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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 17 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.84% 2.94% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 13.64% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£363 £295 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.88% -41.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.58% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.35% -4.23%
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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
16 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 11.35% 21.57% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 13
Average daily rate £369 £338 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -26.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) MPLS
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (50.00%) ProxySG
4 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (33.33%) CCNP
5 2 (33.33%) BGP
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
5 2 (33.33%) F5
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) Websense
5 2 (33.33%) HSRP
5 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (16.67%) Meraki
6 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (16.67%) OSPF
6 1 (16.67%) IPsec
6 1 (16.67%) Finance

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (33.33%) HSRP
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) DSL
5 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 1 (16.67%) TACACS
5 1 (16.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Account Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Account Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) CentOS
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
1 1 (16.67%) Time Management
1 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
1 1 (16.67%) Change Control
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) XenServer
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Websense
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) Meraki
4 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Mitel