The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 98 116 106
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 977 825 770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.05% 1.79% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.91% 13.52% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 458 382
Average daily rate
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£372 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £217 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 60 107
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £11.99 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+23.75% +8.10%
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
7022 6103 6369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.23% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3862 3178 3163
Average daily rate £375 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 357 553
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 343 £383 +2.00% 105
South East +24 285 £370 +5.71% 80
South West 0 75 £425 +6.25% 43
Yorkshire +8 64 £285 -5.00% 28
West Midlands -8 62 £325 -7.14% 26
North West -28 61 £389 +19.61% 23
East Midlands +25 40 £363 +11.53% 21
East of England +4 36 £375 +2.73% 26
North East +4 6 £400 +8.40% 3
Midlands +4 1 £220 +69.23%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1794 (83.48%) LAN
2 1145 (53.28%) Cisco
3 854 (39.74%) Firewall
4 788 (36.67%) Windows
5 632 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
6 465 (21.64%) Active Directory
6 465 (21.64%) Microsoft
7 450 (20.94%) VMware
8 444 (20.66%) ITIL
9 440 (20.47%) VPN
10 392 (18.24%) CCNP
11 379 (17.64%) TCP/IP
12 378 (17.59%) MPLS
13 338 (15.73%) CCNA
14 330 (15.36%) CheckPoint
15 321 (14.94%) DNS
16 315 (14.66%) BGP
17 314 (14.61%) OSPF
18 297 (13.82%) Juniper
18 297 (13.82%) VoIP
19 292 (13.59%) Citrix
20 289 (13.45%) Security Cleared
21 277 (12.89%) VMware Infrastructure
21 277 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
21 277 (12.89%) Telecoms
22 264 (12.28%) Finance
23 263 (12.24%) Wireless
24 256 (11.91%) SAN
25 248 (11.54%) Network Security
26 225 (10.47%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 185 (8.61%) MS Exchange
2 77 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 71 (3.30%) SharePoint
4 70 (3.26%) IIS
5 57 (2.65%) Lync
6 47 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 44 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 43 (2.00%) Apache
9 36 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (1.07%) IBM Notes
11 20 (0.93%) Confluence
11 20 (0.93%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.84%) WebSphere
13 16 (0.74%) MediaWiki
14 14 (0.65%) nginx
15 13 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
16 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
17 9 (0.42%) OpenStack
18 8 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 224 (10.42%) MS Office
2 197 (9.17%) MS Excel
3 73 (3.40%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.88%) MS Project
6 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.093%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.047%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 9 (0.42%) ResourceLink
2 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.19%) RMDS
3 4 (0.19%) Agresso
4 3 (0.14%) Summit
5 2 (0.093%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.093%) assyst
5 2 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.047%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.047%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.91%) Office 365
2 28 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (0.98%) SaaS
4 13 (0.60%) IaaS
5 11 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.33%) PaaS
7 6 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.19%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.047%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1794 (83.48%) LAN
2 854 (39.74%) Firewall
3 440 (20.47%) VPN
4 379 (17.64%) TCP/IP
5 378 (17.59%) MPLS
6 321 (14.94%) DNS
7 315 (14.66%) BGP
8 314 (14.61%) OSPF
9 297 (13.82%) VoIP
10 263 (12.24%) Wireless
11 256 (11.91%) SAN
12 248 (11.54%) Network Security
13 223 (10.38%) Cisco ASA
14 221 (10.28%) Internet
15 199 (9.26%) DHCP
16 184 (8.56%) EIGRP
17 165 (7.68%) Cisco Nexus
18 153 (7.12%) VLAN
19 122 (5.68%) IPsec
