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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 68 71
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 76 42 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.40% 1.88% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.48% 14.84% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 15 32
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -20.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £241 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.23 £23.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.81% -27.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £17.23 £23.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £156.30 £17.23 £24.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -6.97%
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
491 283 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.47% 12.68% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 149 183
Average daily rate £365 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £177 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.37 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Bristol -4 24 £419 +19.71% 8
Gloucestershire -7 18 £269 -
Wiltshire -14 12 £350 -17.64% 8
Devon -11 7 £200 -35.48% 2
Dorset - 6 £400 - 1
Somerset -14 4 £285 +26.66% 5
Cornwall - 3 £120 - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 124 (87.94%) LAN
2 61 (43.26%) Windows
3 57 (40.43%) Firewall
4 43 (30.50%) Cisco
5 39 (27.66%) Security Cleared
6 37 (26.24%) ITIL
7 34 (24.11%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (22.70%) VPN
9 31 (21.99%) Linux
10 30 (21.28%) Red Hat
10 30 (21.28%) SC Cleared
11 28 (19.86%) VMware
11 28 (19.86%) TCP/IP
12 27 (19.15%) Citrix
12 27 (19.15%) BGP
13 25 (17.73%) CCNA
13 25 (17.73%) Network Security
14 24 (17.02%) Samba
15 23 (16.31%) EIGRP
15 23 (16.31%) CCNP
16 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
16 21 (14.89%) Capacity Planning
17 20 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (13.48%) Ruby
18 19 (13.48%) Active Directory
18 19 (13.48%) Apache
18 19 (13.48%) Disaster Recovery
18 19 (13.48%) Bash Shell
18 19 (13.48%) Puppet
18 19 (13.48%) DevOps

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 19 (13.48%) Apache
2 15 (10.64%) nginx
3 13 (9.22%) Confluence
3 13 (9.22%) MediaWiki
4 8 (5.67%) Lync
4 8 (5.67%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.96%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.71%) Documentum
9 1 (0.71%) IIS
9 1 (0.71%) Eucalyptus
9 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (4.96%) MS Visio
1 7 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.84%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.42%) MS Office
3 2 (1.42%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.42%) SaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 124 (87.94%) LAN
2 57 (40.43%) Firewall
3 32 (22.70%) VPN
4 28 (19.86%) TCP/IP
5 27 (19.15%) BGP
6 25 (17.73%) Network Security
7 23 (16.31%) EIGRP
8 17 (12.06%) OSPF
8 17 (12.06%) IPv6
9 16 (11.35%) LDAP
10 14 (9.93%) IPsec
11 13 (9.22%) MPLS
12 11 (7.80%) Internet
13 10 (7.09%) VoIP
13 10 (7.09%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (7.09%) VLAN
14 8 (5.67%) SAN
15 7 (4.96%) Ethernet
15 7 (4.96%) SSL
16 6 (4.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.93%) MySQL
2 13 (9.22%) Relational Database
2 13 (9.22%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (12.77%) Jenkins
1 18 (12.77%) Hudson
2 14 (9.93%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.22%) Subversion
3 13 (9.22%) JIRA
4 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (12.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.42%) Finance
2 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (17.02%) Network Engineer
2 16 (11.35%) Administrator
3 13 (9.22%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (7.80%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (7.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 9 (6.38%) Coordinator
5 9 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (5.67%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Team Leader
7 7 (4.96%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Test Leader
8 6 (4.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.26%) Consultant
8 6 (4.26%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.26%) Network Team Leader
8 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Server Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.77%) LAMP
2 5 (3.55%) Web Services
3 3 (2.13%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.71%) Java EE
4 1 (0.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.22%) Wiki
2 5 (3.55%) Clustering
3 4 (2.84%) iPad
3 4 (2.84%) Statistics
4 3 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.13%) Animation
4 3 (2.13%) Replication
4 3 (2.13%) NHS
4 3 (2.13%) Firmware
4 3 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.42%) Open Source
5 2 (1.42%) IVR
5 2 (1.42%) Handset
6 1 (0.71%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 61 (43.26%) Windows
2 31 (21.99%) Linux
3 18 (12.77%) Ubuntu
4 16 (11.35%) Debian
4 16 (11.35%) CentOS
5 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (5.67%) Windows 7
10 7 (4.96%) UNIX
11 5 (3.55%) HPUX
11 5 (3.55%) Solaris
12 3 (2.13%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.24%) ITIL
2 21 (14.89%) Capacity Planning
3 19 (13.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (13.48%) DevOps
4 18 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (9.22%) Performance Monitoring
5 13 (9.22%) Data Modelling
6 10 (7.09%) Problem Management
7 9 (6.38%) Change Management
7 9 (6.38%) Change Control
8 8 (5.67%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (4.96%) Test Strategy
10 6 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (4.26%) Project Management
10 6 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.55%) Load Balancing
11 5 (3.55%) Business Continuity
11 5 (3.55%) Service Management
12 4 (2.84%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.48%) Ruby
1 19 (13.48%) Bash Shell
2 17 (12.06%) Perl
2 17 (12.06%) PHP
2 17 (12.06%) SQL
3 14 (9.93%) Java
4 11 (7.80%) Shell Script
5 6 (4.26%) Python
6 5 (3.55%) Korn
6 5 (3.55%) Bourne shell
7 2 (1.42%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (27.66%) Security Cleared
2 34 (24.11%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (21.28%) SC Cleared
4 25 (17.73%) CCNA
5 23 (16.31%) CCNP
6 8 (5.67%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.55%) MCP
8 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.42%) MCSE
9 2 (1.42%) CCIE
9 2 (1.42%) PMP
9 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.42%) Degree
9 2 (1.42%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.42%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.71%) CCSE
10 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.71%) CCIP
10 1 (0.71%) CCDA
10 1 (0.71%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 24 (17.02%) Samba
2 20 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.48%) Active Directory
4 16 (11.35%) XenServer
5 14 (9.93%) Postfix
6 8 (5.67%) NFS
7 6 (4.26%) ProxySG
8 4 (2.84%) Hyper-V
9 3 (2.13%) XenApp
9 3 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (13.48%) Puppet
2 15 (10.64%) ZABBIX
3 6 (4.26%) Salt
3 6 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.26%) OpenView
4 4 (2.84%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.84%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (2.84%) HP NNM
4 4 (2.84%) WSUS
5 3 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 43 (30.50%) Cisco
2 30 (21.28%) Red Hat
3 28 (19.86%) VMware
4 27 (19.15%) Citrix
5 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
6 17 (12.06%) Juniper
7 13 (9.22%) HP
8 9 (6.38%) F5
9 6 (4.26%) Dell
9 6 (4.26%) Nortel
9 6 (4.26%) Avaya
9 6 (4.26%) BT
9 6 (4.26%) Blue Coat
10 5 (3.55%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.55%) McAfee
11 4 (2.84%) IBM
11 4 (2.84%) Apple
12 2 (1.42%) NetQoS
12 2 (1.42%) Oracle
12 2 (1.42%) NetApp
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