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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 124 112 101
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 1020 1084 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.06% 2.05% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.35% 14.82% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 681 697
Median daily rate £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 65 62
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
7640 7314 7898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.40% 13.86% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4705 4264 4449
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 496 449
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -23 370 £443 +10.62% 81
South East -24 171 £400 +14.28% 44
North West +2 110 £425 +6.25% 22
West Midlands -5 104 £325 - 26
East of England +45 88 £325 -3.70% 18
South West +28 65 £315 -1.56% 13
Yorkshire -18 43 £325 +18.18% 23
North East -7 29 £347 -0.85% 1
East Midlands -6 28 £375 -6.25% 11
Midlands -11 3 £350 -46.15%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 1776 (84.01%) LAN
2 1099 (51.99%) Cisco
3 916 (43.33%) Firewall
4 687 (32.50%) Cisco Certification
5 645 (30.51%) Windows
6 498 (23.56%) Data Centre
7 471 (22.28%) CCNP
8 446 (21.10%) Active Directory
9 428 (20.25%) ITIL
10 426 (20.15%) VPN
11 420 (19.87%) VMware
12 410 (19.39%) Microsoft
13 395 (18.68%) TCP/IP
14 367 (17.36%) CCNA
15 362 (17.12%) Wireless
16 346 (16.37%) Security Cleared
17 335 (15.85%) Network Security
18 311 (14.71%) CheckPoint
19 297 (14.05%) DNS
20 295 (13.95%) Windows Server
21 292 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
22 286 (13.53%) VoIP
22 286 (13.53%) Linux
23 279 (13.20%) SC Cleared
24 274 (12.96%) Cisco ASA
25 263 (12.44%) Finance
26 259 (12.25%) MPLS
27 254 (12.02%) Juniper
28 240 (11.35%) SAN
29 231 (10.93%) 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
1 156 (7.38%) MS Exchange
2 68 (3.22%) Apache
3 66 (3.12%) Skype for Business
4 63 (2.98%) IIS
5 62 (2.93%) SharePoint
6 57 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (1.42%) Tomcat
9 28 (1.32%) WebSphere
10 25 (1.18%) OpenStack
11 24 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
12 19 (0.90%) Mule
13 17 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 15 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
15 14 (0.66%) IBM Notes
15 14 (0.66%) JBoss
15 14 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
16 11 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 124 (5.87%) MS Office
2 115 (5.44%) MS Excel
3 48 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.66%) MS Project
7 2 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.095%) InDesign
7 2 (0.095%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.19%) Eikon
2 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.14%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.095%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.095%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.047%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 132 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
1 132 (6.24%) Office 365
2 101 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.18%) IaaS
4 39 (1.84%) PaaS
5 30 (1.42%) SaaS
6 15 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.43%) Mimecast
8 8 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.28%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
14 2 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.095%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.095%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.047%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.047%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1776 (84.01%) LAN
2 916 (43.33%) Firewall
3 426 (20.15%) VPN
4 395 (18.68%) TCP/IP
5 362 (17.12%) Wireless
6 335 (15.85%) Network Security
7 297 (14.05%) DNS
8 286 (13.53%) VoIP
9 274 (12.96%) Cisco ASA
10 259 (12.25%) MPLS
11 240 (11.35%) SAN
12 203 (9.60%) BGP
13 184 (8.70%) DHCP
14 182 (8.61%) OSPF
15 181 (8.56%) Wi-Fi
16 179 (8.47%) Cisco Nexus
17 159 (7.52%) Internet
18 145 (6.86%) WLAN
19 141 (6.67%) VLAN
20 113 (5.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.84%) Relational Database
3 35 (1.66%) MySQL
4 23 (1.09%) Hadoop
4 23 (1.09%) HBase
5 21 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (0.61%) Data Mining
8 11 (0.52%) Big Data
8 11 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
9 10 (0.47%) Redis
10 8 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.33%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.33%) Apache Zeppelin
11 7 (0.33%) Sqoop
12 6 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.19%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 13 (0.61%) ClearCase
2 13 (0.61%) StarTeam
3 9 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (0.38%) Artifactory
5 7 (0.33%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.33%) JIRA
5 7 (0.33%) Subversion
6 5 (0.24%) Hudson
7 4 (0.19%) Maven
8 3 (0.14%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.095%) Ant
10 1 (0.047%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.047%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.047%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.047%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.047%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.047%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.047%) Travis CI
General
1 263 (12.44%) Finance
2 182 (8.61%) Telecoms
3 93 (4.40%) Banking
4 47 (2.22%) Legal
5 46 (2.18%) Retail
6 24 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 16 (0.76%) Law
8 15 (0.71%) Marketing
9 12 (0.57%) Billing
10 11 (0.52%) Back Office
10 11 (0.52%) Military
11 10 (0.47%) Electronics
11 10 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.47%) German Language
11 10 (0.47%) Local Government
12 8 (0.38%) Advertising
13 6 (0.28%) French Language
13 6 (0.28%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 519 (24.55%) Network Engineer
2 397 (18.78%) Architect
3 206 (9.74%) Analyst
4 165 (7.81%) Cisco Engineer
5 148 (7.00%) Project Manager
5 148 (7.00%) Support Engineer
6 145 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 144 (6.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 136 (6.43%) Infrastructure Architect
9 130 (6.15%) Network Architect
10 103 (4.87%) Infrastructure Manager
11 101 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
12 98 (4.64%) Security Engineer
13 88 (4.16%) Consultant
14 86 (4.07%) Network Security Engineer
15 68 (3.22%) Network Support
16 65 (3.07%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 62 (2.93%) Network Analyst
18 60 (2.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 58 (2.74%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (3.55%) Middleware
2 55 (2.60%) 802.1X
3 50 (2.37%) HTML
4 35 (1.66%) Web Services
5 26 (1.23%) XML
6 23 (1.09%) XSLT
7 22 (1.04%) .NET
8 20 (0.95%) ELK Stack
9 17 (0.80%) LAMP
10 15 (0.71%) CSS
11 14 (0.66%) Rendezvous
12 10 (0.47%) RESTful
13 9 (0.43%) HTML5
14 8 (0.38%) Natural Language Processing
15 7 (0.33%) Apache Tez
15 7 (0.33%) Kafka
15 7 (0.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 5 (0.24%) J2EE
16 5 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
17 3 (0.14%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 498 (23.56%) Data Centre
2 88 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 66 (3.12%) Clustering
5 35 (1.66%) Driving Licence
6 34 (1.61%) Blackberry
6 34 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.61%) PKI
6 34 (1.61%) Private Cloud
7 33 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
8 32 (1.51%) IVR
9 30 (1.42%) NHS
10 28 (1.32%) Public Cloud
11 25 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 23 (1.09%) Replication
13 19 (0.90%) Handset
14 16 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (0.76%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.61%) Smartphone
16 12 (0.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 645 (30.51%) Windows
2 295 (13.95%) Windows Server
3 286 (13.53%) Linux
4 185 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 169 (7.99%) Unix
6 146 (6.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 122 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 101 (4.78%) Windows 7
9 81 (3.83%) Solaris
10 42 (1.99%) Windows XP
11 41 (1.94%) Windows 8
12 36 (1.70%) Mac OS X
13 33 (1.56%) Windows 10
14 23 (1.09%) Android
15 21 (0.99%) AIX
16 18 (0.85%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.71%) CentOS
17 15 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 11 (0.52%) HPUX
19 10 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (20.25%) ITIL
2 222 (10.50%) Network Design
3 203 (9.60%) Migration
4 171 (8.09%) Project Management
5 141 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 120 (5.68%) PRINCE2
7 113 (5.35%) Service Management
8 107 (5.06%) Network Management
9 104 (4.92%) Change Management
10 102 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
11 98 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 94 (4.45%) High Availability
12 94 (4.45%) SIEM
13 80 (3.78%) Disaster Recovery
14 74 (3.50%) Information Security
15 73 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
16 70 (3.31%) DevOps
17 67 (3.17%) Configuration Management
17 67 (3.17%) Service Delivery
18 66 (3.12%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 136 (6.43%) SQL
2 69 (3.26%) PowerShell
3 62 (2.93%) Bash Shell
4 61 (2.89%) Perl
5 47 (2.22%) Python
6 43 (2.03%) Java
7 32 (1.51%) Shell Script
8 29 (1.37%) Korn
9 27 (1.28%) C-shell
10 23 (1.09%) C++
11 21 (0.99%) PHP
12 18 (0.85%) C
12 18 (0.85%) JavaScript
13 13 (0.61%) C#
14 12 (0.57%) VB
15 7 (0.33%) Ruby
15 7 (0.33%) VBScript
16 4 (0.19%) AppleScript
17 3 (0.14%) Tcl
18 2 (0.095%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 687 (32.50%) Cisco Certification
2 471 (22.28%) CCNP
3 367 (17.36%) CCNA
4 346 (16.37%) Security Cleared
5 279 (13.20%) SC Cleared
6 146 (6.91%) CCIE
7 89 (4.21%) Degree
7 89 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 78 (3.69%) CISSP
9 67 (3.17%) CCDP
10 63 (2.98%) MCSE
11 47 (2.22%) DV Cleared
12 36 (1.70%) CCDA
12 36 (1.70%) PMI Certification
13 35 (1.66%) MCP
14 34 (1.61%) CCSA
14 34 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 30 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
15 30 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
16 29 (1.37%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.83%) SLA
2 69 (3.26%) PCI DSS
3 56 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (0.80%) RMADS
5 14 (0.66%) QA
6 7 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.14%) COBIT
8 3 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.047%) MiFID
9 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 446 (21.10%) Active Directory
2 292 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (4.68%) Hyper-V
4 67 (3.17%) vSphere
5 65 (3.07%) XenApp
6 49 (2.32%) VMware ESX
7 36 (1.70%) Xen
8 34 (1.61%) XenDesktop
9 32 (1.51%) KVM
10 30 (1.42%) NFS
10 30 (1.42%) Samba
11 29 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
12 26 (1.23%) SRDF
13 25 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
14 23 (1.09%) Firmware
15 18 (0.85%) vCloud
16 11 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
17 10 (0.47%) ProxySG
18 9 (0.43%) VMware Server
19 8 (0.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 129 (6.10%) SCCM
2 60 (2.84%) Puppet
3 57 (2.70%) Ansible
4 45 (2.13%) FortiGate
5 39 (1.84%) SCOM
6 31 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
7 29 (1.37%) Nessus
8 28 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 25 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 25 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
10 23 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
11 22 (1.04%) WSUS
12 21 (0.99%) AirWatch
12 21 (0.99%) QRadar
13 19 (0.90%) Backup Exec
13 19 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
14 17 (0.80%) Nagios
15 15 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
16 14 (0.66%) Cacti
16 14 (0.66%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1099 (51.99%) Cisco
2 420 (19.87%) VMware
3 410 (19.39%) Microsoft
4 311 (14.71%) CheckPoint
5 254 (12.02%) Juniper
6 231 (10.93%) Citrix
7 165 (7.81%) F5
8 151 (7.14%) Palo Alto
9 145 (6.86%) HP
10 123 (5.82%) Oracle
11 103 (4.87%) IBM
12 67 (3.17%) Riverbed
13 65 (3.07%) NetApp
14 64 (3.03%) Fortinet
15 63 (2.98%) SolarWinds
16 57 (2.70%) Intel Security
17 53 (2.51%) Aruba
17 53 (2.51%) Red Hat
18 50 (2.37%) Avaya
19 48 (2.27%) EMC
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