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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
London / City of London
Rank 101 108 115
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 49 42 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.65% 1.34% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.32% 12.21% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 55
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £361 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
- +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +60.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -11.11%

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
368 344 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.42% 10.96% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 241 517
Median daily rate £430 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
Median hourly rate £19.00 £29.82 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.28% +59.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £24.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017, 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 82 (93.18%) LAN
2 57 (64.77%) Cisco
3 41 (46.59%) Firewall
4 37 (42.05%) Data Centre
5 25 (28.41%) Finance
6 24 (27.27%) Windows
7 22 (25.00%) VPN
8 21 (23.86%) Citrix
8 21 (23.86%) VMware
9 20 (22.73%) Wireless
9 20 (22.73%) MPLS
10 19 (21.59%) ITIL
11 18 (20.45%) Internet
12 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
13 16 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (17.05%) CCNP
15 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
15 14 (15.91%) TCP/IP
15 14 (15.91%) CheckPoint
16 13 (14.77%) Migration
16 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (14.77%) Windows Server
17 12 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (13.64%) Service Management
18 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
19 10 (11.36%) DNS
19 10 (11.36%) DHCP
19 10 (11.36%) PRINCE2
19 10 (11.36%) OSPF

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 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.27%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.14%) Apache
4 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.14%) JBoss
4 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.82%) PaaS
3 4 (4.55%) IaaS
3 4 (4.55%) Office 365
3 4 (4.55%) SaaS
4 3 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 82 (93.18%) LAN
2 41 (46.59%) Firewall
3 22 (25.00%) VPN
4 20 (22.73%) MPLS
4 20 (22.73%) Wireless
5 18 (20.45%) Internet
6 14 (15.91%) TCP/IP
7 12 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (11.36%) BGP
8 10 (11.36%) DHCP
8 10 (11.36%) DNS
8 10 (11.36%) OSPF
9 9 (10.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (10.23%) Network Security
10 8 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (9.09%) SAN
10 8 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (9.09%) WLAN
11 7 (7.95%) SSL
12 6 (6.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Big Data
2 2 (2.27%) DB2
2 2 (2.27%) MySQL
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 25 (28.41%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.95%) Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Back Office
5 1 (1.14%) Games
5 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Network Engineer
2 17 (19.32%) Analyst
3 13 (14.77%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (13.64%) Network Analyst
5 11 (12.50%) Architect
6 9 (10.23%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (7.95%) Cisco Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Programme Manager
8 6 (6.82%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (4.55%) Consultant
10 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
10 4 (4.55%) Network Architect
10 4 (4.55%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.41%) Administrator
11 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 3 (3.41%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.27%) .NET
2 2 (2.27%) CSS
2 2 (2.27%) Middleware
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (42.05%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.82%) PMI
4 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.41%) CMDB
5 3 (3.41%) Replication
5 3 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.41%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.27%) PKI
6 2 (2.27%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.14%) NHS
7 1 (1.14%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.27%) Windows
2 13 (14.77%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.09%) Linux
4 4 (4.55%) Unix
5 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.27%) Solaris
5 2 (2.27%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.14%) CentOS
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.59%) ITIL
2 13 (14.77%) Migration
2 13 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (13.64%) Service Management
4 10 (11.36%) Load Balancing
4 10 (11.36%) PRINCE2
5 9 (10.23%) Project Management
6 7 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.95%) Network Management
7 6 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.82%) Change Management
7 6 (6.82%) Validation
8 5 (5.68%) High Availability
8 5 (5.68%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.55%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.55%) Database Security
9 4 (4.55%) SOA
10 3 (3.41%) Information Management
10 3 (3.41%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (3.41%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.95%) SQL
2 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.27%) Python
3 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.14%) Java
4 1 (1.14%) Perl
4 1 (1.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (17.05%) CCNP
3 10 (11.36%) PMI Certification
3 10 (11.36%) PMP
4 8 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.55%) CCIE
7 3 (3.41%) CCDP
7 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.27%) CCSA
8 2 (2.27%) CCSE
8 2 (2.27%) CISSP
9 1 (1.14%) CCDA
9 1 (1.14%) CCNA
9 1 (1.14%) CCSP
9 1 (1.14%) Degree
9 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.14%) MCSE
9 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) QA
2 5 (5.68%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.41%) SLA
4 2 (2.27%) COBIT
4 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.41%) ProxySG
3 3 (3.41%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.27%) vCloud
5 1 (1.14%) KVM
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.14%) Xen
5 1 (1.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (3.41%) OPNET
1 3 (3.41%) SCCM
2 2 (2.27%) OpenIDM
3 1 (1.14%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.14%) Control-M
3 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.14%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (1.14%) Nagios
3 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 57 (64.77%) Cisco
2 21 (23.86%) Citrix
2 21 (23.86%) VMware
3 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
4 14 (15.91%) CheckPoint
5 10 (11.36%) F5
6 9 (10.23%) SolarWinds
7 7 (7.95%) Blue Coat
8 6 (6.82%) Palo Alto
8 6 (6.82%) Riverbed
9 5 (5.68%) Aruba
9 5 (5.68%) Meraki
9 5 (5.68%) Oracle
10 4 (4.55%) Juniper
10 4 (4.55%) WorldPay
11 3 (3.41%) Arista
11 3 (3.41%) HP
11 3 (3.41%) IBM
11 3 (3.41%) NetScout
11 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
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