The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 26 15
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 1.47% 2.90% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.35% 13.33% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £511 £525 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.61% +68.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £525 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.70% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -1.42%
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
63 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 23.16% 21.74% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 10
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Croydon region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 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 Croydon region with a requirement for WAN.

1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (50.00%) F5
2 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Wireless
2 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
3 3 (37.50%) ProxySG
3 3 (37.50%) BIG-IP
3 3 (37.50%) Supplier Management
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) SSL
3 3 (37.50%) SLA
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
3 3 (37.50%) Resource Management
3 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) Network Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) BIG-IP
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) SSL
3 3 (37.50%) Unified Communications
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) IPsec
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) VPLS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Network Communications Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Designer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Network Designer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (12.50%) SUSE
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
3 3 (37.50%) Network Management
3 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (37.50%) Resource Management
3 3 (37.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCIE
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) ProxySG
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) F5
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) FireEye
4 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) Motorola
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) VMware