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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 112 110 104
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 88 97 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.57% 1.46% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.14% 12.61% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 56 69
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £600 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Average hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -69.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £12.10 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.66 £24.60 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -5.00%
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
725 769 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.97% 11.56% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 491 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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.

1 151 (79.47%) LAN
2 111 (58.42%) Cisco
3 79 (41.58%) Firewall
4 51 (26.84%) Windows
5 49 (25.79%) Finance
6 48 (25.26%) CheckPoint
7 47 (24.74%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (24.21%) BGP
9 43 (22.63%) OSPF
10 37 (19.47%) Network Security
11 36 (18.95%) Juniper
12 35 (18.42%) CCNP
12 35 (18.42%) TCP/IP
12 35 (18.42%) VPN
13 34 (17.89%) F5
14 32 (16.84%) Banking
15 29 (15.26%) Wireless
16 28 (14.74%) DNS
17 27 (14.21%) MPLS
18 26 (13.68%) EIGRP
18 26 (13.68%) Active Directory
18 26 (13.68%) Microsoft
19 25 (13.16%) ITIL
19 25 (13.16%) VMware
20 24 (12.63%) Telecoms
21 23 (12.11%) MS Office
21 23 (12.11%) DHCP
22 22 (11.58%) SAN
23 20 (10.53%) Linux
23 20 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 16 (8.42%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.68%) IIS
5 6 (3.16%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.63%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.05%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.05%) Apache
8 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.53%) FileNet
9 1 (0.53%) CMS
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.53%) WorkSite
Applications
1 23 (12.11%) MS Office
2 15 (7.89%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.21%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.11%) MS Project
6 2 (1.05%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.53%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.53%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.05%) PaaS
1 2 (1.05%) IaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 151 (79.47%) LAN
2 79 (41.58%) Firewall
3 46 (24.21%) BGP
4 43 (22.63%) OSPF
5 37 (19.47%) Network Security
6 35 (18.42%) TCP/IP
6 35 (18.42%) VPN
7 29 (15.26%) Wireless
8 28 (14.74%) DNS
9 27 (14.21%) MPLS
10 26 (13.68%) EIGRP
11 23 (12.11%) DHCP
12 22 (11.58%) SAN
13 20 (10.53%) VLAN
13 20 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (8.42%) VoIP
16 14 (7.37%) Internet
17 13 (6.84%) HSRP
18 12 (6.32%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.05%) HBase
3 2 (1.05%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.53%) IDOL
4 1 (0.53%) MS Access
4 1 (0.53%) Big Data
General
1 49 (25.79%) Finance
2 32 (16.84%) Banking
3 24 (12.63%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.32%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.68%) Retail
6 5 (2.63%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.05%) Legal
8 2 (1.05%) Local Government
9 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.53%) French Language
9 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 52 (27.37%) Network Engineer
2 34 (17.89%) Architect
3 28 (14.74%) Analyst
4 15 (7.89%) Security Engineer
5 14 (7.37%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (6.84%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (6.32%) Network Security Engineer
8 11 (5.79%) Network Architect
9 9 (4.74%) Security Architect
9 9 (4.74%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.74%) Network Analyst
10 8 (4.21%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.68%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (3.16%) Administrator
12 6 (3.16%) Desktop Support
12 6 (3.16%) Consultant
12 6 (3.16%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.58%) XMPP
2 2 (1.05%) XML
2 2 (1.05%) XSLT
2 2 (1.05%) HTML
2 2 (1.05%) .NET
2 2 (1.05%) Rendezvous
2 2 (1.05%) Middleware
2 2 (1.05%) LAMP
3 1 (0.53%) J2EE
3 1 (0.53%) WAP
3 1 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.11%) Replication
5 3 (1.58%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.58%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.58%) IVR
5 3 (1.58%) PKI
5 3 (1.58%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.05%) Open Source
6 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.53%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) PMI
7 1 (0.53%) Handset
7 1 (0.53%) Clustering
7 1 (0.53%) PACS
7 1 (0.53%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.84%) Windows
2 20 (10.53%) Linux
3 18 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (8.42%) Windows 7
5 12 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (4.21%) Solaris
7 7 (3.68%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.63%) UNIX
10 4 (2.11%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.53%) CentOS
12 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.53%) Debian
12 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.16%) ITIL
2 18 (9.47%) Network Design
2 18 (9.47%) Network Architecture
3 16 (8.42%) Service Management
4 13 (6.84%) Load Balancing
5 11 (5.79%) Migration
5 11 (5.79%) Project Management
5 11 (5.79%) Mentoring
6 10 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
7 9 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (4.74%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (3.68%) Low Latency
8 7 (3.68%) Problem Management
8 7 (3.68%) Benchmarking
9 6 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.16%) Performance Management
9 6 (3.16%) Change Control
10 5 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (2.63%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.84%) SQL
2 2 (1.05%) Java
3 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.53%) C
3 1 (0.53%) VB
3 1 (0.53%) Python
3 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 47 (24.74%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (18.42%) CCNP
3 18 (9.47%) CCNA
4 15 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.84%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.74%) CCIE
7 7 (3.68%) Degree
8 6 (3.16%) CCSA
9 5 (2.63%) CISSP
9 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.63%) CCDP
9 5 (2.63%) CCSE
10 3 (1.58%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.58%) CISM
10 3 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.58%) MCSE
11 2 (1.05%) CCVP
11 2 (1.05%) ISEB
11 2 (1.05%) MCITP
12 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.21%) SLA
2 3 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 26 (13.68%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.68%) SRDF
3 7 (3.68%) NFS
4 6 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.16%) XenApp
4 6 (3.16%) vSphere
5 5 (2.63%) Xen
6 4 (2.11%) Snort
7 3 (1.58%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.58%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.58%) NLBS
7 3 (1.58%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.58%) UAG
7 3 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.58%) KVM
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.05%) XenServer
9 1 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.68%) SCCM
2 6 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (2.63%) SCOM
4 4 (2.11%) WSUS
5 3 (1.58%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.58%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.58%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.58%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.05%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.53%) Nagios
7 1 (0.53%) Cacti
7 1 (0.53%) Puppet
7 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.53%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 111 (58.42%) Cisco
2 48 (25.26%) CheckPoint
3 36 (18.95%) Juniper
4 34 (17.89%) F5
5 26 (13.68%) Microsoft
6 25 (13.16%) VMware
7 16 (8.42%) Blue Coat
8 14 (7.37%) HP
9 13 (6.84%) Riverbed
10 12 (6.32%) Citrix
11 11 (5.79%) NetApp
12 9 (4.74%) EMC
12 9 (4.74%) Intel
13 8 (4.21%) SolarWinds
14 7 (3.68%) McAfee
15 6 (3.16%) Sourcefire
16 5 (2.63%) Oracle
17 4 (2.11%) IBM
17 4 (2.11%) Avaya
17 4 (2.11%) Websense
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