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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 101 107 132
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +25
Contract jobs citing WAN 102 129 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.75% 1.78% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.91% 15.11% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 91 58
Average daily rate
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£350 £421 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.76% +20.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £250 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 11
Average hourly rate £115.08 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+475.37% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.14 £18.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £151.02 £21.60 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.09
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.01%
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
790 854 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.58% 11.78% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 572 642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 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.

1 150 (81.97%) LAN
2 110 (60.11%) Cisco
3 74 (40.44%) Firewall
4 64 (34.97%) Windows
5 48 (26.23%) Microsoft
6 47 (25.68%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (24.59%) VPN
8 41 (22.40%) VMware
9 40 (21.86%) Active Directory
10 37 (20.22%) TCP/IP
10 37 (20.22%) Finance
11 36 (19.67%) MPLS
12 35 (19.13%) CheckPoint
13 33 (18.03%) SAN
13 33 (18.03%) MS Exchange
13 33 (18.03%) ITIL
14 31 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (16.94%) Windows Server 2008
15 30 (16.39%) Citrix
16 29 (15.85%) Juniper
16 29 (15.85%) Wireless
17 28 (15.30%) Network Security
18 26 (14.21%) CCNP
19 25 (13.66%) VoIP
19 25 (13.66%) F5
20 24 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
21 23 (12.57%) OSPF
21 23 (12.57%) BGP
21 23 (12.57%) SQL Server
21 23 (12.57%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (18.03%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (6.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (3.28%) IIS
7 4 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.64%) Apache
8 3 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (1.64%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.64%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.55%) CMS
9 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 23 (12.57%) MS Office
2 11 (6.01%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.19%) MS Project
4 3 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.09%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.55%) SaaS
1 1 (0.55%) PaaS
1 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 150 (81.97%) LAN
2 74 (40.44%) Firewall
3 45 (24.59%) VPN
4 37 (20.22%) TCP/IP
5 36 (19.67%) MPLS
6 33 (18.03%) SAN
7 29 (15.85%) Wireless
8 28 (15.30%) Network Security
9 25 (13.66%) VoIP
10 23 (12.57%) OSPF
10 23 (12.57%) BGP
11 21 (11.48%) DNS
11 21 (11.48%) VLAN
12 20 (10.93%) Cisco IOS
12 20 (10.93%) Multicast
13 19 (10.38%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (9.29%) HSRP
15 16 (8.74%) IP Telephony
16 13 (7.10%) DHCP
17 12 (6.56%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.64%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.64%) HBase
4 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.09%) IDOL
6 1 (0.55%) Big Data
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) JUnit
1 1 (0.55%) Selenium
1 1 (0.55%) FitNesse
1 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (20.22%) Finance
2 18 (9.84%) Banking
3 9 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.83%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.28%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.19%) Back Office
7 2 (1.09%) Retail
7 2 (1.09%) Local Government
8 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.55%) Law
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (25.68%) Network Engineer
2 28 (15.30%) Analyst
3 26 (14.21%) Architect
4 16 (8.74%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (8.20%) Administrator
6 13 (7.10%) Project Manager
6 13 (7.10%) Network Administrator
7 11 (6.01%) Network Support
8 10 (5.46%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (5.46%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (5.46%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.37%) Security Engineer
9 8 (4.37%) Cisco Administrator
9 8 (4.37%) Cisco Support
10 7 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.28%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (3.28%) Network Architect
12 5 (2.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 5 (2.73%) Infrastructure Manager
12 5 (2.73%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.92%) XMPP
2 4 (2.19%) Middleware
3 3 (1.64%) Rendezvous
3 3 (1.64%) HTML
3 3 (1.64%) XML
3 3 (1.64%) XSLT
4 1 (0.55%) WAP
4 1 (0.55%) .NET
4 1 (0.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.10%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.92%) Clustering
3 6 (3.28%) Fat Client
3 6 (3.28%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.73%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.64%) Open Source
6 2 (1.09%) RMADS
6 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.09%) SecurID
6 2 (1.09%) PKI
6 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.09%) Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.55%) PACS
7 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.55%) NHS
7 1 (0.55%) Firmware
7 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.55%) Statistics
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 64 (34.97%) Windows
2 31 (16.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (10.93%) Linux
5 19 (10.38%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.92%) Solaris
6 9 (4.92%) Windows XP
7 7 (3.83%) UNIX
8 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.09%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.55%) Android
11 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.55%) CentOS
11 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.55%) HPUX
11 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.03%) ITIL
2 15 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (7.10%) Migration
4 12 (6.56%) Problem Management
5 9 (4.92%) Service Management
5 9 (4.92%) Service Delivery
6 8 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (3.83%) Project Management
7 7 (3.83%) Benchmarking
7 7 (3.83%) Validation
7 7 (3.83%) Performance Management
7 7 (3.83%) Network Management
7 7 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.28%) Low Latency
8 6 (3.28%) Change Control
9 5 (2.73%) WAN Optimisation
9 5 (2.73%) Network Design
9 5 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.19%) Change Management
10 4 (2.19%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.48%) SQL
2 4 (2.19%) Java
2 4 (2.19%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.64%) VBScript
3 3 (1.64%) VB
4 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.55%) Perl
5 1 (0.55%) C
5 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (25.68%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (14.21%) CCNP
3 21 (11.48%) CCNA
4 20 (10.93%) Security Cleared
5 13 (7.10%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (4.37%) MCSE
8 8 (4.37%) CCIE
9 5 (2.73%) CCVP
9 5 (2.73%) MCITP
9 5 (2.73%) Degree
10 4 (2.19%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (1.64%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.09%) CISM
12 2 (1.09%) CCSE
12 2 (1.09%) CISSP
12 2 (1.09%) CCDP
13 1 (0.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.09%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (21.86%) Active Directory
2 31 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.38%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.56%) Xen
5 9 (4.92%) XenApp
6 8 (4.37%) vSphere
7 7 (3.83%) SRDF
7 7 (3.83%) NLBS
7 7 (3.83%) NFS
8 6 (3.28%) Snort
9 5 (2.73%) XenServer
10 4 (2.19%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (2.19%) VMware ESX
10 4 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.64%) KVM
11 3 (1.64%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (1.09%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (8.20%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (4.92%) OPNET
2 9 (4.92%) SCCM
3 8 (4.37%) WSUS
4 3 (1.64%) SCOM
5 2 (1.09%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.55%) OpenView
6 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 110 (60.11%) Cisco
2 48 (26.23%) Microsoft
3 41 (22.40%) VMware
4 35 (19.13%) CheckPoint
5 30 (16.39%) Citrix
6 29 (15.85%) Juniper
7 25 (13.66%) F5
8 19 (10.38%) HP
9 18 (9.84%) Blue Coat
10 13 (7.10%) EMC
11 12 (6.56%) Oracle
11 12 (6.56%) SolarWinds
12 9 (4.92%) NetApp
13 7 (3.83%) Intel
14 6 (3.28%) Sourcefire
14 6 (3.28%) SonicWALL
14 6 (3.28%) ProCurve
15 5 (2.73%) Riverbed
15 5 (2.73%) Speakerbus
15 5 (2.73%) IBM
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