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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 96 84 101
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Contract jobs citing WAN 75 135 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.13% 2.45% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.81% 18.12% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 102 73
Median daily rate £475 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £300 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £115.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -87.39%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
543 745 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.45% 13.52% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 551 515
Median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 28
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -13.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 111 (79.29%) LAN
2 81 (57.86%) Cisco
3 71 (50.71%) Firewall
4 50 (35.71%) Finance
5 43 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 39 (27.86%) Windows
8 33 (23.57%) Banking
9 28 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 27 (19.29%) CCNP
10 27 (19.29%) DNS
10 27 (19.29%) TCP/IP
11 26 (18.57%) Linux
12 25 (17.86%) Migration
13 23 (16.43%) VMware
14 21 (15.00%) SQL Server
15 20 (14.29%) ITIL
16 19 (13.57%) Oracle
16 19 (13.57%) Wireless
16 19 (13.57%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (12.14%) Unix
18 17 (12.14%) MPLS
18 17 (12.14%) Network Security
19 16 (11.43%) CCIE
19 16 (11.43%) Citrix
19 16 (11.43%) Project Management
20 15 (10.71%) Network Design
20 15 (10.71%) SAN
20 15 (10.71%) CheckPoint

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.29%) IIS
1 6 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.57%) JBoss
2 5 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.86%) Apache
3 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (2.86%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.14%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.14%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.43%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (4.29%) MS Excel
1 6 (4.29%) MS Office
2 2 (1.43%) MS Project
2 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.57%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.29%) SaaS
3 5 (3.57%) PaaS
4 4 (2.86%) IaaS
4 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.43%) Office 365
6 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (79.29%) LAN
2 71 (50.71%) Firewall
3 27 (19.29%) DNS
3 27 (19.29%) TCP/IP
4 19 (13.57%) Wireless
5 17 (12.14%) MPLS
5 17 (12.14%) Network Security
6 15 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (10.71%) SAN
7 14 (10.00%) VPN
8 13 (9.29%) Internet
8 13 (9.29%) LDAP
9 12 (8.57%) DHCP
10 10 (7.14%) IP Telephony
11 9 (6.43%) BGP
12 8 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (5.71%) NAS
12 8 (5.71%) VoIP
13 7 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (5.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.14%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.14%) HBase
3 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.71%) DB2
3 1 (0.71%) OLAP
3 1 (0.71%) OLTP
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.00%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.71%) AdminStudio
General
1 50 (35.71%) Finance
2 33 (23.57%) Banking
3 14 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.00%) Legal
5 6 (4.29%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.29%) Law
6 4 (2.86%) Retail
7 3 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.71%) French Language
8 1 (0.71%) Front Office
8 1 (0.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 33 (23.57%) Architect
3 22 (15.71%) Network Architect
4 16 (11.43%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.86%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (7.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (7.86%) Infrastructure Manager
6 10 (7.14%) Analyst
6 10 (7.14%) Senior Architect
7 9 (6.43%) Automation Engineer
8 8 (5.71%) Consultant
8 8 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (5.71%) Programme Manager
8 8 (5.71%) Senior Network Architect
9 7 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (5.00%) IT Manager
9 7 (5.00%) Network Consultant
10 6 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.57%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.86%) Middleware
2 10 (7.14%) HTML
3 6 (4.29%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.43%) Web Services
5 1 (0.71%) .NET
5 1 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.71%) JMS
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.71%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.71%) SOAP
5 1 (0.71%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.71%) Ultra Messaging
5 1 (0.71%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.86%) Clustering
2 11 (7.86%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.86%) PMI
5 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.14%) Equities
5 3 (2.14%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.14%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.43%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.43%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.43%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.43%) Replication
6 2 (1.43%) Statistics
6 2 (1.43%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (27.86%) Windows
2 26 (18.57%) Linux
3 17 (12.14%) Unix
4 11 (7.86%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.00%) Solaris
5 7 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.71%) CatOS
9 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.71%) VMS
9 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.86%) Migration
2 20 (14.29%) ITIL
3 18 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (11.43%) Project Management
5 15 (10.71%) Network Design
6 12 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (8.57%) Network Management
7 11 (7.86%) PRINCE2
8 9 (6.43%) Change Management
8 9 (6.43%) High Availability
8 9 (6.43%) TOGAF
9 8 (5.71%) Network Architecture
9 8 (5.71%) Software Delivery
10 7 (5.00%) Load Balancing
11 6 (4.29%) DevOps
11 6 (4.29%) ITIL V3
11 6 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (3.57%) Problem Management
12 5 (3.57%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.71%) Python
2 13 (9.29%) Bash Shell
2 13 (9.29%) PowerShell
3 12 (8.57%) Perl
4 10 (7.14%) SQL
5 3 (2.14%) Java
6 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.71%) C
7 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.71%) Korn
7 1 (0.71%) PHP
7 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (19.29%) CCNP
3 16 (11.43%) CCIE
4 12 (8.57%) PMI Certification
4 12 (8.57%) PMP
5 11 (7.86%) CCNA
6 10 (7.14%) CCDE
7 6 (4.29%) CCSE
8 5 (3.57%) CCSP
9 3 (2.14%) CCDP
9 3 (2.14%) CCSA
9 3 (2.14%) Degree
9 3 (2.14%) RHCA
9 3 (2.14%) RHCE
9 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.43%) CISSP
10 2 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) SLA
2 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.71%) MiFID
3 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 28 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.00%) NFS
4 7 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (5.00%) Xen
5 6 (4.29%) KVM
6 4 (2.86%) SRDF
6 4 (2.86%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.14%) Firmware
7 3 (2.14%) XenApp
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.43%) UAG
9 1 (0.71%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.71%) Snort
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (8.57%) Ansible
2 6 (4.29%) Puppet
3 5 (3.57%) SCCM
4 4 (2.86%) Nagios
4 4 (2.86%) SCOM
5 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.43%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.43%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.43%) WSUS
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.71%) Control-M
7 1 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.71%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.71%) SCSM
7 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 81 (57.86%) Cisco
2 23 (16.43%) VMware
3 19 (13.57%) Oracle
4 16 (11.43%) Citrix
5 15 (10.71%) CheckPoint
5 15 (10.71%) Microsoft
6 10 (7.14%) Juniper
7 9 (6.43%) NetApp
8 8 (5.71%) Avaya
8 8 (5.71%) F5
8 8 (5.71%) HP
8 8 (5.71%) Palo Alto
8 8 (5.71%) TOWER Software
9 7 (5.00%) IBM
9 7 (5.00%) Riverbed
9 7 (5.00%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.57%) EMC
11 4 (2.86%) Intel
11 4 (2.86%) NICE Systems
12 3 (2.14%) ArcSight
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