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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 34 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.18% 1.69% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.92% 8.96% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 5
Average daily rate
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£381 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £183 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £384 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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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
52 67 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 15.52% 18.93% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 23
Average daily rate £340 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £195 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £43.75 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.42% +121.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £42.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 18 (78.26%) LAN
2 16 (69.57%) Firewall
3 14 (60.87%) Cisco
4 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
4 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
5 10 (43.48%) Wireless
5 10 (43.48%) VoIP
6 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (34.78%) CCNA
7 8 (34.78%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
8 6 (26.09%) Fault Management
8 6 (26.09%) Network Security
8 6 (26.09%) IPsec
8 6 (26.09%) IP Telephony
8 6 (26.09%) Windows
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
8 6 (26.09%) SSL
8 6 (26.09%) SLA
8 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
9 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (21.74%) Change Control
10 4 (17.39%) tcpdump
10 4 (17.39%) Wireshark
10 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (17.39%) Juniper
11 3 (13.04%) VPN
11 3 (13.04%) WAN Optimisation
11 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
11 3 (13.04%) F5

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) LAN
2 16 (69.57%) Firewall
3 10 (43.48%) VoIP
3 10 (43.48%) Wireless
4 8 (34.78%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (26.09%) Network Security
5 6 (26.09%) IPsec
5 6 (26.09%) IP Telephony
5 6 (26.09%) SSL
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (17.39%) tcpdump
7 4 (17.39%) Wireshark
8 3 (13.04%) VPN
9 2 (8.70%) DNS
9 2 (8.70%) LDAP
9 2 (8.70%) SMTP
9 2 (8.70%) FTP
9 2 (8.70%) HTTP
9 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
9 2 (8.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) DTS
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) CESG
2 2 (8.70%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Solaris
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Fault Management
2 5 (21.74%) Change Control
3 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (13.04%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.70%) Computer Forensics
5 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.70%) SIEM
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.35%) SDLC
6 1 (4.35%) Project Governance
6 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.35%) Network Management
6 1 (4.35%) Dependency Management
6 1 (4.35%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (34.78%) CCNA
4 2 (8.70%) CCNP
4 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Snort
2 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
3 4 (17.39%) Juniper
4 3 (13.04%) F5
5 2 (8.70%) Nokia
5 2 (8.70%) Websense
5 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
5 2 (8.70%) Sourcefire
5 2 (8.70%) IronPort
6 1 (4.35%) Pegasus
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