The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Swindon region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 38 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.48% 3.70% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.10% 28.57% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 0
Average daily rate £263 £440 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
78 35 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 17.57% 12.96% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 27 28
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WAN
Wiltshire

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 (80.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) LAN
3 14 (70.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (40.00%) VPN
5 7 (35.00%) Nortel
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (35.00%) Avaya
5 7 (35.00%) Juniper
5 7 (35.00%) CCNP
5 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Network Security
5 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (30.00%) Firewall
7 5 (25.00%) Sourcefire
7 5 (25.00%) CCNA
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (25.00%) Linux
7 5 (25.00%) McAfee
8 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 4 (20.00%) UNIX
8 4 (20.00%) SQL
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle
8 4 (20.00%) DB2
8 4 (20.00%) VoIP
8 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (20.00%) Migration
8 4 (20.00%) Android
8 4 (20.00%) Network Management
9 3 (15.00%) Oracle Reports

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) LAN
2 8 (40.00%) VPN
3 7 (35.00%) Network Security
4 6 (30.00%) Firewall
5 4 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (10.00%) BGP
6 2 (10.00%) MPLS
6 2 (10.00%) OSPF
6 2 (10.00%) H.323
6 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (10.00%) IPv4
6 2 (10.00%) IPv6
6 2 (10.00%) IPsec
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) DB2
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (10.00%) Billing
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Designer
1 6 (30.00%) Test Leader
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Network Designer
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Security Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (10.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) UNIX
2 4 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Network Management
3 3 (15.00%) BCP
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.00%) ITSM
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 5 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Nortel
2 7 (35.00%) Avaya
2 7 (35.00%) Juniper
3 5 (25.00%) Sourcefire
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) McAfee
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) Tandberg
6 1 (5.00%) BT
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