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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 133 153 136
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing WAN 355 303 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.68% 1.41% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.71% 11.51% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 208 184
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £575 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 43
Average hourly rate £18.60 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.27% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.88 £21.00 £116.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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
2794 2632 2713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.23% 12.21% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1703 1682
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 68 154
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £44.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -10 74 £389 -2.81% 45
Croydon - 5 £125 -
Canary Wharf +7 2 £400 -20.00%
Bromley +7 1 - -
Uxbridge +4 1 £288 -20.13% 1
Hounslow 0 1 £240 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £310 -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 1
Greenwich - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 673 (81.48%) LAN
2 431 (52.18%) Cisco
3 324 (39.23%) Firewall
4 317 (38.38%) Windows
5 211 (25.54%) Cisco Certification
6 188 (22.76%) Microsoft
7 179 (21.67%) VMware
8 174 (21.07%) VPN
9 165 (19.98%) TCP/IP
9 165 (19.98%) Active Directory
10 163 (19.73%) BGP
11 162 (19.61%) Finance
12 151 (18.28%) MPLS
12 151 (18.28%) CheckPoint
13 148 (17.92%) OSPF
14 132 (15.98%) CCNP
14 132 (15.98%) Juniper
15 127 (15.38%) SAN
16 126 (15.25%) DNS
17 123 (14.89%) ITIL
18 116 (14.04%) Network Security
19 111 (13.44%) Windows Server 2008
20 110 (13.32%) Linux
21 109 (13.20%) F5
22 105 (12.71%) VMware Infrastructure
23 104 (12.59%) Citrix
24 102 (12.35%) Wireless
25 101 (12.23%) VoIP
25 101 (12.23%) MS Office
26 97 (11.74%) CCNA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 80 (9.69%) MS Exchange
2 37 (4.48%) IIS
3 34 (4.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 30 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (3.63%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (1.57%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.57%) Lync
6 13 (1.57%) Apache
7 12 (1.45%) IBM Notes
8 9 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
10 7 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.73%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.61%) MediaWiki
12 5 (0.61%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 101 (12.23%) MS Office
2 70 (8.47%) MS Excel
3 32 (3.87%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.06%) MS Project
5 13 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.36%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.36%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.09%) ResourceLink
2 6 (0.73%) Agresso
3 2 (0.24%) RMDS
3 2 (0.24%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.97%) IaaS
3 6 (0.73%) Office 365
4 3 (0.36%) SaaS
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 673 (81.48%) LAN
2 324 (39.23%) Firewall
3 174 (21.07%) VPN
4 165 (19.98%) TCP/IP
5 163 (19.73%) BGP
6 151 (18.28%) MPLS
7 148 (17.92%) OSPF
8 127 (15.38%) SAN
9 126 (15.25%) DNS
10 116 (14.04%) Network Security
11 102 (12.35%) Wireless
12 101 (12.23%) VoIP
13 86 (10.41%) DHCP
14 80 (9.69%) EIGRP
15 77 (9.32%) Internet
16 74 (8.96%) Cisco Nexus
17 70 (8.47%) Cisco ASA
18 69 (8.35%) VLAN
19 55 (6.66%) IPsec
20 51 (6.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.33%) Oracle Database
2 11 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (0.97%) Hadoop
3 8 (0.97%) HBase
4 7 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
4 7 (0.85%) DB2
4 7 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (0.73%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.73%) Big Data
5 6 (0.73%) SAP HANA
6 5 (0.61%) Riak
6 5 (0.61%) Couchbase
6 5 (0.61%) MarkLogic
6 5 (0.61%) Mahout
6 5 (0.61%) HCatalog
6 5 (0.61%) Sqoop
6 5 (0.61%) Apache Hive
6 5 (0.61%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.85%) Hudson
3 6 (0.73%) JIRA
4 5 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.61%) Subversion
5 1 (0.12%) Selenium
5 1 (0.12%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.12%) Ant
5 1 (0.12%) JUnit
5 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 162 (19.61%) Finance
2 86 (10.41%) Telecoms
2 86 (10.41%) Banking
3 30 (3.63%) Investment Banking
4 24 (2.91%) Retail
5 22 (2.66%) Law
6 19 (2.30%) Local Government
7 12 (1.45%) Legal
8 8 (0.97%) Back Office
8 8 (0.97%) Games
9 6 (0.73%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.61%) French Language
10 5 (0.61%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.36%) Advertising
11 3 (0.36%) Billing
12 2 (0.24%) Electronics
12 2 (0.24%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 201 (24.33%) Network Engineer
2 142 (17.19%) Architect
3 134 (16.22%) Analyst
4 59 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 50 (6.05%) Network Analyst
6 45 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 41 (4.96%) Consultant
7 41 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
8 40 (4.84%) Support Engineer
9 38 (4.60%) Network Architect
10 36 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support
11 35 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 33 (4.00%) Support Analyst
13 31 (3.75%) Cisco Engineer
14 30 (3.63%) Network Support
14 30 (3.63%) Security Engineer
14 30 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
15 29 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 25 (3.03%) Network Security Engineer
