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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK / England
Rank 102 110 95
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing WAN 957 976 966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.30% 2.10% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.21% 14.52% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 584 574
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £250 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 67 72
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £26.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -5.88%

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
6291 6724 6772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.15% 14.45% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 3957 3888
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 353 381
Median hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £21.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +27.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -16 347 £403 -5.29% 83
South East +2 244 £410 +2.50% 51
North West +21 90 £350 -6.66% 25
West Midlands +25 68 £331 -6.69% 32
East of England +3 68 £325 -21.21% 12
South West +17 45 £343 -8.66% 15
Yorkshire 0 38 £356 +11.32% 23
North East +9 33 £375 -3.22% 1
East Midlands -22 23 £315 -21.25% 13
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 1601 (84.09%) LAN
2 1049 (55.09%) Cisco
3 842 (44.22%) Firewall
4 608 (31.93%) Cisco Certification
5 550 (28.89%) Windows
6 467 (24.53%) Data Centre
7 411 (21.59%) Microsoft
8 403 (21.17%) VPN
9 400 (21.01%) Security Cleared
10 398 (20.90%) CCNP
11 380 (19.96%) VMware
12 358 (18.80%) Active Directory
13 345 (18.12%) CCNA
14 342 (17.96%) SC Cleared
15 333 (17.49%) TCP/IP
15 333 (17.49%) ITIL
16 321 (16.86%) Wireless
17 291 (15.28%) CheckPoint
18 290 (15.23%) Juniper
19 276 (14.50%) DNS
20 271 (14.23%) Network Security
21 268 (14.08%) VoIP
22 251 (13.18%) MPLS
23 243 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
23 243 (12.76%) Cisco ASA
24 240 (12.61%) Windows Server
25 229 (12.03%) Linux
26 203 (10.66%) Citrix
27 199 (10.45%) Network Design
28 197 (10.35%) 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
1 110 (5.78%) MS Exchange
2 54 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 53 (2.78%) Skype for Business
4 50 (2.63%) IIS
5 49 (2.57%) Apache
6 48 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 28 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (1.42%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (1.10%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.68%) IBM Notes
11 13 (0.68%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 9 (0.47%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
14 8 (0.42%) Apache Pig
14 8 (0.42%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 107 (5.62%) MS Excel
1 107 (5.62%) MS Office
2 45 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) MS Project
6 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.053%) InDesign
6 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.053%) Eikon
4 1 (0.053%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.053%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.053%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 126 (6.62%) Office 365
2 124 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (2.78%) IaaS
5 32 (1.68%) PaaS
6 31 (1.63%) SaaS
7 20 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.32%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.26%) Akamai
10 5 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.16%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
13 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.11%) Yammer
14 1 (0.053%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1601 (84.09%) LAN
2 842 (44.22%) Firewall
3 403 (21.17%) VPN
4 333 (17.49%) TCP/IP
5 321 (16.86%) Wireless
6 276 (14.50%) DNS
7 271 (14.23%) Network Security
8 268 (14.08%) VoIP
9 251 (13.18%) MPLS
10 243 (12.76%) Cisco ASA
11 188 (9.87%) DHCP
12 178 (9.35%) BGP
12 178 (9.35%) OSPF
13 164 (8.61%) SAN
14 163 (8.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 163 (8.56%) Internet
15 148 (7.77%) WLAN
16 143 (7.51%) Wi-Fi
17 123 (6.46%) VLAN
18 106 (5.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.84%) Relational Database
3 33 (1.73%) MySQL
4 25 (1.31%) Hadoop
5 19 (1.00%) HBase
6 16 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (0.68%) Big Data
8 12 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.63%) Oracle Exadata
9 11 (0.58%) Redis
10 10 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (0.53%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (0.47%) Apache Hive
11 9 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.47%) Sqoop
12 8 (0.42%) Apache Zeppelin
13 7 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 9 (0.47%) JIRA
3 8 (0.42%) ClearCase
4 7 (0.37%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.37%) StarTeam
4 7 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.16%) Maven
6 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.11%) Subversion
6 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.053%) Ant
7 1 (0.053%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.053%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.053%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.053%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.053%) Travis CI
General
1 197 (10.35%) Finance
2 191 (10.03%) Telecoms
3 74 (3.89%) Banking
4 43 (2.26%) Retail
5 28 (1.47%) Legal
6 21 (1.10%) Back Office
7 15 (0.79%) Marketing
8 13 (0.68%) Advertising
9 12 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.42%) Electronics
10 8 (0.42%) French Language
10 8 (0.42%) Law
10 8 (0.42%) Local Government
11 7 (0.37%) Billing
11 7 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.32%) Games
13 5 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.21%) German Language
14 4 (0.21%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 460 (24.16%) Network Engineer
2 388 (20.38%) Architect
3 186 (9.77%) Analyst
4 147 (7.72%) Network Architect
5 131 (6.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 129 (6.78%) Project Manager
7 116 (6.09%) Support Engineer
8 113 (5.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 112 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
10 102 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 82 (4.31%) Security Engineer
12 77 (4.04%) Infrastructure Manager
13 75 (3.94%) Consultant
14 74 (3.89%) Network Analyst
15 73 (3.83%) Network Security Engineer
16 63 (3.31%) Senior Network Engineer
16 63 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
17 61 (3.20%) Network Support
18 59 (3.10%) Technical Architect
19 57 (2.99%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (2.78%) Web Services
2 49 (2.57%) 802.1X
3 42 (2.21%) ELK Stack
4 41 (2.15%) Middleware
5 21 (1.10%) HTML
6 17 (0.89%) CSS
7 16 (0.84%) XML
8 15 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 15 (0.79%) XSLT
9 13 (0.68%) .NET
10 11 (0.58%) RESTful
11 10 (0.53%) LAMP
12 8 (0.42%) Apache Tez
12 8 (0.42%) Kafka
12 8 (0.42%) Rendezvous
12 8 (0.42%) XMPP
13 7 (0.37%) HTML5
13 7 (0.37%) J2EE
14 6 (0.32%) Natural Language Processing
15 5 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 467 (24.53%) Data Centre
2 103 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (4.78%) Management Information System
4 37 (1.94%) Driving Licence
5 36 (1.89%) Clustering
5 36 (1.89%) NHS
6 34 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 34 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
7 32 (1.68%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.26%) Private Cloud
8 24 (1.26%) Smartphone
9 23 (1.21%) PKI
10 22 (1.16%) Virtual Team
11 21 (1.10%) Cyber Attack
12 20 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
12 20 (1.05%) Replication
13 17 (0.89%) PMI
14 15 (0.79%) Blackberry
14 15 (0.79%) IVR
14 15 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 550 (28.89%) Windows
2 240 (12.61%) Windows Server
3 229 (12.03%) Linux
4 146 (7.67%) Unix
5 145 (7.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (5.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 89 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 86 (4.52%) Windows 7
9 59 (3.10%) Solaris
10 42 (2.21%) Windows 10
11 30 (1.58%) Android
12 25 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (1.26%) Windows XP
14 19 (1.00%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.68%) AIX
15 13 (0.68%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.58%) SUSE
17 9 (0.47%) CentOS
17 9 (0.47%) HPUX
17 9 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (17.49%) ITIL
2 199 (10.45%) Network Design
3 174 (9.14%) Migration
4 156 (8.19%) Load Balancing
5 147 (7.72%) Service Management
6 132 (6.93%) Project Management
7 110 (5.78%) PRINCE2
8 101 (5.30%) Change Management
9 100 (5.25%) Network Management
10 96 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 92 (4.83%) Network Monitoring
12 83 (4.36%) High Availability
13 82 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
14 74 (3.89%) SIEM
15 73 (3.83%) Problem Management
16 71 (3.73%) Agile Software Development
16 71 (3.73%) Information Security
17 69 (3.62%) Service Delivery
18 65 (3.41%) Patch Management
19 63 (3.31%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (5.30%) SQL
2 51 (2.68%) PowerShell
3 27 (1.42%) Perl
4 26 (1.37%) Java
5 24 (1.26%) Python
6 20 (1.05%) C
7 19 (1.00%) C++
8 17 (0.89%) Bash Shell
9 16 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 12 (0.63%) PHP
10 12 (0.63%) VB
11 10 (0.53%) JavaScript
11 10 (0.53%) Korn
12 9 (0.47%) C#
12 9 (0.47%) C-shell
13 3 (0.16%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.11%) VBScript
15 1 (0.053%) Lisp
15 1 (0.053%) Ruby
15 1 (0.053%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 608 (31.93%) Cisco Certification
2 400 (21.01%) Security Cleared
3 398 (20.90%) CCNP
4 345 (18.12%) CCNA
5 342 (17.96%) SC Cleared
6 162 (8.51%) CCIE
7 86 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 73 (3.83%) MCSE
9 72 (3.78%) CCDP
10 71 (3.73%) Degree
11 69 (3.62%) CISSP
12 65 (3.41%) CCSA
13 51 (2.68%) JNCIA
14 45 (2.36%) DV Cleared
15 42 (2.21%) CCDA
16 37 (1.94%) SANS
16 37 (1.94%) SSCP
17 35 (1.84%) CCSE
18 34 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 33 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.41%) PCI DSS
2 66 (3.47%) SLA
3 48 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
5 18 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.89%) RMADS
7 15 (0.79%) QA
8 8 (0.42%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.053%) BS25999
10 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.053%) JSP 440
System Software
1 358 (18.80%) Active Directory
2 243 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (4.78%) Hyper-V
4 62 (3.26%) vSphere
5 39 (2.05%) XenApp
6 31 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (1.26%) VMware ESX
8 21 (1.10%) Firmware
9 18 (0.95%) KVM
9 18 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
9 18 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 15 (0.79%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.79%) Xen
12 13 (0.68%) NFS
12 13 (0.68%) Samba
12 13 (0.68%) vCloud
13 12 (0.63%) Docker
13 12 (0.63%) ProxySG
13 12 (0.63%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 74 (3.89%) SCCM
2 46 (2.42%) FortiGate
3 43 (2.26%) Nessus
4 35 (1.84%) QRadar
5 30 (1.58%) Puppet
6 29 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
7 27 (1.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 23 (1.21%) Ansible
8 23 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
9 21 (1.10%) AirWatch
9 21 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
9 21 (1.10%) WSUS
10 20 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
11 17 (0.89%) Backup Exec
12 16 (0.84%) NetBackup
13 15 (0.79%) SCOM
14 14 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
15 12 (0.63%) Kibana
15 12 (0.63%) logstash
16 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1049 (55.09%) Cisco
2 411 (21.59%) Microsoft
3 380 (19.96%) VMware
4 291 (15.28%) CheckPoint
5 290 (15.23%) Juniper
6 203 (10.66%) Citrix
7 183 (9.61%) F5
8 141 (7.41%) HP
9 101 (5.30%) Palo Alto
10 99 (5.20%) Oracle
11 84 (4.41%) Riverbed
12 76 (3.99%) Intel Security
13 74 (3.89%) Fortinet
13 74 (3.89%) IBM
14 70 (3.68%) Aruba
15 68 (3.57%) Blue Coat
16 59 (3.10%) SolarWinds
17 54 (2.84%) Apple
18 53 (2.78%) Splunk
19 49 (2.57%) Avaya
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
set2recruit
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 - £423.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £365.00 - £385 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
TEKsystems
Rate: £401 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £11 - £17 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
The People Network
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £12 - £14 Per Hour up to £14/hour (ltd/umbrella company basis)
Posted: 5 days ago