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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 29 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.88% 2.30% 8.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 13.33% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£525 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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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
30 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 21.58% 17.24% 26.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 16
Average daily rate £450 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 7 (77.78%) Finance
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) Avaya
4 4 (44.44%) SAN
4 4 (44.44%) Project Management
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) VLAN
4 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
5 3 (33.33%) Network Security
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) SSL
6 2 (22.22%) Dell
6 2 (22.22%) EMC
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) IIS
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) UNIX
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (22.22%) NetApp
6 2 (22.22%) Red Hat

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 2 (22.22%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
1 4 (44.44%) VLAN
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) SSL
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) BGP
3 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
4 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) SUSE
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
2 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) DDoS Mitigation
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) ProxySG
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Avaya
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) EMC
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
4 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
4 2 (22.22%) F5
4 2 (22.22%) FireEye
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) BMC