The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 20 12 40
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +28
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.56% 9.62% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 41.67% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 6
Median daily rate £385 £400 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +196.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £394 £340
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +15.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.36 - £13.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -3.61%

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
48 60 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 21.33% 23.08% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 41
Median daily rate £385 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £263 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Median hourly rate £15.36 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.87% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £35.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £45.00 £23.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for WAN.

1 14 (100.00%) LAN
2 11 (78.57%) VoIP
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (64.29%) Firewall
4 8 (57.14%) Wireless
4 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (35.71%) CCNA
6 5 (35.71%) Fortinet
7 3 (21.43%) CCNP
7 3 (21.43%) Network Design
7 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 2 (14.29%) ITIL
8 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
8 2 (14.29%) VMware
8 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (7.14%) Server Monitoring
9 1 (7.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 1 (7.14%) Telepresence
9 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
9 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
9 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) LAN
2 11 (78.57%) VoIP
3 9 (64.29%) Firewall
4 8 (57.14%) Wireless
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.14%) DHCP
6 1 (7.14%) DNS
6 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
6 1 (7.14%) Network Security
6 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.14%) Telepresence
6 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
6 1 (7.14%) VPN
6 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.14%) WLAN
General
1 1 (7.14%) Multimedia
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Design Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
6 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (7.14%) Administrator
7 1 (7.14%) Analyst
7 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
7 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Network Design
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Fault Management
3 1 (7.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (7.14%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) CCNA
4 3 (21.43%) CCNP
5 1 (7.14%) CCIE
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (35.71%) Fortinet
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto