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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 130 111 93
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -18
Contract jobs citing WAN 915 1041 1135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.94% 2.08% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.00% 14.64% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 639 700
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 74 81
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -20.00%
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
7040 7109 7555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.95% 14.20% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4244 4229 4400
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 444 412
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -20 337 £419 -1.47% 69
South East -21 190 £388 -3.12% 55
North West +22 125 £425 +11.84% 23
West Midlands -19 72 £375 +21.95% 21
East of England 0 60 £328 -14.09% 17
South West +15 54 £300 -20.00% 16
Yorkshire -12 32 £375 +1.69% 20
North East -18 29 £410 +9.33% 1
East Midlands -40 16 £200 -50.00% 11
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 1677 (84.83%) LAN
2 1055 (53.36%) Cisco
3 847 (42.84%) Firewall
4 613 (31.01%) Cisco Certification
5 576 (29.14%) Windows
6 500 (25.29%) Data Centre
7 438 (22.15%) VPN
8 407 (20.59%) CCNP
9 404 (20.44%) Microsoft
10 398 (20.13%) VMware
11 386 (19.52%) Active Directory
12 373 (18.87%) Security Cleared
13 347 (17.55%) CCNA
14 344 (17.40%) TCP/IP
15 324 (16.39%) Wireless
16 323 (16.34%) ITIL
16 323 (16.34%) SC Cleared
17 295 (14.92%) Network Security
18 293 (14.82%) CheckPoint
19 285 (14.42%) VoIP
20 279 (14.11%) Cisco ASA
21 263 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
22 262 (13.25%) Linux
23 261 (13.20%) DNS
24 260 (13.15%) Juniper
25 257 (13.00%) Windows Server
26 228 (11.53%) MPLS
27 203 (10.27%) Citrix
28 197 (9.96%) SAN
29 195 (9.86%) Finance

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
1 123 (6.22%) MS Exchange
2 66 (3.34%) Apache
3 58 (2.93%) Skype for Business
4 55 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (2.43%) SharePoint
6 46 (2.33%) IIS
7 34 (1.72%) Tomcat
8 30 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 28 (1.42%) WebSphere
10 20 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
11 19 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 17 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
12 17 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
13 13 (0.66%) IBM Notes
13 13 (0.66%) JBoss
13 13 (0.66%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.56%) Mule
14 11 (0.56%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 112 (5.67%) MS Excel
1 112 (5.67%) MS Office
2 44 (2.23%) MS Visio
3 23 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.25%) MS Project
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.10%) InDesign
6 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.20%) Eikon
2 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.10%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.051%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.051%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.051%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.051%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.051%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 119 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (5.92%) Office 365
3 112 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (1.87%) IaaS
5 28 (1.42%) SaaS
6 26 (1.32%) PaaS
7 16 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.30%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
13 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.10%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.10%) Yammer
14 1 (0.051%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1677 (84.83%) LAN
2 847 (42.84%) Firewall
3 438 (22.15%) VPN
4 344 (17.40%) TCP/IP
5 324 (16.39%) Wireless
6 295 (14.92%) Network Security
7 285 (14.42%) VoIP
8 279 (14.11%) Cisco ASA
9 261 (13.20%) DNS
