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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 168 144 111
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -33
Contract jobs citing WAN 322 370 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.51% 1.63% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.57% 13.09% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 233 312
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £533 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 22
Median hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £36.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -20.00%
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
2783 2827 3128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.03% 12.49% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1833 1907 2128
Median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 88 84
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.62 £20.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.67% +10.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -14 41 £425 +3.03% 20
Croydon -13 15 £528 +12.83%
New Malden -6 6 - -
Hammersmith - 3 £375 -
Canary Wharf +1 2 £525 +5.00%
Harrow - 2 £400 - 1
Hounslow 0 1 - - 2
Bromley - 1 £325 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £365 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 560 (82.11%) LAN
2 384 (56.30%) Cisco
3 295 (43.26%) Firewall
4 195 (28.59%) Windows
5 185 (27.13%) Cisco Certification
6 175 (25.66%) VMware
7 169 (24.78%) VPN
8 156 (22.87%) Data Centre
9 149 (21.85%) TCP/IP
10 140 (20.53%) Microsoft
11 136 (19.94%) Wireless
12 135 (19.79%) Active Directory
13 125 (18.33%) CCNP
14 119 (17.45%) Finance
15 106 (15.54%) Network Security
16 104 (15.25%) Cisco ASA
17 102 (14.96%) DNS
18 100 (14.66%) ITIL
18 100 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
19 96 (14.08%) Citrix
19 96 (14.08%) CheckPoint
20 95 (13.93%) MPLS
21 93 (13.64%) Windows Server
22 91 (13.34%) Juniper
23 88 (12.90%) CCNA
23 88 (12.90%) Linux
23 88 (12.90%) Security Cleared
24 81 (11.88%) BGP
25 76 (11.14%) SC Cleared
26 73 (10.70%) DHCP

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 48 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.67%) Apache
3 22 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (3.23%) IIS
4 21 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 19 (2.79%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.64%) WebSphere
7 17 (2.49%) Skype for Business
8 13 (1.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 11 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.61%) JBoss
9 11 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.59%) GroupWise
10 4 (0.59%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.44%) CMS
11 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.29%) Drupal
12 2 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 37 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.55%) MS Office
3 24 (3.52%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Eikon
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 61 (8.94%) Office 365
2 56 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (3.37%) SaaS
5 21 (3.08%) IaaS
6 20 (2.93%) PaaS
7 7 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.73%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.15%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 560 (82.11%) LAN
2 295 (43.26%) Firewall
3 169 (24.78%) VPN
4 149 (21.85%) TCP/IP
5 136 (19.94%) Wireless
6 106 (15.54%) Network Security
7 104 (15.25%) Cisco ASA
8 102 (14.96%) DNS
9 95 (13.93%) MPLS
10 81 (11.88%) BGP
11 73 (10.70%) DHCP
11 73 (10.70%) SAN
12 70 (10.26%) Internet
12 70 (10.26%) OSPF
13 69 (10.12%) VoIP
14 57 (8.36%) WLAN
15 48 (7.04%) Cisco Nexus
16 47 (6.89%) Wi-Fi
17 45 (6.60%) IPsec
18 40 (5.87%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.49%) Hadoop
3 12 (1.76%) HBase
4 11 (1.61%) MySQL
5 10 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.17%) Data Mining
7 6 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.73%) DB2
8 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects XI
10 3 (0.44%) Redis
11 2 (0.29%) Big Data
11 2 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.29%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.15%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.03%) JIRA
3 5 (0.73%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.44%) Subversion
5 2 (0.29%) Hudson
5 2 (0.29%) Maven
6 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 119 (17.45%) Finance
2 57 (8.36%) Telecoms
3 51 (7.48%) Banking
4 24 (3.52%) Retail
5 17 (2.49%) Legal
6 11 (1.61%) Law
7 8 (1.17%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.73%) Back Office
8 5 (0.73%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.73%) Marketing
9 3 (0.44%) Advertising
9 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.29%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.29%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) German Language
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 167 (24.49%) Architect
2 135 (19.79%) Network Engineer
3 70 (10.26%) Network Architect
4 50 (7.33%) Project Manager
5 47 (6.89%) Analyst
5 47 (6.89%) Infrastructure Architect
6 45 (6.60%) Cisco Engineer
6 45 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 43 (6.30%) Support Engineer
8 38 (5.57%) Infrastructure Manager
8 38 (5.57%) Senior Network Engineer
9 37 (5.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 33 (4.84%) Consultant
11 29 (4.25%) Security Engineer
12 27 (3.96%) Security Architect
13 26 (3.81%) Network Security Engineer
13 26 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (3.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 21 (3.08%) Network Security Architect
16 19 (2.79%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.13%) 802.1X
2 28 (4.11%) Middleware
3 24 (3.52%) Web Services
4 21 (3.08%) HTML
5 19 (2.79%) XML
6 18 (2.64%) XSLT
7 12 (1.76%) ELK Stack
8 10 (1.47%) CSS
9 9 (1.32%) .NET
9 9 (1.32%) HTML5
9 9 (1.32%) Rendezvous
10 8 (1.17%) Natural Language Processing
11 5 (0.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 5 (0.73%) XMPP
12 4 (0.59%) RESTful
13 2 (0.29%) LAMP
13 2 (0.29%) REST
14 1 (0.15%) Hibernate
14 1 (0.15%) SOAP
14 1 (0.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 156 (22.87%) Data Centre
2 41 (6.01%) Management Information System
3 38 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.79%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (1.76%) Replication
7 11 (1.61%) Clustering
8 9 (1.32%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.17%) Online Banking
9 8 (1.17%) PKI
10 7 (1.03%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.03%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.03%) NHS
10 7 (1.03%) PMI
10 7 (1.03%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.88%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.88%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.73%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 195 (28.59%) Windows
2 93 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 88 (12.90%) Linux
4 61 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (4.69%) Unix
7 31 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (3.67%) Solaris
9 22 (3.23%) Windows 7
10 15 (2.20%) Windows 10
11 11 (1.61%) SUSE
12 9 (1.32%) Android
12 9 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.32%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.17%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.17%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.88%) CentOS
14 6 (0.88%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.73%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.44%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (14.66%) ITIL
2 70 (10.26%) Migration
3 69 (10.12%) Project Management
4 59 (8.65%) Network Design
5 52 (7.62%) Change Management
6 51 (7.48%) Load Balancing
7 47 (6.89%) Service Management
8 45 (6.60%) PRINCE2
9 43 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 41 (6.01%) DevOps
10 41 (6.01%) SIEM
11 35 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
12 33 (4.84%) Security Operations
13 32 (4.69%) Network Architecture
14 30 (4.40%) High Availability
14 30 (4.40%) Network Management
14 30 (4.40%) Vulnerability Management
15 26 (3.81%) Identity Access Management
16 25 (3.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (6.89%) SQL
2 14 (2.05%) Java
3 13 (1.91%) Python
4 11 (1.61%) PHP
4 11 (1.61%) PowerShell
4 11 (1.61%) Shell Script
5 10 (1.47%) Bash Shell
5 10 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.32%) Perl
7 8 (1.17%) C#
7 8 (1.17%) C++
8 5 (0.73%) C
9 2 (0.29%) AppleScript
10 1 (0.15%) Ruby
10 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.15%) VB
10 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 185 (27.13%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (18.33%) CCNP
3 88 (12.90%) CCNA
3 88 (12.90%) Security Cleared
4 76 (11.14%) SC Cleared
5 62 (9.09%) CCIE
6 22 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 20 (2.93%) Degree
8 19 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (2.49%) CISSP
10 16 (2.35%) CCSA
11 15 (2.20%) JNCIP
11 15 (2.20%) JNCIS
11 15 (2.20%) PMI Certification
11 15 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 14 (2.05%) CCDA
12 14 (2.05%) PMP
13 13 (1.91%) JNCIA
13 13 (1.91%) MCSE
14 12 (1.76%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.04%) PCI DSS
2 30 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (3.23%) SLA
4 17 (2.49%) RMADS
5 5 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.73%) QA
5 5 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 135 (19.79%) Active Directory
2 100 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.72%) vSphere
4 38 (5.57%) Hyper-V
5 29 (4.25%) XenApp
6 21 (3.08%) Xen
7 20 (2.93%) KVM
8 17 (2.49%) VMware ESX
8 17 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (2.35%) NFS
10 15 (2.20%) SRDF
11 14 (2.05%) XenDesktop
12 11 (1.61%) Docker
12 11 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (1.61%) ProxySG
13 8 (1.17%) Firmware
13 8 (1.17%) vCloud
14 7 (1.03%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.88%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.73%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (5.28%) SCCM
2 29 (4.25%) Puppet
3 24 (3.52%) Nessus
3 24 (3.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 22 (3.23%) Ansible
5 18 (2.64%) FortiGate
6 14 (2.05%) SCOM
7 10 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
8 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (1.17%) Kubernetes
9 8 (1.17%) ZABBIX
10 7 (1.03%) AirWatch
10 7 (1.03%) Nagios
10 7 (1.03%) QRadar
10 7 (1.03%) SCVMM
11 6 (0.88%) OPNET
11 6 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.73%) Packer
12 5 (0.73%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 384 (56.30%) Cisco
2 175 (25.66%) VMware
3 140 (20.53%) Microsoft
4 96 (14.08%) CheckPoint
4 96 (14.08%) Citrix
5 91 (13.34%) Juniper
6 46 (6.74%) F5
7 45 (6.60%) Riverbed
8 43 (6.30%) Oracle
9 41 (6.01%) NetApp
10 39 (5.72%) Palo Alto
11 38 (5.57%) Blue Coat
12 33 (4.84%) HP
13 32 (4.69%) IBM
13 32 (4.69%) SolarWinds
14 30 (4.40%) Aruba
15 27 (3.96%) EMC
15 27 (3.96%) Fortinet
16 24 (3.52%) AlienVault
17 19 (2.79%) Red Hat
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