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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 82 100 114
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +14
Contract jobs citing WAN 137 100 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.37% 1.74% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.86% 13.74% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 70 82
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £115.08 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.66% +475.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £79.14 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £151.02 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year
- -11.94%
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
767 728 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.27% 12.63% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 491 531
Average daily rate £425 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 36
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -52.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £160.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 August 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 August 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.

1 213 (87.65%) LAN
2 158 (65.02%) Cisco
3 107 (44.03%) Firewall
4 106 (43.62%) Windows
5 74 (30.45%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (29.63%) Microsoft
7 71 (29.22%) VMware
8 66 (27.16%) Finance
9 65 (26.75%) CheckPoint
10 58 (23.87%) Active Directory
11 52 (21.40%) MPLS
12 51 (20.99%) SAN
12 51 (20.99%) Citrix
12 51 (20.99%) Data Centre
13 49 (20.16%) ITIL
14 48 (19.75%) CCNP
15 44 (18.11%) TCP/IP
16 43 (17.70%) VPN
17 42 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
18 41 (16.87%) DNS
19 40 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
20 39 (16.05%) Juniper
20 39 (16.05%) BGP
21 38 (15.64%) OSPF
22 33 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
22 33 (13.58%) Wireless
23 32 (13.17%) DHCP
24 31 (12.76%) VoIP
24 31 (12.76%) Linux
25 30 (12.35%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 25 (10.29%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (5.35%) IIS
4 12 (4.94%) Lync
5 9 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.29%) Apache
6 8 (3.29%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.88%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.88%) Oracle Coherence
7 7 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.82%) Jetty
11 2 (0.82%) CMS
11 2 (0.82%) JBoss
11 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.23%) MS Office
3 7 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.82%) MS Project
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (2.06%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.70%) Office 365
2 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.82%) SaaS
3 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.41%) IaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 213 (87.65%) LAN
2 107 (44.03%) Firewall
3 52 (21.40%) MPLS
4 51 (20.99%) SAN
5 44 (18.11%) TCP/IP
6 43 (17.70%) VPN
7 41 (16.87%) DNS
8 39 (16.05%) BGP
9 38 (15.64%) OSPF
10 33 (13.58%) Wireless
11 32 (13.17%) DHCP
12 31 (12.76%) VoIP
13 28 (11.52%) BIG-IP
14 25 (10.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 23 (9.47%) Cisco IOS
16 22 (9.05%) VLAN
16 22 (9.05%) Spanning Tree
17 21 (8.64%) EIGRP
18 19 (7.82%) WLAN
18 19 (7.82%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.47%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.47%) HBase
4 5 (2.06%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.82%) DB2
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.82%) Big Data
7 1 (0.41%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.41%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.41%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.41%) MySQL
7 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.82%) Maven
4 1 (0.41%) JIRA
4 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.41%) Hudson
4 1 (0.41%) MSI
4 1 (0.41%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.41%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.41%) Subversion
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (27.16%) Finance
2 24 (9.88%) Banking
3 20 (8.23%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.94%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.47%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.06%) Publishing
7 4 (1.65%) Advertising
7 4 (1.65%) Back Office
7 4 (1.65%) Retail
8 2 (0.82%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Billing
9 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (25.10%) Network Engineer
2 36 (14.81%) Analyst
3 34 (13.99%) Architect
4 25 (10.29%) Infrastructure Architect
5 21 (8.64%) Senior Network Engineer
6 19 (7.82%) Project Manager
7 13 (5.35%) Infrastructure Manager
8 12 (4.94%) Consultant
9 10 (4.12%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
9 10 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.70%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.70%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.29%) Server Administrator
11 8 (3.29%) Administrator
11 8 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (2.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 7 (2.88%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.17%) Middleware
2 8 (3.29%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.88%) Rendezvous
4 6 (2.47%) HTML
4 6 (2.47%) XML
4 6 (2.47%) XSLT
4 6 (2.47%) XMPP
5 5 (2.06%) Ultra Messaging
6 2 (0.82%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.41%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.41%) .NET
7 1 (0.41%) Web Services
7 1 (0.41%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.99%) Data Centre
2 22 (9.05%) Video Conferencing
3 18 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.41%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 9 (3.70%) Replication
4 9 (3.70%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.29%) Clustering
6 5 (2.06%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.65%) PMI
8 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.23%) CMDB
8 3 (1.23%) iPhone
8 3 (1.23%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.23%) BYOD
9 2 (0.82%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.82%) User Experience
9 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 106 (43.62%) Windows
2 42 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (12.76%) Linux
5 28 (11.52%) Windows 7
6 18 (7.41%) UNIX
7 12 (4.94%) Solaris
8 11 (4.53%) Windows 8
9 10 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.88%) AIX
10 7 (2.88%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.06%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.06%) Android
12 4 (1.65%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.65%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.65%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.23%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.16%) ITIL
2 30 (12.35%) Migration
3 24 (9.88%) PRINCE2
4 21 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (7.82%) Project Management
6 18 (7.41%) Service Management
7 12 (4.94%) Load Balancing
8 10 (4.12%) WAN Optimisation
8 10 (4.12%) Network Design
9 9 (3.70%) Business Continuity
9 9 (3.70%) BCP
9 9 (3.70%) Problem Management
9 9 (3.70%) Performance Management
9 9 (3.70%) Business Continuity Planning
10 8 (3.29%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.29%) Information Security
10 8 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (3.29%) Asset Management
10 8 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (2.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.23%) SQL
2 10 (4.12%) Java
2 10 (4.12%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.47%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.65%) PL/SQL
4 4 (1.65%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.65%) Korn
5 3 (1.23%) C
6 2 (0.82%) Lisp
7 1 (0.41%) Ruby
7 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.41%) VB
7 1 (0.41%) Perl
7 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 74 (30.45%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (19.75%) CCNP
3 24 (9.88%) CCNA
3 24 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (7.41%) CCIE
5 17 (7.00%) MCSE
6 15 (6.17%) CCSA
7 12 (4.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (4.94%) MCSA
8 11 (4.53%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (3.29%) CCSE
10 7 (2.88%) Degree
10 7 (2.88%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.88%) PMP
10 7 (2.88%) PMI Certification
11 6 (2.47%) MCP
11 6 (2.47%) SC Cleared
12 5 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (2.06%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.23%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (2.88%) SLA
3 4 (1.65%) QA
3 4 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.82%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
System Software
1 58 (23.87%) Active Directory
2 40 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.05%) XenApp
4 17 (7.00%) vSphere
5 16 (6.58%) Hyper-V
6 12 (4.94%) Xen
7 10 (4.12%) NLBS
7 10 (4.12%) ProxySG
7 10 (4.12%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (3.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (3.29%) NFS
8 8 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.88%) KVM
9 7 (2.88%) SRDF
10 5 (2.06%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.65%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.65%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (1.23%) vCloud
12 3 (1.23%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (7.82%) SCCM
2 14 (5.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (4.53%) WSUS
4 6 (2.47%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (2.06%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.65%) SCOM
6 4 (1.65%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.65%) HP SIM
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (1.65%) OpenView
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (1.65%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.23%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (1.23%) Control-M
8 2 (0.82%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.82%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.82%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.82%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 158 (65.02%) Cisco
2 72 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 71 (29.22%) VMware
4 65 (26.75%) CheckPoint
5 51 (20.99%) Citrix
6 39 (16.05%) Juniper
7 30 (12.35%) F5
8 25 (10.29%) HP
9 23 (9.47%) IBM
10 18 (7.41%) Oracle
10 18 (7.41%) Avaya
11 17 (7.00%) NetApp
12 14 (5.76%) Blue Coat
13 13 (5.35%) Riverbed
14 12 (4.94%) 3PAR
15 11 (4.53%) Nokia
16 10 (4.12%) Nortel
17 9 (3.70%) McAfee
18 8 (3.29%) Symantec
18 8 (3.29%) Intel
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