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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 88 107 111
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 1101 837 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.22% 1.79% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.30% 13.12% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 469 391
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 58 124
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.74 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -5.00%
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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +35 416 £400 - 77
South East +28 283 £338 -13.40% 54
South West +21 105 £285 -6.55% 16
North West -2 80 £330 -31.42% 12
Yorkshire +7 58 £375 +53.06% 17
East of England -17 50 £146 -58.21% 14
West Midlands -8 49 £350 +2.18% 12
East Midlands +18 44 £350 -4.76% 12
North East -14 15 £418 - 1
Midlands +1 1 - -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1810 (83.80%) LAN
2 1095 (50.69%) Cisco
3 837 (38.75%) Firewall
4 795 (36.81%) Windows
5 614 (28.43%) Cisco Certification
6 473 (21.90%) Microsoft
7 445 (20.60%) Active Directory
8 438 (20.28%) ITIL
9 405 (18.75%) CCNP
10 401 (18.56%) VMware
11 399 (18.47%) TCP/IP
12 395 (18.29%) VPN
13 361 (16.71%) MPLS
14 329 (15.23%) CheckPoint
15 325 (15.05%) CCNA
16 307 (14.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 305 (14.12%) Security Cleared
18 298 (13.80%) BGP
19 297 (13.75%) Finance
20 294 (13.61%) DNS
21 290 (13.43%) VoIP
22 288 (13.33%) OSPF
23 283 (13.10%) Juniper
24 281 (13.01%) Telecoms
25 273 (12.64%) Citrix
26 262 (12.13%) Wireless
27 254 (11.76%) SAN
28 252 (11.67%) Network Security
29 245 (11.34%) MS Office
30 242 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 202 (9.35%) MS Exchange
2 74 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 65 (3.01%) SharePoint
4 53 (2.45%) IIS
5 52 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 48 (2.22%) Lync
6 48 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 41 (1.90%) Apache
8 27 (1.25%) IBM Notes
9 23 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (0.97%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (0.69%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.60%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
15 10 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.42%) nginx
17 7 (0.32%) Eucalyptus
17 7 (0.32%) LiveLink
Applications
1 245 (11.34%) MS Office
2 214 (9.91%) MS Excel
3 70 (3.24%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.06%) MS Project
5 20 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.32%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.093%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.046%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.046%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.046%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (0.42%) ResourceLink
1 9 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.28%) Agresso
3 3 (0.14%) Summit
4 2 (0.093%) RMDS
4 2 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.093%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.093%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.046%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.30%) Office 365
2 24 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.69%) IaaS
4 14 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.56%) SaaS
6 10 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.37%) PaaS
7 8 (0.37%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1810 (83.80%) LAN
2 837 (38.75%) Firewall
3 399 (18.47%) TCP/IP
4 395 (18.29%) VPN
5 361 (16.71%) MPLS
6 298 (13.80%) BGP
7 294 (13.61%) DNS
8 290 (13.43%) VoIP
9 288 (13.33%) OSPF
10 262 (12.13%) Wireless
11 254 (11.76%) SAN
12 252 (11.67%) Network Security
13 214 (9.91%) Internet
14 194 (8.98%) Cisco ASA
15 187 (8.66%) DHCP
16 175 (8.10%) Cisco Nexus
17 163 (7.55%) EIGRP
18 157 (7.27%) VLAN
19 137 (6.34%) WLAN
20 114 (5.28%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (1.11%) MySQL
4 19 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 15 (0.69%) Relational Database
6 14 (0.65%) DB2
7 12 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
8 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (0.46%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.46%) Big Data
10 9 (0.42%) HBase
11 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.28%) MS Access
13 6 (0.28%) MarkLogic
13 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (0.93%) Jenkins
2 19 (0.88%) Hudson
3 7 (0.32%) JIRA
4 6 (0.28%) Subversion
4 6 (0.28%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.19%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.14%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.093%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.093%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.093%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.093%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.046%) FrontPage
8 1 (0.046%) Selenium
8 1 (0.046%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.046%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.046%) Ant
8 1 (0.046%) JUnit
8 1 (0.046%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.046%) Toad
General
1 297 (13.75%) Finance
2 281 (13.01%) Telecoms
3 121 (5.60%) Banking
4 51 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 49 (2.27%) Retail
6 38 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 35 (1.62%) Local Government
8 25 (1.16%) Law
9 24 (1.11%) Legal
10 19 (0.88%) Billing
11 17 (0.79%) Marketing
12 14 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.60%) Advertising
14 10 (0.46%) Electronics
15 9 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.42%) Back Office
16 8 (0.37%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.37%) French Language
16 8 (0.37%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 501 (23.19%) Network Engineer
2 323 (14.95%) Analyst
3 297 (13.75%) Architect
4 156 (7.22%) Project Manager
5 139 (6.44%) Support Engineer
6 103 (4.77%) Consultant
7 102 (4.72%) Support Analyst
8 95 (4.40%) Network Analyst
9 90 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 87 (4.03%) Network Support
11 85 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 81 (3.75%) Senior Network Engineer
