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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 100 99 99
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 937 903 1021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.90% 1.94% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.58% 14.15% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 481 478
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 78 110
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.38 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% -1.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.93 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £35.30 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.94% -6.47%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6901 6383 8288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.98% 13.70% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3751 3411 3764
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 422 653
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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
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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 +29 399 £400 +6.66% 114
South East -27 178 £338 -3.57% 61
South West +10 82 £315 -10.00% 23
East of England -10 68 £295 +15.68% 26
West Midlands -8 67 £363 +34.88% 27
North West -12 43 £400 +45.45% 18
East Midlands +7 38 £350 +28.44% 17
Yorkshire -13 36 £281 +12.50% 28
North East -1 22 £350 +12.00% 3
Midlands - - - -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1450 (82.29%) LAN
2 817 (46.37%) Cisco
3 699 (39.67%) Windows
4 646 (36.66%) Firewall
5 444 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
6 418 (23.72%) Active Directory
7 412 (23.38%) Microsoft
8 378 (21.45%) TCP/IP
9 347 (19.69%) VMware
10 331 (18.79%) ITIL
11 324 (18.39%) VPN
12 294 (16.69%) CCNP
13 275 (15.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 271 (15.38%) MPLS
15 265 (15.04%) Citrix
16 251 (14.25%) DNS
17 249 (14.13%) SAN
18 237 (13.45%) CCNA
19 235 (13.34%) Finance
20 233 (13.22%) CheckPoint
21 227 (12.88%) VoIP
21 227 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
22 221 (12.54%) MS Exchange
23 217 (12.32%) Wireless
24 205 (11.63%) Security Cleared
25 196 (11.12%) Telecoms
26 194 (11.01%) Windows Server 2003
27 192 (10.90%) Juniper
28 191 (10.84%) HP
29 189 (10.73%) BGP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 221 (12.54%) MS Exchange
2 100 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (4.99%) SharePoint
4 64 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 63 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 54 (3.06%) IIS
7 52 (2.95%) Lync
8 42 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 37 (2.10%) IBM Notes
9 37 (2.10%) Apache
10 27 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 26 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
12 17 (0.96%) WebSphere
13 16 (0.91%) nginx
13 16 (0.91%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.68%) Confluence
14 12 (0.68%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.68%) MediaWiki
15 9 (0.51%) CMS
16 8 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 187 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 172 (9.76%) MS Office
3 37 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.99%) MS Project
5 20 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.23%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.057%) SPSS
9 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.057%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 13 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.51%) RMDS
3 7 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.057%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.36%) Office 365
2 15 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.40%) SaaS
5 6 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.34%) IaaS
6 5 (0.28%) PaaS
7 4 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1450 (82.29%) LAN
2 646 (36.66%) Firewall
3 378 (21.45%) TCP/IP
4 324 (18.39%) VPN
5 271 (15.38%) MPLS
6 251 (14.25%) DNS
7 249 (14.13%) SAN
8 227 (12.88%) VoIP
9 217 (12.32%) Wireless
10 189 (10.73%) BGP
11 188 (10.67%) Network Security
12 170 (9.65%) OSPF
13 162 (9.19%) DHCP
14 128 (7.26%) VLAN
15 125 (7.09%) Internet
16 121 (6.87%) IPsec
17 113 (6.41%) EIGRP
18 107 (6.07%) Cisco ASA
19 91 (5.16%) Cisco IOS
20 85 (4.82%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (1.25%) MySQL
4 18 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 16 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 15 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.45%) Cognos Impromptu
8 8 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.28%) HBase
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (0.28%) QlikView
10 4 (0.23%) Big Data
11 3 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.17%) MS Access
12 2 (0.11%) IDOL
12 2 (0.11%) DB2
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (1.25%) Jenkins
2 15 (0.85%) Hudson
3 13 (0.74%) JIRA
3 13 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.68%) Subversion
5 7 (0.40%) JUnit
5 7 (0.40%) FitNesse
5 7 (0.40%) Selenium
6 4 (0.23%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.057%) Trac
8 1 (0.057%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.057%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.057%) Toad
8 1 (0.057%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.057%) Ant
8 1 (0.057%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.057%) AppScan
General
1 235 (13.34%) Finance
2 196 (11.12%) Telecoms
3 89 (5.05%) Banking
4 40 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 36 (2.04%) Retail
6 31 (1.76%) Marketing
6 31 (1.76%) Local Government
7 30 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 29 (1.65%) Advertising
9 26 (1.48%) French Language
10 25 (1.42%) Back Office
11 19 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.96%) Mandarin Language
12 17 (0.96%) Spanish Language
13 13 (0.74%) Legal
14 11 (0.62%) Publishing
15 9 (0.51%) Law
15 9 (0.51%) Billing
16 8 (0.45%) Electronics
17 7 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 356 (20.20%) Network Engineer
2 219 (12.43%) Analyst
3 201 (11.41%) Architect
4 182 (10.33%) Project Manager
5 122 (6.92%) Support Engineer
6 103 (5.85%) Consultant
7 82 (4.65%) Support Analyst
8 79 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 67 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
10 65 (3.69%) Network Support
11 61 (3.46%) Cisco Engineer
11 61 (3.46%) Administrator
12 59 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
13 57 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
14 53 (3.01%) Security Engineer
15 52 (2.95%) Senior Network Engineer
16 51 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support
16 51 (2.89%) Network Architect
17 47 (2.67%) Network Analyst
18 45 (2.55%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.21%) Middleware
2 24 (1.36%) .NET
3 20 (1.14%) Web Services
4 19 (1.08%) LAMP
5 15 (0.85%) XMPP
6 14 (0.79%) HTML
7 13 (0.74%) CSS
8 12 (0.68%) XML
9 9 (0.51%) Application Packaging
10 6 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (0.28%) Rendezvous
11 5 (0.28%) XSLT
12 4 (0.23%) SAML
13 3 (0.17%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
14 2 (0.11%) JSF
14 2 (0.11%) J2EE
14 2 (0.11%) ODBC
14 2 (0.11%) WAP
15 1 (0.057%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 72 (4.09%) Blackberry
2 57 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
3 52 (2.95%) Clustering
4 50 (2.84%) Fat Client
4 50 (2.84%) Thin Client
5 40 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 28 (1.59%) Open Source
7 21 (1.19%) Replication
8 20 (1.14%) NHS
9 19 (1.08%) Client/Server
10 18 (1.02%) PKI
11 17 (0.96%) PMI
11 17 (0.96%) Wiki
12 15 (0.85%) Mainframe
13 14 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.74%) EqualLogic
15 12 (0.68%) iPad
15 12 (0.68%) Computer Science
15 12 (0.68%) Firmware
16 10 (0.57%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 699 (39.67%) Windows
2 275 (15.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 194 (11.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 179 (10.16%) Windows 7
5 164 (9.31%) Linux
6 112 (6.36%) UNIX
7 100 (5.68%) Windows XP
8 94 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 48 (2.72%) Solaris
10 47 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (1.93%) Windows 8
12 21 (1.19%) AIX
12 21 (1.19%) Windows Vista
13 19 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
14 16 (0.91%) Ubuntu
14 16 (0.91%) Debian
15 14 (0.79%) CentOS
16 12 (0.68%) HPUX
17 9 (0.51%) Windows 2000
17 9 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (18.79%) ITIL
2 151 (8.57%) Migration
3 148 (8.40%) Project Management
4 128 (7.26%) PRINCE2
5 121 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 114 (6.47%) Network Design
7 111 (6.30%) Service Delivery
8 109 (6.19%) Service Management
9 92 (5.22%) Load Balancing
10 80 (4.54%) Change Management
11 76 (4.31%) Network Management
12 74 (4.20%) Change Control
13 71 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 58 (3.29%) Incident Management
14 58 (3.29%) Capacity Planning
15 56 (3.18%) Network Monitoring
16 54 (3.06%) Network Architecture
17 53 (3.01%) Problem Management
18 45 (2.55%) Risk Management
19 37 (2.10%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 154 (8.74%) SQL
2 47 (2.67%) Java
3 41 (2.33%) Perl
4 34 (1.93%) PowerShell
5 33 (1.87%) C
6 24 (1.36%) Bash Shell
6 24 (1.36%) Python
7 18 (1.02%) PHP
8 17 (0.96%) Shell Script
8 17 (0.96%) Ruby
9 9 (0.51%) Tcl
9 9 (0.51%) Korn
10 7 (0.40%) VB
11 5 (0.28%) VBScript
11 5 (0.28%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.28%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.11%) C-shell
12 2 (0.11%) C++
12 2 (0.11%) Progress 4GL
12 2 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 444 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
2 294 (16.69%) CCNP
3 237 (13.45%) CCNA
4 205 (11.63%) Security Cleared
5 161 (9.14%) SC Cleared
6 118 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 88 (4.99%) CCIE
8 85 (4.82%) MCSE
9 76 (4.31%) Degree
10 49 (2.78%) CCDP
11 41 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (1.48%) MCITP
12 26 (1.48%) CCSA
12 26 (1.48%) MCP
13 25 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 23 (1.31%) PMI Certification
14 23 (1.31%) JNCIS
15 22 (1.25%) CCSE
16 21 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 20 (1.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.97%) SLA
2 32 (1.82%) QA
3 15 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.62%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.057%) GxP
System Software
1 418 (23.72%) Active Directory
2 227 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (6.24%) Hyper-V
4 72 (4.09%) XenApp
5 67 (3.80%) vSphere
6 45 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (2.27%) VMware ESX
8 24 (1.36%) Xen
9 23 (1.31%) NFS
9 23 (1.31%) Samba
9 23 (1.31%) XenDesktop
10 18 (1.02%) XenServer
10 18 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
10 18 (1.02%) NLBS
10 18 (1.02%) Terminal Services
11 14 (0.79%) SRDF
12 13 (0.74%) ISA Server
12 13 (0.74%) ProxySG
12 13 (0.74%) Postfix
12 13 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 70 (3.97%) SCCM
2 53 (3.01%) Cisco CUCM
3 38 (2.16%) SCOM
4 29 (1.65%) WSUS
5 18 (1.02%) Backup Exec
5 18 (1.02%) Puppet
6 15 (0.85%) ZABBIX
6 15 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (0.79%) OPNET
7 14 (0.79%) ARCserve
8 13 (0.74%) FortiGate
8 13 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (0.68%) WhatsUp Gold
10 11 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
11 10 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (0.57%) CiscoWorks
11 10 (0.57%) OpenView
12 9 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
12 9 (0.51%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 817 (46.37%) Cisco
2 412 (23.38%) Microsoft
3 347 (19.69%) VMware
4 265 (15.04%) Citrix
5 233 (13.22%) CheckPoint
6 192 (10.90%) Juniper
7 191 (10.84%) HP
8 129 (7.32%) F5
9 102 (5.79%) Oracle
10 90 (5.11%) Avaya
11 79 (4.48%) Blue Coat
12 71 (4.03%) SolarWinds
13 65 (3.69%) Red Hat
14 61 (3.46%) NetApp
15 60 (3.41%) McAfee
16 58 (3.29%) IBM
17 47 (2.67%) EMC
18 44 (2.50%) Riverbed
19 41 (2.33%) BT
20 37 (2.10%) Lotus
Oxford, Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day Initially a 3 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £734.25 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £14 to £14 per hour This is an initial 3-month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Recital Consulting
Rate: £150 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day per day (Ltd Co. basis)
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago