Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 95 44
Rank change year-on-year +22 -51 +29
Contract jobs citing WAN 114 87 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 3.21% 2.35% 4.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.50% 11.48% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 41 105
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £450 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +9.22% +4.63%
10th Percentile £244 £263 £313
90th Percentile £475 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £389
% change year-on-year -5.88% +9.25% +1.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 15
Hampshire median hourly rate £43.50 £23.00 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.13% -0.61% -51.62%
10th Percentile £17.05 £12.23 £12.24
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.57 £43.00
South East median hourly rate £42.96 £21.38 £18.64
% change year-on-year +100.98% +14.69% -60.76%

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 691 758 802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 19.45% 20.51% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 379 481
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £250
90th Percentile £544 £564 £508
South East median daily rate £413 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +0.36% +2.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 63 54
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% +35.91% -46.11%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.54 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.76 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +52.17% +31.43% -30.00%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 -7 24 £265 -41.11% 8
Southampton +25 21 £400 - 5
Portsmouth +10 14 £325 - 3
Fleet - 11 £400 -
Fareham -4 6 £450 +40.63% 6
Gosport -1 5 £425 +23.19%
Hook -1 5 £450 -10.00%
Farnborough - 5 £444 - 2
Havant +8 1 - -
Eastleigh -1 1 - - 1
Andover - 1 £280 - 1
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 101 (88.60%) LAN
2 77 (67.54%) Cisco
3 50 (43.86%) Firewall
3 50 (43.86%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (35.09%) Windows
5 38 (33.33%) CCNP
6 37 (32.46%) Active Directory
7 35 (30.70%) VMware
8 34 (29.82%) Security Cleared
9 31 (27.19%) Data Centre
10 30 (26.32%) BGP
11 29 (25.44%) MPLS
11 29 (25.44%) VPN
12 28 (24.56%) F5
13 24 (21.05%) DNS
13 24 (21.05%) ITIL
14 23 (20.18%) Windows Server
15 21 (18.42%) Juniper
16 20 (17.54%) Microsoft
16 20 (17.54%) SC Cleared
16 20 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 19 (16.67%) VoIP
17 19 (16.67%) OSPF
18 18 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (14.91%) Fortinet
19 17 (14.91%) HP
20 16 (14.04%) Linux
20 16 (14.04%) CheckPoint
20 16 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
20 16 (14.04%) Azure

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 7 (6.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) Apache
4 1 (0.88%) Confluence
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.88%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.04%) Azure
2 13 (11.40%) AWS
3 9 (7.89%) Office 365
4 7 (6.14%) OpenShift
5 5 (4.39%) IaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.88%) PaaS
6 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (88.60%) LAN
2 50 (43.86%) Firewall
3 30 (26.32%) BGP
4 29 (25.44%) MPLS
4 29 (25.44%) VPN
5 24 (21.05%) DNS
6 19 (16.67%) OSPF
6 19 (16.67%) VoIP
7 16 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (13.16%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (12.28%) DHCP
10 12 (10.53%) Network Security
11 10 (8.77%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (7.89%) IPsec
12 9 (7.89%) NetScaler
12 9 (7.89%) VLAN
13 8 (7.02%) BIG-IP
13 8 (7.02%) SAN
14 7 (6.14%) HSRP
14 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) Oracle Database
1 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.14%) MariaDB
2 7 (6.14%) RDBMS
2 7 (6.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.75%) MS Access
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) JIRA
2 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.88%) JMeter
3 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (8.77%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.14%) Finance
3 4 (3.51%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.88%) French Language
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Local Government
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (44.74%) Network Engineer
2 17 (14.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (12.28%) Network Support
4 12 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 11 (9.65%) Network Support Engineer
6 10 (8.77%) Architect
7 9 (7.89%) Network Architect
8 8 (7.02%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Server Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Telephony Support
11 5 (4.39%) Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) Design Engineer
11 5 (4.39%) Network Design Engineer
11 5 (4.39%) Project Manager
12 4 (3.51%) Administrator
12 4 (3.51%) Consultant
12 4 (3.51%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 4 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.14%) Middleware
2 4 (3.51%) LDAP
3 3 (2.63%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.75%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) SOAP
5 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (27.19%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.02%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (6.14%) Mainframe
4 6 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 6 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.51%) Clustering
6 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.63%) Replication
7 2 (1.75%) Digital TV
7 2 (1.75%) PKI
8 1 (0.88%) CESG
8 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.88%) Life Science
8 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (35.09%) Windows
2 23 (20.18%) Windows Server
3 16 (14.04%) Linux
4 8 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.26%) Mac OS
6 5 (4.39%) Ubuntu
6 5 (4.39%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.63%) Unix
7 3 (2.63%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.75%) Android
8 2 (1.75%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.88%) AIX
9 1 (0.88%) CentOS
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.05%) ITIL
2 20 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (11.40%) DevOps
4 11 (9.65%) Migration
4 11 (9.65%) Network Design
4 11 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (7.02%) Load Balancing
6 7 (6.14%) Network Architecture
6 7 (6.14%) Problem Management
6 7 (6.14%) Project Delivery
7 6 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (4.39%) Capacity Management
8 5 (4.39%) Demand Management
8 5 (4.39%) High Availability
8 5 (4.39%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.39%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.39%) Password Management
8 5 (4.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.77%) SQL
2 1 (0.88%) Groovy
2 1 (0.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 50 (43.86%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (33.33%) CCNP
3 34 (29.82%) Security Cleared
4 20 (17.54%) SC Cleared
5 14 (12.28%) CCIE
6 13 (11.40%) CCNA
7 10 (8.77%) Degree
7 10 (8.77%) DV Cleared
8 7 (6.14%) CCDP
9 6 (5.26%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.63%) DBS Check
10 3 (2.63%) JNCIE
10 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.75%) CCDA
11 2 (1.75%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.88%) CCSA
12 1 (0.88%) CCSE
12 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.88%) MCSE
12 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) PMO
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (32.46%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.77%) vSphere
4 9 (7.89%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.14%) Docker
6 5 (4.39%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.39%) XenApp
6 5 (4.39%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.51%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.75%) vCloud
9 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) WSUS
2 4 (3.51%) Ansible
2 4 (3.51%) vCenter Server
3 3 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.75%) SCCM
4 2 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.88%) Nessus
5 1 (0.88%) SCOM
5 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 77 (67.54%) Cisco
2 35 (30.70%) VMware
3 28 (24.56%) F5
4 21 (18.42%) Juniper
5 20 (17.54%) Microsoft
6 17 (14.91%) Fortinet
6 17 (14.91%) HP
7 16 (14.04%) CheckPoint
8 15 (13.16%) Citrix
9 12 (10.53%) Dell
10 11 (9.65%) EMC
10 11 (9.65%) Palo Alto
11 9 (7.89%) Meraki
11 9 (7.89%) Oracle
12 8 (7.02%) Brocade
12 8 (7.02%) Riverbed
13 7 (6.14%) McAfee
13 7 (6.14%) NetApp
14 6 (5.26%) Veeam
15 5 (4.39%) Aruba