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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / South West
Rank 91 101 60
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -41
Contract jobs citing WAN 43 37 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.66% 1.28% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.84% 9.44% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 26
Median daily rate £320 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £413 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £390 £343
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 20
Median hourly rate £17.30 £43.00 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.77% +80.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.33 £43.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.26 £43.00 £27.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.85%

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
335 392 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.93% 13.56% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 246 215
Median daily rate £370 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +17 17 £200 -33.33% 6
Wiltshire +10 15 £438 +75.00% 3
Dorset +1 6 £338 -15.62% 1
Gloucestershire 0 3 £320 -21.23%
Devon +10 2 £185 -48.78% 4
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 87 (87.88%) LAN
2 45 (45.45%) Cisco
3 42 (42.42%) Firewall
4 32 (32.32%) Windows
5 29 (29.29%) Security Cleared
6 28 (28.28%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 27 (27.27%) Data Centre
8 24 (24.24%) Active Directory
9 22 (22.22%) CCNA
10 21 (21.21%) CCNP
10 21 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (20.20%) Juniper
11 20 (20.20%) VPN
12 17 (17.17%) Wireless
12 17 (17.17%) VMware
12 17 (17.17%) DNS
12 17 (17.17%) Microsoft
13 16 (16.16%) ITIL
14 15 (15.15%) TCP/IP
14 15 (15.15%) Windows Server
15 13 (13.13%) DHCP
15 13 (13.13%) Windows 7
16 12 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (11.11%) MS Excel
18 9 (9.09%) HP
18 9 (9.09%) VLAN
18 9 (9.09%) Load Balancing
18 9 (9.09%) Palo Alto

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 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (4.04%) MS Exchange
1 4 (4.04%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.07%) MS Office
3 3 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.07%) Office 365
3 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.03%) IaaS
4 2 (2.02%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 87 (87.88%) LAN
2 42 (42.42%) Firewall
3 21 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
4 20 (20.20%) VPN
5 17 (17.17%) DNS
5 17 (17.17%) Wireless
6 15 (15.15%) TCP/IP
7 13 (13.13%) DHCP
8 12 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (9.09%) VLAN
10 8 (8.08%) Internet
10 8 (8.08%) Network Security
10 8 (8.08%) OSPF
10 8 (8.08%) SSL
10 8 (8.08%) WLAN
11 7 (7.07%) BGP
11 7 (7.07%) MPLS
11 7 (7.07%) VoIP
12 5 (5.05%) Ethernet
13 4 (4.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (5.05%) Marketing
1 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.04%) Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.01%) Finance
3 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (20.20%) Network Engineer
2 13 (13.13%) Analyst
2 13 (13.13%) Network Analyst
3 12 (12.12%) Architect
4 11 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.08%) IT Support
6 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) IT Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Cisco Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.04%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (1.01%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.01%) ELK Stack
2 1 (1.01%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.07%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.03%) Replication
3 3 (3.03%) RSA SecurID
3 3 (3.03%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.02%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.01%) Clustering
5 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.01%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.01%) IVR
5 1 (1.01%) NHS
5 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.32%) Windows
2 15 (15.15%) Windows Server
3 13 (13.13%) Windows 7
4 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.06%) Linux
7 5 (5.05%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.03%) Android
9 2 (2.02%) VMS
9 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.01%) AIX
10 1 (1.01%) Unix
10 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.16%) ITIL
2 9 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 8 (8.08%) Migration
3 8 (8.08%) Network Management
4 7 (7.07%) ITSM
5 6 (6.06%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.06%) Mentoring
5 6 (6.06%) Service Management
6 5 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.05%) ITIL V3
6 5 (5.05%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.04%) Information Security
7 4 (4.04%) Network Design
7 4 (4.04%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.03%) Change Management
8 3 (3.03%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (3.03%) High Availability
8 3 (3.03%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.02%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (29.29%) Security Cleared
2 28 (28.28%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 22 (22.22%) CCNA
5 21 (21.21%) CCNP
6 6 (6.06%) MCSE
6 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.03%) CCIE
7 3 (3.03%) MCITP
7 3 (3.03%) SANS
8 2 (2.02%) CCDA
8 2 (2.02%) CNA
8 2 (2.02%) CNE
8 2 (2.02%) MCSA
8 2 (2.02%) Novell Certification
9 1 (1.01%) CCVP
9 1 (1.01%) CISSP
9 1 (1.01%) Degree
9 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.01%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 24 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.05%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.04%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.02%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (6.06%) SCCM
3 3 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.01%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.01%) MOM
4 1 (1.01%) Nessus
4 1 (1.01%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.01%) Nmap
4 1 (1.01%) QRadar
4 1 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (45.45%) Cisco
2 20 (20.20%) Juniper
3 17 (17.17%) Microsoft
3 17 (17.17%) VMware
4 9 (9.09%) HP
4 9 (9.09%) Palo Alto
5 8 (8.08%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.05%) Aruba
6 5 (5.05%) BT
6 5 (5.05%) Dell
7 4 (4.04%) Apple
7 4 (4.04%) Brocade
7 4 (4.04%) Intel Security
8 3 (3.03%) Avaya
8 3 (3.03%) Citrix
8 3 (3.03%) IBM
8 3 (3.03%) Toshiba
9 2 (2.02%) Genesys
9 2 (2.02%) Nortel
9 2 (2.02%) Novell
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