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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 64 84
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +20
Contract jobs citing WAN 107 41 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.22% 1.83% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.35% 15.95% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 15 33
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£350 £275 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -32.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £440 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £101.75 £17.23 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+490.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
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
553 257 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.62% 11.49% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 134 185
Average daily rate £363 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 61
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Devon +6 36 £375 +20.96% 5
Gloucestershire +4 26 £263 - 1
Bristol +2 19 £450 +5.88% 4
Wiltshire -11 13 £350 +44.32% 7
Dorset +2 4 £400 +45.45% 2
Somerset -14 3 £240 +6.66% 5
Cornwall - 1 £120 - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 166 (88.77%) LAN
2 92 (49.20%) Firewall
3 73 (39.04%) Windows
4 72 (38.50%) Cisco
5 69 (36.90%) Security Cleared
6 67 (35.83%) Cisco Certification
7 60 (32.09%) SC Cleared
8 59 (31.55%) ITIL
9 52 (27.81%) CCNP
10 49 (26.20%) TCP/IP
11 40 (21.39%) MPLS
12 39 (20.86%) OSPF
13 36 (19.25%) BGP
14 34 (18.18%) Citrix
14 34 (18.18%) VPN
15 33 (17.65%) Linux
15 33 (17.65%) VMware
16 32 (17.11%) Red Hat
17 31 (16.58%) Network Security
17 31 (16.58%) Cisco Nexus
18 29 (15.51%) Telecoms
19 27 (14.44%) Samba
20 26 (13.90%) CCNA
21 25 (13.37%) Microsoft
22 23 (12.30%) Juniper
23 22 (11.76%) Active Directory
23 22 (11.76%) EIGRP
23 22 (11.76%) Apache
23 22 (11.76%) Ruby
23 22 (11.76%) DevOps

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 22 (11.76%) Apache
2 14 (7.49%) nginx
3 12 (6.42%) Confluence
3 12 (6.42%) MediaWiki
4 10 (5.35%) MS Exchange
5 9 (4.81%) Lync
5 9 (4.81%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.60%) SAS
10 2 (1.07%) IIS
10 2 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.53%) Eucalyptus
11 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.53%) Documentum
Applications
1 11 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.74%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.67%) MS Office
4 4 (2.14%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.07%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 166 (88.77%) LAN
2 92 (49.20%) Firewall
3 49 (26.20%) TCP/IP
4 40 (21.39%) MPLS
5 39 (20.86%) OSPF
6 36 (19.25%) BGP
7 34 (18.18%) VPN
8 31 (16.58%) Network Security
8 31 (16.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (11.76%) EIGRP
10 19 (10.16%) LDAP
11 16 (8.56%) Telnet
11 16 (8.56%) IPv6
11 16 (8.56%) SNMP
11 16 (8.56%) FTP
12 13 (6.95%) IPsec
13 12 (6.42%) VoIP
14 11 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
14 11 (5.88%) Internet
15 10 (5.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.95%) MySQL
2 12 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (6.42%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.07%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (11.23%) Hudson
1 21 (11.23%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.95%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.42%) Subversion
3 12 (6.42%) JIRA
4 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (15.51%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.67%) Finance
3 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.53%) Law
4 1 (0.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (13.90%) Network Engineer
2 16 (8.56%) Administrator
3 14 (7.49%) Network Specialist
4 13 (6.95%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (6.95%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (6.42%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.42%) Network Support
6 10 (5.35%) Coordinator
6 10 (5.35%) Linux Administrator
6 10 (5.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 10 (5.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.81%) Team Leader
7 9 (4.81%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.81%) Consultant
8 8 (4.28%) Network Team Leader
8 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.23%) LAMP
2 5 (2.67%) Web Services
3 3 (1.60%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.53%) Java EE
4 1 (0.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.42%) Wiki
2 6 (3.21%) Clustering
3 5 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.14%) Statistics
4 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.14%) iPad
5 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.60%) Replication
5 3 (1.60%) Animation
5 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.60%) Firmware
6 2 (1.07%) Handset
6 2 (1.07%) IVR
6 2 (1.07%) Open Source
7 1 (0.53%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) Social Media
7 1 (0.53%) CESG
7 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 73 (39.04%) Windows
2 33 (17.65%) Linux
3 21 (11.23%) Ubuntu
4 20 (10.70%) CentOS
5 18 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (8.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (8.02%) Debian
9 8 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.28%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.21%) UNIX
11 4 (2.14%) HPUX
11 4 (2.14%) Solaris
12 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.60%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (31.55%) ITIL
2 22 (11.76%) DevOps
2 22 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
3 21 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (10.70%) Network Design
4 20 (10.70%) Network Management
5 18 (9.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (7.49%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (6.42%) Data Modelling
7 12 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 11 (5.88%) Problem Management
8 11 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.35%) PRINCE2
9 10 (5.35%) Project Management
9 10 (5.35%) Requirements Analysis
9 10 (5.35%) Service Delivery
9 10 (5.35%) Change Management
9 10 (5.35%) Change Control
9 10 (5.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.76%) Ruby
1 22 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 20 (10.70%) Perl
2 20 (10.70%) PHP
2 20 (10.70%) SQL
3 13 (6.95%) Java
4 10 (5.35%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.21%) Python
6 4 (2.14%) Korn
6 4 (2.14%) Bourne shell
7 3 (1.60%) VBA
8 2 (1.07%) C
8 2 (1.07%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 69 (36.90%) Security Cleared
2 67 (35.83%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (32.09%) SC Cleared
4 52 (27.81%) CCNP
5 26 (13.90%) CCNA
6 18 (9.63%) CCIE
7 15 (8.02%) CISSP
8 8 (4.28%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.67%) MCP
9 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.14%) PMP
10 4 (2.14%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.60%) Degree
12 2 (1.07%) MCSE
12 2 (1.07%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.07%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.53%) CCSE
13 1 (0.53%) MCITP
13 1 (0.53%) MCT
13 1 (0.53%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.07%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (14.44%) Samba
2 22 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 20 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (10.16%) XenServer
5 13 (6.95%) Postfix
6 8 (4.28%) NFS
7 6 (3.21%) ProxySG
8 5 (2.67%) Hyper-V
9 4 (2.14%) XenApp
10 3 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.07%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (11.76%) Puppet
2 14 (7.49%) ZABBIX
3 10 (5.35%) Salt
3 10 (5.35%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.21%) OpenView
5 4 (2.14%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (2.14%) WSUS
5 4 (2.14%) HP NNM
5 4 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 72 (38.50%) Cisco
2 34 (18.18%) Citrix
3 33 (17.65%) VMware
4 32 (17.11%) Red Hat
5 25 (13.37%) Microsoft
6 23 (12.30%) Juniper
7 16 (8.56%) HP
8 10 (5.35%) F5
9 7 (3.74%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.21%) Dell
10 6 (3.21%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.21%) McAfee
10 6 (3.21%) BT
11 5 (2.67%) Fortinet
12 4 (2.14%) Apple
13 3 (1.60%) Teradata
13 3 (1.60%) IBM
14 2 (1.07%) Siemens
14 2 (1.07%) NetApp
14 2 (1.07%) Oracle
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TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Plymouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Plymouth
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Posted: 22 days ago