Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 72 115
Rank change year-on-year -17 +43 -55
Contract jobs citing WAN 119 148 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.10% 2.58% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.13% 17.58% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 88 79
South West median daily rate £313 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% - -
10th Percentile £177 £222 £179
90th Percentile £475 £604 £421
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
South West median hourly rate £18.25 £30.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.17% -29.41% +88.09%
10th Percentile £17.60 £22.85 £15.72
90th Percentile £19.30 £43.75 £44.25
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 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 842 842 841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.85% 14.67% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 497 455
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £171 £167 £180
90th Percentile £532 £538 £513
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 80 76
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +76.11%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.23 £13.58
90th Percentile £46.45 £47.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

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 22 November 2017.

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
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 22 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
Bristol +8 51 £313 -3.85% 6
Gloucestershire +19 22 £365 +25.86% 2
Wiltshire -28 19 £420 -1.18%
Dorset -4 7 £450 +12.50% 1
Cornwall -4 6 £320 -
Somerset -14 6 £275 - 1
Devon -6 5 £325 +20.37% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for WAN.

1 110 (92.44%) LAN
2 68 (57.14%) Cisco
3 45 (37.82%) Firewall
4 39 (32.77%) Windows
5 34 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 31 (26.05%) ITIL
6 31 (26.05%) Microsoft
7 29 (24.37%) Active Directory
7 29 (24.37%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (21.85%) SC Cleared
9 24 (20.17%) Wi-Fi
9 24 (20.17%) VPN
10 22 (18.49%) Linux
10 22 (18.49%) Wireless
11 20 (16.81%) PRINCE2
11 20 (16.81%) CCNP
11 20 (16.81%) Windows Server
12 18 (15.13%) HP
12 18 (15.13%) TCP/IP
12 18 (15.13%) DHCP
13 17 (14.29%) Broadband
13 17 (14.29%) Juniper
13 17 (14.29%) Finance
13 17 (14.29%) Skype for Business
14 16 (13.45%) VMware
14 16 (13.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 15 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (11.76%) DNS
16 14 (11.76%) CCNA
16 14 (11.76%) Telecoms

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 17 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 6 (5.04%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.36%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.84%) Apache
5 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.84%) IIS
5 1 (0.84%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.84%) JBoss
5 1 (0.84%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.72%) Houdini
2 8 (6.72%) Maya
2 8 (6.72%) NUKE
2 8 (6.72%) Photoshop
3 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.84%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.88%) Office 365
3 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 110 (92.44%) LAN
2 45 (37.82%) Firewall
3 24 (20.17%) VPN
3 24 (20.17%) Wi-Fi
4 22 (18.49%) Wireless
5 18 (15.13%) DHCP
5 18 (15.13%) TCP/IP
6 17 (14.29%) Broadband
7 14 (11.76%) DNS
8 13 (10.92%) WLAN
9 12 (10.08%) Unified Communications
10 11 (9.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (9.24%) Network Security
11 9 (7.56%) BGP
11 9 (7.56%) MPLS
11 9 (7.56%) VLAN
11 9 (7.56%) VoIP
12 8 (6.72%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (6.72%) OSPF
13 7 (5.88%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.84%) MySQL
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (14.29%) Finance
2 14 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.68%) Military
4 1 (0.84%) Electronics
4 1 (0.84%) German Language
4 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 21 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 15 (12.61%) Support Engineer
4 11 (9.24%) Analyst
5 10 (8.40%) Administrator
5 10 (8.40%) Installation Manager
5 10 (8.40%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (7.56%) Network Support
7 8 (6.72%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Cisco Support
8 7 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.04%) Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Cisco Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Network Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.20%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.84%) .NET
1 1 (0.84%) J2EE
1 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (6.72%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.88%) Animation
4 5 (4.20%) Replication
5 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.52%) Clustering
6 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.84%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.84%) FMCG
7 1 (0.84%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (32.77%) Windows
2 22 (18.49%) Linux
3 20 (16.81%) Windows Server
4 11 (9.24%) Windows 7
5 10 (8.40%) CentOS
5 10 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.36%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.52%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.68%) Unix
11 1 (0.84%) AIX
11 1 (0.84%) Android
11 1 (0.84%) HPUX
11 1 (0.84%) Solaris
11 1 (0.84%) SUSE
11 1 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.05%) ITIL
2 20 (16.81%) PRINCE2
3 12 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (9.24%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (9.24%) Risk Management
5 10 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (8.40%) Network Design
6 9 (7.56%) Network Management
6 9 (7.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (7.56%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.88%) Visual Effects
8 5 (4.20%) Capacity Management
8 5 (4.20%) DevOps
8 5 (4.20%) Performance Improvement
8 5 (4.20%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (4.20%) Project Management
9 4 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.36%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (3.36%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.36%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.92%) Python
2 10 (8.40%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.36%) C
4 2 (1.68%) Perl
4 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.84%) C-shell
5 1 (0.84%) Java
5 1 (0.84%) Korn
5 1 (0.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 29 (24.37%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (21.85%) SC Cleared
4 20 (16.81%) CCNP
5 16 (13.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 14 (11.76%) CCNA
7 11 (9.24%) DV Cleared
8 6 (5.04%) APMP
9 4 (3.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (2.52%) Degree
10 3 (2.52%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.52%) JNCIE
10 3 (2.52%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.52%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.68%) MCITP
11 2 (1.68%) MCSE
11 2 (1.68%) NVQ Level 4
12 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.84%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (24.37%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.40%) Samba
4 9 (7.56%) NFS
5 6 (5.04%) vSphere
6 4 (3.36%) Firmware
6 4 (3.36%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.52%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.84%) Docker
8 1 (0.84%) KVM
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) Cisco Prime
1 5 (4.20%) Puppet
2 4 (3.36%) AirWatch
2 4 (3.36%) SCCM
2 4 (3.36%) WSUS
3 3 (2.52%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.52%) Opsview
3 3 (2.52%) SCOM
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.68%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.84%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.84%) Nessus
5 1 (0.84%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.84%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.84%) OpenView
5 1 (0.84%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.84%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 68 (57.14%) Cisco
2 31 (26.05%) Microsoft
3 18 (15.13%) HP
4 17 (14.29%) Juniper
5 16 (13.45%) VMware
6 10 (8.40%) Red Hat
7 9 (7.56%) Dell
8 8 (6.72%) CheckPoint
8 8 (6.72%) Nortel
9 7 (5.88%) Meraki
9 7 (5.88%) Oracle
9 7 (5.88%) SolarWinds
10 6 (5.04%) F5
10 6 (5.04%) Remedy
10 6 (5.04%) Siemens
11 5 (4.20%) IBM
12 4 (3.36%) Avaya
12 4 (3.36%) Forcepoint
13 3 (2.52%) Citrix
13 3 (2.52%) SonicWALL