The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Southampton 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 39 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.42% 2.25% 6.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 16.67% 54.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 10
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £474 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
65 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.41% 13.50% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 14
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £457 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £43.75 £19.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.51% -28.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
WAN
Hampshire

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) SAN
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Korn
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) IPv4
5 2 (15.38%) Intel
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) VoIP
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) MCP
6 1 (7.69%) .NET
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.69%) IIS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) IPv4
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.69%) WLAN
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Scrum
1 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
1 2 (15.38%) DevOps
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Fault Management
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
2 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) Korn
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCDST
2 1 (7.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Intel
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Sitecore
Southampton, Hampshire
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Rate: £340 per day
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