Period
to 18 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 August 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)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 12 44
Rank change year-on-year -17 +32 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 48 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.91% 9.82% 3.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.69% 52.17% 29.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 45 25
Southampton median daily rate £388 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £363 £328 £305
90th Percentile £565 £438 £483
Hampshire median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Southampton median hourly rate - £15.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -65.00% -10.00%
Hampshire median hourly rate £32.32 £47.83 £45.00
% change year-on-year -32.43% +6.29% -62.34%

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 Southampton with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 87 92 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 18.91% 18.81% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 80 67
Southampton median daily rate £388 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +4.17% -1.03%
10th Percentile £139 £284 £284
90th Percentile £550 £475 £413
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 12
Southampton median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -29.73% -58.89%
10th Percentile £11.60 £13.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £25.75 £15.90 £44.60
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -48.05% +28.33% -1.64%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Southampton

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Southampton

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Southampton over the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Southampton

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Southampton region with a requirement for WAN.

1 18 (100.00%) LAN
2 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (61.11%) Cisco
4 9 (50.00%) Firewall
5 8 (44.44%) CCNP
6 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
6 7 (38.89%) VoIP
6 7 (38.89%) Wireless
6 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
7 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (27.78%) Network Security
8 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
8 5 (27.78%) DNS
8 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
9 4 (22.22%) MPLS
9 4 (22.22%) CCNA
10 3 (16.67%) DHCP
10 3 (16.67%) Retail
11 2 (11.11%) Puppet
11 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
11 2 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (11.11%) Splunk
11 2 (11.11%) OpenStack
11 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
11 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (11.11%) Grafana
11 2 (11.11%) KVM

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (38.89%) VoIP
3 7 (38.89%) Wireless
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (27.78%) DNS
5 5 (27.78%) Network Security
6 4 (22.22%) MPLS
7 3 (16.67%) DHCP
8 2 (11.11%) HTTP
8 2 (11.11%) HTTPS
8 2 (11.11%) SSL
8 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 1 (5.56%) BGP
9 1 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (5.56%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (5.56%) Multicast
9 1 (5.56%) OSPF
9 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Network Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Network Security Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Services Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (11.11%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) CentOS
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.11%) DevOps
2 2 (11.11%) DRM
2 2 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
3 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.56%) Line Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Design
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Perl
1 2 (11.11%) PHP
1 2 (11.11%) Python
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (44.44%) CCNP
3 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) CCDP
6 1 (5.56%) CCSA
6 1 (5.56%) CCSE
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
1 2 (11.11%) KVM
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
1 2 (11.11%) Grafana
1 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 2 (11.11%) logstash
1 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) SaltStack
3 2 (11.11%) Splunk
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) BMC
4 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy