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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 25 19 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.23% 8.23% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.07% 35.14% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 8
Median daily rate £370 £400 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +52.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £388 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.36 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.87% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -24.13%
WAN
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
56 74 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 20.07% 23.42% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 48 51
Median daily rate £370 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 2
Median hourly rate £18.80 £45.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.21% +94.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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 3 December 2016, 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 39 (100.00%) LAN
2 33 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (82.05%) Firewall
3 32 (82.05%) Cisco
4 31 (79.49%) Wireless
4 31 (79.49%) SC Cleared
4 31 (79.49%) Security Cleared
5 29 (74.36%) VoIP
6 27 (69.23%) CCNP
7 24 (61.54%) Network Security
7 24 (61.54%) Palo Alto
8 22 (56.41%) CheckPoint
9 20 (51.28%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (46.15%) CCNA
11 13 (33.33%) FortiGate
12 12 (30.77%) Data Centre
13 9 (23.08%) IP Telephony
13 9 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (23.08%) SLA
13 9 (23.08%) Fault Management
14 5 (12.82%) Windows
14 5 (12.82%) Network Design
14 5 (12.82%) Fortinet
14 5 (12.82%) AlgoSec
14 5 (12.82%) Tufin
15 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
15 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
15 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (10.26%) ITIL

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 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (100.00%) LAN
2 32 (82.05%) Firewall
3 31 (79.49%) Wireless
4 29 (74.36%) VoIP
5 24 (61.54%) Network Security
6 20 (51.28%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (23.08%) IP Telephony
7 9 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (7.69%) DHCP
8 3 (7.69%) DNS
8 3 (7.69%) Unified Communications
9 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
9 2 (5.13%) VPN
10 1 (2.56%) FTP
10 1 (2.56%) HTTP
10 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
10 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (2.56%) SMTP
10 1 (2.56%) Telepresence
10 1 (2.56%) WLAN
General
1 3 (7.69%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (82.05%) Network Engineer
2 22 (56.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 13 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (33.33%) Security Engineer
4 10 (25.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 10 (25.64%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (23.08%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
7 5 (12.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (10.26%) Design Engineer
8 4 (10.26%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (10.26%) Network Support
8 4 (10.26%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) Analyst
9 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 2 (5.13%) Administrator
10 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
11 1 (2.56%) Desktop Engineer
11 1 (2.56%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Fault Management
2 5 (12.82%) Network Design
3 4 (10.26%) ITIL
4 3 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (2.56%) Change Management
5 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.56%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 1 (2.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (79.49%) SC Cleared
2 31 (79.49%) Security Cleared
3 27 (69.23%) CCNP
4 18 (46.15%) CCNA
5 2 (5.13%) CCDP
5 2 (5.13%) CCIE
6 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) FortiGate
2 3 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (82.05%) Cisco
2 24 (61.54%) Palo Alto
3 22 (56.41%) CheckPoint
4 5 (12.82%) AlgoSec
4 5 (12.82%) Fortinet
4 5 (12.82%) Tufin
5 4 (10.26%) VMware
6 3 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) Brocade
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix
7 1 (2.56%) F5
7 1 (2.56%) Juniper
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft