The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Croydon region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 16 5 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 7.55% 15.94% 3.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.05% 61.11% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
Average daily rate £550 £325 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -43.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £325 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £410 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -18.82%
Communications & Networking Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
38 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 35.85% 26.09% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 13
Average daily rate £430 £380 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
WAN
London

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 April 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) HP
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Symantec
4 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
5 4 (44.44%) IIS
5 4 (44.44%) UNIX
5 4 (44.44%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) IBM
5 4 (44.44%) Linux
5 4 (44.44%) CCNP
5 4 (44.44%) EMC
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (44.44%) Avaya
5 4 (44.44%) SAN
5 4 (44.44%) OSPF
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (44.44%) Hitachi
5 4 (44.44%) NetApp
5 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (44.44%) SUSE
5 4 (44.44%) Replication
5 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) VMware ESX
5 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
5 4 (44.44%) Brocade
5 4 (44.44%) VLAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (44.44%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 4 (44.44%) OSPF
3 4 (44.44%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) VoIP
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) IPsec
6 1 (11.11%) Network Security
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Replication
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (44.44%) SUSE
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (22.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (44.44%) Data Protection
1 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (44.44%) Data Virtualisation
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNP
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware ESX
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) vSphere
2 4 (44.44%) SRDF
2 4 (44.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (22.22%) UAG
3 2 (22.22%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (22.22%) BladeLogic
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
1 7 (77.78%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) Symantec
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) EMC
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) Avaya
3 4 (44.44%) Hitachi
3 4 (44.44%) NetApp
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Brocade
4 2 (22.22%) BMC
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) Aruba
4 2 (22.22%) Stonesoft
5 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow