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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 99 132 132
Rank change year-on-year
+33 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 493 408 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.00% 1.64% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.46% 13.32% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 247 257
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £51.25 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -4.23%
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
3188 3063 3329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.90% 12.28% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2106 2019 2121
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £567 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 91 147
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £12.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +29 120 £400 - 32
Hayes - 7 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £310 - 1
Docklands, London +15 4 £600 -
Croydon -8 4 £363 +22.88% 2
Canary Wharf +9 3 £175 -53.94%
Uxbridge -3 3 £290 +48.71% 4
New Malden - 2 - - 2
Bromley +3 1 £110 -84.28% 1
Hammersmith - 1 £275 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Barking - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Orpington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Hackney - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 677 (78.63%) LAN
2 466 (54.12%) Cisco
3 349 (40.53%) Firewall
4 312 (36.24%) Windows
5 220 (25.55%) Cisco Certification
6 205 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 200 (23.23%) VPN
8 192 (22.30%) Active Directory
9 179 (20.79%) TCP/IP
10 167 (19.40%) Finance
11 165 (19.16%) VMware
12 164 (19.05%) BGP
13 162 (18.82%) CheckPoint
14 159 (18.47%) MPLS
15 142 (16.49%) CCNP
16 138 (16.03%) OSPF
17 136 (15.80%) DNS
18 128 (14.87%) Juniper
19 125 (14.52%) ITIL
20 122 (14.17%) MS Exchange
21 121 (14.05%) Wireless
22 117 (13.59%) SAN
23 116 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
24 113 (13.12%) Windows Server 2008
25 111 (12.89%) F5
26 107 (12.43%) Citrix
26 107 (12.43%) VoIP
27 103 (11.96%) MS Office
28 102 (11.85%) Linux
28 102 (11.85%) CCNA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 122 (14.17%) MS Exchange
2 52 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 44 (5.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 34 (3.95%) SharePoint
6 32 (3.72%) IIS
7 29 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (2.09%) IBM Notes
9 16 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (1.28%) Lync
11 11 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (1.28%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.16%) Apache
13 7 (0.81%) LiveLink
13 7 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
14 6 (0.70%) NetWeaver
14 6 (0.70%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.58%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 103 (11.96%) MS Office
2 87 (10.10%) MS Excel
3 28 (3.25%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.63%) MS Project
4 14 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.35%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Agresso
1 3 (0.35%) RMDS
2 2 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.16%) IaaS
3 9 (1.05%) Office 365
4 7 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.46%) PaaS
6 3 (0.35%) SaaS
6 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 677 (78.63%) LAN
2 349 (40.53%) Firewall
3 200 (23.23%) VPN
4 179 (20.79%) TCP/IP
5 164 (19.05%) BGP
6 159 (18.47%) MPLS
7 138 (16.03%) OSPF
8 136 (15.80%) DNS
9 121 (14.05%) Wireless
10 117 (13.59%) SAN
11 107 (12.43%) VoIP
12 96 (11.15%) Network Security
13 95 (11.03%) DHCP
14 84 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
15 76 (8.83%) EIGRP
16 73 (8.48%) VLAN
17 72 (8.36%) IPsec
18 71 (8.25%) Internet
19 59 (6.85%) Cisco IOS
19 59 (6.85%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.51%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
5 7 (0.81%) HBase
5 7 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.70%) Big Data
6 6 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.58%) DB2
7 5 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.58%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.58%) SAP HANA
8 4 (0.46%) Riak
8 4 (0.46%) Mahout
8 4 (0.46%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.46%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.46%) HCatalog
Development Applications
1 5 (0.58%) JUnit
1 5 (0.58%) Selenium
1 5 (0.58%) FitNesse
1 5 (0.58%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.12%) Ant
2 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.12%) FrontPage
2 1 (0.12%) JIRA
General
1 167 (19.40%) Finance
2 101 (11.73%) Telecoms
3 88 (10.22%) Banking
4 42 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 29 (3.37%) Retail
6 23 (2.67%) Local Government
7 17 (1.97%) French Language
7 17 (1.97%) Spanish Language
7 17 (1.97%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.74%) Advertising
8 15 (1.74%) Marketing
9 13 (1.51%) Back Office
10 12 (1.39%) Mandarin Language
11 10 (1.16%) Law
11 10 (1.16%) Legal
12 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.70%) Publishing
13 6 (0.70%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.58%) Billing
14 5 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 198 (23.00%) Network Engineer
2 144 (16.72%) Architect
3 130 (15.10%) Analyst
4 77 (8.94%) Project Manager
5 53 (6.16%) Senior Network Engineer
6 50 (5.81%) Consultant
7 45 (5.23%) Infrastructure Architect
7 45 (5.23%) Cisco Engineer
8 44 (5.11%) Support Analyst
9 41 (4.76%) Network Analyst
10 38 (4.41%) Network Support
11 37 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
12 36 (4.18%) Support Engineer
13 35 (4.07%) Network Architect
14 31 (3.60%) Security Engineer
14 31 (3.60%) Infrastructure Manager
14 31 (3.60%) Network Consultant
15 30 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
15 30 (3.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 29 (3.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.09%) Middleware
2 11 (1.28%) .NET
3 9 (1.05%) XMPP
4 6 (0.70%) Application Packaging
5 5 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.46%) HTML
6 4 (0.46%) CSS
7 3 (0.35%) Web Services
7 3 (0.35%) XML
7 3 (0.35%) XSLT
7 3 (0.35%) Rendezvous
7 3 (0.35%) Java EE
8 2 (0.23%) LAMP
8 2 (0.23%) J2EE
8 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.23%) WAP
9 1 (0.12%) Ajax
9 1 (0.12%) JSON
9 1 (0.12%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.12%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.43%) Blackberry
2 52 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
4 21 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 21 (2.44%) Thin Client
5 17 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.51%) Replication
6 13 (1.51%) PKI
7 12 (1.39%) NHS
8 9 (1.05%) Clustering
8 9 (1.05%) HACMP
9 7 (0.81%) SecurID
9 7 (0.81%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.70%) Open Source
10 6 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.58%) FMCG
12 4 (0.46%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 312 (36.24%) Windows
2 113 (13.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 102 (11.85%) Linux
4 98 (11.38%) Windows 7
5 78 (9.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 60 (6.97%) UNIX
7 46 (5.34%) Windows XP
8 34 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (3.02%) Solaris
10 20 (2.32%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.39%) Mac OS
12 11 (1.28%) Android
13 10 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (1.16%) AIX
14 8 (0.93%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.93%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.58%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (14.52%) ITIL
2 102 (11.85%) Migration
3 86 (9.99%) Network Design
4 64 (7.43%) Load Balancing
5 58 (6.74%) Project Management
6 51 (5.92%) Service Management
6 51 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 49 (5.69%) Network Architecture
8 48 (5.57%) WAN Optimisation
9 47 (5.46%) Network Monitoring
10 43 (4.99%) Service Delivery
10 43 (4.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (4.88%) PRINCE2
12 35 (4.07%) Change Management
13 33 (3.83%) Network Management
14 27 (3.14%) Low Latency
14 27 (3.14%) Problem Management
15 26 (3.02%) Performance Management
16 25 (2.90%) Change Control
16 25 (2.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (6.62%) SQL
2 14 (1.63%) Java
3 12 (1.39%) C
4 10 (1.16%) Perl
5 5 (0.58%) PowerShell
5 5 (0.58%) VB
6 4 (0.46%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.35%) Korn
7 3 (0.35%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.23%) C-shell
8 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.12%) C#
9 1 (0.12%) C++
9 1 (0.12%) Python
9 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 220 (25.55%) Cisco Certification
2 142 (16.49%) CCNP
3 102 (11.85%) CCNA
4 69 (8.01%) Security Cleared
5 63 (7.32%) CCIE
6 53 (6.16%) SC Cleared
7 50 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 37 (4.30%) CCDP
8 37 (4.30%) Degree
9 34 (3.95%) MCSE
10 19 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.86%) CCVP
12 14 (1.63%) CCSE
12 14 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (1.51%) CISM
14 11 (1.28%) CISSP
14 11 (1.28%) MCITP
15 10 (1.16%) JNCIS
15 10 (1.16%) A+ Certification
15 10 (1.16%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.18%) SLA
2 15 (1.74%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.28%) QA
4 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 192 (22.30%) Active Directory
2 116 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 33 (3.83%) XenApp
5 30 (3.48%) vSphere
6 23 (2.67%) VMware ESX
7 22 (2.56%) Xen
8 21 (2.44%) NLBS
9 18 (2.09%) Snort
10 16 (1.86%) NFS
11 15 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 13 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (1.28%) ProxySG
14 9 (1.05%) XenServer
14 9 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (1.05%) PowerHA
15 8 (0.93%) SRDF
15 8 (0.93%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.93%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.93%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 31 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
2 27 (3.14%) SCCM
3 21 (2.44%) WSUS
4 14 (1.63%) SCOM
5 12 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
5 12 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.28%) FortiGate
6 11 (1.28%) CA Spectrum
7 9 (1.05%) Backup Exec
7 9 (1.05%) Control-M
8 8 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (0.93%) BladeLogic
8 8 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (0.81%) MOM
10 6 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
11 5 (0.58%) OPNET
12 4 (0.46%) Nessus
12 4 (0.46%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 466 (54.12%) Cisco
2 205 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 165 (19.16%) VMware
4 162 (18.82%) CheckPoint
5 128 (14.87%) Juniper
6 111 (12.89%) F5
7 107 (12.43%) Citrix
8 74 (8.59%) HP
9 62 (7.20%) Blue Coat
10 57 (6.62%) SolarWinds
11 52 (6.04%) Oracle
12 40 (4.65%) Riverbed
13 39 (4.53%) IBM
14 37 (4.30%) EMC
14 37 (4.30%) NetApp
15 30 (3.48%) Avaya
16 26 (3.02%) Aruba
17 24 (2.79%) Mitel
18 22 (2.56%) Symantec
19 20 (2.32%) Dell
Uxbridge, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Church International
Rate: £450 to £500 per day dep on exp
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £319 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day £400 Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: Negotiable Salary
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 325-375 Per Annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing - Vertical IT
Rate: £0 per day
Posted: 20 days ago