Period
to 6 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 6 June 2020 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 West
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 114 103
Rank change year-on-year +13 -11 -18
Contract jobs citing WAN 67 114 92
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 1.95% 1.90% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.09% 12.74% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 84 56
Median daily rate £400 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% +13.79%
10th Percentile £199 £229 £130
90th Percentile £630 £625 £481
England median daily rate £416 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.06% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Median hourly rate - £46.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +130.00% +36.64%
England median hourly rate £26.81 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +53.20% - +5.87%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 392 895 764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.41% 14.94% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 516 429
Median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £199 £165 £206
90th Percentile £603 £556 £542
England median daily rate £425 £437 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 69 60
Median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.49% +30.30% -21.43%
10th Percentile £12.63 £17.43 £15.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.55 £47.05
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% +2.50% +0.50%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the South West

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in the South West.

Daily rate trend for WAN in the South West

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in the South West over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in the South West

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for WAN in the South West

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 6 June 2020. 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
Bristol +50 32 £350 -6.67% 6
Wiltshire +29 18 £425 -6.70% 2
Dorset +9 6 £250 -24.53%
Gloucestershire +7 4 £388 -22.50% 2
Somerset -7 4 £210 -16.00% 2
Devon -2 3 £480 +71.43% 2
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for WAN.

1 58 (86.57%) LAN
2 39 (58.21%) Cisco
3 38 (56.72%) Firewall
4 27 (40.30%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (37.31%) CCNP
6 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
7 14 (20.90%) VPN
8 13 (19.40%) Wireless
8 13 (19.40%) DV Cleared
9 12 (17.91%) Windows
10 11 (16.42%) BGP
10 11 (16.42%) Office 365
10 11 (16.42%) Data Centre
11 10 (14.93%) CCDP
11 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
11 10 (14.93%) OSPF
11 10 (14.93%) Network Design
12 9 (13.43%) F5
12 9 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (11.94%) CCIE
13 8 (11.94%) CheckPoint
14 7 (10.45%) Juniper
14 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
14 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
14 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
15 6 (8.96%) SLA
15 6 (8.96%) McAfee
15 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
15 6 (8.96%) Migration
15 6 (8.96%) VLAN

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.49%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.42%) Office 365
2 5 (7.46%) Azure
3 2 (2.99%) AWS
4 1 (1.49%) Akamai
4 1 (1.49%) IaaS
4 1 (1.49%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.49%) PaaS
4 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (86.57%) LAN
2 38 (56.72%) Firewall
3 14 (20.90%) VPN
4 13 (19.40%) Wireless
5 11 (16.42%) BGP
6 10 (14.93%) OSPF
7 9 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
9 6 (8.96%) VLAN
10 5 (7.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (7.46%) DAB
10 5 (7.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (7.46%) VoIP
11 4 (5.97%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (5.97%) DHCP
11 4 (5.97%) EIGRP
11 4 (5.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (5.97%) Network Security
12 3 (4.48%) RIP
12 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (4.48%) Public Sector
1 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.99%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.93%) Architect
3 9 (13.43%) Network Architect
3 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Designer
5 5 (7.46%) Network Designer
6 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.97%) LAN Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Network Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) WAN Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.49%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.91%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (7.46%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.48%) Linux
5 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) Network Design
2 6 (8.96%) Migration
2 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
3 5 (7.46%) ITIL
4 4 (5.97%) Asset Management
4 4 (5.97%) Load Balancing
4 4 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (4.48%) Change Management
5 3 (4.48%) Decision-Making
5 3 (4.48%) Line Management
5 3 (4.48%) Network Segmentation
5 3 (4.48%) Technology Roadmap
6 2 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.99%) Change Control
6 2 (2.99%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.99%) Information Security
6 2 (2.99%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.99%) Network Planning
6 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (40.30%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (37.31%) CCNP
3 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
4 13 (19.40%) DV Cleared
5 10 (14.93%) CCDP
6 8 (11.94%) CCIE
7 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
8 5 (7.46%) CCNA
8 5 (7.46%) JNCIS
9 3 (4.48%) CCIE Collaboration
10 2 (2.99%) CCDA
10 2 (2.99%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (2.99%) Degree
10 2 (2.99%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.49%) CCIP
11 1 (1.49%) CCSA
11 1 (1.49%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.99%) XenApp
5 1 (1.49%) Firmware
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.99%) SCCM
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.49%) Opsview
Vendors
1 39 (58.21%) Cisco
2 9 (13.43%) F5
3 8 (11.94%) CheckPoint
4 7 (10.45%) Juniper
4 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.96%) McAfee
6 5 (7.46%) Aruba
6 5 (7.46%) Brocade
6 5 (7.46%) Citrix
6 5 (7.46%) Palo Alto
6 5 (7.46%) VMware
7 2 (2.99%) HP
7 2 (2.99%) IBM
7 2 (2.99%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle
7 2 (2.99%) Twitter
8 1 (1.49%) Dell
8 1 (1.49%) Mitel
8 1 (1.49%) Remedy
8 1 (1.49%) Symantec