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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 114 149 139
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 416 348 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.83% 1.46% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.35% 11.87% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 233 193
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 41
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £8.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.30 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -5.00%
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
2898 2932 3010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 12.32% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 1919 1888
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 160
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -2 88 £400 +0.06% 22
Uxbridge +6 5 £288 +47.43%
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £310 - 1
Docklands, London +11 3 £600 -
Canary Wharf +4 3 £175 -67.44%
Hayes - 3 - -
Bromley +3 2 £110 -84.28%
Croydon +3 2 £125 -61.53% 1
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - - 2
Stanmore - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 680 (80.00%) LAN
2 455 (53.53%) Cisco
3 346 (40.71%) Firewall
4 311 (36.59%) Windows
5 228 (26.82%) Cisco Certification
6 182 (21.41%) Microsoft
7 175 (20.59%) VPN
8 174 (20.47%) BGP
9 170 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 169 (19.88%) Finance
11 168 (19.76%) Active Directory
12 163 (19.18%) CheckPoint
12 163 (19.18%) VMware
13 160 (18.82%) MPLS
14 155 (18.24%) OSPF
15 148 (17.41%) CCNP
16 141 (16.59%) Juniper
17 134 (15.76%) ITIL
18 132 (15.53%) DNS
19 124 (14.59%) F5
20 114 (13.41%) Network Security
20 114 (13.41%) SAN
21 111 (13.06%) Wireless
22 109 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
23 105 (12.35%) Linux
24 102 (12.00%) VoIP
25 101 (11.88%) Telecoms
26 99 (11.65%) Citrix
26 99 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
27 97 (11.41%) CCNA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 86 (10.12%) MS Exchange
2 37 (4.35%) IIS
3 36 (4.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 35 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (3.06%) SharePoint
6 22 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (1.65%) IBM Notes
8 12 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.41%) Lync
9 10 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.18%) Apache
10 8 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
10 8 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.82%) LiveLink
12 6 (0.71%) NetWeaver
13 5 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.47%) FileNet
Applications
1 96 (11.29%) MS Office
2 73 (8.59%) MS Excel
3 31 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.53%) MS Project
6 4 (0.47%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.35%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (1.06%) ResourceLink
2 6 (0.71%) 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%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.18%) IaaS
3 7 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.47%) PaaS
4 4 (0.47%) Office 365
5 3 (0.35%) SaaS
6 2 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 680 (80.00%) LAN
2 346 (40.71%) Firewall
3 175 (20.59%) VPN
4 174 (20.47%) BGP
5 170 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 160 (18.82%) MPLS
7 155 (18.24%) OSPF
8 132 (15.53%) DNS
9 114 (13.41%) SAN
9 114 (13.41%) Network Security
10 111 (13.06%) Wireless
11 102 (12.00%) VoIP
12 90 (10.59%) DHCP
13 84 (9.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 82 (9.65%) EIGRP
15 80 (9.41%) Internet
16 74 (8.71%) VLAN
17 67 (7.88%) Cisco ASA
18 64 (7.53%) IPsec
19 55 (6.47%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.29%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
5 8 (0.94%) HBase
5 8 (0.94%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.82%) Big Data
7 6 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.71%) DB2
8 5 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.59%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.59%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.59%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.59%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.59%) Riak
8 5 (0.59%) Mahout
8 5 (0.59%) SAP HANA
8 5 (0.59%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.59%) HCatalog
Development Applications
1 2 (0.24%) JIRA
1 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.12%) Selenium
2 1 (0.12%) FitNesse
2 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.12%) Hudson
2 1 (0.12%) JUnit
2 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.12%) Subversion
2 1 (0.12%) FrontPage
General
1 169 (19.88%) Finance
2 101 (11.88%) Telecoms
3 95 (11.18%) Banking
4 37 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.18%) Retail
6 20 (2.35%) Local Government
7 19 (2.24%) Law
8 12 (1.41%) Legal
9 8 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.94%) French Language
9 8 (0.94%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.82%) Marketing
10 7 (0.82%) Games
11 6 (0.71%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.59%) Advertising
12 5 (0.59%) Back Office
12 5 (0.59%) Billing
12 5 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 214 (25.18%) Network Engineer
2 153 (18.00%) Architect
3 131 (15.41%) Analyst
4 60 (7.06%) Project Manager
5 50 (5.88%) Network Analyst
6 47 (5.53%) Consultant
7 45 (5.29%) Infrastructure Architect
8 44 (5.18%) Senior Network Engineer
9 41 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
10 39 (4.59%) Support Engineer
10 39 (4.59%) Network Architect
11 38 (4.47%) Support Analyst
12 37 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
