The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 149 110 136
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +26
Contract jobs citing WAN 372 489 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.68% 2.07% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.52% 15.94% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 350 253
Median daily rate £450 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £28.66 £70.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -1.42%
WAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3229 3067 2887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.56% 13.01% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2166 2004 1800
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 109 91
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.79% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in London

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the London region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in London

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in London

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the London region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in London

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in London

WAN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London -1 77 £475 +11.76% 22
Croydon -14 4 £511 -2.61%
Canary Wharf +5 3 £375 -
Bromley -3 2 - -
Docklands, London +11 1 - -
Chessington +4 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £550 -
Wimbledon - 1 £250 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 612 (82.15%) LAN
2 403 (54.09%) Cisco
3 349 (46.85%) Firewall
4 242 (32.48%) Windows
5 229 (30.74%) Cisco Certification
6 186 (24.97%) Active Directory
7 169 (22.68%) TCP/IP
7 169 (22.68%) Wireless
8 165 (22.15%) Data Centre
9 162 (21.74%) CCNP
10 160 (21.48%) VPN
11 156 (20.94%) Finance
12 154 (20.67%) ITIL
13 151 (20.27%) VMware
14 135 (18.12%) Microsoft
15 128 (17.18%) Network Security
16 126 (16.91%) CheckPoint
17 125 (16.78%) DNS
18 120 (16.11%) Linux
19 108 (14.50%) MPLS
20 103 (13.83%) VoIP
21 101 (13.56%) Citrix
22 100 (13.42%) Windows Server
23 99 (13.29%) CCNA
24 95 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
25 91 (12.21%) SAN
26 88 (11.81%) BGP
27 79 (10.60%) DHCP
28 75 (10.07%) Juniper
28 75 (10.07%) OSPF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 66 (8.86%) MS Exchange
2 32 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (3.76%) IIS
3 28 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 24 (3.22%) Apache
4 24 (3.22%) Skype for Business
4 24 (3.22%) Tomcat
5 19 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.01%) JBoss
7 14 (1.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 13 (1.74%) OpenStack
8 13 (1.74%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.48%) Oracle Coherence
10 9 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.81%) Confluence
13 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.67%) nginx
13 5 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 51 (6.85%) MS Office
2 48 (6.44%) MS Excel
3 20 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.54%) MS Project
6 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.07%) Eikon
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (4.56%) Office 365
3 29 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.15%) IaaS
4 16 (2.15%) PaaS
5 8 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.94%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.67%) SaaS
8 3 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.40%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.27%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (0.27%) GitHub
9 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 612 (82.15%) LAN
2 349 (46.85%) Firewall
3 169 (22.68%) TCP/IP
3 169 (22.68%) Wireless
4 160 (21.48%) VPN
5 128 (17.18%) Network Security
6 125 (16.78%) DNS
7 108 (14.50%) MPLS
8 103 (13.83%) VoIP
9 91 (12.21%) SAN
10 88 (11.81%) BGP
11 79 (10.60%) DHCP
12 75 (10.07%) Cisco ASA
12 75 (10.07%) OSPF
13 52 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
14 47 (6.31%) EIGRP
15 46 (6.17%) Internet
16 44 (5.91%) Wi-Fi
17 40 (5.37%) NAS
17 40 (5.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.74%) Hadoop
2 13 (1.74%) HBase
3 8 (1.07%) MySQL
4 7 (0.94%) Data Mining
4 7 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
5 5 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.40%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.27%) Big Data
7 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.27%) OLTP
7 2 (0.27%) QlikView
7 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.13%) DB2
8 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.13%) OLAP
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (3.76%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.07%) Artifactory
3 4 (0.54%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.54%) Hudson
3 4 (0.54%) JIRA
3 4 (0.54%) Subversion
4 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.13%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 156 (20.94%) Finance
2 74 (9.93%) Banking
3 51 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 37 (4.97%) Retail
5 29 (3.89%) Legal
6 13 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.34%) Law
8 8 (1.07%) Advertising
9 7 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.81%) Games
11 5 (0.67%) Marketing
12 3 (0.40%) Back Office
12 3 (0.40%) Publishing
13 2 (0.27%) Billing
13 2 (0.27%) French Language
13 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.27%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 187 (25.10%) Network Engineer
2 145 (19.46%) Architect
3 67 (8.99%) Analyst
4 66 (8.86%) Project Manager
5 59 (7.92%) Cisco Engineer
6 58 (7.79%) Infrastructure Architect
7 50 (6.71%) Network Architect
8 49 (6.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 47 (6.31%) Senior Network Engineer
10 40 (5.37%) Infrastructure Manager
11 39 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 38 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
13 36 (4.83%) Support Engineer
14 34 (4.56%) Security Engineer
15 31 (4.16%) Consultant
16 28 (3.76%) Network Security Engineer
17 27 (3.62%) Network Manager
18 26 (3.49%) Network Analyst
19 23 (3.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
19 23 (3.09%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.43%) HTML
2 32 (4.30%) Middleware
3 25 (3.36%) 802.1X
4 18 (2.42%) XML
5 16 (2.15%) XSLT
6 13 (1.74%) Web Services
7 11 (1.48%) Rendezvous
8 10 (1.34%) .NET
9 8 (1.07%) CSS
10 6 (0.81%) HTML5
10 6 (0.81%) Natural Language Processing
11 5 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.40%) LAMP
12 3 (0.40%) XMPP
13 2 (0.27%) boto
13 2 (0.27%) LAPP Stack
13 2 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
13 2 (0.27%) REST
13 2 (0.27%) SOAP
14 1 (0.13%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 165 (22.15%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.43%) Clustering
3 32 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
5 23 (3.09%) Public Cloud
6 20 (2.68%) Blackberry
7 19 (2.55%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.88%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.74%) Hedge funds
9 13 (1.74%) Replication
10 10 (1.34%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.07%) iPhone
13 6 (0.81%) PMI
13 6 (0.81%) Smartphone
13 6 (0.81%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.67%) BYOD
14 5 (0.67%) Handset
14 5 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 242 (32.48%) Windows
2 120 (16.11%) Linux
3 100 (13.42%) Windows Server
4 68 (9.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (7.25%) Unix
6 52 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (5.64%) Windows 7
9 33 (4.43%) Solaris
10 23 (3.09%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.34%) Android
13 9 (1.21%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.07%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.07%) CentOS
14 8 (1.07%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.07%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.81%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.67%) Debian
16 5 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (20.67%) ITIL
2 73 (9.80%) Project Management
3 71 (9.53%) Network Design
4 67 (8.99%) Migration
5 56 (7.52%) Network Monitoring
6 54 (7.25%) Change Management
7 53 (7.11%) High Availability
8 52 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (6.98%) Network Management
9 51 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 41 (5.50%) Load Balancing
11 39 (5.23%) DevOps
12 37 (4.97%) PRINCE2
13 28 (3.76%) SIEM
14 26 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (2.95%) ITIL V3
16 22 (2.95%) Kalman Filter
17 21 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
17 21 (2.82%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (7.25%) SQL
2 36 (4.83%) PowerShell
2 36 (4.83%) Python
3 30 (4.03%) Bash Shell
4 25 (3.36%) Perl
5 20 (2.68%) Java
6 13 (1.74%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.48%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.34%) PHP
9 7 (0.94%) C#
9 7 (0.94%) C++
10 4 (0.54%) AppleScript
10 4 (0.54%) C
11 3 (0.40%) Ruby
12 2 (0.27%) VB
13 1 (0.13%) Korn
13 1 (0.13%) Lisp
13 1 (0.13%) Tcl
13 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 229 (30.74%) Cisco Certification
2 162 (21.74%) CCNP
3 99 (13.29%) CCNA
4 69 (9.26%) CCIE
5 55 (7.38%) Security Cleared
6 44 (5.91%) Degree
7 41 (5.50%) CCDP
8 28 (3.76%) SC Cleared
9 22 (2.95%) DV Cleared
10 21 (2.82%) CCSE
11 17 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (2.15%) PMI Certification
12 16 (2.15%) PMP
13 12 (1.61%) CCSA
13 12 (1.61%) CISSP
13 12 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.34%) CCDE
14 10 (1.34%) MCSE
15 9 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.70%) SLA
2 11 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.67%) QA
6 2 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.13%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 186 (24.97%) Active Directory
2 95 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.97%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.16%) VMware ESX
5 24 (3.22%) Xen
6 23 (3.09%) NFS
6 23 (3.09%) vSphere
7 22 (2.95%) XenApp
8 21 (2.82%) SRDF
9 20 (2.68%) KVM
10 16 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
11 12 (1.61%) XenDesktop
12 10 (1.34%) Firmware
13 8 (1.07%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.94%) ProxySG
14 7 (0.94%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.94%) XenServer
15 6 (0.81%) vCloud
16 5 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 42 (5.64%) SCCM
2 33 (4.43%) Ansible
3 29 (3.89%) Puppet
4 15 (2.01%) SCOM
5 14 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (1.88%) FortiGate
5 14 (1.88%) Nagios
6 12 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 9 (1.21%) BladeLogic
7 9 (1.21%) Cacti
8 8 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.07%) SCVMM
8 8 (1.07%) SmokePing
9 7 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (0.81%) WSUS
11 5 (0.67%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Management
11 5 (0.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 403 (54.09%) Cisco
2 151 (20.27%) VMware
3 135 (18.12%) Microsoft
4 126 (16.91%) CheckPoint
5 101 (13.56%) Citrix
6 75 (10.07%) Juniper
7 61 (8.19%) F5
8 56 (7.52%) Oracle
9 48 (6.44%) HP
10 45 (6.04%) NetApp
11 41 (5.50%) Riverbed
12 35 (4.70%) EMC
13 34 (4.56%) SolarWinds
14 31 (4.16%) Remedy
15 30 (4.03%) NICE Systems
16 28 (3.76%) Palo Alto
17 27 (3.62%) Aruba
17 27 (3.62%) Blue Coat
18 26 (3.49%) IBM
19 20 (2.68%) Intel
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