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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 87 63 72
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 57 91 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.91% 2.82% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.83% 21.46% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 36
Average daily rate £363 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £450 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 2
Average hourly rate £43.00 £24.38 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.41% +3.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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
412 424 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.83% 13.15% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 215 171
Average daily rate £351 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £13.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 0 28 £363 -25.64% 5
Gloucestershire -10 9 £315 -23.63% 4
Dorset +5 6 £375 +66.66% 3
Bristol -15 6 £356 -16.17% 5
Devon 0 2 £425 -
Somerset -6 1 £410 +64.00% 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 79 (73.83%) LAN
2 55 (51.40%) Cisco
3 47 (43.93%) Security Cleared
4 36 (33.64%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (31.78%) ITIL
6 32 (29.91%) Firewall
6 32 (29.91%) SC Cleared
7 31 (28.97%) Windows
8 29 (27.10%) Active Directory
9 28 (26.17%) VPN
9 28 (26.17%) MPLS
10 27 (25.23%) CCNP
11 25 (23.36%) Juniper
12 24 (22.43%) Microsoft
12 24 (22.43%) PRINCE2
13 21 (19.63%) Linux
14 20 (18.69%) DV Cleared
15 19 (17.76%) BGP
16 18 (16.82%) Project Management
16 18 (16.82%) OSPF
17 17 (15.89%) IPsec
17 17 (15.89%) Data Centre
18 15 (14.02%) VoIP
18 15 (14.02%) CCNA
18 15 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (14.02%) VMware
19 14 (13.08%) Finance
20 13 (12.15%) DNS
20 13 (12.15%) JNCIS
21 12 (11.21%) MS Exchange

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 12 (11.21%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.80%) Eucalyptus
2 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.87%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.93%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (0.93%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (10.28%) MS Office
2 6 (5.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.87%) MS Project
4 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) Office 365
2 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 79 (73.83%) LAN
2 32 (29.91%) Firewall
3 28 (26.17%) MPLS
3 28 (26.17%) VPN
4 19 (17.76%) BGP
5 18 (16.82%) OSPF
6 17 (15.89%) IPsec
7 15 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (14.02%) VoIP
8 13 (12.15%) DNS
9 10 (9.35%) TCP/IP
10 8 (7.48%) SAN
11 7 (6.54%) IP Telephony
11 7 (6.54%) Wireless
11 7 (6.54%) WLAN
12 6 (5.61%) DHCP
12 6 (5.61%) EIGRP
13 5 (4.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (3.74%) Ethernet
14 4 (3.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.87%) Marketing
3 2 (1.87%) Military
3 2 (1.87%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.93%) Billing
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (20.56%) Project Manager
2 19 (17.76%) Designer
3 17 (15.89%) Network Designer
4 15 (14.02%) Network Engineer
5 9 (8.41%) Analyst
5 9 (8.41%) Infrastructure Manager
5 9 (8.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 8 (7.48%) Network Analyst
6 8 (7.48%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Architect
7 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) IT Manager
7 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) IT Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (4.67%) Technical Manager
8 5 (4.67%) Technical Project Manager
9 4 (3.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) Java EE
2 1 (0.93%) J2EE
2 1 (0.93%) WAP
2 1 (0.93%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.89%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.41%) NHS
4 5 (4.67%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.74%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.74%) Replication
5 4 (3.74%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.80%) Clustering
6 3 (2.80%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.80%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.87%) Handset
8 1 (0.93%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.93%) EPoS
8 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.93%) IVR
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) PMI
8 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.97%) Windows
2 21 (19.63%) Linux
3 10 (9.35%) Unix
3 10 (9.35%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.61%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.74%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (3.74%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.87%) Android
9 2 (1.87%) HPUX
9 2 (1.87%) Solaris
9 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.78%) ITIL
2 24 (22.43%) PRINCE2
3 18 (16.82%) Project Management
4 12 (11.21%) Migration
5 9 (8.41%) Service Management
5 9 (8.41%) Time Management
6 7 (6.54%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.61%) ITIL V3
7 6 (5.61%) Load Balancing
7 6 (5.61%) Network Design
7 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.67%) Change Management
8 5 (4.67%) TOGAF
9 4 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.74%) ITSM
9 4 (3.74%) SIEM
10 3 (2.80%) Change Control
10 3 (2.80%) eTOM
10 3 (2.80%) Presales
10 3 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.80%) C
3 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.87%) SQL
4 1 (0.93%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.93%) Korn
4 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (43.93%) Security Cleared
2 36 (33.64%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (29.91%) SC Cleared
4 27 (25.23%) CCNP
5 20 (18.69%) DV Cleared
6 15 (14.02%) CCNA
7 13 (12.15%) JNCIS
8 7 (6.54%) MCSE
8 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.74%) CCIE
9 4 (3.74%) CCSE
10 3 (2.80%) CCDP
10 3 (2.80%) CCSA
10 3 (2.80%) Degree
10 3 (2.80%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.80%) MCITP
10 3 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.87%) HND
11 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.87%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) SLA
2 4 (3.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.80%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.87%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.87%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (27.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.61%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.67%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.87%) XenApp
5 2 (1.87%) XenServer
6 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.93%) Firmware
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.93%) Samba
6 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.93%) UAG
6 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Nessus
2 1 (0.93%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.93%) SCCM
2 1 (0.93%) SCOM
2 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 55 (51.40%) Cisco
2 25 (23.36%) Juniper
3 24 (22.43%) Microsoft
4 15 (14.02%) VMware
5 12 (11.21%) BT
6 11 (10.28%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.61%) Avaya
8 5 (4.67%) Intel Security
8 5 (4.67%) NetApp
8 5 (4.67%) Nokia
9 4 (3.74%) Citrix
9 4 (3.74%) F5
9 4 (3.74%) HP
9 4 (3.74%) Sourcefire
10 3 (2.80%) LANDesk
10 3 (2.80%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.87%) Brocade
11 2 (1.87%) Genesys
11 2 (1.87%) Lotus
11 2 (1.87%) NetIQ
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