The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 23 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.12% 2.67% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.81% 23.68% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 5
Median daily rate £383 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.51% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £312 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £525 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.75 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
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
42 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 17.28% 11.28% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 25
Median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Median hourly rate £15.75 £19.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -61.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 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 Southampton region with a requirement for WAN.

1 35 (87.50%) LAN
2 31 (77.50%) VoIP
2 31 (77.50%) Cisco
2 31 (77.50%) Firewall
3 30 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (70.00%) Wireless
5 24 (60.00%) SC Cleared
5 24 (60.00%) Security Cleared
6 21 (52.50%) Network Security
7 20 (50.00%) CCNP
8 18 (45.00%) CheckPoint
9 17 (42.50%) CCNA
10 16 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (25.00%) IP Telephony
12 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
12 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
12 9 (22.50%) VMware
13 8 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (17.50%) BT
14 7 (17.50%) Avaya
15 5 (12.50%) Palo Alto
15 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
15 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 5 (12.50%) MPLS
15 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
15 5 (12.50%) VPN
15 5 (12.50%) Windows
16 4 (10.00%) ITIL
16 4 (10.00%) Business Continuity
17 3 (7.50%) BGP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.50%) IIS
1 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 35 (87.50%) LAN
2 31 (77.50%) Firewall
2 31 (77.50%) VoIP
3 28 (70.00%) Wireless
4 21 (52.50%) Network Security
5 16 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (25.00%) IP Telephony
7 8 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (12.50%) MPLS
8 5 (12.50%) VPN
9 3 (7.50%) BGP
9 3 (7.50%) DNS
9 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
10 2 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (5.00%) EIGRP
10 2 (5.00%) IPsec
10 2 (5.00%) OSPF
10 2 (5.00%) SSL
11 1 (2.50%) Multicast
11 1 (2.50%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (57.50%) Network Engineer
2 12 (30.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Consultant
3 6 (15.00%) Network Consultant
3 6 (15.00%) Telephony Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Telephony Support
6 3 (7.50%) VoIP Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Firewall Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.50%) CLARiiON
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.50%) iSeries
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.50%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (2.50%) Budget Control
4 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.50%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (2.50%) Fault Management
4 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (2.50%) ITSM
4 1 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.50%) Network Management
4 1 (2.50%) Project Management
4 1 (2.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (2.50%) Service Management
4 1 (2.50%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (2.50%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) Lisp
1 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
1 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 24 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 20 (50.00%) CCNP
4 17 (42.50%) CCNA
5 2 (5.00%) CCIE
5 2 (5.00%) CCSE
6 1 (2.50%) CCSA
6 1 (2.50%) CEH
6 1 (2.50%) MCP
6 1 (2.50%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.50%) RHCSA
6 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 31 (77.50%) Cisco
2 18 (45.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (22.50%) VMware
4 7 (17.50%) Avaya
4 7 (17.50%) BT
5 5 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 3 (7.50%) Juniper
7 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.50%) AlgoSec
8 1 (2.50%) EMC
8 1 (2.50%) F5
8 1 (2.50%) HP
8 1 (2.50%) IBM
8 1 (2.50%) IronPort
8 1 (2.50%) NetApp
8 1 (2.50%) Nokia
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.50%) Symantec
8 1 (2.50%) Tufin