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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 83 131 124
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 1146 785 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.33% 1.64% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.61% 12.47% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 457 330
Average daily rate
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£358 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 63 86
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.46 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +57 427 £375 +2.73% 104
South East +22 281 £375 +7.14% 99
North West +20 99 £350 +1.44% 18
West Midlands +16 86 £320 -5.18% 29
East of England +39 76 £350 +27.27% 39
Yorkshire +19 64 £284 -9.20% 23
South West +3 62 £330 +1.53% 22
East Midlands +2 40 £347 +11.19% 21
North East -14 12 £347 +14.39% 3
Midlands 0 1 £275 - 2
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1824 (85.07%) LAN
2 1131 (52.75%) Cisco
3 889 (41.46%) Firewall
4 799 (37.27%) Windows
5 623 (29.06%) Cisco Certification
6 546 (25.47%) Active Directory
7 482 (22.48%) VMware
7 482 (22.48%) VPN
8 468 (21.83%) Microsoft
9 448 (20.90%) ITIL
10 393 (18.33%) MPLS
11 370 (17.26%) CCNP
12 364 (16.98%) TCP/IP
13 361 (16.84%) DNS
14 352 (16.42%) CheckPoint
15 330 (15.39%) Juniper
16 324 (15.11%) CCNA
17 318 (14.83%) Finance
18 306 (14.27%) VMware Infrastructure
19 298 (13.90%) Wireless
19 298 (13.90%) Citrix
20 282 (13.15%) BGP
21 278 (12.97%) Security Cleared
22 273 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
23 271 (12.64%) OSPF
24 264 (12.31%) Network Security
25 262 (12.22%) Cisco ASA
26 255 (11.89%) SAN
27 245 (11.43%) Migration
28 238 (11.10%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 203 (9.47%) MS Exchange
2 95 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 87 (4.06%) IIS
4 75 (3.50%) SharePoint
5 63 (2.94%) Lync
6 51 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 48 (2.24%) Apache
8 39 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
10 32 (1.49%) Tomcat
11 26 (1.21%) WebSphere
11 26 (1.21%) IBM Notes
12 24 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
13 19 (0.89%) Confluence
14 14 (0.65%) MediaWiki
14 14 (0.65%) nginx
15 12 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (0.51%) CMS
16 11 (0.51%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 201 (9.38%) MS Office
2 195 (9.10%) MS Excel
3 82 (3.82%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (1.12%) MS Project
6 5 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.047%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (0.33%) RMDS
2 5 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.19%) ResourceLink
3 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.093%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.093%) Agresso
6 1 (0.047%) Primavera
6 1 (0.047%) Line 500
6 1 (0.047%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.047%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.047%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.61%) Office 365
2 49 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (1.31%) SaaS
5 15 (0.70%) PaaS
6 13 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.47%) IaaS
8 4 (0.19%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.093%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.093%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.047%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.047%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1824 (85.07%) LAN
2 889 (41.46%) Firewall
3 482 (22.48%) VPN
4 393 (18.33%) MPLS
5 364 (16.98%) TCP/IP
6 361 (16.84%) DNS
7 298 (13.90%) Wireless
8 282 (13.15%) BGP
9 271 (12.64%) OSPF
10 264 (12.31%) Network Security
11 262 (12.22%) Cisco ASA
12 255 (11.89%) SAN
13 238 (11.10%) VoIP
14 214 (9.98%) DHCP
15 212 (9.89%) Internet
16 185 (8.63%) VLAN
17 167 (7.79%) EIGRP
17 167 (7.79%) SSL
18 150 (7.00%) Cisco Nexus
19 143 (6.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.68%) Oracle Database
3 30 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.07%) Relational Database
5 17 (0.79%) MySQL
6 16 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (0.70%) DB2
8 13 (0.61%) Hadoop
8 13 (0.61%) Big Data
9 12 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.37%) HBase
11 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.33%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.28%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 32 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 25 (1.17%) Hudson
3 21 (0.98%) JIRA
4 19 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.65%) Subversion
6 8 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (0.33%) Gerrit
8 5 (0.23%) Maven
9 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.093%) Trac
10 2 (0.093%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.093%) MSI
10 2 (0.093%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.093%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.093%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.047%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.047%) Ant
11 1 (0.047%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.047%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.047%) Metasploit
General
1 318 (14.83%) Finance
2 198 (9.24%) Telecoms
3 66 (3.08%) Banking
4 51 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 32 (1.49%) Retail
6 25 (1.17%) Multimedia
7 24 (1.12%) Back Office
8 21 (0.98%) Local Government
9 18 (0.84%) Law
10 17 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.70%) Legal
12 12 (0.56%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.51%) Billing
14 10 (0.47%) Marketing
15 9 (0.42%) Games
16 8 (0.37%) Automotive
16 8 (0.37%) Advertising
17 6 (0.28%) Japanese Language
18 5 (0.23%) French Language
18 5 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 518 (24.16%) Network Engineer
2 321 (14.97%) Analyst
3 300 (13.99%) Architect
4 173 (8.07%) Project Manager
5 119 (5.55%) Support Engineer
6 115 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
7 112 (5.22%) Consultant
8 100 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 99 (4.62%) Support Analyst
10 91 (4.24%) Infrastructure Manager
11 82 (3.82%) Network Architect
12 78 (3.64%) Network Analyst
12 78 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
13 75 (3.50%) Network Support
14 70 (3.26%) Senior Network Engineer
14 70 (3.26%) Desktop Support
15 65 (3.03%) Service Analyst
16 64 (2.99%) Technical Architect
17 62 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support
18 60 (2.80%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.49%) Middleware
2 31 (1.45%) Web Services
3 20 (0.93%) HTML
4 15 (0.70%) .NET
5 13 (0.61%) CSS
6 12 (0.56%) Java EE
7 10 (0.47%) Application Packaging
8 9 (0.42%) XMPP
9 8 (0.37%) LAMP
10 7 (0.33%) XSLT
10 7 (0.33%) XML
10 7 (0.33%) Rendezvous
10 7 (0.33%) JSON
11 6 (0.28%) JSP
11 6 (0.28%) WAP
12 5 (0.23%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.23%) SAML
12 5 (0.23%) Ultra Messaging
12 5 (0.23%) REST
13 4 (0.19%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 87 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (3.96%) Blackberry
3 66 (3.08%) PKI
4 52 (2.43%) Video Conferencing
5 51 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 47 (2.19%) Replication
7 46 (2.15%) Clustering
8 35 (1.63%) NHS
9 31 (1.45%) Thin Client
9 31 (1.45%) Fat Client
10 24 (1.12%) Computer Science
11 21 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (0.98%) Public Cloud
12 18 (0.84%) IVR
13 16 (0.75%) Wiki
13 16 (0.75%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.70%) Statistics
14 15 (0.70%) Cryptography
15 14 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
16 13 (0.61%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 799 (37.27%) Windows
2 273 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 231 (10.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 218 (10.17%) Linux
5 212 (9.89%) Windows 7
6 165 (7.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 150 (7.00%) UNIX
8 115 (5.36%) Windows XP
9 59 (2.75%) Solaris
10 42 (1.96%) Windows 8
11 34 (1.59%) AIX
12 32 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (1.35%) CentOS
14 25 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
15 19 (0.89%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.70%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.65%) Debian
18 12 (0.56%) Apple iOS
18 12 (0.56%) Android
18 12 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (20.90%) ITIL
2 245 (11.43%) Migration
3 184 (8.58%) Project Management
4 145 (6.76%) PRINCE2
5 131 (6.11%) Load Balancing
6 129 (6.02%) Service Management
7 126 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 118 (5.50%) Network Management
9 115 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
10 114 (5.32%) Network Design
11 103 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 79 (3.68%) Incident Management
13 77 (3.59%) Capacity Planning
14 70 (3.26%) Configuration Management
15 69 (3.22%) Network Monitoring
16 64 (2.99%) Kalman Filter
17 61 (2.85%) Time Management
17 61 (2.85%) Change Control
18 60 (2.80%) Information Security
19 59 (2.75%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 151 (7.04%) SQL
2 56 (2.61%) Perl
3 47 (2.19%) Python
4 44 (2.05%) Java
5 42 (1.96%) C
6 35 (1.63%) PowerShell
7 31 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 30 (1.40%) Bash Shell
8 30 (1.40%) PHP
9 26 (1.21%) Ruby
10 15 (0.70%) JavaScript
11 14 (0.65%) VB
12 12 (0.56%) Korn
13 11 (0.51%) VBScript
13 11 (0.51%) C++
14 8 (0.37%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.33%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.14%) ABAP
16 3 (0.14%) RPG
16 3 (0.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 623 (29.06%) Cisco Certification
2 370 (17.26%) CCNP
3 324 (15.11%) CCNA
4 278 (12.97%) Security Cleared
5 192 (8.96%) SC Cleared
6 141 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 122 (5.69%) CCIE
8 96 (4.48%) MCSE
9 84 (3.92%) Degree
10 61 (2.85%) DV Cleared
11 58 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
12 53 (2.47%) CCDP
13 46 (2.15%) CISSP
14 41 (1.91%) CCIP
15 36 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 35 (1.63%) MCITP
17 28 (1.31%) CISM
17 28 (1.31%) MCSA
18 25 (1.17%) JNCIS
19 23 (1.07%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.29%) SLA
2 59 (2.75%) QA
3 55 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (1.82%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.61%) JSP 440
5 13 (0.61%) COBIT
6 10 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.093%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.047%) BS7799
9 1 (0.047%) TickIT
9 1 (0.047%) BS25999
System Software
1 546 (25.47%) Active Directory
2 306 (14.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (6.39%) Hyper-V
4 107 (4.99%) vSphere
5 91 (4.24%) XenApp
6 45 (2.10%) VMware ESX
7 38 (1.77%) XenServer
8 36 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (1.21%) Samba
10 25 (1.17%) vCloud
11 24 (1.12%) XenDesktop
11 24 (1.12%) Firmware
11 24 (1.12%) Terminal Services
12 20 (0.93%) Xen
13 18 (0.84%) NFS
14 17 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 17 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
14 17 (0.79%) Postfix
14 17 (0.79%) ProxySG
15 14 (0.65%) iptables
Systems Management
1 87 (4.06%) SCCM
2 39 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 32 (1.49%) Puppet
4 29 (1.35%) SCOM
5 27 (1.26%) WSUS
6 25 (1.17%) FortiGate
7 24 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (0.89%) Salt
9 17 (0.79%) ZABBIX
10 16 (0.75%) Ansible
11 14 (0.65%) Backup Exec
11 14 (0.65%) CiscoWorks
12 13 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
12 13 (0.61%) CA Spectrum
13 12 (0.56%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.56%) ARCserve
14 11 (0.51%) MIMEsweeper
14 11 (0.51%) MAILsweeper
15 8 (0.37%) HP SIM
15 8 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1131 (52.75%) Cisco
2 482 (22.48%) VMware
3 468 (21.83%) Microsoft
4 352 (16.42%) CheckPoint
5 330 (15.39%) Juniper
6 298 (13.90%) Citrix
7 201 (9.38%) F5
8 185 (8.63%) HP
9 113 (5.27%) Blue Coat
10 104 (4.85%) Oracle
11 98 (4.57%) NetApp
12 93 (4.34%) SolarWinds
13 81 (3.78%) McAfee
14 79 (3.68%) IBM
15 72 (3.36%) Avaya
16 69 (3.22%) EMC
17 51 (2.38%) Dell
18 43 (2.01%) Red Hat
18 43 (2.01%) Riverbed
19 40 (1.87%) Aruba
London
Stott & May
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + none
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago