Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 24 November 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 East > Hampshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 74 58
Rank change year-on-year +31 -16 +26
Contract jobs citing WAN 149 105 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 4.19% 2.70% 3.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.57% 11.92% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 83 111
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £279 £306 £285
90th Percentile £579 £461 £498
South East median daily rate £386 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.23% +16.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 18
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.00 £35.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.30% -5.33% -62.96%
10th Percentile £12.24 £30.45 £14.81
90th Percentile £43.00 £50.30 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £40.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -61.49% +82.95% +29.41%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 848 881 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 23.83% 22.63% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 550 549
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £263
90th Percentile £500 £501 £498
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 68 93
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £32.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +6.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.50 £11.74
90th Percentile £46.05 £59.31 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +25.10%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Hampshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Hampshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Hampshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Hampshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Hampshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Hampshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WAN in Hampshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke +10 65 £428 +25.74% 2
Hook +21 16 £395 +6.76%
Portsmouth +4 16 £385 +33.91% 1
Southampton -16 14 £394 -1.56% 2
Fareham +2 6 £385 -18.95%
Havant -3 3 £513 +28.13%
Eastleigh -4 3 £300 -34.43% 1
Fleet +7 1 £275 -24.03%
Aldershot - 1 £450 -
Andover - 1 £225 -
Farnborough - 1 £300 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 119 (79.87%) LAN
2 66 (44.30%) Security Cleared
3 62 (41.61%) Cisco
4 52 (34.90%) Windows
5 46 (30.87%) DNS
5 46 (30.87%) SC Cleared
6 41 (27.52%) Firewall
7 39 (26.17%) Juniper
8 33 (22.15%) Microsoft
8 33 (22.15%) Active Directory
8 33 (22.15%) VMware
8 33 (22.15%) Data Centre
9 29 (19.46%) VPN
10 27 (18.12%) Wireless
11 26 (17.45%) Windows Server
12 25 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
13 24 (16.11%) Migration
13 24 (16.11%) Linux
14 23 (15.44%) VoIP
14 23 (15.44%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (14.77%) TCP/IP
16 21 (14.09%) System Testing
17 20 (13.42%) ITIL
18 19 (12.75%) OSPF
18 19 (12.75%) BGP
19 17 (11.41%) Telecoms
19 17 (11.41%) CCNP
19 17 (11.41%) DV Cleared
19 17 (11.41%) Boundary Protection

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 8 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (5.37%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.01%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.67%) Apache
4 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.67%) IIS
4 1 (0.67%) Kentico
4 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.70%) Acrobat
3 7 (4.70%) MS Visio
3 7 (4.70%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 119 (79.87%) LAN
2 46 (30.87%) DNS
3 41 (27.52%) Firewall
4 29 (19.46%) VPN
5 27 (18.12%) Wireless
6 23 (15.44%) VoIP
7 22 (14.77%) TCP/IP
8 19 (12.75%) BGP
8 19 (12.75%) OSPF
9 16 (10.74%) DHCP
10 15 (10.07%) Ethernet
11 14 (9.40%) NetScaler
12 13 (8.72%) Network Security
13 11 (7.38%) MPLS
14 10 (6.71%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (5.37%) BIG-IP
15 8 (5.37%) DAB
16 7 (4.70%) DWDM
16 7 (4.70%) HTTP
16 7 (4.70%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.68%) DB2
1 4 (2.68%) MS Access
1 4 (2.68%) MySQL
1 4 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (2.01%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.01%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.67%) MSI
2 1 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (11.41%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.38%) Finance
3 4 (2.68%) Banking
3 4 (2.68%) Retail
4 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 45 (30.20%) Architect
2 33 (22.15%) Network Architect
3 30 (20.13%) Network Engineer
4 13 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (7.38%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.04%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (5.37%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.37%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (5.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (5.37%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (4.70%) Author
8 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Support
8 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) Network Security Architect
8 7 (4.70%) Security Architect
8 7 (4.70%) Technical Author
9 6 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.03%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.36%) Middleware
2 3 (2.01%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.01%) Sensu
3 1 (0.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.15%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.05%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.37%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (4.70%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.36%) CESG
6 4 (2.68%) Replication
6 4 (2.68%) SWIFT
7 3 (2.01%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.34%) BYOD
8 2 (1.34%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.67%) Social Media
9 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (34.90%) Windows
2 26 (17.45%) Windows Server
3 24 (16.11%) Linux
4 23 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (10.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (8.72%) Windows 7
7 12 (8.05%) Windows 10
8 9 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.36%) AIX
10 4 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.01%) CentOS
11 3 (2.01%) Unix
12 2 (1.34%) Android
12 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.11%) Migration
2 21 (14.09%) System Testing
3 20 (13.42%) ITIL
4 17 (11.41%) Boundary Protection
5 15 (10.07%) Network Design
5 15 (10.07%) Project Management
6 14 (9.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (8.05%) Service Delivery
8 11 (7.38%) Configuration Management
8 11 (7.38%) Patch Management
9 9 (6.04%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (5.37%) ITSM
10 8 (5.37%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.37%) Service Management
11 7 (4.70%) Collaborative Working
11 7 (4.70%) Network Architecture
11 7 (4.70%) Virtual Environments
12 6 (4.03%) Coaching
12 6 (4.03%) High Availability
12 6 (4.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.36%) SQL
2 4 (2.68%) Perl
2 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.68%) Python
2 4 (2.68%) VBScript
3 3 (2.01%) PHP
4 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.67%) Java
4 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (44.30%) Security Cleared
2 46 (30.87%) SC Cleared
3 23 (15.44%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (11.41%) CCNP
4 17 (11.41%) DV Cleared
5 10 (6.71%) Degree
6 9 (6.04%) CCDP
6 9 (6.04%) CCIE
6 9 (6.04%) CCIP
6 9 (6.04%) CCSA
6 9 (6.04%) CCSE
7 8 (5.37%) CCNA
7 8 (5.37%) HP ASE
7 8 (5.37%) JNCIA
7 8 (5.37%) JNCIE
8 7 (4.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (4.70%) HP MASE
9 2 (1.34%) MCITP
9 2 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.01%) PMO
3 2 (1.34%) QA
3 2 (1.34%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (22.15%) Active Directory
2 25 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.70%) Docker
4 4 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.01%) KVM
5 3 (2.01%) Xen
6 2 (1.34%) XenApp
7 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.68%) Ansible
2 4 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.68%) SCCM
2 4 (2.68%) WSUS
3 3 (2.01%) Grafana
3 3 (2.01%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.01%) logstash
3 3 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.01%) Puppet
4 2 (1.34%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.67%) Nagios
5 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 62 (41.61%) Cisco
2 39 (26.17%) Juniper
3 33 (22.15%) Microsoft
3 33 (22.15%) VMware
4 17 (11.41%) F5
5 16 (10.74%) Citrix
5 16 (10.74%) Forcepoint
5 16 (10.74%) Fortinet
5 16 (10.74%) HP
6 12 (8.05%) CheckPoint
7 9 (6.04%) Riverbed
8 8 (5.37%) Aruba
9 7 (4.70%) Adobe
9 7 (4.70%) Brocade
9 7 (4.70%) Fujitsu
9 7 (4.70%) Meraki
10 6 (4.03%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.68%) Dell
11 4 (2.68%) Motorola
11 4 (2.68%) Oracle