Period
to 28 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 28 October 2020 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 West > Wiltshire
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 81 65
Rank change year-on-year +37 -16 +11
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 44 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.72% 2.24% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.39% 14.92% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 23
Median daily rate £413 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +11.84% -5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £213 £163
90th Percentile £713 £625 £524
South West median daily rate £428 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +0.59% +13.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Median hourly rate £53.00 - £17.50
South West median hourly rate £54.00 £46.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.39% +162.86% -7.89%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 112 295 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 20.29% 15.01% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 183 142
Median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +11.84%
10th Percentile £300 £261 £158
90th Percentile £638 £600 £611
South West median daily rate £430 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +1.18% +9.68% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 24
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.29% +12.19%
10th Percentile £41.43 £30.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £53.30 £52.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.59% - +30.77%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Wiltshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in Wiltshire.

Daily rate trend for WAN in Wiltshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in Wiltshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in Wiltshire.

Hourly rate trend for WAN in Wiltshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 28 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +47 7 £488 +10.17% 1
Corsham +10 4 - -
WAN
South West

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wiltshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 12 (80.00%) LAN
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco
3 8 (53.33%) Firewall
4 6 (40.00%) F5
4 6 (40.00%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (26.67%) CCNP
7 3 (20.00%) CCIE
7 3 (20.00%) BGP
7 3 (20.00%) OSPF
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
7 3 (20.00%) VMware NSX
8 2 (13.33%) Office 365
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (13.33%) Migration
8 2 (13.33%) Veeam
8 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
8 2 (13.33%) 3PAR
8 2 (13.33%) Splunk
8 2 (13.33%) McAfee
8 2 (13.33%) MPLS
8 2 (13.33%) BIG-IP

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) LAN
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (20.00%) BGP
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (20.00%) OSPF
4 3 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (13.33%) BIG-IP
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (13.33%) DHCP
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 2 (13.33%) MPLS
5 2 (13.33%) SAN
5 2 (13.33%) VoIP
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
6 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Security Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior VMware Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
1 1 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
1 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
1 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) VMS
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.67%) Data Management
2 1 (6.67%) Email Filtering
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (6.67%) IT Strategy
2 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
2 1 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (6.67%) Server Building
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) CCIE
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) CISSP
5 1 (6.67%) MCITP
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware NSX
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) F5
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (13.33%) 3PAR
4 2 (13.33%) McAfee
4 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (13.33%) Splunk
4 2 (13.33%) Veeam
5 1 (6.67%) AlgoSec
5 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) Tufin