The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 117 113 100
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing WAN 896 785 1031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.71% 1.79% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.29% 11.73% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 382 540
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 105 92
Average hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.70 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £127.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -18.82%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6740 6693 8493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.87% 15.24% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3602 3417 4059
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 547 573
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
WAN
UK

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -2 356 £360 +3.59% 102
South East +11 221 £350 +32.07% 56
South West 0 73 £350 -15.15% 22
West Midlands +7 68 £360 +26.31% 14
North West -6 65 £315 -29.01% 36
East of England -53 40 £350 +28.44% 24
Yorkshire -31 28 £300 -16.08% 22
East Midlands -18 24 £325 -3.70% 8
North East -16 10 £281 - 4
Midlands - 2 £203 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1365 (81.83%) LAN
2 792 (47.48%) Cisco
3 617 (36.99%) Windows
4 568 (34.05%) Firewall
5 462 (27.70%) Cisco Certification
6 404 (24.22%) Active Directory
7 402 (24.10%) Microsoft
8 398 (23.86%) TCP/IP
9 321 (19.24%) VMware
10 306 (18.35%) ITIL
11 304 (18.23%) VPN
12 291 (17.45%) CCNP
13 252 (15.11%) Citrix
14 249 (14.93%) MPLS
15 238 (14.27%) Windows Server 2008
16 228 (13.67%) DNS
16 228 (13.67%) VoIP
17 227 (13.61%) MS Exchange
18 226 (13.55%) Finance
19 223 (13.37%) Security Cleared
20 222 (13.31%) CCNA
21 216 (12.95%) CheckPoint
22 214 (12.83%) SAN
23 204 (12.23%) Telecoms
24 196 (11.75%) HP
25 194 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
26 193 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
27 186 (11.15%) Wireless
28 185 (11.09%) SC Cleared
29 184 (11.03%) MS Office

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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
1 227 (13.61%) MS Exchange
2 92 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 71 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 68 (4.08%) IIS
6 67 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 48 (2.88%) Lync
8 36 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 27 (1.62%) Apache
10 20 (1.20%) IBM Notes
11 19 (1.14%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (0.84%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.78%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (0.54%) CMS
16 9 (0.54%) JOnAS
17 8 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 8 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
18 6 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 184 (11.03%) MS Office
2 151 (9.05%) MS Excel
3 42 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.26%) MS Project
5 18 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.30%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.18%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.90%) RMDS
2 14 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.48%) Maximo
6 7 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.18%) Summit
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.12%) Eikon
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.060%) 3000 Xtra
9 1 (0.060%) assyst
9 1 (0.060%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.060%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.20%) PaaS
1 20 (1.20%) IaaS
2 15 (0.90%) Office 365
3 11 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.30%) SaaS
7 2 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1365 (81.83%) LAN
2 568 (34.05%) Firewall
3 398 (23.86%) TCP/IP
4 304 (18.23%) VPN
5 249 (14.93%) MPLS
6 228 (13.67%) DNS
6 228 (13.67%) VoIP
7 214 (12.83%) SAN
8 186 (11.15%) Wireless
9 178 (10.67%) BGP
10 176 (10.55%) Network Security
11 174 (10.43%) Internet
12 167 (10.01%) OSPF
13 166 (9.95%) DHCP
14 130 (7.79%) VLAN
15 124 (7.43%) Cisco ASA
16 117 (7.01%) EIGRP
17 102 (6.12%) Ethernet
18 89 (5.34%) Cisco Nexus
19 84 (5.04%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (1.26%) Big Data
4 17 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (0.96%) MySQL
6 12 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 11 (0.66%) DB2
7 11 (0.66%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.48%) HBase
9 7 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.30%) QlikView
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.30%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.24%) Cognos Impromptu
12 4 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 16 (0.96%) JIRA
3 15 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 12 (0.72%) ClearCase
5 11 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.60%) Maven
7 8 (0.48%) Selenium
7 8 (0.48%) FitNesse
7 8 (0.48%) JUnit
8 6 (0.36%) Subversion
9 5 (0.30%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.30%) Hudson
10 4 (0.24%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.12%) Trac
12 1 (0.060%) Redmine
12 1 (0.060%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.060%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.060%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.060%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.060%) Eclipse
General
1 226 (13.55%) Finance
2 204 (12.23%) Telecoms
3 82 (4.92%) Banking
4 28 (1.68%) Financial Institution
4 28 (1.68%) Back Office
5 27 (1.62%) Retail
6 25 (1.50%) French Language
7 24 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.32%) Legal
8 22 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.26%) Law
9 21 (1.26%) Local Government
10 16 (0.96%) German Language
11 14 (0.84%) Advertising
12 11 (0.66%) Marketing
13 10 (0.60%) Front Office
14 8 (0.48%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.42%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.42%) Japanese Language
16 5 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 322 (19.30%) Network Engineer
2 236 (14.15%) Architect
3 197 (11.81%) Analyst
4 133 (7.97%) Consultant
5 132 (7.91%) Project Manager
6 102 (6.12%) Support Engineer
7 75 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 66 (3.96%) Infrastructure Architect
9 61 (3.66%) Technical Architect
10 59 (3.54%) Network Support
11 58 (3.48%) Network Architect
12 56 (3.36%) Support Analyst
12 56 (3.36%) Cisco Engineer
13 54 (3.24%) Security Engineer
14 52 (3.12%) Administrator
15 50 (3.00%) Network Analyst
16 47 (2.82%) Service Analyst
17 46 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
18 44 (2.64%) Infrastructure Manager
19 41 (2.46%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.34%) .NET
2 35 (2.10%) Middleware
3 29 (1.74%) HTML
4 26 (1.56%) CSS
5 17 (1.02%) Web Services
6 14 (0.84%) XML
6 14 (0.84%) Rendezvous
7 11 (0.66%) J2EE
8 10 (0.60%) XMPP
9 9 (0.54%) JSP
9 9 (0.54%) REST
10 8 (0.48%) XSLT
11 6 (0.36%) LAMP
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
13 3 (0.18%) WSH
13 3 (0.18%) APPC
14 2 (0.12%) SAML
14 2 (0.12%) SOAP
14 2 (0.12%) ASP.NET
14 2 (0.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 81 (4.86%) Clustering
2 55 (3.30%) Blackberry
3 53 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 50 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
5 33 (1.98%) Fat Client
5 33 (1.98%) Thin Client
6 23 (1.38%) Replication
7 21 (1.26%) NHS
7 21 (1.26%) PKI
8 19 (1.14%) PMI
9 16 (0.96%) Data Integration
10 15 (0.90%) Mainframe
11 14 (0.84%) Reference Data
11 14 (0.84%) Open Source
12 13 (0.78%) Client/Server
12 13 (0.78%) IVR
13 11 (0.66%) e-Health
14 10 (0.60%) EqualLogic
15 9 (0.54%) CESG
15 9 (0.54%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 617 (36.99%) Windows
2 238 (14.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 194 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 175 (10.49%) Linux
5 134 (8.03%) Windows 7
6 129 (7.73%) UNIX
7 108 (6.47%) Windows XP
8 64 (3.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 61 (3.66%) Solaris
10 28 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (1.50%) Windows 8
12 21 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
12 21 (1.26%) MVS
13 20 (1.20%) VME
14 19 (1.14%) AIX
15 17 (1.02%) Windows Vista
16 14 (0.84%) SUSE
17 12 (0.72%) HPUX
18 10 (0.60%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (18.35%) ITIL
2 170 (10.19%) Project Management
3 129 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 127 (7.61%) Migration
5 115 (6.89%) PRINCE2
6 104 (6.24%) Network Design
7 97 (5.82%) Service Management
8 89 (5.34%) Load Balancing
9 82 (4.92%) Change Management
10 76 (4.56%) Service Delivery
11 70 (4.20%) Network Management
12 65 (3.90%) Problem Management
13 62 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 53 (3.18%) Incident Management
15 51 (3.06%) Change Control
16 49 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
17 46 (2.76%) WAN Optimisation
18 39 (2.34%) Network Monitoring
19 37 (2.22%) Risk Management
19 37 (2.22%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 179 (10.73%) SQL
2 44 (2.64%) PowerShell
3 42 (2.52%) Java
4 36 (2.16%) Perl
5 33 (1.98%) C
6 24 (1.44%) VB
7 12 (0.72%) Python
7 12 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.66%) PHP
8 11 (0.66%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.48%) Tcl
10 7 (0.42%) Korn
11 6 (0.36%) Ruby
11 6 (0.36%) VBScript
11 6 (0.36%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.30%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.18%) LINC
13 3 (0.18%) RPG
13 3 (0.18%) COBOL
13 3 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 462 (27.70%) Cisco Certification
2 291 (17.45%) CCNP
3 223 (13.37%) Security Cleared
4 222 (13.31%) CCNA
5 185 (11.09%) SC Cleared
6 103 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 88 (5.28%) CCIE
8 84 (5.04%) MCSE
9 67 (4.02%) Degree
10 53 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
11 41 (2.46%) CCDP
12 34 (2.04%) MCITP
13 32 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 24 (1.44%) PMI Certification
15 20 (1.20%) MCSA
16 18 (1.08%) JNCIS
17 16 (0.96%) MCP
18 15 (0.90%) CCSP
18 15 (0.90%) CCSA
18 15 (0.90%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.80%) SLA
2 17 (1.02%) QA
3 13 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.72%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.36%) COBIT
8 3 (0.18%) GxP
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.12%) HL7
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 404 (24.22%) Active Directory
2 193 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 63 (3.78%) XenApp
5 58 (3.48%) vSphere
6 42 (2.52%) VMware ESX
7 24 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (1.26%) SRDF
9 18 (1.08%) XenDesktop
9 18 (1.08%) NFS
9 18 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
10 14 (0.84%) XenServer
11 13 (0.78%) UAG
12 11 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.54%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (0.48%) Xen
15 8 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.42%) Samba
Systems Management
1 82 (4.92%) SCCM
2 46 (2.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 42 (2.52%) SCOM
4 21 (1.26%) NetBackup
4 21 (1.26%) Backup Exec
5 20 (1.20%) WSUS
6 17 (1.02%) CiscoWorks
7 15 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
9 12 (0.72%) BladeLogic
10 11 (0.66%) Puppet
11 9 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
11 9 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.48%) ARCserve
12 8 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.42%) OpenView
13 7 (0.42%) CA Spectrum
14 6 (0.36%) Netcool
14 6 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 792 (47.48%) Cisco
2 402 (24.10%) Microsoft
3 321 (19.24%) VMware
4 252 (15.11%) Citrix
5 216 (12.95%) CheckPoint
6 196 (11.75%) HP
7 165 (9.89%) Juniper
8 130 (7.79%) Oracle
9 129 (7.73%) F5
10 92 (5.52%) Blue Coat
11 87 (5.22%) Avaya
12 82 (4.92%) McAfee
13 64 (3.84%) IBM
14 63 (3.78%) NetApp
15 62 (3.72%) SolarWinds
16 56 (3.36%) Symantec
17 51 (3.06%) EMC
18 45 (2.70%) Nortel
18 45 (2.70%) Riverbed
19 43 (2.58%) Red Hat
Surrey
Volt
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
IT HR
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £650 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day Initial 6 month contract, very likely to ext
Posted: 2 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
83Zero
Rate: From £45,000 to £56,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £400 - £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Experis IT
Rate: £425.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago