Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 40 46
Rank change year-on-year -48 +6 +37
Contract jobs citing WAN 86 166 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.25% 4.71% 4.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.93% 19.86% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 121 100
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +19.38% -1.79%
10th Percentile £132 £313 £262
90th Percentile £470 £575 £490
South East median daily rate £425 £414 £350
% change year-on-year +2.72% +18.21% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 19
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.96 £30.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.20% -37.28% +6.29%
10th Percentile £12.23 £14.75 £26.38
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.30 £57.50
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £16.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +157.09% -62.50% +69.23%

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 787 836 1,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 20.55% 23.74% 24.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 538 650
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £269 £266
90th Percentile £509 £531 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 65 67
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.50 £18.26 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.65% -50.65% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.84 £14.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £37.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £16.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +49.25% -48.46% +3.75%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -8 34 £135 -69.32% 11
Winchester +5 8 £400 +5.26% 1
Portsmouth -7 7 - - 2
Southampton -9 6 £450 +16.13% 1
Hook -11 6 £450 +5.88% 1
Fareham -17 3 £150 -72.73% 1
Gosport - 3 £345 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 66 (76.74%) LAN
2 52 (60.47%) Security Cleared
3 46 (53.49%) Cisco
4 38 (44.19%) Firewall
5 35 (40.70%) Migration
6 33 (38.37%) VMware
6 33 (38.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (34.88%) Juniper
7 30 (34.88%) Data Centre
8 29 (33.72%) DV Cleared
9 24 (27.91%) SC Cleared
9 24 (27.91%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (26.74%) Active Directory
10 23 (26.74%) BGP
10 23 (26.74%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (25.58%) OSPF
12 21 (24.42%) VPN
12 21 (24.42%) DNS
13 20 (23.26%) Windows
14 16 (18.60%) Wireless
14 16 (18.60%) CCNP
14 16 (18.60%) MPLS
15 15 (17.44%) Windows Server
16 14 (16.28%) Microsoft
16 14 (16.28%) Network Management
17 12 (13.95%) System Testing
17 12 (13.95%) Brocade
17 12 (13.95%) DAB
17 12 (13.95%) IT Strategy
18 11 (12.79%) VMware NSX

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 5 (5.81%) Apache
1 5 (5.81%) IIS
2 4 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.33%) Acrobat
2 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.33%) PaintShop Pro
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (76.74%) LAN
2 38 (44.19%) Firewall
3 24 (27.91%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (26.74%) BGP
5 22 (25.58%) OSPF
6 21 (24.42%) DNS
6 21 (24.42%) VPN
7 16 (18.60%) MPLS
7 16 (18.60%) Wireless
8 12 (13.95%) DAB
9 11 (12.79%) VLAN
10 10 (11.63%) DHCP
11 9 (10.47%) SAN
12 7 (8.14%) HSRP
12 7 (8.14%) IPsec
12 7 (8.14%) L2TP
12 7 (8.14%) Network Security
12 7 (8.14%) RIP
13 5 (5.81%) IP Telephony
14 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) MySQL
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Subversion
2 5 (5.81%) JIRA
3 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.65%) JMeter
3 4 (4.65%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.49%) SilkTest
5 2 (2.33%) Selenium
5 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.16%) Back Office
3 1 (1.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (36.05%) Architect
2 26 (30.23%) Network Architect
3 17 (19.77%) Network Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Network Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Network Support
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.49%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) .NET
1 2 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (34.88%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.49%) Driving Licence
2 3 (3.49%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.49%) NHS
2 3 (3.49%) Smartphone
2 3 (3.49%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.33%) Minimum Viable Product
3 2 (2.33%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Replication
4 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.26%) Windows
2 15 (17.44%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.14%) Linux
4 5 (5.81%) Debian
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) Unix
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (40.70%) Migration
2 14 (16.28%) Network Management
3 12 (13.95%) IT Strategy
3 12 (13.95%) System Testing
4 8 (9.30%) Defect Management
4 8 (9.30%) Regression Testing
4 8 (9.30%) Release Management
4 8 (9.30%) Test Automation
4 8 (9.30%) Test Strategy
5 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.14%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.14%) V-Model
5 7 (8.14%) Waterfall
6 6 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (6.98%) Decision-Making
6 6 (6.98%) DevOps
6 6 (6.98%) Test Scripting
7 5 (5.81%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.81%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.65%) Boundary Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.14%) Python
2 6 (6.98%) Bash Shell
2 6 (6.98%) C
2 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.98%) SQL
3 4 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 52 (60.47%) Security Cleared
2 29 (33.72%) DV Cleared
3 24 (27.91%) SC Cleared
4 23 (26.74%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (18.60%) CCNP
6 10 (11.63%) CCDP
6 10 (11.63%) JNCIS
7 9 (10.47%) Degree
8 7 (8.14%) CCNA
9 5 (5.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.16%) CCIE
10 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (1.16%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.16%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.16%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (38.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (26.74%) Active Directory
3 11 (12.79%) VMware NSX
4 5 (5.81%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Terraform
2 4 (4.65%) Perfmon
3 3 (3.49%) SCCM
3 3 (3.49%) SCOM
4 2 (2.33%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.33%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.16%) Ansible
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.16%) ThinApp
5 1 (1.16%) vRealize
5 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (53.49%) Cisco
2 33 (38.37%) VMware
3 30 (34.88%) Juniper
4 14 (16.28%) Microsoft
5 12 (13.95%) Brocade
6 8 (9.30%) Citrix
7 7 (8.14%) Riverbed
8 6 (6.98%) F5
8 6 (6.98%) HP
9 5 (5.81%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.65%) IBM
10 4 (4.65%) NetApp
11 3 (3.49%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.49%) McAfee
11 3 (3.49%) Mitel
12 2 (2.33%) Forcepoint
12 2 (2.33%) Palo Alto
12 2 (2.33%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.33%) Symantec
12 2 (2.33%) Veritas