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 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 49 79 68
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 112 70 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.68% 2.18% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.59% 17.41% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 44 43
Median daily rate £325 £306 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £173 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £449 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £331
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 14
Median hourly rate £25.50 £42.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +142.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £15.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £43.50 £20.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -
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
544 402 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.87% 12.54% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 235 238
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 38
Median hourly rate £39.00 £35.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +102.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 July 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
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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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 -5 31 £363 +16.00% 10
Bristol +10 25 £350 +7.69% 8
Somerset +28 14 £300 -22.58% 2
Dorset +6 14 £400 -
Gloucestershire -1 14 £313 +4.16% 2
Devon +11 10 £365 +46.00%
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 179 (80.27%) LAN
2 147 (65.92%) Cisco
3 108 (48.43%) Cisco Certification
3 108 (48.43%) Firewall
4 91 (40.81%) Security Cleared
5 88 (39.46%) CCNP
6 83 (37.22%) SC Cleared
7 76 (34.08%) VPN
8 63 (28.25%) ITIL
9 51 (22.87%) Windows
10 43 (19.28%) Juniper
10 43 (19.28%) MPLS
11 41 (18.39%) CCNA
12 40 (17.94%) BGP
12 40 (17.94%) CheckPoint
12 40 (17.94%) Wireless
13 39 (17.49%) VoIP
14 38 (17.04%) Cisco ASA
15 37 (16.59%) Data Centre
15 37 (16.59%) OSPF
16 36 (16.14%) Active Directory
17 33 (14.80%) Telecoms
18 32 (14.35%) IPsec
18 32 (14.35%) Microsoft
18 32 (14.35%) TCP/IP
19 30 (13.45%) Linux
19 30 (13.45%) DV Cleared
20 24 (10.76%) Wi-Fi
20 24 (10.76%) Finance
21 23 (10.31%) Project Management

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 14 (6.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.93%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.24%) Mule
4 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.90%) IIS
6 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.45%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.14%) MS Office
3 3 (1.35%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.28%) Office 365
2 12 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.14%) IaaS
4 4 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.79%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.45%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.45%) PaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 179 (80.27%) LAN
2 108 (48.43%) Firewall
3 76 (34.08%) VPN
4 43 (19.28%) MPLS
5 40 (17.94%) BGP
5 40 (17.94%) Wireless
6 39 (17.49%) VoIP
7 38 (17.04%) Cisco ASA
8 37 (16.59%) OSPF
9 32 (14.35%) IPsec
9 32 (14.35%) TCP/IP
10 24 (10.76%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (9.87%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (8.52%) DNS
13 16 (7.17%) DHCP
13 16 (7.17%) EIGRP
13 16 (7.17%) Unified Communications
14 14 (6.28%) IP Telephony
14 14 (6.28%) Network Security
15 13 (5.83%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.79%) LoadRunner
General
1 33 (14.80%) Telecoms
2 24 (10.76%) Finance
3 7 (3.14%) Billing
3 7 (3.14%) Military
4 4 (1.79%) Retail
5 2 (0.90%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.45%) Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (23.32%) Network Engineer
2 33 (14.80%) Designer
3 31 (13.90%) Network Designer
4 25 (11.21%) Analyst
4 25 (11.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 25 (11.21%) Support Engineer
5 18 (8.07%) Architect
6 17 (7.62%) Field Engineer
7 15 (6.73%) Network Field Engineer
8 13 (5.83%) IP Designer
8 13 (5.83%) Network Analyst
8 13 (5.83%) Network Support
9 12 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.48%) Support Technician
11 9 (4.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 9 (4.04%) Infrastructure Support
11 9 (4.04%) Network Technician
11 9 (4.04%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.59%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.79%) Web Services
2 3 (1.35%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.90%) Middleware
4 1 (0.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.59%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.38%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.04%) Handset
4 8 (3.59%) IVR
5 6 (2.69%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.69%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.69%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.24%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.35%) Clustering
7 3 (1.35%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.90%) CMDB
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.90%) PKI
8 2 (0.90%) Replication
9 1 (0.45%) BYOD
9 1 (0.45%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.87%) Windows
2 30 (13.45%) Linux
3 17 (7.62%) Windows 7
4 12 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.48%) Windows 8
7 9 (4.04%) Windows 10
8 7 (3.14%) Windows Server
9 6 (2.69%) Mac OS X
10 5 (2.24%) Unix
11 4 (1.79%) Android
12 3 (1.35%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.90%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.45%) HPUX
14 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (28.25%) ITIL
2 23 (10.31%) Project Management
3 19 (8.52%) PRINCE2
4 15 (6.73%) Service Delivery
5 13 (5.83%) Migration
5 13 (5.83%) Network Design
6 12 (5.38%) Change Management
7 11 (4.93%) ITIL V3
7 11 (4.93%) TOGAF
8 10 (4.48%) Load Balancing
8 10 (4.48%) SIEM
9 9 (4.04%) Infrastructure Management
9 9 (4.04%) Problem Management
9 9 (4.04%) Service Management
10 8 (3.59%) High Availability
10 8 (3.59%) Time Management
11 7 (3.14%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.14%) DevOps
11 7 (3.14%) Six Sigma
12 6 (2.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.38%) SQL
2 7 (3.14%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.69%) VBScript
4 1 (0.45%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.45%) C
4 1 (0.45%) Korn
4 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 108 (48.43%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (40.81%) Security Cleared
3 88 (39.46%) CCNP
4 83 (37.22%) SC Cleared
5 41 (18.39%) CCNA
6 30 (13.45%) DV Cleared
7 18 (8.07%) JNCIS
8 13 (5.83%) JNCIP
9 10 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (4.04%) Degree
10 9 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (2.24%) CISSP
12 5 (2.24%) MCSE
13 3 (1.35%) CCDA
13 3 (1.35%) CCIE
13 3 (1.35%) HND
14 2 (0.90%) CCSA
14 2 (0.90%) MCSA
14 2 (0.90%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.69%) SLA
2 5 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (16.14%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.38%) XenApp
4 11 (4.93%) VMware ESX
4 11 (4.93%) XenDesktop
5 9 (4.04%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.79%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.79%) UAG
7 3 (1.35%) Firmware
8 2 (0.90%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (7.17%) SCCM
2 7 (3.14%) Ansible
2 7 (3.14%) Puppet
3 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.24%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.79%) TrustSec
6 3 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.90%) Netcool
7 2 (0.90%) SCOM
7 2 (0.90%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 147 (65.92%) Cisco
2 43 (19.28%) Juniper
3 40 (17.94%) CheckPoint
4 32 (14.35%) Microsoft
5 21 (9.42%) BT
5 21 (9.42%) VMware
6 18 (8.07%) Fortinet
7 16 (7.17%) Palo Alto
8 12 (5.38%) Citrix
8 12 (5.38%) Intel Security
9 10 (4.48%) F5
10 9 (4.04%) Dell
11 7 (3.14%) AppSense
11 7 (3.14%) Google
11 7 (3.14%) Nortel
11 7 (3.14%) Oracle
11 7 (3.14%) Siemens
12 5 (2.24%) Aruba
12 5 (2.24%) Meraki
12 5 (2.24%) Sourcefire
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