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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / South West
Rank 93 81 63
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -18
Contract jobs citing WAN 46 60 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.71% 2.03% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.89% 13.95% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 30
Median daily rate £267 £363 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.34% -10.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £248 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £410 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 10
Median hourly rate £17.30 - £24.60
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.33 - £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.26 - £38.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -9.09%

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
387 430 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.36% 14.56% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 289 199
Median daily rate £365 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £429 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 23 33
Median hourly rate £43.50 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £17.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 2017.

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
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 21 February 2017. 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 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
Bristol +12 16 £219 -43.54% 8
Gloucestershire +4 11 £300 +140.00% 2
Wiltshire -19 11 £253 -30.34% 3
Somerset +2 3 - - 1
Dorset -1 2 £264 -18.84%
Devon -4 2 £185 -56.47% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 93 (91.18%) LAN
2 47 (46.08%) Cisco
3 45 (44.12%) Firewall
4 39 (38.24%) Security Cleared
5 34 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 34 (33.33%) Windows
6 26 (25.49%) Active Directory
6 26 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (25.49%) Data Centre
7 24 (23.53%) VPN
8 23 (22.55%) CCNA
8 23 (22.55%) Juniper
9 21 (20.59%) DNS
9 21 (20.59%) VMware
10 20 (19.61%) Wireless
10 20 (19.61%) CCNP
10 20 (19.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 17 (16.67%) ITIL
12 16 (15.69%) TCP/IP
12 16 (15.69%) Windows Server
13 14 (13.73%) Load Balancing
14 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (11.76%) DHCP
16 11 (10.78%) MS Excel
16 11 (10.78%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (10.78%) Windows 7
17 10 (9.80%) SSL
18 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
18 9 (8.82%) Network 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 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.94%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.96%) IIS
3 1 (0.98%) Apache
3 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.88%) MS Office
3 3 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.84%) Office 365
3 5 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.94%) IaaS
5 1 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 93 (91.18%) LAN
2 45 (44.12%) Firewall
3 24 (23.53%) VPN
4 21 (20.59%) DNS
5 20 (19.61%) Cisco Nexus
5 20 (19.61%) Wireless
6 16 (15.69%) TCP/IP
7 12 (11.76%) DHCP
8 11 (10.78%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (9.80%) SSL
10 8 (7.84%) NetScaler
10 8 (7.84%) Network Security
11 7 (6.86%) BGP
11 7 (6.86%) OSPF
11 7 (6.86%) VoIP
12 6 (5.88%) Internet
13 5 (4.90%) Ethernet
13 5 (4.90%) MPLS
13 5 (4.90%) WLAN
14 4 (3.92%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (3.92%) Banking
2 3 (2.94%) Marketing
2 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.98%) Finance
3 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (26.47%) Network Engineer
2 13 (12.75%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.78%) Architect
4 10 (9.80%) Analyst
4 10 (9.80%) Network Analyst
5 8 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (7.84%) IT Support
6 7 (6.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) IT Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Cisco Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Security Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) Web Services
2 1 (0.98%) .NET
2 1 (0.98%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.98%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.49%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.88%) Smartphone
3 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.94%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (2.94%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.96%) Replication
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.98%) NHS
6 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.33%) Windows
2 16 (15.69%) Windows Server
3 11 (10.78%) Windows 7
4 8 (7.84%) Linux
4 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.92%) Android
5 4 (3.92%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.96%) VMS
6 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.98%) AIX
7 1 (0.98%) Unix
7 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.67%) ITIL
2 14 (13.73%) Load Balancing
3 9 (8.82%) Network Management
4 8 (7.84%) Migration
5 7 (6.86%) ITSM
5 7 (6.86%) SIEM
6 6 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.88%) Information Security
6 6 (5.88%) ITIL V3
6 6 (5.88%) Service Management
7 5 (4.90%) Change Management
7 5 (4.90%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.90%) Project Management
8 4 (3.92%) DevOps
8 4 (3.92%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.92%) Information Security Management
8 4 (3.92%) Security Architecture
8 4 (3.92%) Security Management
8 4 (3.92%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.94%) SQL
3 1 (0.98%) C#
3 1 (0.98%) Perl
3 1 (0.98%) Python
3 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 34 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 26 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (22.55%) CCNA
5 20 (19.61%) CCNP
6 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (5.88%) MCSE
8 5 (4.90%) SANS
9 3 (2.94%) MCSA
10 2 (1.96%) CCDA
10 2 (1.96%) CNA
10 2 (1.96%) CNE
10 2 (1.96%) MCITP
10 2 (1.96%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.98%) CCIE
11 1 (0.98%) CISSP
11 1 (0.98%) Degree
11 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (25.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.94%) ISA Server
4 3 (2.94%) vSphere
5 1 (0.98%) Firmware
5 1 (0.98%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (4.90%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.92%) SCCM
4 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.98%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.98%) Nessus
5 1 (0.98%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.98%) Nmap
5 1 (0.98%) QRadar
Vendors
1 47 (46.08%) Cisco
2 23 (22.55%) Juniper
3 21 (20.59%) VMware
4 17 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (8.82%) Palo Alto
6 8 (7.84%) Citrix
7 7 (6.86%) HP
8 6 (5.88%) CheckPoint
8 6 (5.88%) Intel Security
9 5 (4.90%) Aruba
9 5 (4.90%) BT
10 4 (3.92%) Apple
10 4 (3.92%) Brocade
10 4 (3.92%) Dell
10 4 (3.92%) F5
11 3 (2.94%) Toshiba
12 2 (1.96%) Ciena
12 2 (1.96%) NetApp
12 2 (1.96%) Novell
12 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
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