13 34 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
14 33 (3.88%) Security Engineer
15 32 (3.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 31 (3.65%) Network Support
17 30 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 28 (3.29%) Network Security Engineer
19 26 (3.06%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.65%) Middleware
2 11 (1.29%) .NET
3 6 (0.71%) HTML
4 5 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.47%) LAMP
5 4 (0.47%) CSS
5 4 (0.47%) XMPP
5 4 (0.47%) Application Packaging
6 3 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.35%) Java EE
6 3 (0.35%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.35%) Web Services
6 3 (0.35%) XML
6 3 (0.35%) XSLT
6 3 (0.35%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.24%) WAP
7 2 (0.24%) CGI
7 2 (0.24%) J2EE
8 1 (0.12%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.47%) Blackberry
3 32 (3.76%) Video Conferencing
4 18 (2.12%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.76%) Replication
6 14 (1.65%) PKI
6 14 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.41%) Thin Client
7 12 (1.41%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.29%) NHS
9 9 (1.06%) HACMP
10 8 (0.94%) Clustering
10 8 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (0.71%) Online Games
11 6 (0.71%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.71%) Open Source
11 6 (0.71%) SecurID
12 5 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.47%) IVR
13 4 (0.47%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 311 (36.59%) Windows
2 109 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (12.35%) Linux
4 89 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 86 (10.12%) Windows 7
6 53 (6.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (5.88%) UNIX
8 47 (5.53%) Windows XP
9 30 (3.53%) Solaris
10 22 (2.59%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.29%) AIX
13 10 (1.18%) Mac OS
13 10 (1.18%) Android
14 9 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (0.94%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.82%) CentOS
17 6 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
18 5 (0.59%) SUSE
19 4 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (15.76%) ITIL
2 89 (10.47%) Migration
3 85 (10.00%) Network Design
4 69 (8.12%) Load Balancing
5 65 (7.65%) Project Management
6 63 (7.41%) Service Management
7 54 (6.35%) Network Architecture
8 46 (5.41%) WAN Optimisation
8 46 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
9 45 (5.29%) Service Delivery
10 42 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 41 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 38 (4.47%) PRINCE2
12 38 (4.47%) Network Management
13 33 (3.88%) Change Management
14 27 (3.18%) Problem Management
15 24 (2.82%) Low Latency
15 24 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (2.71%) Change Control
17 22 (2.59%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 70 (8.24%) SQL
2 11 (1.29%) C
3 8 (0.94%) Java
3 8 (0.94%) VB
4 6 (0.71%) Perl
5 5 (0.59%) Python
6 4 (0.47%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.47%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.35%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.24%) VBA
9 1 (0.12%) PHP
9 1 (0.12%) C#
9 1 (0.12%) C++
9 1 (0.12%) Ruby
9 1 (0.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 228 (26.82%) Cisco Certification
2 148 (17.41%) CCNP
3 97 (11.41%) CCNA
4 72 (8.47%) CCIE
5 60 (7.06%) Security Cleared
6 46 (5.41%) SC Cleared
7 40 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (4.71%) CCDP
8 28 (3.29%) Degree
9 27 (3.18%) MCSE
10 16 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (1.76%) MCITP
12 14 (1.65%) CCVP
12 14 (1.65%) CCSE
13 13 (1.53%) CISSP
13 13 (1.53%) CISM
14 11 (1.29%) CCDA
15 10 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (1.18%) A+ Certification
15 10 (1.18%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.82%) SLA
2 10 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 168 (19.76%) Active Directory
2 99 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.53%) XenApp
4 30 (3.53%) vSphere
5 19 (2.24%) VMware ESX
6 18 (2.12%) Xen
7 17 (2.00%) NFS
8 15 (1.76%) Snort
9 14 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (1.53%) NLBS
11 12 (1.41%) ProxySG
12 10 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (1.06%) XenServer
13 9 (1.06%) SRDF
13 9 (1.06%) PowerHA
14 8 (0.94%) UAG
14 8 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.82%) KVM
15 7 (0.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (3.29%) SCCM
2 23 (2.71%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (2.24%) SCOM
4 16 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (1.76%) Backup Exec
5 15 (1.76%) WSUS
6 11 (1.29%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (1.18%) FortiGate
7 10 (1.18%) CA Spectrum
8 9 (1.06%) MOM
8 9 (1.06%) Control-M
9 8 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (0.94%) BladeLogic
10 7 (0.82%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.59%) Oozie
12 5 (0.59%) Ambari
12 5 (0.59%) Nessus
12 5 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 455 (53.53%) Cisco
2 182 (21.41%) Microsoft
3 163 (19.18%) CheckPoint
3 163 (19.18%) VMware
4 141 (16.59%) Juniper
5 124 (14.59%) F5
6 99 (11.65%) Citrix
7 61 (7.18%) HP
7 61 (7.18%) Blue Coat
8 56 (6.59%) Riverbed
9 46 (5.41%) Oracle
10 42 (4.94%) SolarWinds
11 39 (4.59%) NetApp
12 37 (4.35%) IBM
13 35 (4.12%) EMC
14 25 (2.94%) Symantec
15 23 (2.71%) CA
16 21 (2.47%) Avaya
16 21 (2.47%) McAfee
17 20 (2.35%) Fortinet
London
Explore Group
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
BELL MICROSYSTEMS LTD
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Lewis Paige
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £32000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago