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 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South West / Somerset
Rank 33 39 42
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.89% 1.14% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.76% 15.00% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £363 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +41.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.78 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -29.94% -12.50%  

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 41 20 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 19.34% 7.58% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 15
Median daily rate £225 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.76% +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +203.03% -56.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Bath - 4 - -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Somerset

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

1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Handset
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office

WAN
Top Related 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 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) NetApp
1 1 (25.00%) VMware