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 26 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)
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 79 66
Rank change year-on-year -14 -13  
Contract jobs citing WAN 186 238 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.39% 2.70% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.86% 13.93% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 148 142
Median daily rate £400 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £234 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 22
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.83 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.72% +87.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £31.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £51.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +24.13% -4.44%  

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 1342 1708 1813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.22% 19.37% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 947 891
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 119 123
Median hourly rate £22.75 £36.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.80% +5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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 26 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
Hampshire +11 74 £450 +20.00% 14
Berkshire +2 42 £360 +2.85% 14
Buckinghamshire -6 24 £398 -7.55% 3
Kent +5 14 £375 +19.04% 4
Surrey -24 14 £418 +7.74% 9
West Sussex +14 12 £395 -7.05%
Oxfordshire -14 6 £145 -63.75% 2
East Sussex -9 1 £150 -51.02%
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Sussex - 1 £450 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for WAN.

1 327 (75.87%) LAN
2 204 (47.33%) Cisco
3 183 (42.46%) Firewall
4 168 (38.98%) Cisco Certification
5 155 (35.96%) Security Cleared
6 132 (30.63%) CCNP
7 122 (28.31%) Windows
8 109 (25.29%) SC Cleared
9 103 (23.90%) ITIL
10 95 (22.04%) Microsoft
11 94 (21.81%) Juniper
12 91 (21.11%) Data Centre
13 89 (20.65%) Wireless
14 85 (19.72%) CheckPoint
15 84 (19.49%) F5
16 82 (19.03%) VPN
17 80 (18.56%) DNS
18 72 (16.71%) CCNA
19 68 (15.78%) VMware
20 62 (14.39%) Telecoms
20 62 (14.39%) Active Directory
20 62 (14.39%) MPLS
20 62 (14.39%) Network Design
21 58 (13.46%) HP
21 58 (13.46%) DHCP
22 55 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
22 55 (12.76%) Cisco ASA
23 54 (12.53%) VoIP
24 53 (12.30%) Network Security
25 50 (11.60%) TCP/IP

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 18 (4.18%) OpenStack
2 12 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.78%) Skype for Business
3 11 (2.55%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.09%) IIS
5 7 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.46%) SAS
9 1 (0.23%) Apache
9 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 41 (9.51%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) assyst
3 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 48 (11.14%) Office 365
2 31 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.09%) IaaS
5 8 (1.86%) SaaS
6 7 (1.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.46%) PaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.23%) G Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 327 (75.87%) LAN
2 183 (42.46%) Firewall
3 89 (20.65%) Wireless
4 82 (19.03%) VPN
5 80 (18.56%) DNS
6 62 (14.39%) MPLS
7 58 (13.46%) DHCP
8 55 (12.76%) Cisco ASA
9 54 (12.53%) VoIP
10 53 (12.30%) Network Security
11 50 (11.60%) TCP/IP
12 47 (10.90%) BGP
13 37 (8.58%) VLAN
14 34 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
15 32 (7.42%) OSPF
16 26 (6.03%) BIG-IP
17 25 (5.80%) WLAN
18 22 (5.10%) IPsec
19 21 (4.87%) Internet
20 18 (4.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.02%) MySQL
2 12 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (2.55%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.62%) Big Data
5 6 (1.39%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.70%) MS Access
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.23%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (2.55%) Git (software)
1 11 (2.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 62 (14.39%) Telecoms
2 21 (4.87%) Finance
3 9 (2.09%) Banking
3 9 (2.09%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.86%) Retail
5 5 (1.16%) Back Office
5 5 (1.16%) Marketing
6 3 (0.70%) Legal
6 3 (0.70%) Publishing
7 2 (0.46%) Advertising
7 2 (0.46%) Electronics
7 2 (0.46%) German Language
7 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.23%) Billing
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 110 (25.52%) Network Engineer
2 74 (17.17%) Architect
3 45 (10.44%) Analyst
4 33 (7.66%) Network Architect
5 31 (7.19%) Consultant
6 29 (6.73%) Support Engineer
7 25 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (5.57%) Project Manager
9 20 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 19 (4.41%) Network Analyst
11 18 (4.18%) Infrastructure Architect
12 16 (3.71%) Network Consultant
13 15 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (3.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 13 (3.02%) Cisco Engineer
15 13 (3.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 13 (3.02%) Network Security Engineer
15 13 (3.02%) Security Engineer
15 13 (3.02%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.55%) Elastic Stack
1 11 (2.55%) Sensu
2 6 (1.39%) Web Services
3 3 (0.70%) .NET
3 3 (0.70%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.46%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.23%) ADO
5 1 (0.23%) JSF
5 1 (0.23%) LAMP
5 1 (0.23%) Middleware
5 1 (0.23%) REST
5 1 (0.23%) SAML
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (21.11%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.10%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.87%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.02%) Private Cloud
6 11 (2.55%) Video on Demand
7 9 (2.09%) CESG
7 9 (2.09%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.09%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.86%) Replication
8 8 (1.86%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.62%) BBC
9 7 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.39%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.93%) IVR
11 4 (0.93%) PMI
11 4 (0.93%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (0.70%) Clustering
12 3 (0.70%) LPAR
12 3 (0.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 122 (28.31%) Windows
2 45 (10.44%) Linux
3 40 (9.28%) Windows 7
4 39 (9.05%) Windows Server
5 29 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (5.80%) Windows 10
8 17 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (3.94%) Windows XP
9 14 (3.25%) Android
9 14 (3.25%) CentOS
10 11 (2.55%) Unix
11 7 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.39%) AIX
13 5 (1.16%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.93%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.70%) zOS
16 2 (0.46%) Solaris
17 1 (0.23%) SUSE
17 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (23.90%) ITIL
2 62 (14.39%) Network Design
3 34 (7.89%) Service Management
4 31 (7.19%) Migration
5 30 (6.96%) ITSM
6 28 (6.50%) Network Management
7 26 (6.03%) Load Balancing
8 25 (5.80%) Change Management
9 24 (5.57%) DevOps
10 22 (5.10%) Service Delivery
11 21 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (4.64%) Project Management
13 19 (4.41%) Configuration Management
13 19 (4.41%) Open Source
13 19 (4.41%) Problem Management
14 18 (4.18%) Incident Management
14 18 (4.18%) Network Architecture
15 16 (3.71%) High Availability
15 16 (3.71%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (3.48%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.10%) SQL
2 15 (3.48%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.02%) Perl
3 13 (3.02%) Python
4 12 (2.78%) PHP
5 5 (1.16%) C
5 5 (1.16%) VB
6 3 (0.70%) VBScript
7 2 (0.46%) Java
8 1 (0.23%) C++
8 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 168 (38.98%) Cisco Certification
2 155 (35.96%) Security Cleared
3 132 (30.63%) CCNP
4 109 (25.29%) SC Cleared
5 72 (16.71%) CCNA
6 49 (11.37%) CCIE
7 44 (10.21%) CCDP
8 41 (9.51%) DV Cleared
9 39 (9.05%) Degree
10 33 (7.66%) CCSA
10 33 (7.66%) CCSE
11 29 (6.73%) JNCIA
12 28 (6.50%) JNCIE
13 26 (6.03%) CCIP
14 22 (5.10%) HP ASE
15 21 (4.87%) HP MASE
16 20 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
17 18 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (2.55%) CCDA
19 9 (2.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.41%) SLA
2 14 (3.25%) PMO
3 6 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.93%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.70%) QA
7 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.23%) GPG13
8 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
System Software
1 62 (14.39%) Active Directory
2 55 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.78%) Xen
4 11 (2.55%) Docker
4 11 (2.55%) KVM
4 11 (2.55%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (1.16%) ISA Server
5 5 (1.16%) UAG
5 5 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.93%) vSphere
6 4 (0.93%) XenApp
7 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.46%) vCloud
8 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.23%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 30 (6.96%) FortiGate
2 16 (3.71%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (3.71%) SCCM
3 13 (3.02%) Ansible
4 12 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.78%) Puppet
5 11 (2.55%) Grafana
5 11 (2.55%) Kubernetes
5 11 (2.55%) logstash
5 11 (2.55%) SCOM
6 8 (1.86%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.39%) WSUS
8 5 (1.16%) Nagios
9 4 (0.93%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.70%) Tivoli NetView
11 2 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.46%) Netcool
12 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 204 (47.33%) Cisco
2 95 (22.04%) Microsoft
3 94 (21.81%) Juniper
4 85 (19.72%) CheckPoint
5 84 (19.49%) F5
6 68 (15.78%) VMware
7 58 (13.46%) HP
8 47 (10.90%) Riverbed
9 42 (9.74%) Fortinet
10 35 (8.12%) Palo Alto
11 29 (6.73%) Aruba
12 26 (6.03%) Blue Coat
13 22 (5.10%) Citrix
13 22 (5.10%) Red Hat
14 18 (4.18%) Oracle
15 12 (2.78%) Brocade
15 12 (2.78%) Splunk
16 11 (2.55%) Forcepoint
16 11 (2.55%) SaltStack
16 11 (2.55%) SolarWinds
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