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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 134 147 158
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +11
Contract jobs citing WAN 370 330 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.75% 1.58% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.73% 11.90% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 219 204
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.10 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.74% +13.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £9.65 £9.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £27.88 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
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
2695 2772 2679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.74% 13.31% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1756 1824 1716
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 78 75
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.52% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £13.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £30.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 41 £413 +9.27% 26
Croydon -12 6 £475 +280.00% 2
New Malden - 5 - -
Canary Wharf 0 3 £211 -47.18%
Hounslow +4 1 £425 +77.08%
Ilford +4 1 £200 -36.00%
Twickenham - 1 £375 -
Uxbridge - 1 £180 -
Bromley - 1 £238 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 591 (83.36%) LAN
2 407 (57.40%) Cisco
3 330 (46.54%) Firewall
4 237 (33.43%) Cisco Certification
5 214 (30.18%) Windows
6 211 (29.76%) VPN
7 186 (26.23%) Data Centre
8 179 (25.25%) CCNP
9 177 (24.96%) Finance
10 161 (22.71%) Juniper
11 156 (22.00%) CheckPoint
12 148 (20.87%) Network Security
13 145 (20.45%) Microsoft
14 141 (19.89%) Active Directory
15 140 (19.75%) VMware
16 134 (18.90%) MPLS
17 133 (18.76%) OSPF
17 133 (18.76%) TCP/IP
17 133 (18.76%) ITIL
18 123 (17.35%) BGP
19 121 (17.07%) Wireless
20 114 (16.08%) DNS
21 100 (14.10%) F5
22 98 (13.82%) DHCP
23 97 (13.68%) Cisco Nexus
24 91 (12.83%) Cisco ASA
25 90 (12.69%) Internet
26 89 (12.55%) Citrix
27 87 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
28 82 (11.57%) Linux

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 60 (8.46%) MS Exchange
2 36 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (4.80%) SharePoint
4 27 (3.81%) Lync
5 24 (3.39%) IIS
6 15 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.27%) Apache
8 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.71%) JBoss
10 5 (0.71%) LiveLink
11 4 (0.56%) CMS
11 4 (0.56%) Eucalyptus
11 4 (0.56%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.42%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 64 (9.03%) MS Office
2 52 (7.33%) MS Excel
3 23 (3.24%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.69%) MS Project
5 11 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.85%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Relativity
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.28%) RMDS
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.94%) Office 365
2 29 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.83%) IaaS
5 12 (1.69%) SaaS
6 9 (1.27%) PaaS
7 6 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.71%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.28%) Yammer
11 1 (0.14%) AWS OpsWorks
11 1 (0.14%) GitHub
11 1 (0.14%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 591 (83.36%) LAN
2 330 (46.54%) Firewall
3 211 (29.76%) VPN
4 148 (20.87%) Network Security
5 134 (18.90%) MPLS
6 133 (18.76%) OSPF
6 133 (18.76%) TCP/IP
7 123 (17.35%) BGP
8 121 (17.07%) Wireless
9 114 (16.08%) DNS
10 98 (13.82%) DHCP
11 97 (13.68%) Cisco Nexus
12 91 (12.83%) Cisco ASA
13 90 (12.69%) Internet
14 67 (9.45%) EIGRP
14 67 (9.45%) SAN
15 64 (9.03%) VLAN
16 59 (8.32%) IPsec
17 58 (8.18%) Cisco IOS
18 53 (7.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.13%) MySQL
3 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.85%) Big Data
4 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.42%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.42%) Sybase IQ
7 2 (0.28%) GIS
7 2 (0.28%) OLTP
7 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.14%) HBase
Development Applications
1 7 (0.99%) Git (software)
1 7 (0.99%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.42%) JIRA
2 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.28%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.28%) git-flow
3 2 (0.28%) Hudson
3 2 (0.28%) Subversion
4 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.14%) MSI
4 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 177 (24.96%) Finance
2 60 (8.46%) Telecoms
3 42 (5.92%) Banking
4 31 (4.37%) Retail
5 22 (3.10%) Law
6 16 (2.26%) Legal
7 14 (1.97%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.83%) French Language
9 12 (1.69%) Advertising
9 12 (1.69%) Spanish Language
10 8 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.56%) Marketing
13 4 (0.56%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.42%) Local Government
15 2 (0.28%) Games
15 2 (0.28%) German Language
15 2 (0.28%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 204 (28.77%) Network Engineer
2 109 (15.37%) Architect
3 89 (12.55%) Analyst
4 65 (9.17%) Project Manager
5 63 (8.89%) Network Architect
6 61 (8.60%) Cisco Engineer
7 55 (7.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 52 (7.33%) Security Engineer
9 44 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
10 40 (5.64%) Network Security Engineer
11 39 (5.50%) Support Analyst
12 38 (5.36%) Consultant
