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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 81 130 114
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -16
Contract jobs citing WAN 1157 824 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.28% 1.66% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.20% 12.49% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 462 385
Average daily rate
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£369 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £202 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 62 100
Average hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.89% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.23 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.73 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £18.03 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+49.75% +12.68%
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
7610 6596 6712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.02% 13.30% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4218 3558 3455
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 365 546
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 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 May 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 May 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 +38 409 £375 +7.14% 96
South East +29 300 £388 +10.71% 86
North West +17 109 £375 +10.29% 25
West Midlands +8 85 £323 -9.15% 22
East of England +43 80 £375 +32.74% 24
South West +1 65 £344 -1.78% 29
Yorkshire +27 61 £275 -5.57% 29
East Midlands +12 42 £400 +53.84% 22
North East -7 8 £381 +35.07%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1844 (85.81%) LAN
2 1134 (52.77%) Cisco
3 876 (40.76%) Firewall
4 812 (37.79%) Windows
5 624 (29.04%) Cisco Certification
6 532 (24.76%) Active Directory
7 478 (22.24%) VMware
8 471 (21.92%) Microsoft
8 471 (21.92%) VPN
9 455 (21.17%) ITIL
10 381 (17.73%) CCNP
11 375 (17.45%) MPLS
11 375 (17.45%) TCP/IP
12 367 (17.08%) DNS
13 340 (15.82%) CheckPoint
14 326 (15.17%) CCNA
15 320 (14.89%) Juniper
16 305 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
17 301 (14.01%) Finance
18 291 (13.54%) Wireless
19 289 (13.45%) Citrix
20 283 (13.17%) BGP
21 277 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
22 275 (12.80%) OSPF
23 268 (12.47%) Security Cleared
24 264 (12.28%) SAN
24 264 (12.28%) VoIP
25 259 (12.05%) Network Security
26 255 (11.87%) Cisco ASA
27 246 (11.45%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 183 (8.52%) MS Exchange
2 89 (4.14%) IIS
3 86 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 75 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 61 (2.84%) Lync
6 50 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 47 (2.19%) Apache
8 39 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 35 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 32 (1.49%) Tomcat
11 26 (1.21%) WebSphere
12 25 (1.16%) IBM Notes
13 19 (0.88%) Confluence
14 17 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
15 15 (0.70%) nginx
16 14 (0.65%) MediaWiki
17 13 (0.60%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
18 11 (0.51%) CMS
19 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 208 (9.68%) MS Office
2 191 (8.89%) MS Excel
3 84 (3.91%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (1.16%) MS Project
6 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.093%) PaintShop Pro
9 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.047%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (0.47%) ResourceLink
2 7 (0.33%) RMDS
3 6 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.19%) Agresso
6 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.093%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.047%) assyst
8 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.047%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.047%) TeleForm
8 1 (0.047%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.28%) Office 365
2 48 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (1.21%) SaaS
5 14 (0.65%) PaaS
6 13 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.42%) IaaS
8 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.093%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.093%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.047%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.047%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1844 (85.81%) LAN
2 876 (40.76%) Firewall
3 471 (21.92%) VPN
4 375 (17.45%) MPLS
4 375 (17.45%) TCP/IP
5 367 (17.08%) DNS
6 291 (13.54%) Wireless
7 283 (13.17%) BGP
8 275 (12.80%) OSPF
9 264 (12.28%) SAN
9 264 (12.28%) VoIP
10 259 (12.05%) Network Security
11 255 (11.87%) Cisco ASA
12 213 (9.91%) DHCP
13 207 (9.63%) Internet
14 184 (8.56%) VLAN
15 171 (7.96%) EIGRP
16 156 (7.26%) SSL
17 148 (6.89%) Cisco Nexus
18 132 (6.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 25 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 24 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (0.79%) MySQL
5 17 (0.79%) DB2
6 16 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (0.70%) Big Data
8 14 (0.65%) Hadoop
9 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.47%) HBase
10 10 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.33%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.28%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 32 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 26 (1.21%) Hudson
3 21 (0.98%) JIRA
4 19 (0.88%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.65%) Subversion
6 6 (0.28%) Gerrit
7 5 (0.23%) Maven
8 4 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.093%) Trac
10 2 (0.093%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.093%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.093%) Ant
10 2 (0.093%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.093%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.047%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.047%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.047%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.047%) MSI
11 1 (0.047%) InstallShield
General
1 301 (14.01%) Finance
2 222 (10.33%) Telecoms
3 74 (3.44%) Banking
4 54 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 37 (1.72%) Retail
6 23 (1.07%) Law
7 17 (0.79%) Local Government
8 16 (0.74%) Multimedia
9 15 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 15 (0.70%) Legal
9 15 (0.70%) Back Office
10 13 (0.60%) Billing
11 11 (0.51%) Marketing
11 11 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.47%) Games
13 8 (0.37%) Automotive
14 6 (0.28%) Electronics
14 6 (0.28%) Advertising
15 5 (0.23%) Japanese Language
15 5 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 535 (24.90%) Network Engineer
2 332 (15.45%) Analyst
3 306 (14.24%) Architect
4 166 (7.72%) Project Manager
5 123 (5.72%) Support Engineer
6 104 (4.84%) Consultant
7 103 (4.79%) Infrastructure Architect
8 96 (4.47%) Support Analyst
8 96 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 82 (3.82%) Network Architect
10 81 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
10 81 (3.77%) Network Analyst
11 80 (3.72%) Infrastructure Manager
12 78 (3.63%) Network Support
13 70 (3.26%) Senior Network Engineer
14 69 (3.21%) Desktop Support
15 67 (3.12%) Technical Architect
15 67 (3.12%) Service Analyst
16 62 (2.89%) Service Desk Analyst
17 61 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.44%) Middleware
2 30 (1.40%) Web Services
3 24 (1.12%) HTML
4 16 (0.74%) .NET
5 11 (0.51%) Java EE
6 10 (0.47%) LAMP
6 10 (0.47%) Rendezvous
6 10 (0.47%) XSLT
6 10 (0.47%) XML
7 9 (0.42%) CSS
8 8 (0.37%) Application Packaging
9 7 (0.33%) JSON
9 7 (0.33%) XMPP
9 7 (0.33%) JSP
10 6 (0.28%) CGI
11 5 (0.23%) WAP
11 5 (0.23%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.23%) J2EE
11 5 (0.23%) Ultra Messaging
12 4 (0.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 86 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 81 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (3.07%) PKI
4 55 (2.56%) Replication
5 54 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
6 53 (2.47%) Clustering
7 47 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 39 (1.81%) NHS
9 35 (1.63%) Fat Client
9 35 (1.63%) Thin Client
10 23 (1.07%) Public Cloud
11 21 (0.98%) Computer Science
12 20 (0.93%) IVR
13 17 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.74%) Wiki
14 16 (0.74%) PDA
15 14 (0.65%) Private Cloud
15 14 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
15 14 (0.65%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.60%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 812 (37.79%) Windows
2 277 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 243 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 222 (10.33%) Linux
5 207 (9.63%) Windows 7
6 171 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 137 (6.38%) UNIX
8 125 (5.82%) Windows XP
9 66 (3.07%) Solaris
10 40 (1.86%) Windows 8
11 35 (1.63%) AIX
12 33 (1.54%) CentOS
12 33 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
