The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 28 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.07% 4.59% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 17.86% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate £475 £125 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+280.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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 Croydon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
36 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 14.88% 25.69% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 13
Average daily rate £375 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
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 Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Croydon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Croydon region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Croydon region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) Avaya
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 5 (50.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (30.00%) MS Office
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (30.00%) Legal
6 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) Time Management
6 2 (20.00%) OSPF
6 2 (20.00%) BCP
7 1 (10.00%) BGP
7 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
7 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (10.00%) Unix
7 1 (10.00%) IIS
7 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (10.00%) AIX
7 1 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) Dell

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) OSPF
2 2 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
3 2 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) SUSE
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) BCP
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Avaya
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (10.00%) Cadence
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) NICE Systems
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) VMware