13 35 (4.94%) Support Engineer
14 33 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 30 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
15 30 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
16 28 (3.95%) Network Analyst
17 23 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
18 21 (2.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
19 20 (2.82%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.55%) 802.1X
1 11 (1.55%) Web Services
2 7 (0.99%) HTML
3 6 (0.85%) Middleware
3 6 (0.85%) XMPP
4 4 (0.56%) Java EE
5 3 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.42%) LAMP
5 3 (0.42%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (0.42%) OAuth
5 3 (0.42%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.28%) .NET
6 2 (0.28%) CSS
6 2 (0.28%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.28%) XML
7 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.14%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.14%) SAML
7 1 (0.14%) WAP
7 1 (0.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 186 (26.23%) Data Centre
2 50 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.36%) Blackberry
4 36 (5.08%) Video Conferencing
5 17 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 12 (1.69%) Statistics
7 9 (1.27%) BYOD
7 9 (1.27%) Handset
8 8 (1.13%) Clustering
8 8 (1.13%) NHS
8 8 (1.13%) PKI
8 8 (1.13%) Private Cloud
9 7 (0.99%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.99%) IVR
9 7 (0.99%) PMI
9 7 (0.99%) Replication
9 7 (0.99%) Wiki
10 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 214 (30.18%) Windows
2 82 (11.57%) Linux
3 70 (9.87%) Windows Server
4 67 (9.45%) Windows 7
5 61 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (4.09%) Android
8 29 (4.09%) Windows XP
9 27 (3.81%) Unix
10 15 (2.12%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.41%) CentOS
12 9 (1.27%) SUSE
13 8 (1.13%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.13%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.85%) AIX
14 6 (0.85%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.71%) VMS
15 5 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (18.76%) ITIL
2 66 (9.31%) Migration
2 66 (9.31%) Network Design
2 66 (9.31%) Project Management
3 45 (6.35%) PRINCE2
4 42 (5.92%) Change Management
4 42 (5.92%) Load Balancing
5 38 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (4.65%) Service Management
8 32 (4.51%) Information Security
9 30 (4.23%) Network Architecture
10 26 (3.67%) Technical Architecture
11 25 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (3.53%) Service Delivery
12 24 (3.39%) Network Monitoring
13 23 (3.24%) Kalman Filter
14 22 (3.10%) Network Management
15 20 (2.82%) Mentoring
16 18 (2.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 51 (7.19%) SQL
2 11 (1.55%) Java
3 7 (0.99%) C
3 7 (0.99%) PowerShell
4 6 (0.85%) Lisp
4 6 (0.85%) VB
5 5 (0.71%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.71%) Python
6 4 (0.56%) Perl
7 3 (0.42%) PHP
7 3 (0.42%) Ruby
7 3 (0.42%) VBScript
8 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.14%) C++
9 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 237 (33.43%) Cisco Certification
2 179 (25.25%) CCNP
3 77 (10.86%) CCIE
4 66 (9.31%) CCNA
5 62 (8.74%) Security Cleared
6 47 (6.63%) SC Cleared
7 31 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (4.09%) CISSP
8 29 (4.09%) Degree
9 22 (3.10%) CCSE
9 22 (3.10%) MCSE
10 17 (2.40%) CCSA
10 17 (2.40%) JNCIP
11 15 (2.12%) PMI Certification
12 12 (1.69%) CCDP
12 12 (1.69%) JNCIS
12 12 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (1.41%) CCDA
13 10 (1.41%) MCP
13 10 (1.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.10%) SLA
2 12 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.42%) QA
4 2 (0.28%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.14%) COBIT
5 1 (0.14%) COSO
5 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 141 (19.89%) Active Directory
2 87 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.22%) Hyper-V
4 34 (4.80%) vSphere
5 20 (2.82%) Snort
6 18 (2.54%) XenServer
7 17 (2.40%) XenApp
8 16 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.55%) VMware ESX
10 8 (1.13%) ISA Server
10 8 (1.13%) ProxySG
10 8 (1.13%) vCloud
11 6 (0.85%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.85%) Firmware
12 5 (0.71%) Samba
13 4 (0.56%) NFS
13 4 (0.56%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.42%) PowerHA
14 3 (0.42%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (3.67%) SCCM
2 24 (3.39%) FortiGate
3 19 (2.68%) Proventia
4 14 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (1.13%) Puppet
6 7 (0.99%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (0.85%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.85%) SCOM
7 6 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (0.71%) Ansible
8 5 (0.71%) Nagios
8 5 (0.71%) WSUS
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.42%) Nexpose
10 3 (0.42%) OPNET
10 3 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.42%) QRadar
10 3 (0.42%) vMotion
10 3 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 407 (57.40%) Cisco
2 161 (22.71%) Juniper
3 156 (22.00%) CheckPoint
4 145 (20.45%) Microsoft
5 140 (19.75%) VMware
6 100 (14.10%) F5
7 89 (12.55%) Citrix
8 45 (6.35%) SolarWinds
9 38 (5.36%) Palo Alto
9 38 (5.36%) Riverbed
10 37 (5.22%) Blue Coat
10 37 (5.22%) HP
11 30 (4.23%) Avaya
12 29 (4.09%) NetApp
13 28 (3.95%) Fortinet
14 26 (3.67%) Oracle
15 23 (3.24%) IBM
16 21 (2.96%) Dell
17 20 (2.82%) Red Hat
18 18 (2.54%) EMC
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