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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 50 82
Rank change year-on-year -31 +32  
Contract jobs citing WAN 62 109 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.26% 3.64% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.32% 20.84% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 69 40
Median daily rate £338 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £246 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £515 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Median hourly rate - £24.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.49%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.90% +2.38%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 433 523 354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.81% 17.46% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 1176 579
Median daily rate £370 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 94 56
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.18 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +4 29 £313 -10.71% 7
Wiltshire -18 16 £365 -2.66% 4
Somerset -15 5 £600 +100.00%
Gloucestershire +4 4 £195 -45.37% 3
Devon -12 4 £368 -2.00% 1
Dorset -1 3 £450 +16.12% 3
Cornwall -9 1 - - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 112 (88.89%) LAN
2 59 (46.83%) Firewall
3 54 (42.86%) Cisco
4 45 (35.71%) Windows
5 43 (34.13%) VPN
6 35 (27.78%) Wireless
7 32 (25.40%) Wi-Fi
7 32 (25.40%) Active Directory
7 32 (25.40%) Security Cleared
8 27 (21.43%) VMware
9 26 (20.63%) Microsoft
10 25 (19.84%) DNS
10 25 (19.84%) ITIL
11 24 (19.05%) Juniper
11 24 (19.05%) SC Cleared
11 24 (19.05%) Data Centre
12 20 (15.87%) PRINCE2
12 20 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (13.49%) TCP/IP
14 17 (13.49%) Broadband
14 17 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (11.90%) Finance
15 15 (11.90%) VoIP
15 15 (11.90%) HP
15 15 (11.90%) Linux
15 15 (11.90%) Windows Server
16 14 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (11.11%) CCNP
17 13 (10.32%) Load Balancing

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 6 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.17%) Apache
3 3 (2.38%) IIS
3 3 (2.38%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.59%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.79%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.79%) JBoss
5 1 (0.79%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.52%) Office 365
2 9 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 112 (88.89%) LAN
2 59 (46.83%) Firewall
3 43 (34.13%) VPN
4 35 (27.78%) Wireless
5 32 (25.40%) Wi-Fi
6 25 (19.84%) DNS
7 17 (13.49%) Broadband
7 17 (13.49%) TCP/IP
8 15 (11.90%) VoIP
9 14 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (7.94%) DHCP
11 9 (7.14%) NetScaler
11 9 (7.14%) Unified Communications
12 8 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (6.35%) VLAN
13 7 (5.56%) Internet
13 7 (5.56%) ISDN
14 6 (4.76%) SAN
14 6 (4.76%) SSL
14 6 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.38%) MySQL
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (11.90%) Finance
2 9 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Electronics
5 1 (0.79%) German Language
5 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (29.37%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.87%) Project Manager
3 14 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 12 (9.52%) Installation Manager
5 8 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) Architect
7 6 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) IT Support
7 6 (4.76%) Security Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) IT Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Information Security Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Network Integration Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.59%) .NET
1 2 (1.59%) LAMP
1 2 (1.59%) SAML
2 1 (0.79%) J2EE
2 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.17%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.38%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (2.38%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.59%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.79%) Handset
6 1 (0.79%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 45 (35.71%) Windows
2 15 (11.90%) Linux
2 15 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 12 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.97%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.17%) Android
7 4 (3.17%) Unix
7 4 (3.17%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.38%) CentOS
9 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.79%) AIX
10 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.79%) HPUX
10 1 (0.79%) Solaris
10 1 (0.79%) SUSE
10 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.84%) ITIL
2 20 (15.87%) PRINCE2
3 13 (10.32%) Load Balancing
4 12 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 9 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 9 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 9 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (6.35%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (6.35%) Problem Management
6 8 (6.35%) Service Delivery
6 8 (6.35%) SIEM
7 7 (5.56%) Change Management
7 7 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.56%) Migration
8 6 (4.76%) Information Security
8 6 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (4.76%) Network Design
8 6 (4.76%) Network Management
9 5 (3.97%) Demand Management
9 5 (3.97%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.97%) Perl
2 3 (2.38%) Java
2 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.38%) SQL
3 2 (1.59%) PHP
3 2 (1.59%) Python
3 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.79%) C
4 1 (0.79%) C#
4 1 (0.79%) C-shell
4 1 (0.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (25.40%) Security Cleared
2 24 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 20 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 14 (11.11%) CCNP
6 11 (8.73%) CCNA
7 6 (4.76%) APMP
7 6 (4.76%) Degree
7 6 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.76%) SANS
8 3 (2.38%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.38%) JNCIE
8 3 (2.38%) JNCIP
8 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.59%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.59%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.59%) MCSE
10 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.79%) MCITP
10 1 (0.79%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (25.40%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.35%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.76%) vSphere
5 5 (3.97%) ISA Server
6 4 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (3.17%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.59%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.79%) Docker
8 1 (0.79%) KVM
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.79%) Samba
8 1 (0.79%) UAG
8 1 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (3.97%) SCCM
2 4 (3.17%) SCOM
2 4 (3.17%) SCOrch
3 3 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.38%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.38%) Puppet
4 2 (1.59%) Netcool
4 2 (1.59%) WSUS
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.79%) Nessus
5 1 (0.79%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.79%) OpenView
Vendors
1 54 (42.86%) Cisco
2 27 (21.43%) VMware
3 26 (20.63%) Microsoft
4 24 (19.05%) Juniper
5 15 (11.90%) HP
6 12 (9.52%) F5
7 10 (7.94%) CheckPoint
8 9 (7.14%) Citrix
8 9 (7.14%) Dell
9 8 (6.35%) Oracle
9 8 (6.35%) SolarWinds
9 8 (6.35%) Sophos
10 6 (4.76%) IBM
10 6 (4.76%) NetApp
10 6 (4.76%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.97%) Aruba
11 5 (3.97%) CommVault
11 5 (3.97%) McAfee
12 3 (2.38%) Apple
12 3 (2.38%) Red Hat
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