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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 111 122 116
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 41 68 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.31% 1.35% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.06% 10.04% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 53
Average daily rate £413 £378 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.27% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £306 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.70 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.42% +43.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
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
340 677 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.84% 13.45% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 491 442
Average daily rate £413 £388 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 70 (76.92%) LAN
2 61 (67.03%) Cisco
3 45 (49.45%) Firewall
4 32 (35.16%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (31.87%) Juniper
5 29 (31.87%) VPN
5 29 (31.87%) Finance
6 28 (30.77%) ITIL
7 27 (29.67%) Windows
8 26 (28.57%) CCNP
8 26 (28.57%) Data Centre
9 23 (25.27%) CheckPoint
9 23 (25.27%) OSPF
10 21 (23.08%) BGP
11 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
11 19 (20.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (19.78%) MPLS
12 18 (19.78%) Wireless
13 17 (18.68%) F5
13 17 (18.68%) Network Security
14 16 (17.58%) Active Directory
15 15 (16.48%) VMware
16 14 (15.38%) Windows 7
17 13 (14.29%) Riverbed
17 13 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (14.29%) Palo Alto
17 13 (14.29%) TCP/IP
18 12 (13.19%) DNS
19 11 (12.09%) Citrix
19 11 (12.09%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (9.89%) MS Exchange
1 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.79%) IIS
3 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (5.49%) Lync
5 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.10%) Apache
6 1 (1.10%) Confluence
6 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.10%) JBoss
6 1 (1.10%) MediaWiki
6 1 (1.10%) nginx
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Office
2 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Relativity
1 1 (1.10%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) IaaS
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (1.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (76.92%) LAN
2 45 (49.45%) Firewall
3 29 (31.87%) VPN
4 23 (25.27%) OSPF
5 21 (23.08%) BGP
6 19 (20.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (19.78%) MPLS
7 18 (19.78%) Wireless
8 17 (18.68%) Network Security
9 13 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 12 (13.19%) DNS
11 11 (12.09%) VLAN
12 10 (10.99%) SAN
13 9 (9.89%) DHCP
13 9 (9.89%) Internet
13 9 (9.89%) IPsec
13 9 (9.89%) VoIP
14 8 (8.79%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (8.79%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) Big Data
2 2 (2.20%) GIS
3 1 (1.10%) MySQL
3 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.10%) Hudson
1 1 (1.10%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.10%) JIRA
1 1 (1.10%) MSI
1 1 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 29 (31.87%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Banking
3 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.30%) Legal
4 3 (3.30%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.20%) Law
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
6 1 (1.10%) Games
6 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (35.16%) Network Engineer
2 18 (19.78%) Analyst
3 11 (12.09%) Support Analyst
4 9 (9.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (9.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (9.89%) Security Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) Network Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (6.59%) Senior IT Support
7 6 (6.59%) Senior Security Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Voice Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 5 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Juniper Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Network Support
8 5 (5.49%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Voice Network Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.30%) XMPP
3 2 (2.20%) Web Services
4 1 (1.10%) LAMP
4 1 (1.10%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.10%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.10%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.99%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (7.69%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.40%) Handset
4 4 (4.40%) NHS
4 4 (4.40%) PKI
4 4 (4.40%) Statistics
5 2 (2.20%) Clustering
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.67%) Windows
2 14 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.79%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.30%) Android
6 3 (3.30%) Linux
7 2 (2.20%) Debian
7 2 (2.20%) Unix
8 1 (1.10%) CentOS
8 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.77%) ITIL
2 8 (8.79%) Project Management
2 8 (8.79%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (5.49%) Change Management
3 5 (5.49%) Load Balancing
3 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
3 5 (5.49%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2
3 5 (5.49%) Service Management
4 4 (4.40%) Investment Management
4 4 (4.40%) Migration
4 4 (4.40%) Problem Management
4 4 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.30%) Capacity Management
5 3 (3.30%) ITIL V3
5 3 (3.30%) ITSM
5 3 (3.30%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (3.30%) Procure-to-pay
5 3 (3.30%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) SQL
2 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.20%) VBScript
3 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.10%) Java
3 1 (1.10%) Perl
3 1 (1.10%) PHP
3 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (35.16%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (28.57%) CCNP
3 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (8.79%) CCIE
4 8 (8.79%) CISSP
5 7 (7.69%) Degree
5 7 (7.69%) MCSE
6 6 (6.59%) CCNA
6 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
7 5 (5.49%) CCSA
7 5 (5.49%) CCSE
8 4 (4.40%) CISM
8 4 (4.40%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (4.40%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.30%) CCA
9 3 (3.30%) CCDP
9 3 (3.30%) GIAC
9 3 (3.30%) JNCIE
9 3 (3.30%) MCSA
9 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.79%) SLA
2 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (17.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.40%) Snort
4 3 (3.30%) BitLocker
4 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.30%) ISA Server
4 3 (3.30%) vSphere
4 3 (3.30%) XenApp
5 2 (2.20%) Firmware
5 2 (2.20%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.10%) iptables
6 1 (1.10%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.10%) Samba
6 1 (1.10%) UAG
6 1 (1.10%) vCloud
6 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (7.69%) SCCM
3 5 (5.49%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (4.40%) Proventia
5 3 (3.30%) SCOM
6 2 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.20%) Nessus
7 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.10%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (1.10%) EnCase
7 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.10%) Nagios
7 1 (1.10%) Puppet
7 1 (1.10%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Intune
7 1 (1.10%) WSUS
7 1 (1.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (67.03%) Cisco
2 29 (31.87%) Juniper
3 23 (25.27%) CheckPoint
4 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
5 17 (18.68%) F5
6 15 (16.48%) VMware
7 13 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 13 (14.29%) Riverbed
8 11 (12.09%) Citrix
9 9 (9.89%) SolarWinds
10 7 (7.69%) Blue Coat
11 6 (6.59%) Fortinet
12 4 (4.40%) Avaya
12 4 (4.40%) Remedy
12 4 (4.40%) Sourcefire
13 3 (3.30%) AppSense
13 3 (3.30%) Infoblox
13 3 (3.30%) NetApp
13 3 (3.30%) Polycom
13 3 (3.30%) Tufin
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