The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 59 75 75
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 78 32 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.62% 1.49% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.02% 10.96% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 12 21
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £294 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £498 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.23 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.59% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.23 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £17.23 £23.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
410 292 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.78% 13.58% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 154 193
Average daily rate £375 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £198 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
WAN
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Bristol +3 36 £419 +18.02% 4
Gloucestershire - 12 £325 - 2
Wiltshire -6 10 £350 -19.07% 3
Dorset - 7 £356 - 8
Somerset -11 6 £285 +42.50% 1
Cornwall - 3 £120 - 1
Devon -8 2 £215 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 133 (88.67%) LAN
2 59 (39.33%) Windows
3 45 (30.00%) Firewall
4 40 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 37 (24.67%) Cisco
6 35 (23.33%) SC Cleared
7 34 (22.67%) ITIL
8 31 (20.67%) Telecoms
9 28 (18.67%) VPN
10 26 (17.33%) VMware
11 25 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (16.00%) Citrix
12 24 (16.00%) Red Hat
12 24 (16.00%) Linux
13 23 (15.33%) TCP/IP
14 22 (14.67%) Project Management
15 21 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (14.00%) Network Security
16 20 (13.33%) Active Directory
17 19 (12.67%) CCNA
17 19 (12.67%) Microsoft
17 19 (12.67%) SQL
17 19 (12.67%) BGP
17 19 (12.67%) Samba
17 19 (12.67%) Capacity Planning
18 18 (12.00%) Service Management
19 17 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
20 16 (10.67%) CCNP
21 15 (10.00%) IPv6
21 15 (10.00%) OSPF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 14 (9.33%) Apache
2 13 (8.67%) nginx
3 11 (7.33%) Confluence
3 11 (7.33%) MediaWiki
4 10 (6.67%) Lync
5 9 (6.00%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.67%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.67%) IIS
10 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.00%) MS Office
4 2 (1.33%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.33%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.33%) SaaS
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 133 (88.67%) LAN
2 45 (30.00%) Firewall
3 28 (18.67%) VPN
4 23 (15.33%) TCP/IP
5 21 (14.00%) Network Security
6 19 (12.67%) BGP
7 15 (10.00%) OSPF
7 15 (10.00%) IPv6
7 15 (10.00%) EIGRP
8 13 (8.67%) VoIP
9 12 (8.00%) IPsec
10 11 (7.33%) LDAP
11 8 (5.33%) MPLS
12 7 (4.67%) SAN
13 6 (4.00%) Internet
13 6 (4.00%) Wireless
13 6 (4.00%) Ethernet
13 6 (4.00%) VLAN
14 5 (3.33%) Cisco PIX
14 5 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.00%) MySQL
2 11 (7.33%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (7.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.00%) DB2
5 2 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (8.67%) Hudson
1 13 (8.67%) Jenkins
2 12 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.33%) Subversion
3 11 (7.33%) JIRA
4 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (20.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (12.00%) Network Engineer
2 17 (11.33%) Consultant
3 16 (10.67%) Architect
4 14 (9.33%) Administrator
5 11 (7.33%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.33%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (7.33%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 10 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
6 10 (6.67%) Solutions Consultant
7 9 (6.00%) Coordinator
8 8 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.67%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.00%) Analyst
11 5 (3.33%) Technical Support
11 5 (3.33%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (2.67%) UNIX Administrator
12 4 (2.67%) Cisco Engineer
12 4 (2.67%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.67%) LAMP
2 5 (3.33%) Web Services
3 3 (2.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.33%) Wiki
2 5 (3.33%) Clustering
3 4 (2.67%) IVR
3 4 (2.67%) Handset
3 4 (2.67%) iPad
4 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.00%) Animation
4 3 (2.00%) NHS
4 3 (2.00%) Firmware
5 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.33%) Replication
5 2 (1.33%) Statistics
5 2 (1.33%) Open Source
6 1 (0.67%) PMI
6 1 (0.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 59 (39.33%) Windows
2 24 (16.00%) Linux
3 14 (9.33%) Debian
4 13 (8.67%) Ubuntu
4 13 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.33%) CentOS
7 10 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 10 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (5.33%) UNIX
9 4 (2.67%) HPUX
9 4 (2.67%) Solaris
10 3 (2.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.00%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.67%) ITIL
2 22 (14.67%) Project Management
3 21 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (12.67%) Capacity Planning
5 18 (12.00%) Service Management
6 14 (9.33%) DevOps
7 13 (8.67%) PRINCE2
7 13 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (7.33%) Data Modelling
9 9 (6.00%) Test Strategy
10 8 (5.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (5.33%) Change Management
10 8 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (4.67%) Change Control
12 6 (4.00%) Data Security
12 6 (4.00%) Migration
13 5 (3.33%) Risk Management
13 5 (3.33%) Service Delivery
13 5 (3.33%) Network Design
13 5 (3.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.67%) SQL
2 14 (9.33%) Ruby
2 14 (9.33%) Bash Shell
3 12 (8.00%) Java
3 12 (8.00%) Perl
3 12 (8.00%) PHP
4 10 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 6 (4.00%) Python
6 4 (2.67%) Korn
6 4 (2.67%) Bourne shell
7 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 35 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 25 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (12.67%) CCNA
5 16 (10.67%) CCNP
6 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.67%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.67%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.00%) PMP
8 2 (1.33%) JNCIA
8 2 (1.33%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.33%) Degree
8 2 (1.33%) CCIE
8 2 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.33%) MCP
8 2 (1.33%) MCSE
9 1 (0.67%) MCT
9 1 (0.67%) CCIP
9 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.67%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 20 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.67%) Samba
3 17 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (8.00%) Postfix
5 11 (7.33%) XenServer
6 8 (5.33%) NFS
7 3 (2.00%) XenApp
7 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.33%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (9.33%) Puppet
2 13 (8.67%) ZABBIX
3 4 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.67%) OpenView
3 4 (2.67%) WSUS
4 2 (1.33%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.33%) HP NNM
4 2 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.67%) Salt
5 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (24.67%) Cisco
2 26 (17.33%) VMware
3 24 (16.00%) Citrix
3 24 (16.00%) Red Hat
4 19 (12.67%) Microsoft
5 12 (8.00%) HP
5 12 (8.00%) Juniper
6 10 (6.67%) Avaya
7 9 (6.00%) Nortel
8 6 (4.00%) Dell
9 5 (3.33%) Oracle
9 5 (3.33%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.33%) McAfee
9 5 (3.33%) BT
9 5 (3.33%) F5
10 4 (2.67%) Apple
10 4 (2.67%) IBM
11 3 (2.00%) NetApp
11 3 (2.00%) Siemens
12 2 (1.33%) Acronis
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