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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 108 95 107
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 1100 1125 999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.17% 2.12% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.85% 15.02% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 727 624
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 63 66
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -
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
7943 7489 7417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.70% 14.13% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4917 4361 4050
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 472 423
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.99 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -29 380 £450 +19.20% 78
South East -19 202 £400 +9.58% 66
East of England +46 95 £300 -6.25% 23
North West +14 90 £383 +11.27% 30
West Midlands -5 90 £325 -4.41% 25
South West +28 89 £325 +30.00% 23
Yorkshire -23 62 £325 +30.00% 22
North East +2 40 £335 +8.06% 1
East Midlands +16 39 £400 +10.34% 12
Midlands -13 5 £350 +9.37%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 1817 (83.93%) LAN
2 1157 (53.44%) Cisco
3 968 (44.71%) Firewall
4 706 (32.61%) Cisco Certification
5 660 (30.48%) Windows
6 500 (23.09%) Data Centre
7 484 (22.36%) CCNP
8 470 (21.71%) Active Directory
9 456 (21.06%) ITIL
10 442 (20.42%) VPN
11 424 (19.58%) Wireless
12 423 (19.54%) VMware
13 420 (19.40%) Microsoft
14 419 (19.35%) TCP/IP
15 361 (16.67%) CCNA
16 343 (15.84%) Security Cleared
17 340 (15.70%) CheckPoint
18 339 (15.66%) DNS
18 339 (15.66%) Network Security
19 309 (14.27%) VoIP
20 303 (14.00%) Windows Server
21 299 (13.81%) Finance
22 295 (13.63%) VMware Infrastructure
23 282 (13.03%) Cisco ASA
24 280 (12.93%) Juniper
25 279 (12.89%) MPLS
26 277 (12.79%) SC Cleared
27 271 (12.52%) Linux
28 246 (11.36%) Citrix
29 240 (11.09%) SAN

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
1 174 (8.04%) MS Exchange
2 80 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 72 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 68 (3.14%) SharePoint
5 59 (2.73%) IIS
6 55 (2.54%) Apache
7 37 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (1.25%) OpenStack
9 26 (1.20%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 19 (0.88%) Mule
11 18 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 17 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 16 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
14 15 (0.69%) JBoss
15 14 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
16 13 (0.60%) IBM Notes
17 12 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
18 6 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 125 (5.77%) MS Office
2 121 (5.59%) MS Excel
3 45 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.79%) MS Project
6 16 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
8 2 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.092%) InDesign
8 2 (0.092%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.092%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 8 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
1 8 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.32%) Eikon
3 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.14%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.092%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.092%) Primavera
5 2 (0.092%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.046%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 122 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (5.50%) Office 365
3 84 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 59 (2.73%) IaaS
5 49 (2.26%) PaaS
6 33 (1.52%) SaaS
7 15 (0.69%) Mimecast
8 11 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.18%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
13 2 (0.092%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.046%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.046%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1817 (83.93%) LAN
2 968 (44.71%) Firewall
3 442 (20.42%) VPN
4 424 (19.58%) Wireless
5 419 (19.35%) TCP/IP
6 339 (15.66%) DNS
6 339 (15.66%) Network Security
7 309 (14.27%) VoIP
8 282 (13.03%) Cisco ASA
9 279 (12.89%) MPLS
10 240 (11.09%) SAN
11 224 (10.35%) BGP
12 215 (9.93%) DHCP
13 190 (8.78%) OSPF
14 171 (7.90%) Wi-Fi
15 168 (7.76%) Cisco Nexus
16 153 (7.07%) Internet
17 143 (6.61%) VLAN
18 123 (5.68%) WLAN
19 122 (5.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.80%) Relational Database
3 29 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (1.29%) MySQL
5 18 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 16 (0.74%) HBase
7 10 (0.46%) Data Mining
8 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (0.18%) QlikView
11 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.14%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (0.14%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.092%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 31 (1.43%) Jenkins
2 12 (0.55%) ClearCase
2 12 (0.55%) StarTeam
3 9 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (0.37%) Artifactory
4 8 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.37%) Subversion
5 7 (0.32%) JIRA
6 5 (0.23%) Hudson
7 3 (0.14%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.14%) Maven
8 2 (0.092%) Ant
8 2 (0.092%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.092%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.092%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.046%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.046%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.046%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.046%) SonarQube
General
1 299 (13.81%) Finance
2 187 (8.64%) Telecoms
3 97 (4.48%) Banking
4 53 (2.45%) Retail
5 47 (2.17%) Legal
6 29 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 20 (0.92%) Marketing
8 15 (0.69%) Billing
9 14 (0.65%) Back Office
9 14 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.65%) Military
10 13 (0.60%) Electronics
11 12 (0.55%) Law
12 11 (0.51%) Advertising
12 11 (0.51%) Local Government
13 9 (0.42%) German Language
14 8 (0.37%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.32%) French Language
15 7 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 561 (25.91%) Network Engineer
2 372 (17.18%) Architect
3 222 (10.25%) Analyst
4 170 (7.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 157 (7.25%) Project Manager
6 146 (6.74%) Support Engineer
7 145 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 143 (6.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 132 (6.10%) Infrastructure Architect
10 123 (5.68%) Network Architect
11 100 (4.62%) Infrastructure Manager
12 99 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
13 90 (4.16%) Security Engineer
14 87 (4.02%) Consultant
15 77 (3.56%) Network Support
16 75 (3.46%) Network Analyst
16 75 (3.46%) Network Security Engineer
17 70 (3.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 67 (3.09%) Senior Network Engineer
19 63 (2.91%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.37%) Middleware
2 56 (2.59%) 802.1X
3 48 (2.22%) HTML
4 27 (1.25%) XML
5 24 (1.11%) Web Services
6 23 (1.06%) .NET
7 22 (1.02%) XSLT
8 16 (0.74%) LAMP
9 15 (0.69%) CSS
10 14 (0.65%) Rendezvous
11 8 (0.37%) HTML5
11 8 (0.37%) Natural Language Processing
12 5 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (0.23%) XMPP
13 3 (0.14%) ActiveMQ
13 3 (0.14%) LEMP Stack
13 3 (0.14%) ODBC
13 3 (0.14%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (0.14%) Servlets
13 3 (0.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 500 (23.09%) Data Centre
2 87 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 64 (2.96%) Clustering
5 43 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
6 39 (1.80%) Blackberry
7 35 (1.62%) Computer Science
8 33 (1.52%) PKI
9 31 (1.43%) IVR
10 30 (1.39%) Driving Licence
10 30 (1.39%) Private Cloud
10 30 (1.39%) Public Cloud
11 29 (1.34%) Replication
12 22 (1.02%) NHS
13 21 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
14 20 (0.92%) Handset
15 19 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 18 (0.83%) Virtual Team
17 15 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
18 13 (0.60%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 660 (30.48%) Windows
2 303 (14.00%) Windows Server
3 271 (12.52%) Linux
4 200 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 164 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 147 (6.79%) Unix
7 126 (5.82%) Windows 7
8 124 (5.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 81 (3.74%) Solaris
10 52 (2.40%) Windows XP
11 38 (1.76%) Mac OS X
11 38 (1.76%) Windows 8
12 34 (1.57%) Windows 10
13 23 (1.06%) Android
14 19 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (0.83%) AIX
16 15 (0.69%) CentOS
16 15 (0.69%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.51%) HPUX
18 9 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (21.06%) ITIL
2 210 (9.70%) Network Design
3 184 (8.50%) Migration
4 182 (8.41%) Project Management
5 145 (6.70%) Load Balancing
6 118 (5.45%) PRINCE2
7 113 (5.22%) Change Management
8 108 (4.99%) Network Management
9 101 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 94 (4.34%) High Availability
11 93 (4.30%) Network Monitoring
11 93 (4.30%) Service Management
12 91 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
13 76 (3.51%) SIEM
14 72 (3.33%) DevOps
15 68 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
15 68 (3.14%) Kalman Filter
15 68 (3.14%) Service Delivery
16 63 (2.91%) Configuration Management
16 63 (2.91%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 133 (6.14%) SQL
2 82 (3.79%) PowerShell
3 62 (2.86%) Perl
4 59 (2.73%) Bash Shell
5 43 (1.99%) Python
6 36 (1.66%) Java
7 35 (1.62%) Shell Script
8 28 (1.29%) Korn
9 26 (1.20%) C-shell
10 21 (0.97%) PHP
11 18 (0.83%) C++
12 17 (0.79%) C
12 17 (0.79%) JavaScript
13 15 (0.69%) C#
14 13 (0.60%) VB
15 11 (0.51%) VBScript
16 7 (0.32%) Ruby
17 4 (0.18%) AppleScript
18 3 (0.14%) Tcl
19 2 (0.092%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 706 (32.61%) Cisco Certification
2 484 (22.36%) CCNP
3 361 (16.67%) CCNA
4 343 (15.84%) Security Cleared
5 277 (12.79%) SC Cleared
6 147 (6.79%) CCIE
7 98 (4.53%) Degree
8 92 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 77 (3.56%) CCDP
10 62 (2.86%) MCSE
11 59 (2.73%) CISSP
12 50 (2.31%) DV Cleared
13 38 (1.76%) MCP
14 36 (1.66%) PMI Certification
14 36 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 33 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
16 31 (1.43%) CCDA
17 30 (1.39%) CCSE
18 29 (1.34%) MCSA
18 29 (1.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.34%) SLA
2 56 (2.59%) PCI DSS
3 51 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.55%) QA
6 11 (0.51%) RMADS
7 7 (0.32%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.14%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.14%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.092%) COBIT
11 2 (0.092%) GxP
12 1 (0.046%) MiFID
System Software
1 470 (21.71%) Active Directory
2 295 (13.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 75 (3.46%) XenApp
5 63 (2.91%) vSphere
6 49 (2.26%) VMware ESX
7 36 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (1.66%) Xen
7 36 (1.66%) XenDesktop
8 32 (1.48%) KVM
9 29 (1.34%) NFS
9 29 (1.34%) Samba
10 26 (1.20%) SRDF
11 22 (1.02%) Firmware
12 18 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
13 15 (0.69%) vCloud
14 14 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
15 10 (0.46%) ProxySG
15 10 (0.46%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 132 (6.10%) SCCM
2 63 (2.91%) Puppet
3 58 (2.68%) Ansible
4 44 (2.03%) SCOM
5 43 (1.99%) FortiGate
6 32 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
7 31 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
8 24 (1.11%) Nessus
8 24 (1.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 23 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
10 22 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
10 22 (1.02%) WSUS
11 21 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
12 20 (0.92%) AirWatch
12 20 (0.92%) Backup Exec
13 17 (0.79%) Nagios
14 16 (0.74%) Cacti
14 16 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
15 15 (0.69%) NetBackup
16 14 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1157 (53.44%) Cisco
2 423 (19.54%) VMware
3 420 (19.40%) Microsoft
4 340 (15.70%) CheckPoint
5 280 (12.93%) Juniper
6 246 (11.36%) Citrix
7 169 (7.81%) F5
8 163 (7.53%) HP
9 154 (7.11%) Palo Alto
10 125 (5.77%) Oracle
11 86 (3.97%) IBM
12 77 (3.56%) SolarWinds
13 75 (3.46%) Fortinet
14 71 (3.28%) NetApp
14 71 (3.28%) Riverbed
15 58 (2.68%) Avaya
16 56 (2.59%) Aruba
17 55 (2.54%) EMC
18 54 (2.49%) Blue Coat
19 51 (2.36%) Red Hat
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
England
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £410 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £385 to £418 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
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Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Beverley, North Humberside
Eden Lea UK Limited
Rate: Negotiable day rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Stott & May
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Complete Tech Limited
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Reed Business Information
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London
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £290 per day
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London
Imperative People
Rate: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Bens
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London
Blue Personnel
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Experis Ltd
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