The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 16 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 West Sussex 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 23 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 4.51% 1.07% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.97% 9.62% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 8
Average daily rate £400 £190 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £190 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% -6.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -18.82%
Communications & Networking Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 52 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 19.63% 11.16% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 28 29
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £232 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.63 £32.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.92% +64.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
WAN
South East

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

WAN
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Worthing - 10 £350 -
Crawley +9 4 £530 +178.94% 3
East Grinstead - 2 £340 -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Horsham - - - - 1
Burgess Hill - - - -
Chichester - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 (95.65%) LAN
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 7 (30.43%) Project Management
3 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 7 (30.43%) Clustering
4 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
4 6 (26.09%) Citrix
4 6 (26.09%) SCCM
4 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
5 5 (21.74%) SAN
5 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
5 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
5 5 (21.74%) DNS
5 5 (21.74%) VMware
6 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco
6 4 (17.39%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (17.39%) VLAN
6 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
6 4 (17.39%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) LAN
2 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) SAN
3 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (17.39%) VLAN
4 3 (13.04%) 802.11
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (8.70%) Firewall
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
6 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Architect
1 4 (17.39%) Server Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Designer
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Designer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Support Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Support Manager
4 1 (4.35%) IT Support Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 3 (13.04%) Replication
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.04%) UNIX
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
2 4 (17.39%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (13.04%) Security Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Supplier Management
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Project Governance
4 2 (8.70%) Release Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) BCP
5 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) PMP
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Citrix
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) SAP
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.35%) Websense