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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 105 94 124
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +30
Contract jobs citing WAN 1091 1151 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.22% 2.26% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 15.40% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 703 498
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 61 73
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £39.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +24.28%
WAN
UK

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
7857 7472 6674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.02% 14.66% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4845 4263 3626
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 451 372
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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 1 July 2016.

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 1 July 2016.

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 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -40 357 £450 +20.00% 91
South East -8 232 £375 -3.22% 65
South West +29 109 £333 +10.83% 26
West Midlands -8 91 £334 +3.48% 21
North West -4 76 £375 - 28
East of England +18 71 £413 +26.92% 19
North East -17 58 £330 -5.03% 7
Yorkshire -27 52 £350 +19.65% 22
East Midlands +7 40 £563 +47.05% 10
Midlands -6 3 £375 +26.05%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 1777 (83.51%) LAN
2 1140 (53.57%) Cisco
3 950 (44.64%) Firewall
4 735 (34.54%) Cisco Certification
5 649 (30.50%) Windows
6 516 (24.25%) CCNP
7 479 (22.51%) ITIL
8 475 (22.32%) VPN
9 453 (21.29%) Data Centre
10 450 (21.15%) Active Directory
11 419 (19.69%) Wireless
12 401 (18.84%) Security Cleared
13 392 (18.42%) TCP/IP
14 387 (18.19%) VMware
15 361 (16.96%) Microsoft
16 338 (15.88%) CCNA
17 335 (15.74%) CheckPoint
18 329 (15.46%) SC Cleared
18 329 (15.46%) Network Security
19 326 (15.32%) MPLS
20 325 (15.27%) DNS
21 324 (15.23%) Finance
22 312 (14.66%) VoIP
23 303 (14.24%) Juniper
24 291 (13.67%) Linux
25 275 (12.92%) Windows Server
26 270 (12.69%) BGP
27 259 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
28 247 (11.61%) Cisco ASA
29 239 (11.23%) Citrix

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
1 178 (8.36%) MS Exchange
2 75 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 70 (3.29%) SharePoint
4 61 (2.87%) IIS
5 58 (2.73%) Skype for Business
6 53 (2.49%) Apache
7 39 (1.83%) Tomcat
8 31 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (1.22%) OpenStack
9 26 (1.22%) WebSphere
10 21 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (0.99%) JBoss
11 20 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 19 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 19 (0.89%) Mule
13 17 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
14 16 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
15 9 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.28%) Confluence
16 6 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 120 (5.64%) MS Office
2 108 (5.08%) MS Excel
3 45 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.32%) MS Project
5 26 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.38%) PaintShop Pro
7 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.094%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 13 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.28%) Eikon
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.14%) ENOVIA
7 2 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.094%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.094%) Primavera
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.047%) RMDS
8 1 (0.047%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 115 (5.40%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (5.08%) Office 365
3 74 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 54 (2.54%) IaaS
5 41 (1.93%) PaaS
6 23 (1.08%) SaaS
7 17 (0.80%) Mimecast
8 15 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.14%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.094%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.094%) GitHub
14 1 (0.047%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.047%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.047%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1777 (83.51%) LAN
2 950 (44.64%) Firewall
3 475 (22.32%) VPN
4 419 (19.69%) Wireless
5 392 (18.42%) TCP/IP
6 329 (15.46%) Network Security
7 326 (15.32%) MPLS
8 325 (15.27%) DNS
9 312 (14.66%) VoIP
10 270 (12.69%) BGP
11 247 (11.61%) Cisco ASA
12 228 (10.71%) SAN
13 218 (10.24%) DHCP
14 215 (10.10%) OSPF
15 163 (7.66%) Wi-Fi
16 153 (7.19%) Cisco Nexus
17 147 (6.91%) Internet
18 137 (6.44%) IPsec
19 126 (5.92%) EIGRP
20 125 (5.87%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.74%) Relational Database
3 22 (1.03%) MySQL
4 21 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (0.89%) Hadoop
5 19 (0.89%) HBase
6 12 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (0.47%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
10 6 (0.28%) QlikView
10 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.14%) OLTP
13 2 (0.094%) FileMaker
13 2 (0.094%) GIS
13 2 (0.094%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (1.74%) Jenkins
2 15 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 11 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.52%) Subversion
4 8 (0.38%) Artifactory
4 8 (0.38%) JIRA
5 6 (0.28%) ClearCase
5 6 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.28%) StarTeam
6 5 (0.23%) Hudson
7 4 (0.19%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.14%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.094%) Maven
9 2 (0.094%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.047%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.047%) Ant
10 1 (0.047%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.047%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.047%) SonarQube
General
1 324 (15.23%) Finance
2 185 (8.69%) Telecoms
3 82 (3.85%) Banking
4 63 (2.96%) Retail
5 52 (2.44%) Legal
6 33 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 19 (0.89%) Marketing
8 17 (0.80%) Military
9 16 (0.75%) Back Office
9 16 (0.75%) Law
10 15 (0.70%) Billing
10 15 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.61%) Electronics
12 11 (0.52%) German Language
13 9 (0.42%) Advertising
13 9 (0.42%) Local Government
13 9 (0.42%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.28%) Games
14 6 (0.28%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 564 (26.50%) Network Engineer
2 335 (15.74%) Architect
3 227 (10.67%) Analyst
4 155 (7.28%) Support Engineer
5 154 (7.24%) Cisco Engineer
6 151 (7.10%) Project Manager
7 130 (6.11%) Infrastructure Architect
8 126 (5.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 124 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 104 (4.89%) Infrastructure Manager
11 102 (4.79%) Network Architect
12 96 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
13 87 (4.09%) Senior Network Engineer
14 79 (3.71%) Security Engineer
15 78 (3.67%) Network Analyst
15 78 (3.67%) Network Support
16 77 (3.62%) Designer
17 74 (3.48%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 69 (3.24%) Network Designer
19 67 (3.15%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.43%) Middleware
2 46 (2.16%) 802.1X
3 41 (1.93%) HTML
4 35 (1.64%) Web Services
5 23 (1.08%) XML
6 17 (0.80%) Rendezvous
7 16 (0.75%) XSLT
8 14 (0.66%) .NET
9 9 (0.42%) LAMP
10 7 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (0.33%) Servlets
11 6 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (0.28%) SOAP
12 5 (0.23%) CSS
12 5 (0.23%) XMPP
13 4 (0.19%) REST
14 3 (0.14%) boto
14 3 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
14 3 (0.14%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 453 (21.29%) Data Centre
2 80 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (3.71%) Management Information System
4 59 (2.77%) Video Conferencing
5 52 (2.44%) Blackberry
6 50 (2.35%) Clustering
7 41 (1.93%) Computer Science
8 32 (1.50%) PKI
9 28 (1.32%) Public Cloud
10 27 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
10 27 (1.27%) IVR
11 26 (1.22%) Private Cloud
11 26 (1.22%) Replication
12 22 (1.03%) Driving Licence
13 20 (0.94%) RSA SecurID
14 19 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 19 (0.89%) Handset
14 19 (0.89%) NHS
15 18 (0.85%) Mathematics
15 18 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 649 (30.50%) Windows
2 291 (13.67%) Linux
3 275 (12.92%) Windows Server
4 188 (8.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 154 (7.24%) Unix
6 150 (7.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 134 (6.30%) Windows 7
8 124 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 74 (3.48%) Solaris
10 64 (3.01%) Windows XP
11 37 (1.74%) Mac OS X
12 32 (1.50%) AIX
12 32 (1.50%) Windows 8
13 26 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (1.13%) Windows 10
15 16 (0.75%) Android
16 14 (0.66%) CentOS
17 11 (0.52%) HPUX
17 11 (0.52%) SUSE
18 10 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (22.51%) ITIL
2 202 (9.49%) Network Design
3 185 (8.69%) Project Management
4 181 (8.51%) Migration
5 131 (6.16%) Load Balancing
5 131 (6.16%) PRINCE2
6 123 (5.78%) Service Management
7 114 (5.36%) Change Management
8 96 (4.51%) Network Monitoring
9 93 (4.37%) High Availability
10 91 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
10 91 (4.28%) Network Management
10 91 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 89 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
12 73 (3.43%) DevOps
12 73 (3.43%) ITIL V3
13 71 (3.34%) Service Delivery
14 64 (3.01%) Configuration Management
15 62 (2.91%) SIEM
16 59 (2.77%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (6.77%) SQL
2 62 (2.91%) PowerShell
3 50 (2.35%) Bash Shell
4 49 (2.30%) Perl
5 45 (2.11%) Java
6 39 (1.83%) Python
7 27 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 22 (1.03%) Korn
9 20 (0.94%) C-shell
9 20 (0.94%) JavaScript
10 17 (0.80%) C
11 11 (0.52%) VBScript
12 10 (0.47%) PHP
13 9 (0.42%) C#
14 8 (0.38%) C++
15 6 (0.28%) Lisp
15 6 (0.28%) Ruby
15 6 (0.28%) Tcl
16 5 (0.23%) VB
17 3 (0.14%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 735 (34.54%) Cisco Certification
2 516 (24.25%) CCNP
3 401 (18.84%) Security Cleared
4 338 (15.88%) CCNA
5 329 (15.46%) SC Cleared
6 135 (6.34%) CCIE
7 117 (5.50%) Degree
8 89 (4.18%) CCDP
9 80 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 75 (3.52%) DV Cleared
11 55 (2.58%) MCSE
12 53 (2.49%) CISSP
13 40 (1.88%) MCP
14 38 (1.79%) JNCIP
15 33 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
16 31 (1.46%) CCDA
16 31 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 30 (1.41%) CCSE
17 30 (1.41%) JNCIA
18 29 (1.36%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.32%) SLA
2 34 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (0.52%) QA
6 7 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.23%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.19%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.094%) COBIT
10 2 (0.094%) GxP
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.047%) MiFID
System Software
1 450 (21.15%) Active Directory
2 259 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (4.18%) Hyper-V
4 73 (3.43%) XenApp
5 55 (2.58%) VMware ESX
6 49 (2.30%) vSphere
7 44 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (1.79%) Xen
9 37 (1.74%) XenDesktop
10 33 (1.55%) KVM
11 29 (1.36%) NFS
12 27 (1.27%) SRDF
13 23 (1.08%) Samba
14 22 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
15 16 (0.75%) GPFS
16 15 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
17 11 (0.52%) vCloud
17 11 (0.52%) VMware Server
18 10 (0.47%) ProxySG
19 9 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 120 (5.64%) SCCM
2 60 (2.82%) Puppet
3 53 (2.49%) Ansible
4 39 (1.83%) FortiGate
4 39 (1.83%) SCOM
5 30 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
6 27 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 24 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
8 20 (0.94%) Backup Exec
9 17 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
10 16 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (0.66%) WSUS
13 13 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 13 (0.61%) Nagios
14 12 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
14 12 (0.56%) WhatsUp Gold
15 11 (0.52%) Cacti
15 11 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 10 (0.47%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1140 (53.57%) Cisco
2 387 (18.19%) VMware
3 361 (16.96%) Microsoft
4 335 (15.74%) CheckPoint
5 303 (14.24%) Juniper
6 239 (11.23%) Citrix
7 174 (8.18%) F5
8 154 (7.24%) HP
9 144 (6.77%) Palo Alto
10 111 (5.22%) Oracle
11 100 (4.70%) IBM
12 81 (3.81%) SolarWinds
13 75 (3.52%) NetApp
14 72 (3.38%) Avaya
15 69 (3.24%) Blue Coat
16 68 (3.20%) Riverbed
17 62 (2.91%) Fortinet
18 56 (2.63%) EMC
19 55 (2.58%) Red Hat
20 48 (2.26%) Remedy
Luton, Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £290 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus corporate benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £450 per day Initial contract until December 2016
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £475 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £110 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago