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 3 months to 24 June 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)
South West / Somerset
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 23 40
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17  
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.43% 4.92% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 35.29% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 3
Median daily rate £600 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +18.18% -2.22%  

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 Somerset with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 40 34 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 19.42% 13.93% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 17
Median daily rate £375 £300 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £325 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 7
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.75 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.39% +7.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £16.10 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £20.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -18 2 - -
Clevedon 0 1 - -
Weston-super-Mare - 1 - -
Bath - 1 £600 -
WAN
South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Somerset region with a requirement for WAN.

1 7 (77.78%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) Sophos
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (11.11%) MCSE
6 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (11.11%) ISDN
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) CCNP
6 1 (11.11%) DNS
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification

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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) ISDN
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Handset
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
1 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Sophos
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) Pegasus
3 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds