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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 101 121 137
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +16
Contract jobs citing WAN 103 89 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.89% 1.43% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.09% 12.28% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 73 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £197 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 13
Average hourly rate £17.85 £27.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.09% -79.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+35.00% +25.00%
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
731 725 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.44% 11.69% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 508 620
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £236 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 40
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -58.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.55 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015, 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.

1 157 (88.20%) LAN
2 110 (61.80%) Cisco
3 73 (41.01%) Windows
4 63 (35.39%) Firewall
5 50 (28.09%) Microsoft
6 49 (27.53%) VMware
7 45 (25.28%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (24.16%) ITIL
9 39 (21.91%) Finance
10 35 (19.66%) SAN
11 34 (19.10%) CheckPoint
12 33 (18.54%) Active Directory
13 32 (17.98%) CCNP
14 28 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 27 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 27 (15.17%) Linux
15 27 (15.17%) VPN
15 27 (15.17%) DNS
16 26 (14.61%) TCP/IP
17 25 (14.04%) MPLS
18 24 (13.48%) DHCP
19 23 (12.92%) OSPF
19 23 (12.92%) Cisco Nexus
20 22 (12.36%) BGP
20 22 (12.36%) VoIP
21 21 (11.80%) Juniper
21 21 (11.80%) F5
21 21 (11.80%) Network Security
22 20 (11.24%) HP
22 20 (11.24%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 15 (8.43%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.06%) IIS
3 9 (5.06%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.81%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.81%) Lync
6 4 (2.25%) Apache
6 4 (2.25%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.12%) JBoss
8 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.12%) Jetty
8 2 (1.12%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.56%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (11.24%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.99%) MS Office
3 8 (4.49%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) RMDS
2 1 (0.56%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Office 365
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 157 (88.20%) LAN
2 63 (35.39%) Firewall
3 35 (19.66%) SAN
4 27 (15.17%) VPN
4 27 (15.17%) DNS
5 26 (14.61%) TCP/IP
6 25 (14.04%) MPLS
7 24 (13.48%) DHCP
8 23 (12.92%) OSPF
8 23 (12.92%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (12.36%) BGP
9 22 (12.36%) VoIP
10 21 (11.80%) Network Security
11 17 (9.55%) VLAN
12 16 (8.99%) Wireless
13 14 (7.87%) EIGRP
14 12 (6.74%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (6.18%) Fibre Channel
15 11 (6.18%) SSL
16 10 (5.62%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.69%) HBase
4 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.12%) DB2
5 2 (1.12%) Big Data
6 1 (0.56%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.56%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.56%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.56%) HCatalog
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) Riak
6 1 (0.56%) Mahout
6 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (1.12%) Maven
1 2 (1.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.56%) MSI
2 1 (0.56%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
General
1 39 (21.91%) Finance
2 17 (9.55%) Banking
3 13 (7.30%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.81%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.25%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.12%) Back Office
7 2 (1.12%) Legal
7 2 (1.12%) Retail
8 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (29.21%) Network Engineer
2 24 (13.48%) Architect
3 23 (12.92%) Analyst
4 16 (8.99%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (7.30%) Infrastructure Manager
6 11 (6.18%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.06%) Administrator
8 8 (4.49%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (4.49%) Server Administrator
9 7 (3.93%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (3.93%) Security Engineer
9 7 (3.93%) Consultant
9 7 (3.93%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (3.93%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.37%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.37%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.37%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (2.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.25%) Rendezvous
1 4 (2.25%) Middleware
2 3 (1.69%) HTML
2 3 (1.69%) XML
2 3 (1.69%) XSLT
2 3 (1.69%) Ultra Messaging
3 2 (1.12%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.56%) .NET
4 1 (0.56%) XMPP
4 1 (0.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.74%) Replication
3 7 (3.93%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.37%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.37%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.81%) Clustering
5 5 (2.81%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.69%) IVR
6 3 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.12%) PMI
7 2 (1.12%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.12%) CMDB
8 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Open Source
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 73 (41.01%) Windows
2 27 (15.17%) Linux
2 27 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (8.99%) Windows 7
4 16 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (8.99%) UNIX
5 9 (5.06%) Windows 8
6 8 (4.49%) AIX
7 7 (3.93%) Solaris
7 7 (3.93%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.69%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.56%) SUSE
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.56%) VMS
10 1 (0.56%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.16%) ITIL
2 16 (8.99%) Service Management
2 16 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (8.43%) Migration
3 15 (8.43%) Project Management
4 11 (6.18%) Load Balancing
4 11 (6.18%) PRINCE2
5 10 (5.62%) Service Delivery
5 10 (5.62%) Network Design
6 8 (4.49%) Information Security
6 8 (4.49%) Performance Management
7 6 (3.37%) Network Architecture
7 6 (3.37%) Risk Management
7 6 (3.37%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.81%) PRINCE
8 5 (2.81%) Change Management
8 5 (2.81%) Capacity Management
8 5 (2.81%) WAN Optimisation
8 5 (2.81%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (2.81%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.67%) SQL
2 5 (2.81%) Java
3 4 (2.25%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.25%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.25%) Shell Script
3 4 (2.25%) Korn
4 3 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.12%) C
5 2 (1.12%) VB
5 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (25.28%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (17.98%) CCNP
3 16 (8.99%) CCNA
4 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (6.18%) CCIE
6 10 (5.62%) MCSE
7 9 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (4.49%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (3.37%) CCSA
10 6 (3.37%) Degree
10 6 (3.37%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.81%) MCSA
11 5 (2.81%) CISSP
12 4 (2.25%) CCSE
13 3 (1.69%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.69%) JNCIS
14 2 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (1.12%) JNCIA
14 2 (1.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (4.49%) SLA
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) PMBOK
System Software
1 33 (18.54%) Active Directory
2 28 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.74%) vSphere
4 7 (3.93%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.93%) XenApp
4 7 (3.93%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (3.37%) ProxySG
5 6 (3.37%) Xen
6 5 (2.81%) NFS
6 5 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.25%) KVM
7 4 (2.25%) Oracle Clusterware
7 4 (2.25%) SRDF
7 4 (2.25%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.69%) NLBS
9 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.12%) Snort
9 2 (1.12%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (5.06%) SCCM
2 6 (3.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (3.37%) WSUS
3 4 (2.25%) HP SIM
3 4 (2.25%) SCOM
3 4 (2.25%) Data Guard
3 4 (2.25%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.25%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.69%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.69%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.12%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.12%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.12%) Iperf
6 1 (0.56%) OpenView
6 1 (0.56%) Ambari
6 1 (0.56%) Oozie
6 1 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 110 (61.80%) Cisco
2 50 (28.09%) Microsoft
3 49 (27.53%) VMware
4 34 (19.10%) CheckPoint
5 21 (11.80%) Juniper
5 21 (11.80%) F5
6 20 (11.24%) HP
7 17 (9.55%) IBM
8 16 (8.99%) Citrix
9 14 (7.87%) Oracle
10 11 (6.18%) NetApp
11 10 (5.62%) 3PAR
12 9 (5.06%) Blue Coat
12 9 (5.06%) Avaya
13 8 (4.49%) Riverbed
14 7 (3.93%) McAfee
15 6 (3.37%) SolarWinds
16 5 (2.81%) Fortinet
16 5 (2.81%) EMC
16 5 (2.81%) Intel
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