Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 98 99
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 -31
Contract jobs citing WAN 112 93 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.88% 1.84% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.36% 12.08% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 56 63
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.07% -20.00%
10th Percentile £237 £130 £193
90th Percentile £625 £481 £405
England median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £20.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.00% +25.53% -44.10%
10th Percentile £33.06 £17.50 £13.76
90th Percentile £54.74 £30.88 £18.81
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.42% +13.33% -22.52%

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 906 770 797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.20% 15.21% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 440 489
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
10th Percentile £163 £204 £193
90th Percentile £538 £540 £513
England median daily rate £435 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.35% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 60 75
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £16.40 £15.00 £15.22
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.05 £77.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.90
% change year-on-year - +0.50% -19.15%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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
Gloucestershire +11 29 £463 +44.53%
Wiltshire -51 26 £450 +9.09% 3
Bristol -27 22 £425 +45.30% 4
Cornwall +8 11 £350 - 1
Somerset +11 10 £250 -35.48%
Dorset +7 6 £331 -8.62% 2
Devon -1 4 £280 - 4
Avon - 1 £250 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 97 (86.61%) LAN
2 74 (66.07%) Cisco
3 56 (50.00%) Firewall
4 47 (41.96%) Security Cleared
5 46 (41.07%) Windows
6 39 (34.82%) Active Directory
7 34 (30.36%) VMware
7 34 (30.36%) Data Centre
8 31 (27.68%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (27.68%) DV Cleared
9 29 (25.89%) Microsoft
10 28 (25.00%) Linux
11 26 (23.21%) SC Cleared
12 25 (22.32%) Microsoft Azure
12 25 (22.32%) Service Management
13 24 (21.43%) VPN
13 24 (21.43%) Windows Server
14 23 (20.54%) SAN
15 22 (19.64%) Network Security
16 21 (18.75%) VoIP
17 20 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 19 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (16.96%) CCNP
18 19 (16.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 18 (16.07%) Juniper
19 18 (16.07%) WLAN
19 18 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
20 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
20 17 (15.18%) CheckPoint
20 17 (15.18%) CCNA

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 12 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.93%) OpenStack
3 9 (8.04%) JBoss
4 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Windchill
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (22.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (11.61%) Office 365
4 11 (9.82%) IaaS
5 10 (8.93%) OpenShift
5 10 (8.93%) PaaS
6 9 (8.04%) Azure Stack
7 5 (4.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (2.68%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 97 (86.61%) LAN
2 56 (50.00%) Firewall
3 24 (21.43%) VPN
4 23 (20.54%) SAN
5 22 (19.64%) Network Security
6 21 (18.75%) VoIP
7 18 (16.07%) WLAN
8 15 (13.39%) DNS
9 13 (11.61%) TCP/IP
10 12 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (9.82%) Unified Communications
12 7 (6.25%) BGP
12 7 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (6.25%) MPLS
13 6 (5.36%) OSPF
13 6 (5.36%) Wireless
14 4 (3.57%) DHCP
14 4 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (8.93%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.25%) Military
4 3 (2.68%) Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Electronics
4 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.68%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Local Government
5 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (38.39%) Network Engineer
2 20 (17.86%) Architect
3 18 (16.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 9 (8.04%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (5.36%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Network Support
7 5 (4.46%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Active Directory Support
8 4 (3.57%) Consultant
8 4 (3.57%) Designer
8 4 (3.57%) Network Architect
8 4 (3.57%) Network Technician
8 4 (3.57%) Security Technician
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Network Technician
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Technician
8 4 (3.57%) WAN Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) LAN Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.93%) Middleware
2 9 (8.04%) J2EE
3 1 (0.89%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.89%) Web Services
3 1 (0.89%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (30.36%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.82%) Replication
3 9 (8.04%) Management Information System
4 8 (7.14%) Driving Licence
5 5 (4.46%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.79%) iPad
7 2 (1.79%) PKI
8 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.89%) NHS
8 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (41.07%) Windows
2 28 (25.00%) Linux
3 24 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 20 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.82%) Unix
7 10 (8.93%) CentOS
7 10 (8.93%) Solaris
8 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.79%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.89%) Debian
10 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.32%) Service Management
2 19 (16.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (14.29%) ITIL
3 16 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 14 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 14 (12.50%) Migration
5 13 (11.61%) Configuration Management
6 11 (9.82%) Network Design
7 10 (8.93%) Data Deduplication
7 10 (8.93%) Data Migration
7 10 (8.93%) Web Filtering
8 9 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.14%) Data Protection
9 8 (7.14%) Decision-Making
10 7 (6.25%) Security Monitoring
10 7 (6.25%) Technical Leadership
11 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
11 6 (5.36%) DevOps
11 6 (5.36%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.82%) SQL
2 10 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.04%) Java
4 7 (6.25%) C
4 7 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (0.89%) Perl
5 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (41.96%) Security Cleared
2 31 (27.68%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (27.68%) DV Cleared
3 26 (23.21%) SC Cleared
4 19 (16.96%) CCNP
5 17 (15.18%) CCNA
6 8 (7.14%) Degree
7 7 (6.25%) CCIE
8 4 (3.57%) CCDP
9 3 (2.68%) HND
9 3 (2.68%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.79%) CCIE Security
10 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.89%) CCENT
11 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.89%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.89%) MCSA
11 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (34.82%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.93%) Docker
4 9 (8.04%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.46%) Firmware
6 2 (1.79%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.89%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.89%) XenApp
7 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (8.93%) Ansible
1 10 (8.93%) Kubernetes
1 10 (8.93%) Puppet
2 9 (8.04%) SCCM
2 9 (8.04%) vRealize
3 6 (5.36%) SCOM
4 3 (2.68%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.79%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (1.79%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.89%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.89%) Opsview
Vendors
1 74 (66.07%) Cisco
2 34 (30.36%) VMware
3 29 (25.89%) Microsoft
4 18 (16.07%) Juniper
5 17 (15.18%) CheckPoint
6 14 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 11 (9.82%) Aruba
8 10 (8.93%) HP
8 10 (8.93%) Micro Focus
9 9 (8.04%) ServiceNow
10 7 (6.25%) F5
11 4 (3.57%) Citrix
11 4 (3.57%) SonicWALL
11 4 (3.57%) Ubiquiti
12 3 (2.68%) Fortinet
12 3 (2.68%) McAfee
12 3 (2.68%) Meraki
12 3 (2.68%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.68%) SAP
12 3 (2.68%) SolarWinds