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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 78 72 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 70 69 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.25% 2.39% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.72% 15.61% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 37
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £19.75 £14.78 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.67% -31.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +29.23%
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
374 442 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.01% 15.30% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 233 196
Average daily rate £360 £375 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -0.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 25
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.39 £9.50 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £29.50 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +9 21 £338 +23.85% 5
Bristol +4 17 £450 +5.88% 4
Gloucestershire -25 14 £450 +10.76% 3
Dorset +2 6 £225 -28.57% 1
Somerset +1 6 £263 +5.00% 3
Devon -1 3 £315 -21.25% 2
Cornwall - 1 - - 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 155 (89.08%) LAN
2 92 (52.87%) Firewall
3 78 (44.83%) Cisco
4 66 (37.93%) Windows
5 58 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 51 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (27.59%) VPN
8 47 (27.01%) Active Directory
9 46 (26.44%) CCNA
10 37 (21.26%) VMware
11 36 (20.69%) Microsoft
11 36 (20.69%) VoIP
12 35 (20.11%) Citrix
13 33 (18.97%) Network Security
14 31 (17.82%) ITIL
15 29 (16.67%) SC Cleared
15 29 (16.67%) DV Cleared
16 28 (16.09%) Linux
17 27 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
17 27 (15.52%) Wireless
18 25 (14.37%) Juniper
19 24 (13.79%) OSPF
20 23 (13.22%) BGP
20 23 (13.22%) SQL
20 23 (13.22%) DNS
20 23 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
21 22 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
21 22 (12.64%) TCP/IP
22 20 (11.49%) MPLS
22 20 (11.49%) Telecoms

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.05%) Apache
3 12 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 11 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (6.32%) nginx
5 10 (5.75%) IIS
6 8 (4.60%) Confluence
6 8 (4.60%) MediaWiki
7 6 (3.45%) CMS
8 5 (2.87%) Eucalyptus
8 5 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.87%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.72%) Lync
10 2 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.15%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.57%) JBoss
11 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.90%) MS Office
3 5 (2.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.15%) SaaS
2 2 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 155 (89.08%) LAN
2 92 (52.87%) Firewall
3 48 (27.59%) VPN
4 36 (20.69%) VoIP
5 33 (18.97%) Network Security
6 27 (15.52%) Wireless
7 24 (13.79%) OSPF
8 23 (13.22%) BGP
8 23 (13.22%) DNS
9 22 (12.64%) TCP/IP
10 20 (11.49%) MPLS
11 19 (10.92%) IPsec
12 17 (9.77%) DHCP
13 13 (7.47%) Ethernet
13 13 (7.47%) IP Telephony
13 13 (7.47%) VLAN
14 12 (6.90%) WLAN
15 11 (6.32%) LDAP
15 11 (6.32%) IPv6
16 10 (5.75%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.60%) MySQL
3 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.30%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.15%) OLTP
7 2 (1.15%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.57%) DB2
8 1 (0.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (10.34%) Hudson
1 18 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.60%) Subversion
2 8 (4.60%) JIRA
2 8 (4.60%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.15%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (11.49%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.77%) Finance
3 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.15%) Electronics
3 2 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (0.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 44 (25.29%) Network Engineer
2 37 (21.26%) Architect
3 25 (14.37%) Analyst
4 16 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (8.62%) Support Analyst
5 15 (8.62%) Network Support
6 13 (7.47%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.17%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.17%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (4.60%) Network Manager
9 8 (4.60%) Network Architect
9 8 (4.60%) Consultant
9 8 (4.60%) Network Analyst
10 7 (4.02%) Network Support Analyst
10 7 (4.02%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (4.02%) Designer
11 6 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.60%) LAMP
2 7 (4.02%) Java EE
3 6 (3.45%) JSON
4 5 (2.87%) Middleware
5 4 (2.30%) OAuth
6 2 (1.15%) REST
6 2 (1.15%) SOAP
6 2 (1.15%) Web Services
6 2 (1.15%) XSD
6 2 (1.15%) WSDL
7 1 (0.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.32%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (5.17%) Clustering
3 8 (4.60%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.60%) Wiki
4 7 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.45%) Handset
5 6 (3.45%) Replication
6 5 (2.87%) NHS
7 4 (2.30%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.30%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.30%) PDA
8 3 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.15%) Social Media
9 2 (1.15%) DTV
9 2 (1.15%) IVR
9 2 (1.15%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 66 (37.93%) Windows
2 28 (16.09%) Linux
3 27 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (8.05%) Ubuntu
5 14 (8.05%) CentOS
6 13 (7.47%) UNIX
7 11 (6.32%) Debian
7 11 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.75%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.75%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.72%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.15%) AIX
11 2 (1.15%) Solaris
12 1 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.82%) ITIL
2 18 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (10.34%) DevOps
3 15 (8.62%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (8.05%) Service Delivery
4 14 (8.05%) Migration
5 12 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (6.32%) TOGAF
7 10 (5.75%) Build Automation
8 9 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (5.17%) Load Balancing
8 9 (5.17%) Configuration Management
9 8 (4.60%) PRINCE2
9 8 (4.60%) Data Modelling
9 8 (4.60%) Service Management
9 8 (4.60%) Network Management
9 8 (4.60%) Data Migration
10 7 (4.02%) Cyber Security
11 6 (3.45%) Data Protection
11 6 (3.45%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.22%) SQL
2 16 (9.20%) Ruby
2 16 (9.20%) Perl
2 16 (9.20%) PHP
2 16 (9.20%) Bash Shell
3 8 (4.60%) Python
4 7 (4.02%) Java
5 3 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.15%) C
7 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 51 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (26.44%) CCNA
4 29 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 29 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 13 (7.47%) CCNP
6 8 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.45%) CISM
7 6 (3.45%) Degree
7 6 (3.45%) CISSP
8 5 (2.87%) MCSE
9 3 (1.72%) CCVP
9 3 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.72%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.15%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.15%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.57%) CCSA
11 1 (0.57%) CCDA
11 1 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.02%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.45%) QA
2 6 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.30%) SLA
4 2 (1.15%) COBIT
4 2 (1.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.57%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 47 (27.01%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.62%) XenServer
4 14 (8.05%) Samba
5 11 (6.32%) Postfix
6 9 (5.17%) Hyper-V
7 8 (4.60%) iptables
8 4 (2.30%) XenApp
9 3 (1.72%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.15%) vSphere
11 1 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (10.34%) Puppet
2 15 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (8.62%) Salt
3 11 (6.32%) SCCM
4 8 (4.60%) ZABBIX
5 7 (4.02%) Ansible
6 5 (2.87%) SCOM
7 3 (1.72%) OpenView
8 2 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.57%) WSUS
9 1 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 78 (44.83%) Cisco
2 37 (21.26%) VMware
3 36 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 35 (20.11%) Citrix
5 25 (14.37%) Juniper
6 17 (9.77%) CheckPoint
7 14 (8.05%) McAfee
8 11 (6.32%) Red Hat
8 11 (6.32%) Avaya
8 11 (6.32%) HP
9 10 (5.75%) SolarWinds
10 8 (4.60%) Polycom
11 7 (4.02%) NetApp
12 6 (3.45%) Nokia
13 5 (2.87%) BT
13 5 (2.87%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.87%) SonicWALL
14 4 (2.30%) Sitecore
14 4 (2.30%) Oracle
14 4 (2.30%) TIBCO
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