The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 108 103 99
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 919 885 1019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.86% 1.90% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.50% 13.87% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 465 463
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £175 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 78 108
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.13 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6806 6381 8247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.79% 13.72% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3689 3382 3737
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 440 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
WAN
UK

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +29 387 £395 +5.33% 126
South East -23 178 £338 -6.25% 58
South West +19 81 £338 -10.00% 21
West Midlands -9 65 £350 +23.89% 29
East of England -23 65 £271 +6.37% 39
North West +1 47 £418 +51.81% 17
East Midlands +7 37 £350 +32.70% 16
Yorkshire -15 30 £325 +23.80% 29
North East +9 25 £350 +12.00% 4
Midlands - - - -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1437 (82.16%) LAN
2 806 (46.08%) Cisco
3 695 (39.74%) Windows
4 638 (36.48%) Firewall
5 441 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
6 424 (24.24%) Active Directory
7 411 (23.50%) Microsoft
8 372 (21.27%) TCP/IP
9 352 (20.13%) VMware
10 328 (18.75%) ITIL
11 311 (17.78%) VPN
12 295 (16.87%) CCNP
13 278 (15.89%) Citrix
14 275 (15.72%) Windows Server 2008
15 262 (14.98%) MPLS
16 247 (14.12%) DNS
17 246 (14.07%) SAN
18 234 (13.38%) CCNA
19 230 (13.15%) Finance
20 228 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
21 227 (12.98%) CheckPoint
22 222 (12.69%) MS Exchange
23 221 (12.64%) VoIP
24 213 (12.18%) Wireless
25 202 (11.55%) Security Cleared
26 198 (11.32%) Telecoms
27 196 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
28 192 (10.98%) HP
29 189 (10.81%) Juniper
30 188 (10.75%) BGP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
1 222 (12.69%) MS Exchange
2 102 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (5.15%) SharePoint
4 65 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 63 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 55 (3.14%) IIS
7 52 (2.97%) Lync
8 43 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 37 (2.12%) IBM Notes
9 37 (2.12%) Apache
10 27 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 27 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 16 (0.91%) WebSphere
11 16 (0.91%) nginx
11 16 (0.91%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.69%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.69%) Confluence
12 12 (0.69%) MediaWiki
13 9 (0.51%) CMS
14 8 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 184 (10.52%) MS Excel
2 171 (9.78%) MS Office
3 35 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 33 (1.89%) MS Project
5 20 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.23%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.057%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.46%) RMDS
4 6 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.057%) assyst
7 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.057%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.26%) Office 365
2 13 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.34%) SaaS
4 6 (0.34%) IaaS
4 6 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.29%) PaaS
6 3 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1437 (82.16%) LAN
2 638 (36.48%) Firewall
3 372 (21.27%) TCP/IP
4 311 (17.78%) VPN
5 262 (14.98%) MPLS
6 247 (14.12%) DNS
7 246 (14.07%) SAN
8 221 (12.64%) VoIP
9 213 (12.18%) Wireless
10 188 (10.75%) BGP
11 186 (10.63%) Network Security
12 170 (9.72%) OSPF
13 160 (9.15%) DHCP
14 124 (7.09%) VLAN
15 118 (6.75%) IPsec
16 117 (6.69%) Internet
17 110 (6.29%) EIGRP
18 105 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
19 91 (5.20%) Cisco IOS
20 82 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (1.26%) MySQL
4 18 (1.03%) Relational Database
5 16 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 15 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (0.46%) Cognos Impromptu
9 7 (0.40%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (0.29%) QlikView
11 4 (0.23%) HBase
11 4 (0.23%) Big Data
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.17%) MS Access
12 3 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.11%) Ingres
13 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 22 (1.26%) Jenkins
2 15 (0.86%) Hudson
3 13 (0.74%) JIRA
3 13 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.69%) Subversion
5 7 (0.40%) JUnit
5 7 (0.40%) Selenium
5 7 (0.40%) FitNesse
6 3 (0.17%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.057%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.057%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.057%) Trac
8 1 (0.057%) Toad
8 1 (0.057%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.057%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.057%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.057%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.057%) Ant
General
1 230 (13.15%) Finance
2 198 (11.32%) Telecoms
3 88 (5.03%) Banking
4 39 (2.23%) Investment Banking
5 35 (2.00%) Retail
6 31 (1.77%) Financial Institution
7 29 (1.66%) Marketing
8 28 (1.60%) Local Government
8 28 (1.60%) Advertising
9 26 (1.49%) French Language
10 25 (1.43%) Back Office
11 19 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.97%) Mandarin Language
12 17 (0.97%) Spanish Language
13 14 (0.80%) Legal
14 11 (0.63%) Publishing
15 9 (0.51%) Law
16 7 (0.40%) Electronics
16 7 (0.40%) Billing
17 6 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 353 (20.18%) Network Engineer
2 217 (12.41%) Analyst
3 199 (11.38%) Architect
4 181 (10.35%) Project Manager
5 123 (7.03%) Support Engineer
6 111 (6.35%) Consultant
7 81 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 80 (4.57%) Support Analyst
9 68 (3.89%) Infrastructure Manager
10 62 (3.54%) Network Support
10 62 (3.54%) Cisco Engineer
11 57 (3.26%) Administrator
11 57 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
