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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 115 122 105
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing WAN 77 89 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.52% 1.49% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.41% 12.81% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 50 63
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £625 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 11
Average hourly rate £18.70 £13.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.84% -69.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -2.50%
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
675 695 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.34% 11.62% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 446 525
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 47
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.75 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.00 £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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.

1 153 (80.53%) LAN
2 103 (54.21%) Cisco
3 77 (40.53%) Firewall
4 56 (29.47%) Windows
5 46 (24.21%) CheckPoint
6 45 (23.68%) BGP
7 44 (23.16%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (23.16%) Finance
8 42 (22.11%) OSPF
9 34 (17.89%) Network Security
10 33 (17.37%) Microsoft
11 32 (16.84%) TCP/IP
11 32 (16.84%) VPN
12 31 (16.32%) DNS
12 31 (16.32%) CCNP
13 30 (15.79%) VMware
13 30 (15.79%) F5
14 28 (14.74%) Banking
14 28 (14.74%) Juniper
14 28 (14.74%) ITIL
15 26 (13.68%) DHCP
15 26 (13.68%) Active Directory
15 26 (13.68%) EIGRP
16 25 (13.16%) SAN
16 25 (13.16%) MPLS
16 25 (13.16%) MS Office
17 22 (11.58%) Telecoms
17 22 (11.58%) Wireless
17 22 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (11.05%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (8.95%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (3.68%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.16%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.16%) IIS
6 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.05%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.53%) FileNet
9 1 (0.53%) CMS
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.53%) Apache
9 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.53%) Lync
9 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 25 (13.16%) MS Office
2 16 (8.42%) MS Excel
3 10 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.68%) MS Project
5 5 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
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%) IaaS
1 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) PaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 153 (80.53%) LAN
2 77 (40.53%) Firewall
3 45 (23.68%) BGP
4 42 (22.11%) OSPF
5 34 (17.89%) Network Security
6 32 (16.84%) TCP/IP
6 32 (16.84%) VPN
7 31 (16.32%) DNS
8 26 (13.68%) DHCP
8 26 (13.68%) EIGRP
9 25 (13.16%) SAN
9 25 (13.16%) MPLS
10 22 (11.58%) Wireless
11 21 (11.05%) VLAN
12 20 (10.53%) VoIP
12 20 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (8.42%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (6.84%) Internet
15 12 (6.32%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (5.79%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.05%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.53%) IDOL
4 1 (0.53%) MS Access
4 1 (0.53%) HBase
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (23.16%) Finance
2 28 (14.74%) Banking
3 22 (11.58%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.79%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.68%) Retail
6 5 (2.63%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.05%) Local Government
7 2 (1.05%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (25.26%) Network Engineer
2 31 (16.32%) Architect
3 28 (14.74%) Analyst
4 13 (6.84%) Security Engineer
5 12 (6.32%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (5.26%) Network Architect
7 9 (4.74%) Network Analyst
7 9 (4.74%) Security Architect
8 8 (4.21%) Desktop Support
8 8 (4.21%) Consultant
9 7 (3.68%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (3.16%) Network Security Architect
10 6 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (3.16%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.63%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.63%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.58%) XMPP
2 2 (1.05%) .NET
2 2 (1.05%) LAMP
3 1 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.53%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.53%) Middleware
3 1 (0.53%) HTML
3 1 (0.53%) J2EE
3 1 (0.53%) Web Services
3 1 (0.53%) XML
3 1 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.74%) Replication
2 9 (4.74%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.58%) IVR
6 2 (1.05%) PKI
6 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.05%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.05%) Open Source
6 2 (1.05%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.05%) PMI
6 2 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) Handset
7 1 (0.53%) BBC
7 1 (0.53%) Clustering
7 1 (0.53%) PACS
7 1 (0.53%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 56 (29.47%) Windows
2 22 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (11.05%) Linux
4 16 (8.42%) Windows 7
5 12 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.16%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.16%) UNIX
7 6 (3.16%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.63%) Solaris
9 2 (1.05%) AIX
9 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.53%) Debian
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.53%) Android
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.53%) CentOS
10 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.74%) ITIL
2 19 (10.00%) Network Architecture
2 19 (10.00%) Network Design
3 17 (8.95%) Service Management
4 16 (8.42%) Migration
5 15 (7.89%) Load Balancing
6 12 (6.32%) Project Management
7 10 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 10 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 9 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.74%) WAN Optimisation
9 8 (4.21%) Performance Management
10 7 (3.68%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (3.16%) Investment Management
11 6 (3.16%) Low Latency
11 6 (3.16%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (2.63%) Validation
12 5 (2.63%) Programme Management
12 5 (2.63%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.79%) SQL
2 2 (1.05%) Python
2 2 (1.05%) VB
2 2 (1.05%) C
3 1 (0.53%) Java
3 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (23.16%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (16.32%) CCNP
3 20 (10.53%) CCNA
4 15 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.84%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.74%) CCIE
7 8 (4.21%) Degree
8 6 (3.16%) CCSA
9 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.63%) CISSP
9 5 (2.63%) CCSE
10 4 (2.11%) CCDP
11 3 (1.58%) CISM
11 3 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.58%) MCSE
12 2 (1.05%) MCITP
12 2 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.05%) ISEB
13 1 (0.53%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.74%) SLA
2 3 (1.58%) QA
2 3 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (13.68%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.16%) XenApp
3 6 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.63%) vSphere
4 5 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.11%) SRDF
5 4 (2.11%) NFS
6 3 (1.58%) UAG
6 3 (1.58%) DFS Replication
6 3 (1.58%) VMware Server
6 3 (1.58%) Xen
6 3 (1.58%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.05%) Snort
7 2 (1.05%) NLBS
7 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.05%) XenServer
7 2 (1.05%) KVM
8 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (4.21%) SCCM
2 6 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (2.63%) SCOM
3 5 (2.63%) WSUS
4 3 (1.58%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.58%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.58%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.58%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.05%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.53%) OpenView
6 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.53%) Nagios
6 1 (0.53%) Puppet
6 1 (0.53%) SmokePing
6 1 (0.53%) Cacti
Vendors
1 103 (54.21%) Cisco
2 46 (24.21%) CheckPoint
3 33 (17.37%) Microsoft
4 30 (15.79%) VMware
4 30 (15.79%) F5
5 28 (14.74%) Juniper
6 14 (7.37%) HP
7 13 (6.84%) Riverbed
8 11 (5.79%) Citrix
8 11 (5.79%) Blue Coat
9 10 (5.26%) NetApp
10 9 (4.74%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.68%) McAfee
11 7 (3.68%) EMC
12 6 (3.16%) Intel
13 5 (2.63%) Avaya
13 5 (2.63%) Oracle
13 5 (2.63%) Fortinet
14 4 (2.11%) Sourcefire
14 4 (2.11%) IBM
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