The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 26 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)
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 65 55
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10  
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 3.05% 2.04% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.61% 11.54% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 3
Median daily rate £395 £450 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +63.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £309 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £475 £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +8.96% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 - £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.08 £21.13 £26.00
% change year-on-year -28.63% -18.75%  

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 West Sussex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 72 130 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 12.93% 17.71% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 56 79
Median daily rate £395 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.14% +118.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £34.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.25 £44.90
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 West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in West Sussex

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in West Sussex over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in West Sussex

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in West Sussex

WAN
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +8 14 £395 -12.22%
East Grinstead -8 1 £425 +30.76%
Burgess Hill - 1 £225 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for WAN.

1 16 (88.89%) LAN
2 12 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 11 (61.11%) Firewall
4 10 (55.56%) Cisco
5 9 (50.00%) VPN
5 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 8 (44.44%) MPLS
6 8 (44.44%) Windows
6 8 (44.44%) Load Balancing
7 7 (38.89%) VLAN
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 7 (38.89%) CCNP
8 6 (33.33%) BBC
8 6 (33.33%) CCNA
8 6 (33.33%) CCDP
8 6 (33.33%) VoIP
8 6 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (33.33%) CCIE
8 6 (33.33%) Network Design
8 6 (33.33%) Banking
8 6 (33.33%) Riverbed
8 6 (33.33%) F5
8 6 (33.33%) Rackspace
8 6 (33.33%) NetScaler
8 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (33.33%) Virgin Media
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
9 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
10 4 (22.22%) Replication

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) LAN
2 11 (61.11%) Firewall
3 9 (50.00%) VPN
4 8 (44.44%) MPLS
5 7 (38.89%) VLAN
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (33.33%) NetScaler
6 6 (33.33%) VoIP
7 3 (16.67%) Network Security
7 3 (16.67%) Wireless
8 2 (11.11%) DHCP
8 2 (11.11%) DNS
8 2 (11.11%) SAN
9 1 (5.56%) BGP
9 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (5.56%) IPv4
9 1 (5.56%) IPv6
9 1 (5.56%) OSPF
9 1 (5.56%) SNMP
9 1 (5.56%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (33.33%) BBC
2 6 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (22.22%) Replication
4 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (5.56%) BYOD
5 1 (5.56%) Clustering
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (5.56%) iPad
5 1 (5.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) VyOS
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 6 (33.33%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Database Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Invoice Processing
4 1 (5.56%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CCNP
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (33.33%) CCDP
2 6 (33.33%) CCIE
2 6 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.56%) PMP
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PMBOK
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) F5
4 6 (33.33%) Rackspace
4 6 (33.33%) Riverbed
4 6 (33.33%) Virgin Media
5 4 (22.22%) HP
5 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 3 (16.67%) Citrix
6 3 (16.67%) Juniper
7 2 (11.11%) Brocade
7 2 (11.11%) SAP
8 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
8 1 (5.56%) Aruba
8 1 (5.56%) ProCurve
8 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL
8 1 (5.56%) Ubiquiti