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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 121 127 97
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -30
Contract jobs citing WAN 93 71 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.44% 1.14% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.52% 7.97% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 32 96
Average daily rate £325 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £277 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £570 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £135.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.62% +486.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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.

1 141 (77.05%) LAN
2 106 (57.92%) Cisco
3 78 (42.62%) Windows
4 68 (37.16%) Firewall
5 61 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (30.60%) TCP/IP
7 43 (23.50%) ITIL
8 42 (22.95%) Microsoft
9 39 (21.31%) Active Directory
10 37 (20.22%) CCNP
11 34 (18.58%) Finance
12 33 (18.03%) MPLS
12 33 (18.03%) VMware
12 33 (18.03%) SAN
13 32 (17.49%) SQL
13 32 (17.49%) DNS
14 30 (16.39%) Linux
14 30 (16.39%) Citrix
15 29 (15.85%) VoIP
15 29 (15.85%) SQL Server
16 27 (14.75%) MS Exchange
16 27 (14.75%) BGP
17 24 (13.11%) CCNA
17 24 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (13.11%) Multicast
18 23 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
18 23 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (12.57%) Wireless
19 22 (12.02%) MCSE
19 22 (12.02%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (5.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (4.92%) IIS
7 7 (3.83%) SharePoint
8 6 (3.28%) Apache
8 6 (3.28%) Tomcat
8 6 (3.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (3.28%) Oracle Coherence
8 6 (3.28%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.64%) Lync
10 2 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (10.93%) MS Office
2 12 (6.56%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.09%) MS Project
4 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.37%) RMDS
2 6 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.55%) Eikon
3 1 (0.55%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.64%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (77.05%) LAN
2 68 (37.16%) Firewall
3 56 (30.60%) TCP/IP
4 33 (18.03%) MPLS
4 33 (18.03%) SAN
5 32 (17.49%) DNS
6 29 (15.85%) VoIP
7 27 (14.75%) BGP
8 24 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (13.11%) Multicast
9 23 (12.57%) Wireless
10 22 (12.02%) Network Security
11 21 (11.48%) Cisco IOS
11 21 (11.48%) OSPF
12 20 (10.93%) EIGRP
12 20 (10.93%) IP Telephony
12 20 (10.93%) DHCP
13 18 (9.84%) HTTP
13 18 (9.84%) VPN
14 14 (7.65%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.28%) Hadoop
2 6 (3.28%) HBase
3 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (3.28%) JUnit
1 6 (3.28%) Selenium
1 6 (3.28%) FitNesse
1 6 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.55%) JIRA
3 1 (0.55%) Maven
3 1 (0.55%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
General
1 34 (18.58%) Finance
2 18 (9.84%) Banking
3 16 (8.74%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.37%) Law
5 7 (3.83%) Back Office
6 5 (2.73%) Legal
7 4 (2.19%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.09%) Front Office
9 2 (1.09%) Retail
10 1 (0.55%) French Language
10 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (21.31%) Network Engineer
2 31 (16.94%) Architect
3 28 (15.30%) Analyst
4 15 (8.20%) Infrastructure Architect
5 14 (7.65%) Consultant
6 10 (5.46%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (5.46%) Network Analyst
7 9 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.37%) Lead Architect
9 7 (3.83%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.83%) Technical Architect
9 7 (3.83%) Administrator
10 6 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.28%) Senior Network Analyst
10 6 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.28%) Network Administrator
10 6 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) Network Support
11 5 (2.73%) Change Analyst
11 5 (2.73%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.37%) HTML
1 8 (4.37%) Rendezvous
2 6 (3.28%) XML
2 6 (3.28%) XSLT
2 6 (3.28%) Middleware
3 5 (2.73%) XMPP
4 2 (1.09%) REST
5 1 (0.55%) .NET
5 1 (0.55%) J2EE
5 1 (0.55%) DCOM
5 1 (0.55%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.20%) Clustering
2 13 (7.10%) Blackberry
3 11 (6.01%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.92%) EqualLogic
4 9 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.28%) Reference Data
5 6 (3.28%) Data Integration
5 6 (3.28%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.73%) e-Health
6 5 (2.73%) IVR
7 4 (2.19%) CESG
7 4 (2.19%) SecurID
8 3 (1.64%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.64%) GIS
8 3 (1.64%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.09%) PKI
9 2 (1.09%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (42.62%) Windows
2 30 (16.39%) Linux
3 23 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (9.29%) UNIX
5 16 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (8.20%) Solaris
7 7 (3.83%) Windows 7
7 7 (3.83%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.09%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.50%) ITIL
2 16 (8.74%) Migration
3 14 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (7.10%) Load Balancing
4 13 (7.10%) Project Management
4 13 (7.10%) Change Management
4 13 (7.10%) PRINCE
5 12 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (6.01%) Problem Management
7 10 (5.46%) Benchmarking
7 10 (5.46%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (4.92%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.37%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (4.37%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (4.37%) Network Management
10 7 (3.83%) Low Latency
10 7 (3.83%) Network Design
11 6 (3.28%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.28%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.28%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.49%) SQL
2 12 (6.56%) Java
3 10 (5.46%) C
4 8 (4.37%) VB
4 8 (4.37%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.28%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.73%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.73%) Perl
7 2 (1.09%) Python
7 2 (1.09%) PHP
7 2 (1.09%) VBScript
8 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (20.22%) CCNP
3 24 (13.11%) CCNA
4 23 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (12.02%) MCSE
6 14 (7.65%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (7.65%) Degree
7 10 (5.46%) CCIE
7 10 (5.46%) MCITP
8 8 (4.37%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.83%) MCSA
10 5 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (2.19%) MCP
11 4 (2.19%) CCVP
12 3 (1.64%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.64%) MCDST
12 3 (1.64%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (1.64%) CCDP
13 2 (1.09%) CWNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.73%) QA
1 5 (2.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.19%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.84%) Hyper-V
3 17 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.46%) NFS
4 10 (5.46%) SRDF
5 6 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (3.28%) Xen
6 5 (2.73%) XenApp
7 4 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.64%) XenServer
8 3 (1.64%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.64%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.09%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.09%) NLBS
9 2 (1.09%) vCloud
9 2 (1.09%) KVM
9 2 (1.09%) vSphere
10 1 (0.55%) UAG
10 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (6.01%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.83%) SCCM
3 6 (3.28%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (3.28%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (1.64%) WSUS
4 3 (1.64%) OpenView
5 2 (1.09%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.09%) Cacti
5 2 (1.09%) SCOM
6 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.55%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.55%) Netcool
6 1 (0.55%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 106 (57.92%) Cisco
2 42 (22.95%) Microsoft
3 33 (18.03%) VMware
4 30 (16.39%) Citrix
5 21 (11.48%) CheckPoint
6 20 (10.93%) Juniper
6 20 (10.93%) Oracle
7 18 (9.84%) EMC
8 16 (8.74%) F5
9 14 (7.65%) Dell
10 13 (7.10%) HP
10 13 (7.10%) NetApp
11 12 (6.56%) SolarWinds
12 10 (5.46%) Intel
12 10 (5.46%) Blue Coat
12 10 (5.46%) Riverbed
13 9 (4.92%) SonicWALL
13 9 (4.92%) Avaya
14 8 (4.37%) TIBCO
15 7 (3.83%) Reuters
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