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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 34 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.06% 2.52% 4.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 19.51% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £320 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £474 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £9.30 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.29 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% -11.33%
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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
88 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 24.51% 12.89% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 28 15
Average daily rate £390 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Average hourly rate £25.75 £13.90 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.25% -49.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Firewall
3 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 7 (35.00%) SAN
4 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (25.00%) CCNP
5 5 (25.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) Intel
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL
7 3 (15.00%) Fault Management
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (10.00%) Finance
8 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (10.00%) VLAN
8 2 (10.00%) VMware
8 2 (10.00%) Network Security
8 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) Linux
8 2 (10.00%) Citrix
8 2 (10.00%) CCNA
8 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (10.00%) SSL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 8 (40.00%) Firewall
3 7 (35.00%) SAN
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.00%) IPsec
5 2 (10.00%) VLAN
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) SSL
6 1 (5.00%) IPv4
6 1 (5.00%) VPN
6 1 (5.00%) DNS
6 1 (5.00%) VoIP
6 1 (5.00%) WLAN
6 1 (5.00%) SMTP
6 1 (5.00%) FTP
6 1 (5.00%) HTTP
6 1 (5.00%) LDAP
6 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Network Support Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (15.00%) Network Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Support
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Support
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Designer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) DTV
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) CESG
1 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
1 3 (15.00%) Fault Management
2 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.00%) SIEM
3 1 (5.00%) Change Control
3 1 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) DevOps
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.00%) Workflow
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Scrum
3 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
2 1 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) CCNP
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.00%) CCNA
3 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) CCSA
4 1 (5.00%) CCSE
4 1 (5.00%) MCDST
4 1 (5.00%) MCTS
4 1 (5.00%) MCP
4 1 (5.00%) MCSA
4 1 (5.00%) CCIE
4 1 (5.00%) CCSP
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (5.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Intel
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) VMware
7 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
7 1 (5.00%) IronPort
7 1 (5.00%) Sitecore
7 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
7 1 (5.00%) Websense
7 1 (5.00%) Avaya
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) Nokia
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle
7 1 (5.00%) SAP