Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 49 31
Rank change year-on-year +1 -18 +34
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.86% 1.70% 4.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.27% 8.70% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 14
Somerset median daily rate £450 £600 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +100.00% -1.80%
10th Percentile £425 £600 £256
90th Percentile £475 £600 £326
South West median daily rate £350 £313 £361
% change year-on-year +12.00% -13.49% +16.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Somerset median hourly rate £22.50 £15.78 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.63% - -
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.64 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.56% -51.21% +7.14%

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 55 92 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.80% 19.53% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 49 31
Somerset median daily rate £280 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.33% +20.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £250
90th Percentile £494 £500 £475
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £355
% change year-on-year +1.35% +4.23% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 17
Somerset median hourly rate £38.00 £47.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.01% +115.91% +7.88%
10th Percentile £16.70 £39.65 £15.50
90th Percentile £51.55 £52.50 £40.65
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% +13.33%

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 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 17 August 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
Taunton +2 1 - - 1
Clevedon +1 1 - -
Street - 1 £450 -
WAN
South West

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Sophos
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) VPLS
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Arista
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) RSVP
3 1 (25.00%) SMS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects

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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) RSVP
2 1 (25.00%) SMS
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPLS
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Voice Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Sophos
3 1 (25.00%) Arista
3 1 (25.00%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) VMware