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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 43 35 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.90% 1.15% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 12.50% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.75 £32.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.69% +46.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+25.30% +27.69%
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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
64 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 15.20% 9.17% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 9
Average daily rate £475 £283 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.69% -24.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £165 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Average hourly rate £13.75 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 30 March 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 15 (88.24%) LAN
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco
5 5 (29.41%) DNS
5 5 (29.41%) Internet
5 5 (29.41%) Firewall
6 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (23.53%) IPsec
6 4 (23.53%) Citrix
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (23.53%) SMTP
6 4 (23.53%) SSL
6 4 (23.53%) FTP
6 4 (23.53%) HTTP
6 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 4 (23.53%) Solaris
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
6 4 (23.53%) MS Office
6 4 (23.53%) LDAP
6 4 (23.53%) Computer Forensics
6 4 (23.53%) Sourcefire
6 4 (23.53%) Snort
6 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (23.53%) CESG
6 4 (23.53%) PKI
6 4 (23.53%) Incident Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Lync
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) Internet
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (23.53%) SSL
3 4 (23.53%) SMTP
3 4 (23.53%) LDAP
3 4 (23.53%) FTP
3 4 (23.53%) HTTP
3 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 4 (23.53%) IPsec
3 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
3 4 (23.53%) tcpdump
4 3 (17.65%) VPN
4 3 (17.65%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
5 2 (11.76%) ADSL
5 2 (11.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
1 4 (23.53%) CESG
1 4 (23.53%) PKI
2 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Solaris
3 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Forensics
1 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (23.53%) SIEM
1 4 (23.53%) Change Control
1 4 (23.53%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) RAD
4 1 (5.88%) DSDM
4 1 (5.88%) Project Governance
4 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) MCDST
2 3 (17.65%) MCP
3 2 (11.76%) MCSA
3 2 (11.76%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) MCTS
4 1 (5.88%) CCIE
4 1 (5.88%) HP AIS
4 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Snort
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 4 (23.53%) Sourcefire
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Adobe
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Pegasus
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) Wyse
5 1 (5.88%) Aruba
5 1 (5.88%) F5