The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 158 112 177
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +65
Contract jobs citing WAN 347 427 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.60% 1.93% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.09% 14.47% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 299 211
Median daily rate £440 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 11
Median hourly rate £21.34 £18.85 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -31.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +42.85%
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
2871 2950 2698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.21% 13.30% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1972 1923 1816
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 92 79
Median hourly rate £21.34 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.15% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the London region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +18 65 £450 +2.85% 29
Harrow -5 8 £420 +40.00%
Croydon -9 4 £431 +38.00% 1
Bromley -9 2 £275 +59.42%
Enfield - 1 £160 -
Hendon - 1 £550 -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 585 (81.25%) LAN
2 408 (56.67%) Cisco
3 346 (48.06%) Firewall
4 253 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
5 201 (27.92%) Windows
6 192 (26.67%) CCNP
7 173 (24.03%) Finance
8 168 (23.33%) VPN
9 164 (22.78%) Wireless
10 156 (21.67%) TCP/IP
11 149 (20.69%) Active Directory
12 148 (20.56%) ITIL
13 140 (19.44%) Network Security
14 135 (18.75%) Data Centre
15 125 (17.36%) CheckPoint
16 120 (16.67%) MPLS
16 120 (16.67%) Microsoft
17 119 (16.53%) VMware
18 106 (14.72%) DNS
18 106 (14.72%) Juniper
19 101 (14.03%) Linux
20 95 (13.19%) VoIP
21 93 (12.92%) CCNA
21 93 (12.92%) BGP
22 85 (11.81%) OSPF
23 78 (10.83%) CCIE
23 78 (10.83%) Security Cleared
24 76 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
24 76 (10.56%) DHCP
24 76 (10.56%) Citrix

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 60 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 29 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 29 (4.03%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.61%) Skype for Business
4 20 (2.78%) Tomcat
5 18 (2.50%) IIS
6 16 (2.22%) Apache
6 16 (2.22%) OpenStack
7 12 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.11%) JBoss
10 8 (1.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 8 (1.11%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.69%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.56%) Eucalyptus
13 4 (0.56%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 51 (7.08%) MS Office
2 36 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 22 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.81%) MS Project
5 8 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.69%) Eikon
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (3.75%) Office 365
3 23 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.22%) IaaS
5 15 (2.08%) PaaS
6 8 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.97%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.69%) SaaS
9 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.28%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (0.28%) GitHub
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 585 (81.25%) LAN
2 346 (48.06%) Firewall
3 168 (23.33%) VPN
4 164 (22.78%) Wireless
5 156 (21.67%) TCP/IP
6 140 (19.44%) Network Security
7 120 (16.67%) MPLS
8 106 (14.72%) DNS
9 95 (13.19%) VoIP
10 93 (12.92%) BGP
11 85 (11.81%) OSPF
12 76 (10.56%) DHCP
13 73 (10.14%) SAN
14 69 (9.58%) Cisco ASA
15 60 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
16 54 (7.50%) Internet
17 45 (6.25%) EIGRP
18 34 (4.72%) Cisco IOS
18 34 (4.72%) Cisco Wireless
19 33 (4.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.11%) Hadoop
2 8 (1.11%) HBase
2 8 (1.11%) Oracle Database
3 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.69%) MySQL
4 5 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.28%) Big Data
6 2 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.28%) QlikView
7 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.14%) OLTP
7 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (3.19%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.11%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.28%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.28%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 173 (24.03%) Finance
2 51 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 49 (6.81%) Banking
4 47 (6.53%) Retail
5 21 (2.92%) Law
5 21 (2.92%) Legal
6 12 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.11%) Spanish Language
8 7 (0.97%) Advertising
9 6 (0.83%) Games
10 2 (0.28%) Back Office
10 2 (0.28%) Marketing
10 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) Front Office
11 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 202 (28.06%) Network Engineer
2 106 (14.72%) Architect
3 74 (10.28%) Analyst
4 68 (9.44%) Project Manager
5 54 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 54 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 46 (6.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 46 (6.39%) Network Architect
7 37 (5.14%) Infrastructure Manager
7 37 (5.14%) Network Analyst
8 33 (4.58%) Security Engineer
9 32 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
9 32 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 32 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (4.44%) Support Engineer
10 29 (4.03%) Network Manager
11 26 (3.61%) Network Security Engineer
12 23 (3.19%) Consultant
12 23 (3.19%) Network Support
13 22 (3.06%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.78%) HTML
2 19 (2.64%) 802.1X
3 17 (2.36%) Middleware
4 9 (1.25%) Web Services
5 8 (1.11%) XML
6 7 (0.97%) Rendezvous
7 6 (0.83%) XSLT
8 5 (0.69%) .NET
8 5 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.56%) Java EE
9 4 (0.56%) XMPP
10 2 (0.28%) boto
10 2 (0.28%) CSS
10 2 (0.28%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
11 1 (0.14%) OAuth
11 1 (0.14%) OpenID
11 1 (0.14%) REST
11 1 (0.14%) SOAP
11 1 (0.14%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 135 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.83%) Video Conferencing
3 30 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.19%) Blackberry
5 22 (3.06%) Public Cloud
6 20 (2.78%) Clustering
7 15 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 10 (1.39%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.25%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.11%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.11%) Replication
11 7 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (0.97%) PKI
11 7 (0.97%) Statistics
12 6 (0.83%) BBC
12 6 (0.83%) PMI
13 5 (0.69%) iPhone
13 5 (0.69%) iSeries
13 5 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 201 (27.92%) Windows
2 101 (14.03%) Linux
3 66 (9.17%) Windows Server
4 56 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (7.08%) Unix
5 51 (7.08%) Windows 7
6 38 (5.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (4.17%) Windows XP
9 21 (2.92%) Solaris
10 14 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.25%) CentOS
12 8 (1.11%) Android
12 8 (1.11%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.11%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.83%) SUSE
14 5 (0.69%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.69%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.69%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (20.56%) ITIL
2 71 (9.86%) Migration
2 71 (9.86%) Network Design
3 68 (9.44%) Project Management
4 62 (8.61%) Network Monitoring
5 57 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (7.08%) Network Management
7 47 (6.53%) PRINCE2
8 46 (6.39%) Change Management
9 45 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 36 (5.00%) High Availability
11 32 (4.44%) Load Balancing
12 29 (4.03%) Service Management
13 27 (3.75%) Kalman Filter
14 26 (3.61%) Network Architecture
15 24 (3.33%) DevOps
16 23 (3.19%) SIEM
17 22 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
18 21 (2.92%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 47 (6.53%) SQL
2 30 (4.17%) Python
3 29 (4.03%) PowerShell
4 23 (3.19%) Bash Shell
5 18 (2.50%) Perl
6 15 (2.08%) Java
7 7 (0.97%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.83%) C
8 6 (0.83%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.69%) Lisp
10 2 (0.28%) VB
11 1 (0.14%) AppleScript
11 1 (0.14%) C#
11 1 (0.14%) C++
11 1 (0.14%) Korn
11 1 (0.14%) Ruby
11 1 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 253 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
2 192 (26.67%) CCNP
3 93 (12.92%) CCNA
4 78 (10.83%) CCIE
4 78 (10.83%) Security Cleared
5 47 (6.53%) SC Cleared
6 42 (5.83%) Degree
7 35 (4.86%) CCDP
8 27 (3.75%) DV Cleared
9 20 (2.78%) CCSE
10 19 (2.64%) CISSP
11 18 (2.50%) JNCIP
12 16 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (1.67%) CCSA
13 12 (1.67%) MCSE
14 11 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (1.53%) PMI Certification
15 10 (1.39%) PMP
16 9 (1.25%) CCDA
16 9 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.86%) SLA
2 7 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.83%) QA
4 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 149 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 76 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.03%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.06%) vSphere
5 19 (2.64%) VMware ESX
6 17 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.81%) NFS
8 12 (1.67%) XenApp
9 11 (1.53%) SRDF
10 10 (1.39%) Xen
11 9 (1.25%) KVM
11 9 (1.25%) ProxySG
12 8 (1.11%) Snort
13 7 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.69%) Firmware
14 5 (0.69%) UAG
14 5 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.69%) Veritas File System
14 5 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (4.03%) SCCM
2 24 (3.33%) Ansible
3 19 (2.64%) FortiGate
4 17 (2.36%) Puppet
5 13 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
6 11 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (1.25%) BladeLogic
8 8 (1.11%) Nagios
9 7 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.97%) Proventia
10 6 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (0.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Management
10 6 (0.83%) vMotion
11 5 (0.69%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.69%) Control-M
11 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (0.69%) MIMEsweeper
11 5 (0.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 408 (56.67%) Cisco
2 125 (17.36%) CheckPoint
3 120 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 119 (16.53%) VMware
5 106 (14.72%) Juniper
6 76 (10.56%) Citrix
7 61 (8.47%) F5
8 47 (6.53%) HP
9 44 (6.11%) Oracle
9 44 (6.11%) Riverbed
10 39 (5.42%) SolarWinds
11 33 (4.58%) Blue Coat
12 29 (4.03%) Remedy
13 27 (3.75%) NetApp
13 27 (3.75%) NICE Systems
14 25 (3.47%) Avaya
15 23 (3.19%) Forcepoint
16 22 (3.06%) Palo Alto
17 21 (2.92%) Aruba
17 21 (2.92%) Fortinet
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
Docklands
iKas International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + depending experience
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £600 - £870 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £18.00 - £24.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago