Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 107 114
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 -55
Contract jobs citing WAN 85 99 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.65% 1.83% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.02% 14.12% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 60 80
South West median daily rate £300 £295 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -18.62% +9.85%
10th Percentile £150 £162 £209
90th Percentile £413 £525 £413
England median daily rate £390 £400 £395
% change year-on-year -2.50% +1.27% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
South West median hourly rate £23.00 £17.30 £29.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.99% -41.12% +27.19%
10th Percentile £17.80 £16.21 £17.73
90th Percentile £32.03 £19.38 £40.36
England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% -8.75% -

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 771 701 834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.00% 12.94% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 427 504
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £153 £183
90th Percentile £550 £538 £485
England median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 67 66
South West median hourly rate £27.25 £38.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.22% +0.65% +65.62%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.55 £14.46
90th Percentile £43.53 £77.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.91% +11.88%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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
Bristol -4 29 £276 +7.28% 8
Wiltshire +3 21 £394 +2.94% 6
Gloucestershire +11 16 £373 +31.86% 2
Somerset +1 7 £269 - 3
Dorset -7 7 £224 -44.06% 1
Devon 0 2 - - 2
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 (88.24%) LAN
2 61 (71.76%) Cisco
3 37 (43.53%) Firewall
4 30 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (31.76%) CCNP
5 27 (31.76%) Security Cleared
6 25 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 24 (28.24%) Active Directory
8 23 (27.06%) Windows
9 21 (24.71%) ITIL
9 21 (24.71%) SC Cleared
10 19 (22.35%) TCP/IP
11 14 (16.47%) VMware
11 14 (16.47%) VPN
11 14 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (16.47%) Network Security
12 13 (15.29%) Skype for Business
13 12 (14.12%) VoIP
13 12 (14.12%) Windows Server
14 11 (12.94%) DNS
14 11 (12.94%) HP
14 11 (12.94%) CCNA
14 11 (12.94%) Juniper
14 11 (12.94%) MPLS
14 11 (12.94%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (11.76%) Finance
15 10 (11.76%) DHCP
15 10 (11.76%) Python
15 10 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
16 9 (10.59%) Wireless

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 13 (15.29%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.35%) Apache
2 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.35%) Houdini
3 2 (2.35%) Maya
3 2 (2.35%) NUKE
3 2 (2.35%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.18%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.71%) Office 365
3 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (88.24%) LAN
2 37 (43.53%) Firewall
3 19 (22.35%) TCP/IP
4 14 (16.47%) Network Security
4 14 (16.47%) VPN
5 12 (14.12%) VoIP
6 11 (12.94%) DNS
6 11 (12.94%) MPLS
7 10 (11.76%) DHCP
8 9 (10.59%) BGP
8 9 (10.59%) EIGRP
8 9 (10.59%) Wireless
9 8 (9.41%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (9.41%) IP Telephony
9 8 (9.41%) Skype
10 7 (8.24%) Broadband
10 7 (8.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (8.24%) Internet
11 6 (7.06%) NX-OS
11 6 (7.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (11.76%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (43.53%) Network Engineer
2 16 (18.82%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.76%) Network Support
4 8 (9.41%) Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) Architect
4 8 (9.41%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Network Support Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Support
6 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
7 5 (5.88%) Cisco Support
7 5 (5.88%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Support
9 3 (3.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) JSON
1 1 (1.18%) REST
1 1 (1.18%) Web Services
1 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.88%) Replication
3 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.35%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.06%) Windows
2 12 (14.12%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.06%) Linux
4 6 (7.06%) Windows 10
4 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.35%) CentOS
6 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.18%) Android
7 1 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.18%) Unix
7 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.71%) ITIL
2 11 (12.94%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (10.59%) Network Design
5 7 (8.24%) Capacity Management
5 7 (8.24%) Service Management
6 6 (7.06%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.06%) Security Patching
7 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (5.88%) Network Architecture
7 5 (5.88%) Network Management
7 5 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.53%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (3.53%) High Availability
9 3 (3.53%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.53%) Security Hardening
10 2 (2.35%) Business Transformation
10 2 (2.35%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) Python
2 5 (5.88%) C
3 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (31.76%) CCNP
2 27 (31.76%) Security Cleared
3 21 (24.71%) SC Cleared
4 11 (12.94%) CCNA
5 6 (7.06%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (3.53%) JNCIA
7 3 (3.53%) JNCIE
7 3 (3.53%) JNCIP
7 3 (3.53%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.35%) CCDA
8 2 (2.35%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.35%) Degree
8 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.18%) CCDP
9 1 (1.18%) CCIE
9 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) GxP
2 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.18%) GDPR
3 1 (1.18%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (28.24%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.71%) Firmware
5 3 (3.53%) vSphere
6 2 (2.35%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.35%) NFS
6 2 (2.35%) Samba
6 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.18%) Docker
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) SCCM
2 6 (7.06%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (7.06%) Opsview
3 3 (3.53%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.53%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.35%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.35%) SCOM
5 1 (1.18%) Endace
5 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.18%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.18%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.18%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 61 (71.76%) Cisco
2 25 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 14 (16.47%) VMware
4 11 (12.94%) HP
4 11 (12.94%) Juniper
5 7 (8.24%) CheckPoint
6 6 (7.06%) Remedy
7 5 (5.88%) Dell
7 5 (5.88%) Nortel
8 4 (4.71%) Citrix
8 4 (4.71%) F5
8 4 (4.71%) Meraki
9 3 (3.53%) Avaya
9 3 (3.53%) McAfee
9 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.35%) Forcepoint
10 2 (2.35%) Micro Focus
10 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.35%) Sophos
10 2 (2.35%) Symantec