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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 135 142 131
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 344 316 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.62% 1.45% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.22% 12.39% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 207 180
Average daily rate
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£375 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +5.26%
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
2816 2551 2783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.74% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1803 1600 1729
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 72 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
City of London +7 83 £375 - 36
Croydon -3 6 £125 -77.77%
Canary Wharf +8 2 £400 -20.00%
Hounslow +2 1 £240 -
Harrow - 1 £300 -
Uxbridge - 1 £450 -
Wembley - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Bromley - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 662 (81.73%) LAN
2 441 (54.44%) Cisco
3 324 (40.00%) Firewall
4 315 (38.89%) Windows
5 214 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
6 186 (22.96%) VMware
7 179 (22.10%) Microsoft
8 177 (21.85%) VPN
9 164 (20.25%) BGP
10 163 (20.12%) Active Directory
11 158 (19.51%) TCP/IP
12 150 (18.52%) OSPF
13 141 (17.41%) CheckPoint
14 140 (17.28%) MPLS
15 139 (17.16%) Finance
16 136 (16.79%) DNS
17 134 (16.54%) SAN
18 129 (15.93%) Juniper
18 129 (15.93%) CCNP
19 123 (15.19%) Citrix
20 119 (14.69%) ITIL
21 113 (13.95%) VoIP
22 110 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
23 108 (13.33%) Wireless
24 106 (13.09%) CCNA
24 106 (13.09%) Network Security
25 105 (12.96%) Linux
26 103 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
27 100 (12.35%) F5
28 94 (11.60%) DHCP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 82 (10.12%) MS Exchange
2 35 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (4.20%) IIS
4 30 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 30 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 22 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (2.22%) Lync
7 17 (2.10%) Apache
8 14 (1.73%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.48%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.11%) IBM Notes
11 8 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
13 6 (0.74%) Confluence
13 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.74%) MediaWiki
13 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.62%) FileNet
15 4 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 92 (11.36%) MS Office
2 69 (8.52%) MS Excel
3 31 (3.83%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.73%) MS Project
6 3 (0.37%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 9 (1.11%) ResourceLink
2 4 (0.49%) Agresso
2 4 (0.49%) RMDS
3 2 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.36%) Office 365
2 8 (0.99%) IaaS
2 8 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.62%) SaaS
5 2 (0.25%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 662 (81.73%) LAN
2 324 (40.00%) Firewall
3 177 (21.85%) VPN
4 164 (20.25%) BGP
5 158 (19.51%) TCP/IP
6 150 (18.52%) OSPF
7 140 (17.28%) MPLS
8 136 (16.79%) DNS
9 134 (16.54%) SAN
10 113 (13.95%) VoIP
11 108 (13.33%) Wireless
12 106 (13.09%) Network Security
13 94 (11.60%) DHCP
14 85 (10.49%) EIGRP
15 81 (10.00%) Internet
16 73 (9.01%) Cisco ASA
17 72 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
18 68 (8.40%) VLAN
19 61 (7.53%) IPsec
20 48 (5.93%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.86%) DB2
5 6 (0.74%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.74%) HBase
6 5 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.49%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.49%) MySQL
7 4 (0.49%) Big Data
7 4 (0.49%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.49%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.37%) HCatalog
8 3 (0.37%) MarkLogic
8 3 (0.37%) Couchbase
8 3 (0.37%) Sqoop
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.37%) Riak
Development Applications
1 13 (1.60%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.23%) Hudson
3 7 (0.86%) JIRA
4 6 (0.74%) Subversion
4 6 (0.74%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.25%) Maven
6 1 (0.12%) Ant
6 1 (0.12%) JUnit
6 1 (0.12%) Selenium
6 1 (0.12%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
General
1 139 (17.16%) Finance
2 90 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 75 (9.26%) Banking
4 26 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.09%) Law
6 24 (2.96%) Retail
7 14 (1.73%) Local Government
8 12 (1.48%) Legal
8 12 (1.48%) Back Office
9 11 (1.36%) Games
10 7 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.74%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.62%) French Language
13 3 (0.37%) Billing
13 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.25%) Advertising
14 2 (0.25%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.12%) German Language
15 1 (0.12%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 201 (24.81%) Network Engineer
2 133 (16.42%) Analyst
3 124 (15.31%) Architect
4 54 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 45 (5.56%) Network Analyst
6 42 (5.19%) Consultant
7 41 (5.06%) Support Engineer
7 41 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
8 39 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
8 39 (4.81%) Network Architect
9 36 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
10 35 (4.32%) Support Analyst
10 35 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 30 (3.70%) Network Support
12 28 (3.46%) Infrastructure Manager
12 28 (3.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 27 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
14 26 (3.21%) Security Engineer
14 26 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
15 23 (2.84%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.23%) .NET
1 10 (1.23%) Middleware
2 8 (0.99%) HTML
3 6 (0.74%) Web Services
4 5 (0.62%) LAMP
5 4 (0.49%) XMPP
5 4 (0.49%) XML
5 4 (0.49%) XSLT
5 4 (0.49%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.49%) Rendezvous
6 3 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.37%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.37%) JSP
7 2 (0.25%) CGI
8 1 (0.12%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.12%) CSS
8 1 (0.12%) J2EE
8 1 (0.12%) OLE
8 1 (0.12%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 30 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 17 (2.10%) NHS
5 16 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.73%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.48%) Replication
8 10 (1.23%) Clustering
8 10 (1.23%) IVR
8 10 (1.23%) Thin Client
8 10 (1.23%) PKI
8 10 (1.23%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.11%) Online Games
10 7 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.74%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.74%) Wiki
12 5 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.49%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.49%) Open Source
13 4 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 315 (38.89%) Windows
2 110 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (12.96%) Linux
4 90 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 79 (9.75%) Windows 7
6 65 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (5.80%) UNIX
8 46 (5.68%) Windows XP
9 23 (2.84%) Solaris
9 23 (2.84%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.48%) AIX
10 12 (1.48%) CentOS
10 12 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.11%) Android
12 7 (0.86%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.74%) SUSE
13 6 (0.74%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.62%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (14.69%) ITIL
2 78 (9.63%) Project Management
3 75 (9.26%) Migration
4 70 (8.64%) Load Balancing
5 65 (8.02%) Service Management
6 62 (7.65%) Network Design
7 46 (5.68%) PRINCE2
8 43 (5.31%) Network Monitoring
9 42 (5.19%) Service Delivery
10 41 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
11 40 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (4.57%) Network Architecture
13 34 (4.20%) WAN Optimisation
13 34 (4.20%) Change Management
14 33 (4.07%) Network Management
15 23 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
16 22 (2.72%) Performance Management
17 21 (2.59%) Mentoring
18 20 (2.47%) Line Management
18 20 (2.47%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 72 (8.89%) SQL
2 14 (1.73%) Java
3 13 (1.60%) Perl
4 12 (1.48%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.36%) Python
6 10 (1.23%) C
6 10 (1.23%) VB
7 9 (1.11%) Ruby
8 7 (0.86%) PHP
8 7 (0.86%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.62%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.37%) Korn
10 3 (0.37%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.25%) VBA
12 1 (0.12%) ABAP
12 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 214 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (15.93%) CCNP
3 106 (13.09%) CCNA
4 61 (7.53%) CCIE
5 45 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (5.31%) Security Cleared
7 36 (4.44%) SC Cleared
8 35 (4.32%) Degree
9 32 (3.95%) MCSE
10 24 (2.96%) CCDP
11 17 (2.10%) MCITP
12 14 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 14 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.48%) CCA
14 11 (1.36%) CISSP
15 10 (1.23%) CCSA
15 10 (1.23%) VCP4
16 9 (1.11%) PMI Certification
16 9 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (1.11%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.43%) SLA
2 9 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.49%) COBIT
3 4 (0.49%) QA
4 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 163 (20.12%) Active Directory
2 103 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.83%) Hyper-V
3 31 (3.83%) XenApp
4 29 (3.58%) vSphere
5 18 (2.22%) Xen
6 15 (1.85%) XenServer
7 14 (1.73%) NFS
8 12 (1.48%) VMware ESX
9 10 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 10 (1.23%) ProxySG
9 10 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.11%) Snort
10 9 (1.11%) NLBS
11 8 (0.99%) KVM
11 8 (0.99%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.99%) Samba
12 7 (0.86%) SRDF
12 7 (0.86%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 29 (3.58%) SCCM
2 26 (3.21%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (1.85%) SCOM
4 14 (1.73%) Backup Exec
4 14 (1.73%) WSUS
5 13 (1.60%) CA Spectrum
6 11 (1.36%) Puppet
7 10 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
8 9 (1.11%) FortiGate
8 9 (1.11%) MOM
9 8 (0.99%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.99%) Salt
10 7 (0.86%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.74%) Cisco IPCC
11 6 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (0.62%) Nessus
12 5 (0.62%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 441 (54.44%) Cisco
2 186 (22.96%) VMware
3 179 (22.10%) Microsoft
4 141 (17.41%) CheckPoint
5 129 (15.93%) Juniper
6 123 (15.19%) Citrix
7 100 (12.35%) F5
8 55 (6.79%) HP
9 51 (6.30%) Riverbed
10 43 (5.31%) Oracle
11 38 (4.69%) Blue Coat
12 37 (4.57%) IBM
12 37 (4.57%) NetApp
13 36 (4.44%) SolarWinds
14 31 (3.83%) EMC
15 30 (3.70%) Avaya
16 22 (2.72%) CA
17 21 (2.59%) Aruba
18 20 (2.47%) Dell
19 18 (2.22%) Symantec
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £550 - £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £335 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £494.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Expenses
Posted: 11 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £160.00 - £180.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 35000 Per Annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago