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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 91 109 109
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 995 795 768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.14% 1.81% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.57% 13.55% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 444 374
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +13.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 59 110
Average hourly rate £18.60 £17.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.82% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.13 £66.50 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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
6828 5865 6353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.34% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3879 3163 3097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 353 594
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 355 £375 -6.25% 132
South East +12 271 £355 -8.38% 82
South West +19 91 £325 -13.90% 38
Yorkshire +26 79 £300 - 27
West Midlands -2 53 £325 -3.70% 20
North West -24 52 £300 -31.81% 35
East Midlands +32 39 £344 +16.52% 14
East of England -6 38 £158 -51.53% 31
North East -2 14 £420 +10.52% 1
Midlands +5 2 £220 +69.23%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1795 (84.31%) LAN
2 1092 (51.29%) Cisco
3 828 (38.89%) Firewall
4 786 (36.92%) Windows
5 616 (28.93%) Cisco Certification
6 476 (22.36%) Microsoft
7 442 (20.76%) ITIL
8 435 (20.43%) Active Directory
9 424 (19.92%) VPN
10 422 (19.82%) VMware
11 403 (18.93%) CCNP
12 388 (18.22%) TCP/IP
13 356 (16.72%) MPLS
14 330 (15.50%) CCNA
15 312 (14.65%) CheckPoint
16 297 (13.95%) BGP
17 294 (13.81%) OSPF
17 294 (13.81%) DNS
18 293 (13.76%) Security Cleared
19 290 (13.62%) Windows Server 2008
20 289 (13.57%) Finance
21 284 (13.34%) VoIP
22 273 (12.82%) Juniper
23 266 (12.49%) Citrix
23 266 (12.49%) Telecoms
24 253 (11.88%) Wireless
25 251 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
26 242 (11.37%) Network Security
27 239 (11.23%) SAN
28 238 (11.18%) MS Office

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 189 (8.88%) MS Exchange
2 73 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (3.24%) SharePoint
4 59 (2.77%) IIS
5 54 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 44 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 44 (2.07%) Lync
7 43 (2.02%) Apache
8 27 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (1.03%) IBM Notes
10 21 (0.99%) Tomcat
11 19 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
12 16 (0.75%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.66%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.56%) Confluence
14 12 (0.56%) MediaWiki
15 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.47%) nginx
15 10 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
16 9 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 238 (11.18%) MS Office
2 205 (9.63%) MS Excel
3 66 (3.10%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.99%) MS Project
5 16 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.094%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.047%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (0.42%) ResourceLink
2 7 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.28%) Agresso
4 3 (0.14%) Summit
5 2 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.094%) assyst
5 2 (0.094%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (0.094%) RMDS
5 2 (0.094%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (1.36%) Office 365
3 17 (0.80%) SaaS
4 11 (0.52%) IaaS
5 10 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.33%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.19%) PaaS
9 3 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1795 (84.31%) LAN
2 828 (38.89%) Firewall
3 424 (19.92%) VPN
4 388 (18.22%) TCP/IP
5 356 (16.72%) MPLS
6 297 (13.95%) BGP
7 294 (13.81%) OSPF
7 294 (13.81%) DNS
8 284 (13.34%) VoIP
9 253 (11.88%) Wireless
10 242 (11.37%) Network Security
11 239 (11.23%) SAN
12 208 (9.77%) Cisco ASA
13 207 (9.72%) Internet
14 190 (8.92%) DHCP
15 165 (7.75%) EIGRP
16 163 (7.66%) Cisco Nexus
17 148 (6.95%) VLAN
18 122 (5.73%) WLAN
19 108 (5.07%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.13%) Oracle Database
3 23 (1.08%) MySQL
3 23 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (0.89%) DB2
5 18 (0.85%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.47%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
10 9 (0.42%) HBase
10 9 (0.42%) Big Data
10 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.38%) SAP HANA
12 7 (0.33%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.33%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 28 (1.32%) Hudson
3 13 (0.61%) JIRA
4 12 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.56%) Subversion
5 3 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.094%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.094%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.094%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.094%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.094%) Ant
7 1 (0.047%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.047%) JUnit
7 1 (0.047%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.047%) Selenium
7 1 (0.047%) FitNesse
General
1 289 (13.57%) Finance
2 266 (12.49%) Telecoms
3 111 (5.21%) Banking
4 48 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 43 (2.02%) Retail
6 30 (1.41%) Local Government
6 30 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 26 (1.22%) Law
8 23 (1.08%) Legal
9 12 (0.56%) Billing
9 12 (0.56%) Back Office
10 11 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.42%) Marketing
12 8 (0.38%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.38%) Electronics
12 8 (0.38%) Advertising
12 8 (0.38%) Games
13 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.28%) Automotive
15 5 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 502 (23.58%) Network Engineer
2 329 (15.45%) Analyst
3 279 (13.10%) Architect
4 156 (7.33%) Project Manager
5 134 (6.29%) Support Engineer
6 99 (4.65%) Consultant
7 98 (4.60%) Support Analyst
8 97 (4.56%) Network Analyst
9 95 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 84 (3.95%) Network Support
11 81 (3.80%) Senior Network Engineer
12 77 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
13 76 (3.57%) Network Architect
14 74 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
15 73 (3.43%) Infrastructure Architect
16 69 (3.24%) Cisco Engineer
17 61 (2.87%) Infrastructure Manager
18 60 (2.82%) Desktop Support
19 59 (2.77%) Technical Architect
19 59 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.41%) Middleware
2 26 (1.22%) LAMP
3 20 (0.94%) HTML
4 13 (0.61%) Web Services
5 12 (0.56%) JSP
5 12 (0.56%) .NET
6 10 (0.47%) Java EE
7 8 (0.38%) Application Packaging
7 8 (0.38%) WAP
8 7 (0.33%) ODBC
9 6 (0.28%) XML
10 5 (0.23%) XSLT
10 5 (0.23%) CSS
10 5 (0.23%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.23%) Rendezvous
10 5 (0.23%) XMPP
11 4 (0.19%) APPC
11 4 (0.19%) EJB
11 4 (0.19%) CGI
12 3 (0.14%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 100 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (4.56%) Blackberry
3 70 (3.29%) Video Conferencing
4 43 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 42 (1.97%) Replication
6 32 (1.50%) NHS
7 31 (1.46%) PKI
8 30 (1.41%) Clustering
9 29 (1.36%) Computer Science
10 26 (1.22%) IVR
11 22 (1.03%) Fat Client
11 22 (1.03%) Thin Client
12 19 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
13 18 (0.85%) Open Source
14 17 (0.80%) Cryptography
15 16 (0.75%) FMCG
16 13 (0.61%) Wiki
17 12 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
18 11 (0.52%) PMI
18 11 (0.52%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 786 (36.92%) Windows
2 290 (13.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 219 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 216 (10.15%) Windows 7
5 209 (9.82%) Linux
6 146 (6.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 112 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 106 (4.98%) UNIX
9 52 (2.44%) Solaris
10 47 (2.21%) Windows 8
11 40 (1.88%) CentOS
12 34 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
13 31 (1.46%) AIX
14 27 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (1.13%) Ubuntu
16 19 (0.89%) Android
17 14 (0.66%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.56%) Debian
19 10 (0.47%) Windows NT
19 10 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (20.76%) ITIL
2 200 (9.39%) Migration
3 169 (7.94%) Project Management
4 153 (7.19%) Network Design
5 142 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 126 (5.92%) Service Management
7 114 (5.35%) Service Delivery
8 112 (5.26%) Network Management
9 105 (4.93%) PRINCE2
10 93 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 91 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
12 77 (3.62%) Network Monitoring
13 64 (3.01%) Change Management
14 60 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
15 58 (2.72%) Network Architecture
16 57 (2.68%) Incident Management
17 50 (2.35%) Capacity Planning
17 50 (2.35%) Mentoring
18 48 (2.25%) WAN Optimisation
19 46 (2.16%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (7.52%) SQL
2 40 (1.88%) Perl
3 38 (1.78%) C
4 34 (1.60%) Java
5 30 (1.41%) Bash Shell
6 26 (1.22%) Ruby
6 26 (1.22%) Python
7 24 (1.13%) PHP
8 20 (0.94%) PowerShell
8 20 (0.94%) Shell Script
9 16 (0.75%) JavaScript
10 10 (0.47%) VB
10 10 (0.47%) C++
11 7 (0.33%) VBA
12 6 (0.28%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.23%) VBScript
14 4 (0.19%) Korn
14 4 (0.19%) COBOL
14 4 (0.19%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.19%) RPG
Qualifications
1 616 (28.93%) Cisco Certification
2 403 (18.93%) CCNP
3 330 (15.50%) CCNA
4 293 (13.76%) Security Cleared
5 222 (10.43%) SC Cleared
6 131 (6.15%) CCIE
7 103 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 74 (3.48%) Degree
9 68 (3.19%) MCSE
10 63 (2.96%) CCDP
11 57 (2.68%) DV Cleared
12 41 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
13 40 (1.88%) CISSP
14 32 (1.50%) CCIP
15 30 (1.41%) CCSE
15 30 (1.41%) CCSA
16 29 (1.36%) PMI Certification
17 24 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 23 (1.08%) PMP
19 22 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (4.74%) SLA
2 33 (1.55%) QA
2 33 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 19 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.47%) JSP 440
5 9 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.094%) COBIT
8 2 (0.094%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.047%) GxP
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 435 (20.43%) Active Directory
2 251 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (4.98%) Hyper-V
4 72 (3.38%) XenApp
4 72 (3.38%) vSphere
5 43 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (1.64%) XenServer
7 31 (1.46%) VMware ESX
8 26 (1.22%) Samba
9 24 (1.13%) ProxySG
9 24 (1.13%) Firmware
10 23 (1.08%) XenDesktop
11 20 (0.94%) Xen
12 18 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (0.85%) NFS
12 18 (0.85%) Terminal Services
12 18 (0.85%) vCloud
13 16 (0.75%) Snort
14 13 (0.61%) PowerHA
15 12 (0.56%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 74 (3.48%) SCCM
2 45 (2.11%) SCOM
3 38 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 31 (1.46%) Puppet
5 30 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
6 24 (1.13%) WSUS
6 24 (1.13%) Backup Exec
7 23 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (1.03%) Salt
9 20 (0.94%) FortiGate
10 18 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
11 17 (0.80%) WhatsUp Gold
12 14 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
13 13 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
13 13 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 13 (0.61%) NetBackup
13 13 (0.61%) ZABBIX
14 11 (0.52%) CiscoWorks
15 10 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
15 10 (0.47%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 1092 (51.29%) Cisco
2 476 (22.36%) Microsoft
3 422 (19.82%) VMware
4 312 (14.65%) CheckPoint
5 273 (12.82%) Juniper
6 266 (12.49%) Citrix
7 227 (10.66%) F5
8 183 (8.60%) HP
9 108 (5.07%) Blue Coat
10 92 (4.32%) Oracle
11 91 (4.27%) SolarWinds
12 90 (4.23%) Avaya
13 77 (3.62%) Riverbed
14 75 (3.52%) NetApp
15 72 (3.38%) EMC
16 71 (3.33%) IBM
17 69 (3.24%) McAfee
18 48 (2.25%) Red Hat
19 46 (2.16%) Fortinet
20 43 (2.02%) BT
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day + Expenses
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Fuel Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £130 - £140 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
CRL
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago