The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 122 149 129
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -20
Contract jobs citing WAN 390 351 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.65% 1.45% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.58% 12.47% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 224 252
Average daily rate
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£398 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 27
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.15 £41.10 £28.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2871 2815 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.18% 11.61% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1788 1779 2087
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 101 170
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
WAN
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 -6 100 £375 -6.25% 48
Docklands, London - 4 £525 -
Canary Wharf +30 3 £180 -51.35%
Bromley - 3 £265 -
Hayes - 3 - - 1
Croydon -2 2 £313 -3.84% 2
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £385 -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Wembley - - - - 2
Ealing - - - -
Edgware - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - - 3
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Orpington - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 564 (79.66%) LAN
2 394 (55.65%) Cisco
3 287 (40.54%) Firewall
4 251 (35.45%) Windows
5 202 (28.53%) Cisco Certification
6 176 (24.86%) Microsoft
7 159 (22.46%) TCP/IP
8 157 (22.18%) Active Directory
9 153 (21.61%) Finance
10 145 (20.48%) VMware
11 141 (19.92%) VPN
12 127 (17.94%) CCNP
13 121 (17.09%) ITIL
14 120 (16.95%) MPLS
15 117 (16.53%) DNS
15 117 (16.53%) VoIP
16 116 (16.38%) Wireless
17 106 (14.97%) Citrix
17 106 (14.97%) CheckPoint
18 105 (14.83%) MS Exchange
18 105 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
19 103 (14.55%) Juniper
19 103 (14.55%) SAN
20 97 (13.70%) BGP
21 93 (13.14%) CCNA
21 93 (13.14%) Windows Server 2008
22 87 (12.29%) OSPF
23 81 (11.44%) Telecoms
24 78 (11.02%) MS Excel
25 77 (10.88%) DHCP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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
1 105 (14.83%) MS Exchange
2 56 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 40 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 31 (4.38%) SharePoint
6 29 (4.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 26 (3.67%) IIS
8 23 (3.25%) Lync
9 19 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.84%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (1.55%) Apache
12 10 (1.41%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.99%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.85%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 4 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
16 2 (0.28%) Documentum
16 2 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 78 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 70 (9.89%) MS Office
3 11 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.71%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) SPSS
6 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (1.13%) RMDS
2 5 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.41%) Office 365
2 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.42%) IaaS
4 3 (0.42%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (0.42%) PaaS
5 2 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.28%) SaaS
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 564 (79.66%) LAN
2 287 (40.54%) Firewall
3 159 (22.46%) TCP/IP
4 141 (19.92%) VPN
5 120 (16.95%) MPLS
6 117 (16.53%) DNS
6 117 (16.53%) VoIP
7 116 (16.38%) Wireless
8 103 (14.55%) SAN
9 97 (13.70%) BGP
10 87 (12.29%) OSPF
11 77 (10.88%) DHCP
12 67 (9.46%) Multicast
13 62 (8.76%) Network Security
14 60 (8.47%) EIGRP
15 55 (7.77%) Cisco IOS
16 54 (7.63%) IPsec
17 53 (7.49%) IP Telephony
18 51 (7.20%) Cisco Nexus
19 44 (6.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (1.13%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.71%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (0.56%) HBase
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (0.56%) Cognos Impromptu
6 3 (0.42%) MS Access
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.28%) IDOL
7 2 (0.28%) Big Data
7 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.14%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.14%) QlikView
8 1 (0.14%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 7 (0.99%) JUnit
1 7 (0.99%) Selenium
1 7 (0.99%) FitNesse
1 7 (0.99%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.14%) Trac
2 1 (0.14%) Ant
2 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.14%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.14%) FrontPage
2 1 (0.14%) JIRA
General
1 153 (21.61%) Finance
2 81 (11.44%) Telecoms
3 75 (10.59%) Banking
4 36 (5.08%) Investment Banking
5 31 (4.38%) Financial Institution
6 26 (3.67%) French Language
7 25 (3.53%) Back Office
8 19 (2.68%) Marketing
8 19 (2.68%) Advertising
9 17 (2.40%) Mandarin Language
9 17 (2.40%) Spanish Language
10 15 (2.12%) Retail
11 8 (1.13%) Local Government
11 8 (1.13%) Legal
12 7 (0.99%) Law
12 7 (0.99%) Publishing
13 5 (0.71%) Front Office
14 4 (0.56%) German Language
15 2 (0.28%) Billing
16 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 162 (22.88%) Network Engineer
2 94 (13.28%) Analyst
3 91 (12.85%) Architect
4 64 (9.04%) Project Manager
5 50 (7.06%) Consultant
6 41 (5.79%) Support Analyst
6 41 (5.79%) Support Engineer
7 37 (5.23%) Senior Network Engineer
8 34 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
9 32 (4.52%) Cisco Engineer
10 31 (4.38%) Infrastructure Manager
10 31 (4.38%) Network Support
11 29 (4.10%) Network Consultant
12 24 (3.39%) Security Engineer
13 23 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
13 23 (3.25%) Administrator
13 23 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (3.11%) Network Architect
15 21 (2.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 21 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.68%) Middleware
2 13 (1.84%) XMPP
3 10 (1.41%) .NET
4 7 (0.99%) HTML
5 5 (0.71%) Application Packaging
5 5 (0.71%) Web Services
6 4 (0.56%) XML
6 4 (0.56%) XSLT
6 4 (0.56%) Rendezvous
7 3 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.42%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.42%) CSS
8 1 (0.14%) Ajax
8 1 (0.14%) jQuery
8 1 (0.14%) JSON
8 1 (0.14%) DCOM
8 1 (0.14%) J2EE
8 1 (0.14%) XHTML
8 1 (0.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.21%) Blackberry
2 29 (4.10%) Video Conferencing
3 20 (2.82%) Clustering
4 19 (2.68%) Fat Client
4 19 (2.68%) Thin Client
5 15 (2.12%) Replication
6 13 (1.84%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.13%) FMCG
8 8 (1.13%) Hedge funds
8 8 (1.13%) EqualLogic
9 7 (0.99%) NHS
10 6 (0.85%) Open Source
10 6 (0.85%) PKI
11 5 (0.71%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.71%) iPhone
11 5 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.71%) FlexPod
12 3 (0.42%) iPad
12 3 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 251 (35.45%) Windows
2 93 (13.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (9.60%) Linux
4 64 (9.04%) Windows 7
5 60 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (8.05%) UNIX
7 27 (3.81%) Windows XP
8 23 (3.25%) Solaris
9 22 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.27%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.27%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.99%) Android
13 5 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.71%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.56%) SUSE
15 3 (0.42%) VMS
15 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (17.09%) ITIL
2 63 (8.90%) Migration
3 45 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 45 (6.36%) Service Delivery
4 42 (5.93%) Network Design
5 41 (5.79%) Load Balancing
6 38 (5.37%) Project Management
7 33 (4.66%) PRINCE2
8 32 (4.52%) Problem Management
9 30 (4.24%) Change Management
9 30 (4.24%) Network Architecture
9 30 (4.24%) Change Control
10 26 (3.67%) Network Monitoring
10 26 (3.67%) Risk Management
11 23 (3.25%) Service Management
11 23 (3.25%) WAN Optimisation
11 23 (3.25%) Network Management
12 20 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (2.68%) Asset Management
14 17 (2.40%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (9.60%) SQL
2 19 (2.68%) Java
3 16 (2.26%) C
4 14 (1.98%) PowerShell
5 13 (1.84%) Perl
6 7 (0.99%) VB
7 4 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.42%) VBScript
8 3 (0.42%) Tcl
8 3 (0.42%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.28%) Korn
9 2 (0.28%) Python
9 2 (0.28%) C-shell
9 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.14%) VBA
10 1 (0.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 202 (28.53%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (17.94%) CCNP
3 93 (13.14%) CCNA
4 63 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 56 (7.91%) CCIE
6 51 (7.20%) MCSE
7 46 (6.50%) Security Cleared
8 40 (5.65%) Degree
9 31 (4.38%) SC Cleared
10 25 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (3.25%) CCDP
12 21 (2.97%) JNCIS
13 20 (2.82%) MCITP
14 14 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (1.41%) CCVP
15 10 (1.41%) CISSP
16 9 (1.27%) MCP
16 9 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 8 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
18 7 (0.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.67%) SLA
2 12 (1.69%) QA
3 10 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 157 (22.18%) Active Directory
2 105 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.81%) XenApp
5 23 (3.25%) vSphere
6 20 (2.82%) VMware ESX
7 19 (2.68%) Xen
8 18 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.98%) NLBS
9 14 (1.98%) NFS
10 13 (1.84%) SRDF
11 10 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (1.27%) Terminal Services
12 9 (1.27%) Snort
13 8 (1.13%) Terminal Server
14 7 (0.99%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.85%) ProxySG
15 6 (0.85%) XenServer
15 6 (0.85%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.85%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 38 (5.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 23 (3.25%) SCCM
3 14 (1.98%) WSUS
4 13 (1.84%) OPNET
5 12 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (1.13%) SCOM
7 7 (0.99%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
7 7 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (0.71%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
8 5 (0.71%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.71%) ARCserve
9 4 (0.56%) OpenView
9 4 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.42%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.42%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.42%) Control-M
10 3 (0.42%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 394 (55.65%) Cisco
2 176 (24.86%) Microsoft
3 145 (20.48%) VMware
4 106 (14.97%) CheckPoint
4 106 (14.97%) Citrix
5 103 (14.55%) Juniper
6 76 (10.73%) F5
7 73 (10.31%) HP
8 49 (6.92%) SolarWinds
9 47 (6.64%) Blue Coat
10 46 (6.50%) Oracle
11 31 (4.38%) IBM
12 29 (4.10%) Riverbed
13 28 (3.95%) Avaya
14 25 (3.53%) NetApp
14 25 (3.53%) EMC
15 23 (3.25%) McAfee
16 21 (2.97%) Symantec
17 19 (2.68%) ProCurve
18 18 (2.54%) Aruba
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 hours ago
City of London
Hudson - London
Rate: Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Radiant Info
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 Per Day D.O.E. - Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £230.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £160 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago