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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 75 106 59
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -47
Contract jobs citing WAN 67 47 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.40% 1.42% 3.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.45% 10.11% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 81
Median daily rate £315 £323 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £146 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.75 £101.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.84% -84.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
384 465 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.78% 14.04% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 232 353
Median daily rate £325 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £189 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 35
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +84.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.75 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Gloucestershire +8 16 £295 -17.77% 2
Wiltshire +6 15 £415 +50.90% 2
Somerset +36 12 £288 -28.12% 1
Bristol 0 12 £313 -3.84% 3
Dorset - 4 £315 - 1
Devon +3 3 £185 -43.51% 1
Cornwall - 2 - - 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 152 (88.89%) LAN
2 102 (59.65%) Cisco
3 84 (49.12%) Firewall
4 72 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (31.58%) CCNP
6 47 (27.49%) ITIL
6 47 (27.49%) Security Cleared
7 43 (25.15%) VPN
8 42 (24.56%) Windows
8 42 (24.56%) CCNA
8 42 (24.56%) SC Cleared
9 33 (19.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 33 (19.30%) Data Centre
9 33 (19.30%) TCP/IP
10 27 (15.79%) Active Directory
11 25 (14.62%) Wi-Fi
12 24 (14.04%) Wireless
12 24 (14.04%) VMware
12 24 (14.04%) Juniper
12 24 (14.04%) CheckPoint
13 22 (12.87%) Microsoft
14 21 (12.28%) VoIP
15 19 (11.11%) MPLS
16 18 (10.53%) Telecoms
16 18 (10.53%) Finance
16 18 (10.53%) BGP
17 17 (9.94%) OSPF
17 17 (9.94%) DHCP
17 17 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (9.94%) Cisco ASA

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 11 (6.43%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.92%) Mule
5 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.17%) IIS
6 2 (1.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.92%) MS Office
3 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.19%) Office 365
2 13 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.92%) IaaS
5 3 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.75%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.75%) IBM PureFlex
6 2 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (88.89%) LAN
2 84 (49.12%) Firewall
3 43 (25.15%) VPN
4 33 (19.30%) Cisco Nexus
4 33 (19.30%) TCP/IP
5 25 (14.62%) Wi-Fi
6 24 (14.04%) Wireless
7 21 (12.28%) VoIP
8 19 (11.11%) MPLS
9 18 (10.53%) BGP
10 17 (9.94%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (9.94%) DHCP
10 17 (9.94%) OSPF
11 16 (9.36%) DNS
11 16 (9.36%) VLAN
12 15 (8.77%) Network Security
13 14 (8.19%) WLAN
14 13 (7.60%) SAN
15 10 (5.85%) Unified Communications
16 9 (5.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (10.53%) Finance
1 18 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.51%) Military
3 5 (2.92%) Billing
4 3 (1.75%) Marketing
5 2 (1.17%) Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.58%) Electronics
6 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (24.56%) Network Engineer
2 23 (13.45%) Analyst
2 23 (13.45%) Support Engineer
3 19 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 12 (7.02%) Architect
5 11 (6.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 11 (6.43%) Support Technician
6 10 (5.85%) Network Support
7 9 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (5.26%) Network Technician
8 8 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (4.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Designer
9 7 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Network Designer
9 7 (4.09%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.75%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.75%) Web Services
2 2 (1.17%) Middleware
3 1 (0.58%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.30%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.26%) Handset
2 9 (5.26%) IVR
3 5 (2.92%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.34%) Clustering
4 4 (2.34%) Replication
4 4 (2.34%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.75%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.75%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.17%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.17%) PKI
7 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.58%) BYOD
7 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.58%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.58%) Social Media
7 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (24.56%) Windows
2 13 (7.60%) Linux
2 13 (7.60%) Windows 7
3 12 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (6.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.85%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 8 (4.68%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.51%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.92%) Unix
10 2 (1.17%) Android
10 2 (1.17%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.17%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.58%) HPUX
11 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.49%) ITIL
2 15 (8.77%) Migration
2 15 (8.77%) PRINCE2
2 15 (8.77%) Project Management
3 10 (5.85%) Network Design
3 10 (5.85%) Service Delivery
4 9 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 9 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 8 (4.68%) High Availability
6 7 (4.09%) DevOps
6 7 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.09%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (4.09%) Network Management
7 6 (3.51%) Load Balancing
7 6 (3.51%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.51%) Service Management
7 6 (3.51%) Time Management
8 5 (2.92%) Risk Management
8 5 (2.92%) Six Sigma
9 4 (2.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.68%) SQL
2 7 (4.09%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.75%) VBScript
4 1 (0.58%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.58%) Korn
4 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 72 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (31.58%) CCNP
3 47 (27.49%) Security Cleared
4 42 (24.56%) CCNA
4 42 (24.56%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.92%) CISSP
6 5 (2.92%) Degree
6 5 (2.92%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.92%) JNCIP
6 5 (2.92%) MCSE
7 4 (2.34%) CCIE
8 3 (1.75%) CCDA
8 3 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.75%) MCSA
8 3 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.17%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.17%) APMP
9 2 (1.17%) MCITP
9 2 (1.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 27 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.68%) VMware ESX
4 6 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.92%) XenApp
6 4 (2.34%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.75%) Firmware
8 2 (1.17%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.58%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (9.36%) SCCM
2 9 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (4.09%) Ansible
3 7 (4.09%) Puppet
4 6 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.34%) TrustSec
6 2 (1.17%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.17%) Netcool
6 2 (1.17%) SCOM
6 2 (1.17%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.58%) MOM
7 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 102 (59.65%) Cisco
2 24 (14.04%) CheckPoint
2 24 (14.04%) Juniper
2 24 (14.04%) VMware
3 22 (12.87%) Microsoft
4 14 (8.19%) Palo Alto
5 9 (5.26%) F5
5 9 (5.26%) HP
6 7 (4.09%) Aruba
6 7 (4.09%) Google
7 6 (3.51%) BT
7 6 (3.51%) Citrix
7 6 (3.51%) Dell
8 5 (2.92%) Fortinet
8 5 (2.92%) Intel Security
9 4 (2.34%) Avaya
9 4 (2.34%) IBM
9 4 (2.34%) Oracle
10 3 (1.75%) Siemens
10 3 (1.75%) Veritas