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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 40 78
Rank change year-on-year +2 +38  
Contract jobs citing WAN 86 102 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 4.63% 4.68% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.70% 17.53% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 67 26
Median daily rate £414 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.21% -1.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £270 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 6
Median hourly rate £30.00 £47.83 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.27% +6.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.50 £117.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -13.46%  

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 Hampshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 486 582 415
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 26.16% 26.69% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 371 209
Median daily rate £409 £350 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.85% -10.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 39
Median hourly rate £25.00 £38.05 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.29% +1.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £22.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Basingstoke +14 15 £443 -4.32% 2
Hook +7 13 £423 -0.58%
Portsmouth -1 12 £413 +15.38% 1
Fareham -4 8 £338 +68.75%
Southampton -16 7 £425 +21.42% 2
Farnborough +3 4 - -
Andover - 2 £509 -
Eastleigh - 2 £394 -
Winchester +6 1 £500 +100.00% 2
Havant -13 1 - - 1
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 127 (81.41%) LAN
2 102 (65.38%) Cisco
3 78 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 77 (49.36%) Firewall
5 63 (40.38%) SC Cleared
6 59 (37.82%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (31.41%) CCNP
8 44 (28.21%) Wireless
9 42 (26.92%) CheckPoint
10 39 (25.00%) Juniper
11 37 (23.72%) Data Centre
12 36 (23.08%) HP
13 34 (21.79%) ITIL
14 32 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (18.59%) VMware
15 29 (18.59%) Network Design
15 29 (18.59%) Windows
15 29 (18.59%) F5
16 26 (16.67%) Fortinet
17 25 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (15.38%) TCP/IP
19 23 (14.74%) Service Management
20 21 (13.46%) ITSM
20 21 (13.46%) Riverbed
21 20 (12.82%) MPLS
21 20 (12.82%) MS Office
22 19 (12.18%) CCIE
22 19 (12.18%) CCDP
22 19 (12.18%) Telecoms
22 19 (12.18%) Degree

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 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2000
1 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 4 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.28%) SAS
3 1 (0.64%) Apache
3 1 (0.64%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (12.82%) MS Office
2 10 (6.41%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.64%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.21%) IaaS
3 4 (2.56%) Office 365
4 3 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (81.41%) LAN
2 77 (49.36%) Firewall
3 44 (28.21%) Wireless
4 32 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 20 (12.82%) MPLS
7 19 (12.18%) BIG-IP
8 18 (11.54%) VoIP
9 15 (9.62%) DNS
10 14 (8.97%) VPN
11 13 (8.33%) BGP
11 13 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (7.69%) Network Security
12 12 (7.69%) OSPF
12 12 (7.69%) WLAN
13 11 (7.05%) DAB
14 10 (6.41%) Ethernet
14 10 (6.41%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (5.77%) DHCP
16 8 (5.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.49%) MySQL
2 3 (1.92%) Big Data
3 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.64%) DB2
4 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (12.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.92%) Retail
2 3 (1.92%) Spanish Language
3 2 (1.28%) Games
4 1 (0.64%) Banking
4 1 (0.64%) Finance
4 1 (0.64%) French Language
4 1 (0.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 43 (27.56%) Network Engineer
2 26 (16.67%) Architect
3 15 (9.62%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 12 (7.69%) Analyst
4 12 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 10 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.77%) Network Analyst
7 8 (5.13%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (3.85%) Engineering Manager
8 6 (3.85%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.85%) Systems Engineering Manager
8 6 (3.85%) Systems Manager
9 5 (3.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (3.21%) Design Engineer
9 5 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (3.21%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (3.21%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (3.21%) Support Engineer
10 4 (2.56%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (2.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.92%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.64%) JSF
2 1 (0.64%) LAMP
2 1 (0.64%) Leaflet
2 1 (0.64%) Middleware
2 1 (0.64%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (23.72%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.85%) FlexPod
4 5 (3.21%) CESG
5 4 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.56%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.92%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.92%) LPAR
6 3 (1.92%) Replication
6 3 (1.92%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.28%) PKI
8 1 (0.64%) BYOD
8 1 (0.64%) Clustering
8 1 (0.64%) Derivative
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.64%) IPTV
8 1 (0.64%) NHS
8 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.59%) Windows
2 17 (10.90%) Linux
3 13 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.05%) Unix
5 5 (3.21%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.56%) AIX
6 4 (2.56%) Android
6 4 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.56%) HPUX
6 4 (2.56%) Solaris
6 4 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.92%) zOS
8 1 (0.64%) CentOS
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.79%) ITIL
2 29 (18.59%) Network Design
3 23 (14.74%) Service Management
4 21 (13.46%) ITSM
5 18 (11.54%) Network Management
6 9 (5.77%) Problem Management
7 8 (5.13%) Boundary Protection
8 7 (4.49%) DevOps
8 7 (4.49%) Information Security
8 7 (4.49%) Project Management
8 7 (4.49%) Software Engineering
8 7 (4.49%) Validation
9 6 (3.85%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.21%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.21%) Time Management
11 4 (2.56%) Cryptography
11 4 (2.56%) ITIL V3
11 4 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (2.56%) Network Architecture
11 4 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.21%) Perl
2 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.92%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.92%) SQL
4 2 (1.28%) VBScript
5 1 (0.64%) C
5 1 (0.64%) Java
5 1 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 78 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 63 (40.38%) SC Cleared
3 59 (37.82%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (31.41%) CCNP
5 19 (12.18%) CCDP
5 19 (12.18%) CCIE
5 19 (12.18%) Degree
6 18 (11.54%) CCIP
6 18 (11.54%) CCSA
6 18 (11.54%) CCSE
6 18 (11.54%) JNCIA
6 18 (11.54%) JNCIE
7 17 (10.90%) CCNA
8 16 (10.26%) HP ASE
8 16 (10.26%) HP MASE
9 6 (3.85%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.28%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.28%) PMO
2 2 (1.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.64%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 25 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (2.56%) Samba
5 2 (1.28%) vCloud
6 1 (0.64%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (11.54%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.56%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.92%) SCCM
3 3 (1.92%) SCOM
3 3 (1.92%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.28%) WSUS
5 1 (0.64%) Ansible
5 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.64%) Puppet
5 1 (0.64%) Salt
Vendors
1 102 (65.38%) Cisco
2 42 (26.92%) CheckPoint
3 39 (25.00%) Juniper
4 36 (23.08%) HP
5 29 (18.59%) F5
5 29 (18.59%) VMware
6 26 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 21 (13.46%) Riverbed
8 19 (12.18%) Aruba
9 15 (9.62%) Microsoft
10 9 (5.77%) Forcepoint
11 7 (4.49%) Palo Alto
12 5 (3.21%) IBM
13 4 (2.56%) BMC
13 4 (2.56%) Dell
13 4 (2.56%) Extreme Networks
13 4 (2.56%) Oracle
13 4 (2.56%) ProCurve
13 4 (2.56%) Remedy
13 4 (2.56%) Sun