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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 108 89 138
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +49
Contract jobs citing WAN 1065 1146 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.17% 2.33% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.94% 15.52% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 672 461
Median daily rate £383 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 78 63
Median hourly rate £21.17 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.79% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.25 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +42.85%
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
7641 7384 6492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.56% 15.01% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4703 4158 3571
Median daily rate £399 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 413 373
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -43 347 £438 +16.66% 95
South East -15 253 £350 -6.66% 56
South West +31 110 £363 +8.61% 19
West Midlands -3 87 £344 +7.34% 15
North West -36 71 £375 +7.14% 16
East of England +1 67 £413 +17.85% 17
Yorkshire -8 47 £325 +14.53% 21
North East -20 43 £350 +0.72% 2
East Midlands +13 34 £463 +33.10% 13
Midlands 0 3 £400 +45.45%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1693 (82.71%) LAN
2 1085 (53.00%) Cisco
3 897 (43.82%) Firewall
4 691 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
5 603 (29.46%) Windows
6 474 (23.16%) CCNP
7 451 (22.03%) VPN
8 444 (21.69%) ITIL
9 414 (20.22%) Data Centre
10 407 (19.88%) Active Directory
11 399 (19.49%) Wireless
12 378 (18.47%) TCP/IP
12 378 (18.47%) Security Cleared
13 360 (17.59%) Microsoft
14 349 (17.05%) Finance
15 339 (16.56%) VMware
16 318 (15.53%) MPLS
17 315 (15.39%) CheckPoint
18 310 (15.14%) DNS
19 306 (14.95%) SC Cleared
20 302 (14.75%) Network Security
21 297 (14.51%) Juniper
22 294 (14.36%) CCNA
23 286 (13.97%) VoIP
24 264 (12.90%) Linux
24 264 (12.90%) BGP
25 233 (11.38%) Cisco ASA
26 231 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
27 230 (11.24%) Windows Server
28 216 (10.55%) OSPF

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
1 163 (7.96%) MS Exchange
2 66 (3.22%) SharePoint
3 63 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (2.74%) Skype for Business
5 47 (2.30%) IIS
6 34 (1.66%) Apache
7 32 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.22%) OpenStack
9 24 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 20 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (0.73%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.68%) JBoss
14 12 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
15 11 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 9 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
17 7 (0.34%) Mule
18 6 (0.29%) WebLogic
19 5 (0.24%) CloudStack
19 5 (0.24%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 121 (5.91%) MS Office
2 92 (4.49%) MS Excel
3 48 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 31 (1.51%) MS Project
5 22 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.64%) PaintShop Pro
7 6 (0.29%) QuarkXPress
8 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.24%) Eikon
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.098%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.098%) Primavera
6 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.049%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.049%) RMDS
6 1 (0.049%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.049%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 115 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (4.64%) Office 365
3 73 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 58 (2.83%) IaaS
5 43 (2.10%) PaaS
6 23 (1.12%) SaaS
7 21 (1.03%) Mimecast
8 17 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 6 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.15%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.098%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.098%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.098%) GitHub
13 2 (0.098%) Yammer
14 1 (0.049%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.049%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1693 (82.71%) LAN
2 897 (43.82%) Firewall
3 451 (22.03%) VPN
4 399 (19.49%) Wireless
5 378 (18.47%) TCP/IP
6 318 (15.53%) MPLS
7 310 (15.14%) DNS
8 302 (14.75%) Network Security
9 286 (13.97%) VoIP
10 264 (12.90%) BGP
11 233 (11.38%) Cisco ASA
12 216 (10.55%) OSPF
13 205 (10.01%) DHCP
14 188 (9.18%) SAN
15 147 (7.18%) Cisco Nexus
16 144 (7.03%) Wi-Fi
17 143 (6.99%) Internet
18 138 (6.74%) IPsec
19 120 (5.86%) EIGRP
20 111 (5.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 20 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (0.59%) MySQL
4 12 (0.59%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.54%) Hadoop
5 11 (0.54%) HBase
6 7 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.29%) FileMaker
7 6 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.29%) QlikView
7 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.098%) GIS
11 2 (0.098%) MS Access
11 2 (0.098%) OLTP
11 2 (0.098%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 15 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.39%) Artifactory
3 8 (0.39%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (0.24%) Subversion
5 4 (0.20%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.15%) JIRA
6 3 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.15%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.15%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.098%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.098%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.049%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.049%) Hudson
8 1 (0.049%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.049%) Maven
General
1 349 (17.05%) Finance
2 192 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 68 (3.32%) Retail
4 60 (2.93%) Banking
5 39 (1.91%) Legal
6 28 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.12%) Law
8 19 (0.93%) Marketing
9 16 (0.78%) Back Office
9 16 (0.78%) Billing
9 16 (0.78%) Electronics
10 15 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.73%) Military
11 14 (0.68%) Advertising
12 12 (0.59%) Local Government
13 11 (0.54%) German Language
13 11 (0.54%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.39%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.29%) Games
16 5 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 536 (26.18%) Network Engineer
2 296 (14.46%) Architect
3 219 (10.70%) Analyst
4 167 (8.16%) Project Manager
5 152 (7.43%) Support Engineer
6 148 (7.23%) Cisco Engineer
7 122 (5.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 107 (5.23%) Infrastructure Manager
9 101 (4.93%) Network Architect
10 97 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 91 (4.45%) Senior Network Engineer
12 89 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
13 85 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
14 84 (4.10%) Network Analyst
15 73 (3.57%) Designer
16 72 (3.52%) Network Support
16 72 (3.52%) Security Engineer
17 63 (3.08%) Consultant
17 63 (3.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 63 (3.08%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.93%) Middleware
2 49 (2.39%) 802.1X
3 33 (1.61%) Web Services
4 31 (1.51%) HTML
5 16 (0.78%) .NET
6 14 (0.68%) XML
7 10 (0.49%) Rendezvous
8 9 (0.44%) XSLT
9 8 (0.39%) SOAP
10 7 (0.34%) REST
11 6 (0.29%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (0.29%) Servlets
12 5 (0.24%) CSS
12 5 (0.24%) Java EE
12 5 (0.24%) XMPP
13 4 (0.20%) OAuth
14 3 (0.15%) jQuery
15 2 (0.098%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 414 (20.22%) Data Centre
2 83 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 73 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (3.42%) Video Conferencing
5 61 (2.98%) Blackberry
6 47 (2.30%) Clustering
7 38 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 33 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 30 (1.47%) PKI
10 29 (1.42%) Public Cloud
11 26 (1.27%) Driving Licence
12 25 (1.22%) Private Cloud
13 24 (1.17%) IVR
14 21 (1.03%) Replication
15 17 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 17 (0.83%) HACMP
16 16 (0.78%) Fat Client
16 16 (0.78%) NHS
16 16 (0.78%) Thin Client
17 15 (0.73%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 603 (29.46%) Windows
2 264 (12.90%) Linux
3 230 (11.24%) Windows Server
4 162 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 153 (7.47%) Unix
6 133 (6.50%) Windows 7
7 127 (6.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 107 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 72 (3.52%) Windows XP
10 57 (2.78%) Solaris
11 41 (2.00%) AIX
12 36 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (1.32%) Mac OS X
14 22 (1.07%) Windows 8
15 21 (1.03%) Windows 10
16 18 (0.88%) HPUX
17 17 (0.83%) Android
18 13 (0.64%) SUSE
19 12 (0.59%) CentOS
20 11 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (21.69%) ITIL
2 209 (10.21%) Migration
3 200 (9.77%) Project Management
4 189 (9.23%) Network Design
5 129 (6.30%) PRINCE2
6 126 (6.16%) Load Balancing
7 125 (6.11%) Service Management
8 120 (5.86%) Change Management
9 96 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
10 90 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
10 90 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 88 (4.30%) High Availability
12 87 (4.25%) Network Management
12 87 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 67 (3.27%) ITIL V3
14 65 (3.18%) Service Delivery
15 61 (2.98%) Problem Management
16 60 (2.93%) Configuration Management
17 52 (2.54%) DevOps
18 51 (2.49%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 124 (6.06%) SQL
2 68 (3.32%) PowerShell
3 37 (1.81%) Perl
4 36 (1.76%) Bash Shell
5 35 (1.71%) Python
6 31 (1.51%) Java
7 23 (1.12%) C
8 21 (1.03%) Shell Script
9 15 (0.73%) JavaScript
10 14 (0.68%) Korn
11 12 (0.59%) C-shell
11 12 (0.59%) Ruby
12 9 (0.44%) C#
12 9 (0.44%) Lisp
12 9 (0.44%) Tcl
13 8 (0.39%) C++
14 7 (0.34%) PHP
14 7 (0.34%) VBScript
15 4 (0.20%) VB
16 1 (0.049%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 691 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
2 474 (23.16%) CCNP
3 378 (18.47%) Security Cleared
4 306 (14.95%) SC Cleared
5 294 (14.36%) CCNA
6 131 (6.40%) CCIE
7 115 (5.62%) Degree
8 81 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 79 (3.86%) DV Cleared
10 73 (3.57%) CCDP
11 60 (2.93%) MCSE
12 45 (2.20%) JNCIP
13 39 (1.91%) MCP
14 36 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (1.71%) CISSP
15 35 (1.71%) JNCIS
16 31 (1.51%) CCSE
16 31 (1.51%) JNCIA
17 29 (1.42%) CCDA
18 27 (1.32%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.30%) SLA
2 25 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.59%) QA
5 5 (0.24%) HIPAA
5 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.20%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.098%) GxP
7 2 (0.098%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.049%) COBIT
8 1 (0.049%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 407 (19.88%) Active Directory
2 231 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (4.54%) Hyper-V
4 50 (2.44%) vSphere
4 50 (2.44%) XenApp
5 42 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (2.00%) VMware ESX
7 20 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 19 (0.93%) Xen
9 18 (0.88%) KVM
10 16 (0.78%) GPFS
10 16 (0.78%) NFS
11 14 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
11 14 (0.68%) SRDF
12 11 (0.54%) Samba
13 10 (0.49%) Snort
14 9 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.44%) ProxySG
14 9 (0.44%) UAG
14 9 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 84 (4.10%) SCCM
2 48 (2.34%) Puppet
3 37 (1.81%) Ansible
4 30 (1.47%) SCOM
5 27 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
6 26 (1.27%) FortiGate
7 22 (1.07%) Windows Intune
8 20 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
9 16 (0.78%) Backup Exec
10 15 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
12 13 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
13 11 (0.54%) WSUS
14 10 (0.49%) HP SIM
14 10 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 10 (0.49%) SCVMM
15 9 (0.44%) BladeLogic
15 9 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 9 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 9 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1085 (53.00%) Cisco
2 360 (17.59%) Microsoft
3 339 (16.56%) VMware
4 315 (15.39%) CheckPoint
5 297 (14.51%) Juniper
6 213 (10.41%) Citrix
7 175 (8.55%) HP
8 163 (7.96%) F5
9 108 (5.28%) Palo Alto
10 104 (5.08%) IBM
11 97 (4.74%) Oracle
12 94 (4.59%) Avaya
13 86 (4.20%) SolarWinds
14 67 (3.27%) Blue Coat
15 63 (3.08%) Riverbed
16 60 (2.93%) Red Hat
17 59 (2.88%) NetApp
18 54 (2.64%) Fortinet
19 53 (2.59%) Aruba
20 46 (2.25%) Remedy
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