Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 100 78
Rank change year-on-year -2 -22 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 369 375 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.21% 2.27% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.67% 12.00% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 262 338
South East median daily rate £388 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +15.24%
10th Percentile £173 £250 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 33
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £40.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.49% +82.95% +29.41%
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.63 £13.85
90th Percentile £43.45 £54.38 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -19.19% +22.86% -12.50%

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 2913 3125 3531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.42% 18.95% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1573 1785 1893
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £186 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 217 243
South East median hourly rate £17.49 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.41% +11.70% +26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.12 £54.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Hampshire +29 148 £400 +6.67% 10
Thames Valley -51 109 £375 -6.25% 24
Berkshire -32 68 £390 -1.27% 11
Surrey -16 63 £375 -7.35% 7
West Sussex +9 27 £411 -3.24% 1
Buckinghamshire -44 24 £388 -8.82% 10
Oxfordshire +5 17 £293 -55.00% 3
Kent -6 12 £368 +75.30% 3
Middlesex 0 6 £400 -11.11%
East Sussex -2 3 £125 -44.44%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 295 (79.95%) LAN
2 159 (43.09%) Cisco
3 152 (41.19%) Windows
4 115 (31.17%) Firewall
5 109 (29.54%) DNS
6 105 (28.46%) Active Directory
7 99 (26.83%) Microsoft
8 93 (25.20%) TCP/IP
9 79 (21.41%) VPN
10 78 (21.14%) Security Cleared
11 75 (20.33%) DHCP
12 74 (20.05%) VMware
13 73 (19.78%) Data Centre
14 66 (17.89%) ITIL
14 66 (17.89%) Cisco Certification
15 64 (17.34%) Windows Server
16 59 (15.99%) Office 365
16 59 (15.99%) Juniper
16 59 (15.99%) Windows 7
17 55 (14.91%) SC Cleared
18 53 (14.36%) Wireless
19 52 (14.09%) Linux
19 52 (14.09%) Microsoft Office
20 50 (13.55%) CCNP
21 49 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
21 49 (13.28%) Citrix
22 44 (11.92%) MPLS
22 44 (11.92%) Network Security
23 43 (11.65%) VoIP
24 42 (11.38%) MS Exchange

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 42 (11.38%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.98%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.90%) IIS
6 6 (1.63%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.36%) SAS
7 5 (1.36%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.81%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.54%) Confluence
9 2 (0.54%) JBoss
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.27%) Apache
10 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.27%) Kentico
10 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 52 (14.09%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.98%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.90%) Acrobat
4 7 (1.90%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.63%) Eikon
2 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (15.99%) Office 365
2 32 (8.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.81%) IaaS
5 3 (0.81%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.54%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 295 (79.95%) LAN
2 115 (31.17%) Firewall
3 109 (29.54%) DNS
4 93 (25.20%) TCP/IP
5 79 (21.41%) VPN
6 75 (20.33%) DHCP
7 53 (14.36%) Wireless
8 44 (11.92%) MPLS
8 44 (11.92%) Network Security
9 43 (11.65%) VoIP
10 39 (10.57%) BGP
11 35 (9.49%) OSPF
12 27 (7.32%) Ethernet
13 26 (7.05%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (6.78%) VLAN
15 22 (5.96%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (5.96%) SAN
16 18 (4.88%) IPsec
17 16 (4.34%) Cisco Nexus
18 15 (4.07%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.08%) DB2
3 4 (1.08%) MS Access
3 4 (1.08%) MySQL
4 3 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.54%) Artifactory
2 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.27%) MSI
3 1 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 36 (9.76%) Telecoms
2 32 (8.67%) Finance
3 11 (2.98%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.44%) Publishing
4 9 (2.44%) Retail
5 7 (1.90%) Billing
6 6 (1.63%) Banking
7 4 (1.08%) French Language
8 3 (0.81%) Back Office
8 3 (0.81%) Marketing
9 2 (0.54%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (22.49%) Architect
2 75 (20.33%) Network Engineer
3 50 (13.55%) Network Architect
4 49 (13.28%) Support Engineer
5 31 (8.40%) Project Manager
6 28 (7.59%) Analyst
7 22 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (5.69%) Cisco Engineer
9 20 (5.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 19 (5.15%) Windows Engineer
11 17 (4.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 16 (4.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (4.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 16 (4.34%) Desktop Support
12 16 (4.34%) Infrastructure Architect
12 16 (4.34%) Windows Support Engineer
13 15 (4.07%) Desktop Engineer
13 15 (4.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 15 (4.07%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.63%) Middleware
2 5 (1.36%) Web Services
3 3 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (0.81%) Sensu
4 2 (0.54%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.54%) HTML
4 2 (0.54%) Node.js
5 1 (0.27%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (19.78%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.25%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.71%) User Experience
7 8 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.90%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.90%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.36%) CESG
10 5 (1.36%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.08%) Clustering
11 4 (1.08%) PMI
11 4 (1.08%) Replication
11 4 (1.08%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.81%) Video on Demand
13 2 (0.54%) BYOD
13 2 (0.54%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 152 (41.19%) Windows
2 64 (17.34%) Windows Server
3 59 (15.99%) Windows 7
4 52 (14.09%) Linux
5 49 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (9.76%) Windows 10
7 30 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (4.88%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.71%) Windows XP
12 8 (2.17%) Unix
13 7 (1.90%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.63%) AIX
15 5 (1.36%) CentOS
16 4 (1.08%) Android
17 3 (0.81%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.54%) Solaris
18 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.89%) ITIL
2 39 (10.57%) Migration
3 30 (8.13%) Network Design
4 27 (7.32%) Project Management
5 23 (6.23%) Service Delivery
6 20 (5.42%) System Testing
7 19 (5.15%) PRINCE2
7 19 (5.15%) Service Management
8 18 (4.88%) Configuration Management
8 18 (4.88%) Network Architecture
8 18 (4.88%) Network Management
9 17 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (4.34%) Boundary Protection
10 16 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (4.07%) Load Balancing
12 14 (3.79%) Incident Management
12 14 (3.79%) Patch Management
12 14 (3.79%) SOA
13 13 (3.52%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.88%) Python
2 16 (4.34%) SQL
3 15 (4.07%) PowerShell
4 14 (3.79%) Perl
5 9 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.63%) C
7 5 (1.36%) Java
8 4 (1.08%) C-shell
8 4 (1.08%) Korn
8 4 (1.08%) VBScript
9 3 (0.81%) PHP
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) Ruby
10 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) VB
10 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (21.14%) Security Cleared
2 66 (17.89%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (14.91%) SC Cleared
4 50 (13.55%) CCNP
5 36 (9.76%) Degree
6 34 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (8.13%) CCNA
8 23 (6.23%) CCIE
8 23 (6.23%) MCSE
9 21 (5.69%) MCP
10 19 (5.15%) DV Cleared
11 18 (4.88%) MCDST
12 15 (4.07%) CCDP
13 10 (2.71%) CCSA
13 10 (2.71%) CCSE
13 10 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (2.71%) JNCIA
14 9 (2.44%) CCDA
14 9 (2.44%) CCIP
14 9 (2.44%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.50%) SLA
2 13 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.90%) PMO
4 2 (0.54%) QA
4 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 105 (28.46%) Active Directory
2 42 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.42%) XenApp
4 19 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.25%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.44%) Docker
6 9 (2.44%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.90%) vSphere
7 7 (1.90%) XenServer
8 6 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.08%) NFS
9 4 (1.08%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.81%) KVM
10 3 (0.81%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.81%) Xen
11 2 (0.54%) Gluster
11 2 (0.54%) Openswan
11 2 (0.54%) pfSense
12 1 (0.27%) Firmware
12 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (9.76%) SCCM
2 12 (3.25%) FortiGate
3 9 (2.44%) Ansible
4 7 (1.90%) Puppet
5 6 (1.63%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.36%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.36%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.36%) WSUS
7 4 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.08%) Nagios
8 3 (0.81%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.81%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.81%) Grafana
8 3 (0.81%) logstash
9 2 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.54%) SCOM
10 1 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 159 (43.09%) Cisco
2 99 (26.83%) Microsoft
3 74 (20.05%) VMware
4 59 (15.99%) Juniper
5 49 (13.28%) Citrix
6 39 (10.57%) F5
7 37 (10.03%) CheckPoint
8 30 (8.13%) HP
9 25 (6.78%) Fortinet
10 21 (5.69%) Forcepoint
11 14 (3.79%) Brocade
11 14 (3.79%) Oracle
11 14 (3.79%) Riverbed
12 13 (3.52%) Apple
12 13 (3.52%) Palo Alto
12 13 (3.52%) Red Hat
12 13 (3.52%) SolarWinds
12 13 (3.52%) Symantec
13 11 (2.98%) Dell
14 10 (2.71%) Avaya