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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 90 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 1137 926 885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.21% 1.88% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.72% 13.37% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 569 471
Average daily rate
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£361 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £187 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 71 76
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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
7232 6928 6398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.04% 14.04% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3756 3407
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 388 432
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +35 493 £386 -2.83% 102
South East +31 262 £375 +13.63% 68
Yorkshire +21 80 £250 -16.66% 33
North West +2 73 £356 -10.93% 38
West Midlands -3 67 £328 -6.42% 21
South West -18 67 £288 -11.53% 22
East of England -15 48 £300 +8.10% 22
East Midlands -9 28 £350 - 17
North East -38 12 £317 -9.42% 2
Midlands - 9 £298 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1895 (82.68%) LAN
2 1251 (54.58%) Cisco
3 985 (42.98%) Firewall
4 835 (36.43%) Windows
5 711 (31.02%) Cisco Certification
6 585 (25.52%) Active Directory
7 523 (22.82%) VMware
8 499 (21.77%) Microsoft
9 497 (21.68%) VPN
10 481 (20.99%) ITIL
11 469 (20.46%) Data Centre
12 458 (19.98%) CCNP
13 446 (19.46%) CheckPoint
14 443 (19.33%) MPLS
15 388 (16.93%) TCP/IP
16 386 (16.84%) Juniper
17 371 (16.19%) DNS
18 363 (15.84%) Wireless
19 360 (15.71%) Citrix
20 349 (15.23%) CCNA
21 329 (14.35%) Finance
21 329 (14.35%) VMware Infrastructure
22 318 (13.87%) BGP
23 315 (13.74%) SAN
24 302 (13.18%) Cisco ASA
24 302 (13.18%) Security Cleared
25 298 (13.00%) Network Security
26 294 (12.83%) OSPF
27 280 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
28 273 (11.91%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 247 (10.78%) MS Exchange
2 119 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 82 (3.58%) Lync
4 80 (3.49%) IIS
5 79 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 59 (2.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 53 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 46 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 44 (1.92%) Apache
10 36 (1.57%) Tomcat
10 36 (1.57%) IBM Notes
11 31 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
12 21 (0.92%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.65%) CMS
13 15 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.48%) JBoss
16 10 (0.44%) Confluence
17 9 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
17 9 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 200 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 197 (8.60%) MS Office
3 74 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.00%) MS Project
6 11 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.044%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.35%) RMDS
3 6 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.13%) assyst
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.087%) SAP CCM
5 2 (0.087%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.044%) Line 500
6 1 (0.044%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.044%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.044%) Agresso
6 1 (0.044%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 77 (3.36%) Office 365
2 44 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (1.22%) SaaS
5 15 (0.65%) PaaS
6 13 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.39%) IaaS
8 4 (0.17%) HP Helion
8 4 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.17%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.13%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.087%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.087%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.087%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.044%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.044%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1895 (82.68%) LAN
2 985 (42.98%) Firewall
3 497 (21.68%) VPN
4 443 (19.33%) MPLS
5 388 (16.93%) TCP/IP
6 371 (16.19%) DNS
7 363 (15.84%) Wireless
8 318 (13.87%) BGP
9 315 (13.74%) SAN
10 302 (13.18%) Cisco ASA
11 298 (13.00%) Network Security
12 294 (12.83%) OSPF
13 273 (11.91%) VoIP
14 245 (10.69%) DHCP
15 240 (10.47%) VLAN
16 218 (9.51%) Internet
17 194 (8.46%) EIGRP
18 190 (8.29%) Cisco Nexus
19 184 (8.03%) IPsec
20 179 (7.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (1.40%) Oracle Database
4 22 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.65%) MySQL
6 15 (0.65%) Big Data
7 14 (0.61%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.39%) HBase
8 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (0.35%) DB2
9 8 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.31%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.26%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (0.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (0.92%) Jenkins
2 13 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (0.52%) JIRA
3 12 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.52%) Hudson
4 8 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.31%) Gerrit
6 5 (0.22%) Subversion
6 5 (0.22%) Maven
7 2 (0.087%) MSI
7 2 (0.087%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.087%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.087%) Trac
8 1 (0.044%) GCC
8 1 (0.044%) Redmine
8 1 (0.044%) Ant
8 1 (0.044%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.044%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.044%) AdminStudio
General
1 329 (14.35%) Finance
2 193 (8.42%) Telecoms
3 64 (2.79%) Banking
4 44 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 30 (1.31%) Multimedia
6 27 (1.18%) Back Office
7 26 (1.13%) Local Government
8 24 (1.05%) Retail
9 22 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 21 (0.92%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.83%) Legal
12 17 (0.74%) Advertising
13 16 (0.70%) Marketing
14 15 (0.65%) Law
15 12 (0.52%) Billing
16 11 (0.48%) French Language
16 11 (0.48%) Publishing
17 9 (0.39%) Automotive
18 8 (0.35%) Electronics
19 7 (0.31%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 582 (25.39%) Network Engineer
2 330 (14.40%) Analyst
3 284 (12.39%) Architect
4 197 (8.60%) Project Manager
5 122 (5.32%) Consultant
6 121 (5.28%) Support Engineer
7 120 (5.24%) Infrastructure Architect
8 104 (4.54%) Support Analyst
9 102 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 100 (4.36%) Senior Network Engineer
11 93 (4.06%) Infrastructure Manager
12 85 (3.71%) Network Architect
13 75 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
14 72 (3.14%) Network Support
14 72 (3.14%) Network Analyst
15 71 (3.10%) Desktop Support
16 68 (2.97%) Cisco Engineer
17 66 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
18 64 (2.79%) Service Analyst
19 58 (2.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (4.01%) 802.1X
2 43 (1.88%) Middleware
3 33 (1.44%) CSS
4 29 (1.27%) Web Services
5 19 (0.83%) HTML
6 18 (0.79%) XMPP
7 14 (0.61%) .NET
7 14 (0.61%) XML
8 12 (0.52%) Java EE
9 9 (0.39%) Rendezvous
9 9 (0.39%) XSLT
10 7 (0.31%) J2EE
10 7 (0.31%) JSON
10 7 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (0.31%) Ultra Messaging
11 6 (0.26%) Application Packaging
12 5 (0.22%) Ajax
12 5 (0.22%) SAML
12 5 (0.22%) REST
13 4 (0.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 469 (20.46%) Data Centre
2 94 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (3.80%) Blackberry
4 68 (2.97%) PKI
5 65 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
6 54 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 47 (2.05%) Clustering
8 40 (1.75%) Replication
9 34 (1.48%) Thin Client
9 34 (1.48%) Fat Client
10 32 (1.40%) NHS
11 28 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (0.92%) Client/Server
12 21 (0.92%) Public Cloud
13 20 (0.87%) IVR
13 20 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
14 19 (0.83%) EMC VNX
15 18 (0.79%) Cryptography
15 18 (0.79%) PMI
16 17 (0.74%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 835 (36.43%) Windows
2 280 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 253 (11.04%) Linux
4 240 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 228 (9.95%) Windows 7
6 184 (8.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 161 (7.02%) UNIX
8 116 (5.06%) Windows XP
9 64 (2.79%) Solaris
9 64 (2.79%) Windows 8
10 32 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (1.13%) Ubuntu
12 23 (1.00%) AIX
13 21 (0.92%) Android
14 18 (0.79%) Mac OS X
14 18 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
15 16 (0.70%) CentOS
15 16 (0.70%) Apple iOS
15 16 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
16 14 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (20.99%) ITIL
2 264 (11.52%) Migration
3 196 (8.55%) Project Management
4 175 (7.64%) PRINCE2
5 157 (6.85%) Load Balancing
6 156 (6.81%) Network Design
7 135 (5.89%) Service Management
8 121 (5.28%) Service Delivery
9 118 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 113 (4.93%) Network Management
11 99 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 84 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
13 81 (3.53%) Network Monitoring
14 79 (3.45%) Incident Management
14 79 (3.45%) Configuration Management
15 76 (3.32%) Change Control
16 72 (3.14%) Change Management
17 71 (3.10%) Business Continuity
18 68 (2.97%) Kalman Filter
19 64 (2.79%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 146 (6.37%) SQL
2 50 (2.18%) PowerShell
3 47 (2.05%) Java
4 44 (1.92%) Perl
5 42 (1.83%) Python
6 36 (1.57%) C
7 28 (1.22%) Shell Script
8 22 (0.96%) VB
8 22 (0.96%) PHP
9 18 (0.79%) Bash Shell
10 16 (0.70%) Ruby
11 15 (0.65%) C++
11 15 (0.65%) JavaScript
12 13 (0.57%) VBScript
13 10 (0.44%) Korn
14 8 (0.35%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.26%) C#
16 4 (0.17%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.13%) Lisp
17 3 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 711 (31.02%) Cisco Certification
2 458 (19.98%) CCNP
3 349 (15.23%) CCNA
4 302 (13.18%) Security Cleared
5 215 (9.38%) SC Cleared
6 166 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 130 (5.67%) CCIE
8 113 (4.93%) MCSE
9 86 (3.75%) Degree
10 65 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
11 55 (2.40%) CCDP
11 55 (2.40%) DV Cleared
12 45 (1.96%) MCSA
13 40 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 39 (1.70%) CISSP
15 36 (1.57%) CCSA
15 36 (1.57%) MCITP
16 35 (1.53%) CCSE
16 35 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 31 (1.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.14%) SLA
2 54 (2.36%) QA
3 52 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.57%) COBIT
7 12 (0.52%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.17%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.087%) BS7799
11 1 (0.044%) TickIT
11 1 (0.044%) BS25999
11 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 585 (25.52%) Active Directory
2 329 (14.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (6.50%) Hyper-V
4 133 (5.80%) vSphere
5 113 (4.93%) XenApp
6 53 (2.31%) VMware ESX
7 45 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (1.53%) XenServer
9 34 (1.48%) ProxySG
10 30 (1.31%) Xen
11 28 (1.22%) Terminal Services
12 27 (1.18%) NLBS
13 24 (1.05%) XenDesktop
13 24 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 18 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
14 18 (0.79%) NFS
15 17 (0.74%) vCloud
16 16 (0.70%) Samba
16 16 (0.70%) Snort
17 15 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 109 (4.76%) SCCM
2 67 (2.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 36 (1.57%) WSUS
4 30 (1.31%) Puppet
5 21 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (0.92%) SCOM
6 20 (0.87%) CA Spectrum
7 19 (0.83%) CiscoWorks
8 17 (0.74%) Backup Exec
8 17 (0.74%) BladeLogic
9 16 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
9 16 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 16 (0.70%) ARCserve
9 16 (0.70%) FortiGate
10 15 (0.65%) OpenView
11 14 (0.61%) Control-M
11 14 (0.61%) Tivoli
11 14 (0.61%) Ansible
11 14 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
12 11 (0.48%) Salt
Vendors
1 1251 (54.58%) Cisco
2 523 (22.82%) VMware
3 499 (21.77%) Microsoft
4 446 (19.46%) CheckPoint
5 386 (16.84%) Juniper
6 360 (15.71%) Citrix
7 235 (10.25%) F5
8 202 (8.81%) HP
9 152 (6.63%) Blue Coat
10 120 (5.24%) SolarWinds
11 108 (4.71%) NetApp
12 102 (4.45%) Oracle
13 84 (3.66%) McAfee
14 80 (3.49%) Avaya
15 72 (3.14%) EMC
16 71 (3.10%) IBM
17 67 (2.92%) Dell
18 65 (2.84%) Riverbed
19 56 (2.44%) Fortinet
20 49 (2.14%) Red Hat
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