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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 34 30 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.09% 1.12% 7.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 8.11% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 13
Average daily rate £400 £295 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £295 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.47% 13.81% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 21
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Korn
5 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 2 (22.22%) IPv4
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Python
5 2 (22.22%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) VoIP
6 1 (11.11%) WLAN
6 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (11.11%) IIS
6 1 (11.11%) MS Office
6 1 (11.11%) SAP
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) MCP
6 1 (11.11%) .NET

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 2 (22.22%) IPv4
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) WLAN
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Scrum
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Workflow
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Fault Management
2 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Korn
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSA
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) MCDST
1 1 (11.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Intel
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
3 1 (11.11%) Sitecore