Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 45 59
Rank change year-on-year -53 +14 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 82 147 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.18% 4.09% 3.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.51% 17.29% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 104 87
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% +5.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £302
90th Percentile £495 £550 £469
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 18
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.42 £32.32 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -32.43% +6.29%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.24 £24.94
90th Percentile £47.40 £43.38 £49.73
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £18.64 £37.00
% change year-on-year +34.14% -49.63% +34.55%

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 780 850 904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 20.72% 23.66% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 507 593
Hampshire median daily rate £414 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +5.26% +1.00%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £285
90th Percentile £570 £504 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +3.13% +0.63% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 63 71
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.01 £20.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.03% -43.66% +18.33%
10th Percentile £12.66 £10.40 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.90 £43.75 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £23.75 £17.49 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.79% -30.04% +2.04%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 -2 24 £450 +12.50% 13
Portsmouth -11 11 - - 1
Southampton -20 10 £400 +3.23% 2
Hook -13 7 £450 +1.12% 1
Gosport - 5 £345 -
Winchester -8 3 £375 -25.00%
Havant -1 2 - -
Fareham -1 1 £290 -24.68% 2
Eastleigh -7 1 - - 2
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 75 (91.46%) LAN
2 46 (56.10%) Security Cleared
3 44 (53.66%) Cisco
4 39 (47.56%) Firewall
5 32 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (36.59%) Data Centre
7 29 (35.37%) DV Cleared
8 27 (32.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (32.93%) VMware
9 24 (29.27%) BGP
10 23 (28.05%) OSPF
10 23 (28.05%) SC Cleared
11 21 (25.61%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (25.61%) Migration
12 20 (24.39%) MPLS
12 20 (24.39%) Juniper
13 19 (23.17%) DNS
13 19 (23.17%) Windows
14 18 (21.95%) CCNP
15 16 (19.51%) Active Directory
15 16 (19.51%) Wireless
16 14 (17.07%) IPsec
16 14 (17.07%) CCNA
16 14 (17.07%) Network Security
17 13 (15.85%) Network Management
17 13 (15.85%) VPN
17 13 (15.85%) Windows Server
18 12 (14.63%) DevOps
19 11 (13.41%) TCP/IP
19 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management

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 3 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (3.66%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 75 (91.46%) LAN
2 39 (47.56%) Firewall
3 24 (29.27%) BGP
4 23 (28.05%) OSPF
5 21 (25.61%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (24.39%) MPLS
7 19 (23.17%) DNS
8 16 (19.51%) Wireless
9 14 (17.07%) IPsec
9 14 (17.07%) Network Security
10 13 (15.85%) VPN
11 11 (13.41%) TCP/IP
12 9 (10.98%) RIP
13 8 (9.76%) HSRP
13 8 (9.76%) L2TP
13 8 (9.76%) VLAN
14 7 (8.54%) DAB
14 7 (8.54%) DHCP
14 7 (8.54%) VoIP
15 6 (7.32%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
1 3 (3.66%) MySQL
1 3 (3.66%) Redis
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.10%) JIRA
2 5 (6.10%) Subversion
3 4 (4.88%) JMeter
3 4 (4.88%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.66%) SilkTest
5 1 (1.22%) Selenium
5 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Back Office
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (35.37%) Network Engineer
2 16 (19.51%) Architect
3 12 (14.63%) Network Architect
4 8 (9.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Network Support
6 5 (6.10%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Design Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) IT Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Security Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (3.66%) Kafka
1 3 (3.66%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (3.66%) Sensu
2 1 (1.22%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (36.59%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.10%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.88%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.88%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.88%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.88%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.66%) NHS
4 3 (3.66%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.66%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.44%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.44%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.22%) Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.17%) Windows
2 13 (15.85%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.54%) Linux
4 3 (3.66%) CentOS
5 2 (2.44%) AIX
5 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.22%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (1.22%) Unix
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Migration
2 13 (15.85%) Network Management
3 12 (14.63%) DevOps
4 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
5 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.20%) Network Design
5 10 (12.20%) Test Strategy
5 10 (12.20%) Waterfall
6 9 (10.98%) Project Management
7 7 (8.54%) Defect Management
7 7 (8.54%) ITIL
7 7 (8.54%) Regression Testing
7 7 (8.54%) Release Management
7 7 (8.54%) Service Management
7 7 (8.54%) Test Automation
7 7 (8.54%) Test Management
8 6 (7.32%) Change Management
8 6 (7.32%) System Testing
8 6 (7.32%) V-Model
9 5 (6.10%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) Python
2 6 (7.32%) C
3 5 (6.10%) Bash Shell
3 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.88%) C#
4 4 (4.88%) SQL
5 3 (3.66%) Perl
5 3 (3.66%) PHP
6 2 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 46 (56.10%) Security Cleared
2 32 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (35.37%) DV Cleared
4 23 (28.05%) SC Cleared
5 18 (21.95%) CCNP
6 14 (17.07%) CCNA
7 10 (12.20%) Degree
8 9 (10.98%) JNCIS
9 7 (8.54%) CCDP
10 4 (4.88%) JNCIP
11 3 (3.66%) JNCIE
12 2 (2.44%) JNCIA
12 2 (2.44%) MCSE
12 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
13 1 (1.22%) CCIE
13 1 (1.22%) DBS Check
13 1 (1.22%) HP MASE
13 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
13 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) QA
System Software
1 27 (32.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (19.51%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.54%) VMware NSX
4 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.66%) Docker
5 3 (3.66%) KVM
5 3 (3.66%) Xen
6 1 (1.22%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.88%) Ansible
2 4 (4.88%) Perfmon
2 4 (4.88%) SCCM
3 3 (3.66%) Consul
3 3 (3.66%) Grafana
3 3 (3.66%) Kibana
3 3 (3.66%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.66%) logstash
3 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.66%) Prometheus
3 3 (3.66%) Puppet
3 3 (3.66%) SCOM
3 3 (3.66%) Uchiwa
4 2 (2.44%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.22%) ThinApp
5 1 (1.22%) vRealize
5 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (53.66%) Cisco
2 27 (32.93%) VMware
3 20 (24.39%) Juniper
4 10 (12.20%) Brocade
4 10 (12.20%) F5
4 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.54%) HP
6 6 (7.32%) CheckPoint
6 6 (7.32%) Riverbed
7 5 (6.10%) Forcepoint
7 5 (6.10%) Fortinet
7 5 (6.10%) McAfee
7 5 (6.10%) Oracle
8 3 (3.66%) Citrix
8 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.66%) SaltStack
8 3 (3.66%) Splunk
9 2 (2.44%) Aruba
9 2 (2.44%) ComArch
9 2 (2.44%) Palo Alto