The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 100 113 115
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 105 117 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.81% 1.64% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.14% 13.31% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 83 75
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£365 £421 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.19% +20.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
Average hourly rate £160.00 £57.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.26% +187.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.59
% change year-on-year
- +2.09%
WAN
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
799 879 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.77% 12.29% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 586 684
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.38 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 159 (81.96%) LAN
2 117 (60.31%) Cisco
3 81 (41.75%) Firewall
4 67 (34.54%) Windows
5 49 (25.26%) Microsoft
5 49 (25.26%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (23.20%) CheckPoint
6 45 (23.20%) Finance
7 44 (22.68%) VPN
8 42 (21.65%) Active Directory
8 42 (21.65%) VMware
9 39 (20.10%) TCP/IP
10 37 (19.07%) SAN
11 34 (17.53%) Juniper
11 34 (17.53%) F5
12 33 (17.01%) MS Exchange
13 31 (15.98%) Citrix
13 31 (15.98%) BGP
14 30 (15.46%) ITIL
14 30 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 29 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
15 29 (14.95%) MPLS
15 29 (14.95%) OSPF
15 29 (14.95%) CCNP
15 29 (14.95%) Wireless
16 28 (14.43%) MS Office
17 26 (13.40%) DNS
17 26 (13.40%) Network Security
18 23 (11.86%) VoIP
19 22 (11.34%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 33 (17.01%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (6.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (4.64%) SharePoint
6 9 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.61%) IIS
8 6 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.55%) Apache
10 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (1.55%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (1.55%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.03%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.52%) CMS
12 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (14.43%) MS Office
2 11 (5.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.58%) MS Project
4 4 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.03%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.52%) Office 365
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
1 1 (0.52%) PaaS
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 159 (81.96%) LAN
2 81 (41.75%) Firewall
3 44 (22.68%) VPN
4 39 (20.10%) TCP/IP
5 37 (19.07%) SAN
6 31 (15.98%) BGP
7 29 (14.95%) MPLS
7 29 (14.95%) OSPF
7 29 (14.95%) Wireless
8 26 (13.40%) DNS
8 26 (13.40%) Network Security
9 23 (11.86%) VoIP
10 21 (10.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (10.82%) Cisco IOS
11 20 (10.31%) VLAN
12 19 (9.79%) Multicast
13 17 (8.76%) DHCP
14 16 (8.25%) HSRP
15 15 (7.73%) EIGRP
16 14 (7.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.55%) HBase
4 3 (1.55%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.03%) IDOL
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.52%) MS Access
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) JUnit
1 1 (0.52%) Selenium
1 1 (0.52%) FitNesse
1 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
General
1 45 (23.20%) Finance
2 22 (11.34%) Banking
3 15 (7.73%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.15%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.09%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.06%) Retail
6 4 (2.06%) Back Office
7 2 (1.03%) Local Government
7 2 (1.03%) Legal
7 2 (1.03%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (25.77%) Network Engineer
2 31 (15.98%) Analyst
2 31 (15.98%) Architect
3 19 (9.79%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (7.22%) Administrator
5 13 (6.70%) Network Administrator
5 13 (6.70%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.67%) Support Analyst
6 11 (5.67%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (5.15%) Network Support
8 9 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (4.12%) Security Engineer
9 8 (4.12%) Network Architect
10 7 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.61%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (3.61%) Cisco Support
11 6 (3.09%) Cisco Administrator
11 6 (3.09%) Network Analyst
11 6 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.09%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.12%) XMPP
2 4 (2.06%) Middleware
3 3 (1.55%) HTML
3 3 (1.55%) XML
3 3 (1.55%) XSLT
3 3 (1.55%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.52%) WAP
4 1 (0.52%) .NET
4 1 (0.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (7.73%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.64%) Clustering
3 7 (3.61%) Thin Client
3 7 (3.61%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.58%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.03%) Open Source
6 2 (1.03%) RMADS
6 2 (1.03%) SecurID
6 2 (1.03%) Replication
6 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.52%) NHS
7 1 (0.52%) Firmware
7 1 (0.52%) PMI
7 1 (0.52%) PACS
7 1 (0.52%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 67 (34.54%) Windows
2 29 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (11.34%) Windows 7
4 20 (10.31%) Linux
5 11 (5.67%) Windows XP
6 9 (4.64%) Solaris
7 7 (3.61%) UNIX
8 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.55%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.03%) Android
10 2 (1.03%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.52%) HPUX
11 1 (0.52%) Debian
11 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.46%) ITIL
2 15 (7.73%) Mentoring
3 14 (7.22%) Migration
4 13 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (6.19%) Problem Management
6 11 (5.67%) Network Design
7 10 (5.15%) Service Management
8 9 (4.64%) Service Delivery
8 9 (4.64%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (4.12%) Network Architecture
9 8 (4.12%) Performance Management
9 8 (4.12%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.12%) Project Management
9 8 (4.12%) Benchmarking
10 7 (3.61%) Network Management
10 7 (3.61%) Low Latency
11 6 (3.09%) WAN Optimisation
11 6 (3.09%) Change Control
12 5 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (2.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.82%) SQL
2 4 (2.06%) Java
3 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.03%) VBScript
3 2 (1.03%) VB
4 1 (0.52%) Perl
4 1 (0.52%) C
4 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (25.26%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (14.95%) CCNP
3 20 (10.31%) CCNA
4 17 (8.76%) Security Cleared
5 12 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (5.67%) SC Cleared
7 9 (4.64%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (4.12%) MCSE
8 8 (4.12%) CCIE
9 6 (3.09%) CCSE
10 5 (2.58%) MCITP
11 4 (2.06%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.06%) Degree
11 4 (2.06%) CCSA
12 3 (1.55%) CCVP
12 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.03%) MCDST
13 2 (1.03%) CISM
13 2 (1.03%) CISSP
13 2 (1.03%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.55%) QA
3 2 (1.03%) SLA
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (21.65%) Active Directory
2 30 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.31%) Hyper-V
4 13 (6.70%) Xen
5 10 (5.15%) XenApp
6 9 (4.64%) vSphere
7 8 (4.12%) SRDF
7 8 (4.12%) NFS
8 7 (3.61%) NLBS
9 6 (3.09%) Snort
10 5 (2.58%) XenServer
11 4 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (2.06%) XenDesktop
11 4 (2.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (2.06%) VMware ESX
11 4 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (1.55%) UAG
12 3 (1.55%) KVM
13 2 (1.03%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (6.19%) SCCM
1 12 (6.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (4.12%) WSUS
3 7 (3.61%) OPNET
4 4 (2.06%) SCOM
5 3 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.03%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.52%) OpenView
7 1 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 117 (60.31%) Cisco
2 49 (25.26%) Microsoft
3 45 (23.20%) CheckPoint
4 42 (21.65%) VMware
5 34 (17.53%) Juniper
5 34 (17.53%) F5
6 31 (15.98%) Citrix
7 22 (11.34%) HP
8 18 (9.28%) Blue Coat
9 14 (7.22%) EMC
10 11 (5.67%) SolarWinds
11 10 (5.15%) Oracle
11 10 (5.15%) NetApp
11 10 (5.15%) Intel
12 7 (3.61%) McAfee
12 7 (3.61%) Riverbed
13 6 (3.09%) SonicWALL
13 6 (3.09%) Sourcefire
13 6 (3.09%) IBM
14 5 (2.58%) Dell
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