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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.46% 2.28% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.24% 20.00% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
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£363 £400 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +35.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% +9.37%
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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
33 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.15% 11.40% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 15
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 16
Average hourly rate £19.50 £50.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 15 (83.33%) LAN
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco
3 8 (44.44%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) CCNA
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (22.22%) SSL
6 4 (22.22%) Wireless
6 4 (22.22%) IPsec
6 4 (22.22%) Change Control
7 3 (16.67%) tcpdump
7 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) SCCM
7 3 (16.67%) SIEM
7 3 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 3 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (16.67%) Sourcefire
7 3 (16.67%) Snort
7 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (16.67%) PKI
7 3 (16.67%) Incident Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) LAN
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (22.22%) SSL
4 4 (22.22%) Wireless
4 4 (22.22%) IPsec
5 3 (16.67%) tcpdump
5 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (16.67%) Wireshark
5 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (16.67%) Internet
5 3 (16.67%) VoIP
5 3 (16.67%) LDAP
5 3 (16.67%) SMTP
5 3 (16.67%) FTP
5 3 (16.67%) HTTP
5 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
6 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
6 2 (11.11%) Network Security
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.56%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) PKI
2 3 (16.67%) CESG
2 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Solaris
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Change Control
2 3 (16.67%) SIEM
2 3 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
2 3 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Fault Management
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 2 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) Demand Management
4 1 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (5.56%) Dependency Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Governance
4 1 (5.56%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) CCNA
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) CCNP
5 1 (5.56%) HP AIS
5 1 (5.56%) HP ASE
5 1 (5.56%) MCDST
5 1 (5.56%) MCTS
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.56%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Sourcefire
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (5.56%) Aruba
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Pegasus
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
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