Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 107 64
Rank change year-on-year -5 -43 +14
Contract jobs citing WAN 90 102 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.77% 1.97% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.60% 12.96% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 118
South West median daily rate £320 £283 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.27% -22.07% -3.33%
10th Percentile £130 £193 £250
90th Percentile £475 £407 £425
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £15.93 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.53% -44.10% +41.83%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.76 £15.78
90th Percentile £30.88 £18.81 £40.23
England median hourly rate £18.10 £16.52 £21.34
% change year-on-year +9.60% -22.61% +0.42%

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 776 787 916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.28% 15.19% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 483 600
South West median daily rate £388 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +0.69% -4.00%
10th Percentile £203 £193 £212
90th Percentile £540 £515 £493
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 75 65
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% +66.67%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.22 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.10 £77.50 £46.15
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +19 33 £413 +43.48% 10
Bristol -6 28 £269 -6.52% 9
Somerset +3 8 £388 - 3
Dorset -7 8 £363 +1.40% 8
Gloucestershire -8 7 £320 +14.49% 5
Devon -5 4 - -
Cornwall -4 1 - - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 75 (83.33%) LAN
2 57 (63.33%) Cisco
3 33 (36.67%) Firewall
4 32 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (24.44%) CCNP
6 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
7 19 (21.11%) Windows
8 17 (18.89%) Security Cleared
9 16 (17.78%) CCNA
10 15 (16.67%) VMware
11 14 (15.56%) Telecoms
11 14 (15.56%) BGP
11 14 (15.56%) ITIL
11 14 (15.56%) VoIP
11 14 (15.56%) Data Centre
12 13 (14.44%) VPN
12 13 (14.44%) Finance
12 13 (14.44%) Service Management
12 13 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (14.44%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (14.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (13.33%) EIGRP
13 12 (13.33%) Juniper
14 11 (12.22%) TCP/IP
14 11 (12.22%) HP
14 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
14 11 (12.22%) Python
14 11 (12.22%) Windows Server
15 10 (11.11%) CheckPoint
15 10 (11.11%) Capacity Management

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 4 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.33%) Apache
2 3 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (3.33%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) Office 365
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (83.33%) LAN
2 33 (36.67%) Firewall
3 14 (15.56%) BGP
3 14 (15.56%) VoIP
4 13 (14.44%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (14.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (14.44%) VPN
5 12 (13.33%) EIGRP
6 11 (12.22%) TCP/IP
7 10 (11.11%) Network Security
8 9 (10.00%) VLAN
9 8 (8.89%) Internet
9 8 (8.89%) MPLS
9 8 (8.89%) NX-OS
9 8 (8.89%) Wireshark
10 7 (7.78%) IP Telephony
10 7 (7.78%) SAN
10 7 (7.78%) Wireless
11 6 (6.67%) OSPF
11 6 (6.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.11%) Hudson
General
1 14 (15.56%) Telecoms
2 13 (14.44%) Finance
3 1 (1.11%) Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Electronics
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 14 (15.56%) Analyst
3 11 (12.22%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (8.89%) Architect
5 8 (8.89%) IT Support
6 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.56%) IT Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Network Support
8 4 (4.44%) Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Network Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Desktop Support
9 3 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Support Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (1.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.11%) JSON
2 1 (1.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.44%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.33%) Replication
4 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.11%) Clustering
5 1 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.11%) SCADA
5 1 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.11%) Windows
2 11 (12.22%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.89%) Windows 10
4 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.67%) Linux
6 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.33%) Android
7 3 (3.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.11%) Unix
9 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.56%) ITIL
2 13 (14.44%) Service Management
3 10 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 9 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 9 (10.00%) Security Patching
5 7 (7.78%) Network Management
5 7 (7.78%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (5.56%) Migration
6 5 (5.56%) Network Architecture
7 4 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (4.44%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (3.33%) Change Control
8 3 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.33%) IT Strategy
8 3 (3.33%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.33%) Security Hardening
8 3 (3.33%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) Python
2 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.11%) C
3 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (24.44%) CCNP
3 17 (18.89%) Security Cleared
4 16 (17.78%) CCNA
5 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.44%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.22%) CCDA
8 2 (2.22%) CCDP
8 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.11%) CCIE
9 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.11%) Degree
9 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.11%) MCITP
9 1 (1.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) GxP
2 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.11%) GDPR
3 1 (1.11%) PMO
3 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.22%) Docker
4 2 (2.22%) Firmware
4 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.22%) VMware Server
4 2 (2.22%) vSphere
5 1 (1.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (8.89%) Opsview
3 7 (7.78%) SCCM
4 3 (3.33%) ZENworks
5 2 (2.22%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.11%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.11%) Endace
6 1 (1.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (63.33%) Cisco
2 15 (16.67%) VMware
3 12 (13.33%) Juniper
4 11 (12.22%) HP
4 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
5 10 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 8 (8.89%) F5
7 5 (5.56%) Micro Focus
7 5 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 5 (5.56%) Sophos
8 4 (4.44%) McAfee
9 3 (3.33%) Novell
9 3 (3.33%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.33%) Splunk
10 2 (2.22%) Brocade
10 2 (2.22%) Meraki
10 2 (2.22%) Nortel
10 2 (2.22%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.22%) Zscaler
11 1 (1.11%) Arista