Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 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 West
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 84 59
Rank change year-on-year -31 -25 +31
Contract jobs citing WAN 100 132 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.84% 2.41% 3.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.84% 14.97% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 88 130
South West median daily rate £350 £313 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -13.79% +17.31%
10th Percentile £179 £203 £249
90th Percentile £488 £475 £488
England median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 7
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.64 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.56% -51.21% +7.14%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.38 £21.30
% change year-on-year +15.11% -18.41% +1.40%

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 779 882 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.30% 16.09% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 536 601
South West median daily rate £375 £366 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.39% +1.74% -1.37%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £215
90th Percentile £538 £500 £519
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 69 88
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +19.40% +11.67%
10th Percentile £16.30 £12.34 £11.74
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.50 £46.15
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -27.28% +21.95%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in the South West

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the South West over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in the South West

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in the South West

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the South West over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 August 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
Wiltshire +14 44 £367 +2.66% 6
Bristol -47 24 £300 -4.00% 5
Gloucestershire -7 13 £320 +37.63% 6
Devon +7 5 £275 -21.43% 3
Dorset -3 5 £375 -16.67% 4
Somerset -1 4 £450 -25.00% 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 West region with a requirement for WAN.

1 83 (83.00%) LAN
2 52 (52.00%) Cisco
3 38 (38.00%) Firewall
4 29 (29.00%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (29.00%) Windows
5 28 (28.00%) Security Cleared
6 25 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 22 (22.00%) BGP
8 18 (18.00%) VMware
9 17 (17.00%) Telecoms
9 17 (17.00%) HP
9 17 (17.00%) VPN
9 17 (17.00%) ITIL
9 17 (17.00%) Office 365
9 17 (17.00%) VLAN
10 16 (16.00%) Linux
10 16 (16.00%) CCNP
10 16 (16.00%) Service Management
11 15 (15.00%) Finance
11 15 (15.00%) MPLS
11 15 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (14.00%) Windows 7
12 14 (14.00%) OSPF
12 14 (14.00%) CCNA
12 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
12 14 (14.00%) VoIP
13 13 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (13.00%) DV Cleared
13 13 (13.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (13.00%) Data Centre

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 7 (7.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.00%) Apache
4 3 (3.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.00%) Office 365
2 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (83.00%) LAN
2 38 (38.00%) Firewall
3 22 (22.00%) BGP
4 17 (17.00%) VLAN
4 17 (17.00%) VPN
5 15 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (15.00%) MPLS
6 14 (14.00%) OSPF
6 14 (14.00%) VoIP
7 12 (12.00%) EIGRP
8 11 (11.00%) TCP/IP
8 11 (11.00%) Wireless
9 9 (9.00%) ADSL
9 9 (9.00%) Wireshark
10 8 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (7.00%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (7.00%) Ethernet
11 7 (7.00%) NX-OS
11 7 (7.00%) SAN
12 6 (6.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.00%) Hudson
General
1 17 (17.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Electronics
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 13 (13.00%) Analyst
3 10 (10.00%) Consultant
3 10 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 10 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Network Analyst
4 9 (9.00%) Network Consultant
5 7 (7.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (7.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) IT Support
7 5 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.00%) IT Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) LAN Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) WAN Consultant
8 4 (4.00%) WAN Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.00%) XML
2 1 (1.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.00%) COM
2 1 (1.00%) JSON
2 1 (1.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.00%) Replication
4 2 (2.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.00%) Clustering
5 1 (1.00%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.00%) SCADA
5 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.00%) Windows
2 16 (16.00%) Linux
3 14 (14.00%) Windows 7
4 13 (13.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (13.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.00%) Windows 10
6 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (7.00%) Android
7 7 (7.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.00%) Unix
9 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.00%) ITIL
2 16 (16.00%) Service Management
3 11 (11.00%) Capacity Management
3 11 (11.00%) Security Patching
4 10 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 8 (8.00%) Project Management
6 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (7.00%) Migration
7 6 (6.00%) Network Management
7 6 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (6.00%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.00%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (4.00%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.00%) Network Architecture
9 4 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.00%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.00%) Python
2 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.00%) Korn
3 1 (1.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (29.00%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (16.00%) CCNP
4 14 (14.00%) CCNA
5 13 (13.00%) DV Cleared
6 10 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.00%) MOS
8 3 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.00%) CCDP
9 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.00%) APMP
10 1 (1.00%) CCIE
10 1 (1.00%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.00%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.00%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.00%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.00%) MCITP
10 1 (1.00%) MCSE
10 1 (1.00%) MCT
10 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.00%) QA
3 1 (1.00%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.00%) Docker
4 2 (2.00%) NFS
4 2 (2.00%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.00%) Firmware
5 1 (1.00%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (9.00%) Opsview
3 7 (7.00%) ZENworks
4 5 (5.00%) SCCM
5 3 (3.00%) SCOM
6 2 (2.00%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.00%) Ansible
7 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.00%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (1.00%) Endace
7 1 (1.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (52.00%) Cisco
2 18 (18.00%) VMware
3 17 (17.00%) HP
4 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (12.00%) Juniper
6 11 (11.00%) CheckPoint
7 9 (9.00%) Micro Focus
8 7 (7.00%) Novell
9 5 (5.00%) F5
9 5 (5.00%) McAfee
9 5 (5.00%) Meraki
9 5 (5.00%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.00%) Sophos
10 3 (3.00%) Citrix
10 3 (3.00%) Nortel
10 3 (3.00%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.00%) Splunk
11 2 (2.00%) CA
11 2 (2.00%) Forcepoint
11 2 (2.00%) Riverbed