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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 108 94 117
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Contract jobs citing WAN 1007 992 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.13% 2.11% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.67% 14.10% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 581 450
Average daily rate £399 £361 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £183 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 77 58
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% +3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £31.25 £57.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +7.31%
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
6863 7035 6142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.54% 14.98% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4095 3971 3291
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 414 369
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +21.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +21 376 £425 +13.33% 101
South East -4 263 £363 - 101
East of England +31 76 £375 +82.92% 42
North West +6 67 £400 +26.98% 29
Yorkshire -25 62 £311 +5.95% 20
South West -31 56 £363 -3.33% 20
East Midlands -6 45 £400 +6.66% 11
West Midlands -19 45 £375 +20.00% 21
North East -30 9 £285 -32.14% 2
Midlands +7 8 £650 +195.45%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1667 (83.64%) LAN
2 1066 (53.49%) Cisco
3 829 (41.60%) Firewall
4 636 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
5 598 (30.01%) Windows
6 495 (24.84%) Data Centre
7 449 (22.53%) VPN
8 438 (21.98%) CCNP
9 411 (20.62%) Active Directory
10 382 (19.17%) Microsoft
11 370 (18.56%) ITIL
12 352 (17.66%) VMware
13 345 (17.31%) CheckPoint
14 337 (16.91%) Juniper
14 337 (16.91%) MPLS
15 326 (16.36%) TCP/IP
16 314 (15.76%) Network Security
17 308 (15.45%) Wireless
18 304 (15.25%) Finance
19 300 (15.05%) Security Cleared
20 297 (14.90%) DNS
21 276 (13.85%) BGP
22 266 (13.35%) OSPF
23 258 (12.95%) CCNA
24 255 (12.79%) Cisco ASA
25 253 (12.69%) VoIP
26 246 (12.34%) Windows Server
27 245 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
28 235 (11.79%) SC Cleared
29 226 (11.34%) Citrix

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 162 (8.13%) MS Exchange
2 81 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (3.61%) SharePoint
4 63 (3.16%) Skype for Business
5 46 (2.31%) IIS
6 32 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 27 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (0.80%) Apache
10 14 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (0.65%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.50%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.40%) Eucalyptus
13 8 (0.40%) JBoss
14 7 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.30%) CMS
15 6 (0.30%) NetWeaver
15 6 (0.30%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.25%) LiveLink
Applications
1 154 (7.73%) MS Office
2 116 (5.82%) MS Excel
3 56 (2.81%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.20%) MS Project
5 15 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.75%) PaintShop Pro
6 6 (0.30%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.20%) QuarkXPress
8 1 (0.050%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.050%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.20%) Relativity
4 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.050%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.050%) Line 500
5 1 (0.050%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.050%) RMDS
5 1 (0.050%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.050%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.050%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.050%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 85 (4.26%) Office 365
2 67 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.56%) IaaS
4 26 (1.30%) SaaS
5 18 (0.90%) PaaS
6 14 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.55%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.30%) SoftLayer
9 5 (0.25%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.15%) Yammer
12 2 (0.10%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.050%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.050%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1667 (83.64%) LAN
2 829 (41.60%) Firewall
3 449 (22.53%) VPN
4 337 (16.91%) MPLS
