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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 50 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 105 49 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.21% 2.08% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.58% 16.12% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 24 29
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£285 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 4 5
Average hourly rate £23.10 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.96% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £25.10 £134.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -5.00%
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
465 304 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.23% 12.89% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 151 186
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £443 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 33 34
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.60 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Gloucestershire +5 34 £275 -33.33% 3
Wiltshire -2 19 £460 +41.53% 4
Bristol -19 16 £400 +60.00% 1
Devon +3 14 £263 - 6
Somerset +1 12 £263 -4.54%
Dorset - 8 - - 1
Cornwall - - - - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 194 (91.51%) LAN
2 117 (55.19%) Firewall
3 111 (52.36%) Cisco
4 98 (46.23%) Security Cleared
5 88 (41.51%) Cisco Certification
6 76 (35.85%) Windows
7 72 (33.96%) SC Cleared
8 59 (27.83%) ITIL
9 52 (24.53%) TCP/IP
9 52 (24.53%) CCNP
10 51 (24.06%) VPN
11 48 (22.64%) CCNA
12 44 (20.75%) MPLS
13 41 (19.34%) Active Directory
14 40 (18.87%) Microsoft
14 40 (18.87%) OSPF
15 39 (18.40%) Citrix
16 38 (17.92%) Cisco Nexus
17 37 (17.45%) VMware
18 36 (16.98%) BGP
19 34 (16.04%) Network Security
20 33 (15.57%) Telecoms
21 30 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
22 29 (13.68%) Juniper
22 29 (13.68%) VoIP
23 27 (12.74%) Network Management
24 25 (11.79%) DV Cleared
24 25 (11.79%) Linux
24 25 (11.79%) Windows Server 2003
25 24 (11.32%) DNS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (7.55%) Apache
2 15 (7.08%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.36%) MediaWiki
5 5 (2.36%) nginx
5 5 (2.36%) Confluence
6 4 (1.89%) Eucalyptus
6 4 (1.89%) IIS
6 4 (1.89%) SAS
6 4 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.89%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.94%) Lync
7 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.13%) MS Office
3 6 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.42%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.94%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Summit
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.94%) SaaS
4 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 194 (91.51%) LAN
2 117 (55.19%) Firewall
3 52 (24.53%) TCP/IP
4 51 (24.06%) VPN
5 44 (20.75%) MPLS
6 40 (18.87%) OSPF
7 38 (17.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 36 (16.98%) BGP
9 34 (16.04%) Network Security
10 29 (13.68%) VoIP
11 24 (11.32%) DNS
12 17 (8.02%) FTP
13 16 (7.55%) SNMP
13 16 (7.55%) DHCP
13 16 (7.55%) LDAP
13 16 (7.55%) Telnet
13 16 (7.55%) Wireless
14 15 (7.08%) IPsec
14 15 (7.08%) EIGRP
15 13 (6.13%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.83%) MySQL
2 6 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.42%) MS Access
4 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) OLTP
5 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (7.55%) Hudson
1 16 (7.55%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.36%) Subversion
2 5 (2.36%) JIRA
2 5 (2.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.94%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (15.57%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.02%) Finance
3 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.47%) Banking
4 1 (0.47%) Billing
4 1 (0.47%) Marketing
4 1 (0.47%) Law
4 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 44 (20.75%) Network Engineer
2 23 (10.85%) Analyst
3 21 (9.91%) Architect
4 19 (8.96%) Network Specialist
5 18 (8.49%) Network Support
6 17 (8.02%) Support Engineer
7 16 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (6.13%) Support Analyst
9 11 (5.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 10 (4.72%) Systems Analyst
10 10 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.72%) Team Leader
11 9 (4.25%) Network Manager
11 9 (4.25%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (4.25%) Designer
12 8 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (3.77%) Senior Network Engineer
13 7 (3.30%) Network Team Leader
