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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 46 75 81
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 107 67 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.65% 2.17% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.48% 18.16% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 37 38
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £501 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £43.00 £16.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.60% -4.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +35.00%
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
476 369 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.25% 11.93% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 181 256
Average daily rate £363 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 26
Average hourly rate £35.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.36% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.23 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 50 £363 +7.40% 6
Gloucestershire +18 23 £375 -30.23% 3
Bristol -5 13 £368 -9.25% 9
Devon +5 7 £425 +34.92% 1
Dorset -2 6 £275 +22.22% 1
Somerset +6 3 £300 -1.80% 4
Cornwall +5 1 £215 - 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (72.48%) LAN
2 99 (66.44%) Cisco
3 71 (47.65%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (45.64%) Security Cleared
5 63 (42.28%) SC Cleared
5 63 (42.28%) Firewall
6 57 (38.26%) CCNP
7 50 (33.56%) VPN
8 47 (31.54%) ITIL
9 35 (23.49%) Windows
9 35 (23.49%) MPLS
10 32 (21.48%) Juniper
11 30 (20.13%) VoIP
12 29 (19.46%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (18.79%) DV Cleared
13 28 (18.79%) CheckPoint
13 28 (18.79%) Wireless
13 28 (18.79%) Telecoms
14 27 (18.12%) BGP
15 26 (17.45%) OSPF
15 26 (17.45%) IPsec
16 24 (16.11%) CCNA
16 24 (16.11%) Active Directory
17 22 (14.77%) Microsoft
17 22 (14.77%) Project Management
18 21 (14.09%) Linux
18 21 (14.09%) Data Centre
19 18 (12.08%) PRINCE2
20 17 (11.41%) BT
20 17 (11.41%) VMware

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 11 (7.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.36%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.67%) Apache
3 1 (0.67%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (0.67%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.36%) MS Office
3 3 (2.01%) MS Project
4 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.36%) Office 365
2 4 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.68%) Amazon S3
2 4 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.68%) IaaS
3 1 (0.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 108 (72.48%) LAN
2 63 (42.28%) Firewall
3 50 (33.56%) VPN
4 35 (23.49%) MPLS
5 30 (20.13%) VoIP
6 29 (19.46%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (18.79%) Wireless
8 27 (18.12%) BGP
9 26 (17.45%) IPsec
9 26 (17.45%) OSPF
10 15 (10.07%) IP Telephony
11 12 (8.05%) DNS
12 10 (6.71%) EIGRP
12 10 (6.71%) SAN
12 10 (6.71%) TCP/IP
12 10 (6.71%) Unified Communications
13 8 (5.37%) DHCP
13 8 (5.37%) WLAN
14 6 (4.03%) SSL
14 6 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.68%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (18.79%) Telecoms
2 16 (10.74%) Finance
3 5 (3.36%) Billing
4 3 (2.01%) Military
4 3 (2.01%) Retail
5 2 (1.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (20.13%) Network Engineer
2 27 (18.12%) Designer
3 25 (16.78%) Network Designer
4 19 (12.75%) Analyst
4 19 (12.75%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 17 (11.41%) Field Engineer
6 15 (10.07%) Network Field Engineer
6 15 (10.07%) Support Engineer
7 13 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (8.05%) Project Manager
9 11 (7.38%) Architect
10 10 (6.71%) Infrastructure Support
10 10 (6.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 8 (5.37%) IP Designer
11 8 (5.37%) Network Analyst
12 7 (4.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 7 (4.70%) IT Manager
13 6 (4.03%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.68%) Web Services
2 1 (0.67%) J2EE
2 1 (0.67%) Java EE
2 1 (0.67%) WAP
2 1 (0.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.09%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.71%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.36%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.01%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.01%) Handset
5 3 (2.01%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.34%) Clustering
6 2 (1.34%) CMDB
6 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.67%) EPoS
7 1 (0.67%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.67%) IVR
7 1 (0.67%) PMI
7 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.49%) Windows
2 21 (14.09%) Linux
3 9 (6.04%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.68%) Unix
5 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.01%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.01%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.01%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.34%) Android
7 2 (1.34%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.67%) HPUX
8 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.67%) Solaris
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.54%) ITIL
2 22 (14.77%) Project Management
3 18 (12.08%) PRINCE2
4 11 (7.38%) ITIL V3
4 11 (7.38%) Service Delivery
5 9 (6.04%) Problem Management
5 9 (6.04%) Service Management
5 9 (6.04%) TOGAF
6 8 (5.37%) Change Management
6 8 (5.37%) Load Balancing
6 8 (5.37%) SIEM
7 7 (4.70%) Migration
8 6 (4.03%) ITSM
8 6 (4.03%) Network Design
8 6 (4.03%) Performance Management
9 5 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.36%) MODAF
9 5 (3.36%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (3.36%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.70%) SQL
2 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.01%) C
3 3 (2.01%) VBScript
4 1 (0.67%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.67%) Korn
4 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (47.65%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (45.64%) Security Cleared
3 63 (42.28%) SC Cleared
4 57 (38.26%) CCNP
5 28 (18.79%) DV Cleared
6 24 (16.11%) CCNA
7 17 (11.41%) JNCIS
8 8 (5.37%) Degree
8 8 (5.37%) JNCIP
9 7 (4.70%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (4.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (2.68%) MCSE
11 3 (2.01%) CCIE
11 3 (2.01%) CCSA
12 2 (1.34%) CCSE
12 2 (1.34%) HND
12 2 (1.34%) MCP
13 1 (0.67%) CCDA
13 1 (0.67%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.34%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.34%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (16.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.04%) VMware ESX
3 8 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.70%) XenApp
4 7 (4.70%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.36%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.68%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.68%) UAG
7 2 (1.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.01%) SCCM
2 2 (1.34%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.67%) Nessus
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.67%) TrustSec
3 1 (0.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 99 (66.44%) Cisco
2 32 (21.48%) Juniper
3 28 (18.79%) CheckPoint
4 22 (14.77%) Microsoft
5 17 (11.41%) BT
5 17 (11.41%) VMware
6 16 (10.74%) Fortinet
7 10 (6.71%) Citrix
8 9 (6.04%) Intel Security
9 7 (4.70%) AppSense
10 6 (4.03%) Dell
10 6 (4.03%) Nortel
11 5 (3.36%) Avaya
11 5 (3.36%) Meraki
11 5 (3.36%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.36%) Siemens
11 5 (3.36%) Sourcefire
12 4 (2.68%) Canon
12 4 (2.68%) NEC
12 4 (2.68%) Polycom
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