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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 100 111 119
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 115 92 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.97% 1.56% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.46% 13.18% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 75 64
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £164 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £517 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £78.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.18% -64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £27.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £61.62 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.25 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -5.47%
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
744 698 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.75% 11.80% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 499 562
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £527 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 40
Average hourly rate £17.98 £21.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% -47.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £16.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.43 £51.16 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -28.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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.

1 186 (88.15%) LAN
2 135 (63.98%) Cisco
3 93 (44.08%) Windows
4 81 (38.39%) Firewall
5 62 (29.38%) Microsoft
6 61 (28.91%) VMware
7 59 (27.96%) Cisco Certification
8 56 (26.54%) Finance
9 49 (23.22%) SAN
10 48 (22.75%) CheckPoint
11 47 (22.27%) ITIL
12 46 (21.80%) Active Directory
13 44 (20.85%) Data Centre
14 37 (17.54%) CCNP
15 36 (17.06%) DNS
16 35 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 35 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
17 34 (16.11%) Citrix
18 33 (15.64%) MPLS
18 33 (15.64%) Linux
19 32 (15.17%) TCP/IP
20 31 (14.69%) DHCP
21 29 (13.74%) VoIP
21 29 (13.74%) VPN
22 28 (13.27%) Juniper
23 26 (12.32%) F5
23 26 (12.32%) Cisco Nexus
24 25 (11.85%) Migration
24 25 (11.85%) Windows Server 2003
25 24 (11.37%) OSPF

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 22 (10.43%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (5.69%) IIS
3 9 (4.27%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.79%) Lync
4 8 (3.79%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.79%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.32%) Apache
5 7 (3.32%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (2.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.95%) Jetty
9 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.95%) CMS
9 2 (0.95%) JBoss
9 2 (0.95%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (9.48%) MS Office
1 20 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.79%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.37%) MS Project
5 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (2.84%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.90%) Office 365
2 3 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
4 1 (0.47%) IaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 186 (88.15%) LAN
2 81 (38.39%) Firewall
3 49 (23.22%) SAN
4 36 (17.06%) DNS
5 33 (15.64%) MPLS
6 32 (15.17%) TCP/IP
7 31 (14.69%) DHCP
8 29 (13.74%) VoIP
8 29 (13.74%) VPN
9 26 (12.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 24 (11.37%) OSPF
10 24 (11.37%) BGP
11 21 (9.95%) Wireless
12 20 (9.48%) BIG-IP
12 20 (9.48%) Multicast
13 19 (9.00%) VLAN
14 17 (8.06%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (7.11%) Fibre Channel
16 14 (6.64%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (6.64%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.84%) Hadoop
2 6 (2.84%) HBase
2 6 (2.84%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.95%) DB2
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.95%) Big Data
5 1 (0.47%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.47%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.47%) Riak
5 1 (0.47%) Mahout
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 3 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.95%) Maven
2 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.47%) MSI
3 1 (0.47%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.47%) AdminStudio
General
1 56 (26.54%) Finance
2 18 (8.53%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.11%) Banking
4 11 (5.21%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.42%) Publishing
6 3 (1.42%) Back Office
6 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.95%) Retail
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (22.75%) Network Engineer
2 33 (15.64%) Architect
3 28 (13.27%) Analyst
4 26 (12.32%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (7.11%) Project Manager
6 12 (5.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 11 (5.21%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (4.27%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.27%) Administrator
8 9 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.79%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (3.79%) Network Architect
9 8 (3.79%) Server Administrator
10 7 (3.32%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.32%) Consultant
10 7 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (2.84%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.37%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.21%) Middleware
2 7 (3.32%) Rendezvous
3 6 (2.84%) HTML
3 6 (2.84%) XML
3 6 (2.84%) XSLT
4 5 (2.37%) Ultra Messaging
5 2 (0.95%) Web Services
6 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.47%) .NET
6 1 (0.47%) XMPP
6 1 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.85%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.16%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.27%) Replication
5 8 (3.79%) Thin Client
5 8 (3.79%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.79%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.37%) Clustering
7 4 (1.90%) PMI
8 3 (1.42%) iPhone
8 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.42%) CMDB
9 2 (0.95%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.95%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.95%) BYOD
9 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.95%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.95%) User Experience
9 2 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 93 (44.08%) Windows
2 35 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (15.64%) Linux
4 25 (11.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (11.37%) Windows 7
6 18 (8.53%) UNIX
7 14 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (5.69%) Solaris
9 9 (4.27%) AIX
9 9 (4.27%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.37%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.37%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.90%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (1.42%) Android
12 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.95%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.47%) SUSE
14 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (22.27%) ITIL
2 25 (11.85%) Migration
3 19 (9.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (8.53%) PRINCE2
5 15 (7.11%) Service Management
6 13 (6.16%) Project Management
7 11 (5.21%) Network Design
7 11 (5.21%) Load Balancing
7 11 (5.21%) Performance Management
8 8 (3.79%) Network Architecture
8 8 (3.79%) Change Management
8 8 (3.79%) Business Continuity
8 8 (3.79%) Information Security
8 8 (3.79%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (3.79%) BCP
8 8 (3.79%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.79%) Business Continuity Planning
9 7 (3.32%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.32%) Benchmarking
9 7 (3.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.53%) SQL
2 9 (4.27%) Java
3 6 (2.84%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.37%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.90%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.90%) Korn
5 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.95%) VB
6 2 (0.95%) C
6 2 (0.95%) Lisp
7 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 59 (27.96%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (17.54%) CCNP
3 19 (9.00%) CCNA
4 16 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (5.69%) MCSE
6 11 (5.21%) CCIE
7 10 (4.74%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (4.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (4.27%) Security Cleared
9 8 (3.79%) MCSA
10 7 (3.32%) CCSA
10 7 (3.32%) CCSE
10 7 (3.32%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.84%) PMI Certification
12 5 (2.37%) Degree
12 5 (2.37%) PMP
13 4 (1.90%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.42%) MCP
15 2 (0.95%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (2.84%) SLA
3 3 (1.42%) QA
3 3 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.95%) COBIT
5 1 (0.47%) PMBOK
System Software
1 46 (21.80%) Active Directory
2 35 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.58%) XenApp
4 13 (6.16%) Hyper-V
5 12 (5.69%) vSphere
6 11 (5.21%) Xen
7 10 (4.74%) ProxySG
7 10 (4.74%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (3.79%) NFS
8 8 (3.79%) NLBS
9 7 (3.32%) SRDF
9 7 (3.32%) KVM
10 5 (2.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.90%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.90%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (1.42%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.95%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (6.16%) SCCM
2 10 (4.74%) WSUS
3 7 (3.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.37%) BladeLogic
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.90%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.90%) HP SIM
5 4 (1.90%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.42%) Control-M
6 3 (1.42%) SCOM
7 2 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.95%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.95%) Casper Suite
7 2 (0.95%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.95%) Iperf
8 1 (0.47%) Ambari
8 1 (0.47%) Oozie
Vendors
1 135 (63.98%) Cisco
2 62 (29.38%) Microsoft
3 61 (28.91%) VMware
4 48 (22.75%) CheckPoint
5 34 (16.11%) Citrix
6 28 (13.27%) Juniper
7 26 (12.32%) F5
8 20 (9.48%) IBM
8 20 (9.48%) Oracle
9 19 (9.00%) HP
9 19 (9.00%) Avaya
10 15 (7.11%) NetApp
11 14 (6.64%) Blue Coat
12 11 (5.21%) Nokia
13 10 (4.74%) 3PAR
14 9 (4.27%) Nortel
15 8 (3.79%) Symantec
15 8 (3.79%) McAfee
15 8 (3.79%) EMC
15 8 (3.79%) Intel
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