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 1 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 47 79 80
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 114 60 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.84% 1.99% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.14% 16.62% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 35 37
Median daily rate £363 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £524 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 15
Median hourly rate £28.50 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.55% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £24.55 £18.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.52% +31.42%
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
515 361 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.34% 11.99% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 204 222
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 39
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.85% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.08 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.61% +44.44%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +15 45 £375 +12.35% 2
Gloucestershire +7 18 £357 -37.91% 5
Bristol +1 18 £325 -3.70% 7
Somerset +18 12 £300 -14.28%
Dorset -3 9 £388 -
Devon -7 6 £388 +37.16% 1
Cornwall - 1 £215 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 139 (77.22%) LAN
2 119 (66.11%) Cisco
3 90 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (45.00%) Firewall
5 78 (43.33%) Security Cleared
6 73 (40.56%) CCNP
7 71 (39.44%) SC Cleared
8 62 (34.44%) VPN
9 50 (27.78%) ITIL
10 38 (21.11%) Windows
10 38 (21.11%) MPLS
11 36 (20.00%) BGP
12 35 (19.44%) VoIP
13 34 (18.89%) Juniper
13 34 (18.89%) OSPF
13 34 (18.89%) Cisco ASA
14 32 (17.78%) CheckPoint
14 32 (17.78%) Telecoms
15 31 (17.22%) IPsec
16 30 (16.67%) DV Cleared
17 29 (16.11%) CCNA
17 29 (16.11%) Wireless
18 28 (15.56%) Active Directory
19 27 (15.00%) Microsoft
19 27 (15.00%) Data Centre
20 24 (13.33%) TCP/IP
21 23 (12.78%) Linux
21 23 (12.78%) Finance
22 21 (11.67%) BT
22 21 (11.67%) Project Management

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 12 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.56%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) Eucalyptus
4 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) Mule
4 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.89%) MS Office
3 3 (1.67%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.00%) Office 365
2 7 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.89%) IaaS
2 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.22%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.56%) PaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 139 (77.22%) LAN
2 81 (45.00%) Firewall
3 62 (34.44%) VPN
4 38 (21.11%) MPLS
5 36 (20.00%) BGP
6 35 (19.44%) VoIP
7 34 (18.89%) Cisco ASA
7 34 (18.89%) OSPF
8 31 (17.22%) IPsec
9 29 (16.11%) Wireless
10 24 (13.33%) TCP/IP
11 16 (8.89%) Unified Communications
12 15 (8.33%) IP Telephony
13 14 (7.78%) EIGRP
13 14 (7.78%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (7.22%) DNS
15 12 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (6.11%) SAN
17 10 (5.56%) DHCP
17 10 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 32 (17.78%) Telecoms
2 23 (12.78%) Finance
3 8 (4.44%) Billing
4 4 (2.22%) Military
5 3 (1.67%) Retail
6 2 (1.11%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.56%) Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 32 (17.78%) Designer
3 30 (16.67%) Network Designer
4 21 (11.67%) Support Engineer
5 20 (11.11%) Analyst
6 19 (10.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 17 (9.44%) Field Engineer
8 15 (8.33%) Network Field Engineer
9 14 (7.78%) Architect
9 14 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (6.67%) IP Designer
11 10 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
11 10 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 9 (5.00%) Project Manager
13 8 (4.44%) Network Analyst
14 7 (3.89%) Cisco Engineer
14 7 (3.89%) Network Support
14 7 (3.89%) Senior Manager
14 7 (3.89%) Senior Network Engineer
14 7 (3.89%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.22%) Web Services
2 3 (1.67%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
3 1 (0.56%) J2EE
3 1 (0.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (5.00%) Handset
4 8 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.44%) IVR
5 6 (3.33%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.78%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.78%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.22%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.67%) Clustering
8 3 (1.67%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.11%) CMDB
9 2 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.11%) Replication
10 1 (0.56%) BYOD
10 1 (0.56%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.11%) Windows
2 23 (12.78%) Linux
3 12 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 7 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.33%) Windows 8
5 6 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.67%) Unix
7 3 (1.67%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.11%) Android
8 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.11%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.56%) HPUX
9 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.78%) ITIL
2 21 (11.67%) Project Management
3 17 (9.44%) PRINCE2
4 12 (6.67%) Migration
4 12 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 11 (6.11%) ITIL V3
5 11 (6.11%) TOGAF
6 9 (5.00%) Change Management
6 9 (5.00%) Network Design
6 9 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 9 (5.00%) SIEM
7 8 (4.44%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.89%) Service Management
9 6 (3.33%) Performance Management
10 5 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.78%) Matrix Management
10 5 (2.78%) MODAF
10 5 (2.78%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.56%) SQL
2 5 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.78%) VBScript
3 3 (1.67%) C
4 1 (0.56%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.56%) Korn
4 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 90 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (43.33%) Security Cleared
3 73 (40.56%) CCNP
4 71 (39.44%) SC Cleared
5 30 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 29 (16.11%) CCNA
7 19 (10.56%) JNCIS
8 12 (6.67%) JNCIP
9 10 (5.56%) Degree
10 8 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (2.22%) HND
13 3 (1.67%) MCSE
14 2 (1.11%) CCIE
14 2 (1.11%) CCSA
14 2 (1.11%) CCSE
14 2 (1.11%) MCP
15 1 (0.56%) GCIA
15 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) SLA
2 5 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.11%) VMware ESX
3 10 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.56%) XenApp
4 9 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.89%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.22%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.22%) UAG
7 2 (1.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.56%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.33%) SCCM
2 4 (2.22%) TrustSec
3 2 (1.11%) Ansible
3 2 (1.11%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.11%) Puppet
3 2 (1.11%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 119 (66.11%) Cisco
2 34 (18.89%) Juniper
3 32 (17.78%) CheckPoint
4 27 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 21 (11.67%) BT
6 18 (10.00%) VMware
7 15 (8.33%) Fortinet
8 12 (6.67%) Intel Security
9 11 (6.11%) Citrix
10 9 (5.00%) Palo Alto
11 7 (3.89%) AppSense
11 7 (3.89%) Dell
11 7 (3.89%) Siemens
12 6 (3.33%) F5
12 6 (3.33%) Nortel
12 6 (3.33%) Sourcefire
13 5 (2.78%) Meraki
13 5 (2.78%) NEC
13 5 (2.78%) Oracle
14 4 (2.22%) Wyse
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