The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 119 127 126
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 428 430 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.77% 1.69% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.84% 13.89% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 279 259
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £311 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.15 £44.75 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.05
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.25%
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
3093 3095 3570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.77% 12.19% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1936 2002 2115
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 95 169
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
City of London +14 104 £358 -13.27% 40
Hayes - 5 - - 2
Croydon 0 4 £363 +11.53% 5
Bromley - 3 £265 -
Docklands, London - 3 £525 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £315 -
Canary Wharf +17 1 £170 -54.05%
Ilford - 1 £425 -
Barking - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 4
Chessington - - - -
Harrow - - - - 3
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 579 (79.42%) LAN
2 402 (55.14%) Cisco
3 300 (41.15%) Firewall
4 247 (33.88%) Windows
5 201 (27.57%) Cisco Certification
6 173 (23.73%) Microsoft
7 164 (22.50%) Finance
8 155 (21.26%) Active Directory
9 153 (20.99%) VPN
10 148 (20.30%) TCP/IP
11 143 (19.62%) VMware
12 132 (18.11%) CheckPoint
13 127 (17.42%) CCNP
14 124 (17.01%) MPLS
15 120 (16.46%) ITIL
16 113 (15.50%) DNS
17 109 (14.95%) Juniper
18 107 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
19 106 (14.54%) BGP
19 106 (14.54%) MS Exchange
20 105 (14.40%) VoIP
21 99 (13.58%) SAN
21 99 (13.58%) Wireless
22 97 (13.31%) Citrix
23 96 (13.17%) OSPF
24 91 (12.48%) F5
25 89 (12.21%) CCNA
26 86 (11.80%) Windows Server 2008
27 84 (11.52%) Network Security
28 79 (10.84%) Banking

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 106 (14.54%) MS Exchange
2 51 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 37 (5.08%) SharePoint
5 35 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 33 (4.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 29 (3.98%) IIS
8 21 (2.88%) Lync
9 17 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (1.78%) IBM Notes
12 12 (1.65%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (1.37%) Apache
14 7 (0.96%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
16 5 (0.69%) OpenStack
17 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.55%) LiveLink
18 3 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 77 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 69 (9.47%) MS Office
3 15 (2.06%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.51%) MS Project
5 8 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.41%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) SPSS
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) RMDS
3 2 (0.27%) Agresso
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.37%) Office 365
3 4 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.55%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (0.41%) SaaS
4 3 (0.41%) PaaS
4 3 (0.41%) IaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 579 (79.42%) LAN
2 300 (41.15%) Firewall
3 153 (20.99%) VPN
4 148 (20.30%) TCP/IP
5 124 (17.01%) MPLS
6 113 (15.50%) DNS
7 106 (14.54%) BGP
8 105 (14.40%) VoIP
9 99 (13.58%) SAN
9 99 (13.58%) Wireless
10 96 (13.17%) OSPF
11 84 (11.52%) Network Security
12 77 (10.56%) DHCP
13 63 (8.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 60 (8.23%) EIGRP
15 59 (8.09%) Cisco IOS
15 59 (8.09%) Multicast
16 56 (7.68%) IP Telephony
17 55 (7.54%) IPsec
18 50 (6.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (1.65%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.37%) Oracle Exadata
4 7 (0.96%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.82%) HBase
6 5 (0.69%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.69%) Big Data
6 5 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.55%) MarkLogic
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.41%) Couchbase
8 3 (0.41%) Sqoop
8 3 (0.41%) HCatalog
8 3 (0.41%) Riak
8 3 (0.41%) Mahout
8 3 (0.41%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (0.55%) JUnit
1 4 (0.55%) Selenium
1 4 (0.55%) FitNesse
1 4 (0.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.14%) Ant
2 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.14%) FrontPage
General
1 164 (22.50%) Finance
2 79 (10.84%) Banking
3 72 (9.88%) Telecoms
4 43 (5.90%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.43%) Financial Institution
6 22 (3.02%) French Language
7 19 (2.61%) Spanish Language
8 17 (2.33%) Marketing
8 17 (2.33%) Back Office
8 17 (2.33%) Advertising
9 16 (2.19%) Retail
10 14 (1.92%) Mandarin Language
10 14 (1.92%) Local Government
11 8 (1.10%) Legal
12 6 (0.82%) Publishing
12 6 (0.82%) Law
13 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.41%) German Language
14 3 (0.41%) Billing
15 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 177 (24.28%) Network Engineer
2 106 (14.54%) Architect
3 98 (13.44%) Analyst
4 65 (8.92%) Project Manager
5 50 (6.86%) Senior Network Engineer
6 40 (5.49%) Consultant
6 40 (5.49%) Support Analyst
7 38 (5.21%) Cisco Engineer
8 35 (4.80%) Support Engineer
9 34 (4.66%) Infrastructure Architect
10 30 (4.12%) Infrastructure Manager
10 30 (4.12%) Network Support
11 26 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 25 (3.43%) Security Engineer
12 25 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
13 24 (3.29%) Administrator
14 23 (3.16%) Network Consultant
15 22 (3.02%) Network Analyst
15 22 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.06%) Middleware
2 12 (1.65%) XMPP
2 12 (1.65%) .NET
3 6 (0.82%) Web Services
4 5 (0.69%) HTML
4 5 (0.69%) Application Packaging
4 5 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.55%) CSS
6 3 (0.41%) Java EE
6 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.41%) XML
6 3 (0.41%) XSLT
6 3 (0.41%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.27%) J2EE
7 2 (0.27%) WAP
8 1 (0.14%) Ajax
8 1 (0.14%) JSON
8 1 (0.14%) jQuery
8 1 (0.14%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.31%) Blackberry
2 16 (2.19%) Clustering
2 16 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (2.06%) Fat Client
3 15 (2.06%) Replication
3 15 (2.06%) Thin Client
4 13 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.23%) FMCG
5 9 (1.23%) Open Source
6 8 (1.10%) NHS
7 7 (0.96%) SecurID
8 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.82%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (0.69%) EqualLogic
9 5 (0.69%) HACMP
9 5 (0.69%) PKI
10 4 (0.55%) iPhone
11 3 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 247 (33.88%) Windows
2 86 (11.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (9.60%) Linux
4 69 (9.47%) Windows 7
5 55 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (7.00%) UNIX
7 29 (3.98%) Windows XP
8 23 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (2.88%) Solaris
10 11 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.37%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.37%) Windows Vista
12 8 (1.10%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.82%) Android
13 6 (0.82%) AIX
14 5 (0.69%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.41%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (16.46%) ITIL
2 76 (10.43%) Migration
3 56 (7.68%) Network Design
4 50 (6.86%) Load Balancing
5 46 (6.31%) Project Management
6 44 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 42 (5.76%) Service Delivery
8 37 (5.08%) Network Architecture
9 34 (4.66%) Service Management
10 32 (4.39%) PRINCE2
11 29 (3.98%) Change Management
12 28 (3.84%) Network Monitoring
13 27 (3.70%) Change Control
13 27 (3.70%) WAN Optimisation
13 27 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (3.70%) Problem Management
14 23 (3.16%) Risk Management
14 23 (3.16%) Network Management
14 23 (3.16%) Low Latency
15 21 (2.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (8.92%) SQL
2 15 (2.06%) C
3 13 (1.78%) Java
3 13 (1.78%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.37%) Perl
5 5 (0.69%) VB
6 3 (0.41%) VBScript
6 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.27%) Korn
7 2 (0.27%) C-shell
7 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.14%) C#
8 1 (0.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 201 (27.57%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (17.42%) CCNP
3 89 (12.21%) CCNA
4 58 (7.96%) Security Cleared
5 50 (6.86%) CCIE
5 50 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (5.62%) SC Cleared
7 40 (5.49%) MCSE
8 33 (4.53%) Degree
9 30 (4.12%) CCDP
10 23 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (2.61%) JNCIS
12 15 (2.06%) CCVP
12 15 (2.06%) CCSE
13 14 (1.92%) CISSP
13 14 (1.92%) MCITP
14 13 (1.78%) CISM
15 12 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (1.23%) JNCIA
17 8 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.98%) SLA
2 10 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.23%) QA
4 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 155 (21.26%) Active Directory
2 107 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.04%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.12%) XenApp
5 26 (3.57%) vSphere
6 19 (2.61%) Xen
6 19 (2.61%) VMware ESX
7 15 (2.06%) NLBS
8 13 (1.78%) Snort
8 13 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.65%) NFS
10 10 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (1.23%) ProxySG
12 8 (1.10%) Terminal Server
12 8 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (1.10%) XenServer
12 8 (1.10%) SRDF
13 7 (0.96%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.82%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (4.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (3.43%) SCCM
3 15 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 15 (2.06%) WSUS
4 12 (1.65%) OPNET
5 11 (1.51%) SCOM
6 8 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.82%) BladeLogic
7 6 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (0.82%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.69%) Control-M
8 5 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.55%) OpenView
9 4 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.41%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.41%) Oozie
10 3 (0.41%) Ambari
Vendors
1 402 (55.14%) Cisco
2 173 (23.73%) Microsoft
3 143 (19.62%) VMware
4 132 (18.11%) CheckPoint
5 109 (14.95%) Juniper
6 97 (13.31%) Citrix
7 91 (12.48%) F5
8 70 (9.60%) HP
9 53 (7.27%) Blue Coat
10 47 (6.45%) Oracle
10 47 (6.45%) SolarWinds
11 32 (4.39%) IBM
12 25 (3.43%) Avaya
13 24 (3.29%) NetApp
13 24 (3.29%) EMC
14 23 (3.16%) Riverbed
15 21 (2.88%) Symantec
16 18 (2.47%) Mitel
16 18 (2.47%) Aruba
17 17 (2.33%) McAfee
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