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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 92 99 133
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +34
Contract jobs citing WAN 67 104 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.94% 1.90% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.23% 14.15% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 84 72
Median daily rate £450 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £326
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.85 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.24% -35.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £26.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-21.02% +48.61%
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
440 735 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.76% 13.41% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 533 517
Median daily rate £425 £408 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 21
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £13.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.83 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 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 May 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 May 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 82 (76.64%) LAN
2 62 (57.94%) Cisco
3 60 (56.07%) Firewall
4 36 (33.64%) Finance
5 31 (28.97%) Windows
5 31 (28.97%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (27.10%) Data Centre
7 25 (23.36%) Active Directory
7 25 (23.36%) Wireless
8 24 (22.43%) ITIL
9 23 (21.50%) CCNP
10 22 (20.56%) DNS
11 20 (18.69%) Juniper
12 19 (17.76%) VPN
13 18 (16.82%) Linux
13 18 (16.82%) BGP
14 16 (14.95%) CheckPoint
14 16 (14.95%) TCP/IP
14 16 (14.95%) Network Security
15 15 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (14.02%) MPLS
15 15 (14.02%) SAN
15 15 (14.02%) VMware
15 15 (14.02%) Migration
15 15 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (12.15%) OSPF
16 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
16 13 (12.15%) Oracle
16 13 (12.15%) Riverbed
17 12 (11.21%) Windows 7

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 (5.61%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.74%) Apache
3 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.80%) IIS
4 3 (2.80%) JBoss
4 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (2.80%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.93%) Confluence
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.93%) MediaWiki
6 1 (0.93%) nginx
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) MS Office
2 3 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.93%) RMDS
1 1 (0.93%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.80%) Office 365
3 2 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.87%) IaaS
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.93%) PaaS
4 1 (0.93%) SaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 82 (76.64%) LAN
2 60 (56.07%) Firewall
3 25 (23.36%) Wireless
4 22 (20.56%) DNS
5 19 (17.76%) VPN
6 18 (16.82%) BGP
7 16 (14.95%) Network Security
7 16 (14.95%) TCP/IP
8 15 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (14.02%) MPLS
8 15 (14.02%) SAN
9 13 (12.15%) OSPF
10 12 (11.21%) DHCP
11 11 (10.28%) LDAP
12 10 (9.35%) IP Telephony
13 9 (8.41%) VoIP
14 8 (7.48%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (7.48%) EIGRP
15 7 (6.54%) Cisco ISE
15 7 (6.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.80%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.80%) HBase
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.93%) Big Data
4 1 (0.93%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.67%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.93%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.93%) Hudson
3 1 (0.93%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 36 (33.64%) Finance
2 12 (11.21%) Banking
3 10 (9.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.80%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Law
5 2 (1.87%) Legal
5 2 (1.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (28.97%) Network Engineer
2 14 (13.08%) Analyst
3 13 (12.15%) Project Manager
4 11 (10.28%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (10.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (10.28%) Infrastructure Manager
5 10 (9.35%) Architect
6 8 (7.48%) Network Analyst
6 8 (7.48%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Support Analyst
7 7 (6.54%) Programme Manager
8 6 (5.61%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 6 (5.61%) Voice Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Voice Network Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Network Support
10 4 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) Senior Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.35%) 802.1X
2 7 (6.54%) HTML
3 4 (3.74%) Middleware
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.93%) .NET
5 1 (0.93%) LAMP
5 1 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.93%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.93%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.93%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.93%) Ultra Messaging
5 1 (0.93%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (27.10%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.35%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (7.48%) Clustering
4 6 (5.61%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.67%) Statistics
6 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.80%) PKI
6 3 (2.80%) PMI
7 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.87%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.87%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.87%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.87%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.93%) Handset
8 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Replication
8 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.97%) Windows
2 18 (16.82%) Linux
3 12 (11.21%) Unix
3 12 (11.21%) Windows 7
4 8 (7.48%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.74%) Solaris
7 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.87%) Debian
9 1 (0.93%) Android
9 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.93%) CatOS
9 1 (0.93%) CentOS
9 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.43%) ITIL
2 15 (14.02%) Migration
2 15 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (10.28%) Project Management
4 10 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.41%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (8.41%) PRINCE2
6 8 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (6.54%) Change Management
7 7 (6.54%) High Availability
8 6 (5.61%) ITIL V3
8 6 (5.61%) Network Management
8 6 (5.61%) Software Delivery
8 6 (5.61%) WAN Optimisation
9 5 (4.67%) Network Design
9 5 (4.67%) Service Management
10 4 (3.74%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.74%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.74%) Programme Management
10 4 (3.74%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.41%) Bash Shell
2 8 (7.48%) Perl
2 8 (7.48%) Python
2 8 (7.48%) SQL
3 7 (6.54%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.87%) Java
4 2 (1.87%) Ruby
5 1 (0.93%) Korn
5 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (28.97%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (21.50%) CCNP
3 8 (7.48%) CCIE
3 8 (7.48%) PMI Certification
3 8 (7.48%) PMP
4 6 (5.61%) CCNA
5 5 (4.67%) Degree
6 4 (3.74%) CCDP
6 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.80%) CCNP Voice
7 3 (2.80%) JNCIP
7 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.80%) RHCA
7 3 (2.80%) RHCE
8 2 (1.87%) CISM
8 2 (1.87%) CISSP
8 2 (1.87%) JNCIE
8 2 (1.87%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 25 (23.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.61%) NFS
3 6 (5.61%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.74%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.80%) SRDF
6 2 (1.87%) KVM
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.87%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.87%) Snort
6 2 (1.87%) UAG
6 2 (1.87%) Xen
7 1 (0.93%) Firmware
7 1 (0.93%) iptables
7 1 (0.93%) Postfix
7 1 (0.93%) Samba
7 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) Ansible
2 6 (5.61%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (4.67%) SCCM
4 4 (3.74%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (3.74%) Nagios
4 4 (3.74%) Puppet
5 3 (2.80%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.87%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (1.87%) Control-M
6 2 (1.87%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.93%) Opsview
7 1 (0.93%) SCOM
7 1 (0.93%) SCSM
7 1 (0.93%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.93%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.93%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 62 (57.94%) Cisco
2 20 (18.69%) Juniper
3 16 (14.95%) CheckPoint
4 15 (14.02%) VMware
5 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
5 13 (12.15%) Oracle
5 13 (12.15%) Riverbed
6 11 (10.28%) Citrix
6 11 (10.28%) F5
7 9 (8.41%) Palo Alto
7 9 (8.41%) SolarWinds
8 8 (7.48%) Avaya
9 7 (6.54%) HP
10 6 (5.61%) Blue Coat
10 6 (5.61%) NetApp
10 6 (5.61%) TOWER Software
11 5 (4.67%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.67%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.74%) EMC
12 4 (3.74%) Remedy
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