20 120 (5.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 21 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 20 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (0.93%) MySQL
5 16 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (0.74%) DB2
6 11 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.33%) Big Data
10 6 (0.28%) SAP HANA
10 6 (0.28%) HBase
10 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.28%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.23%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.23%) MS Access
11 5 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 35 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 32 (1.49%) Hudson
3 21 (0.98%) JIRA
4 20 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 16 (0.74%) Subversion
6 4 (0.19%) Gerrit
6 4 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.093%) Maven
8 2 (0.093%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.093%) Ant
8 2 (0.093%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.093%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.047%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.047%) JUnit
9 1 (0.047%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.047%) MSI
9 1 (0.047%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.047%) Selenium
9 1 (0.047%) FitNesse
General
1 277 (12.89%) Telecoms
2 264 (12.28%) Finance
3 98 (4.56%) Banking
4 50 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 43 (2.00%) Retail
6 29 (1.35%) Law
7 25 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.16%) Local Government
8 20 (0.93%) Legal
9 16 (0.74%) Back Office
10 12 (0.56%) Marketing
11 11 (0.51%) Games
11 11 (0.51%) Billing
12 9 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.37%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.28%) French Language
14 6 (0.28%) Advertising
14 6 (0.28%) Automotive
15 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 518 (24.10%) Network Engineer
2 339 (15.77%) Analyst
3 274 (12.75%) Architect
4 149 (6.93%) Project Manager
5 130 (6.05%) Support Engineer
6 109 (5.07%) Consultant
7 107 (4.98%) Network Analyst
8 98 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 97 (4.51%) Support Analyst
10 87 (4.05%) Network Support
11 85 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
12 82 (3.82%) Network Architect
13 78 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support
14 77 (3.58%) Infrastructure Architect
15 76 (3.54%) Senior Network Engineer
16 61 (2.84%) Cisco Engineer
17 59 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
18 58 (2.70%) Desktop Support
18 58 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
19 53 (2.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.26%) Middleware
2 23 (1.07%) LAMP
3 21 (0.98%) HTML
4 14 (0.65%) .NET
4 14 (0.65%) Web Services
5 9 (0.42%) JSP
6 8 (0.37%) Application Packaging
6 8 (0.37%) WAP
7 7 (0.33%) XML
7 7 (0.33%) CSS
7 7 (0.33%) Java EE
8 6 (0.28%) XMPP
8 6 (0.28%) XSLT
8 6 (0.28%) Rendezvous
9 5 (0.23%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.19%) JSON
10 4 (0.19%) CGI
10 4 (0.19%) APPC
11 3 (0.14%) SOAP
11 3 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 93 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (4.05%) Blackberry
3 65 (3.02%) Video Conferencing
4 47 (2.19%) Replication
5 44 (2.05%) Clustering
6 40 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 35 (1.63%) NHS
8 29 (1.35%) IVR
9 27 (1.26%) PKI
10 24 (1.12%) Fat Client
10 24 (1.12%) Thin Client
11 23 (1.07%) Computer Science
12 18 (0.84%) Cryptography
12 18 (0.84%) Wiki
13 15 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (0.60%) Open Source
15 12 (0.56%) SecurID
15 12 (0.56%) FMCG
15 12 (0.56%) Handset
16 11 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 788 (36.67%) Windows
2 277 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 219 (10.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 205 (9.54%) Linux
5 204 (9.49%) Windows 7
6 148 (6.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 122 (5.68%) Windows XP
8 117 (5.44%) UNIX
9 59 (2.75%) Solaris
10 49 (2.28%) Windows 8
11 40 (1.86%) CentOS
12 30 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
12 30 (1.40%) AIX
13 27 (1.26%) Ubuntu
14 26 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (0.79%) Android
16 15 (0.70%) Debian
17 11 (0.51%) SUSE
17 11 (0.51%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (20.66%) ITIL
2 225 (10.47%) Migration
3 178 (8.28%) Project Management
4 143 (6.65%) Network Design
5 142 (6.61%) Load Balancing
6 130 (6.05%) Service Management
7 128 (5.96%) Service Delivery
8 116 (5.40%) PRINCE2
9 113 (5.26%) Network Management
10 100 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 98 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 83 (3.86%) Network Monitoring
13 68 (3.16%) Change Management
14 63 (2.93%) Incident Management
15 58 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
16 54 (2.51%) Time Management
17 50 (2.33%) Network Architecture
18 49 (2.28%) Kalman Filter
18 49 (2.28%) Business Continuity
19 48 (2.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 165 (7.68%) SQL
2 49 (2.28%) Perl
3 38 (1.77%) Python
3 38 (1.77%) C
4 34 (1.58%) Java
4 34 (1.58%) Bash Shell
5 29 (1.35%) Ruby
6 28 (1.30%) PHP
7 23 (1.07%) PowerShell
8 21 (0.98%) Shell Script
9 17 (0.79%) JavaScript
10 12 (0.56%) C++
11 10 (0.47%) VB
12 8 (0.37%) VBScript
13 6 (0.28%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.23%) VBA
14 5 (0.23%) Korn
15 4 (0.19%) COBOL
15 4 (0.19%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.19%) RPG
Qualifications
1 632 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 392 (18.24%) CCNP
3 338 (15.73%) CCNA
4 289 (13.45%) Security Cleared
5 221 (10.28%) SC Cleared
6 123 (5.72%) CCIE
7 111 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 81 (3.77%) Degree
9 75 (3.49%) MCSE
10 57 (2.65%) DV Cleared
11 53 (2.47%) VCP4
12 52 (2.42%) CCDP
13 40 (1.86%) CISSP
14 34 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
15 33 (1.54%) CCIP
16 29 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 26 (1.21%) MCITP
17 26 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 26 (1.21%) CCSA
18 25 (1.16%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.07%) SLA
2 34 (1.58%) QA
3 32 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.70%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.33%) COBIT
8 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.093%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.047%) GxP
11 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 465 (21.64%) Active Directory
2 277 (12.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 77 (3.58%) vSphere
5 71 (3.30%) XenApp
6 42 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (1.91%) XenServer
8 36 (1.68%) VMware ESX
9 27 (1.26%) Firmware
9 27 (1.26%) Samba
10 26 (1.21%) Terminal Services
11 24 (1.12%) Xen
12 22 (1.02%) NFS
13 21 (0.98%) XenDesktop
14 20 (0.93%) vCloud
15 16 (0.74%) ProxySG
15 16 (0.74%) Postfix
16 15 (0.70%) Snort
17 13 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
18 12 (0.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 86 (4.00%) SCCM
2 41 (1.91%) SCOM
3 34 (1.58%) Puppet
4 33 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 29 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
6 26 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (1.16%) Salt
8 23 (1.07%) Backup Exec
9 22 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
9 22 (1.02%) FortiGate
10 21 (0.98%) WSUS
11 18 (0.84%) ZABBIX
12 16 (0.74%) WhatsUp Gold
13 14 (0.65%) CiscoWorks
14 13 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 12 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
15 12 (0.56%) MIMEsweeper
15 12 (0.56%) MAILsweeper
15 12 (0.56%) NetBackup
16 10 (0.47%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1145 (53.28%) Cisco
2 465 (21.64%) Microsoft
3 450 (20.94%) VMware
4 330 (15.36%) CheckPoint
5 297 (13.82%) Juniper
6 292 (13.59%) Citrix
7 218 (10.14%) F5
8 180 (8.38%) HP
9 114 (5.30%) Blue Coat
10 101 (4.70%) SolarWinds
11 95 (4.42%) Avaya
12 88 (4.09%) Oracle
13 82 (3.82%) NetApp
14 79 (3.68%) EMC
14 79 (3.68%) McAfee
15 74 (3.44%) IBM
16 66 (3.07%) Riverbed
17 50 (2.33%) Nortel
18 47 (2.19%) Red Hat
19 43 (2.00%) Fortinet
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 10 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wiltshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vitality
Rate: Excellent benefits & bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Square One Resources
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £360.00 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £270 - £280 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £330 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Radstock, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250 - £350.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago