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 August 2015 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 101 125 151
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +26
Contract jobs citing WAN 496 402 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.09% 1.69% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.06% 13.48% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 265 238
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £88.12 £31.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.94%
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
3089 2982 2889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.00% 12.50% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1996 1848 1837
Average daily rate £411 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 87 102
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -19.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 August 2015.

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 August 2015.

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 August 2015. 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 +24 138 £425 +13.33% 29
Docklands, London -5 4 £435 -17.14%
Croydon -14 4 £525 +68.00% 1
Ilford -2 3 £275 -35.29%
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Canary Wharf -11 2 £363 +101.38%
Hammersmith - 2 £475 -
Bromley -4 1 £215 -18.86%
Chessington - 1 £375 -
Stanmore - 1 £400 -
Teddington - 1 £250 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 782 (85.93%) LAN
2 566 (62.20%) Cisco
3 426 (46.81%) Firewall
4 360 (39.56%) Windows
5 279 (30.66%) Cisco Certification
6 240 (26.37%) Microsoft
7 235 (25.82%) VMware
8 233 (25.60%) CheckPoint
9 229 (25.16%) Active Directory
10 223 (24.51%) Finance
11 219 (24.07%) VPN
12 202 (22.20%) MPLS
12 202 (22.20%) Data Centre
13 190 (20.88%) TCP/IP
14 180 (19.78%) Wireless
15 178 (19.56%) Citrix
16 176 (19.34%) CCNP
17 174 (19.12%) Juniper
18 171 (18.79%) ITIL
19 170 (18.68%) DNS
20 165 (18.13%) SAN
21 153 (16.81%) BGP
22 139 (15.27%) Cisco ASA
23 136 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
23 136 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
24 135 (14.84%) Network Security
25 131 (14.40%) OSPF
25 131 (14.40%) VLAN
26 125 (13.74%) DHCP
27 124 (13.63%) Linux

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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
1 111 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 46 (5.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 42 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (4.40%) Lync
5 39 (4.29%) IIS
6 29 (3.19%) SharePoint
7 26 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (1.87%) WebSphere
10 14 (1.54%) Apache
11 13 (1.43%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
13 8 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 8 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (0.66%) CMS
16 5 (0.55%) OpenStack
17 4 (0.44%) JBoss
17 4 (0.44%) Jetty
Applications
1 89 (9.78%) MS Excel
2 76 (8.35%) MS Office
3 31 (3.41%) MS Visio
4 27 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.99%) MS Project
6 3 (0.33%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.77%) RMDS
2 2 (0.22%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.11%) Agresso
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.30%) Office 365
2 14 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.99%) SaaS
3 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.55%) PaaS
5 4 (0.44%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 782 (85.93%) LAN
2 426 (46.81%) Firewall
3 219 (24.07%) VPN
4 202 (22.20%) MPLS
5 190 (20.88%) TCP/IP
6 180 (19.78%) Wireless
7 170 (18.68%) DNS
8 165 (18.13%) SAN
9 153 (16.81%) BGP
10 139 (15.27%) Cisco ASA
11 135 (14.84%) Network Security
12 131 (14.40%) VLAN
12 131 (14.40%) OSPF
13 125 (13.74%) DHCP
14 123 (13.52%) VoIP
15 107 (11.76%) IPsec
16 106 (11.65%) EIGRP
16 106 (11.65%) Cisco Nexus
17 80 (8.79%) Internet
18 74 (8.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 9 (0.99%) Big Data
4 9 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 8 (0.88%) HBase
6 6 (0.66%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (0.55%) MySQL
7 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.44%) DB2
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.22%) SQLite
10 1 (0.11%) Riak
Development Applications
1 11 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.44%) Maven
3 4 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.33%) Hudson
5 2 (0.22%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.22%) JIRA
5 2 (0.22%) Subversion
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.11%) MSI
6 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.11%) GCC
6 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 223 (24.51%) Finance
2 66 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 55 (6.04%) Banking
4 30 (3.30%) Multimedia
5 21 (2.31%) Financial Institution
6 20 (2.20%) Back Office
7 19 (2.09%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.65%) Legal
9 14 (1.54%) Advertising
10 12 (1.32%) Law
11 11 (1.21%) Retail
12 9 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.99%) French Language
13 7 (0.77%) Publishing
14 5 (0.55%) Local Government
15 4 (0.44%) Games
16 3 (0.33%) Japanese Language
17 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.22%) Billing
18 1 (0.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 247 (27.14%) Network Engineer
2 127 (13.96%) Analyst
3 96 (10.55%) Architect
4 82 (9.01%) Project Manager
5 64 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 62 (6.81%) Senior Network Engineer
7 54 (5.93%) Support Engineer
8 53 (5.82%) Infrastructure Architect
9 48 (5.27%) 3rd Line Support
10 46 (5.05%) Consultant
11 43 (4.73%) Infrastructure Manager
12 39 (4.29%) Support Analyst
13 36 (3.96%) Desktop Support
14 34 (3.74%) Cisco Engineer
15 31 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
16 30 (3.30%) Network Architect
17 26 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
18 23 (2.53%) Security Engineer
19 22 (2.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 22 (2.42%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.82%) 802.1X
2 26 (2.86%) Middleware
3 16 (1.76%) XMPP
4 14 (1.54%) Web Services
5 11 (1.21%) HTML
6 9 (0.99%) XML
6 9 (0.99%) Rendezvous
7 8 (0.88%) XSLT
8 7 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (0.77%) Ultra Messaging
9 4 (0.44%) REST
9 4 (0.44%) .NET
10 3 (0.33%) Java EE
11 2 (0.22%) JSON
11 2 (0.22%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.22%) Ajax
11 2 (0.22%) LAMP
11 2 (0.22%) CSS
11 2 (0.22%) SOAP
11 2 (0.22%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 202 (22.20%) Data Centre
2 58 (6.37%) Blackberry
3 44 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (4.51%) Video Conferencing
5 35 (3.85%) PKI
6 24 (2.64%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.98%) Thin Client
7 18 (1.98%) Fat Client
8 17 (1.87%) Clustering
9 16 (1.76%) IVR
10 15 (1.65%) Replication
11 13 (1.43%) NHS
11 13 (1.43%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.43%) PMI
12 12 (1.32%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.88%) iPhone
13 8 (0.88%) EqualLogic
13 8 (0.88%) Computer Science
14 7 (0.77%) BYOD
15 6 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 360 (39.56%) Windows
2 136 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 124 (13.63%) Linux
4 95 (10.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 94 (10.33%) Windows 7
6 75 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (6.81%) UNIX
8 32 (3.52%) Windows 8
9 31 (3.41%) Solaris
10 30 (3.30%) Windows XP
11 20 (2.20%) Android
12 16 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
13 15 (1.65%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.54%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.43%) AIX
16 11 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
18 9 (0.99%) Windows 2000
19 6 (0.66%) SUSE
19 6 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (18.79%) ITIL
2 88 (9.67%) Project Management
3 75 (8.24%) Migration
4 73 (8.02%) Service Management
5 69 (7.58%) Network Management
6 65 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 64 (7.03%) Load Balancing
8 58 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 56 (6.15%) Network Design
10 42 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 41 (4.51%) Performance Management
12 39 (4.29%) Service Delivery
13 36 (3.96%) Business Continuity
13 36 (3.96%) WAN Optimisation
14 35 (3.85%) BCP
15 33 (3.63%) Change Management
16 32 (3.52%) Information Security
17 31 (3.41%) Problem Management
17 31 (3.41%) Time Management
18 28 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 82 (9.01%) SQL
2 26 (2.86%) PowerShell
3 23 (2.53%) Java
4 16 (1.76%) VB
5 10 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.10%) C
6 9 (0.99%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.88%) Python
8 6 (0.66%) Ruby
9 5 (0.55%) Korn
9 5 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.55%) Perl
10 4 (0.44%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.44%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.44%) VBScript
11 3 (0.33%) Lisp
11 3 (0.33%) PHP
12 2 (0.22%) C++
12 2 (0.22%) Go
13 1 (0.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 279 (30.66%) Cisco Certification
2 176 (19.34%) CCNP
3 100 (10.99%) CCNA
4 81 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 57 (6.26%) CCIE
6 54 (5.93%) MCSE
7 49 (5.38%) Security Cleared
8 35 (3.85%) Degree
9 34 (3.74%) SC Cleared
10 26 (2.86%) MCSA
11 21 (2.31%) PMI Certification
11 21 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (2.09%) MCDST
12 19 (2.09%) CCSA
13 18 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (1.87%) PMP
14 17 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.76%) CCSE
16 13 (1.43%) JNCIS
17 12 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.73%) SLA
2 18 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.10%) COBIT
5 9 (0.99%) QA
5 9 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) BS7799
7 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 229 (25.16%) Active Directory
2 136 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (8.68%) vSphere
4 63 (6.92%) Hyper-V
5 49 (5.38%) XenApp
6 27 (2.97%) NLBS
7 26 (2.86%) ProxySG
7 26 (2.86%) VMware ESX
8 23 (2.53%) Xen
9 22 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (1.87%) vCloud
11 13 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 12 (1.32%) NFS
12 12 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (1.21%) XenServer
14 10 (1.10%) Snort
15 9 (0.99%) SRDF
15 9 (0.99%) KVM
16 6 (0.66%) DFS Replication
16 6 (0.66%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 55 (6.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 42 (4.62%) SCCM
3 31 (3.41%) WSUS
4 17 (1.87%) BladeLogic
5 16 (1.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (1.54%) Control-M
7 12 (1.32%) Tivoli
8 9 (0.99%) SCOM
8 9 (0.99%) Cisco IPCC
8 9 (0.99%) Puppet
9 8 (0.88%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.77%) Cisco UCCE
11 6 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
11 6 (0.66%) NetCrunch
11 6 (0.66%) FortiGate
11 6 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.66%) Ansible
12 5 (0.55%) vMotion
Vendors
1 566 (62.20%) Cisco
2 240 (26.37%) Microsoft
3 235 (25.82%) VMware
4 233 (25.60%) CheckPoint
5 178 (19.56%) Citrix
6 174 (19.12%) Juniper
7 115 (12.64%) F5
8 82 (9.01%) Blue Coat
9 78 (8.57%) HP
10 67 (7.36%) SolarWinds
11 59 (6.48%) Avaya
12 58 (6.37%) NetApp
13 50 (5.49%) Riverbed
14 49 (5.38%) Dell
15 47 (5.16%) Oracle
16 45 (4.95%) IBM
17 36 (3.96%) Nortel
18 30 (3.30%) Aruba
19 29 (3.19%) Nokia
20 27 (2.97%) Infoblox
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £356.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £50k - 100k per year
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £230.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum + Neg
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Queen Mary University of London
Rate: £35,319 - £41,553 per year plus excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 23 days ago