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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 141 126 168
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +42
Contract jobs citing WAN 387 413 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.70% 1.85% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.15% 13.78% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 279 221
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £212 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £326
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 16
Median hourly rate £21.34 £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% -21.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £26.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-21.02% +48.61%
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
2942 2998 2811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.90% 13.40% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 1920 1857
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 87 88
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +7 67 £450 +16.12% 25
Harrow -1 14 £420 +40.00%
Bromley -6 4 £250 +44.92%
Croydon -9 4 £431 -4.16% 1
Docklands, London +10 2 £525 -19.23%
Canary Wharf +1 1 £500 -
Paddington - 1 £500 -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £160 -
Hendon - 1 £550 -
Westminster - 1 £413 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 605 (80.99%) LAN
2 416 (55.69%) Cisco
3 358 (47.93%) Firewall
4 264 (35.34%) Cisco Certification
5 204 (27.31%) Windows
6 199 (26.64%) CCNP
7 177 (23.69%) Finance
8 175 (23.43%) VPN
9 162 (21.69%) Wireless
10 149 (19.95%) Data Centre
11 147 (19.68%) Network Security
12 146 (19.54%) ITIL
13 141 (18.88%) Active Directory
14 140 (18.74%) TCP/IP
15 131 (17.54%) VMware
16 129 (17.27%) MPLS
17 123 (16.47%) CheckPoint
18 122 (16.33%) Microsoft
19 110 (14.73%) Juniper
20 105 (14.06%) Linux
21 104 (13.92%) DNS
22 97 (12.99%) BGP
23 96 (12.85%) CCNA
24 90 (12.05%) VoIP
25 87 (11.65%) OSPF
25 87 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
26 85 (11.38%) CCIE
27 80 (10.71%) DHCP
28 79 (10.58%) SAN
28 79 (10.58%) Security Cleared

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 61 (8.17%) MS Exchange
2 34 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (3.88%) Skype for Business
4 27 (3.61%) SharePoint
5 20 (2.68%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.41%) Apache
6 18 (2.41%) IIS
7 16 (2.14%) OpenStack
8 15 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.47%) JBoss
10 10 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (1.20%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (1.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 6 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
13 6 (0.80%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.54%) Confluence
14 4 (0.54%) Eucalyptus
15 3 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 53 (7.10%) MS Office
2 34 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.81%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.87%) MS Project
5 11 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.67%) Eikon
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) RMDS
2 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (4.28%) Office 365
3 29 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (2.54%) IaaS
5 17 (2.28%) PaaS
6 10 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.07%) SaaS
8 6 (0.80%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.40%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.27%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.27%) GitHub
10 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.27%) Yammer
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 605 (80.99%) LAN
2 358 (47.93%) Firewall
3 175 (23.43%) VPN
4 162 (21.69%) Wireless
5 147 (19.68%) Network Security
6 140 (18.74%) TCP/IP
7 129 (17.27%) MPLS
8 104 (13.92%) DNS
9 97 (12.99%) BGP
10 90 (12.05%) VoIP
11 87 (11.65%) OSPF
12 80 (10.71%) DHCP
13 79 (10.58%) SAN
14 73 (9.77%) Cisco ASA
15 71 (9.50%) Cisco Nexus
16 66 (8.84%) Internet
17 49 (6.56%) EIGRP
18 39 (5.22%) Wi-Fi
19 36 (4.82%) VLAN
20 34 (4.55%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.07%) Hadoop
2 8 (1.07%) HBase
2 8 (1.07%) Oracle Database
2 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.94%) MySQL
4 5 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (0.54%) Big Data
6 3 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.27%) QlikView
7 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.13%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 20 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.80%) Artifactory
3 5 (0.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.27%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.27%) Hudson
5 2 (0.27%) JIRA
5 2 (0.27%) Subversion
5 2 (0.27%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 177 (23.69%) Finance
2 61 (8.17%) Telecoms
3 47 (6.29%) Banking
4 46 (6.16%) Retail
5 25 (3.35%) Law
6 17 (2.28%) Legal
7 11 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.07%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.80%) Advertising
10 6 (0.80%) Games
11 3 (0.40%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.27%) Marketing
12 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 208 (27.84%) Network Engineer
2 109 (14.59%) Architect
3 78 (10.44%) Analyst
4 77 (10.31%) Project Manager
5 59 (7.90%) Senior Network Engineer
6 58 (7.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 50 (6.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 48 (6.43%) Network Architect
9 40 (5.35%) Infrastructure Manager
10 37 (4.95%) Network Analyst
11 35 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 35 (4.69%) Security Engineer
12 32 (4.28%) Support Engineer
13 31 (4.15%) Network Manager
14 30 (4.02%) Infrastructure Architect
14 30 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
15 28 (3.75%) Network Security Engineer
16 25 (3.35%) Support Analyst
17 22 (2.95%) 2nd Line Support
17 22 (2.95%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.54%) HTML
2 17 (2.28%) 802.1X
3 16 (2.14%) Middleware
4 12 (1.61%) Web Services
5 8 (1.07%) XML
6 7 (0.94%) Rendezvous
7 6 (0.80%) XSLT
8 5 (0.67%) .NET
8 5 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.67%) XMPP
9 4 (0.54%) CSS
9 4 (0.54%) Java EE
10 3 (0.40%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (0.40%) OAuth
11 2 (0.27%) boto
11 2 (0.27%) LAMP
11 2 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.27%) Software Packaging
12 1 (0.13%) SAML
12 1 (0.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 149 (19.95%) Data Centre
2 44 (5.89%) Video Conferencing
3 29 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.81%) Blackberry
4 21 (2.81%) Clustering
5 18 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 11 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (1.34%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.20%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.20%) Statistics
9 8 (1.07%) Replication
10 7 (0.94%) BYOD
11 6 (0.80%) BBC
11 6 (0.80%) iDTV
11 6 (0.80%) PMI
11 6 (0.80%) Wiki
12 5 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 204 (27.31%) Windows
2 105 (14.06%) Linux
3 70 (9.37%) Windows Server
4 59 (7.90%) Windows 7
4 59 (7.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (5.89%) Unix
6 40 (5.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (4.02%) Windows XP
9 21 (2.81%) Solaris
10 15 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.61%) Android
12 11 (1.47%) Windows 8
13 10 (1.34%) CentOS
14 9 (1.20%) SUSE
15 7 (0.94%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.94%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.67%) VMS
16 5 (0.67%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (19.54%) ITIL
2 77 (10.31%) Project Management
3 71 (9.50%) Migration
4 65 (8.70%) Network Design
5 58 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
7 53 (7.10%) Change Management
8 52 (6.96%) PRINCE2
9 50 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 45 (6.02%) Network Management
11 36 (4.82%) High Availability
12 35 (4.69%) Load Balancing
13 34 (4.55%) Service Management
14 27 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
14 27 (3.61%) Network Architecture
15 26 (3.48%) DevOps
16 24 (3.21%) Risk Management
17 23 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
18 22 (2.95%) Technical Architecture
19 21 (2.81%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 50 (6.69%) SQL
2 24 (3.21%) PowerShell
2 24 (3.21%) Python
3 19 (2.54%) Bash Shell
4 18 (2.41%) Perl
5 17 (2.28%) Java
6 6 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.80%) Lisp
7 5 (0.67%) C
8 4 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.40%) Ruby
10 2 (0.27%) PHP
10 2 (0.27%) VB
11 1 (0.13%) C#
11 1 (0.13%) C++
11 1 (0.13%) Korn
11 1 (0.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 264 (35.34%) Cisco Certification
2 199 (26.64%) CCNP
3 96 (12.85%) CCNA
4 85 (11.38%) CCIE
5 79 (10.58%) Security Cleared
6 51 (6.83%) SC Cleared
7 42 (5.62%) Degree
8 36 (4.82%) CCDP
9 22 (2.95%) DV Cleared
10 20 (2.68%) CCSE
11 18 (2.41%) CISSP
11 18 (2.41%) JNCIP
12 16 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (1.87%) PMI Certification
14 13 (1.74%) PMP
15 12 (1.61%) CCDA
15 12 (1.61%) MCSE
16 11 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (1.34%) CCSA
18 9 (1.20%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.82%) SLA
2 7 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.80%) QA
4 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) COSO
System Software
1 141 (18.88%) Active Directory
2 87 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.08%) vSphere
5 20 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (2.41%) VMware ESX
7 14 (1.87%) NFS
7 14 (1.87%) XenApp
8 11 (1.47%) SRDF
9 10 (1.34%) Xen
10 9 (1.20%) KVM
10 9 (1.20%) ProxySG
10 9 (1.20%) Snort
11 8 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.80%) UAG
13 5 (0.67%) Firmware
13 5 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.67%) Veritas File System
13 5 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 5 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (4.28%) SCCM
2 27 (3.61%) FortiGate
3 19 (2.54%) Ansible
4 17 (2.28%) Puppet
5 14 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (1.20%) BladeLogic
6 9 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.94%) Proventia
8 6 (0.80%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Management
8 6 (0.80%) vMotion
8 6 (0.80%) WSUS
9 5 (0.67%) Control-M
9 5 (0.67%) MIMEsweeper
9 5 (0.67%) Nessus
9 5 (0.67%) Nmap
9 5 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 416 (55.69%) Cisco
2 131 (17.54%) VMware
3 123 (16.47%) CheckPoint
4 122 (16.33%) Microsoft
5 110 (14.73%) Juniper
6 75 (10.04%) Citrix
7 74 (9.91%) F5
8 49 (6.56%) HP
9 44 (5.89%) Riverbed
10 43 (5.76%) Oracle
11 41 (5.49%) SolarWinds
12 31 (4.15%) Blue Coat
13 30 (4.02%) Remedy
14 29 (3.88%) NetApp
15 26 (3.48%) NICE Systems
16 25 (3.35%) Avaya
16 25 (3.35%) Red Hat
17 24 (3.21%) Fortinet
17 24 (3.21%) Palo Alto
18 23 (3.08%) EMC
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Rate: £282 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Unspecified Competitive & Flexible
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £550 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Michael Bailey Associates
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City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Quant Capital
Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Venturi
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
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