The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South West / Devon
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 25 30
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5  
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 1.19% 5.00% 3.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 28.95% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Median daily rate £368 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £346 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £400 £289
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +18.18% -2.22%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 36 38 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 10.75% 17.27% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 32
Median daily rate £393 £355 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.56% +18.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +39.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Devon

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Devon.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Devon

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Devon

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Devon region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter -7 3 £368 -2.00%
WAN
South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Devon region with a requirement for WAN.

1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (16.67%) NX-OS
5 1 (16.67%) Telepresence
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Web Operations
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) NX-OS
4 1 (16.67%) TACACS
4 1 (16.67%) Telepresence
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Network Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) Sophos
3 1 (16.67%) VMware