13 7 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.55%) LAMP
2 5 (2.36%) Java EE
3 4 (1.89%) Web Services
4 3 (1.42%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.47%) REST
5 1 (0.47%) XSD
5 1 (0.47%) WSDL
5 1 (0.47%) Middleware
5 1 (0.47%) JSON
5 1 (0.47%) HTML
5 1 (0.47%) .NET
5 1 (0.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.72%) Management Information System
1 10 (4.72%) Clustering
2 7 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (2.83%) Replication
4 5 (2.36%) Wiki
4 5 (2.36%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.89%) NHS
5 4 (1.89%) Handset
6 3 (1.42%) Social Media
6 3 (1.42%) PDA
6 3 (1.42%) Statistics
6 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.94%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.94%) iPad
7 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.94%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.47%) DTV
8 1 (0.47%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 76 (35.85%) Windows
2 30 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (11.79%) Linux
3 25 (11.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (7.55%) Ubuntu
4 16 (7.55%) CentOS
5 15 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.13%) Windows XP
7 11 (5.19%) Windows 7
8 8 (3.77%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (2.36%) Debian
9 5 (2.36%) UNIX
10 3 (1.42%) Windows NT
10 3 (1.42%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.47%) Android
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.47%) HPUX
11 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.83%) ITIL
2 27 (12.74%) Network Management
3 22 (10.38%) Network Design
4 16 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (7.55%) DevOps
5 15 (7.08%) Network Monitoring
6 13 (6.13%) Mentoring
7 12 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (5.19%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (5.19%) Service Delivery
8 11 (5.19%) High Availability
9 10 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (4.72%) Migration
9 10 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (4.25%) Network Performance Management
10 9 (4.25%) Performance Management
11 8 (3.77%) Service Management
11 8 (3.77%) Problem Management
11 8 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (3.30%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.85%) SQL
2 16 (7.55%) Ruby
2 16 (7.55%) Perl
2 16 (7.55%) PHP
2 16 (7.55%) Bash Shell
3 6 (2.83%) Java
4 4 (1.89%) VBA
5 3 (1.42%) C
6 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.47%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 98 (46.23%) Security Cleared
2 88 (41.51%) Cisco Certification
3 72 (33.96%) SC Cleared
4 52 (24.53%) CCNP
5 48 (22.64%) CCNA
6 25 (11.79%) DV Cleared
7 20 (9.43%) CISSP
8 17 (8.02%) CCIE
9 10 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.83%) Degree
11 5 (2.36%) CISM
11 5 (2.36%) MCP
11 5 (2.36%) MCSE
12 3 (1.42%) CCVP
12 3 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.42%) PMP
12 3 (1.42%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.42%) JNCIS
13 2 (0.94%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.94%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.25%) SLA
2 5 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.36%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.42%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.42%) QA
4 2 (0.94%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 41 (19.34%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.55%) Samba
2 16 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.55%) XenServer
3 11 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.36%) Postfix
4 5 (2.36%) XenApp
5 4 (1.89%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.42%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.94%) vSphere
7 2 (0.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (7.55%) Puppet
1 16 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (7.55%) Salt
2 9 (4.25%) SCCM
3 8 (3.77%) OpenView
4 5 (2.36%) SCOM
4 5 (2.36%) ZABBIX
5 4 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.42%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (1.42%) HP NNM
6 3 (1.42%) WSUS
7 2 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 111 (52.36%) Cisco
2 40 (18.87%) Microsoft
3 39 (18.40%) Citrix
4 37 (17.45%) VMware
5 29 (13.68%) Juniper
6 19 (8.96%) HP
7 17 (8.02%) Red Hat
8 13 (6.13%) McAfee
9 11 (5.19%) CheckPoint
10 10 (4.72%) Fortinet
11 8 (3.77%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.30%) F5
12 7 (3.30%) Nokia
13 6 (2.83%) NetApp
13 6 (2.83%) Avaya
14 5 (2.36%) Dell
14 5 (2.36%) Blue Coat
14 5 (2.36%) BT
14 5 (2.36%) Polycom
15 4 (1.89%) Teradata