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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 36 36 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.42% 0.69% 4.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.90% 5.56% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Average daily rate
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£145 £360 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +69.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £360 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £360 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £9.30 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -7.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £18.60 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -2.11%
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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
62 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.79% 12.37% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 9
Average daily rate £365 £285 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.07% +34.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £275 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 8
Average hourly rate £22.81 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.75 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £36.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 (94.44%) LAN
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco
5 6 (33.33%) Citrix
5 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (27.78%) CCNP
6 5 (27.78%) HP
6 5 (27.78%) MS Office
7 4 (22.22%) MCP
7 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 4 (22.22%) VPN
7 4 (22.22%) SAN
7 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 4 (22.22%) MCDST
8 3 (16.67%) Fault Management
8 3 (16.67%) MCTS
8 3 (16.67%) Network Security
8 3 (16.67%) WLAN
8 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 3 (16.67%) MCSA
8 3 (16.67%) ITIL
9 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 2 (11.11%) ADSL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Lync
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) LAN
2 9 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) VPN
3 4 (22.22%) SAN
4 3 (16.67%) Network Security
4 3 (16.67%) WLAN
5 2 (11.11%) ADSL
5 2 (11.11%) DNS
5 2 (11.11%) SSL
5 2 (11.11%) Internet
5 2 (11.11%) IPsec
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.56%) Wireless
6 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (5.56%) VLAN
6 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
6 1 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (5.56%) tcpdump
6 1 (5.56%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Support
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Network Support
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) CESG
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Solaris
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Fault Management
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.56%) SIEM
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
3 4 (22.22%) MCP
3 4 (22.22%) MCDST
4 3 (16.67%) MCTS
4 3 (16.67%) MCSA
5 2 (11.11%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) CCSA
6 1 (5.56%) CCSE
6 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) CCIE
6 1 (5.56%) CCSP
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Snort
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
1 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) Citrix
3 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 5 (27.78%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.56%) Sourcefire
6 1 (5.56%) IronPort
6 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.56%) Wyse
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) Websense
6 1 (5.56%) Nokia
6 1 (5.56%) Avaya
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) Intel
6 1 (5.56%) Adobe
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