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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 15 42
Rank change year-on-year -11 +27  
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.47% 8.99% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.93% 36.23% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 7
Median daily rate £425 £375 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £411 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +8.96% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £15.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% -19.23%  

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 43 69 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 16.60% 24.82% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 55 36
Median daily rate £388 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -26.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.80% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 25 April 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 15 (93.75%) LAN
2 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 13 (81.25%) Firewall
3 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (75.00%) VoIP
4 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
4 11 (68.75%) Wireless
4 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
4 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
4 11 (68.75%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (50.00%) Fortinet
5 8 (50.00%) CCNP
6 4 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (25.00%) Network Design
7 3 (18.75%) Network Security
8 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 1 (6.25%) VPN
9 1 (6.25%) DNS
9 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
9 1 (6.25%) SSL
9 1 (6.25%) WLAN
9 1 (6.25%) HTTP
9 1 (6.25%) Perl
9 1 (6.25%) PHP
9 1 (6.25%) SQL
9 1 (6.25%) MySQL
9 1 (6.25%) Oracle
9 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (6.25%) ITIL
9 1 (6.25%) Windows

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 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) LAN
2 13 (81.25%) Firewall
3 12 (75.00%) VoIP
4 11 (68.75%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (68.75%) Wireless
5 3 (18.75%) Network Security
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (6.25%) DNS
7 1 (6.25%) HTTP
7 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
7 1 (6.25%) SSL
7 1 (6.25%) VPN
7 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Network Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Network Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (6.25%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 1 (6.25%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) CentOS
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.25%) DevOps
2 1 (6.25%) DRM
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Line Management
2 1 (6.25%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
1 1 (6.25%) PHP
1 1 (6.25%) Python
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) CCNP
4 4 (25.00%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
1 1 (6.25%) KVM
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Grafana
1 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
1 1 (6.25%) logstash
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
3 8 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) SaltStack
4 1 (6.25%) Splunk
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
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