The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 46 35 21
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.76% 0.73% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 6.45% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £360 £189
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +90.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £360 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £360 £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.63 £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £15.00 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £15.00 £11.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
WAN
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 17.65% 11.31% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 8
Average daily rate £400 £300 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £389 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £36.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Southampton region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Southampton region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) CCNP
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (30.00%) HP
6 5 (25.00%) Citrix
6 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (20.00%) CCNA
7 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (20.00%) VPN
7 4 (20.00%) MS Office
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 3 (15.00%) MCP
8 3 (15.00%) DNS
8 3 (15.00%) SSL
8 3 (15.00%) SAN
8 3 (15.00%) Internet
8 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
8 3 (15.00%) IPsec
8 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (15.00%) MCDST
8 3 (15.00%) Fault Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Lync
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) VPN
4 3 (15.00%) DNS
4 3 (15.00%) SSL
4 3 (15.00%) SAN
4 3 (15.00%) Internet
4 3 (15.00%) IPsec
4 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (15.00%) Network Security
5 2 (10.00%) tcpdump
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (10.00%) Wireless
5 2 (10.00%) ADSL
5 2 (10.00%) FTP
5 2 (10.00%) HTTP
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Network Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Support
3 3 (15.00%) Network Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Support
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) CESG
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Solaris
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Fault Management
2 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (10.00%) SIEM
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) VBScript
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) CCNP
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (20.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) MCP
3 3 (15.00%) MCDST
4 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) MCTS
4 2 (10.00%) CCIE
4 2 (10.00%) MCSA
5 1 (5.00%) CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) CCSE
5 1 (5.00%) CCSA
5 1 (5.00%) HP AIS
5 1 (5.00%) HP ASE
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Snort
3 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (30.00%) HP
4 5 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Adobe
6 1 (5.00%) Intel
6 1 (5.00%) Wyse
6 1 (5.00%) Websense
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec
6 1 (5.00%) Nokia
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.00%) IronPort
6 1 (5.00%) Aruba
6 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.00%) F5
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