12 81 (3.75%) Network Architect
13 76 (3.52%) Cisco Engineer
14 70 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
15 68 (3.15%) Infrastructure Manager
15 68 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
16 61 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
17 59 (2.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 59 (2.73%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.48%) Middleware
2 28 (1.30%) LAMP
3 18 (0.83%) HTML
4 15 (0.69%) Web Services
5 12 (0.56%) .NET
6 11 (0.51%) Application Packaging
7 9 (0.42%) JSP
8 8 (0.37%) WAP
8 8 (0.37%) Java EE
9 7 (0.32%) ODBC
9 7 (0.32%) CSS
10 6 (0.28%) XML
10 6 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (0.23%) XMPP
11 5 (0.23%) XSLT
11 5 (0.23%) Rendezvous
11 5 (0.23%) EJB
12 4 (0.19%) CGI
12 4 (0.19%) JavaBeans
13 3 (0.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 104 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (4.40%) Blackberry
3 80 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 49 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 38 (1.76%) Replication
6 36 (1.67%) PKI
7 31 (1.44%) Clustering
7 31 (1.44%) NHS
8 29 (1.34%) Computer Science
9 22 (1.02%) IVR
10 21 (0.97%) Thin Client
10 21 (0.97%) Fat Client
10 21 (0.97%) Open Source
11 20 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
12 18 (0.83%) Cryptography
13 16 (0.74%) FMCG
14 14 (0.65%) Smartphone
14 14 (0.65%) PMI
15 13 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (0.51%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 795 (36.81%) Windows
2 307 (14.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 232 (10.74%) Windows 7
4 217 (10.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 204 (9.44%) Linux
6 141 (6.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 111 (5.14%) Windows XP
8 96 (4.44%) UNIX
9 56 (2.59%) Windows 8
10 54 (2.50%) Solaris
11 32 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
12 31 (1.44%) CentOS
12 31 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 26 (1.20%) AIX
14 23 (1.06%) Ubuntu
15 18 (0.83%) Android
16 15 (0.69%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.56%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.51%) Windows NT
19 10 (0.46%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (20.28%) ITIL
2 207 (9.58%) Migration
3 184 (8.52%) Network Design
4 175 (8.10%) Project Management
5 149 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 138 (6.39%) Service Management
7 121 (5.60%) Network Management
8 116 (5.37%) Service Delivery
9 105 (4.86%) PRINCE2
10 96 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 92 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
12 91 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 72 (3.33%) Change Management
13 72 (3.33%) Network Architecture
14 58 (2.69%) Mentoring
15 55 (2.55%) Kalman Filter
16 54 (2.50%) WAN Optimisation
17 53 (2.45%) Change Control
18 51 (2.36%) Incident Management
19 45 (2.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (7.27%) SQL
2 35 (1.62%) C
3 31 (1.44%) Perl
4 30 (1.39%) Java
5 23 (1.06%) PowerShell
5 23 (1.06%) Bash Shell
6 19 (0.88%) Python
6 19 (0.88%) Ruby
7 18 (0.83%) PHP
8 14 (0.65%) Shell Script
9 13 (0.60%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.37%) VB
11 7 (0.32%) VBA
11 7 (0.32%) C++
12 6 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.28%) VBScript
13 3 (0.14%) COBOL
13 3 (0.14%) RPG
14 2 (0.093%) R
14 2 (0.093%) Korn
Qualifications
1 614 (28.43%) Cisco Certification
2 405 (18.75%) CCNP
3 325 (15.05%) CCNA
4 305 (14.12%) Security Cleared
5 226 (10.46%) SC Cleared
6 139 (6.44%) CCIE
7 95 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 73 (3.38%) CCDP
8 73 (3.38%) Degree
9 63 (2.92%) MCSE
10 57 (2.64%) DV Cleared
11 43 (1.99%) CISSP
12 40 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
12 40 (1.85%) CCSE
13 39 (1.81%) CCSA
14 29 (1.34%) PMI Certification
15 26 (1.20%) MCP
16 25 (1.16%) JNCIS
17 24 (1.11%) MCITP
18 21 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.58%) SLA
2 36 (1.67%) QA
3 32 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.69%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.093%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.046%) GxP
10 1 (0.046%) COBIT
System Software
1 445 (20.60%) Active Directory
2 242 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (5.09%) Hyper-V
4 80 (3.70%) XenApp
5 70 (3.24%) vSphere
6 46 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (1.53%) VMware ESX
8 27 (1.25%) XenServer
9 24 (1.11%) Terminal Services
9 24 (1.11%) ProxySG
10 23 (1.06%) XenDesktop
11 22 (1.02%) Snort
12 21 (0.97%) Xen
12 21 (0.97%) NFS
12 21 (0.97%) Samba
13 17 (0.79%) Firmware
14 16 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
15 13 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 13 (0.60%) NLBS
16 12 (0.56%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 74 (3.43%) SCCM
2 44 (2.04%) SCOM
3 39 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
4 32 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
5 25 (1.16%) WSUS
6 24 (1.11%) FortiGate
7 23 (1.06%) Backup Exec
8 22 (1.02%) Puppet
9 20 (0.93%) WhatsUp Gold
10 19 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
11 18 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
12 17 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
12 17 (0.79%) Salt
13 15 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
14 14 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
14 14 (0.65%) NetBackup
14 14 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 13 (0.60%) CiscoWorks
16 11 (0.51%) OpenView
17 10 (0.46%) MOM
Vendors
1 1095 (50.69%) Cisco
2 473 (21.90%) Microsoft
3 401 (18.56%) VMware
4 329 (15.23%) CheckPoint
5 283 (13.10%) Juniper
6 273 (12.64%) Citrix
7 241 (11.16%) F5
8 202 (9.35%) HP
9 118 (5.46%) Blue Coat
10 95 (4.40%) SolarWinds
11 93 (4.31%) Oracle
12 92 (4.26%) Avaya
13 82 (3.80%) Riverbed
14 73 (3.38%) NetApp
15 69 (3.19%) McAfee
16 68 (3.15%) EMC
17 65 (3.01%) IBM
18 48 (2.22%) Red Hat
19 47 (2.18%) Fortinet
20 45 (2.08%) BT
Oxfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Group
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
BELL MICROSYSTEMS LTD
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Rotherham
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
East of England
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago