Period
to 25 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 84 54
Rank change year-on-year +10 -30 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 70 117 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.61% 3.06% 3.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.78% 14.92% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 70 48
Hampshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £185 £207 £143
90th Percentile £538 £500 £589
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
Hampshire median hourly rate £44.42 £24.91 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.31% +60.71% -6.06%
10th Percentile £24.34 £18.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £54.39 £28.75 £22.49
South East median hourly rate £28.75 £26.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year +9.71% +87.18% -15.15%

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 508 784 809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 18.91% 20.52% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 478 416
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +0.63% -0.63%
10th Percentile £213 £282 £166
90th Percentile £538 £550 £518
South East median daily rate £400 £408 £400
% change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 49 51
Hampshire median hourly rate £38.64 £24.91 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.10% +15.86% +10.26%
10th Percentile £25.81 £12.46 £10.40
90th Percentile £46.12 £50.00 £50.75
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +83.33% - -10.00%

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 25 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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
Fareham +23 21 £415 +7.10% 1
Southampton -2 9 £450 +38.46% 5
Basingstoke -12 7 - - 9
Portsmouth +16 4 - - 3
Farnborough +17 2 £220 -18.52% 2
Andover - 2 £368 - 8
Winchester +4 1 £375 - 2
Havant 0 1 - - 1
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 65 (92.86%) LAN
2 47 (67.14%) Cisco
3 36 (51.43%) Security Cleared
4 30 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 27 (38.57%) Firewall
6 24 (34.29%) MPLS
6 24 (34.29%) Windows
7 22 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (31.43%) Data Centre
8 21 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 21 (30.00%) BGP
9 18 (25.71%) Multicast
10 17 (24.29%) CCNP
11 16 (22.86%) DNS
11 16 (22.86%) VMware
11 16 (22.86%) Windows 10
11 16 (22.86%) F5
12 15 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (21.43%) Palo Alto
12 15 (21.43%) Windows Server
13 14 (20.00%) VPN
13 14 (20.00%) WLAN
13 14 (20.00%) Juniper
14 13 (18.57%) CCIE
14 13 (18.57%) CheckPoint
14 13 (18.57%) DHCP
14 13 (18.57%) ITIL
14 13 (18.57%) IPsec
14 13 (18.57%) Windows 7
15 11 (15.71%) SCCM

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 1 (1.43%) Apache
1 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Azure
2 3 (4.29%) Office 365
3 2 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.43%) IaaS
4 1 (1.43%) PaaS
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (92.86%) LAN
2 27 (38.57%) Firewall
3 24 (34.29%) MPLS
4 21 (30.00%) BGP
5 18 (25.71%) Multicast
6 16 (22.86%) DNS
7 15 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (20.00%) VPN
8 14 (20.00%) WLAN
9 13 (18.57%) DHCP
9 13 (18.57%) IPsec
10 11 (15.71%) VoIP
11 9 (12.86%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (12.86%) Wireless
12 8 (11.43%) IKE
12 8 (11.43%) Spanning Tree
12 8 (11.43%) VLAN
13 7 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
13 7 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (8.57%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) MySQL
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (5.71%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Public Sector
2 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 9 (12.86%) Architect
4 8 (11.43%) Network Architect
5 5 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Data Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) IT Support
7 3 (4.29%) Network Support
7 3 (4.29%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Design Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Design Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Network Design Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 22 (31.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.71%) PKI
3 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.43%) Handset
5 1 (1.43%) Life Science
5 1 (1.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (34.29%) Windows
2 16 (22.86%) Windows 10
3 15 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 13 (18.57%) Windows 7
5 7 (10.00%) Linux
6 3 (4.29%) Android
6 3 (4.29%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.43%) AIX
8 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) ITIL
2 11 (15.71%) Incident Management
3 7 (10.00%) Project Delivery
4 5 (7.14%) Availability Management
4 5 (7.14%) DevOps
4 5 (7.14%) Network Design
4 5 (7.14%) System Testing
5 4 (5.71%) Migration
5 4 (5.71%) Network Architecture
5 4 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (4.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.29%) Decision-Making
6 3 (4.29%) High Availability
6 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (4.29%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.29%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.86%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.86%) Service Management
7 2 (2.86%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.86%) Perl
2 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.86%) Python
2 2 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (1.43%) Java
3 1 (1.43%) Julia
3 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (51.43%) Security Cleared
2 30 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 22 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (24.29%) CCNP
5 13 (18.57%) CCIE
6 6 (8.57%) DV Cleared
7 5 (7.14%) CCNA
8 4 (5.71%) Degree
9 3 (4.29%) CCDP
10 2 (2.86%) CCDA
10 2 (2.86%) MCSA
10 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.43%) HP ASE
11 1 (1.43%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.43%) MCP
11 1 (1.43%) MCSE
11 1 (1.43%) RHCSA
11 1 (1.43%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) COBIT
2 1 (1.43%) GDPR
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 21 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.29%) vSphere
3 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.43%) RHEV
5 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (15.71%) SCCM
2 7 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.86%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.86%) WSUS
5 1 (1.43%) Puppet
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.43%) Sysprep
5 1 (1.43%) Terraform
5 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 47 (67.14%) Cisco
2 16 (22.86%) F5
2 16 (22.86%) VMware
3 15 (21.43%) Palo Alto
4 14 (20.00%) Juniper
5 13 (18.57%) CheckPoint
6 10 (14.29%) Citrix
6 10 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.29%) Avaya
8 2 (2.86%) Aruba
8 2 (2.86%) Brocade
8 2 (2.86%) Dell
9 1 (1.43%) Apple
9 1 (1.43%) McAfee
9 1 (1.43%) Meraki
9 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.43%) Remedy
9 1 (1.43%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds