Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 19 February 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 West > Somerset
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 45 69
Rank change year-on-year -4 +24 -23
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.72% 1.55% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.79% 15.22% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Somerset median daily rate £269 - £400
South West median daily rate £300 £290 £363
% change year-on-year +3.45% -20.00% +9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate £22.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £22.50 £17.30 £29.38
% change year-on-year +30.10% -41.12% +27.19%

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 Somerset with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 91 46 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 19.57% 10.20% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 14 25
Somerset median daily rate £403 £345 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +3.76% +2.31%
10th Percentile £144 £216 £228
90th Percentile £538 £498 £465
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 7
Somerset median hourly rate £22.25 £40.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.38% +4.58% +27.50%
10th Percentile £16.65 £15.63 £30.25
90th Percentile £24.28 £47.50 £43.25
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £38.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -29.87% - +69.68%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Somerset

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Somerset

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Somerset over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Somerset

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Somerset

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 19 February 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
Bath -5 3 £275 - 1
Taunton 0 2 £325 - 1
Street - 1 £180 -
WAN
South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Somerset region with a requirement for WAN.

1 7 (87.50%) LAN
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (12.50%) TACACS
4 1 (12.50%) Firmware
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) ADSL
4 1 (12.50%) SNMP
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) SMS
4 1 (12.50%) SLA

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) ADSL
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
4 1 (12.50%) SMS
4 1 (12.50%) SNMP
4 1 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (12.50%) TACACS
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Voice Architect
3 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
1 1 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (12.50%) Network Management
1 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
1 1 (12.50%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) Sophos