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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 160 122 127
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 363 463 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.58% 1.95% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.04% 15.34% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 320 268
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.66 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.18% +63.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £11.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.70 £70.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
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
3288 3019 3120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.27% 12.72% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2147 1943 1931
Median daily rate £450 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 86 98
Median hourly rate £20.72 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.12% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -29 66 £475 +11.76% 21
Croydon -5 13 £471 -10.23% 1
Canary Wharf +5 3 £375 +3.44%
Bromley +2 2 - -
Wimbledon - 2 £250 -
Docklands, London +11 1 - -
Chessington +4 1 - -
Hammersmith +1 1 £150 -68.42%
New Malden - 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 595 (81.84%) LAN
2 410 (56.40%) Cisco
3 345 (47.46%) Firewall
4 217 (29.85%) Windows
5 212 (29.16%) Cisco Certification
6 181 (24.90%) TCP/IP
7 176 (24.21%) Data Centre
8 168 (23.11%) Wireless
9 164 (22.56%) Active Directory
10 153 (21.05%) VMware
11 146 (20.08%) VPN
11 146 (20.08%) Finance
12 143 (19.67%) CCNP
13 142 (19.53%) ITIL
14 134 (18.43%) Microsoft
15 125 (17.19%) Network Security
16 118 (16.23%) DNS
17 108 (14.86%) Linux
18 103 (14.17%) CheckPoint
19 102 (14.03%) MPLS
20 101 (13.89%) CCNA
21 97 (13.34%) VMware Infrastructure
22 94 (12.93%) Windows Server
23 92 (12.65%) Cisco ASA
23 92 (12.65%) VoIP
24 91 (12.52%) Citrix
25 83 (11.42%) BGP
26 82 (11.28%) Juniper
27 77 (10.59%) Network Design
28 75 (10.32%) Banking

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 58 (7.98%) MS Exchange
2 26 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.58%) Skype for Business
3 25 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (2.89%) IIS
5 20 (2.75%) Apache
6 17 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.20%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.79%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.65%) JBoss
9 12 (1.65%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 9 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.10%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (0.69%) Confluence
13 5 (0.69%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.69%) nginx
14 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.55%) MediaWiki
15 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 45 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 37 (5.09%) MS Office
3 23 (3.16%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.28%) MS Project
5 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.96%) Eikon
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 62 (8.53%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (5.09%) Office 365
3 26 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (3.30%) PaaS
5 23 (3.16%) IaaS
6 16 (2.20%) SaaS
7 5 (0.69%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.55%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 595 (81.84%) LAN
2 345 (47.46%) Firewall
3 181 (24.90%) TCP/IP
4 168 (23.11%) Wireless
5 146 (20.08%) VPN
6 125 (17.19%) Network Security
7 118 (16.23%) DNS
8 102 (14.03%) MPLS
9 92 (12.65%) Cisco ASA
9 92 (12.65%) VoIP
10 83 (11.42%) BGP
11 72 (9.90%) SAN
12 71 (9.77%) DHCP
13 69 (9.49%) OSPF
14 53 (7.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 51 (7.02%) Internet
16 45 (6.19%) EIGRP
17 41 (5.64%) Wi-Fi
18 38 (5.23%) VLAN
19 36 (4.95%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.38%) Data Mining
2 10 (1.38%) Hadoop
2 10 (1.38%) HBase
2 10 (1.38%) MySQL
3 5 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.41%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (0.28%) Big Data
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.14%) OLTP
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.14%) Redis
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (3.58%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.10%) Artifactory
3 4 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.55%) Hudson
3 4 (0.55%) JIRA
3 4 (0.55%) Subversion
4 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 146 (20.08%) Finance
2 75 (10.32%) Banking
3 51 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 32 (4.40%) Retail
5 26 (3.58%) Legal
6 12 (1.65%) Law
7 11 (1.51%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.83%) Advertising
10 5 (0.69%) Marketing
11 4 (0.55%) Games
12 3 (0.41%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) Back Office
13 2 (0.28%) Billing
13 2 (0.28%) French Language
13 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.14%) Front Office
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 181 (24.90%) Network Engineer
2 147 (20.22%) Architect
3 63 (8.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 62 (8.53%) Analyst
5 59 (8.12%) Network Architect
6 53 (7.29%) Project Manager
7 51 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 47 (6.46%) Infrastructure Architect
9 41 (5.64%) Infrastructure Manager
10 37 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 35 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
12 33 (4.54%) Solutions Architect
13 32 (4.40%) Security Engineer
13 32 (4.40%) Support Engineer
14 30 (4.13%) Consultant
15 28 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
16 24 (3.30%) Network Support
17 22 (3.03%) Network Manager
18 21 (2.89%) Voice Engineer
19 20 (2.75%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.54%) HTML
2 32 (4.40%) 802.1X
3 29 (3.99%) Middleware
4 16 (2.20%) XML
4 16 (2.20%) XSLT
5 12 (1.65%) .NET
6 10 (1.38%) CSS
7 8 (1.10%) HTML5
7 8 (1.10%) Natural Language Processing
7 8 (1.10%) Rendezvous
7 8 (1.10%) Web Services
8 4 (0.55%) XMPP
9 3 (0.41%) LAMP
10 2 (0.28%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.28%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (0.28%) REST
11 1 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.14%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.14%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 176 (24.21%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.68%) Clustering
3 29 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
6 22 (3.03%) Public Cloud
7 15 (2.06%) Blackberry
8 13 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.65%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 11 (1.51%) Replication
11 10 (1.38%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.10%) iPhone
13 6 (0.83%) PMI
13 6 (0.83%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.69%) Online Banking
15 4 (0.55%) PKI
15 4 (0.55%) Smartphone
15 4 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 217 (29.85%) Windows
2 108 (14.86%) Linux
3 94 (12.93%) Windows Server
4 64 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (6.74%) Unix
6 47 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (5.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (4.26%) Windows 7
9 29 (3.99%) Solaris
10 14 (1.93%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.38%) Mac OS X
11 10 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.10%) Android
12 8 (1.10%) CentOS
13 7 (0.96%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.96%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.83%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.83%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.69%) Debian
15 5 (0.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (19.53%) ITIL
2 77 (10.59%) Network Design
3 72 (9.90%) Migration
4 68 (9.35%) Change Management
5 66 (9.08%) Project Management
6 55 (7.57%) Network Management
7 50 (6.88%) Network Monitoring
8 45 (6.19%) High Availability
9 44 (6.05%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (5.78%) Load Balancing
12 40 (5.50%) SIEM
13 37 (5.09%) DevOps
14 34 (4.68%) Kalman Filter
15 31 (4.26%) PRINCE2
16 27 (3.71%) Vulnerability Management
17 26 (3.58%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (3.30%) ITIL V3
19 22 (3.03%) Change Control
19 22 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 47 (6.46%) SQL
2 35 (4.81%) PowerShell
2 35 (4.81%) Python
3 31 (4.26%) Bash Shell
4 27 (3.71%) Perl
5 16 (2.20%) Shell Script
6 15 (2.06%) Java
7 12 (1.65%) PHP
8 9 (1.24%) C#
8 9 (1.24%) C++
9 8 (1.10%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.55%) AppleScript
10 4 (0.55%) C
11 3 (0.41%) Ruby
12 1 (0.14%) Korn
12 1 (0.14%) Lisp
12 1 (0.14%) VB
12 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 212 (29.16%) Cisco Certification
2 143 (19.67%) CCNP
3 101 (13.89%) CCNA
4 71 (9.77%) CCIE
5 64 (8.80%) Security Cleared
6 40 (5.50%) CCDP
7 39 (5.36%) SC Cleared
8 30 (4.13%) Degree
9 27 (3.71%) DV Cleared
10 19 (2.61%) CCSE
11 18 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (2.34%) PMI Certification
13 16 (2.20%) PMP
14 12 (1.65%) CCSA
15 11 (1.51%) CISSP
15 11 (1.51%) MCSE
16 10 (1.38%) CCDE
16 10 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
18 8 (1.10%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.71%) PCI DSS
1 27 (3.71%) SLA
2 22 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.93%) RMADS
4 4 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.41%) QA
6 2 (0.28%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 164 (22.56%) Active Directory
2 97 (13.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.13%) vSphere
5 25 (3.44%) VMware ESX
6 23 (3.16%) Xen
7 20 (2.75%) KVM
7 20 (2.75%) NFS
8 19 (2.61%) XenApp
9 17 (2.34%) SRDF
10 16 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.51%) XenDesktop
12 9 (1.24%) Firmware
13 8 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.96%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.96%) ProxySG
14 7 (0.96%) vCloud
14 7 (0.96%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.96%) XenServer
15 5 (0.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 38 (5.23%) SCCM
2 32 (4.40%) Ansible
3 28 (3.85%) Puppet
4 19 (2.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 18 (2.48%) Nessus
5 18 (2.48%) SCOM
6 15 (2.06%) Nagios
7 12 (1.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 11 (1.51%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (1.51%) FortiGate
9 10 (1.38%) Cacti
10 9 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
10 9 (1.24%) SmokePing
11 8 (1.10%) SCVMM
12 7 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (0.83%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
14 5 (0.69%) WSUS
14 5 (0.69%) ZABBIX
15 4 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 410 (56.40%) Cisco
2 153 (21.05%) VMware
3 134 (18.43%) Microsoft
4 103 (14.17%) CheckPoint
5 91 (12.52%) Citrix
6 82 (11.28%) Juniper
7 54 (7.43%) F5
8 51 (7.02%) Oracle
9 43 (5.91%) Riverbed
10 37 (5.09%) NetApp
11 35 (4.81%) HP
11 35 (4.81%) SolarWinds
12 31 (4.26%) Palo Alto
13 30 (4.13%) EMC
13 30 (4.13%) NICE Systems
14 29 (3.99%) Remedy
15 26 (3.58%) Aruba
16 25 (3.44%) IBM
17 22 (3.03%) Blue Coat
18 18 (2.48%) TOWER Software
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £690.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Bluetownonline
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Venturi
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Imperative People
Rate: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago