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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 97 104 130
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +26
Contract jobs citing WAN 68 99 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.01% 1.79% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.98% 13.75% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 80 66
Median daily rate £450 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £287 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -32.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
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
454 720 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.42% 13.00% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 539 514
Median daily rate £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £13.46 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.66 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 88 (80.73%) LAN
2 63 (57.80%) Firewall
3 61 (55.96%) Cisco
4 33 (30.28%) Finance
5 30 (27.52%) Windows
6 28 (25.69%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (22.94%) Active Directory
8 24 (22.02%) Data Centre
9 22 (20.18%) DNS
9 22 (20.18%) Wireless
10 21 (19.27%) TCP/IP
11 20 (18.35%) CCNP
12 18 (16.51%) Linux
12 18 (16.51%) Juniper
12 18 (16.51%) BGP
12 18 (16.51%) Migration
13 17 (15.60%) VPN
14 16 (14.68%) ITIL
14 16 (14.68%) CheckPoint
15 15 (13.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (13.76%) VMware
15 15 (13.76%) Network Security
16 14 (12.84%) Banking
16 14 (12.84%) SAN
16 14 (12.84%) MPLS
16 14 (12.84%) Unix
17 13 (11.93%) Oracle
17 13 (11.93%) OSPF
17 13 (11.93%) Project Management
17 13 (11.93%) Cisco ASA

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.59%) MS Exchange
1 5 (4.59%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.75%) Apache
3 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.75%) IIS
3 3 (2.75%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (2.75%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.83%) JBoss
4 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.92%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) MS Office
2 3 (2.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.83%) MS Project
3 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.92%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (2.75%) IaaS
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.75%) Office 365
3 2 (1.83%) PaaS
4 1 (0.92%) SaaS
4 1 (0.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 88 (80.73%) LAN
2 63 (57.80%) Firewall
3 22 (20.18%) DNS
3 22 (20.18%) Wireless
4 21 (19.27%) TCP/IP
5 18 (16.51%) BGP
6 17 (15.60%) VPN
7 15 (13.76%) Network Security
8 14 (12.84%) MPLS
8 14 (12.84%) SAN
9 13 (11.93%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (11.93%) OSPF
10 12 (11.01%) DHCP
11 10 (9.17%) LDAP
11 10 (9.17%) VoIP
12 8 (7.34%) IP Telephony
13 6 (5.50%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (5.50%) HSRP
13 6 (5.50%) IPsec
13 6 (5.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.75%) HBase
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.42%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.92%) AdminStudio
General
1 33 (30.28%) Finance
2 14 (12.84%) Banking
3 10 (9.17%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.67%) Legal
5 3 (2.75%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.92%) Front Office
7 1 (0.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (26.61%) Network Engineer
2 13 (11.93%) Analyst
2 13 (11.93%) Architect
2 13 (11.93%) Project Manager
3 9 (8.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) Infrastructure Manager
3 9 (8.26%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (7.34%) Automation Engineer
4 8 (7.34%) Support Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Network Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Programme Manager
6 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (4.59%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (4.59%) Network Architect
7 5 (4.59%) Network Support
7 5 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.59%) Voice Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.34%) 802.1X
2 7 (6.42%) HTML
3 4 (3.67%) Middleware
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.92%) .NET
5 1 (0.92%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.92%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.92%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.92%) Ultra Messaging
5 1 (0.92%) Web Services
5 1 (0.92%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.02%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.34%) Public Cloud
2 8 (7.34%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (6.42%) Clustering
4 4 (3.67%) Statistics
5 3 (2.75%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.75%) PKI
5 3 (2.75%) PMI
6 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.83%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.83%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.83%) Replication
6 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.92%) BYOD
7 1 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.52%) Windows
2 18 (16.51%) Linux
3 14 (12.84%) Unix
4 9 (8.26%) Windows 7
5 8 (7.34%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.67%) Solaris
6 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.75%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.92%) Android
9 1 (0.92%) CatOS
9 1 (0.92%) VMS
9 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.51%) Migration
2 16 (14.68%) ITIL
3 15 (13.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (11.93%) Project Management
5 12 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.17%) PRINCE2
7 9 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (7.34%) High Availability
8 8 (7.34%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (7.34%) Software Delivery
9 7 (6.42%) Network Design
10 6 (5.50%) ITIL V3
10 6 (5.50%) Network Management
10 6 (5.50%) WAN Optimisation
11 5 (4.59%) Service Management
12 4 (3.67%) Change Management
12 4 (3.67%) Programme Management
12 4 (3.67%) Risk Management
13 3 (2.75%) Change Control
13 3 (2.75%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.17%) Bash Shell
1 10 (9.17%) Python
2 9 (8.26%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.42%) Perl
3 7 (6.42%) SQL
4 1 (0.92%) Java
4 1 (0.92%) Korn
4 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (25.69%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (18.35%) CCNP
3 9 (8.26%) PMI Certification
3 9 (8.26%) PMP
4 7 (6.42%) CCIE
5 5 (4.59%) Degree
6 4 (3.67%) CCDP
6 4 (3.67%) CCNA
6 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.75%) CCNP Voice
7 3 (2.75%) JNCIP
7 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.75%) RHCA
7 3 (2.75%) RHCE
8 2 (1.83%) CCSA
8 2 (1.83%) CISM
8 2 (1.83%) CISSP
8 2 (1.83%) JNCIE
8 2 (1.83%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 25 (22.94%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.50%) NFS
3 6 (5.50%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.67%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.75%) SRDF
6 2 (1.83%) KVM
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.83%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.83%) Snort
6 2 (1.83%) UAG
6 2 (1.83%) Xen
7 1 (0.92%) Firmware
7 1 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (8.26%) Ansible
2 6 (5.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (5.50%) Puppet
3 4 (3.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (3.67%) Nagios
3 4 (3.67%) SCCM
4 3 (2.75%) BladeLogic
4 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.83%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.83%) Control-M
5 2 (1.83%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.83%) SCOM
6 1 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.92%) SCSM
6 1 (0.92%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (55.96%) Cisco
2 18 (16.51%) Juniper
3 16 (14.68%) CheckPoint
4 15 (13.76%) VMware
5 13 (11.93%) Oracle
6 11 (10.09%) Citrix
6 11 (10.09%) Microsoft
6 11 (10.09%) Riverbed
7 10 (9.17%) F5
8 8 (7.34%) Avaya
8 8 (7.34%) Palo Alto
8 8 (7.34%) SolarWinds
8 8 (7.34%) TOWER Software
9 7 (6.42%) HP
10 6 (5.50%) Blue Coat
10 6 (5.50%) NetApp
11 4 (3.67%) EMC
11 4 (3.67%) Fortinet
12 3 (2.75%) Intel
12 3 (2.75%) Nokia
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