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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 5.82% 2.85% 3.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.19% 17.91% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 8
Average daily rate £363 £325 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.66% +13.45%
WAN
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
84 67 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 22.22% 15.91% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 34 34
Average daily rate £363 £413 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £180 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £543 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £22.69 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 22 (81.48%) Cisco
1 22 (81.48%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (74.07%) Juniper
2 20 (74.07%) Security Cleared
3 19 (70.37%) SC Cleared
3 19 (70.37%) CCNP
4 18 (66.67%) VPN
5 17 (62.96%) MPLS
6 16 (59.26%) OSPF
6 16 (59.26%) BGP
6 16 (59.26%) IPsec
7 15 (55.56%) DV Cleared
8 13 (48.15%) Linux
8 13 (48.15%) JNCIS
9 12 (44.44%) Firewall
9 12 (44.44%) BT
10 9 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (33.33%) LAN
11 6 (22.22%) Windows
12 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
12 5 (18.52%) Intel Security
13 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
13 4 (14.81%) CCNA
13 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
13 4 (14.81%) Network Design
13 4 (14.81%) Sourcefire
13 4 (14.81%) SIEM
14 3 (11.11%) F5
14 3 (11.11%) Palo Alto
14 3 (11.11%) JNCIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Domino
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) VPN
2 17 (62.96%) MPLS
3 16 (59.26%) BGP
3 16 (59.26%) IPsec
3 16 (59.26%) OSPF
4 12 (44.44%) Firewall
5 9 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (33.33%) LAN
6 3 (11.11%) DNS
6 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
6 3 (11.11%) VoIP
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (7.41%) Intranet
7 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (7.41%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (7.41%) SSL
7 2 (7.41%) Telepresence
7 2 (7.41%) Wireless
7 2 (7.41%) Wireless Security
7 2 (7.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Designer
1 15 (55.56%) Network Designer
2 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) IP Designer
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Genesys Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Voice Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.70%) IVR
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Network Design
1 4 (14.81%) SIEM
2 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
2 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.70%) B2B
3 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity Management
3 1 (3.70%) Change Management
3 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.70%) Data Management
3 1 (3.70%) High Availability
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL
3 1 (3.70%) Network Management
3 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.70%) Service Management
3 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (74.07%) Security Cleared
3 19 (70.37%) CCNP
3 19 (70.37%) SC Cleared
4 15 (55.56%) DV Cleared
5 13 (48.15%) JNCIS
6 4 (14.81%) CCNA
7 3 (11.11%) CCDP
7 3 (11.11%) JNCIP
8 2 (7.41%) CCSE
9 1 (3.70%) CCDA
9 1 (3.70%) CCIE
9 1 (3.70%) Degree
9 1 (3.70%) HND
9 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Cisco
2 20 (74.07%) Juniper
3 12 (44.44%) BT
4 5 (18.52%) Intel Security
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) Sourcefire
6 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 3 (11.11%) F5
6 3 (11.11%) Palo Alto
7 2 (7.41%) Brocade
7 2 (7.41%) NetIQ
8 1 (3.70%) Avaya
8 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.70%) Genesys
8 1 (3.70%) Intel
8 1 (3.70%) Lotus
8 1 (3.70%) NetApp
8 1 (3.70%) Nokia
8 1 (3.70%) Verint
8 1 (3.70%) VMware