Period
to 21 February 2018

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 6 months to 21 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)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 71 74
Rank change year-on-year -38 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 373 444 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.21% 2.86% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.35% 14.30% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 300 328
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £138 £263 £229
90th Percentile £577 £575 £525
England median daily rate £389 £400 £398
% change year-on-year -2.81% +0.63% +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 26
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -58.75% +129.23%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £14.85
90th Percentile £18.00 £55.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.81% -7.50% -

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,795 3,104 3,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.58% 19.99% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,484 1,792 1,864
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £160 £218 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 214 206
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.28% -38.57% +55.56%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.46 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.19
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.10% +10.94%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 21 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
Thames Valley -66 130 £400 - 44
Hampshire -3 126 £400 - 22
Berkshire -28 78 £425 +21.43% 23
Surrey -5 71 £350 -8.50% 18
Buckinghamshire -63 37 £380 -24.00% 13
West Sussex -3 17 £450 +16.13% 4
Oxfordshire -29 15 £310 -34.74% 8
Kent -2 12 £419 -4.29% 8
East Sussex +3 11 £225 -40.00%
Middlesex -3 3 £525 +23.53%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for WAN.

1 276 (73.99%) LAN
2 172 (46.11%) Cisco
3 137 (36.73%) Windows
4 126 (33.78%) Firewall
5 111 (29.76%) Active Directory
6 110 (29.49%) DNS
7 96 (25.74%) Security Cleared
8 90 (24.13%) Microsoft
9 75 (20.11%) VPN
9 75 (20.11%) Migration
9 75 (20.11%) VMware
10 72 (19.30%) Juniper
11 67 (17.96%) TCP/IP
12 64 (17.16%) ITIL
12 64 (17.16%) Cisco Certification
13 63 (16.89%) Office 365
14 61 (16.35%) DHCP
15 60 (16.09%) Citrix
16 57 (15.28%) SC Cleared
16 57 (15.28%) Data Centre
17 53 (14.21%) Windows Server
17 53 (14.21%) Microsoft Office
18 52 (13.94%) Linux
18 52 (13.94%) MS Exchange
18 52 (13.94%) CCNP
19 48 (12.87%) Windows 7
20 45 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008
20 45 (12.06%) Wireless
21 43 (11.53%) Microsoft Certification
21 43 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure

WAN
Co-occurring 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 52 (13.94%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (3.49%) IIS
4 13 (3.49%) Skype for Business
5 12 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.41%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.14%) Apache
8 4 (1.07%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.80%) GroupWise
9 3 (0.80%) SAS
10 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.27%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.27%) JBoss
11 1 (0.27%) Kentico
11 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (14.21%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.41%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.88%) Acrobat
3 7 (1.88%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 63 (16.89%) Office 365
2 28 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.07%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.27%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 276 (73.99%) LAN
2 126 (33.78%) Firewall
3 110 (29.49%) DNS
4 75 (20.11%) VPN
5 67 (17.96%) TCP/IP
6 61 (16.35%) DHCP
7 45 (12.06%) Wireless
8 40 (10.72%) MPLS
9 38 (10.19%) VLAN
10 34 (9.12%) BGP
10 34 (9.12%) OSPF
11 27 (7.24%) VoIP
12 24 (6.43%) Network Security
12 24 (6.43%) SAN
13 20 (5.36%) IP Telephony
13 20 (5.36%) NetScaler
13 20 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (5.09%) WLAN
15 18 (4.83%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (4.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.34%) MySQL
4 4 (1.07%) DB2
5 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Selenium
1 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
1 1 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.27%) Subversion
1 1 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (8.31%) Telecoms
2 26 (6.97%) Finance
3 9 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.88%) Back Office
5 6 (1.61%) Banking
6 5 (1.34%) Publishing
6 5 (1.34%) Retail
7 3 (0.80%) Billing
8 2 (0.54%) French Language
8 2 (0.54%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Military
9 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 98 (26.27%) Architect
2 74 (19.84%) Network Engineer
3 63 (16.89%) Network Architect
4 33 (8.85%) Project Manager
4 33 (8.85%) Support Engineer
5 24 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (5.90%) Analyst
7 19 (5.09%) Consultant
7 19 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (4.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 15 (4.02%) Cisco Engineer
8 15 (4.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 14 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (3.49%) Desktop Support
11 12 (3.22%) Network Consultant
12 11 (2.95%) Network Manager
12 11 (2.95%) Service Desk Engineer
13 10 (2.68%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (2.68%) Network Project Manager
13 10 (2.68%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.34%) MAPI
2 4 (1.07%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.07%) Middleware
2 4 (1.07%) Web Services
3 1 (0.27%) .NET
3 1 (0.27%) J2EE
3 1 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.28%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.22%) Clustering
3 11 (2.95%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.68%) Smartphone
5 9 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.61%) e-Health
7 5 (1.34%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.34%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.34%) User Experience
8 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.07%) iPad
8 4 (1.07%) iPhone
8 4 (1.07%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.07%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.80%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.80%) IVR
9 3 (0.80%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 137 (36.73%) Windows
2 53 (14.21%) Windows Server
3 52 (13.94%) Linux
4 48 (12.87%) Windows 7
5 45 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (8.31%) Windows 10
7 27 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (5.09%) Unix
10 12 (3.22%) Windows 8
11 10 (2.68%) Solaris
12 8 (2.14%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.61%) AIX
13 6 (1.61%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.34%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.34%) Debian
14 5 (1.34%) SUSE
14 5 (1.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (1.07%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (20.11%) Migration
2 64 (17.16%) ITIL
3 27 (7.24%) System Testing
4 23 (6.17%) Network Architecture
5 22 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (5.63%) Boundary Protection
6 21 (5.63%) Network Design
7 20 (5.36%) Change Management
7 20 (5.36%) Load Balancing
8 19 (5.09%) High Availability
8 19 (5.09%) Project Management
9 18 (4.83%) Service Delivery
10 15 (4.02%) Incident Management
10 15 (4.02%) IT Strategy
10 15 (4.02%) PRINCE2
11 14 (3.75%) Problem Management
12 13 (3.49%) Business Continuity
12 13 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (3.22%) Network Management
14 10 (2.68%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.56%) Python
2 13 (3.49%) SQL
3 12 (3.22%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.14%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.14%) Perl
5 6 (1.61%) C
5 6 (1.61%) VBA
6 4 (1.07%) Java
7 1 (0.27%) C++
7 1 (0.27%) C-shell
7 1 (0.27%) Korn
7 1 (0.27%) Ruby
7 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 96 (25.74%) Security Cleared
2 64 (17.16%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (15.28%) SC Cleared
4 52 (13.94%) CCNP
5 43 (11.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (9.92%) DV Cleared
7 28 (7.51%) CCNA
8 26 (6.97%) MCSE
9 23 (6.17%) MCP
10 17 (4.56%) CCIE
11 16 (4.29%) Degree
11 16 (4.29%) MCDST
12 11 (2.95%) MCSA
13 10 (2.68%) CCDP
13 10 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (2.14%) JNCIS
15 7 (1.88%) JNCIA
16 6 (1.61%) CCDA
16 6 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 4 (1.07%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.31%) SLA
2 15 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.14%) QA
3 8 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.54%) PMO
6 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 111 (29.76%) Active Directory
2 43 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.17%) XenApp
4 21 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.49%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.22%) VMware NSX
7 8 (2.14%) vSphere
8 7 (1.88%) ProxySG
9 6 (1.61%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.07%) Docker
10 4 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.07%) VirtualBox
10 4 (1.07%) XenServer
11 3 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.80%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.80%) UAG
11 3 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.54%) Firmware
13 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 31 (8.31%) SCCM
2 10 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (2.14%) Ansible
4 7 (1.88%) Puppet
5 6 (1.61%) WhatsUp Gold
6 5 (1.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (1.34%) Terraform
7 4 (1.07%) Cacti
7 4 (1.07%) Nagios
7 4 (1.07%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.80%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.80%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.80%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.80%) SCOM
9 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 172 (46.11%) Cisco
2 90 (24.13%) Microsoft
3 75 (20.11%) VMware
4 72 (19.30%) Juniper
5 60 (16.09%) Citrix
6 32 (8.58%) CheckPoint
6 32 (8.58%) F5
7 28 (7.51%) HP
8 25 (6.70%) Forcepoint
9 20 (5.36%) Blue Coat
9 20 (5.36%) SolarWinds
10 18 (4.83%) Palo Alto
11 15 (4.02%) NetApp
11 15 (4.02%) Symantec
12 14 (3.75%) Apple
13 12 (3.22%) Adobe
13 12 (3.22%) Brocade
13 12 (3.22%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.68%) Oracle
15 9 (2.41%) Avaya