Period
to 18 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 51 45
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +39
Contract jobs citing WAN 123 136 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 3.48% 3.73% 4.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.67% 15.56% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 107 133
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +24.50%
10th Percentile £143 £305 £259
90th Percentile £589 £575 £506
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 16
Hampshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% -65.50% +247.85%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.49 £19.47
90th Percentile £22.49 £32.50 £57.50
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% -58.75% +128.57%

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 785 874 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 22.19% 23.99% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 578 588
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £169 £250 £254
90th Percentile £500 £521 £521
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 62 62
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.06 £18.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.99% -50.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.87 £12.55
90th Percentile £59.74 £46.96 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.28% -38.57% +62.19%

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 February 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
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 February 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 +3 70 £450 +32.35% 10
Portsmouth +2 8 £388 +0.65% 1
Hook -2 7 £294 -26.16%
Fareham -9 7 £150 -61.04%
Winchester +9 5 £400 +49.53% 1
Southampton -5 5 £575 +49.35% 4
Havant - 2 £463 -
Fleet +6 1 £275 -24.03%
Farnborough -4 1 £300 -25.00%
Aldershot - 1 £450 -
Andover - 1 £225 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 87 (70.73%) LAN
2 72 (58.54%) Security Cleared
3 54 (43.90%) Cisco
4 45 (36.59%) Migration
5 41 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 40 (32.52%) Juniper
7 39 (31.71%) Windows
8 38 (30.89%) DNS
9 36 (29.27%) Firewall
10 34 (27.64%) Active Directory
11 29 (23.58%) DV Cleared
12 27 (21.95%) System Testing
12 27 (21.95%) VPN
13 26 (21.14%) VMware
14 25 (20.33%) Linux
15 23 (18.70%) Microsoft
15 23 (18.70%) Data Centre
16 22 (17.89%) Citrix
17 21 (17.07%) Boundary Protection
17 21 (17.07%) Windows Server
18 20 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (16.26%) Wireless
19 18 (14.63%) Forcepoint
19 18 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
19 18 (14.63%) NetScaler
20 17 (13.82%) BGP
20 17 (13.82%) OSPF
21 13 (10.57%) DAB
22 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
22 12 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 10 (8.13%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.07%) Apache
3 5 (4.07%) IIS
4 2 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.81%) Kentico
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Acrobat
1 7 (5.69%) MS Visio
1 7 (5.69%) PaintShop Pro
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 87 (70.73%) LAN
2 38 (30.89%) DNS
3 36 (29.27%) Firewall
4 27 (21.95%) VPN
5 20 (16.26%) Wireless
6 18 (14.63%) NetScaler
7 17 (13.82%) BGP
7 17 (13.82%) OSPF
8 13 (10.57%) DAB
9 10 (8.13%) DHCP
10 9 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (6.50%) TCP/IP
12 7 (5.69%) IP Telephony
12 7 (5.69%) MPLS
12 7 (5.69%) Network Security
12 7 (5.69%) SAN
13 6 (4.88%) VoIP
14 4 (3.25%) Ethernet
14 4 (3.25%) VLAN
15 3 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.07%) MySQL
3 4 (3.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Selenium
1 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
1 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.81%) Subversion
1 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (5.69%) Finance
1 7 (5.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.25%) Banking
3 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) French Language
4 1 (0.81%) Military
4 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (47.15%) Architect
2 46 (37.40%) Network Architect
3 18 (14.63%) Network Engineer
4 8 (6.50%) Network Security Architect
4 8 (6.50%) Project Manager
4 8 (6.50%) Security Architect
5 7 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (5.69%) Author
5 7 (5.69%) Migration Engineer
5 7 (5.69%) Technical Author
6 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Network Manager
7 5 (4.07%) Network Project Manager
8 4 (3.25%) Cisco Architect
8 4 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Juniper Architect
8 4 (3.25%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) Middleware
2 1 (0.81%) .NET
2 1 (0.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.70%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.32%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (5.69%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.25%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.63%) BYOD
5 2 (1.63%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.81%) Social Media
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.71%) Windows
2 25 (20.33%) Linux
3 21 (17.07%) Windows Server
4 18 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.69%) Windows 10
8 5 (4.07%) Debian
9 4 (3.25%) AIX
9 4 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.44%) Unix
11 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (36.59%) Migration
2 27 (21.95%) System Testing
3 21 (17.07%) Boundary Protection
4 12 (9.76%) IT Strategy
5 10 (8.13%) Network Architecture
6 8 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.88%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.07%) Project Management
8 5 (4.07%) SDLC
8 5 (4.07%) Server Virtualisation
8 5 (4.07%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.25%) ITIL
9 4 (3.25%) Network Management
9 4 (3.25%) Security Monitoring
9 4 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.44%) Coaching
10 3 (2.44%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (2.44%) Service Delivery
11 2 (1.63%) Contingency Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.07%) SQL
2 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.63%) Java
2 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.63%) Python
3 1 (0.81%) Perl
3 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.81%) VBA
3 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (58.54%) Security Cleared
2 41 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 29 (23.58%) DV Cleared
4 10 (8.13%) CCNP
4 10 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (3.25%) CCDP
6 4 (3.25%) JNCIS
7 2 (1.63%) CCNA
8 1 (0.81%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.81%) MCITP
8 1 (0.81%) MCSE
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.50%) QA
3 4 (3.25%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (27.64%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.07%) VMware NSX
4 4 (3.25%) Docker
4 4 (3.25%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.63%) XenApp
6 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) Terraform
2 2 (1.63%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.63%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.81%) Ansible
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.81%) Nagios
3 1 (0.81%) SCCM
3 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (43.90%) Cisco
2 40 (32.52%) Juniper
3 26 (21.14%) VMware
4 23 (18.70%) Microsoft
5 22 (17.89%) Citrix
6 18 (14.63%) Forcepoint
7 8 (6.50%) Fujitsu
8 7 (5.69%) Adobe
9 6 (4.88%) HP
9 6 (4.88%) Meraki
10 5 (4.07%) Brocade
11 4 (3.25%) IBM
11 4 (3.25%) Symantec
12 3 (2.44%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.44%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.44%) Mitel
12 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.44%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.44%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.63%) Veeam