5 326 (16.36%) TCP/IP
6 314 (15.76%) Network Security
7 308 (15.45%) Wireless
8 297 (14.90%) DNS
9 276 (13.85%) BGP
10 266 (13.35%) OSPF
11 255 (12.79%) Cisco ASA
12 253 (12.69%) VoIP
13 212 (10.64%) DHCP
14 187 (9.38%) Internet
15 177 (8.88%) Cisco Nexus
16 172 (8.63%) Wi-Fi
17 157 (7.88%) VLAN
18 156 (7.83%) IPsec
19 153 (7.68%) SAN
20 144 (7.23%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 19 (0.95%) MySQL
3 18 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 12 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (0.55%) OLTP
7 11 (0.55%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.35%) Big Data
10 6 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.30%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.25%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.20%) FileMaker
13 3 (0.15%) GIS
13 3 (0.15%) MS Access
13 3 (0.15%) SAP BW
13 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.15%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 19 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.50%) JIRA
5 7 (0.35%) Subversion
6 4 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.15%) Hudson
8 2 (0.10%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.10%) git-flow
8 2 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.050%) Ant
9 1 (0.050%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.050%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.050%) Maven
9 1 (0.050%) MSI
9 1 (0.050%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.050%) Vagrant
General
1 304 (15.25%) Finance
2 195 (9.78%) Telecoms
3 53 (2.66%) Retail
4 51 (2.56%) Banking
5 34 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 25 (1.25%) Law
7 22 (1.10%) Advertising
7 22 (1.10%) Legal
8 16 (0.80%) Local Government
9 15 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.70%) Marketing
11 13 (0.65%) French Language
11 13 (0.65%) Spanish Language
12 11 (0.55%) Electronics
12 11 (0.55%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.35%) Back Office
13 7 (0.35%) Billing
13 7 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.35%) Military
14 6 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 544 (27.30%) Network Engineer
2 274 (13.75%) Architect
3 215 (10.79%) Analyst
4 183 (9.18%) Project Manager
5 160 (8.03%) Cisco Engineer
6 138 (6.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 134 (6.72%) Support Engineer
8 119 (5.97%) Network Architect
9 105 (5.27%) Senior Network Engineer
10 101 (5.07%) Consultant
11 96 (4.82%) Infrastructure Manager
12 85 (4.26%) Security Engineer
13 84 (4.21%) Network Analyst
14 79 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 69 (3.46%) Infrastructure Architect
15 69 (3.46%) Network Security Engineer
16 68 (3.41%) IT Support
17 67 (3.36%) Infrastructure Project Manager
18 62 (3.11%) WAN Engineer
19 61 (3.06%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.41%) 802.1X
2 33 (1.66%) Web Services
3 30 (1.51%) Middleware
4 10 (0.50%) .NET
4 10 (0.50%) CSS
4 10 (0.50%) HTML
5 9 (0.45%) Java EE
6 8 (0.40%) REST
7 7 (0.35%) SOAP
7 7 (0.35%) XMPP
8 5 (0.25%) LAMP
8 5 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.20%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (0.20%) jQuery
9 4 (0.20%) XML
10 3 (0.15%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.15%) COM
10 3 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.15%) OAuth
10 3 (0.15%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 495 (24.84%) Data Centre
2 101 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (4.16%) Blackberry
4 76 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 60 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
6 36 (1.81%) NHS
7 33 (1.66%) Driving Licence
8 30 (1.51%) Clustering
9 25 (1.25%) Computer Science
10 22 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (1.10%) PKI
11 21 (1.05%) Cryptography
12 20 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 20 (1.00%) Private Cloud
12 20 (1.00%) Replication
13 17 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.80%) Public Cloud
15 15 (0.75%) BYOD
15 15 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 598 (30.01%) Windows
2 246 (12.34%) Windows Server
3 211 (10.59%) Linux
4 177 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 149 (7.48%) Windows 7
6 124 (6.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 110 (5.52%) Unix
8 107 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 78 (3.91%) Windows XP
10 37 (1.86%) Android
