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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 82 67 71
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 69 79 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.03% 2.45% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.84% 15.74% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 56 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £173 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £101.75 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.23% +490.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -11.62%
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
465 502 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.71% 15.54% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 307 136
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.71% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £134.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +19 35 £240 -31.42% 7
Gloucestershire -12 14 £275 +4.76% 3
Bristol -17 10 £325 -22.98% 4
Devon 0 6 £285 +42.50% 2
Dorset -1 4 - - 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 108 (83.72%) LAN
2 58 (44.96%) Cisco
3 55 (42.64%) Security Cleared
4 45 (34.88%) Firewall
5 38 (29.46%) ITIL
6 37 (28.68%) SC Cleared
7 31 (24.03%) Windows
7 31 (24.03%) Juniper
8 30 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (16.28%) BGP
9 21 (16.28%) CCNP
9 21 (16.28%) MPLS
9 21 (16.28%) PRINCE2
9 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
9 21 (16.28%) Active Directory
9 21 (16.28%) VPN
10 20 (15.50%) VoIP
10 20 (15.50%) CheckPoint
11 19 (14.73%) OSPF
11 19 (14.73%) Network Design
11 19 (14.73%) Data Centre
12 18 (13.95%) VLAN
13 17 (13.18%) Wireless
13 17 (13.18%) CCNA
13 17 (13.18%) Citrix
13 17 (13.18%) DNS
14 16 (12.40%) TCP/IP
15 15 (11.63%) Service Delivery
15 15 (11.63%) DV Cleared
16 14 (10.85%) Project Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (7.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.33%) nginx
3 3 (2.33%) IIS
3 3 (2.33%) Apache
4 2 (1.55%) Lync
4 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.78%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.78%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (5.43%) MS Office
2 6 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.88%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (83.72%) LAN
2 45 (34.88%) Firewall
3 21 (16.28%) MPLS
3 21 (16.28%) BGP
3 21 (16.28%) VPN
4 20 (15.50%) VoIP
5 19 (14.73%) OSPF
6 18 (13.95%) VLAN
7 17 (13.18%) Wireless
7 17 (13.18%) DNS
8 16 (12.40%) TCP/IP
9 13 (10.08%) Network Security
10 12 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (9.30%) DHCP
11 10 (7.75%) Ethernet
11 10 (7.75%) IPsec
11 10 (7.75%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (6.20%) ATM
13 7 (5.43%) SSL
13 7 (5.43%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.55%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Hudson
1 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (7.75%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.10%) Billing
3 4 (3.10%) Marketing
4 2 (1.55%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (18.60%) Network Engineer
2 17 (13.18%) Architect
2 17 (13.18%) Project Manager
2 17 (13.18%) Analyst
3 11 (8.53%) Support Analyst
3 11 (8.53%) Designer
4 9 (6.98%) Network Architect
5 8 (6.20%) Design Engineer
5 8 (6.20%) Consultant
5 8 (6.20%) Network Design Engineer
6 7 (5.43%) Network Support
7 6 (4.65%) Network Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Coordinator
8 5 (3.88%) Network Support Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) Network Designer
9 4 (3.10%) Administrator
9 4 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.10%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.33%) JSON
2 2 (1.55%) Middleware
2 2 (1.55%) Java EE
2 2 (1.55%) OAuth
3 1 (0.78%) REST
3 1 (0.78%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.78%) WCF
3 1 (0.78%) .NET
3 1 (0.78%) SOAP
3 1 (0.78%) Web Services
3 1 (0.78%) XSD
3 1 (0.78%) JMS
3 1 (0.78%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.73%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.20%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (4.65%) Cryptography
4 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.55%) Handset
6 2 (1.55%) Replication
6 2 (1.55%) Clustering
6 2 (1.55%) PDA
6 2 (1.55%) Statistics
6 2 (1.55%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.55%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.55%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) DTV
7 1 (0.78%) User Experience
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.78%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 31 (24.03%) Windows
2 11 (8.53%) Windows 7
3 9 (6.98%) Linux
3 9 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (6.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.65%) UNIX
6 6 (4.65%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.10%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.33%) CentOS
8 3 (2.33%) Debian
8 3 (2.33%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.55%) AIX
9 2 (1.55%) Solaris
9 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.46%) ITIL
2 21 (16.28%) PRINCE2
3 19 (14.73%) Network Design
4 15 (11.63%) Service Delivery
5 14 (10.85%) Project Management
6 12 (9.30%) Configuration Management
7 9 (6.98%) Migration
8 8 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.20%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (4.65%) Network Load Balancing
9 6 (4.65%) TOGAF
9 6 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (4.65%) Service Management
9 6 (4.65%) ITSM
10 5 (3.88%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.88%) Time Management
11 4 (3.10%) Change Control
11 4 (3.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (3.10%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (3.10%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.33%) Perl
1 3 (2.33%) PHP
1 3 (2.33%) SQL
1 3 (2.33%) Python
1 3 (2.33%) Ruby
1 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
1 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 55 (42.64%) Security Cleared
2 37 (28.68%) SC Cleared
3 30 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (16.28%) CCNP
5 17 (13.18%) CCNA
6 15 (11.63%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.43%) JNCIS
8 4 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.10%) MCSE
8 4 (3.10%) CCIE
8 4 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (2.33%) CCDP
10 2 (1.55%) CISSP
10 2 (1.55%) CISM
10 2 (1.55%) CCSE
10 2 (1.55%) Degree
11 1 (0.78%) CCENT
11 1 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) SLA
2 4 (3.10%) QA
3 2 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.33%) Postfix
3 3 (2.33%) Samba
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.78%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.78%) XenServer
4 1 (0.78%) SRDF
4 1 (0.78%) vSphere
4 1 (0.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (3.10%) SCCM
3 3 (2.33%) Puppet
3 3 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.33%) Ansible
3 3 (2.33%) Salt
4 1 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.78%) SCOM
4 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 58 (44.96%) Cisco
2 31 (24.03%) Juniper
3 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
4 20 (15.50%) CheckPoint
5 17 (13.18%) Citrix
6 12 (9.30%) F5
7 9 (6.98%) VMware
8 7 (5.43%) SolarWinds
9 6 (4.65%) Tandberg
9 6 (4.65%) CA
10 5 (3.88%) Radware
11 4 (3.10%) Blue Coat
11 4 (3.10%) Fortinet
12 3 (2.33%) Brocade
12 3 (2.33%) NetApp
12 3 (2.33%) Avaya
12 3 (2.33%) HP
12 3 (2.33%) NetQoS
13 2 (1.55%) Websense
13 2 (1.55%) Sitecore
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