Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 98 83
Rank change year-on-year -28 -15 +36
Contract jobs citing WAN 115 111 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.78% 1.98% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.09% 13.37% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 66 76
South West median daily rate £375 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £199 £178 £220
90th Percentile £525 £475 £606
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% -28.43% -40.00%
England median hourly rate £24.00 £17.38 £20.50
% change year-on-year +38.13% -15.24% +17.14%

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 951 830 766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.70% 14.78% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 501 457
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £185 £181 £168
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 77
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £27.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -25.00% -8.28%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.50 £12.55
90th Percentile £49.43 £43.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +8.60%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +3 46 £370 -22.11% 8
Bristol -28 40 £400 +28.00% 14
Gloucestershire -21 10 £401 +9.93% 2
Somerset -1 8 £200 -27.27% 4
Dorset -4 3 £215 -40.48% 8
Devon -2 2 £275 -12.00% 4
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 86 (74.78%) LAN
2 56 (48.70%) Cisco
3 49 (42.61%) Windows
4 45 (39.13%) Firewall
5 39 (33.91%) Active Directory
6 35 (30.43%) Security Cleared
7 34 (29.57%) Linux
8 31 (26.96%) Office 365
8 31 (26.96%) Windows Server
9 26 (22.61%) VMware
10 24 (20.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (17.39%) Microsoft
12 19 (16.52%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (15.65%) CheckPoint
14 17 (14.78%) PRINCE2
14 17 (14.78%) Project Management
14 17 (14.78%) Migration
15 16 (13.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (13.04%) DV Cleared
16 15 (13.04%) Windows 7
16 15 (13.04%) Service Delivery
16 15 (13.04%) VoIP
16 15 (13.04%) MPLS
17 14 (12.17%) SAN
17 14 (12.17%) VPN
17 14 (12.17%) SC Cleared
17 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (12.17%) Contract Negotiation
18 13 (11.30%) OSPF
18 13 (11.30%) BGP

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 9 (7.83%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.74%) Apache
4 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.74%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (26.96%) Office 365
2 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.87%) IaaS
4 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (74.78%) LAN
2 45 (39.13%) Firewall
3 15 (13.04%) MPLS
3 15 (13.04%) VoIP
4 14 (12.17%) SAN
4 14 (12.17%) VPN
5 13 (11.30%) BGP
5 13 (11.30%) OSPF
6 12 (10.43%) Wireless
7 11 (9.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (8.70%) TCP/IP
8 10 (8.70%) Unified Communications
9 9 (7.83%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (7.83%) WLAN
10 7 (6.09%) EIGRP
10 7 (6.09%) iSCSI
11 6 (5.22%) ADSL
11 6 (5.22%) SSL
11 6 (5.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.87%) Big Data
General
1 6 (5.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.61%) Finance
3 2 (1.74%) Games
4 1 (0.87%) Electronics
4 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 13 (11.30%) Project Manager
3 11 (9.57%) Architect
4 9 (7.83%) Consultant
4 9 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (7.83%) Network Consultant
5 8 (6.96%) Analyst
5 8 (6.96%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (6.09%) Desktop Support
6 7 (6.09%) Network Architect
7 6 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.35%) Administrator
8 5 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.35%) Network Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Service Manager
8 5 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.87%) COM
1 1 (0.87%) Web Services
1 1 (0.87%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.09%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.22%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.48%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.61%) Animation
5 2 (1.74%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.74%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (42.61%) Windows
2 34 (29.57%) Linux
3 31 (26.96%) Windows Server
4 24 (20.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (13.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 11 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (6.96%) Windows 10
9 6 (5.22%) Android
9 6 (5.22%) CentOS
9 6 (5.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.78%) Migration
1 17 (14.78%) PRINCE2
1 17 (14.78%) Project Management
2 15 (13.04%) Service Delivery
3 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (12.17%) Contract Negotiation
4 13 (11.30%) Risk Management
5 12 (10.43%) PRINCE
5 12 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 11 (9.57%) Project Planning
7 10 (8.70%) Data Protection
7 10 (8.70%) ITIL
8 8 (6.96%) Security Monitoring
9 7 (6.09%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (6.09%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (6.09%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (6.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.96%) Python
2 6 (5.22%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.87%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.52%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (13.04%) DV Cleared
4 14 (12.17%) SC Cleared
5 10 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (7.83%) CCNP
7 8 (6.96%) CCNA
8 3 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.61%) MOS
9 2 (1.74%) Degree
9 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.74%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.74%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.74%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.74%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.87%) CCDP
10 1 (0.87%) CCIE
10 1 (0.87%) MCSA
10 1 (0.87%) MCSE
10 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 39 (33.91%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.96%) NFS
4 6 (5.22%) Samba
5 4 (3.48%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.57%) SCCM
2 9 (7.83%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (6.96%) SCOM
4 6 (5.22%) ZENworks
5 3 (2.61%) Opsview
6 1 (0.87%) Ansible
6 1 (0.87%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (48.70%) Cisco
2 26 (22.61%) VMware
3 20 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 18 (15.65%) CheckPoint
5 12 (10.43%) Red Hat
6 11 (9.57%) Juniper
7 9 (7.83%) HP
8 7 (6.09%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.22%) Micro Focus
9 6 (5.22%) Novell
9 6 (5.22%) Riverbed
10 4 (3.48%) Meraki
11 3 (2.61%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.74%) Brocade
12 2 (1.74%) BT
12 2 (1.74%) CA
12 2 (1.74%) Citrix
12 2 (1.74%) Forcepoint
12 2 (1.74%) McAfee
12 2 (1.74%) Sophos