The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 31 40 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.29% 0.95% 3.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.54% 4.65% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Average daily rate
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£431 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year
- -11.94%
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Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
65 86 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.26% 20.38% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 60 36
Average daily rate £425 £450 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £311 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Swindon region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Swindon region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 16 (84.21%) LAN
2 15 (78.95%) Cisco
3 13 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (68.42%) Juniper
4 12 (63.16%) MPLS
5 11 (57.89%) OSPF
5 11 (57.89%) BGP
5 11 (57.89%) CCNP
5 11 (57.89%) VPN
5 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
5 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
6 9 (47.37%) Network Security
7 7 (36.84%) JNCIS
7 7 (36.84%) IPv4
7 7 (36.84%) IPv6
7 7 (36.84%) Ethernet
8 6 (31.58%) H.323
8 6 (31.58%) Firewall
8 6 (31.58%) Wireless
8 6 (31.58%) Finance
8 6 (31.58%) IPsec
8 6 (31.58%) Cryptography
8 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) Tandberg
8 6 (31.58%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (21.05%) VLAN
9 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
9 4 (21.05%) Asset Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) LAN
2 12 (63.16%) MPLS
3 11 (57.89%) OSPF
3 11 (57.89%) BGP
3 11 (57.89%) VPN
4 9 (47.37%) Network Security
5 7 (36.84%) Ethernet
5 7 (36.84%) IPv4
5 7 (36.84%) IPv6
6 6 (31.58%) Wireless
6 6 (31.58%) IPsec
6 6 (31.58%) H.323
6 6 (31.58%) Firewall
7 4 (21.05%) VLAN
8 2 (10.53%) Ethereal
8 2 (10.53%) HSRP
8 2 (10.53%) SONET
8 2 (10.53%) VRRP
8 2 (10.53%) DSL
8 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Billing
3 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Designer
2 4 (21.05%) Lead Designer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support
4 1 (5.26%) Support Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Designer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Cryptography
1 6 (31.58%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
1 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
1 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
1 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Network Design
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) Network Management
4 1 (5.26%) SIEM
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (57.89%) CCNP
2 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
2 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) JNCIS
4 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) CCNA
5 3 (15.79%) CCIE
6 2 (10.53%) MCSE
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 13 (68.42%) Juniper
3 6 (31.58%) Tandberg
4 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.53%) F5
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) NetQoS
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Avaya
6 1 (5.26%) MobileIron
6 1 (5.26%) Veeam
6 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) Websense
6 1 (5.26%) Radware
6 1 (5.26%) Toshiba
6 1 (5.26%) BT
6 1 (5.26%) OpenText