10 228 (11.53%) MPLS
11 197 (9.96%) SAN
12 189 (9.56%) BGP
13 181 (9.16%) Cisco Nexus
14 175 (8.85%) OSPF
15 171 (8.65%) Wi-Fi
16 170 (8.60%) Internet
17 169 (8.55%) DHCP
17 169 (8.55%) WLAN
18 128 (6.47%) VLAN
19 107 (5.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.07%) MySQL
3 37 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 31 (1.57%) Hadoop
5 27 (1.37%) HBase
6 19 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
9 12 (0.61%) Big Data
9 12 (0.61%) Redis
10 11 (0.56%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.46%) Apache Hive
12 9 (0.46%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.46%) Sqoop
13 8 (0.40%) Apache Zeppelin
13 8 (0.40%) Data Mining
13 8 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (0.71%) Jenkins
2 13 (0.66%) ClearCase
2 13 (0.66%) StarTeam
3 9 (0.46%) JIRA
4 6 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.30%) Subversion
5 5 (0.25%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.20%) Maven
6 4 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.10%) Ant
7 2 (0.10%) Hudson
8 1 (0.051%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.051%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.051%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.051%) Travis CI
General
1 195 (9.86%) Finance
2 173 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 75 (3.79%) Banking
4 41 (2.07%) Retail
5 29 (1.47%) Legal
6 17 (0.86%) Marketing
7 15 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.66%) Back Office
9 12 (0.61%) Law
10 9 (0.46%) Advertising
10 9 (0.46%) Local Government
11 8 (0.40%) Electronics
11 8 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.30%) Military
13 5 (0.25%) Billing
13 5 (0.25%) French Language
13 5 (0.25%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.20%) German Language
14 4 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 456 (23.07%) Network Engineer
2 410 (20.74%) Architect
3 178 (9.00%) Analyst
4 153 (7.74%) Network Architect
5 143 (7.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 137 (6.93%) Project Manager
7 135 (6.83%) Infrastructure Architect
8 130 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 125 (6.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 124 (6.27%) Support Engineer
11 89 (4.50%) Consultant
12 88 (4.45%) Security Engineer
13 83 (4.20%) Network Security Engineer
13 83 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
14 76 (3.84%) Infrastructure Manager
15 63 (3.19%) Network Analyst
16 59 (2.98%) Senior Network Engineer
17 56 (2.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 54 (2.73%) Network Support
19 51 (2.58%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.78%) Middleware
2 51 (2.58%) 802.1X
3 41 (2.07%) Web Services
4 40 (2.02%) ELK Stack
5 30 (1.52%) HTML
6 26 (1.32%) XML
7 24 (1.21%) XSLT
8 19 (0.96%) CSS
9 17 (0.86%) LAMP
10 15 (0.76%) .NET
10 15 (0.76%) Rendezvous
11 13 (0.66%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 12 (0.61%) RESTful
13 9 (0.46%) HTML5
14 8 (0.40%) Apache Tez
14 8 (0.40%) Kafka
14 8 (0.40%) Natural Language Processing
15 7 (0.35%) J2EE
16 6 (0.30%) XMPP
17 4 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 500 (25.29%) Data Centre
2 104 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 45 (2.28%) NHS
5 41 (2.07%) Driving Licence
6 34 (1.72%) Clustering
6 34 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 33 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
8 30 (1.52%) Private Cloud
9 25 (1.26%) PKI
10 24 (1.21%) Computer Science
10 24 (1.21%) Replication
11 21 (1.06%) Cyber Attack
12 20 (1.01%) Blackberry
13 19 (0.96%) Virtual Team
14 17 (0.86%) Smartphone
15 16 (0.81%) IVR
16 15 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
16 15 (0.76%) PMI
17 10 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 576 (29.14%) Windows
2 262 (13.25%) Linux
3 257 (13.00%) Windows Server
4 167 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 154 (7.79%) Unix
6 127 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 96 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 78 (3.95%) Solaris
9 72 (3.64%) Windows 7
10 39 (1.97%) Windows 10
11 35 (1.77%) Windows 8
12 28 (1.42%) Windows XP
13 25 (1.26%) Android
14 23 (1.16%) Mac OS X
15 18 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (0.86%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.66%) AIX
17 13 (0.66%) HPUX
17 13 (0.66%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (16.34%) ITIL
2 195 (9.86%) Network Design
3 191 (9.66%) Migration
4 154 (7.79%) Project Management
5 145 (7.33%) Load Balancing
6 114 (5.77%) Service Management
7 113 (5.72%) PRINCE2
8 104 (5.26%) Network Management
9 98 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
10 97 (4.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 88 (4.45%) Change Management
12 84 (4.25%) SIEM
13 75 (3.79%) Information Security
14 74 (3.74%) High Availability
15 73 (3.69%) Problem Management
16 72 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
17 71 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
18 68 (3.44%) Patch Management
19 65 (3.29%) Vulnerability Management
20 63 (3.19%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 108 (5.46%) SQL
2 39 (1.97%) Java
2 39 (1.97%) PowerShell
3 37 (1.87%) Perl
4 30 (1.52%) Bash Shell
5 28 (1.42%) Python
6 21 (1.06%) C++
7 19 (0.96%) Shell Script
8 18 (0.91%) C
9 17 (0.86%) C-shell
9 17 (0.86%) JavaScript
9 17 (0.86%) Korn
10 16 (0.81%) PHP
11 11 (0.56%) C#
11 11 (0.56%) VB
12 3 (0.15%) Ruby
12 3 (0.15%) VBScript
13 2 (0.10%) AppleScript
13 2 (0.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 613 (31.01%) Cisco Certification
2 407 (20.59%) CCNP
3 373 (18.87%) Security Cleared
4 347 (17.55%) CCNA
5 323 (16.34%) SC Cleared
6 133 (6.73%) CCIE
7 89 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 86 (4.35%) CISSP
9 69 (3.49%) MCSE
10 58 (2.93%) Degree
11 52 (2.63%) CCDA
11 52 (2.63%) CCDP
12 43 (2.18%) DV Cleared
13 39 (1.97%) SANS
14 37 (1.87%) CCSA
15 34 (1.72%) SSCP
15 34 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 33 (1.67%) PMI Certification
17 31 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
18 30 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.40%) PCI DSS
2 64 (3.24%) SLA
3 49 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.86%) RMADS
6 14 (0.71%) QA
6 14 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.15%) COBIT
9 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 386 (19.52%) Active Directory
2 263 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (4.60%) Hyper-V
4 72 (3.64%) vSphere
5 60 (3.03%) XenApp
6 33 (1.67%) Xen
6 33 (1.67%) XenDesktop
7 32 (1.62%) VMware ESX
8 30 (1.52%) KVM
9 28 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
11 25 (1.26%) Firmware
11 25 (1.26%) NFS
12 24 (1.21%) SRDF
13 23 (1.16%) Samba
14 15 (0.76%) ProxySG
15 14 (0.71%) vCloud
16 13 (0.66%) Docker
17 12 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
18 11 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 106 (5.36%) SCCM
2 48 (2.43%) Puppet
3 42 (2.12%) FortiGate
3 42 (2.12%) Nessus
4 38 (1.92%) Ansible
5 36 (1.82%) QRadar
6 29 (1.47%) SCOM
7 27 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 25 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
9 24 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
10 23 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
11 20 (1.01%) AirWatch
12 19 (0.96%) WSUS
13 18 (0.91%) Backup Exec
13 18 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
14 16 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
15 15 (0.76%) NetBackup
16 12 (0.61%) Kibana
16 12 (0.61%) logstash
16 12 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1055 (53.36%) Cisco
2 404 (20.44%) Microsoft
3 398 (20.13%) VMware
4 293 (14.82%) CheckPoint
5 260 (13.15%) Juniper
6 203 (10.27%) Citrix
7 155 (7.84%) F5
8 129 (6.53%) Palo Alto
9 116 (5.87%) Oracle
10 114 (5.77%) HP
11 91 (4.60%) IBM
12 71 (3.59%) Intel Security
13 68 (3.44%) Fortinet
13 68 (3.44%) NetApp
13 68 (3.44%) SolarWinds
14 66 (3.34%) Blue Coat
15 65 (3.29%) Riverbed
16 56 (2.83%) Splunk
17 54 (2.73%) Aruba
18 52 (2.63%) Apple
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