The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK / England
Rank 99 114 102
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 954 982 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.28% 2.06% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.29% 14.20% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 592 567
Median daily rate £400 £386 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +4.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £359
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 45 72
Median hourly rate £16.75 £21.34 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.50% +14.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £59.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6241 6916 7226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 14.50% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3931 4152 4004
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 296 431
Median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in England

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the England region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in England

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in England

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the England region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in England

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in England

WAN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 326 £400 -5.88% 86
South East +21 275 £420 +20.00% 45
North West +35 82 £355 -13.67% 33
West Midlands +31 73 £350 -12.50% 37
East of England -9 60 £388 +4.72% 16
South West +1 50 £272 -24.96% 11
Yorkshire +1 35 £400 +28.51% 12
North East +1 32 £398 +40.67%
East Midlands -9 21 £320 -21.23% 8
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 1544 (83.87%) LAN
2 976 (53.01%) Cisco
3 810 (44.00%) Firewall
4 610 (33.13%) Cisco Certification
5 581 (31.56%) Windows
6 443 (24.06%) Security Cleared
7 411 (22.32%) CCNP
8 407 (22.11%) Data Centre
9 405 (22.00%) VPN
10 395 (21.46%) Microsoft
11 373 (20.26%) SC Cleared
12 360 (19.55%) Active Directory
13 344 (18.69%) Wireless
14 342 (18.58%) CCNA
15 338 (18.36%) VMware
16 330 (17.93%) ITIL
17 318 (17.27%) TCP/IP
18 284 (15.43%) Juniper
19 277 (15.05%) CheckPoint
20 264 (14.34%) DNS
21 261 (14.18%) VoIP
22 250 (13.58%) MPLS
23 247 (13.42%) Network Security
24 237 (12.87%) Linux
25 217 (11.79%) Cisco ASA
26 214 (11.62%) Windows Server
27 210 (11.41%) F5
27 210 (11.41%) Network Design
28 209 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
29 198 (10.76%) Finance

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 93 (5.05%) MS Exchange
2 58 (3.15%) SharePoint
3 51 (2.77%) IIS
4 44 (2.39%) Apache
5 42 (2.28%) Skype for Business
6 34 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (1.03%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.49%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.49%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
12 9 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 8 (0.43%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.43%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.43%) DataSynapse
13 8 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 131 (7.12%) MS Office
2 126 (6.84%) MS Excel
3 39 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.27%) MS Project
6 3 (0.16%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.054%) assyst
4 1 (0.054%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.054%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.054%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.054%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.054%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 144 (7.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (7.55%) Office 365
3 136 (7.39%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (3.15%) IaaS
5 28 (1.52%) PaaS
6 23 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (1.25%) SaaS
7 20 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.33%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.22%) Akamai
11 4 (0.22%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.16%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (0.11%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1544 (83.87%) LAN
2 810 (44.00%) Firewall
3 405 (22.00%) VPN
4 344 (18.69%) Wireless
5 318 (17.27%) TCP/IP
6 264 (14.34%) DNS
7 261 (14.18%) VoIP
8 250 (13.58%) MPLS
9 247 (13.42%) Network Security
10 217 (11.79%) Cisco ASA
11 187 (10.16%) DHCP
12 178 (9.67%) BGP
13 172 (9.34%) OSPF
14 152 (8.26%) Internet
15 142 (7.71%) Cisco Nexus
16 133 (7.22%) SAN
17 126 (6.84%) WLAN
18 122 (6.63%) Wi-Fi
19 111 (6.03%) VLAN
20 105 (5.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 26 (1.41%) MySQL
4 24 (1.30%) Hadoop
5 19 (1.03%) Redis
6 18 (0.98%) Big Data
6 18 (0.98%) HBase
7 12 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.65%) Oracle Exadata
8 11 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (0.54%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (0.49%) Apache Hive
10 9 (0.49%) Sqoop
11 8 (0.43%) Apache Zeppelin
11 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (0.60%) Jenkins
1 11 (0.60%) JIRA
2 7 (0.38%) Bitbucket
2 7 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.22%) Artifactory
3 4 (0.22%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.16%) ClearQuest
4 3 (0.16%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.11%) Maven
5 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.054%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.054%) MSI
6 1 (0.054%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.054%) Subversion
General
1 198 (10.76%) Finance
2 175 (9.51%) Telecoms
3 66 (3.59%) Banking
4 41 (2.23%) Retail
5 36 (1.96%) Legal
6 23 (1.25%) Back Office
7 15 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.76%) Marketing
9 11 (0.60%) Advertising
10 7 (0.38%) Billing
10 7 (0.38%) Local Government
11 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.33%) French Language
12 5 (0.27%) Games
12 5 (0.27%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.22%) Automotive
13 4 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.22%) Law
13 4 (0.22%) Publishing
14 3 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 454 (24.66%) Network Engineer
2 365 (19.83%) Architect
3 218 (11.84%) Analyst
4 134 (7.28%) Network Architect
5 114 (6.19%) Project Manager
5 114 (6.19%) Support Engineer
6 109 (5.92%) Cisco Engineer
7 108 (5.87%) Infrastructure Architect
8 98 (5.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 91 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 86 (4.67%) Network Analyst
11 71 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
12 66 (3.59%) Infrastructure Manager
13 65 (3.53%) Consultant
14 59 (3.20%) Senior Network Engineer
15 58 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support
16 56 (3.04%) Network Support
17 55 (2.99%) Security Engineer
18 53 (2.88%) Technical Architect
19 51 (2.77%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (3.26%) Web Services
2 58 (3.15%) Elastic Stack
3 50 (2.72%) 802.1X
4 29 (1.58%) Middleware
5 16 (0.87%) HTML
5 16 (0.87%) RESTful
6 15 (0.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 11 (0.60%) CSS
8 9 (0.49%) .NET
8 9 (0.49%) J2EE
8 9 (0.49%) XML
9 8 (0.43%) Apache Tez
9 8 (0.43%) Kafka
9 8 (0.43%) Rendezvous
9 8 (0.43%) XSLT
10 6 (0.33%) XMPP
11 3 (0.16%) Java SE
11 3 (0.16%) JSON
11 3 (0.16%) LAMP
11 3 (0.16%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 407 (22.11%) Data Centre
2 112 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (5.43%) Management Information System
4 38 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 36 (1.96%) Private Cloud
6 33 (1.79%) Smartphone
7 32 (1.74%) Clustering
7 32 (1.74%) NHS
8 31 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 31 (1.68%) Driving Licence
9 30 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 26 (1.41%) Cyber Attack
11 23 (1.25%) Virtual Team
12 22 (1.20%) PKI
13 20 (1.09%) Replication
14 19 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
15 15 (0.81%) IVR
15 15 (0.81%) Mainframe
15 15 (0.81%) PMI
16 14 (0.76%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 581 (31.56%) Windows
2 237 (12.87%) Linux
3 214 (11.62%) Windows Server
4 150 (8.15%) Unix
5 119 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 102 (5.54%) Windows 7
7 90 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 77 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (2.50%) Windows 10
10 39 (2.12%) Windows XP
11 37 (2.01%) Solaris
12 34 (1.85%) Android
13 27 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (1.09%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.49%) AIX
15 9 (0.49%) SUSE
16 8 (0.43%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.43%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.38%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (17.93%) ITIL
2 210 (11.41%) Network Design
3 163 (8.85%) Migration
4 161 (8.75%) Service Management
5 159 (8.64%) Load Balancing
6 134 (7.28%) Project Management
7 111 (6.03%) Network Management
8 108 (5.87%) Network Monitoring
9 105 (5.70%) PRINCE2
10 89 (4.83%) Change Management
11 82 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 81 (4.40%) Information Security
13 80 (4.35%) Problem Management
14 78 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
15 74 (4.02%) High Availability
16 72 (3.91%) SIEM
17 69 (3.75%) Incident Management
18 68 (3.69%) Service Delivery
19 67 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
19 67 (3.64%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (5.43%) SQL
2 38 (2.06%) PowerShell
3 28 (1.52%) Java
4 24 (1.30%) Python
5 21 (1.14%) C
6 20 (1.09%) Perl
7 13 (0.71%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.60%) C++
9 9 (0.49%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.38%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.33%) Korn
12 5 (0.27%) VB
12 5 (0.27%) VBScript
13 4 (0.22%) C#
14 3 (0.16%) C-shell
14 3 (0.16%) PHP
15 2 (0.11%) Lisp
15 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.054%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 610 (33.13%) Cisco Certification
2 443 (24.06%) Security Cleared
3 411 (22.32%) CCNP
4 373 (20.26%) SC Cleared
5 342 (18.58%) CCNA
6 173 (9.40%) CCIE
7 90 (4.89%) CCDP
8 85 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 83 (4.51%) Degree
10 78 (4.24%) CISSP
11 72 (3.91%) CCSA
12 71 (3.86%) MCSE
13 63 (3.42%) JNCIA
14 54 (2.93%) SANS
14 54 (2.93%) SSCP
15 48 (2.61%) CCSE
16 46 (2.50%) DV Cleared
17 42 (2.28%) CCDA
18 39 (2.12%) JNCIE
19 35 (1.90%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.48%) SLA
2 58 (3.15%) PCI DSS
3 38 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.71%) QA
7 8 (0.43%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.33%) RMADS
9 3 (0.16%) COBIT
9 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.11%) BS25999
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.054%) PMBOK
System Software
1 360 (19.55%) Active Directory
2 209 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (4.89%) Hyper-V
4 41 (2.23%) vSphere
5 30 (1.63%) XenApp
6 28 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
8 21 (1.14%) VMware ESX
9 18 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (0.81%) Docker
10 15 (0.81%) ProxySG
10 15 (0.81%) Terminal Services
10 15 (0.81%) Xen
11 14 (0.76%) KVM
11 14 (0.76%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.71%) vCloud
13 12 (0.65%) Firmware
13 12 (0.65%) ISA Server
14 11 (0.60%) NFS
15 10 (0.54%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 65 (3.53%) SCCM
2 63 (3.42%) FortiGate
3 49 (2.66%) QRadar
4 30 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
5 29 (1.58%) Puppet
6 25 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 25 (1.36%) Nessus
7 22 (1.20%) Ansible
8 20 (1.09%) Kibana
9 19 (1.03%) logstash
9 19 (1.03%) SCOM
10 16 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
11 15 (0.81%) Backup Exec
11 15 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
12 14 (0.76%) AirWatch
12 14 (0.76%) Nagios
12 14 (0.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
13 11 (0.60%) Nmap
13 11 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 976 (53.01%) Cisco
2 395 (21.46%) Microsoft
3 338 (18.36%) VMware
4 284 (15.43%) Juniper
5 277 (15.05%) CheckPoint
6 210 (11.41%) F5
7 197 (10.70%) Citrix
8 146 (7.93%) HP
9 104 (5.65%) Palo Alto
10 92 (5.00%) Riverbed
11 88 (4.78%) Fortinet
12 85 (4.62%) Aruba
13 77 (4.18%) Apple
14 76 (4.13%) IBM
14 76 (4.13%) Oracle
15 71 (3.86%) Intel Security
16 70 (3.80%) SolarWinds
17 65 (3.53%) Blue Coat
18 62 (3.37%) Splunk
19 49 (2.66%) Avaya
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