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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 13 38
Rank change year-on-year -19 +25  
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 34 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 3.20% 10.53% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.38% 40.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 4
Median daily rate £240 £363 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.79% +52.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £363 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £363 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.88 £26.00
% change year-on-year -31.42% -15.86%  

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 32 85 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 9.30% 26.32% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 58 22
Median daily rate £253 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.34% +31.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £350 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £369 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% +71.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Swindon over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 29 March 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 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (50.00%) VPN
3 7 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) DNS
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) Wireless
5 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix
6 3 (21.43%) vSphere
6 3 (21.43%) SIEM
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
6 3 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 2 (14.29%) F5
7 2 (14.29%) Juniper
7 2 (14.29%) SAN
7 2 (14.29%) Internet
7 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

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 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) GlassFish
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) VPN
3 6 (42.86%) DNS
4 5 (35.71%) Wireless
5 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
6 2 (14.29%) Internet
6 2 (14.29%) SAN
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (7.14%) DWDM
7 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
7 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (7.14%) LDAP
7 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Network Integration Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support
4 2 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) LAMP
1 1 (7.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) CentOS
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) SIEM
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) DNA
4 1 (7.14%) Domain Models
4 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Presales
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) SANS
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) vSphere
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) F5
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
5 1 (7.14%) Avaya
5 1 (7.14%) Brocade
5 1 (7.14%) BT
5 1 (7.14%) Ciena
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) Gemalto
5 1 (7.14%) Genesys
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) Rackspace
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat