The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 99 109 122
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs citing WAN 99 121 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.70% 1.70% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.00% 15.07% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 84 67
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £215 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £600 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Average hourly rate £70.15 £22.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.86% +7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.03 £18.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.03 £112.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
707 803 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.14% 11.30% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 533 643
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 43
Average hourly rate £22.35 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.63% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £36.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
WAN
London

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the City of London region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the City of London region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 154 (83.24%) LAN
2 112 (60.54%) Cisco
3 72 (38.92%) Windows
4 68 (36.76%) Firewall
5 48 (25.95%) Microsoft
5 48 (25.95%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (23.24%) VMware
7 41 (22.16%) Active Directory
8 40 (21.62%) MPLS
8 40 (21.62%) TCP/IP
9 39 (21.08%) VPN
10 37 (20.00%) ITIL
11 35 (18.92%) Citrix
12 34 (18.38%) SAN
12 34 (18.38%) MS Exchange
13 33 (17.84%) Finance
14 32 (17.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 31 (16.76%) Wireless
16 30 (16.22%) VoIP
16 30 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
17 28 (15.14%) CheckPoint
18 27 (14.59%) DNS
18 27 (14.59%) SQL
19 25 (13.51%) CCNP
20 24 (12.97%) BGP
20 24 (12.97%) SQL Server
21 23 (12.43%) Linux
21 23 (12.43%) OSPF
21 23 (12.43%) Network Security
22 22 (11.89%) Windows Server 2003

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (18.38%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (5.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.24%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.16%) IIS
8 3 (1.62%) Apache
8 3 (1.62%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (1.62%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.62%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.54%) Lync
10 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (11.89%) MS Office
2 9 (4.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) RMDS
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) SaaS
1 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (83.24%) LAN
2 68 (36.76%) Firewall
3 40 (21.62%) TCP/IP
3 40 (21.62%) MPLS
4 39 (21.08%) VPN
5 34 (18.38%) SAN
6 31 (16.76%) Wireless
7 30 (16.22%) VoIP
8 27 (14.59%) DNS
9 24 (12.97%) BGP
10 23 (12.43%) Network Security
10 23 (12.43%) OSPF
11 19 (10.27%) Cisco IOS
11 19 (10.27%) Multicast
12 17 (9.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (9.19%) IP Telephony
13 16 (8.65%) DHCP
14 14 (7.57%) VLAN
15 13 (7.03%) Cisco IPT
15 13 (7.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.62%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.62%) HBase
3 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.08%) IDOL
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (1.62%) JUnit
1 3 (1.62%) Selenium
1 3 (1.62%) FitNesse
1 3 (1.62%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (17.84%) Finance
2 17 (9.19%) Banking
3 13 (7.03%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.78%) Back Office
5 6 (3.24%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Local Government
7 2 (1.08%) Law
7 2 (1.08%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (25.95%) Network Engineer
2 31 (16.76%) Analyst
3 25 (13.51%) Architect
4 16 (8.65%) Project Manager
5 15 (8.11%) Administrator
5 15 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (7.03%) Network Administrator
6 13 (7.03%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (5.95%) Network Support
8 10 (5.41%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.86%) Consultant
10 8 (4.32%) Cisco Administrator
11 7 (3.78%) Cisco Support
11 7 (3.78%) Cisco Engineer
12 6 (3.24%) Lead Architect
13 5 (2.70%) Communications Engineer
13 5 (2.70%) Change Analyst
13 5 (2.70%) Network Analyst
13 5 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.86%) XMPP
2 4 (2.16%) Middleware
2 4 (2.16%) HTML
3 3 (1.62%) XML
3 3 (1.62%) XSLT
3 3 (1.62%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.54%) WAP
4 1 (0.54%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.11%) Blackberry
2 11 (5.95%) Clustering
3 8 (4.32%) Fat Client
3 8 (4.32%) Thin Client
3 8 (4.32%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (3.78%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.08%) RMADS
6 2 (1.08%) PKI
6 2 (1.08%) iPhone
6 2 (1.08%) Open Source
6 2 (1.08%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.54%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.54%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.54%) FMCG
7 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.54%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 72 (38.92%) Windows
2 30 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (12.43%) Linux
4 22 (11.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (9.73%) Windows 7
6 11 (5.95%) UNIX
7 10 (5.41%) Solaris
8 8 (4.32%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.08%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.54%) Android
11 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.54%) HPUX
11 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.00%) ITIL
2 15 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (7.03%) Migration
4 12 (6.49%) Problem Management
5 11 (5.95%) Service Delivery
6 9 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (4.32%) Load Balancing
7 8 (4.32%) Service Management
7 8 (4.32%) Benchmarking
8 7 (3.78%) Change Management
8 7 (3.78%) Network Management
8 7 (3.78%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (3.24%) WAN Optimisation
9 6 (3.24%) Change Control
9 6 (3.24%) Performance Management
9 6 (3.24%) Validation
10 5 (2.70%) Project Management
10 5 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.16%) PRINCE
11 4 (2.16%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.59%) SQL
2 6 (3.24%) Java
3 5 (2.70%) VB
3 5 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.62%) C
4 3 (1.62%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.62%) VBScript
5 2 (1.08%) Python
5 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.54%) VBA
6 1 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (25.95%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (13.51%) CCNP
3 21 (11.35%) CCNA
4 18 (9.73%) Security Cleared
5 16 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (7.57%) MCSE
7 13 (7.03%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (5.95%) SC Cleared
9 10 (5.41%) CCIE
10 8 (4.32%) MCITP
10 8 (4.32%) Degree
11 4 (2.16%) CCVP
11 4 (2.16%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.62%) MCP
12 3 (1.62%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (1.62%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.08%) MCDST
13 2 (1.08%) MCSA
13 2 (1.08%) CCDP
14 1 (0.54%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.62%) QA
3 2 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (22.16%) Active Directory
2 32 (17.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (11.35%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.49%) Xen
5 8 (4.32%) XenApp
5 8 (4.32%) NFS
5 8 (4.32%) SRDF
6 6 (3.24%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.24%) NLBS
7 5 (2.70%) vSphere
7 5 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.16%) XenServer
8 4 (2.16%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.16%) Snort
9 3 (1.62%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.62%) KVM
10 2 (1.08%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (9.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (4.86%) OPNET
3 8 (4.32%) WSUS
3 8 (4.32%) SCCM
4 3 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.08%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.54%) SCOM
6 1 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.54%) OpenView
6 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.54%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 112 (60.54%) Cisco
2 48 (25.95%) Microsoft
3 43 (23.24%) VMware
4 35 (18.92%) Citrix
5 28 (15.14%) CheckPoint
6 21 (11.35%) Juniper
7 19 (10.27%) HP
7 19 (10.27%) F5
8 15 (8.11%) Oracle
9 14 (7.57%) EMC
9 14 (7.57%) Blue Coat
10 12 (6.49%) SolarWinds
11 10 (5.41%) NetApp
12 9 (4.86%) Riverbed
13 8 (4.32%) SonicWALL
13 8 (4.32%) Intel
14 7 (3.78%) Dell
15 6 (3.24%) McAfee
15 6 (3.24%) ProCurve
16 5 (2.70%) IBM
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