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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 88 106 49
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -57
Contract jobs citing WAN 52 47 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.88% 1.47% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.03% 11.44% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 58
Median daily rate £300 £375 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £410 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.60% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 26
Median hourly rate £17.30 £43.00 £23.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.77% +86.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.33 £43.00 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.26 £43.00 £30.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -20.00%
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
346 411 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.49% 12.81% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 227 279
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £488 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 61
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +65.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 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 +11 16 £475 +90.00% 4
Bristol +16 12 £436 +45.41% 2
Gloucestershire -3 11 £275 -26.66% 4
Devon +10 5 £185 -48.78%
Dorset -3 4 £413 +3.12% 2
Somerset +24 3 - - 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 121 (90.98%) LAN
2 69 (51.88%) Cisco
3 64 (48.12%) Firewall
4 45 (33.83%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (29.32%) Security Cleared
6 36 (27.07%) SC Cleared
6 36 (27.07%) Windows
7 35 (26.32%) CCNP
8 34 (25.56%) CCNA
9 31 (23.31%) Data Centre
10 30 (22.56%) VPN
11 27 (20.30%) ITIL
11 27 (20.30%) Cisco Nexus
12 25 (18.80%) Active Directory
12 25 (18.80%) Juniper
13 21 (15.79%) VMware
14 20 (15.04%) Wireless
15 18 (13.53%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (13.53%) TCP/IP
16 17 (12.78%) DNS
16 17 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (12.03%) SCCM
17 16 (12.03%) DHCP
18 14 (10.53%) Microsoft
18 14 (10.53%) CheckPoint
19 13 (9.77%) Network Security
19 13 (9.77%) Windows 7
19 13 (9.77%) Windows Server
20 12 (9.02%) Palo Alto
20 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure

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 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (4.51%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (3.76%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.01%) Mule
4 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.75%) IIS
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.76%) MS Office
3 2 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.52%) Office 365
3 7 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.26%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (90.98%) LAN
2 64 (48.12%) Firewall
3 30 (22.56%) VPN
4 27 (20.30%) Cisco Nexus
5 20 (15.04%) Wireless
6 18 (13.53%) TCP/IP
6 18 (13.53%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (12.78%) DNS
8 16 (12.03%) DHCP
9 13 (9.77%) Network Security
10 12 (9.02%) MPLS
10 12 (9.02%) OSPF
11 11 (8.27%) BGP
11 11 (8.27%) VoIP
12 10 (7.52%) VLAN
12 10 (7.52%) WLAN
13 9 (6.77%) Internet
14 8 (6.02%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (6.02%) SSL
15 6 (4.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.76%) Finance
3 4 (3.01%) Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Military
4 3 (2.26%) Marketing
5 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (22.56%) Network Engineer
2 19 (14.29%) Analyst
2 19 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 17 (12.78%) Architect
4 12 (9.02%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (5.26%) Cisco Analyst
6 7 (5.26%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 6 (4.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Network Support
7 6 (4.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.76%) Support Technician
9 4 (3.01%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) Consultant
9 4 (3.01%) IT Support
9 4 (3.01%) Network Specialist
9 4 (3.01%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.50%) Middleware
2 1 (0.75%) ELK Stack
2 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.31%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.01%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.01%) Replication
2 4 (3.01%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.26%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.50%) Clustering
4 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.75%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.75%) IVR
5 1 (0.75%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.07%) Windows
2 13 (9.77%) Windows 7
2 13 (9.77%) Windows Server
3 11 (8.27%) Linux
3 11 (8.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (6.77%) Windows 10
5 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.51%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.76%) Unix
8 4 (3.01%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.50%) Android
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.30%) ITIL
2 10 (7.52%) Migration
3 9 (6.77%) Configuration Management
4 8 (6.02%) Load Balancing
4 8 (6.02%) Network Design
4 8 (6.02%) Network Management
4 8 (6.02%) PRINCE2
4 8 (6.02%) Project Management
4 8 (6.02%) Service Management
5 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 6 (4.51%) DevOps
6 6 (4.51%) High Availability
7 5 (3.76%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.76%) Time Management
7 5 (3.76%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.01%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (3.01%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.50%) SQL
3 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (33.83%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (29.32%) Security Cleared
3 36 (27.07%) SC Cleared
4 35 (26.32%) CCNP
5 34 (25.56%) CCNA
6 10 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (6.02%) MCSE
8 5 (3.76%) CISSP
9 4 (3.01%) CCDA
9 4 (3.01%) MCSA
10 3 (2.26%) MCITP
11 2 (1.50%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.50%) APMP
11 2 (1.50%) CCIE
11 2 (1.50%) CNA
11 2 (1.50%) CNE
11 2 (1.50%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.50%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.50%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) QA
1 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (18.80%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.01%) Firmware
4 4 (3.01%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.50%) XenApp
5 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (12.03%) SCCM
2 11 (8.27%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.76%) Ansible
4 5 (3.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (3.76%) Puppet
5 2 (1.50%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.50%) Netcool
5 2 (1.50%) SCOM
5 2 (1.50%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.75%) MOM
6 1 (0.75%) Nessus
6 1 (0.75%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.75%) Nmap
6 1 (0.75%) QRadar
6 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 69 (51.88%) Cisco
2 25 (18.80%) Juniper
3 21 (15.79%) VMware
4 14 (10.53%) CheckPoint
4 14 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 12 (9.02%) Palo Alto
6 7 (5.26%) HP
7 5 (3.76%) Aruba
7 5 (3.76%) BT
7 5 (3.76%) Google
8 4 (3.01%) Brocade
8 4 (3.01%) Dell
8 4 (3.01%) F5
8 4 (3.01%) IBM
9 3 (2.26%) Avaya
9 3 (2.26%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.26%) Intel Security
9 3 (2.26%) Nortel
9 3 (2.26%) WatchGuard
10 2 (1.50%) SolarWinds
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