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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 81 70
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 91 44 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.93% 1.79% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.51% 14.67% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 28
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.72% -17.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 5
Average hourly rate £23.75 £23.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +9.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £20.30 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £26.70 £122.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.42% -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
423 300 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.61% 12.23% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 143 179
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £35.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Gloucestershire 0 30 £325 -21.21% 10
Wiltshire +4 22 £450 +37.61% 7
Bristol -2 16 £325 +30.00% 5
Somerset +5 11 £250 -9.09% 2
Dorset +2 5 - - 7
Devon -4 5 £275 - 6
Cornwall - - - - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 193 (90.19%) LAN
2 122 (57.01%) Firewall
3 114 (53.27%) Cisco
4 98 (45.79%) Security Cleared
5 90 (42.06%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (33.64%) Windows
7 71 (33.18%) SC Cleared
8 57 (26.64%) ITIL
9 53 (24.77%) VPN
10 51 (23.83%) CCNP
11 50 (23.36%) CCNA
11 50 (23.36%) MPLS
12 49 (22.90%) TCP/IP
13 46 (21.50%) Microsoft
14 42 (19.63%) Active Directory
15 41 (19.16%) OSPF
16 39 (18.22%) Citrix
17 38 (17.76%) Cisco Nexus
18 37 (17.29%) Network Security
18 37 (17.29%) VoIP
18 37 (17.29%) VMware
19 35 (16.36%) BGP
20 33 (15.42%) Telecoms
21 31 (14.49%) Juniper
22 29 (13.55%) Windows Server 2008
23 28 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
24 27 (12.62%) Linux
24 27 (12.62%) DV Cleared
25 26 (12.15%) Network Management
26 25 (11.68%) DNS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 16 (7.48%) Apache
2 15 (7.01%) MS Exchange
3 13 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (5.61%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.34%) MediaWiki
6 5 (2.34%) Confluence
6 5 (2.34%) Eucalyptus
6 5 (2.34%) nginx
6 5 (2.34%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.87%) SAS
8 3 (1.40%) Lync
8 3 (1.40%) IIS
8 3 (1.40%) CMS
9 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.01%) MS Office
3 7 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Summit
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.93%) SaaS
4 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 193 (90.19%) LAN
2 122 (57.01%) Firewall
3 53 (24.77%) VPN
4 50 (23.36%) MPLS
5 49 (22.90%) TCP/IP
6 41 (19.16%) OSPF
7 38 (17.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 37 (17.29%) Network Security
8 37 (17.29%) VoIP
9 35 (16.36%) BGP
10 25 (11.68%) DNS
11 19 (8.88%) Wireless
12 18 (8.41%) DHCP
13 17 (7.94%) FTP
14 16 (7.48%) SNMP
14 16 (7.48%) LDAP
14 16 (7.48%) Telnet
15 15 (7.01%) IPsec
16 13 (6.07%) Cisco PIX
16 13 (6.07%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.34%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.34%) MySQL
3 5 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.40%) MS Access
5 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) OLTP
5 1 (0.47%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (7.48%) Hudson
1 16 (7.48%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.34%) JIRA
2 5 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.34%) Subversion
3 2 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.93%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (15.42%) Telecoms
2 19 (8.88%) Finance
3 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.47%) Marketing
4 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.47%) Electronics
4 1 (0.47%) Law
4 1 (0.47%) Billing
4 1 (0.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (22.43%) Network Engineer
2 28 (13.08%) Architect
3 25 (11.68%) Analyst
4 20 (9.35%) Network Support
5 19 (8.88%) Network Specialist
6 18 (8.41%) Support Engineer
7 16 (7.48%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (6.07%) Support Analyst
9 11 (5.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 10 (4.67%) Systems Analyst
10 10 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.21%) Designer
11 9 (4.21%) Team Leader
11 9 (4.21%) Network Manager
12 8 (3.74%) Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (3.27%) Network Architect
