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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 100 88 121
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +33
Contract jobs citing WAN 1113 1173 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.23% 2.27% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.80% 15.90% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 744 527
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £200 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £331
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 56 73
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -
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
8068 7376 6687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.16% 14.29% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4979 4275 3606
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 445 393
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -46 368 £450 +20.00% 98
South East -25 216 £375 - 70
South West +30 112 £325 +6.12% 23
West Midlands 0 102 £325 +1.56% 17
East of England +45 85 £400 +26.98% 18
North West -5 77 £413 +10.00% 34
Yorkshire -22 55 £399 +59.76% 18
East Midlands +15 47 £550 +43.79% 12
North East -16 42 £350 +1.82% 2
Midlands -9 4 £288 -3.36% 1
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1841 (83.68%) LAN
2 1168 (53.09%) Cisco
3 984 (44.73%) Firewall
4 752 (34.18%) Cisco Certification
5 690 (31.36%) Windows
6 528 (24.00%) CCNP
7 499 (22.68%) VPN
8 481 (21.86%) ITIL
9 478 (21.73%) Active Directory
9 478 (21.73%) Data Centre
10 440 (20.00%) Wireless
11 408 (18.55%) VMware
11 408 (18.55%) Security Cleared
12 402 (18.27%) TCP/IP
13 396 (18.00%) Microsoft
14 355 (16.14%) CCNA
15 343 (15.59%) CheckPoint
16 337 (15.32%) Network Security
17 335 (15.23%) SC Cleared
18 333 (15.14%) Finance
19 329 (14.95%) DNS
20 320 (14.55%) MPLS
21 317 (14.41%) VoIP
22 306 (13.91%) Juniper
23 304 (13.82%) Linux
24 302 (13.73%) Windows Server
25 272 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
26 268 (12.18%) Cisco ASA
27 265 (12.05%) BGP
28 251 (11.41%) Citrix

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
1 184 (8.36%) MS Exchange
2 76 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 70 (3.18%) SharePoint
4 65 (2.95%) IIS
5 64 (2.91%) Skype for Business
6 57 (2.59%) Apache
7 41 (1.86%) Tomcat
8 33 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 27 (1.23%) OpenStack
9 27 (1.23%) WebSphere
10 23 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
10 23 (1.05%) JBoss
11 21 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 20 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 19 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
13 19 (0.86%) Mule
14 18 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
15 11 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.27%) Confluence
16 6 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 137 (6.23%) MS Office
2 121 (5.50%) MS Excel
3 44 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (1.00%) MS Project
6 13 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.27%) PaintShop Pro
8 2 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.091%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.045%) InDesign
9 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.36%) Eikon
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.14%) ENOVIA
7 2 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.091%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.091%) Primavera
8 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.045%) RMDS
8 1 (0.045%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.045%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 125 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (4.95%) Office 365
3 85 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (2.50%) IaaS
5 41 (1.86%) PaaS
6 23 (1.05%) SaaS
7 17 (0.77%) Mimecast
8 15 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.14%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.091%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.091%) GitHub
13 2 (0.091%) IBM PureFlex
13 2 (0.091%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.045%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1841 (83.68%) LAN
2 984 (44.73%) Firewall
3 499 (22.68%) VPN
4 440 (20.00%) Wireless
5 402 (18.27%) TCP/IP
6 337 (15.32%) Network Security
7 329 (14.95%) DNS
8 320 (14.55%) MPLS
9 317 (14.41%) VoIP
10 268 (12.18%) Cisco ASA
11 265 (12.05%) BGP
12 246 (11.18%) SAN
13 218 (9.91%) DHCP
14 214 (9.73%) OSPF
15 171 (7.77%) Wi-Fi
16 158 (7.18%) Cisco Nexus
17 148 (6.73%) Internet
18 135 (6.14%) IPsec
19 132 (6.00%) VLAN
20 131 (5.95%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.77%) Relational Database
3 25 (1.14%) MySQL
4 24 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 20 (0.91%) HBase
6 12 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
10 7 (0.32%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.27%) QlikView
12 5 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.14%) BusinessObjects XI
14 3 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.14%) OLTP
14 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.091%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (1.68%) Jenkins
2 13 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 11 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.50%) Subversion
4 8 (0.36%) Artifactory
5 7 (0.32%) ClearCase
5 7 (0.32%) StarTeam
6 6 (0.27%) JIRA
6 6 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.23%) Hudson
8 4 (0.18%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.14%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.091%) Maven
10 2 (0.091%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.045%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.045%) Ant
11 1 (0.045%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.045%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.045%) SonarQube
General
1 333 (15.14%) Finance
2 189 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 94 (4.27%) Banking
4 62 (2.82%) Retail
5 56 (2.55%) Legal
6 33 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 21 (0.95%) Marketing
8 19 (0.86%) Military
9 17 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.68%) Back Office
11 14 (0.64%) Billing
12 12 (0.55%) Electronics
13 11 (0.50%) German Language
13 11 (0.50%) Law
14 9 (0.41%) Local Government
14 9 (0.41%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.36%) Advertising
15 8 (0.36%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.32%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 569 (25.86%) Network Engineer
2 361 (16.41%) Architect
3 239 (10.86%) Analyst
4 162 (7.36%) Project Manager
5 155 (7.05%) Support Engineer
6 145 (6.59%) Cisco Engineer
7 141 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 139 (6.32%) Infrastructure Architect
9 122 (5.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 106 (4.82%) Network Architect
11 104 (4.73%) Infrastructure Manager
11 104 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
12 85 (3.86%) Security Engineer
13 82 (3.73%) Senior Network Engineer
14 81 (3.68%) Network Analyst
15 79 (3.59%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 78 (3.55%) Network Support
17 75 (3.41%) Consultant
18 71 (3.23%) Designer
19 69 (3.14%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (3.91%) Middleware
2 50 (2.27%) 802.1X
3 48 (2.18%) HTML
4 31 (1.41%) Web Services
5 30 (1.36%) XML
6 23 (1.05%) XSLT
7 21 (0.95%) .NET
8 18 (0.82%) Rendezvous
9 13 (0.59%) CSS
10 10 (0.45%) LAMP
11 7 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (0.32%) Servlets
12 6 (0.27%) HTML5
12 6 (0.27%) Natural Language Processing
12 6 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (0.23%) SOAP
13 5 (0.23%) XMPP
14 3 (0.14%) ODBC
14 3 (0.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 478 (21.73%) Data Centre
2 90 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (3.32%) Management Information System
4 57 (2.59%) Clustering
5 55 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
6 49 (2.23%) Blackberry
7 44 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 30 (1.36%) PKI
8 30 (1.36%) Replication
9 28 (1.27%) Private Cloud
9 28 (1.27%) Public Cloud
10 27 (1.23%) Driving Licence
10 27 (1.23%) IVR
11 22 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
11 22 (1.00%) NHS
12 21 (0.95%) RSA SecurID
13 20 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 18 (0.82%) Handset
15 17 (0.77%) HACMP
15 17 (0.77%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 690 (31.36%) Windows
2 304 (13.82%) Linux
3 302 (13.73%) Windows Server
4 201 (9.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 167 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 159 (7.23%) Unix
7 138 (6.27%) Windows 7
8 130 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 83 (3.77%) Solaris
10 66 (3.00%) Windows XP
11 39 (1.77%) Windows 8
12 36 (1.64%) Mac OS X
13 32 (1.45%) AIX
14 30 (1.36%) Windows 10
15 25 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (0.82%) Android
17 17 (0.77%) CentOS
18 13 (0.59%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.50%) HPUX
19 11 (0.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (21.86%) ITIL
2 201 (9.14%) Network Design
3 196 (8.91%) Project Management
4 178 (8.09%) Migration
5 141 (6.41%) Load Balancing
6 130 (5.91%) PRINCE2
7 118 (5.36%) Change Management
8 114 (5.18%) Service Management
9 103 (4.68%) High Availability
10 99 (4.50%) Network Management
11 97 (4.41%) Network Monitoring
12 95 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 90 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
14 81 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
15 78 (3.55%) DevOps
16 73 (3.32%) ITIL V3
17 68 (3.09%) Service Delivery
18 66 (3.00%) Configuration Management
19 65 (2.95%) SIEM
20 64 (2.91%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (6.55%) SQL
2 68 (3.09%) PowerShell
3 54 (2.45%) Bash Shell
4 51 (2.32%) Perl
5 46 (2.09%) Java
6 42 (1.91%) Python
7 30 (1.36%) Shell Script
8 23 (1.05%) Korn
9 21 (0.95%) C-shell
9 21 (0.95%) JavaScript
10 18 (0.82%) C
11 16 (0.73%) PHP
12 14 (0.64%) C#
12 14 (0.64%) C++
13 11 (0.50%) VBScript
14 6 (0.27%) Ruby
15 5 (0.23%) Tcl
15 5 (0.23%) VB
16 4 (0.18%) AppleScript
17 2 (0.091%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 752 (34.18%) Cisco Certification
2 528 (24.00%) CCNP
3 408 (18.55%) Security Cleared
4 355 (16.14%) CCNA
5 335 (15.23%) SC Cleared
6 136 (6.18%) CCIE
7 120 (5.45%) Degree
8 97 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 90 (4.09%) CCDP
10 74 (3.36%) DV Cleared
11 66 (3.00%) MCSE
12 56 (2.55%) CISSP
13 47 (2.14%) MCP
14 35 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
15 34 (1.55%) CCDA
16 33 (1.50%) CCSE
16 33 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 31 (1.41%) JNCIP
17 31 (1.41%) MCSA
18 30 (1.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.41%) SLA
2 35 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.45%) QA
6 7 (0.32%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.23%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.18%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.091%) COBIT
9 2 (0.091%) GxP
10 1 (0.045%) MiFID
System Software
1 478 (21.73%) Active Directory
2 272 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (4.45%) Hyper-V
4 77 (3.50%) XenApp
5 55 (2.50%) vSphere
6 54 (2.45%) VMware ESX
7 45 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (1.91%) Xen
9 39 (1.77%) XenDesktop
10 37 (1.68%) KVM
11 33 (1.50%) NFS
12 31 (1.41%) SRDF
13 24 (1.09%) Samba
14 23 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
15 16 (0.73%) GPFS
15 16 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
16 15 (0.68%) Firmware
17 12 (0.55%) vCloud
18 10 (0.45%) ProxySG
18 10 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 123 (5.59%) SCCM
2 65 (2.95%) Puppet
3 58 (2.64%) Ansible
4 45 (2.05%) FortiGate
5 40 (1.82%) SCOM
6 29 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
6 29 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
7 23 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 21 (0.95%) Backup Exec
8 21 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
9 16 (0.73%) Nagios
9 16 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (0.64%) Cacti
11 13 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 13 (0.59%) WSUS
12 11 (0.50%) AirWatch
12 11 (0.50%) HP SIM
12 11 (0.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 10 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1168 (53.09%) Cisco
2 408 (18.55%) VMware
3 396 (18.00%) Microsoft
4 343 (15.59%) CheckPoint
5 306 (13.91%) Juniper
6 251 (11.41%) Citrix
7 179 (8.14%) F5
8 161 (7.32%) Palo Alto
9 155 (7.05%) HP
10 124 (5.64%) Oracle
11 100 (4.55%) IBM
12 77 (3.50%) NetApp
13 75 (3.41%) SolarWinds
14 69 (3.14%) Blue Coat
14 69 (3.14%) Fortinet
15 67 (3.05%) Riverbed
16 61 (2.77%) EMC
17 59 (2.68%) Avaya
18 58 (2.64%) Red Hat
19 53 (2.41%) Aruba
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