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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 34 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.01% 2.10% 4.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.94% 17.95% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £228 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £474 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £9.30 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -6.97%
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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
85 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 23.29% 11.71% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 24 10
Average daily rate £345 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £470 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 17 (94.44%) LAN
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) SAN
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco
5 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
7 3 (16.67%) CCNP
7 3 (16.67%) CCNA
7 3 (16.67%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) Intel
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (16.67%) VMware
8 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 2 (11.11%) DevOps
8 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (11.11%) Network Security
8 2 (11.11%) UNIX
8 2 (11.11%) Scrum
8 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.11%) Korn
8 2 (11.11%) VLAN
8 2 (11.11%) Fault Management
8 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) LAN
2 7 (38.89%) SAN
2 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
4 2 (11.11%) VLAN
4 2 (11.11%) VoIP
4 2 (11.11%) IPv4
5 1 (5.56%) Wireless
5 1 (5.56%) IPsec
5 1 (5.56%) DMZ
5 1 (5.56%) WLAN
5 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) SSL
5 1 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Designer
2 3 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) DevOps
2 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (11.11%) Scrum
2 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 2 (11.11%) Fault Management
3 1 (5.56%) Workflow
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.11%) Korn
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (16.67%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) CCSA
4 1 (5.56%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) CCIE
4 1 (5.56%) CCSP
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) MCP
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) CCSE
4 1 (5.56%) MCDST
4 1 (5.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) ISA Server
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 3 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) Intel
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Nokia
5 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.56%) Websense
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Avaya
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (5.56%) Sitecore
5 1 (5.56%) IronPort
5 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.56%) 3PAR