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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 104 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 99 114 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.70% 1.58% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.39% 12.91% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 77 76
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £625 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £160.00 £57.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.26% +180.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+9.92% -5.48%
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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
799 883 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.74% 12.23% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 580 661
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 35
Average hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £13.97 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £49.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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.

1 159 (81.54%) LAN
2 117 (60.00%) Cisco
3 83 (42.56%) Firewall
4 64 (32.82%) Windows
5 51 (26.15%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (24.10%) CheckPoint
7 45 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 45 (23.08%) VPN
8 44 (22.56%) Finance
9 41 (21.03%) VMware
9 41 (21.03%) TCP/IP
10 40 (20.51%) Active Directory
11 36 (18.46%) SAN
12 34 (17.44%) Juniper
12 34 (17.44%) BGP
12 34 (17.44%) MS Exchange
13 33 (16.92%) F5
14 32 (16.41%) CCNP
15 31 (15.90%) Citrix
16 30 (15.38%) OSPF
17 29 (14.87%) MPLS
17 29 (14.87%) Windows Server 2008
17 29 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (13.85%) Wireless
19 26 (13.33%) DNS
19 26 (13.33%) ITIL
19 26 (13.33%) MS Office
19 26 (13.33%) Network Security
20 23 (11.79%) Windows 7
20 23 (11.79%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 34 (17.44%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (4.62%) SharePoint
7 8 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (3.08%) IIS
9 5 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.54%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.54%) Apache
10 3 (1.54%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (1.54%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.54%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.51%) CMS
11 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (13.33%) MS Office
2 9 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.56%) MS Project
4 4 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.03%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
1 1 (0.51%) PaaS
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 159 (81.54%) LAN
2 83 (42.56%) Firewall
3 45 (23.08%) VPN
4 41 (21.03%) TCP/IP
5 36 (18.46%) SAN
6 34 (17.44%) BGP
7 30 (15.38%) OSPF
8 29 (14.87%) MPLS
9 27 (13.85%) Wireless
10 26 (13.33%) DNS
10 26 (13.33%) Network Security
11 22 (11.28%) VoIP
12 20 (10.26%) Cisco IOS
12 20 (10.26%) VLAN
13 19 (9.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (9.74%) Multicast
14 18 (9.23%) DHCP
15 17 (8.72%) EIGRP
15 17 (8.72%) HSRP
16 14 (7.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.54%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.54%) HBase
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.03%) IDOL
6 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.51%) MS Access
6 1 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) JUnit
1 1 (0.51%) Selenium
1 1 (0.51%) FitNesse
1 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
General
1 44 (22.56%) Finance
2 23 (11.79%) Banking
3 16 (8.21%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.08%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.08%) Retail
6 4 (2.05%) Back Office
7 3 (1.54%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.03%) Local Government
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.51%) French Language
9 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (26.15%) Network Engineer
2 32 (16.41%) Architect
3 30 (15.38%) Analyst
4 18 (9.23%) Senior Network Engineer
5 14 (7.18%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.67%) Administrator
6 13 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (6.15%) Network Administrator
8 10 (5.13%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.13%) Network Architect
9 9 (4.62%) Network Support
10 8 (4.10%) Network Analyst
10 8 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (4.10%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.59%) Security Architect
11 7 (3.59%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.08%) Cisco Support
12 6 (3.08%) Network Security Engineer
12 6 (3.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.10%) XMPP
2 4 (2.05%) Middleware
3 3 (1.54%) HTML
3 3 (1.54%) XML
3 3 (1.54%) XSLT
3 3 (1.54%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.51%) WAP
4 1 (0.51%) .NET
4 1 (0.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 9 (4.62%) Clustering
4 8 (4.10%) Fat Client
4 8 (4.10%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.56%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.03%) Open Source
7 2 (1.03%) RMADS
7 2 (1.03%) SecurID
7 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.03%) Replication
8 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.51%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) PMI
8 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.51%) PACS
8 1 (0.51%) Statistics
8 1 (0.51%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 64 (32.82%) Windows
2 29 (14.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (11.79%) Windows 7
4 22 (11.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (10.26%) Linux
6 9 (4.62%) Solaris
6 9 (4.62%) Windows XP
7 7 (3.59%) UNIX
8 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.05%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.03%) Android
12 1 (0.51%) HPUX
12 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.51%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.51%) Debian
12 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.33%) ITIL
2 15 (7.69%) Migration
3 14 (7.18%) Mentoring
4 12 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (6.15%) Network Design
5 11 (5.64%) Problem Management
6 10 (5.13%) Service Management
7 9 (4.62%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.62%) Load Balancing
7 9 (4.62%) Network Architecture
7 9 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (4.10%) Performance Management
8 8 (4.10%) Benchmarking
9 7 (3.59%) Project Management
9 7 (3.59%) Change Control
9 7 (3.59%) Low Latency
10 6 (3.08%) Network Management
10 6 (3.08%) WAN Optimisation
11 5 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.26%) SQL
2 4 (2.05%) Java
3 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.03%) VBScript
3 2 (1.03%) VB
4 1 (0.51%) Perl
4 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (26.15%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (16.41%) CCNP
3 21 (10.77%) CCNA
4 16 (8.21%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.64%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.62%) CCIE
8 7 (3.59%) MCSE
8 7 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (3.08%) CCSE
10 5 (2.56%) MCITP
11 4 (2.05%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.05%) CCSA
12 3 (1.54%) CCVP
12 3 (1.54%) Degree
13 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.03%) CISM
13 2 (1.03%) CISSP
13 2 (1.03%) CCDP
14 1 (0.51%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 29 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.15%) Xen
5 11 (5.64%) XenApp
6 9 (4.62%) vSphere
7 8 (4.10%) SRDF
7 8 (4.10%) NFS
8 7 (3.59%) NLBS
9 6 (3.08%) Snort
10 4 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.05%) XenServer
10 4 (2.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (2.05%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.54%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.54%) UAG
11 3 (1.54%) KVM
12 2 (1.03%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 12 (6.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (4.62%) SCCM
3 8 (4.10%) WSUS
4 6 (3.08%) OPNET
5 3 (1.54%) SCOM
5 3 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.03%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 117 (60.00%) Cisco
2 47 (24.10%) CheckPoint
3 45 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 41 (21.03%) VMware
5 34 (17.44%) Juniper
6 33 (16.92%) F5
7 31 (15.90%) Citrix
8 21 (10.77%) HP
9 17 (8.72%) Blue Coat
10 13 (6.67%) EMC
11 10 (5.13%) Intel
11 10 (5.13%) NetApp
11 10 (5.13%) Oracle
12 8 (4.10%) Riverbed
12 8 (4.10%) SolarWinds
13 7 (3.59%) McAfee
14 6 (3.08%) SonicWALL
14 6 (3.08%) Sourcefire
14 6 (3.08%) IBM
15 5 (2.56%) Dell
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