13.61%) Samba
2 18 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.84%) Postfix
4 12 (8.16%) XenServer
5 8 (5.44%) NFS
6 3 (2.04%) XenApp
6 3 (2.04%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.36%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.68%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (10.20%) Puppet
2 14 (9.52%) ZABBIX
3 5 (3.40%) OpenView
4 4 (2.72%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.72%) WSUS
5 3 (2.04%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (2.04%) HP NNM
6 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.36%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (25.17%) Cisco
2 27 (18.37%) VMware
3 25 (17.01%) Citrix
3 25 (17.01%) Red Hat
4 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
5 13 (8.84%) HP
6 12 (8.16%) Juniper
7 10 (6.80%) Avaya
8 8 (5.44%) Nortel
9 6 (4.08%) Dell
9 6 (4.08%) BT
10 5 (3.40%) F5
10 5 (3.40%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.40%) McAfee
11 4 (2.72%) Apple
11 4 (2.72%) IBM
12 3 (2.04%) NetApp
12 3 (2.04%) Siemens
13 2 (1.36%) Oracle
13 2 (1.36%) Acronis
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