16 25 (3.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.33%) .NET
2 10 (1.21%) Middleware
3 7 (0.85%) HTML
3 7 (0.85%) Web Services
4 4 (0.48%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.48%) XMPP
4 4 (0.48%) LAMP
5 3 (0.36%) Java EE
5 3 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.36%) Rendezvous
5 3 (0.36%) XML
5 3 (0.36%) XSLT
5 3 (0.36%) JSP
6 2 (0.24%) CGI
6 2 (0.24%) CSS
6 2 (0.24%) J2EE
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.12%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.12%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.12%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.17%) Blackberry
3 31 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
4 19 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.06%) Replication
6 14 (1.69%) NHS
6 14 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.21%) PKI
8 9 (1.09%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.09%) Clustering
8 9 (1.09%) HACMP
8 9 (1.09%) Thin Client
9 7 (0.85%) Online Games
9 7 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.73%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.73%) IVR
10 6 (0.73%) Open Source
10 6 (0.73%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.61%) Wiki
11 5 (0.61%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 317 (38.38%) Windows
2 111 (13.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 110 (13.32%) Linux
4 91 (11.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 85 (10.29%) Windows 7
6 63 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (6.05%) UNIX
8 45 (5.45%) Windows XP
9 27 (3.27%) Solaris
10 21 (2.54%) Windows 8
11 14 (1.69%) AIX
12 12 (1.45%) CentOS
13 11 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.21%) Android
15 8 (0.97%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.85%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.73%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (14.89%) ITIL
2 80 (9.69%) Migration
3 70 (8.47%) Project Management
4 69 (8.35%) Network Design
5 68 (8.23%) Load Balancing
6 65 (7.87%) Service Management
7 50 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 46 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (5.21%) Service Delivery
10 42 (5.08%) PRINCE2
10 42 (5.08%) WAN Optimisation
11 40 (4.84%) Network Architecture
12 39 (4.72%) Network Monitoring
13 34 (4.12%) Network Management
14 29 (3.51%) Change Management
15 24 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (2.78%) Mentoring
16 23 (2.78%) Performance Management
17 22 (2.66%) Kalman Filter
17 22 (2.66%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 67 (8.11%) SQL
2 11 (1.33%) C
3 10 (1.21%) Java
3 10 (1.21%) VB
3 10 (1.21%) Perl
4 9 (1.09%) Bash Shell
4 9 (1.09%) Python
5 6 (0.73%) JavaScript
5 6 (0.73%) Ruby
6 5 (0.61%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.48%) PHP
8 3 (0.36%) Korn
9 2 (0.24%) VBA
9 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.12%) ABAP
10 1 (0.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 211 (25.54%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (15.98%) CCNP
3 97 (11.74%) CCNA
4 67 (8.11%) CCIE
5 53 (6.42%) Security Cleared
6 43 (5.21%) SC Cleared
7 37 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (4.00%) Degree
9 32 (3.87%) CCDP
10 25 (3.03%) MCSE
11 15 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.69%) MCITP
13 12 (1.45%) CISSP
13 12 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 12 (1.45%) CCSE
14 11 (1.33%) CCDA
15 10 (1.21%) CCSA
15 10 (1.21%) CCVP
15 10 (1.21%) CISM
16 9 (1.09%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.72%) SLA
2 10 (1.21%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.48%) QA
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 165 (19.98%) Active Directory
2 105 (12.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.87%) XenApp
4 31 (3.75%) vSphere
5 30 (3.63%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.06%) Xen
6 17 (2.06%) VMware ESX
7 15 (1.82%) NFS
8 14 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (1.57%) XenServer
10 12 (1.45%) ProxySG
11 11 (1.33%) NLBS
11 11 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (1.21%) Snort
13 9 (1.09%) PowerHA
13 9 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.97%) UAG
14 8 (0.97%) SRDF
14 8 (0.97%) KVM
15 7 (0.85%) Samba
Systems Management
1 25 (3.03%) SCCM
2 23 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (2.18%) SCOM
4 17 (2.06%) WSUS
5 14 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 11 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (1.21%) CA Spectrum
8 9 (1.09%) FortiGate
8 9 (1.09%) MOM
9 8 (0.97%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.97%) Puppet
9 8 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.73%) Control-M
10 6 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.73%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.61%) Salt
11 5 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.61%) Oozie
Vendors
1 431 (52.18%) Cisco
2 188 (22.76%) Microsoft
3 179 (21.67%) VMware
4 151 (18.28%) CheckPoint
5 132 (15.98%) Juniper
6 109 (13.20%) F5
7 104 (12.59%) Citrix
8 56 (6.78%) HP
9 53 (6.42%) Riverbed
10 45 (5.45%) Blue Coat
10 45 (5.45%) Oracle
11 40 (4.84%) NetApp
12 37 (4.48%) IBM
13 36 (4.36%) EMC
14 35 (4.24%) SolarWinds
15 27 (3.27%) Avaya
16 22 (2.66%) Aruba
17 21 (2.54%) Symantec
17 21 (2.54%) CA
17 21 (2.54%) Fortinet
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £675 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £675 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 225-315 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Fuel Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Day rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 350-420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 25 days ago