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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 77 102 109
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 125 103 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.38% 1.77% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.06% 13.01% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 70 87
Average daily rate
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£425 £358 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.79% -14.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £115.08 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.13% +423.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -12.08%
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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
692 792 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.16% 13.64% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 512 573
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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.

1 198 (86.09%) LAN
2 148 (64.35%) Cisco
3 103 (44.78%) Firewall
4 97 (42.17%) Windows
5 72 (31.30%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 67 (29.13%) Finance
8 65 (28.26%) CheckPoint
9 62 (26.96%) VMware
10 55 (23.91%) Active Directory
11 54 (23.48%) MPLS
12 53 (23.04%) Data Centre
13 52 (22.61%) ITIL
14 49 (21.30%) Citrix
15 48 (20.87%) CCNP
16 47 (20.43%) TCP/IP
17 45 (19.57%) DNS
18 42 (18.26%) SAN
18 42 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
19 41 (17.83%) VPN
20 39 (16.96%) OSPF
20 39 (16.96%) BGP
21 37 (16.09%) Juniper
22 36 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
23 34 (14.78%) DHCP
24 33 (14.35%) Wireless
25 32 (13.91%) Windows Server 2003
25 32 (13.91%) F5
26 30 (13.04%) Windows 7
26 30 (13.04%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 30 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 22 (9.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (5.65%) IIS
4 12 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.78%) Lync
5 11 (4.78%) SharePoint
6 10 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.61%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.17%) Apache
8 5 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.74%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.74%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (1.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.87%) Jetty
11 2 (0.87%) CMS
11 2 (0.87%) JBoss
11 2 (0.87%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (9.57%) MS Office
2 18 (7.83%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.87%) MS Project
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.74%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.48%) Office 365
2 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.87%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.43%) IaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Yammer
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 198 (86.09%) LAN
2 103 (44.78%) Firewall
3 54 (23.48%) MPLS
4 47 (20.43%) TCP/IP
5 45 (19.57%) DNS
6 42 (18.26%) SAN
7 41 (17.83%) VPN
8 39 (16.96%) OSPF
8 39 (16.96%) BGP
9 34 (14.78%) DHCP
10 33 (14.35%) Wireless
11 29 (12.61%) BIG-IP
11 29 (12.61%) VoIP
12 24 (10.43%) EIGRP
12 24 (10.43%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
14 20 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (8.26%) IPsec
15 19 (8.26%) VLAN
15 19 (8.26%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (1.74%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.74%) HBase
4 4 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.43%) MySQL
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.87%) Maven
4 1 (0.43%) JIRA
4 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.43%) Hudson
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 67 (29.13%) Finance
2 21 (9.13%) Banking
3 17 (7.39%) Telecoms
4 13 (5.65%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.17%) Publishing
6 4 (1.74%) Back Office
6 4 (1.74%) Retail
6 4 (1.74%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.74%) Advertising
7 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.87%) Law
8 2 (0.87%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (25.65%) Network Engineer
2 34 (14.78%) Analyst
3 27 (11.74%) Architect
4 20 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 19 (8.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 19 (8.26%) Project Manager
6 14 (6.09%) Consultant
7 11 (4.78%) Support Analyst
7 11 (4.78%) Infrastructure Manager
8 10 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (3.91%) Desktop Analyst
9 9 (3.91%) Support Engineer
9 9 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (3.91%) Network Architect
10 8 (3.48%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 8 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.04%) Administrator
11 7 (3.04%) Server Administrator
11 7 (3.04%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.65%) Middleware
2 8 (3.48%) 802.1X
3 7 (3.04%) XMPP
4 5 (2.17%) Rendezvous
5 4 (1.74%) HTML
5 4 (1.74%) XML
5 4 (1.74%) XSLT
6 3 (1.30%) Web Services
6 3 (1.30%) Ultra Messaging
7 2 (0.87%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.43%) LAMP
8 1 (0.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 53 (23.04%) Data Centre
2 24 (10.43%) Blackberry
3 22 (9.57%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.48%) Thin Client
5 8 (3.48%) Replication
5 8 (3.48%) Fat Client
6 7 (3.04%) Clustering
7 5 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.74%) iPhone
8 4 (1.74%) BYOD
9 3 (1.30%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.30%) CMDB
9 3 (1.30%) PMI
10 2 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.87%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.87%) IVR
10 2 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 97 (42.17%) Windows
2 42 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (13.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 25 (10.87%) Linux
6 16 (6.96%) UNIX
7 8 (3.48%) Solaris
7 8 (3.48%) Android
7 8 (3.48%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.04%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.17%) Windows Vista
9 5 (2.17%) AIX
10 4 (1.74%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.74%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.74%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.43%) VMS
12 1 (0.43%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.61%) ITIL
2 28 (12.17%) Migration
3 21 (9.13%) PRINCE2
4 20 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (7.83%) Service Management
6 17 (7.39%) Project Management
7 11 (4.78%) Network Design
7 11 (4.78%) Load Balancing
8 10 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
9 9 (3.91%) Business Continuity Planning
9 9 (3.91%) Problem Management
9 9 (3.91%) Performance Management
9 9 (3.91%) Business Continuity
9 9 (3.91%) Service Delivery
9 9 (3.91%) BCP
10 8 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (3.48%) Asset Management
11 7 (3.04%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.04%) Network Architecture
11 7 (3.04%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.96%) SQL
2 9 (3.91%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.48%) Java
4 4 (1.74%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.74%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.74%) C
4 4 (1.74%) PL/SQL
4 4 (1.74%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.74%) Korn
5 2 (0.87%) Lisp
6 1 (0.43%) Ruby
6 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.43%) VB
6 1 (0.43%) Perl
6 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (31.30%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (20.87%) CCNP
3 23 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (9.13%) CCNA
5 19 (8.26%) CCIE
6 17 (7.39%) MCSE
7 16 (6.96%) CCSA
8 11 (4.78%) MCSA
9 10 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (3.91%) CCSE
10 9 (3.91%) Security Cleared
11 8 (3.48%) SC Cleared
11 8 (3.48%) Degree
11 8 (3.48%) MCP
12 6 (2.61%) PMP
12 6 (2.61%) PMI Certification
13 4 (1.74%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.74%) JNCIP
14 3 (1.30%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.48%) SLA
2 7 (3.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.74%) QA
5 1 (0.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 55 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 36 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.57%) XenApp
4 15 (6.52%) vSphere
5 13 (5.65%) Hyper-V
6 10 (4.35%) NLBS
7 9 (3.91%) Xen
7 9 (3.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 9 (3.91%) ProxySG
7 9 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (3.48%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (2.61%) VMware ESX
9 6 (2.61%) NFS
10 5 (2.17%) SRDF
10 5 (2.17%) KVM
11 4 (1.74%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (1.74%) UAG
11 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 20 (8.70%) SCCM
2 15 (6.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (4.78%) WSUS
4 6 (2.61%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (2.17%) BladeLogic
5 5 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.74%) SCOM
6 4 (1.74%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (1.74%) OpenView
6 4 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.30%) Control-M
7 3 (1.30%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.87%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.87%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.87%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.87%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.87%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 148 (64.35%) Cisco
2 69 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 65 (28.26%) CheckPoint
4 62 (26.96%) VMware
5 49 (21.30%) Citrix
6 37 (16.09%) Juniper
7 32 (13.91%) F5
8 22 (9.57%) HP
9 18 (7.83%) IBM
9 18 (7.83%) Avaya
10 14 (6.09%) Oracle
10 14 (6.09%) Riverbed
11 13 (5.65%) Blue Coat
11 13 (5.65%) NetApp
12 10 (4.35%) Nokia
12 10 (4.35%) Nortel
13 9 (3.91%) Apple
13 9 (3.91%) SolarWinds
13 9 (3.91%) 3PAR
14 8 (3.48%) Symantec
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