The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 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)
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 16 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 7.19% 4.50% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.29% 33.33% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Median daily rate £413 £358 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.20% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £47.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -34.44% -13.46%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 35 15 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 20.96% 13.51% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 10
Median daily rate £400 £290 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -4.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £47.83 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.09% +51.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Portsmouth

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Portsmouth.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Portsmouth

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Portsmouth

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for WAN.

1 12 (80.00%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) VPN
4 4 (26.67%) VoIP
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (26.67%) Juniper
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) Information Security
5 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (20.00%) Release Management
5 3 (20.00%) Network Security
5 3 (20.00%) CA
5 3 (20.00%) zOS
5 3 (20.00%) CCNA
5 3 (20.00%) Dell
5 3 (20.00%) Tivoli NetView
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) X.25
5 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) DNS
5 3 (20.00%) DHCP
5 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (20.00%) FTP

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) VoIP
3 4 (26.67%) VPN
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (20.00%) FTP
4 3 (20.00%) HTTP
4 3 (20.00%) NAS
4 3 (20.00%) Network Security
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
4 3 (20.00%) X.25
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
5 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.67%) MPLS
6 1 (6.67%) VLAN
6 1 (6.67%) WLAN
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Mainframe Programmer
2 3 (20.00%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
2 3 (20.00%) Network Programmer
2 3 (20.00%) Programmer
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Programmer
2 3 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (20.00%) LPAR
3 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) zOS
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (20.00%) Information Security
1 3 (20.00%) Network Management
1 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (20.00%) Release Management
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Fault Management
3 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) CCNP
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Juniper
2 3 (20.00%) CA
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) Dell
2 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft