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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 107 164 177
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +13
Contract jobs citing WAN 427 290 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.93% 1.28% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.57% 10.86% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 211 125
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 31
Average hourly rate £18.85 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.45% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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
2931 2671 2899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.22% 11.80% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1912 1798 1777
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 77 136
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +21 97 £438 +31.57% 35
Hounslow - 4 £413 -
New Malden - 4 - - 1
Docklands, London -3 3 £600 +20.60%
Croydon -12 3 £313 -43.18%
Feltham - 2 £165 -
Harrow - 2 £300 -
Ilford - 2 - -
Uxbridge +3 1 - -
Hammersmith -6 1 - -
Canary Wharf -10 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £173 -
West Drayton - 1 £138 -
Twickenham - 1 £313 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 668 (86.64%) LAN
2 452 (58.63%) Cisco
3 323 (41.89%) Firewall
4 308 (39.95%) Windows
5 225 (29.18%) Cisco Certification
6 210 (27.24%) VMware
7 198 (25.68%) Finance
8 190 (24.64%) Active Directory
9 188 (24.38%) Microsoft
10 175 (22.70%) VPN
11 160 (20.75%) TCP/IP
12 151 (19.58%) MPLS
13 144 (18.68%) CheckPoint
14 142 (18.42%) Juniper
15 141 (18.29%) DNS
15 141 (18.29%) ITIL
16 133 (17.25%) Citrix
17 127 (16.47%) CCNP
18 126 (16.34%) SAN
18 126 (16.34%) VMware Infrastructure
19 119 (15.43%) Wireless
20 116 (15.05%) BGP
20 116 (15.05%) Windows Server 2008
21 108 (14.01%) Network Security
22 103 (13.36%) OSPF
23 98 (12.71%) Cisco ASA
24 94 (12.19%) CCNA
25 92 (11.93%) VLAN
26 91 (11.80%) DHCP
26 91 (11.80%) Linux

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 89 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 41 (5.32%) IIS
3 38 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (4.02%) SharePoint
5 29 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 22 (2.85%) WebSphere
7 19 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (2.46%) Lync
8 17 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (1.95%) Apache
9 15 (1.95%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
10 8 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (0.65%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.65%) Confluence
12 5 (0.65%) MediaWiki
12 5 (0.65%) Jetty
12 5 (0.65%) JBoss
12 5 (0.65%) FileNet
Applications
1 83 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 67 (8.69%) MS Office
3 30 (3.89%) MS Visio
4 23 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.82%) MS Project
6 5 (0.65%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (0.91%) RMDS
2 4 (0.52%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.26%) Agresso
3 2 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.59%) Office 365
2 14 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.04%) SaaS
5 4 (0.52%) PaaS
5 4 (0.52%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 668 (86.64%) LAN
2 323 (41.89%) Firewall
3 175 (22.70%) VPN
4 160 (20.75%) TCP/IP
5 151 (19.58%) MPLS
6 141 (18.29%) DNS
7 126 (16.34%) SAN
8 119 (15.43%) Wireless
9 116 (15.05%) BGP
10 108 (14.01%) Network Security
11 103 (13.36%) OSPF
12 98 (12.71%) Cisco ASA
13 92 (11.93%) VLAN
14 91 (11.80%) DHCP
15 83 (10.77%) VoIP
15 83 (10.77%) Cisco Nexus
16 79 (10.25%) Internet
17 68 (8.82%) EIGRP
18 67 (8.69%) IPsec
19 61 (7.91%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.43%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.17%) Big Data
5 8 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (0.91%) HBase
6 7 (0.91%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.65%) DB2
7 5 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.39%) MySQL
10 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.17%) Hudson
3 5 (0.65%) JIRA
3 5 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.65%) Subversion
3 5 (0.65%) Maven
4 2 (0.26%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.13%) MSI
5 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.13%) Ant
General
1 198 (25.68%) Finance
2 47 (6.10%) Banking
3 45 (5.84%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.24%) Multimedia
5 14 (1.82%) Back Office
5 14 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 14 (1.82%) Law
6 12 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.43%) Retail
8 10 (1.30%) Legal
9 9 (1.17%) Games
10 8 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.91%) Local Government
12 5 (0.65%) Advertising
13 3 (0.39%) Japanese Language
14 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.26%) French Language
15 1 (0.13%) German Language
15 1 (0.13%) Publishing
15 1 (0.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 193 (25.03%) Network Engineer
2 104 (13.49%) Analyst
3 101 (13.10%) Architect
4 68 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 50 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 48 (6.23%) Support Engineer
6 48 (6.23%) Infrastructure Architect
7 39 (5.06%) Infrastructure Manager
8 35 (4.54%) Consultant
9 32 (4.15%) Support Analyst
10 31 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
10 31 (4.02%) Senior Network Engineer
11 29 (3.76%) Desktop Support
12 27 (3.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 26 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