12 55 (3.14%) Infrastructure Architect
13 54 (3.09%) Security Engineer
14 53 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
15 49 (2.80%) Network Architect
16 48 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support
17 47 (2.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
18 45 (2.57%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.17%) Middleware
2 27 (1.54%) .NET
3 20 (1.14%) Web Services
4 18 (1.03%) LAMP
5 15 (0.86%) XMPP
6 13 (0.74%) HTML
7 12 (0.69%) CSS
8 11 (0.63%) XML
9 9 (0.51%) Application Packaging
10 6 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (0.29%) Rendezvous
12 4 (0.23%) XSLT
12 4 (0.23%) SAML
13 3 (0.17%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
14 2 (0.11%) JSF
14 2 (0.11%) ODBC
15 1 (0.057%) XHTML
15 1 (0.057%) EDI
15 1 (0.057%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (3.89%) Blackberry
2 57 (3.26%) Clustering
3 54 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
4 52 (2.97%) Fat Client
4 52 (2.97%) Thin Client
5 40 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.54%) Open Source
7 22 (1.26%) Replication
7 22 (1.26%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.14%) NHS
9 19 (1.09%) PMI
10 17 (0.97%) Wiki
11 16 (0.91%) PKI
12 15 (0.86%) Mainframe
12 15 (0.86%) EqualLogic
13 14 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.74%) iPad
14 13 (0.74%) Computer Science
15 12 (0.69%) Firmware
16 10 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 695 (39.74%) Windows
2 275 (15.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 196 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 175 (10.01%) Windows 7
5 160 (9.15%) Linux
6 113 (6.46%) UNIX
7 101 (5.77%) Windows XP
8 92 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (2.63%) Solaris
10 45 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (1.77%) Windows 8
12 22 (1.26%) Windows Vista
13 21 (1.20%) AIX
14 19 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
15 16 (0.91%) Debian
15 16 (0.91%) Ubuntu
16 14 (0.80%) CentOS
17 11 (0.63%) HPUX
18 9 (0.51%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (18.75%) ITIL
2 155 (8.86%) Project Management
3 145 (8.29%) Migration
4 130 (7.43%) PRINCE2
5 118 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 115 (6.58%) Service Management
6 115 (6.58%) Network Design
7 111 (6.35%) Service Delivery
8 92 (5.26%) Load Balancing
9 77 (4.40%) Change Management
10 74 (4.23%) Network Management
11 72 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 70 (4.00%) Change Control
13 58 (3.32%) Network Monitoring
14 57 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
14 57 (3.26%) Incident Management
15 50 (2.86%) Network Architecture
15 50 (2.86%) Problem Management
16 45 (2.57%) Risk Management
17 36 (2.06%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 157 (8.98%) SQL
2 47 (2.69%) Java
3 41 (2.34%) Perl
4 34 (1.94%) PowerShell
5 32 (1.83%) C
6 24 (1.37%) Python
7 23 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 18 (1.03%) PHP
9 17 (0.97%) Ruby
10 15 (0.86%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.57%) Tcl
12 8 (0.46%) VB
12 8 (0.46%) Korn
13 5 (0.29%) VBScript
14 4 (0.23%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.23%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.11%) C-shell
15 2 (0.11%) R
15 2 (0.11%) C++
15 2 (0.11%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 441 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
2 295 (16.87%) CCNP
3 234 (13.38%) CCNA
4 202 (11.55%) Security Cleared
5 161 (9.21%) SC Cleared
6 125 (7.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 91 (5.20%) MCSE
8 88 (5.03%) CCIE
9 76 (4.35%) Degree
10 48 (2.74%) CCDP
11 42 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (1.66%) MCITP
13 27 (1.54%) MCP
13 27 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 26 (1.49%) CCSA
15 25 (1.43%) JNCIS
15 25 (1.43%) PMI Certification
16 21 (1.20%) CCSE
16 21 (1.20%) MCSA
17 20 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.23%) SLA
2 31 (1.77%) QA
3 15 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.57%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.23%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.057%) GxP
System Software
1 424 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 228 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (6.46%) Hyper-V
4 79 (4.52%) XenApp
5 65 (3.72%) vSphere
6 45 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (2.40%) VMware ESX
8 26 (1.49%) XenDesktop
9 23 (1.32%) Samba
9 23 (1.32%) Xen
10 22 (1.26%) NFS
11 18 (1.03%) NLBS
11 18 (1.03%) XenServer
12 17 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
12 17 (0.97%) Terminal Services
13 14 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 13 (0.74%) Postfix
14 13 (0.74%) SRDF
15 12 (0.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 72 (4.12%) SCCM
2 55 (3.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 38 (2.17%) SCOM
4 28 (1.60%) WSUS
5 18 (1.03%) Backup Exec
6 17 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (0.97%) Puppet
7 15 (0.86%) ZABBIX
8 14 (0.80%) OPNET
9 13 (0.74%) ARCserve
9 13 (0.74%) FortiGate
10 12 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
10 12 (0.69%) WhatsUp Gold
10 12 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
11 11 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
12 10 (0.57%) OpenView
12 10 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (0.57%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 806 (46.08%) Cisco
2 411 (23.50%) Microsoft
3 352 (20.13%) VMware
4 278 (15.89%) Citrix
5 227 (12.98%) CheckPoint
6 192 (10.98%) HP
7 189 (10.81%) Juniper
8 135 (7.72%) F5
9 106 (6.06%) Oracle
10 88 (5.03%) Avaya
11 79 (4.52%) Blue Coat
12 70 (4.00%) SolarWinds
13 64 (3.66%) Red Hat
13 64 (3.66%) McAfee
14 60 (3.43%) IBM
15 59 (3.37%) NetApp
16 44 (2.52%) EMC
17 43 (2.46%) Riverbed
18 41 (2.34%) BT
19 37 (2.12%) Lotus
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staffordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newton-Le-Willows, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 Per Day D.O.E. - Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ECS
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Intapeople
Rate: £180 to £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago