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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 37 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.56% 3.69% 4.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.77% 20.55% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 10
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+25.30% +25.75%
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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 Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
47 73 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 12.21% 17.98% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 57 34
Average daily rate £275 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 13 (76.47%) LAN
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 11 (64.71%) Firewall
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (47.06%) VPN
4 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
5 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) CCNA
5 7 (41.18%) Juniper
6 6 (35.29%) MPLS
6 6 (35.29%) Finance
6 6 (35.29%) Network Security
7 5 (29.41%) VoIP
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) Linux
8 4 (23.53%) CCNP
8 4 (23.53%) Migration
8 4 (23.53%) OSPF
8 4 (23.53%) McAfee
8 4 (23.53%) BGP
8 4 (23.53%) SIEM
9 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (17.65%) Network Management
9 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (17.65%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
9 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
9 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
9 3 (17.65%) VLAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.88%) Lync
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
1 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) LAN
2 11 (64.71%) Firewall
3 8 (47.06%) VPN
4 6 (35.29%) MPLS
4 6 (35.29%) Network Security
5 5 (29.41%) VoIP
6 4 (23.53%) OSPF
6 4 (23.53%) BGP
7 3 (17.65%) VLAN
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) SMTP
7 3 (17.65%) DHCP
8 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
8 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.76%) IPv4
8 2 (11.76%) IPv6
8 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
8 2 (11.76%) Wireless
8 2 (11.76%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Designer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Support
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Network Designer
4 2 (11.76%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Security Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Cryptography
2 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (17.65%) Windows NT
2 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
1 4 (23.53%) SIEM
2 3 (17.65%) Network Management
2 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITSM
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) CCNA
4 4 (23.53%) CCNP
5 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) JNCIA
6 2 (11.76%) JNCIS
7 1 (5.88%) Degree
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
7 1 (5.88%) HND
7 1 (5.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Juniper
3 4 (23.53%) McAfee
4 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) BT
5 2 (11.76%) Avaya
5 2 (11.76%) Computacenter
5 2 (11.76%) Tandberg
5 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) Remedy
6 1 (5.88%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) BMC