The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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)
England / South East
Rank 62 70 62
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Contract jobs citing WAN 245 256 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.12% 2.78% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.41% 12.63% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 158 147
Median daily rate £423 £331 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.54% -10.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £239 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 24
Median hourly rate £16.00 £33.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.23% +11.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.04 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £50.00 £50.00
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1493 2027 2005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.04% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1122 979
Median daily rate £400 £352 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 101 104
Median hourly rate £19.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £16.10 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in the South East

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in the South East

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in the South East

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WAN in the South East

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South East 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
Hampshire +1 84 £414 +18.21% 11
Buckinghamshire +28 64 £500 +17.64% 6
Berkshire -2 29 £350 +35.92% 10
Surrey -6 29 £210 -30.00% 12
Oxfordshire -4 20 £463 +76.19% 1
West Sussex +1 9 £413 +35.24% 4
Kent +12 6 £425 - 4
Middlesex +4 4 £450 +36.36%
East Sussex +1 1 £425 - 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for WAN.

1 338 (75.96%) LAN
2 249 (55.96%) Cisco
3 174 (39.10%) Firewall
4 169 (37.98%) Cisco Certification
5 153 (34.38%) Security Cleared
6 133 (29.89%) Windows
7 125 (28.09%) SC Cleared
8 122 (27.42%) CCNP
9 105 (23.60%) Data Centre
10 103 (23.15%) Microsoft
11 92 (20.67%) ITIL
12 83 (18.65%) CCNA
12 83 (18.65%) Juniper
13 80 (17.98%) Active Directory
13 80 (17.98%) F5
14 78 (17.53%) CheckPoint
15 75 (16.85%) VPN
16 73 (16.40%) VMware
17 68 (15.28%) Wireless
17 68 (15.28%) MPLS
18 63 (14.16%) DNS
19 61 (13.71%) Telecoms
20 57 (12.81%) HP
21 56 (12.58%) VoIP
22 55 (12.36%) BGP
22 55 (12.36%) Cisco ASA
22 55 (12.36%) Windows Server
23 54 (12.13%) DHCP
23 54 (12.13%) Linux
23 54 (12.13%) MS Office

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 19 (4.27%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.70%) Skype for Business
3 11 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.35%) IIS
7 6 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.12%) Apache
8 5 (1.12%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.45%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.45%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.45%) SAS
12 1 (0.22%) GlassFish
Applications
1 54 (12.13%) MS Office
2 35 (7.87%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.22%) assyst
3 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 48 (10.79%) Office 365
2 30 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.92%) IaaS
5 6 (1.35%) SaaS
6 3 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.67%) PaaS
6 3 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.22%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.22%) G Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 338 (75.96%) LAN
2 174 (39.10%) Firewall
3 75 (16.85%) VPN
4 68 (15.28%) MPLS
4 68 (15.28%) Wireless
5 63 (14.16%) DNS
6 56 (12.58%) VoIP
7 55 (12.36%) BGP
7 55 (12.36%) Cisco ASA
8 54 (12.13%) DHCP
9 53 (11.91%) TCP/IP
10 49 (11.01%) OSPF
11 46 (10.34%) Network Security
12 42 (9.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 36 (8.09%) Ethernet
13 36 (8.09%) VLAN
14 24 (5.39%) WLAN
15 22 (4.94%) SAN
16 21 (4.72%) Internet
17 20 (4.49%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.47%) MySQL
3 7 (1.57%) Big Data
4 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.67%) HBase
6 3 (0.67%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.45%) Apache Zeppelin
7 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.45%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 61 (13.71%) Telecoms
2 21 (4.72%) Finance
3 10 (2.25%) Back Office
4 7 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.57%) Retail
5 5 (1.12%) Advertising
5 5 (1.12%) Banking
5 5 (1.12%) Publishing
6 3 (0.67%) Legal
6 3 (0.67%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.22%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) German Language
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (24.94%) Network Engineer
2 76 (17.08%) Architect
3 48 (10.79%) Analyst
4 31 (6.97%) Network Architect
5 30 (6.74%) Project Manager
6 27 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (6.07%) Network Analyst
7 25 (5.62%) Cisco Engineer
8 24 (5.39%) Consultant
9 23 (5.17%) Security Engineer
10 22 (4.94%) Network Security Engineer
10 22 (4.94%) Support Engineer
11 21 (4.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 20 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
13 19 (4.27%) Technical Architect
14 18 (4.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 15 (3.37%) Administrator
16 13 (2.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 13 (2.92%) Infrastructure Manager
16 13 (2.92%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.02%) Web Services
2 4 (0.90%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.90%) Middleware
3 3 (0.67%) .NET
4 2 (0.45%) Apache Tez
4 2 (0.45%) CSS
4 2 (0.45%) HTML
4 2 (0.45%) J2EE
4 2 (0.45%) Kafka
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (0.45%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.22%) ADO
5 1 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.22%) LAMP
5 1 (0.22%) Leaflet
5 1 (0.22%) REST
5 1 (0.22%) SAML
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.22%) Sass
5 1 (0.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 105 (23.60%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.29%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.02%) IVR
6 8 (1.80%) Replication
7 7 (1.57%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.35%) Clustering
8 6 (1.35%) e-Health
8 6 (1.35%) FlexPod
8 6 (1.35%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.35%) PKI
8 6 (1.35%) PMI
9 5 (1.12%) CESG
9 5 (1.12%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.12%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.90%) CMDB
10 4 (0.90%) RSA SecurID
11 3 (0.67%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 133 (29.89%) Windows
2 55 (12.36%) Windows Server
3 54 (12.13%) Linux
4 34 (7.64%) Unix
4 34 (7.64%) Windows 7
5 26 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (4.49%) Windows 10
8 18 (4.04%) Windows XP
9 17 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (3.37%) Android
11 6 (1.35%) AIX
11 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.35%) Solaris
12 4 (0.90%) CentOS
12 4 (0.90%) HPUX
12 4 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.90%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.67%) zOS
14 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (20.67%) ITIL
2 48 (10.79%) Network Design
3 38 (8.54%) Load Balancing
4 34 (7.64%) Service Management
5 31 (6.97%) Change Management
5 31 (6.97%) Migration
6 30 (6.74%) Network Management
6 30 (6.74%) Project Management
7 28 (6.29%) Incident Management
8 24 (5.39%) ITSM
8 24 (5.39%) Problem Management
9 21 (4.72%) PRINCE2
10 15 (3.37%) High Availability
10 15 (3.37%) Kalman Filter
10 15 (3.37%) Mobile Device Management
10 15 (3.37%) Web Filtering
11 14 (3.15%) Service Delivery
12 13 (2.92%) Information Security
13 12 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.60%) PowerShell
2 12 (2.70%) SQL
3 10 (2.25%) Perl
4 9 (2.02%) Java
5 8 (1.80%) C
6 6 (1.35%) C++
7 5 (1.12%) VB
8 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.67%) C#
9 3 (0.67%) PHP
9 3 (0.67%) VBScript
10 2 (0.45%) Python
11 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 169 (37.98%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (34.38%) Security Cleared
3 125 (28.09%) SC Cleared
4 122 (27.42%) CCNP
5 83 (18.65%) CCNA
6 41 (9.21%) CCIE
7 31 (6.97%) CCDP
7 31 (6.97%) Degree
8 28 (6.29%) JNCIA
9 23 (5.17%) CCSA
9 23 (5.17%) CCSE
10 20 (4.49%) CCIP
10 20 (4.49%) JNCIE
11 18 (4.04%) DV Cleared
12 17 (3.82%) HP ASE
12 17 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (3.60%) HP MASE
14 11 (2.47%) JNCIS
15 10 (2.25%) CISSP
16 8 (1.80%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.94%) SLA
2 12 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.70%) PMO
3 11 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.80%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.45%) QA
7 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 80 (17.98%) Active Directory
2 52 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.02%) ProxySG
5 8 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (1.35%) XenApp
7 5 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (1.12%) ISA Server
7 5 (1.12%) UAG
7 5 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.90%) Samba
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.67%) vSphere
9 3 (0.67%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.45%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.45%) HDFS
11 1 (0.22%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (4.49%) FortiGate
2 17 (3.82%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (3.15%) SCCM
4 9 (2.02%) AirWatch
5 8 (1.80%) SCOM
6 6 (1.35%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.35%) WSUS
7 5 (1.12%) Nagios
7 5 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.90%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.90%) Puppet
9 3 (0.67%) Ansible
9 3 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.67%) OPNET
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.67%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 249 (55.96%) Cisco
2 103 (23.15%) Microsoft
3 83 (18.65%) Juniper
4 80 (17.98%) F5
5 78 (17.53%) CheckPoint
6 73 (16.40%) VMware
7 57 (12.81%) HP
8 31 (6.97%) Palo Alto
8 31 (6.97%) Riverbed
9 28 (6.29%) Fortinet
10 26 (5.84%) Citrix
11 25 (5.62%) Blue Coat
12 22 (4.94%) Aruba
13 18 (4.04%) Forcepoint
14 17 (3.82%) Oracle
15 14 (3.15%) Remedy
15 14 (3.15%) SolarWinds
16 12 (2.70%) Intel Security
17 11 (2.47%) Brocade
18 10 (2.25%) Avaya
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