The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 27 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)
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 31 29
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 1.19% 3.75% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.16% 15.12% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Median daily rate £350 £363 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% -23.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.34% +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 Swindon with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 49 86 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 14.54% 24.78% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 63 29
Median daily rate £325 £363 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -23.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £311 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £438 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.86 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.60% +57.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Swindon

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 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 Swindon region with a requirement for WAN.

1 14 (93.33%) LAN
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 7 (46.67%) VPN
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Firewall
4 6 (40.00%) DNS
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco
5 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 5 (33.33%) Wireless
5 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) vSphere
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) Project Management
7 3 (20.00%) SIEM
7 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
7 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
8 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
8 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (13.33%) SAN
8 2 (13.33%) VoIP
8 2 (13.33%) ITIL
8 2 (13.33%) Linux
8 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
8 2 (13.33%) F5
8 2 (13.33%) PowerShell

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) GlassFish
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) VPN
3 6 (40.00%) DNS
4 5 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
6 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (6.67%) Internet
7 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
7 1 (6.67%) LDAP
7 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Integration Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Design Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) LAMP
1 1 (6.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) CentOS
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 3 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) SIEM
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Business Development
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Service Design
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SANS
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) ArcSight
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Gemalto
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) Rackspace
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat