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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 39 29
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.44% 2.86% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.21% 11.58% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £257 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £393 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £9.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -8.43%
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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
58 95 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 15.03% 24.68% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 67 23
Average daily rate £360 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £195 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £413 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +142.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 25 (83.33%) LAN
2 20 (66.67%) Firewall
3 19 (63.33%) Cisco
4 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
4 17 (56.67%) SC Cleared
5 16 (53.33%) Wireless
6 15 (50.00%) VoIP
7 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (40.00%) CCNA
9 11 (36.67%) CheckPoint
10 10 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
11 8 (26.67%) IPsec
11 8 (26.67%) SSL
11 8 (26.67%) SLA
12 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
12 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
12 7 (23.33%) IP Telephony
12 7 (23.33%) Fault Management
12 7 (23.33%) Network Security
12 7 (23.33%) Change Control
13 6 (20.00%) tcpdump
13 6 (20.00%) Wireshark
13 6 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
13 6 (20.00%) Juniper
14 5 (16.67%) VPN
14 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
14 5 (16.67%) F5
14 5 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 25 (83.33%) LAN
2 20 (66.67%) Firewall
3 16 (53.33%) Wireless
4 15 (50.00%) VoIP
5 10 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (26.67%) IPsec
6 8 (26.67%) SSL
7 7 (23.33%) IP Telephony
7 7 (23.33%) Network Security
8 6 (20.00%) tcpdump
8 6 (20.00%) Wireshark
9 5 (16.67%) VPN
10 4 (13.33%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (10.00%) SAN
12 2 (6.67%) Internet
12 2 (6.67%) DNS
12 2 (6.67%) SMTP
12 2 (6.67%) FTP
12 2 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.33%) DTS
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.33%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.33%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) CESG
2 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Solaris
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Fault Management
1 7 (23.33%) Change Control
2 6 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.67%) Computer Forensics
6 2 (6.67%) Network Management
6 2 (6.67%) SIEM
6 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.33%) Demand Management
7 1 (3.33%) Network Design
7 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
1 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) SC Cleared
1 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) CCNP
4 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Snort
2 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Cisco
2 11 (36.67%) CheckPoint
3 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.00%) Juniper
5 5 (16.67%) F5
6 4 (13.33%) IronPort
6 4 (13.33%) Nokia
6 4 (13.33%) Websense
6 4 (13.33%) Blue Coat
7 2 (6.67%) Sourcefire
8 1 (3.33%) Nortel
8 1 (3.33%) Avaya
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