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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 46 37 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.40% 0.87% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 8.57% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£463 £360 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.47% +118.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -32.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +11.11%
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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
75 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.03% 10.17% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 24 8
Average daily rate £400 £292 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.22% +29.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £165 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% -56.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.94 £15.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 (88.24%) LAN
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco
4 6 (35.29%) Firewall
5 5 (29.41%) Citrix
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (23.53%) MS Office
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) MCP
7 3 (17.65%) VPN
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) CCNP
7 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (17.65%) SAN
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (17.65%) Internet
7 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
7 3 (17.65%) MCDST
7 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) SCCM
7 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) tcpdump
8 2 (11.76%) Lync

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Lync
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) LAN
2 6 (35.29%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (17.65%) VPN
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 3 (17.65%) Internet
5 2 (11.76%) tcpdump
5 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
5 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
5 2 (11.76%) IPsec
5 2 (11.76%) ADSL
5 2 (11.76%) FTP
5 2 (11.76%) HTTP
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) WLAN
5 2 (11.76%) SMTP
5 2 (11.76%) SSL
5 2 (11.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Programme Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Support
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) PKI
2 2 (11.76%) CESG
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Solaris
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) SIEM
2 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.76%) Change Control
2 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Forensics
2 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) DSDM
3 1 (5.88%) RAD
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Matrix Management
3 1 (5.88%) Fault Management
3 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) MCP
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) MCDST
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) MCTS
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) MCSA
4 1 (5.88%) CCIE
4 1 (5.88%) HP AIS
4 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
4 1 (5.88%) VCP4
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Snort
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
3 5 (29.41%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Sourcefire
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Adobe
5 1 (5.88%) Wyse
5 1 (5.88%) Pegasus
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) Aruba
5 1 (5.88%) F5