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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 89 118 107
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 1153 859 858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.27% 1.76% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.56% 13.00% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 506 430
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 74 79
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.08 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.65 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -5.40%
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
7412 6606 6421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.59% 13.57% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4239 3614 3361
Average daily rate £360 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 366 499
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.29 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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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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 +28 462 £375 -1.31% 114
South East +22 270 £388 +12.31% 99
Yorkshire +39 85 £293 -26.18% 28
West Midlands +6 79 £323 -5.14% 23
North West +9 74 £375 -16.66% 34
South West -8 65 £294 -9.61% 16
East of England +11 63 £325 +19.81% 20
East Midlands -14 31 £383 +13.33% 14
North East -19 16 £347 +6.91% 4
Midlands - 6 £298 - 2
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1867 (84.06%) LAN
2 1185 (53.35%) Cisco
3 939 (42.28%) Firewall
4 833 (37.51%) Windows
5 652 (29.36%) Cisco Certification
6 575 (25.89%) Active Directory
7 515 (23.19%) VMware
8 494 (22.24%) VPN
9 493 (22.20%) Microsoft
10 459 (20.67%) ITIL
11 446 (20.08%) Data Centre
12 411 (18.51%) MPLS
13 401 (18.05%) CCNP
14 400 (18.01%) CheckPoint
15 387 (17.42%) TCP/IP
16 375 (16.88%) DNS
17 355 (15.98%) Juniper
18 333 (14.99%) Citrix
19 328 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
20 327 (14.72%) Wireless
21 326 (14.68%) Finance
21 326 (14.68%) CCNA
22 301 (13.55%) SAN
23 290 (13.06%) BGP
24 281 (12.65%) Windows Server 2008
25 279 (12.56%) Security Cleared
26 278 (12.52%) Cisco ASA
27 272 (12.25%) Network Security
28 269 (12.11%) OSPF
29 263 (11.84%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 228 (10.27%) MS Exchange
2 107 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 86 (3.87%) IIS
4 78 (3.51%) SharePoint
5 69 (3.11%) Lync
6 53 (2.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 51 (2.30%) Apache
8 42 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 38 (1.71%) Tomcat
9 38 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
10 34 (1.53%) IBM Notes
11 31 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
12 23 (1.04%) WebSphere
13 17 (0.77%) Confluence
14 14 (0.63%) CMS
15 12 (0.54%) JBoss
15 12 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
15 12 (0.54%) nginx
15 12 (0.54%) MediaWiki
16 10 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 205 (9.23%) MS Office
2 200 (9.00%) MS Excel
3 78 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (1.22%) MS Project
6 8 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.18%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.045%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (0.41%) RMDS
2 7 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.045%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.045%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.045%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.045%) Line 500
6 1 (0.045%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.045%) Agresso
6 1 (0.045%) Primavera
6 1 (0.045%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.045%) assyst
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 65 (2.93%) Office 365
2 48 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (1.44%) SaaS
5 16 (0.72%) PaaS
6 13 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.50%) IaaS
8 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.18%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.090%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.090%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.045%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.045%) Yammer
10 1 (0.045%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1867 (84.06%) LAN
2 939 (42.28%) Firewall
3 494 (22.24%) VPN
4 411 (18.51%) MPLS
5 387 (17.42%) TCP/IP
6 375 (16.88%) DNS
7 327 (14.72%) Wireless
8 301 (13.55%) SAN
9 290 (13.06%) BGP
10 278 (12.52%) Cisco ASA
11 272 (12.25%) Network Security
12 269 (12.11%) OSPF
13 261 (11.75%) VoIP
14 242 (10.90%) DHCP
15 214 (9.64%) Internet
16 201 (9.05%) VLAN
17 178 (8.01%) EIGRP
18 173 (7.79%) SSL
19 169 (7.61%) Cisco Nexus
20 159 (7.16%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 33 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (0.90%) Relational Database
5 18 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (0.72%) MySQL
7 14 (0.63%) Hadoop
7 14 (0.63%) Big Data
7 14 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (0.54%) DB2
8 12 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (0.41%) HBase
10 8 (0.36%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.27%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.27%) SAP Data Services
12 6 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 30 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 23 (1.04%) Hudson
3 19 (0.86%) JIRA
4 17 (0.77%) Git (software)
5 12 (0.54%) Subversion
6 10 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (0.32%) Gerrit
8 6 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.23%) Maven
10 2 (0.090%) MSI
10 2 (0.090%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.090%) Trac
11 1 (0.045%) GCC
11 1 (0.045%) Redmine
11 1 (0.045%) Ant
11 1 (0.045%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.045%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.045%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.045%) AdminStudio
General
1 326 (14.68%) Finance
2 192 (8.64%) Telecoms
3 52 (2.34%) Banking
4 44 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 30 (1.35%) Multimedia
6 26 (1.17%) Back Office
7 25 (1.13%) Retail
7 25 (1.13%) Local Government
8 21 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 17 (0.77%) Law
9 17 (0.77%) Legal
10 15 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.59%) Marketing
12 12 (0.54%) Advertising
13 11 (0.50%) Billing
14 8 (0.36%) French Language
15 7 (0.32%) Automotive
15 7 (0.32%) Games
16 6 (0.27%) Publishing
16 6 (0.27%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 530 (23.86%) Network Engineer
2 332 (14.95%) Analyst
3 285 (12.83%) Architect
4 181 (8.15%) Project Manager
5 131 (5.90%) Infrastructure Architect
6 116 (5.22%) Consultant
7 114 (5.13%) Support Engineer
8 108 (4.86%) Support Analyst
9 106 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 89 (4.01%) Infrastructure Manager
11 79 (3.56%) Senior Network Engineer
12 78 (3.51%) Network Architect
13 77 (3.47%) Network Analyst
14 75 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
15 74 (3.33%) Network Support
16 71 (3.20%) Desktop Support
17 69 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support
18 66 (2.97%) Service Analyst
19 60 (2.70%) Service Desk Analyst
20 59 (2.66%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (1.98%) Middleware
2 34 (1.53%) Web Services
3 21 (0.95%) CSS
4 20 (0.90%) HTML
5 15 (0.68%) .NET
6 14 (0.63%) XMPP
6 14 (0.63%) Java EE
7 12 (0.54%) XML
8 9 (0.41%) XSLT
8 9 (0.41%) Rendezvous
9 7 (0.32%) J2EE
9 7 (0.32%) Ultra Messaging
10 6 (0.27%) JSON
10 6 (0.27%) Application Packaging
10 6 (0.27%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.23%) JSP
11 5 (0.23%) SAML
11 5 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (0.23%) LAMP
12 4 (0.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 446 (20.08%) Data Centre
2 91 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (3.69%) Blackberry
4 66 (2.97%) PKI
5 52 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
6 47 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 47 (2.12%) Replication
7 43 (1.94%) Clustering
8 33 (1.49%) NHS
8 33 (1.49%) Thin Client
8 33 (1.49%) Fat Client
9 29 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.04%) IVR
11 22 (0.99%) Public Cloud
12 20 (0.90%) Computer Science
13 19 (0.86%) Client/Server
13 19 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
14 16 (0.72%) EMC VNX
14 16 (0.72%) HP Storage
15 15 (0.68%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 833 (37.51%) Windows
2 281 (12.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 240 (10.81%) Linux
4 238 (10.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 219 (9.86%) Windows 7
6 181 (8.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 165 (7.43%) UNIX
8 115 (5.18%) Windows XP
9 70 (3.15%) Solaris
10 53 (2.39%) Windows 8
11 32 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (1.35%) AIX
13 22 (0.99%) Ubuntu
14 20 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
14 20 (0.90%) CentOS
15 17 (0.77%) Android
15 17 (0.77%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
17 12 (0.54%) Debian
17 12 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (20.67%) ITIL
2 263 (11.84%) Migration
3 187 (8.42%) Project Management
4 165 (7.43%) PRINCE2
5 138 (6.21%) Load Balancing
6 129 (5.81%) Network Design
7 124 (5.58%) Service Management
8 122 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 118 (5.31%) Service Delivery
10 113 (5.09%) Network Management
11 97 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
12 87 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
13 78 (3.51%) Configuration Management
14 76 (3.42%) Incident Management
15 73 (3.29%) Change Control
16 71 (3.20%) Network Monitoring
17 66 (2.97%) Business Continuity
18 63 (2.84%) Change Management
19 62 (2.79%) Kalman Filter
20 59 (2.66%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 147 (6.62%) SQL
2 54 (2.43%) Perl
3 50 (2.25%) Java
4 49 (2.21%) Python
5 43 (1.94%) PowerShell
6 39 (1.76%) C
7 33 (1.49%) Shell Script
8 29 (1.31%) PHP
9 27 (1.22%) Bash Shell
10 24 (1.08%) Ruby
11 16 (0.72%) VB
11 16 (0.72%) JavaScript
12 15 (0.68%) C++
13 12 (0.54%) Korn
14 11 (0.50%) VBScript
15 8 (0.36%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.27%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.18%) C#
18 3 (0.14%) ABAP
18 3 (0.14%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 652 (29.36%) Cisco Certification
2 401 (18.05%) CCNP
3 326 (14.68%) CCNA
4 279 (12.56%) Security Cleared
5 201 (9.05%) SC Cleared
6 161 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 112 (5.04%) CCIE
8 107 (4.82%) MCSE
9 80 (3.60%) Degree
10 65 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
11 54 (2.43%) CCDP
12 49 (2.21%) DV Cleared
13 37 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 37 (1.67%) MCITP
14 36 (1.62%) CISSP
14 36 (1.62%) CCIP
15 35 (1.58%) MCSA
16 31 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 27 (1.22%) MCP
18 26 (1.17%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.19%) SLA
2 56 (2.52%) QA
3 51 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.63%) COBIT
5 14 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.54%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.14%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.090%) BS7799
9 1 (0.045%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.045%) TickIT
9 1 (0.045%) BS25999
System Software
1 575 (25.89%) Active Directory
2 328 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (6.89%) Hyper-V
4 119 (5.36%) vSphere
5 104 (4.68%) XenApp
6 50 (2.25%) VMware ESX
7 39 (1.76%) XenServer
7 39 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (1.22%) Xen
9 26 (1.17%) Terminal Services
10 25 (1.13%) ProxySG
10 25 (1.13%) vCloud
11 24 (1.08%) XenDesktop
12 23 (1.04%) Samba
13 21 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 20 (0.90%) NLBS
15 19 (0.86%) NFS
16 17 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
17 16 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
18 15 (0.68%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 99 (4.46%) SCCM
2 53 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 35 (1.58%) Puppet
4 33 (1.49%) WSUS
5 25 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (1.04%) SCOM
7 18 (0.81%) FortiGate
8 17 (0.77%) CA Spectrum
8 17 (0.77%) Salt
9 16 (0.72%) Ansible
9 16 (0.72%) BladeLogic
9 16 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 15 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
10 15 (0.68%) ZABBIX
10 15 (0.68%) Backup Exec
10 15 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
11 14 (0.63%) Control-M
11 14 (0.63%) ARCserve
12 12 (0.54%) MIMEsweeper
12 12 (0.54%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 1185 (53.35%) Cisco
2 515 (23.19%) VMware
3 493 (22.20%) Microsoft
4 400 (18.01%) CheckPoint
5 355 (15.98%) Juniper
6 333 (14.99%) Citrix
7 199 (8.96%) F5
8 194 (8.73%) HP
9 139 (6.26%) Blue Coat
10 112 (5.04%) Oracle
11 109 (4.91%) NetApp
12 103 (4.64%) SolarWinds
13 82 (3.69%) Avaya
14 79 (3.56%) McAfee
15 76 (3.42%) EMC
15 76 (3.42%) IBM
16 64 (2.88%) Dell
17 50 (2.25%) Red Hat
18 47 (2.12%) Nortel
19 45 (2.03%) CA
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