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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 16 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 4.90% - 4.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.52% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£125 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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
27 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 26.47% 23.46% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 7
Average daily rate £400 £300 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £225 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 4 (44.44%) MS Office
4 4 (44.44%) MPLS
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (33.33%) CCNA
5 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) Network Security
5 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 3 (33.33%) ProxySG
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (22.22%) IIS
6 2 (22.22%) Websense
6 2 (22.22%) F5
6 2 (22.22%) HSRP
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (11.11%) Meraki
7 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (11.11%) Change Control
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) MPLS
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) Network Security
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (22.22%) HSRP
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
6 1 (11.11%) BGP
6 1 (11.11%) DSL
6 1 (11.11%) SAN
6 1 (11.11%) DHCP
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (44.44%) Service Desk Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Service Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) IT Support
2 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Account Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Account Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCDA
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) HP AIS
3 1 (11.11%) HP ASE
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) ProxySG
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenServer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Websense
4 2 (22.22%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Meraki
5 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) IBM