11 36 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (1.71%) Windows 8
13 32 (1.61%) Solaris
14 31 (1.56%) AIX
15 23 (1.15%) HPUX
16 16 (0.80%) Windows Vista
17 15 (0.75%) Mac OS X
18 13 (0.65%) SUSE
19 11 (0.55%) Windows 2000
19 11 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (18.56%) ITIL
2 224 (11.24%) Migration
3 186 (9.33%) Project Management
4 168 (8.43%) Network Design
5 135 (6.77%) PRINCE2
6 127 (6.37%) Load Balancing
7 106 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 103 (5.17%) Service Management
9 97 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 91 (4.57%) Change Management
11 84 (4.21%) Service Delivery
12 69 (3.46%) High Availability
13 68 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
14 58 (2.91%) Information Security
14 58 (2.91%) Network Management
15 56 (2.81%) Technical Architecture
16 53 (2.66%) Network Monitoring
17 52 (2.61%) Incident Management
18 50 (2.51%) Change Control
19 47 (2.36%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (5.87%) SQL
2 45 (2.26%) PowerShell
3 25 (1.25%) C
4 23 (1.15%) Ruby
5 20 (1.00%) Java
6 10 (0.50%) Lisp
7 9 (0.45%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.40%) Python
9 6 (0.30%) Perl
9 6 (0.30%) Tcl
9 6 (0.30%) VB
10 5 (0.25%) C#
10 5 (0.25%) C++
10 5 (0.25%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.25%) PHP
10 5 (0.25%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.25%) VBScript
11 3 (0.15%) ABAP
12 1 (0.050%) AWK
12 1 (0.050%) sed
Qualifications
1 636 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
2 438 (21.98%) CCNP
3 300 (15.05%) Security Cleared
4 258 (12.95%) CCNA
5 235 (11.79%) SC Cleared
6 130 (6.52%) CCIE
7 100 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 78 (3.91%) MCSE
9 76 (3.81%) Degree
10 56 (2.81%) CCSA
11 53 (2.66%) CCSE
12 51 (2.56%) DV Cleared
13 47 (2.36%) CCDP
14 44 (2.21%) JNCIP
15 36 (1.81%) CISSP
16 34 (1.71%) JNCIS
17 33 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
18 29 (1.46%) PMI Certification
19 28 (1.40%) MCP
19 28 (1.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.11%) SLA
2 32 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 31 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.60%) QA
5 9 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.30%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.10%) COBIT
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.10%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.10%) RMADS
10 1 (0.050%) COSO
10 1 (0.050%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.050%) PMBOK
System Software
1 411 (20.62%) Active Directory
2 245 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (5.72%) Hyper-V
4 76 (3.81%) vSphere
5 42 (2.11%) XenApp
6 32 (1.61%) VMware ESX
7 29 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (1.20%) XenServer
9 23 (1.15%) Snort
10 16 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (0.65%) vCloud
12 12 (0.60%) ProxySG
13 11 (0.55%) Terminal Services
13 11 (0.55%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.45%) Firmware
15 8 (0.40%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.35%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.35%) Samba
17 5 (0.25%) GPFS
17 5 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 71 (3.56%) SCCM
2 29 (1.46%) FortiGate
3 28 (1.40%) SCOM
4 27 (1.35%) Puppet
5 22 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
6 21 (1.05%) WSUS
7 20 (1.00%) Backup Exec
8 19 (0.95%) Proventia
8 19 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
9 17 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
10 16 (0.80%) Windows Intune
11 13 (0.65%) SCVMM
12 12 (0.60%) NetBackup
13 11 (0.55%) CiscoWorks
14 10 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
15 9 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
15 9 (0.45%) Nagios
15 9 (0.45%) Nessus
16 8 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
16 8 (0.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1066 (53.49%) Cisco
2 382 (19.17%) Microsoft
3 352 (17.66%) VMware
4 345 (17.31%) CheckPoint
5 337 (16.91%) Juniper
6 226 (11.34%) Citrix
7 211 (10.59%) F5
8 170 (8.53%) HP
9 107 (5.37%) Palo Alto
10 97 (4.87%) Avaya
11 90 (4.52%) SolarWinds
12 84 (4.21%) Blue Coat
13 80 (4.01%) IBM
14 65 (3.26%) Oracle
15 57 (2.86%) Red Hat
16 54 (2.71%) NetApp
16 54 (2.71%) Riverbed
17 47 (2.36%) Fortinet
18 44 (2.21%) Intel Security
19 43 (2.16%) BT
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