The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 36 49 34
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.59% 1.28% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.34% 6.25% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate £303 £295 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -18.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £259 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £299 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
WAN
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
59 96 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 12.72% 20.47% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 59 27
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £36.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +132.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley 0 7 £390 - 6
Gatwick - 2 £450 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 20 (83.33%) LAN
2 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 13 (54.17%) Windows
4 12 (50.00%) DNS
4 12 (50.00%) VMware
5 11 (45.83%) VPN
6 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
6 10 (41.67%) DHCP
7 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
8 8 (33.33%) FTP
8 8 (33.33%) Cisco
8 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 7 (29.17%) Load Balancing
9 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
9 7 (29.17%) ITIL
9 7 (29.17%) SAN
9 7 (29.17%) Citrix
9 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
10 6 (25.00%) F5
10 6 (25.00%) REST
10 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (25.00%) Algorithms
10 6 (25.00%) Tcl
10 6 (25.00%) ICMP
10 6 (25.00%) LDAP
10 6 (25.00%) SOAP
10 6 (25.00%) HTTPS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (83.33%) LAN
2 12 (50.00%) DNS
3 11 (45.83%) VPN
4 10 (41.67%) DHCP
4 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 8 (33.33%) FTP
6 7 (29.17%) SAN
7 6 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (25.00%) Firewall
7 6 (25.00%) HTTP
7 6 (25.00%) HTTPS
7 6 (25.00%) ICMP
7 6 (25.00%) LDAP
7 6 (25.00%) SSL
8 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
9 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (12.50%) SNMP
9 3 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) IP Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
2 5 (20.83%) WAN Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IT Support
4 2 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Network Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) REST
1 6 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 6 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 3 (12.50%) Replication
4 2 (8.33%) BYOD
4 2 (8.33%) EqualLogic
4 2 (8.33%) iSeries
5 1 (4.17%) AS400
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.67%) Unix
6 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
1 7 (29.17%) Load Balancing
2 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Network Design
4 2 (8.33%) Patch Management
4 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Service Management
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps
5 1 (4.17%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Tcl
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) C
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.33%) CCENT
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) CCNP
2 2 (8.33%) CCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.33%) JNCIA
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PMBOK
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.83%) XenApp
4 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.33%) Terminal Services
5 2 (8.33%) vCloud
5 2 (8.33%) VirtualBox
5 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) Cacti
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) VMware
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco
3 7 (29.17%) Citrix
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) F5
5 4 (16.67%) 3PAR
6 3 (12.50%) HP
6 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 2 (8.33%) Aruba
7 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (8.33%) CommVault
7 2 (8.33%) EMC
7 2 (8.33%) Juniper
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle
7 2 (8.33%) Qualys
7 2 (8.33%) Veeam
8 1 (4.17%) Forcepoint
8 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
8 1 (4.17%) NetApp
8 1 (4.17%) Symantec