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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 89 120 116
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 1055 817 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.15% 1.71% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.59% 13.14% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 462 358
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 66 98
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+25.30% +27.69%
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
7233 6220 6255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.75% 13.02% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4000 3282 3129
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 388 533
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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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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 +30 385 £375 +2.38% 101
South East +18 278 £375 +7.14% 96
North West +13 94 £350 +21.73% 21
South West -4 71 £350 - 22
West Midlands -4 68 £325 -7.14% 19
Yorkshire +14 55 £285 -5.00% 33
East of England +28 52 £400 +14.28% 31
East Midlands +16 46 £363 +6.61% 28
North East -4 5 £278 -22.48% 2
Midlands +1 1 £220 +8.64%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1805 (83.99%) LAN
2 1156 (53.79%) Cisco
3 848 (39.46%) Firewall
4 797 (37.09%) Windows
5 641 (29.83%) Cisco Certification
6 486 (22.62%) Active Directory
7 471 (21.92%) Microsoft
8 467 (21.73%) VMware
9 451 (20.99%) VPN
10 449 (20.89%) ITIL
11 386 (17.96%) CCNP
12 373 (17.36%) MPLS
13 369 (17.17%) TCP/IP
14 353 (16.43%) DNS
15 352 (16.38%) CCNA
16 328 (15.26%) CheckPoint
17 309 (14.38%) Juniper
18 303 (14.10%) BGP
19 302 (14.05%) Wireless
20 297 (13.82%) VoIP
21 296 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
22 292 (13.59%) OSPF
23 290 (13.49%) Citrix
24 279 (12.98%) Finance
24 279 (12.98%) Security Cleared
25 272 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
26 261 (12.15%) Cisco ASA
27 259 (12.05%) SAN
28 257 (11.96%) Network Security
29 256 (11.91%) Telecoms

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 178 (8.28%) MS Exchange
2 79 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 78 (3.63%) IIS
4 75 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 60 (2.79%) Lync
6 46 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 45 (2.09%) Apache
8 41 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 41 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (1.07%) Tomcat
10 22 (1.02%) IBM Notes
11 21 (0.98%) Confluence
12 20 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 17 (0.79%) nginx
14 16 (0.74%) MediaWiki
15 12 (0.56%) CMS
15 12 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
16 11 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
17 9 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
17 9 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 225 (10.47%) MS Office
2 196 (9.12%) MS Excel
3 72 (3.35%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.02%) MS Project
5 21 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.093%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.047%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 9 (0.42%) ResourceLink
2 7 (0.33%) RMDS
3 6 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.19%) Agresso
5 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.093%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.047%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.047%) assyst
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.047%) Summit
7 1 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.05%) Office 365
2 35 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.07%) SaaS
4 15 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.65%) IaaS
6 8 (0.37%) PaaS
7 4 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.14%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1805 (83.99%) LAN
2 848 (39.46%) Firewall
3 451 (20.99%) VPN
4 373 (17.36%) MPLS
5 369 (17.17%) TCP/IP
6 353 (16.43%) DNS
7 303 (14.10%) BGP
8 302 (14.05%) Wireless
9 297 (13.82%) VoIP
10 292 (13.59%) OSPF
11 261 (12.15%) Cisco ASA
12 259 (12.05%) SAN
13 257 (11.96%) Network Security
14 222 (10.33%) Internet
15 205 (9.54%) DHCP
16 185 (8.61%) EIGRP
17 171 (7.96%) VLAN
18 151 (7.03%) Cisco Nexus
19 131 (6.10%) IPsec
20 128 (5.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.44%) Oracle Database
3 24 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 21 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (0.88%) MySQL
6 17 (0.79%) DB2
7 16 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.47%) HBase
10 10 (0.47%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.33%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.33%) Big Data
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.23%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 35 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 31 (1.44%) Hudson
3 21 (0.98%) JIRA
3 21 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.74%) Subversion
5 5 (0.23%) Gerrit
6 3 (0.14%) Maven
6 3 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.093%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.093%) Ant
7 2 (0.093%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.093%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.093%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.047%) Selenium
8 1 (0.047%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.047%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.047%) MSI
8 1 (0.047%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.047%) JUnit
General
1 279 (12.98%) Finance
2 256 (11.91%) Telecoms
3 91 (4.23%) Banking
4 55 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 39 (1.81%) Retail
6 25 (1.16%) Local Government
7 23 (1.07%) Law
8 19 (0.88%) Legal
9 18 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.70%) Back Office
11 14 (0.65%) Multimedia
12 12 (0.56%) Games
12 12 (0.56%) Marketing
13 10 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.42%) Billing
15 7 (0.33%) Automotive
16 6 (0.28%) Electronics
17 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.23%) Advertising
17 5 (0.23%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 539 (25.08%) Network Engineer
2 344 (16.01%) Analyst
3 281 (13.08%) Architect
4 147 (6.84%) Project Manager
5 133 (6.19%) Support Engineer
6 106 (4.93%) Consultant
7 99 (4.61%) Network Analyst
8 95 (4.42%) Support Analyst
9 92 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 83 (3.86%) Infrastructure Architect
10 83 (3.86%) Network Support
10 83 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
11 78 (3.63%) Senior Network Engineer
11 78 (3.63%) Network Architect
12 74 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
13 66 (3.07%) Infrastructure Manager
14 65 (3.02%) Cisco Engineer
15 64 (2.98%) Desktop Support
16 57 (2.65%) Technical Architect
17 56 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.49%) Middleware
2 23 (1.07%) HTML
3 18 (0.84%) LAMP
4 15 (0.70%) Web Services
5 14 (0.65%) .NET
6 11 (0.51%) XML
7 10 (0.47%) XSLT
7 10 (0.47%) Rendezvous
8 9 (0.42%) CSS
9 8 (0.37%) JSP
9 8 (0.37%) WAP
10 7 (0.33%) XMPP
10 7 (0.33%) Java EE
10 7 (0.33%) Application Packaging
11 6 (0.28%) JSON
12 5 (0.23%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.19%) J2EE
13 4 (0.19%) APPC
13 4 (0.19%) CGI
13 4 (0.19%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 100 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (3.91%) Blackberry
3 66 (3.07%) Video Conferencing
4 54 (2.51%) Replication
5 52 (2.42%) Clustering
6 50 (2.33%) PKI
7 47 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 39 (1.81%) NHS
9 31 (1.44%) IVR
10 29 (1.35%) Thin Client
10 29 (1.35%) Fat Client
11 23 (1.07%) Computer Science
12 18 (0.84%) Wiki
13 16 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
14 14 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.65%) Cryptography
15 13 (0.60%) Handset
16 12 (0.56%) e-Health
16 12 (0.56%) SecurID
16 12 (0.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 797 (37.09%) Windows
2 272 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 228 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 221 (10.28%) Linux
5 202 (9.40%) Windows 7
6 166 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 130 (6.05%) UNIX
8 126 (5.86%) Windows XP
9 76 (3.54%) Solaris
10 40 (1.86%) Windows 8
11 37 (1.72%) CentOS
12 34 (1.58%) AIX
13 30 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
14 29 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (1.21%) Ubuntu
16 17 (0.79%) Debian
17 14 (0.65%) SUSE
18 12 (0.56%) Android
19 9 (0.42%) Mac OS X
19 9 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (20.89%) ITIL
2 242 (11.26%) Migration
3 172 (8.00%) Project Management
4 141 (6.56%) Load Balancing
5 136 (6.33%) Service Delivery
6 126 (5.86%) Service Management
6 126 (5.86%) PRINCE2
7 118 (5.49%) Network Design
8 103 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 100 (4.65%) Network Management
10 91 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 79 (3.68%) Network Monitoring
12 65 (3.02%) Incident Management
13 63 (2.93%) Kalman Filter
14 61 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
15 59 (2.75%) Change Management
16 57 (2.65%) Business Continuity
17 55 (2.56%) Time Management
18 54 (2.51%) Configuration Management
19 48 (2.23%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 163 (7.58%) SQL
2 53 (2.47%) Perl
3 44 (2.05%) Python
4 40 (1.86%) C
5 36 (1.68%) Java
6 35 (1.63%) Bash Shell
7 30 (1.40%) PowerShell
8 28 (1.30%) Ruby
9 27 (1.26%) PHP
9 27 (1.26%) Shell Script
10 20 (0.93%) JavaScript
11 15 (0.70%) C++
12 9 (0.42%) VBScript
13 8 (0.37%) VB
13 8 (0.37%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.37%) Korn
14 5 (0.23%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.19%) RPG
15 4 (0.19%) COBOL
16 3 (0.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 641 (29.83%) Cisco Certification
2 386 (17.96%) CCNP
3 352 (16.38%) CCNA
4 279 (12.98%) Security Cleared
5 202 (9.40%) SC Cleared
6 119 (5.54%) CCIE
6 119 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 88 (4.09%) Degree
8 83 (3.86%) MCSE
9 67 (3.12%) DV Cleared
10 55 (2.56%) CCDP
11 51 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 36 (1.68%) CCIP
14 33 (1.54%) CISSP
15 27 (1.26%) MCSA
16 26 (1.21%) MCITP
17 24 (1.12%) CCSA
17 24 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 23 (1.07%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.61%) SLA
2 47 (2.19%) QA
3 37 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.51%) JSP 440
7 9 (0.42%) COBIT
8 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.047%) GxP
10 1 (0.047%) TickIT
10 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.047%) BS25999
10 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 486 (22.62%) Active Directory
2 296 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (5.58%) Hyper-V
4 76 (3.54%) vSphere
5 72 (3.35%) XenApp
6 37 (1.72%) VMware ESX
7 34 (1.58%) XenServer
7 34 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (1.40%) Samba
9 26 (1.21%) Firmware
9 26 (1.21%) Xen
10 25 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 24 (1.12%) NFS
12 21 (0.98%) XenDesktop
13 20 (0.93%) vCloud
14 19 (0.88%) Postfix
14 19 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
15 17 (0.79%) Snort
15 17 (0.79%) KVM
15 17 (0.79%) iptables
Systems Management
1 85 (3.96%) SCCM
2 43 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 36 (1.68%) SCOM
4 33 (1.54%) Puppet
5 29 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
6 25 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (1.12%) Salt
8 21 (0.98%) WSUS
8 21 (0.98%) Backup Exec
9 20 (0.93%) FortiGate
10 18 (0.84%) ZABBIX
11 17 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
12 15 (0.70%) MIMEsweeper
12 15 (0.70%) MAILsweeper
13 14 (0.65%) CiscoWorks
14 13 (0.60%) Ansible
15 12 (0.56%) NetBackup
16 10 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
16 10 (0.47%) Tivoli
17 9 (0.42%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1156 (53.79%) Cisco
2 471 (21.92%) Microsoft
3 467 (21.73%) VMware
4 328 (15.26%) CheckPoint
5 309 (14.38%) Juniper
6 290 (13.49%) Citrix
7 213 (9.91%) F5
8 172 (8.00%) HP
9 123 (5.72%) Blue Coat
10 100 (4.65%) SolarWinds
11 94 (4.37%) Oracle
12 90 (4.19%) NetApp
13 89 (4.14%) Avaya
14 86 (4.00%) McAfee
15 72 (3.35%) IBM
16 71 (3.30%) EMC
17 52 (2.42%) Riverbed
18 47 (2.19%) Nortel
19 46 (2.14%) Red Hat
20 44 (2.05%) Aruba
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day c£250 to £300 per day poss more please quote
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Northwood
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour + none
Posted: 14 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £215 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: Up to £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago