The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 37 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 33 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 4.71% 3.50% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.26% 19.35% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 10
Average daily rate £363 £488 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.64% +42.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £23.22 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +13.45%
WAN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
136 124 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 19.43% 18.10% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 59 53
Average daily rate £363 £413 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +23.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.66% -32.77%
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 Wiltshire

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 14 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
Swindon +16 27 £363 +11.53% 2
Chippenham -2 2 £250 - 1
Malmesbury - 2 - -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 33 (78.57%) Cisco
2 29 (69.05%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (59.52%) VPN
3 25 (59.52%) Juniper
3 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
4 24 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 24 (57.14%) CCNP
5 22 (52.38%) MPLS
6 21 (50.00%) OSPF
6 21 (50.00%) BGP
6 21 (50.00%) IPsec
7 20 (47.62%) DV Cleared
7 20 (47.62%) Firewall
8 19 (45.24%) LAN
9 17 (40.48%) Linux
9 17 (40.48%) JNCIS
10 16 (38.10%) BT
11 13 (30.95%) Windows
11 13 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
13 7 (16.67%) Finance
14 6 (14.29%) Intel Security
14 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 6 (14.29%) CCNA
14 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
15 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
15 5 (11.90%) ITIL
15 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
15 5 (11.90%) SIEM
15 5 (11.90%) Data Centre

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (59.52%) VPN
2 22 (52.38%) MPLS
3 21 (50.00%) BGP
3 21 (50.00%) IPsec
3 21 (50.00%) OSPF
4 20 (47.62%) Firewall
5 19 (45.24%) LAN
6 13 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (9.52%) DNS
7 4 (9.52%) EIGRP
7 4 (9.52%) IP Telephony
7 4 (9.52%) WLAN
8 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 3 (7.14%) VoIP
8 3 (7.14%) Wireless
9 2 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (4.76%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (4.76%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
2 2 (4.76%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.38%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) Military
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Designer
1 20 (47.62%) Network Designer
2 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) IP Designer
3 4 (9.52%) Network Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Server Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Server Support
3 4 (9.52%) Server Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) IT Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Support Technician
6 1 (2.38%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (2.38%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
1 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.38%) EPoS
3 1 (2.38%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.38%) IVR
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Linux
2 13 (30.95%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Unix
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) ITIL
1 5 (11.90%) SIEM
2 4 (9.52%) Network Design
2 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
2 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (4.76%) Identity Management
4 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.76%) Service Management
4 2 (4.76%) Time Management
5 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) High Availability
5 1 (2.38%) Network Management
5 1 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.38%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (2.38%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 29 (69.05%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
3 24 (57.14%) CCNP
3 24 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 20 (47.62%) DV Cleared
5 17 (40.48%) JNCIS
6 6 (14.29%) CCNA
7 4 (9.52%) JNCIP
8 3 (7.14%) CCDP
9 2 (4.76%) CCSE
10 1 (2.38%) CCDA
10 1 (2.38%) CCIE
10 1 (2.38%) Degree
10 1 (2.38%) HND
10 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (78.57%) Cisco
2 25 (59.52%) Juniper
3 16 (38.10%) BT
4 6 (14.29%) Intel Security
4 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.90%) Sourcefire
5 5 (11.90%) VMware
6 4 (9.52%) Palo Alto
7 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.14%) F5
8 2 (4.76%) Brocade
8 2 (4.76%) Lotus
8 2 (4.76%) NetIQ
9 1 (2.38%) Avaya
9 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.38%) Genesys
9 1 (2.38%) Intel
9 1 (2.38%) NetApp
9 1 (2.38%) Nokia
9 1 (2.38%) Verint