Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 32 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 5.05% 4.11% 5.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.81% 18.92% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 1
Portsmouth median daily rate £385 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.91% -11.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £111 £160 £313
90th Percentile £408 £456 £338
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 10
Portsmouth median hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.13% -25.78% -
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -49.30% -5.33% -62.96%

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 Portsmouth with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 62 74 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 19.56% 21.70% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 18
Portsmouth median daily rate £386 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.12% +17.24% -3.33%
10th Percentile £111 £159 £313
90th Percentile £441 £548 £625
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 25 13
Portsmouth median hourly rate £43.00 £44.46 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.28% +9.78% +24.62%
10th Percentile £26.00 £25.95 £24.45
90th Percentile £52.35 £49.46 £47.83
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.46% +8.33% -7.69%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (75.00%) LAN
3 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 10 (62.50%) VPN
3 10 (62.50%) DNS
3 10 (62.50%) DHCP
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco
5 7 (43.75%) VoIP
5 7 (43.75%) Linux
5 7 (43.75%) Firewall
6 6 (37.50%) Windows 10
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
7 4 (25.00%) Information Security
7 4 (25.00%) Banking
7 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (25.00%) Release Management
7 4 (25.00%) NAS
7 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (25.00%) SWIFT
7 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) Middleware

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) LAN
2 10 (62.50%) DHCP
2 10 (62.50%) DNS
2 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 10 (62.50%) VPN
3 8 (50.00%) Ethernet
4 7 (43.75%) Firewall
4 7 (43.75%) VoIP
5 4 (25.00%) HTTP
5 4 (25.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) DB2
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Test Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (25.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
1 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) AIX
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Information Security
1 4 (25.00%) Release Management
1 4 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
1 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) BCP
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) MCITP
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) Docker
3 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) Dell
4 4 (25.00%) Juniper
5 3 (18.75%) Meraki
5 3 (18.75%) Veeam
6 1 (6.25%) IBM