13 7 (3.27%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.48%) LAMP
2 6 (2.80%) Java EE
3 2 (0.93%) Middleware
3 2 (0.93%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) JSON
4 1 (0.47%) REST
4 1 (0.47%) WSDL
4 1 (0.47%) XSD
4 1 (0.47%) SOAP
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.67%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.21%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (3.74%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.27%) Clustering
5 6 (2.80%) Replication
6 5 (2.34%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.34%) Wiki
6 5 (2.34%) NHS
6 5 (2.34%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.34%) Handset
7 4 (1.87%) PDA
8 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.40%) Social Media
8 3 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.93%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.93%) IVR
9 2 (0.93%) Statistics
10 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 72 (33.64%) Windows
2 29 (13.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (12.62%) Linux
5 16 (7.48%) CentOS
5 16 (7.48%) Ubuntu
6 14 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.61%) Windows XP
8 10 (4.67%) Windows 7
9 8 (3.74%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (3.27%) UNIX
11 5 (2.34%) Debian
12 3 (1.40%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.93%) Solaris
14 1 (0.47%) Android
14 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.47%) AIX
14 1 (0.47%) HPUX
14 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (26.64%) ITIL
2 26 (12.15%) Network Management
3 23 (10.75%) Network Design
4 16 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (7.48%) DevOps
5 14 (6.54%) Service Delivery
5 14 (6.54%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (5.61%) Mentoring
7 11 (5.14%) High Availability
8 10 (4.67%) Migration
8 10 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (4.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (4.21%) Performance Management
9 9 (4.21%) Network Performance Management
10 8 (3.74%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (3.74%) Data Migration
10 8 (3.74%) Problem Management
11 7 (3.27%) Cyber Security
11 7 (3.27%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.75%) SQL
2 16 (7.48%) Perl
2 16 (7.48%) PHP
2 16 (7.48%) Bash Shell
2 16 (7.48%) Ruby
3 6 (2.80%) Java
4 4 (1.87%) VBA
5 3 (1.40%) C
6 1 (0.47%) Korn
6 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.47%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 98 (45.79%) Security Cleared
2 90 (42.06%) Cisco Certification
3 71 (33.18%) SC Cleared
4 51 (23.83%) CCNP
5 50 (23.36%) CCNA
6 27 (12.62%) DV Cleared
7 20 (9.35%) CISSP
8 17 (7.94%) CCIE
9 12 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.80%) MCSE
10 6 (2.80%) Degree
11 5 (2.34%) CISM
12 3 (1.40%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.40%) MCP
12 3 (1.40%) PMP
12 3 (1.40%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.40%) CCVP
12 3 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.93%) CCDA
13 2 (0.93%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.74%) SLA
2 5 (2.34%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.93%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.93%) QA
5 1 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 42 (19.63%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.48%) Samba
2 16 (7.48%) XenServer
3 15 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (5.14%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.34%) Postfix
6 4 (1.87%) ProxySG
6 4 (1.87%) XenApp
7 3 (1.40%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.93%) vSphere
9 1 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (7.48%) Puppet
1 16 (7.48%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (7.48%) Salt
2 12 (5.61%) SCCM
3 5 (2.34%) SCOM
3 5 (2.34%) ZABBIX
3 5 (2.34%) OpenView
4 2 (0.93%) HP NNM
4 2 (0.93%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.47%) WSUS
5 1 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 114 (53.27%) Cisco
2 46 (21.50%) Microsoft
3 39 (18.22%) Citrix
4 37 (17.29%) VMware
5 31 (14.49%) Juniper
6 18 (8.41%) HP
7 17 (7.94%) Red Hat
8 14 (6.54%) McAfee
9 12 (5.61%) CheckPoint
10 10 (4.67%) Avaya
10 10 (4.67%) Fortinet
11 7 (3.27%) Polycom
11 7 (3.27%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.27%) NetApp
11 7 (3.27%) Nokia
12 6 (2.80%) F5
13 5 (2.34%) SonicWALL
13 5 (2.34%) BT
13 5 (2.34%) Blue Coat
14 4 (1.87%) Teradata
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