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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 115 88 103
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +15
Contract jobs citing WAN 56 105 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.64% 2.23% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.45% 17.18% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 82 75
Median daily rate £481 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.23% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £637 £500 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £160.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -92.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.50%
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
536 611 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.70% 12.98% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 461 536
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 28
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% -24.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 108 (81.82%) LAN
2 76 (57.58%) Cisco
3 69 (52.27%) Firewall
4 46 (34.85%) Finance
5 43 (32.58%) Data Centre
6 41 (31.06%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (28.79%) Windows
8 31 (23.48%) Banking
9 28 (21.21%) Linux
9 28 (21.21%) TCP/IP
9 28 (21.21%) Active Directory
10 26 (19.70%) DNS
11 25 (18.94%) CCNP
11 25 (18.94%) Migration
12 23 (17.42%) VMware
13 22 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 21 (15.91%) ITIL
15 19 (14.39%) Oracle
15 19 (14.39%) Network Security
15 19 (14.39%) Amazon AWS
16 18 (13.64%) Unix
16 18 (13.64%) MPLS
17 16 (12.12%) Citrix
17 16 (12.12%) VPN
17 16 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (12.12%) Wireless
17 16 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
18 15 (11.36%) Network Design
18 15 (11.36%) Python
18 15 (11.36%) CCIE

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 6 (4.55%) IIS
1 6 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 6 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.79%) Apache
2 5 (3.79%) JBoss
2 5 (3.79%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.27%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.52%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MS Office
2 5 (3.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.39%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.55%) SaaS
3 5 (3.79%) PaaS
4 4 (3.03%) IaaS
4 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.52%) Office 365
6 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 108 (81.82%) LAN
2 69 (52.27%) Firewall
3 28 (21.21%) TCP/IP
4 26 (19.70%) DNS
5 19 (14.39%) Network Security
6 18 (13.64%) MPLS
7 16 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (12.12%) VPN
7 16 (12.12%) Wireless
8 14 (10.61%) Internet
8 14 (10.61%) SAN
9 13 (9.85%) LDAP
10 12 (9.09%) DHCP
11 8 (6.06%) BGP
11 8 (6.06%) NAS
12 7 (5.30%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (5.30%) Ethernet
12 7 (5.30%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (5.30%) HSRP
12 7 (5.30%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.27%) HBase
3 2 (1.52%) DB2
4 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) MySQL
4 1 (0.76%) OLAP
4 1 (0.76%) OLTP
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.30%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.76%) AdminStudio
General
1 46 (34.85%) Finance
2 31 (23.48%) Banking
3 11 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.06%) Legal
5 6 (4.55%) Law
6 5 (3.79%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.79%) Retail
7 3 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.76%) French Language
8 1 (0.76%) Front Office
8 1 (0.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (25.76%) Architect
2 31 (23.48%) Network Engineer
3 22 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 13 (9.85%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 10 (7.58%) Senior Architect
7 9 (6.82%) Analyst
7 9 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
8 8 (6.06%) Consultant
8 8 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (6.06%) Senior Network Architect
9 7 (5.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (5.30%) Network Consultant
9 7 (5.30%) Programme Manager
10 6 (4.55%) IT Manager
11 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) Senior Consultant
11 5 (3.79%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.33%) Middleware
2 10 (7.58%) HTML
3 7 (5.30%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.52%) Web Services
5 1 (0.76%) .NET
5 1 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.76%) JMS
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.76%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.76%) SOAP
5 1 (0.76%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.76%) Ultra Messaging
5 1 (0.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (32.58%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.33%) Clustering
2 11 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.27%) Equities
5 3 (2.27%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.27%) Online Banking
5 3 (2.27%) PMI
6 2 (1.52%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.52%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.52%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.52%) Replication
6 2 (1.52%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 38 (28.79%) Windows
2 28 (21.21%) Linux
3 18 (13.64%) Unix
4 11 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.30%) Solaris
5 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.52%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.76%) CatOS
10 1 (0.76%) CentOS
10 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.76%) VMS
10 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.94%) Migration
2 21 (15.91%) ITIL
3 16 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (11.36%) Network Design
5 14 (10.61%) Project Management
6 13 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (8.33%) Network Management
8 11 (8.33%) PRINCE2
9 9 (6.82%) High Availability
9 9 (6.82%) Load Balancing
10 8 (6.06%) Change Management
10 8 (6.06%) Network Architecture
10 8 (6.06%) Software Delivery
10 8 (6.06%) TOGAF
11 6 (4.55%) DevOps
11 6 (4.55%) ITIL V3
11 6 (4.55%) Problem Management
12 5 (3.79%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (3.79%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.36%) Python
2 14 (10.61%) Bash Shell
2 14 (10.61%) PowerShell
3 13 (9.85%) Perl
4 10 (7.58%) SQL
5 4 (3.03%) Java
6 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.76%) C
7 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.76%) Korn
7 1 (0.76%) PHP
7 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (31.06%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (18.94%) CCNP
3 15 (11.36%) CCIE
4 10 (7.58%) CCDE
4 10 (7.58%) CCNA
4 10 (7.58%) PMI Certification
4 10 (7.58%) PMP
5 6 (4.55%) CCSE
6 5 (3.79%) CCSP
7 3 (2.27%) CCSA
7 3 (2.27%) CISSP
7 3 (2.27%) Degree
7 3 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.27%) RHCA
7 3 (2.27%) RHCE
7 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.52%) CCDP
8 2 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) PCI DSS
1 4 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) COBIT
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.76%) MiFID
2 1 (0.76%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.30%) NFS
4 7 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (5.30%) Xen
5 6 (4.55%) KVM
6 4 (3.03%) SRDF
6 4 (3.03%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.27%) Firmware
7 3 (2.27%) XenApp
8 2 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.76%) Snort
9 1 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (9.09%) Ansible
2 6 (4.55%) Puppet
3 5 (3.79%) SCCM
4 4 (3.03%) Nagios
4 4 (3.03%) SCOM
5 3 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.52%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.52%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.52%) WSUS
7 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.76%) Control-M
7 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.76%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 76 (57.58%) Cisco
2 23 (17.42%) VMware
3 19 (14.39%) Oracle
4 16 (12.12%) Citrix
5 14 (10.61%) Microsoft
6 13 (9.85%) CheckPoint
7 9 (6.82%) F5
7 9 (6.82%) Juniper
7 9 (6.82%) NetApp
8 8 (6.06%) HP
8 8 (6.06%) IBM
8 8 (6.06%) Palo Alto
8 8 (6.06%) TOWER Software
9 6 (4.55%) Avaya
10 5 (3.79%) EMC
10 5 (3.79%) Riverbed
11 4 (3.03%) Intel
11 4 (3.03%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.03%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.27%) Nokia