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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 106 105 113
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 82 93 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.60% 1.58% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.02% 14.16% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 58 57
Average daily rate
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£375 £373 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -9.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £625 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 14
Average hourly rate £18.70 £16.44 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.76% -87.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +5.26%
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
682 657 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.32% 11.20% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 414 570
Average daily rate £388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 45
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.65 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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.

1 161 (82.99%) LAN
2 111 (57.22%) Cisco
3 77 (39.69%) Firewall
4 65 (33.51%) Windows
5 44 (22.68%) CheckPoint
6 43 (22.16%) BGP
6 43 (22.16%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (21.13%) Finance
8 39 (20.10%) OSPF
9 38 (19.59%) VMware
10 35 (18.04%) Microsoft
11 33 (17.01%) CCNP
11 33 (17.01%) VPN
11 33 (17.01%) DNS
12 31 (15.98%) TCP/IP
13 30 (15.46%) SAN
14 29 (14.95%) Active Directory
14 29 (14.95%) ITIL
14 29 (14.95%) Network Security
15 27 (13.92%) DHCP
16 26 (13.40%) Juniper
16 26 (13.40%) Banking
16 26 (13.40%) F5
17 25 (12.89%) EIGRP
18 24 (12.37%) VoIP
18 24 (12.37%) Telecoms
18 24 (12.37%) Wireless
19 22 (11.34%) Linux
19 22 (11.34%) Cisco Nexus
20 21 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 17 (8.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.61%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.61%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.61%) IIS
3 7 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.55%) Lync
5 3 (1.55%) Apache
5 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.03%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.52%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.52%) FileNet
7 1 (0.52%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (10.82%) MS Office
2 13 (6.70%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.12%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.06%) MS Project
6 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.52%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) RMDS
2 1 (0.52%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.03%) Office 365
1 2 (1.03%) IaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 161 (82.99%) LAN
2 77 (39.69%) Firewall
3 43 (22.16%) BGP
4 39 (20.10%) OSPF
5 33 (17.01%) VPN
5 33 (17.01%) DNS
6 31 (15.98%) TCP/IP
7 30 (15.46%) SAN
8 29 (14.95%) Network Security
9 27 (13.92%) DHCP
10 25 (12.89%) EIGRP
11 24 (12.37%) Wireless
11 24 (12.37%) VoIP
12 22 (11.34%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (10.82%) MPLS
14 18 (9.28%) VLAN
15 14 (7.22%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (7.22%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (6.19%) Internet
17 9 (4.64%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.03%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.52%) HBase
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.52%) IDOL
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.52%) DB2
3 1 (0.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.52%) MSI
2 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.52%) AdminStudio
General
1 41 (21.13%) Finance
2 26 (13.40%) Banking
3 24 (12.37%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.15%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.09%) Retail
6 5 (2.58%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.03%) Legal
8 2 (1.03%) Back Office
9 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Local Government
9 1 (0.52%) French Language
Job Titles
1 50 (25.77%) Network Engineer
2 31 (15.98%) Analyst
3 30 (15.46%) Architect
4 12 (6.19%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.67%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (5.15%) Network Analyst
6 10 (5.15%) Infrastructure Manager
6 10 (5.15%) Security Engineer
7 9 (4.64%) Security Architect
7 9 (4.64%) Network Architect
7 9 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (4.64%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (4.64%) Consultant
7 9 (4.64%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (4.12%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.61%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.09%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 6 (3.09%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.55%) XMPP
2 2 (1.03%) Rendezvous
2 2 (1.03%) Middleware
2 2 (1.03%) LAMP
2 2 (1.03%) HTML
2 2 (1.03%) XML
2 2 (1.03%) XSLT
3 1 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.52%) .NET
3 1 (0.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.52%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.52%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.12%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.12%) Replication
3 6 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.58%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.55%) PMI
6 3 (1.55%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.55%) IVR
6 3 (1.55%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.03%) PKI
7 2 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.52%) NHS
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.52%) BBC
8 1 (0.52%) Handset
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.52%) Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) FMCG
8 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 65 (33.51%) Windows
2 22 (11.34%) Linux
3 21 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (7.73%) Windows 7
5 13 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.64%) Windows 8
7 8 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (4.12%) UNIX
8 6 (3.09%) Solaris
8 6 (3.09%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.06%) AIX
10 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.52%) SUSE
11 1 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.95%) ITIL
2 20 (10.31%) Migration
3 17 (8.76%) Network Design
3 17 (8.76%) Load Balancing
3 17 (8.76%) Network Architecture
4 16 (8.25%) Service Management
5 14 (7.22%) Project Management
6 11 (5.67%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.15%) PRINCE2
8 9 (4.64%) WAN Optimisation
9 7 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (3.61%) Mentoring
9 7 (3.61%) Investment Management
9 7 (3.61%) Performance Management
9 7 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.58%) PRINCE
10 5 (2.58%) Change Management
10 5 (2.58%) Risk Management
10 5 (2.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (2.58%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.22%) SQL
2 2 (1.03%) VB
2 2 (1.03%) Python
2 2 (1.03%) C
2 2 (1.03%) Java
2 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 43 (22.16%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (17.01%) CCNP
3 18 (9.28%) CCNA
4 12 (6.19%) Security Cleared
5 10 (5.15%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.64%) CCIE
7 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (3.61%) Degree
9 6 (3.09%) CCSA
9 6 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (3.09%) MCSE
10 5 (2.58%) CISSP
10 5 (2.58%) CCSE
11 3 (1.55%) MCITP
11 3 (1.55%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.55%) MCSA
11 3 (1.55%) CCDP
12 2 (1.03%) CISM
12 2 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.03%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.15%) SLA
2 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.03%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.52%) COBIT
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (14.95%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.58%) vSphere
4 5 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.58%) XenApp
5 4 (2.06%) ProxySG
5 4 (2.06%) Xen
6 3 (1.55%) NFS
6 3 (1.55%) VMware Server
6 3 (1.55%) SRDF
6 3 (1.55%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.03%) UAG
7 2 (1.03%) KVM
7 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.03%) Snort
7 2 (1.03%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.52%) Firmware
8 1 (0.52%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 11 (5.67%) SCCM
2 5 (2.58%) SCOM
2 5 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.06%) WSUS
4 3 (1.55%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.55%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.55%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.55%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.03%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.03%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.52%) Puppet
6 1 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.52%) SmokePing
6 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.52%) Nagios
6 1 (0.52%) OpenView
6 1 (0.52%) Cacti
Vendors
1 111 (57.22%) Cisco
2 44 (22.68%) CheckPoint
3 38 (19.59%) VMware
4 35 (18.04%) Microsoft
5 26 (13.40%) Juniper
5 26 (13.40%) F5
6 16 (8.25%) HP
7 15 (7.73%) Citrix
8 13 (6.70%) Riverbed
9 11 (5.67%) NetApp
10 9 (4.64%) SolarWinds
10 9 (4.64%) Blue Coat
11 8 (4.12%) McAfee
12 7 (3.61%) IBM
13 6 (3.09%) Oracle
13 6 (3.09%) Avaya
13 6 (3.09%) EMC
14 5 (2.58%) Intel
14 5 (2.58%) Fortinet
15 4 (2.06%) Sourcefire
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