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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 34 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.19% 4.76% 5.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.12% 22.22% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£525 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.82% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £309
% change year-on-year
- +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -11.62%
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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
33 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 18.03% 21.43% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 12
Average daily rate £469 £400 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) VLAN
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (28.57%) SUSE
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) CCNP
5 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
5 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
5 2 (28.57%) ProxySG
5 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (28.57%) vSphere
5 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (28.57%) F5
5 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) FireEye
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (28.57%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
1 4 (57.14%) VLAN
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) SSL
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
4 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) SUSE
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) ProxySG
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) Avaya
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
3 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
3 2 (28.57%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) FireEye
4 1 (14.29%) BMC
4 1 (14.29%) IBM