13 26 (3.37%) Network Architect
14 25 (3.24%) Cisco Engineer
15 24 (3.11%) Administrator
16 23 (2.98%) Technical Architect
17 20 (2.59%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.20%) Web Services
2 15 (1.95%) Middleware
3 11 (1.43%) HTML
4 9 (1.17%) .NET
5 7 (0.91%) Rendezvous
6 6 (0.78%) XMPP
6 6 (0.78%) XML
6 6 (0.78%) XSLT
7 5 (0.65%) Ultra Messaging
8 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.39%) Java EE
9 3 (0.39%) JSP
10 2 (0.26%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.26%) REST
11 1 (0.13%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.13%) OLE
11 1 (0.13%) J2EE
11 1 (0.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.67%) Blackberry
3 28 (3.63%) PKI
4 24 (3.11%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (2.46%) Clustering
5 19 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.20%) Replication
7 14 (1.82%) Thin Client
7 14 (1.82%) Fat Client
8 13 (1.69%) NHS
8 13 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.56%) IVR
10 10 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.30%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.91%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.91%) PMI
12 6 (0.78%) Online Games
12 6 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (0.65%) Wiki
13 5 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 308 (39.95%) Windows
2 116 (15.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (11.80%) Linux
4 79 (10.25%) Windows 7
4 79 (10.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (8.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (6.49%) UNIX
7 28 (3.63%) Windows XP
8 23 (2.98%) Solaris
9 15 (1.95%) Windows 8
10 14 (1.82%) AIX
11 12 (1.56%) Mac OS X
12 9 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.04%) CentOS
14 7 (0.91%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.78%) Android
15 6 (0.78%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.52%) SUSE
17 3 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (18.29%) ITIL
2 83 (10.77%) Project Management
3 65 (8.43%) Service Management
4 63 (8.17%) Migration
5 51 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 48 (6.23%) Load Balancing
6 48 (6.23%) Network Management
6 48 (6.23%) PRINCE2
7 42 (5.45%) Network Design
8 40 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (4.28%) Service Delivery
10 27 (3.50%) Capacity Planning
11 26 (3.37%) Information Security
12 22 (2.85%) Change Management
12 22 (2.85%) Time Management
12 22 (2.85%) Performance Management
13 21 (2.72%) WAN Optimisation
13 21 (2.72%) Mentoring
13 21 (2.72%) BCP
13 21 (2.72%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 72 (9.34%) SQL
2 17 (2.20%) Java
3 12 (1.56%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.30%) Ruby
4 10 (1.30%) Perl
4 10 (1.30%) Python
4 10 (1.30%) Bash Shell
5 9 (1.17%) C
5 9 (1.17%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.91%) Shell Script
6 7 (0.91%) VB
7 6 (0.78%) Korn
7 6 (0.78%) PHP
8 4 (0.52%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.52%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.39%) Lisp
10 2 (0.26%) VBA
10 2 (0.26%) Go
11 1 (0.13%) R
11 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 225 (29.18%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (16.47%) CCNP
3 94 (12.19%) CCNA
4 55 (7.13%) CCIE
5 51 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (5.19%) Security Cleared
7 34 (4.41%) Degree
8 33 (4.28%) MCSE
9 30 (3.89%) SC Cleared
10 15 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (1.82%) CCDP
11 14 (1.82%) PMI Certification
12 13 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.69%) PMP
12 13 (1.69%) JNCIA
12 13 (1.69%) JNCIS
13 12 (1.56%) MCITP
14 11 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (1.30%) MCDST
15 10 (1.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.06%) SLA
2 17 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.04%) COBIT
6 3 (0.39%) QA
7 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.13%) BS7799
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 190 (24.64%) Active Directory
2 126 (16.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (6.61%) vSphere
4 45 (5.84%) Hyper-V
5 39 (5.06%) XenApp
6 17 (2.20%) Xen
6 17 (2.20%) XenServer
7 16 (2.08%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.69%) NLBS
9 12 (1.56%) NFS
9 12 (1.56%) vCloud
10 11 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (1.43%) ProxySG
11 8 (1.04%) Samba
11 8 (1.04%) ISA Server
11 8 (1.04%) SRDF
11 8 (1.04%) KVM
12 7 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.91%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 31 (4.02%) SCCM
1 31 (4.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 19 (2.46%) WSUS
3 13 (1.69%) Puppet
4 11 (1.43%) SCOM
5 9 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.17%) FortiGate
6 8 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (1.04%) ZABBIX
7 7 (0.91%) Salt
7 7 (0.91%) Cisco UCCE
7 7 (0.91%) BladeLogic
7 7 (0.91%) Control-M
7 7 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.91%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.91%) Cisco IPCC
8 6 (0.78%) Ansible
9 5 (0.65%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 452 (58.63%) Cisco
2 210 (27.24%) VMware
3 188 (24.38%) Microsoft
4 144 (18.68%) CheckPoint
5 142 (18.42%) Juniper
6 133 (17.25%) Citrix
7 91 (11.80%) F5
8 68 (8.82%) HP
9 48 (6.23%) Oracle
10 46 (5.97%) IBM
11 44 (5.71%) Blue Coat
12 41 (5.32%) Avaya
12 41 (5.32%) NetApp
13 39 (5.06%) SolarWinds
14 33 (4.28%) Riverbed
15 30 (3.89%) Aruba
16 28 (3.63%) Dell
17 22 (2.85%) Brocade
17 22 (2.85%) Symantec
18 21 (2.72%) Infoblox
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