13 29 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.93%) Ubuntu
15 15 (0.70%) Debian
16 13 (0.60%) SUSE
17 11 (0.51%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.47%) Android
18 10 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (21.17%) ITIL
2 246 (11.45%) Migration
3 182 (8.47%) Project Management
4 145 (6.75%) PRINCE2
5 140 (6.51%) Service Delivery
6 137 (6.38%) Service Management
6 137 (6.38%) Load Balancing
7 118 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 117 (5.44%) Network Design
9 106 (4.93%) Network Management
10 101 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 73 (3.40%) Capacity Planning
11 73 (3.40%) Network Monitoring
12 69 (3.21%) Incident Management
13 66 (3.07%) Kalman Filter
14 65 (3.02%) Configuration Management
14 65 (3.02%) Business Continuity
15 59 (2.75%) Time Management
16 58 (2.70%) Information Security
17 56 (2.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (7.91%) SQL
2 55 (2.56%) Perl
3 47 (2.19%) Python
4 41 (1.91%) Java
5 40 (1.86%) C
6 32 (1.49%) Shell Script
6 32 (1.49%) PowerShell
7 30 (1.40%) Bash Shell
8 29 (1.35%) PHP
9 25 (1.16%) Ruby
10 20 (0.93%) JavaScript
11 13 (0.60%) VB
12 12 (0.56%) C++
12 12 (0.56%) Korn
13 10 (0.47%) VBScript
14 9 (0.42%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.37%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.19%) RPG
16 4 (0.19%) COBOL
17 3 (0.14%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 624 (29.04%) Cisco Certification
2 381 (17.73%) CCNP
3 326 (15.17%) CCNA
4 268 (12.47%) Security Cleared
5 182 (8.47%) SC Cleared
6 130 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 121 (5.63%) CCIE
8 93 (4.33%) MCSE
9 86 (4.00%) Degree
10 63 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
11 62 (2.89%) DV Cleared
12 53 (2.47%) CCDP
13 44 (2.05%) CCIP
14 43 (2.00%) CISSP
15 37 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 31 (1.44%) MCITP
17 27 (1.26%) CISM
17 27 (1.26%) MCSA
18 25 (1.16%) JNCIS
19 22 (1.02%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.33%) SLA
2 56 (2.61%) QA
3 53 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (1.58%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.60%) COBIT
5 13 (0.60%) JSP 440
6 11 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.093%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.047%) BS25999
9 1 (0.047%) GxP
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.047%) TickIT
9 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 532 (24.76%) Active Directory
2 305 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (6.79%) Hyper-V
4 100 (4.65%) vSphere
5 84 (3.91%) XenApp
6 41 (1.91%) VMware ESX
7 39 (1.81%) XenServer
8 35 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (1.26%) Xen
9 27 (1.26%) Samba
9 27 (1.26%) Firmware
10 26 (1.21%) vCloud
11 24 (1.12%) NFS
12 23 (1.07%) XenDesktop
12 23 (1.07%) Terminal Services
13 19 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
14 18 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 18 (0.84%) KVM
15 17 (0.79%) Postfix
16 15 (0.70%) iptables
Systems Management
1 86 (4.00%) SCCM
2 36 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 32 (1.49%) SCOM
3 32 (1.49%) Puppet
4 26 (1.21%) WSUS
5 24 (1.12%) FortiGate
6 23 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (0.88%) Salt
8 18 (0.84%) ZABBIX
9 16 (0.74%) Backup Exec
10 14 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
10 14 (0.65%) Ansible
11 12 (0.56%) MIMEsweeper
11 12 (0.56%) MAILsweeper
11 12 (0.56%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.56%) CiscoWorks
12 11 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
13 9 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.42%) SCOrch
14 8 (0.37%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1134 (52.77%) Cisco
2 478 (22.24%) VMware
3 471 (21.92%) Microsoft
4 340 (15.82%) CheckPoint
5 320 (14.89%) Juniper
6 289 (13.45%) Citrix
7 206 (9.59%) F5
8 185 (8.61%) HP
9 110 (5.12%) Blue Coat
10 102 (4.75%) Oracle
11 99 (4.61%) NetApp
12 87 (4.05%) SolarWinds
13 83 (3.86%) McAfee
14 80 (3.72%) IBM
15 70 (3.26%) EMC
16 65 (3.02%) Avaya
17 47 (2.19%) Dell
18 41 (1.91%) Red Hat
18 41 (1.91%) Riverbed
19 38 (1.77%) Aruba
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Great working environment
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £25 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Addlestone, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £13 - £16 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £100 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago