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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 94 100 102
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 1166 1028 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.16% 2.01% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.46% 13.54% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 634 555
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £210 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 68 69
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.93 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -11.62%
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
7544 7593 6572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.00% 14.83% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4388 4193 3642
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 415 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +11 472 £375 -6.25% 72
South East +15 273 £363 +4.16% 61
North West +18 101 £350 +3.70% 36
Yorkshire +22 91 £275 - 29
South West -15 69 £263 -14.28% 18
West Midlands -8 65 £335 -10.66% 14
East of England -23 48 £331 +10.41% 21
East Midlands -27 22 £400 +3.22% 15
North East -27 16 £325 -18.75% 5
Midlands +13 10 £650 +51.16%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1910 (83.44%) LAN
2 1268 (55.40%) Cisco
3 998 (43.60%) Firewall
4 812 (35.47%) Windows
5 723 (31.59%) Cisco Certification
6 571 (24.95%) Active Directory
7 508 (22.19%) Microsoft
8 504 (22.02%) VPN
9 497 (21.71%) VMware
10 494 (21.58%) Data Centre
11 488 (21.32%) ITIL
12 476 (20.80%) CCNP
13 464 (20.27%) CheckPoint
14 452 (19.75%) MPLS
15 415 (18.13%) TCP/IP
16 389 (16.99%) Juniper
17 388 (16.95%) DNS
18 377 (16.47%) Wireless
19 356 (15.55%) CCNA
20 353 (15.42%) Citrix
21 343 (14.98%) Finance
22 321 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
23 316 (13.81%) BGP
24 307 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
25 305 (13.32%) Security Cleared
26 303 (13.24%) Network Security
27 300 (13.11%) OSPF
28 299 (13.06%) Windows Server 2008
29 295 (12.89%) SAN
30 276 (12.06%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 249 (10.88%) MS Exchange
2 128 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 85 (3.71%) SharePoint
4 83 (3.63%) Lync
5 77 (3.36%) IIS
6 70 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 56 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 44 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 39 (1.70%) Apache
10 33 (1.44%) Tomcat
11 31 (1.35%) IBM Notes
11 31 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (0.79%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.57%) CMS
13 13 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.44%) OpenStack
16 9 (0.39%) JBoss
17 8 (0.35%) WebLogic
18 7 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 201 (8.78%) MS Office
2 197 (8.61%) MS Excel
3 68 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 33 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.96%) MS Project
6 11 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
8 2 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.087%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.044%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (0.31%) RMDS
1 7 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.13%) assyst
3 3 (0.13%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.13%) SAP CCM
4 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.087%) Line 500
5 1 (0.044%) TeleForm
5 1 (0.044%) Agresso
5 1 (0.044%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 72 (3.15%) Office 365
2 41 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (1.09%) SaaS
5 16 (0.70%) PaaS
6 13 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.48%) IaaS
8 6 (0.26%) HP Helion
9 5 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.22%) SoftLayer
10 4 (0.17%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.13%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.13%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.087%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.044%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1910 (83.44%) LAN
2 998 (43.60%) Firewall
3 504 (22.02%) VPN
4 452 (19.75%) MPLS
5 415 (18.13%) TCP/IP
6 388 (16.95%) DNS
7 377 (16.47%) Wireless
8 321 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
9 316 (13.81%) BGP
10 303 (13.24%) Network Security
11 300 (13.11%) OSPF
12 295 (12.89%) SAN
13 276 (12.06%) VoIP
13 276 (12.06%) DHCP
14 242 (10.57%) VLAN
15 219 (9.57%) Internet
16 202 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
17 192 (8.39%) SSL
18 190 (8.30%) EIGRP
19 188 (8.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 42 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (1.00%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.61%) MySQL
6 13 (0.57%) Hadoop
6 13 (0.57%) Big Data
7 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (0.35%) HBase
10 7 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.31%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (0.22%) SAP Data Services
12 5 (0.22%) Xcelsius
12 5 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 18 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.22%) JIRA
4 5 (0.22%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.17%) Hudson
5 4 (0.17%) Maven
6 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.13%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.087%) Trac
7 2 (0.087%) Subversion
7 2 (0.087%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.044%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.044%) MSI
8 1 (0.044%) Ant
8 1 (0.044%) GCC
8 1 (0.044%) Redmine
General
1 343 (14.98%) Finance
2 194 (8.48%) Telecoms
3 66 (2.88%) Banking
4 36 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 34 (1.49%) Multimedia
6 25 (1.09%) Retail
7 24 (1.05%) Back Office
8 22 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 20 (0.87%) Legal
9 20 (0.87%) Local Government
10 18 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 18 (0.79%) Advertising
11 13 (0.57%) Law
11 13 (0.57%) Billing
12 11 (0.48%) French Language
12 11 (0.48%) Publishing
13 10 (0.44%) Automotive
13 10 (0.44%) Marketing
14 9 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 609 (26.61%) Network Engineer
2 319 (13.94%) Analyst
3 261 (11.40%) Architect
4 205 (8.96%) Project Manager
5 129 (5.64%) Consultant
6 128 (5.59%) Support Engineer
7 104 (4.54%) Senior Network Engineer
8 102 (4.46%) Support Analyst
9 101 (4.41%) Infrastructure Architect
10 100 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 87 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
12 82 (3.58%) Network Architect
13 80 (3.49%) Desktop Support
14 79 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
15 71 (3.10%) Cisco Engineer
16 70 (3.06%) Network Support
17 61 (2.66%) Service Analyst
17 61 (2.66%) 2nd Line Support
17 61 (2.66%) Network Consultant
18 58 (2.53%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (4.02%) 802.1X
2 37 (1.62%) Middleware
3 36 (1.57%) CSS
3 36 (1.57%) Web Services
4 19 (0.83%) XMPP
5 17 (0.74%) HTML
6 14 (0.61%) .NET
7 13 (0.57%) XML
8 12 (0.52%) Java EE
9 10 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (0.31%) Application Packaging
10 7 (0.31%) XSLT
10 7 (0.31%) Rendezvous
11 6 (0.26%) SAML
11 6 (0.26%) J2EE
12 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.22%) Ajax
12 5 (0.22%) JSON
12 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.22%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 494 (21.58%) Data Centre
2 104 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (4.15%) Blackberry
4 75 (3.28%) PKI
5 65 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
6 57 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 38 (1.66%) Clustering
8 35 (1.53%) Replication
9 30 (1.31%) Thin Client
9 30 (1.31%) Fat Client
9 30 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (1.27%) NHS
11 23 (1.00%) PMI
12 21 (0.92%) Client/Server
12 21 (0.92%) IVR
12 21 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
13 19 (0.83%) Public Cloud
14 18 (0.79%) CMDB
14 18 (0.79%) Cryptography
14 18 (0.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 812 (35.47%) Windows
2 299 (13.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 239 (10.44%) Linux
4 235 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 230 (10.05%) Windows 7
6 190 (8.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 140 (6.12%) UNIX
8 104 (4.54%) Windows XP
9 61 (2.66%) Windows 8
10 49 (2.14%) Solaris
11 35 (1.53%) Android
12 32 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (0.83%) Apple iOS
14 18 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
14 18 (0.79%) Ubuntu
15 17 (0.74%) AIX
16 15 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.66%) CentOS
17 14 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
18 13 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (21.32%) ITIL
2 233 (10.18%) Migration
3 197 (8.61%) Project Management
4 178 (7.78%) Network Design
5 166 (7.25%) PRINCE2
6 160 (6.99%) Load Balancing
7 119 (5.20%) Network Management
7 119 (5.20%) Service Delivery
8 118 (5.16%) Service Management
9 104 (4.54%) Disaster Recovery
10 102 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 85 (3.71%) Kalman Filter
12 81 (3.54%) Capacity Planning
12 81 (3.54%) Incident Management
13 78 (3.41%) Change Management
14 73 (3.19%) Network Monitoring
15 67 (2.93%) Change Control
16 66 (2.88%) WAN Optimisation
17 64 (2.80%) Configuration Management
18 59 (2.58%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 141 (6.16%) SQL
2 53 (2.32%) PowerShell
3 39 (1.70%) C
3 39 (1.70%) Java
4 30 (1.31%) Perl
4 30 (1.31%) Python
5 27 (1.18%) Shell Script
6 25 (1.09%) VB
7 14 (0.61%) PHP
8 13 (0.57%) JavaScript
8 13 (0.57%) C++
9 10 (0.44%) Ruby
9 10 (0.44%) Bash Shell
10 9 (0.39%) Korn
10 9 (0.39%) VBScript
11 8 (0.35%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.31%) C#
13 4 (0.17%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.13%) Lisp
14 3 (0.13%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 723 (31.59%) Cisco Certification
2 476 (20.80%) CCNP
3 356 (15.55%) CCNA
4 305 (13.32%) Security Cleared
5 215 (9.39%) SC Cleared
6 170 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 135 (5.90%) CCIE
8 118 (5.16%) MCSE
9 82 (3.58%) Degree
10 68 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
11 61 (2.66%) CCDP
12 53 (2.32%) DV Cleared
13 48 (2.10%) CCSE
14 46 (2.01%) CISSP
15 45 (1.97%) CCSA
16 43 (1.88%) MCSA
17 40 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 35 (1.53%) MCITP
19 33 (1.44%) MCP
19 33 (1.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.15%) SLA
2 58 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (2.23%) QA
4 29 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 24 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.44%) HIPAA
7 8 (0.35%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.35%) COBIT
8 2 (0.087%) BS7799
8 2 (0.087%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.044%) TickIT
9 1 (0.044%) BS25999
System Software
1 571 (24.95%) Active Directory
2 307 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (5.90%) vSphere
4 123 (5.37%) Hyper-V
5 115 (5.02%) XenApp
6 57 (2.49%) VMware ESX
7 46 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (1.70%) ProxySG
9 30 (1.31%) XenServer
10 27 (1.18%) NLBS
11 24 (1.05%) Xen
11 24 (1.05%) XenDesktop
11 24 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 22 (0.96%) Terminal Services
13 20 (0.87%) Snort
14 18 (0.79%) vCloud
15 14 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
15 14 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (0.57%) Samba
16 13 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 103 (4.50%) SCCM
2 62 (2.71%) Cisco CUCM
3 40 (1.75%) WSUS
4 24 (1.05%) Puppet
5 22 (0.96%) SCOM
5 22 (0.96%) Backup Exec
6 19 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
7 18 (0.79%) OpenView
8 17 (0.74%) ARCserve
8 17 (0.74%) BladeLogic
8 17 (0.74%) FortiGate
8 17 (0.74%) CA Spectrum
9 16 (0.70%) CiscoWorks
9 16 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 14 (0.61%) Control-M
10 14 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
10 14 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (0.57%) Tivoli
12 12 (0.52%) Ansible
12 12 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1268 (55.40%) Cisco
2 508 (22.19%) Microsoft
3 497 (21.71%) VMware
4 464 (20.27%) CheckPoint
5 389 (16.99%) Juniper
6 353 (15.42%) Citrix
7 260 (11.36%) F5
8 210 (9.17%) HP
9 155 (6.77%) Blue Coat
10 114 (4.98%) SolarWinds
11 95 (4.15%) NetApp
12 88 (3.84%) Oracle
13 83 (3.63%) McAfee
14 81 (3.54%) Avaya
15 76 (3.32%) Riverbed
16 67 (2.93%) Dell
16 67 (2.93%) IBM
17 63 (2.75%) Fortinet
18 60 (2.62%) EMC
19 56 (2.45%) Nokia
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Woodford Green, Essex
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £14 per hour - This is an initial 2 -3-month contract
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £470 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Talent International
Rate: £120 - £160 per day + Extensions!
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Professionals in Law
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago