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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 103 124 142
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +18
Contract jobs citing WAN 97 78 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.79% 1.30% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.78% 11.37% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 64 31
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£438 £333 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -14.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 11
Average hourly rate £18.70 £27.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -79.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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
704 686 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.97% 11.48% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 503 564
Average daily rate £413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 43
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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.

1 160 (89.39%) LAN
2 112 (62.57%) Cisco
3 76 (42.46%) Windows
4 64 (35.75%) Firewall
5 52 (29.05%) VMware
6 51 (28.49%) Microsoft
7 49 (27.37%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (24.02%) Finance
9 39 (21.79%) ITIL
10 38 (21.23%) SAN
11 37 (20.67%) Active Directory
11 37 (20.67%) CheckPoint
12 33 (18.44%) CCNP
13 31 (17.32%) MPLS
13 31 (17.32%) DNS
14 30 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008
15 28 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 28 (15.64%) DHCP
15 28 (15.64%) Linux
16 27 (15.08%) TCP/IP
17 26 (14.53%) VPN
17 26 (14.53%) OSPF
18 24 (13.41%) BGP
19 23 (12.85%) Juniper
19 23 (12.85%) Cisco Nexus
20 22 (12.29%) Citrix
21 21 (11.73%) VoIP
21 21 (11.73%) F5
22 19 (10.61%) HP
22 19 (10.61%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (10.06%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.03%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.47%) IIS
5 7 (3.91%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.79%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.23%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (2.23%) Lync
8 4 (2.23%) Apache
9 3 (1.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.12%) Jetty
10 2 (1.12%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.12%) JBoss
11 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.56%) FileNet
Applications
1 17 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.38%) MS Office
3 7 (3.91%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.23%) RMDS
2 1 (0.56%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.68%) Office 365
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 160 (89.39%) LAN
2 64 (35.75%) Firewall
3 38 (21.23%) SAN
4 31 (17.32%) MPLS
4 31 (17.32%) DNS
5 28 (15.64%) DHCP
6 27 (15.08%) TCP/IP
7 26 (14.53%) VPN
7 26 (14.53%) OSPF
8 24 (13.41%) BGP
9 23 (12.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (11.73%) VoIP
11 19 (10.61%) VLAN
12 17 (9.50%) Wireless
12 17 (9.50%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (7.82%) Network Security
14 13 (7.26%) EIGRP
14 13 (7.26%) Multicast
15 12 (6.70%) Fibre Channel
15 12 (6.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (3.35%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.68%) HBase
4 3 (1.68%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.12%) Big Data
5 2 (1.12%) DB2
6 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.56%) Mahout
6 1 (0.56%) Riak
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.12%) Maven
2 2 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.56%) MSI
3 1 (0.56%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (24.02%) Finance
2 15 (8.38%) Banking
3 13 (7.26%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.35%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.79%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.68%) Back Office
6 3 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.12%) Retail
8 1 (0.56%) Games
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (26.26%) Network Engineer
2 24 (13.41%) Architect
3 20 (11.17%) Analyst
4 19 (10.61%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (7.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 12 (6.70%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.03%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (5.03%) Administrator
7 9 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.47%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.47%) Server Administrator
8 8 (4.47%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (3.91%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (3.35%) Consultant
10 6 (3.35%) Desktop Support
11 5 (2.79%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.79%) Security Engineer
11 5 (2.79%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.79%) Middleware
2 4 (2.23%) Rendezvous
3 3 (1.68%) XML
3 3 (1.68%) XSLT
3 3 (1.68%) HTML
3 3 (1.68%) Ultra Messaging
4 2 (1.12%) Web Services
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.56%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.56%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.59%) Replication
3 7 (3.91%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.91%) Thin Client
3 7 (3.91%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.79%) Clustering
5 4 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.68%) PMI
6 3 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.68%) IVR
7 2 (1.12%) CMDB
7 2 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) AS400
8 1 (0.56%) BBC
8 1 (0.56%) Open Source
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 76 (42.46%) Windows
2 30 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (15.64%) Linux
4 18 (10.06%) Windows 7
4 18 (10.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (8.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (7.82%) UNIX
7 9 (5.03%) AIX
7 9 (5.03%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.91%) Solaris
9 6 (3.35%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.23%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.12%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.56%) VMS
13 1 (0.56%) NetWare
13 1 (0.56%) SUSE
13 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.79%) ITIL
2 16 (8.94%) Migration
2 16 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (6.70%) Project Management
4 11 (6.15%) PRINCE2
4 11 (6.15%) Service Management
4 11 (6.15%) Load Balancing
5 9 (5.03%) Network Design
6 7 (3.91%) Information Security
6 7 (3.91%) Performance Management
7 6 (3.35%) Network Architecture
7 6 (3.35%) WAN Optimisation
7 6 (3.35%) Service Delivery
8 5 (2.79%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.79%) Risk Management
8 5 (2.79%) Change Management
9 4 (2.23%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.23%) Database Mirroring
9 4 (2.23%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.38%) SQL
2 5 (2.79%) Java
3 4 (2.23%) Korn
3 4 (2.23%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.23%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.23%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.68%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.12%) C
5 2 (1.12%) VB
5 2 (1.12%) Lisp
6 1 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (27.37%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (18.44%) CCNP
3 15 (8.38%) CCNA
4 12 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.70%) CCIE
5 10 (5.59%) MCSE
6 8 (4.47%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (3.91%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.79%) MCSA
8 5 (2.79%) CCSE
8 5 (2.79%) CCSA
8 5 (2.79%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.23%) Degree
9 4 (2.23%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.68%) PMP
10 3 (1.68%) CISSP
10 3 (1.68%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.12%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.79%) SLA
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 37 (20.67%) Active Directory
2 28 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.70%) vSphere
4 11 (6.15%) XenApp
5 8 (4.47%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.91%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (3.91%) Xen
7 6 (3.35%) ProxySG
8 5 (2.79%) NFS
9 4 (2.23%) NLBS
9 4 (2.23%) VMware Server
9 4 (2.23%) SRDF
9 4 (2.23%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (2.23%) KVM
9 4 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.68%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.12%) Snort
11 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.12%) UAG
11 2 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (5.03%) SCCM
2 7 (3.91%) WSUS
3 6 (3.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.23%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.23%) HP SIM
4 4 (2.23%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (2.23%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.68%) SCOM
6 2 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (1.12%) Iperf
6 2 (1.12%) Casper Suite
6 2 (1.12%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.56%) Control-M
7 1 (0.56%) OpenView
7 1 (0.56%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.56%) Ambari
7 1 (0.56%) Oozie
Vendors
1 112 (62.57%) Cisco
2 52 (29.05%) VMware
3 51 (28.49%) Microsoft
4 37 (20.67%) CheckPoint
5 23 (12.85%) Juniper
6 22 (12.29%) Citrix
7 21 (11.73%) F5
8 19 (10.61%) HP
9 17 (9.50%) IBM
10 16 (8.94%) Oracle
11 13 (7.26%) Avaya
12 11 (6.15%) NetApp
13 10 (5.59%) 3PAR
14 9 (5.03%) Blue Coat
14 9 (5.03%) Riverbed
15 8 (4.47%) McAfee
16 7 (3.91%) SolarWinds
17 6 (3.35%) Nokia
18 5 (2.79%) Symantec
18 5 (2.79%) EMC
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