Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 83 68
Rank change year-on-year -34 -15 +43
Contract jobs citing WAN 107 125 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.75% 2.27% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.26% 15.23% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 79 98
South West median daily rate £369 £313 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.00% -2.80% -1.08%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £214
90th Percentile £516 £475 £503
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +9.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 6
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -31.53% -21.28%
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.74% -13.13% +21.21%

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 873 821 883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.29% 14.92% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 488 521
South West median daily rate £389 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +4.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £171 £180
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 51 87
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -1.52% -17.50%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.79 £12.15
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +12 47 £378 -6.50% 5
Bristol -32 34 £400 +28.00% 10
Gloucestershire -11 12 £320 -12.33% 9
Somerset -5 5 £200 -27.27% 4
Devon +4 4 £275 -18.52% 2
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 79 (73.83%) LAN
2 51 (47.66%) Cisco
3 40 (37.38%) Firewall
4 36 (33.64%) Windows
5 33 (30.84%) Security Cleared
6 30 (28.04%) Office 365
7 28 (26.17%) Active Directory
8 26 (24.30%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (23.36%) Linux
10 21 (19.63%) Windows Server
11 19 (17.76%) BGP
11 19 (17.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (16.82%) Microsoft
13 17 (15.89%) PRINCE2
13 17 (15.89%) Project Management
13 17 (15.89%) Migration
13 17 (15.89%) VMware
14 16 (14.95%) MPLS
14 16 (14.95%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (14.02%) DV Cleared
15 15 (14.02%) VoIP
15 15 (14.02%) VPN
16 14 (13.08%) OSPF
16 14 (13.08%) CCNA
16 14 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (13.08%) Windows 7
17 13 (12.15%) VLAN
17 13 (12.15%) HP
17 13 (12.15%) ITIL
17 13 (12.15%) Stakeholder 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 8 (7.48%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (3.74%) Apache
3 4 (3.74%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (28.04%) Office 365
2 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 79 (73.83%) LAN
2 40 (37.38%) Firewall
3 19 (17.76%) BGP
4 16 (14.95%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (14.95%) MPLS
5 15 (14.02%) VoIP
5 15 (14.02%) VPN
6 14 (13.08%) OSPF
7 13 (12.15%) VLAN
8 12 (11.21%) TCP/IP
9 10 (9.35%) EIGRP
9 10 (9.35%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (8.41%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (8.41%) Wireless
11 8 (7.48%) ADSL
11 8 (7.48%) SAN
11 8 (7.48%) Unified Communications
11 8 (7.48%) WLAN
12 7 (6.54%) Ethernet
13 6 (5.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.93%) Hudson
General
1 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.54%) Finance
3 1 (0.93%) Banking
3 1 (0.93%) Electronics
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (28.97%) Network Engineer
2 13 (12.15%) Project Manager
3 11 (10.28%) Analyst
4 10 (9.35%) Desktop Support
5 8 (7.48%) Consultant
6 7 (6.54%) Architect
6 7 (6.54%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Network Consultant
6 7 (6.54%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Network Analyst
8 5 (4.67%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Service Manager
8 5 (4.67%) Services Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.74%) LAN Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.93%) COM
1 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.48%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.87%) Animation
5 2 (1.87%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.87%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.93%) SCADA
6 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.64%) Windows
2 25 (23.36%) Linux
3 21 (19.63%) Windows Server
4 19 (17.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (13.08%) Windows 7
6 8 (7.48%) Windows 10
7 7 (6.54%) Android
7 7 (6.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.80%) CentOS
10 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.89%) Migration
1 17 (15.89%) PRINCE2
1 17 (15.89%) Project Management
2 14 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (12.15%) ITIL
3 13 (12.15%) Risk Management
3 13 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (11.21%) PRINCE
5 11 (10.28%) Project Planning
5 11 (10.28%) Service Delivery
6 10 (9.35%) Service Management
7 9 (8.41%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (7.48%) Capacity Management
8 8 (7.48%) Data Protection
8 8 (7.48%) Incident Management
8 8 (7.48%) Security Monitoring
8 8 (7.48%) Security Patching
9 7 (6.54%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (5.61%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.48%) Python
2 3 (2.80%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.87%) SQL
4 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.93%) Korn
Qualifications
1 33 (30.84%) Security Cleared
2 26 (24.30%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (14.02%) DV Cleared
4 14 (13.08%) CCNA
5 11 (10.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (9.35%) CCNP
7 9 (8.41%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.74%) MOS
9 3 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.87%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.87%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.87%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.87%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.93%) CCDP
11 1 (0.93%) CCIE
11 1 (0.93%) CCIE Security
11 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.93%) Degree
11 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.93%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 28 (26.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.67%) NFS
4 4 (3.74%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.80%) Samba
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (9.35%) Cisco Prime
1 10 (9.35%) SCCM
2 8 (7.48%) SCOM
3 7 (6.54%) ZENworks
4 6 (5.61%) Opsview
5 1 (0.93%) Ansible
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (47.66%) Cisco
2 18 (16.82%) Microsoft
3 17 (15.89%) VMware
4 13 (12.15%) HP
5 12 (11.21%) CheckPoint
6 8 (7.48%) Juniper
7 7 (6.54%) Micro Focus
7 7 (6.54%) Novell
8 4 (3.74%) McAfee
8 4 (3.74%) Meraki
8 4 (3.74%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.74%) Riverbed
8 4 (3.74%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.80%) Citrix
10 2 (1.87%) BT
10 2 (1.87%) CA
10 2 (1.87%) F5
10 2 (1.87%) Forcepoint
10 2 (1.87%) Mitel
10 2 (1.87%) Sophos