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 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 115 137 122
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -15
Contract jobs citing WAN 448 414 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.83% 1.64% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.07% 13.36% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 259 276
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £22.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.59
% change year-on-year
- +2.09%
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
3185 3098 3646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.01% 12.31% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2035 2025 2190
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 88 179
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +21 107 £365 -14.11% 44
Hayes - 6 - - 2
Croydon -3 5 £400 +35.59% 2
Docklands, London - 4 £525 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £310 -
New Malden - 2 - - 1
Bromley - 2 - -
Canary Wharf +20 1 £370 +4.96%
Uxbridge - 1 £290 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £275 - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Barking - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Hackney - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Orpington - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 613 (78.69%) LAN
2 432 (55.46%) Cisco
3 324 (41.59%) Firewall
4 285 (36.59%) Windows
5 207 (26.57%) Cisco Certification
6 189 (24.26%) Microsoft
7 177 (22.72%) VPN
7 177 (22.72%) Active Directory
8 170 (21.82%) Finance
9 169 (21.69%) TCP/IP
10 156 (20.03%) VMware
11 143 (18.36%) CheckPoint
12 133 (17.07%) MPLS
12 133 (17.07%) CCNP
13 129 (16.56%) BGP
14 128 (16.43%) DNS
15 127 (16.30%) Juniper
16 119 (15.28%) ITIL
17 118 (15.15%) MS Exchange
18 112 (14.38%) OSPF
19 108 (13.86%) SAN
19 108 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
20 106 (13.61%) F5
21 105 (13.48%) Citrix
21 105 (13.48%) VoIP
22 102 (13.09%) Wireless
23 98 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
24 95 (12.20%) DHCP
25 94 (12.07%) CCNA
26 85 (10.91%) Banking

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 118 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 55 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 38 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 35 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 34 (4.36%) SharePoint
7 33 (4.24%) IIS
8 18 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (2.18%) IBM Notes
10 16 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (1.93%) Lync
12 12 (1.54%) WebSphere
13 11 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (1.28%) Apache
15 7 (0.90%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
16 5 (0.64%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.64%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.51%) LiveLink
18 3 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 83 (10.65%) MS Office
2 78 (10.01%) MS Excel
3 19 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.54%) MS Project
4 12 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.39%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Agresso
1 3 (0.39%) RMDS
2 2 (0.26%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.03%) Office 365
3 3 (0.39%) IaaS
3 3 (0.39%) SaaS
3 3 (0.39%) PaaS
4 2 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
4 2 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 613 (78.69%) LAN
2 324 (41.59%) Firewall
3 177 (22.72%) VPN
4 169 (21.69%) TCP/IP
5 133 (17.07%) MPLS
6 129 (16.56%) BGP
7 128 (16.43%) DNS
8 112 (14.38%) OSPF
9 108 (13.86%) SAN
10 105 (13.48%) VoIP
11 102 (13.09%) Wireless
12 95 (12.20%) DHCP
13 82 (10.53%) Network Security
14 70 (8.99%) Cisco Nexus
15 67 (8.60%) EIGRP
16 61 (7.83%) IPsec
17 59 (7.57%) Multicast
18 58 (7.45%) VLAN
19 56 (7.19%) Cisco IOS
20 54 (6.93%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.41%) Oracle Exadata
3 11 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.90%) HBase
4 7 (0.90%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.77%) Big Data
6 5 (0.64%) MS Access
6 5 (0.64%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.51%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.51%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.51%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.51%) DB2
7 4 (0.51%) MarkLogic
7 4 (0.51%) Couchbase
7 4 (0.51%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (0.51%) JUnit
1 4 (0.51%) Selenium
1 4 (0.51%) FitNesse
1 4 (0.51%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.13%) Ant
2 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.13%) FrontPage
2 1 (0.13%) JIRA
General
1 170 (21.82%) Finance
2 85 (10.91%) Banking
3 75 (9.63%) Telecoms
4 45 (5.78%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.08%) French Language
5 24 (3.08%) Financial Institution
6 21 (2.70%) Retail
7 19 (2.44%) Spanish Language
8 17 (2.18%) Marketing
8 17 (2.18%) Advertising
9 15 (1.93%) Back Office
9 15 (1.93%) Local Government
10 14 (1.80%) Mandarin Language
11 11 (1.41%) Law
11 11 (1.41%) Legal
12 6 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.77%) Publishing
13 3 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 188 (24.13%) Network Engineer
2 120 (15.40%) Architect
3 114 (14.63%) Analyst
4 66 (8.47%) Project Manager
5 49 (6.29%) Senior Network Engineer
6 45 (5.78%) Consultant
7 44 (5.65%) Support Analyst
8 38 (4.88%) Support Engineer
9 37 (4.75%) Network Analyst
9 37 (4.75%) Infrastructure Architect
10 36 (4.62%) Cisco Engineer
11 31 (3.98%) Network Support
12 30 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
13 29 (3.72%) Infrastructure Manager
13 29 (3.72%) Security Engineer
14 27 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
15 26 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 26 (3.34%) Administrator
16 25 (3.21%) Network Consultant
16 25 (3.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.93%) Middleware
2 12 (1.54%) .NET
3 11 (1.41%) XMPP
4 6 (0.77%) Application Packaging
5 5 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.51%) HTML
7 3 (0.39%) Rendezvous
7 3 (0.39%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.39%) CSS
7 3 (0.39%) Web Services
7 3 (0.39%) XML
7 3 (0.39%) XSLT
7 3 (0.39%) Java EE
8 2 (0.26%) WAP
8 2 (0.26%) J2EE
9 1 (0.13%) JSON
9 1 (0.13%) Ajax
9 1 (0.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.80%) Blackberry
2 42 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.31%) Clustering
4 17 (2.18%) Thin Client
4 17 (2.18%) Fat Client
5 16 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (1.93%) Replication
7 12 (1.54%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.16%) NHS
9 9 (1.16%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.90%) SecurID
11 6 (0.77%) PKI
11 6 (0.77%) FMCG
11 6 (0.77%) HACMP
11 6 (0.77%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.64%) Open Source
12 5 (0.64%) EqualLogic
13 4 (0.51%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 285 (36.59%) Windows
2 98 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (10.78%) Windows 7
4 77 (9.88%) Linux
5 67 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (7.19%) UNIX
7 39 (5.01%) Windows XP
8 27 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (2.82%) Solaris
10 18 (2.31%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.28%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.16%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (0.90%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.90%) Android
15 7 (0.90%) AIX
16 6 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.51%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (15.28%) ITIL
2 84 (10.78%) Migration
3 72 (9.24%) Network Design
4 53 (6.80%) Load Balancing
5 51 (6.55%) Project Management
6 47 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 43 (5.52%) Service Delivery
8 40 (5.13%) Service Management
9 39 (5.01%) Network Architecture
10 36 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
11 33 (4.24%) WAN Optimisation
11 33 (4.24%) PRINCE2
12 32 (4.11%) Network Management
13 31 (3.98%) Change Control
14 28 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (3.59%) Problem Management
15 27 (3.47%) Change Management
16 26 (3.34%) Mentoring
16 26 (3.34%) Low Latency
17 22 (2.82%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (8.22%) SQL
2 14 (1.80%) C
3 13 (1.67%) Java
4 10 (1.28%) Perl
5 9 (1.16%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.77%) VB
7 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.26%) Korn
8 2 (0.26%) VBScript
8 2 (0.26%) C-shell
8 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.13%) C#
9 1 (0.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 207 (26.57%) Cisco Certification
2 133 (17.07%) CCNP
3 94 (12.07%) CCNA
4 59 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (7.06%) Security Cleared
6 54 (6.93%) CCIE
7 42 (5.39%) MCSE
8 38 (4.88%) SC Cleared
9 33 (4.24%) CCDP
10 30 (3.85%) Degree
11 19 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (2.31%) JNCIS
13 16 (2.05%) MCITP
14 15 (1.93%) CCVP
14 15 (1.93%) CCSE
15 13 (1.67%) CISSP
15 13 (1.67%) CISM
16 12 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (1.03%) JNCIA
17 8 (1.03%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.47%) SLA
2 14 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.28%) QA
4 8 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 177 (22.72%) Active Directory
2 108 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (6.29%) Hyper-V
4 31 (3.98%) vSphere
5 30 (3.85%) XenApp
6 22 (2.82%) VMware ESX
7 20 (2.57%) Xen
8 17 (2.18%) NLBS
9 15 (1.93%) NFS
10 14 (1.80%) Snort
11 12 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 11 (1.41%) XenServer
13 10 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (1.28%) ProxySG
14 9 (1.16%) SRDF
15 8 (1.03%) Terminal Server
15 8 (1.03%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.90%) DFS Replication
16 7 (0.90%) UAG
Systems Management
1 32 (4.11%) SCCM
2 28 (3.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (2.31%) WSUS
4 15 (1.93%) SCOM
4 15 (1.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
6 10 (1.28%) FortiGate
7 9 (1.16%) OPNET
8 8 (1.03%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (1.03%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (0.77%) BladeLogic
9 6 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.64%) Control-M
11 4 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.51%) OpenView
11 4 (0.51%) MOM
11 4 (0.51%) Ambari
11 4 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.51%) Oozie
Vendors
1 432 (55.46%) Cisco
2 189 (24.26%) Microsoft
3 156 (20.03%) VMware
4 143 (18.36%) CheckPoint
5 127 (16.30%) Juniper
6 106 (13.61%) F5
7 105 (13.48%) Citrix
8 82 (10.53%) HP
9 56 (7.19%) SolarWinds
10 55 (7.06%) Blue Coat
11 45 (5.78%) Oracle
12 37 (4.75%) IBM
13 33 (4.24%) EMC
14 32 (4.11%) Riverbed
15 30 (3.85%) NetApp
16 22 (2.82%) Avaya
16 22 (2.82%) Dell
16 22 (2.82%) Symantec
16 22 (2.82%) Aruba
17 21 (2.70%) McAfee
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London
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Rate: £270 per day
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Rate: £525 - £550 per day
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City of London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £275 - £325 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Croydon, Surrey
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Rate: £400 per day
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Rate: £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: Excellent Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Rate: £270 - £300 per day
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South East London
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Docklands
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Docklands
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Rate: £300 - £405 per day
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