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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 15 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.48% 5.54% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.21% 30.65% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 8
Median daily rate £400 £375 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £284 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £331
% change year-on-year
+10.70% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
43 62 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 20.09% 18.08% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 44 64
Median daily rate £400 £345 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
Median hourly rate £18.38 £45.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.16% +74.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 40 (100.00%) LAN
2 35 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (87.50%) Firewall
3 33 (82.50%) Cisco
4 32 (80.00%) CCNP
4 32 (80.00%) Wireless
5 30 (75.00%) SC Cleared
5 30 (75.00%) Security Cleared
6 29 (72.50%) Network Security
6 29 (72.50%) Palo Alto
7 28 (70.00%) VoIP
8 23 (57.50%) CheckPoint
9 20 (50.00%) CCNA
10 19 (47.50%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (45.00%) FortiGate
12 13 (32.50%) Data Centre
13 10 (25.00%) IP Telephony
13 10 (25.00%) Tufin
13 10 (25.00%) AlgoSec
14 9 (22.50%) Fault Management
14 9 (22.50%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (22.50%) SLA
15 5 (12.50%) Network Design
15 5 (12.50%) Linux
16 4 (10.00%) VMware
16 4 (10.00%) ITIL
16 4 (10.00%) DNS
17 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
17 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (7.50%) Unified Communications

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:

Communications & Networking
1 40 (100.00%) LAN
2 35 (87.50%) Firewall
3 32 (80.00%) Wireless
4 29 (72.50%) Network Security
5 28 (70.00%) VoIP
6 19 (47.50%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (25.00%) IP Telephony
8 9 (22.50%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (10.00%) DNS
10 3 (7.50%) DHCP
10 3 (7.50%) MPLS
10 3 (7.50%) Unified Communications
10 3 (7.50%) VPN
11 2 (5.00%) BGP
11 2 (5.00%) OSPF
11 2 (5.00%) WLAN
12 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
12 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
12 1 (2.50%) IPv4
12 1 (2.50%) IPv6
General
1 3 (7.50%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 21 (52.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 13 (32.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (32.50%) Security Engineer
4 11 (27.50%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Network Support
7 4 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Administrator
9 2 (5.00%) Design Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
10 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.50%) iSeries
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Fault Management
2 5 (12.50%) Network Design
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (2.50%) Change Management
5 1 (2.50%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.50%) Migration
5 1 (2.50%) Network Management
5 1 (2.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 35 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (80.00%) CCNP
3 30 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 30 (75.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (50.00%) CCNA
5 2 (5.00%) CCDP
5 2 (5.00%) CCIE
6 1 (2.50%) CCSE
6 1 (2.50%) CEH
6 1 (2.50%) MCP
6 1 (2.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (45.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (7.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Cisco
2 29 (72.50%) Palo Alto
3 23 (57.50%) CheckPoint
4 10 (25.00%) AlgoSec
4 10 (25.00%) Tufin
5 4 (10.00%) VMware
6 3 (7.50%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) Juniper
8 1 (2.50%) Brocade
8 1 (2.50%) F5
8 1 (2.50%) IBM
8 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat