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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 125 160 154
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 403 328 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.81% 1.39% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.67% 11.68% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 229 157
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 39
Average hourly rate £21.25 £23.75 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+32.50% +25.00%
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
2949 2808 3099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 11.88% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1893 1836 1930
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 84 135
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 +32 105 £400 +29.03% 21
Croydon -5 5 £450 -18.18%
Hounslow 0 4 £413 -
New Malden - 4 - -
Feltham - 3 £175 -
Harrow - 3 £300 -
Docklands, London -2 2 £650 +25.00%
Hammersmith -6 2 - -
Chessington - 2 £525 -
Uxbridge +3 1 £450 +28.57%
Canary Wharf -5 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £138 -
Ilford - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £173 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 658 (87.38%) LAN
2 440 (58.43%) Cisco
3 307 (40.77%) Firewall
4 289 (38.38%) Windows
5 216 (28.69%) Cisco Certification
6 200 (26.56%) VMware
7 168 (22.31%) Microsoft
8 167 (22.18%) Finance
9 161 (21.38%) VPN
10 158 (20.98%) Active Directory
11 148 (19.65%) TCP/IP
12 142 (18.86%) ITIL
13 138 (18.33%) DNS
13 138 (18.33%) Juniper
14 137 (18.19%) MPLS
15 132 (17.53%) CCNP
16 128 (17.00%) CheckPoint
17 123 (16.33%) SAN
18 121 (16.07%) BGP
19 120 (15.94%) Citrix
20 119 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 114 (15.14%) OSPF
22 108 (14.34%) Network Security
23 105 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
24 102 (13.55%) Wireless
25 96 (12.75%) CCNA
26 92 (12.22%) F5
27 90 (11.95%) VoIP
28 89 (11.82%) Linux
29 88 (11.69%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 68 (9.03%) MS Exchange
2 40 (5.31%) IIS
3 32 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (3.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 23 (3.05%) SharePoint
5 23 (3.05%) WebSphere
6 21 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (2.52%) Apache
8 18 (2.39%) Tomcat
8 18 (2.39%) Lync
9 9 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
9 9 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (0.80%) MediaWiki
11 6 (0.80%) Confluence
12 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.66%) Jetty
12 5 (0.66%) FileNet
12 5 (0.66%) JBoss
13 4 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 74 (9.83%) MS Excel
2 71 (9.43%) MS Office
3 33 (4.38%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (1.99%) MS Project
6 4 (0.53%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (1.33%) ResourceLink
2 7 (0.93%) RMDS
3 4 (0.53%) Agresso
4 2 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.86%) Office 365
2 11 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.06%) SaaS
5 4 (0.53%) PaaS
6 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 658 (87.38%) LAN
2 307 (40.77%) Firewall
3 161 (21.38%) VPN
4 148 (19.65%) TCP/IP
5 138 (18.33%) DNS
6 137 (18.19%) MPLS
7 123 (16.33%) SAN
8 121 (16.07%) BGP
9 114 (15.14%) OSPF
10 108 (14.34%) Network Security
11 102 (13.55%) Wireless
12 90 (11.95%) VoIP
13 88 (11.69%) Cisco ASA
14 83 (11.02%) DHCP
15 82 (10.89%) Cisco Nexus
16 81 (10.76%) VLAN
17 74 (9.83%) Internet
18 73 (9.69%) EIGRP
19 59 (7.84%) IPsec
20 58 (7.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.20%) Big Data
2 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.06%) Hadoop
3 8 (1.06%) HBase
3 8 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (0.66%) DB2
6 4 (0.53%) MySQL
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.27%) Riak
8 2 (0.27%) Mahout
8 2 (0.27%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 16 (2.12%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.33%) Hudson
3 6 (0.80%) Subversion
3 6 (0.80%) JIRA
3 6 (0.80%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.66%) Maven
5 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.13%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.13%) MSI
6 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.13%) Ant
General
1 167 (22.18%) Finance
2 55 (7.30%) Banking
3 54 (7.17%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.52%) Law
5 15 (1.99%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.99%) Multimedia
6 14 (1.86%) Retail
7 11 (1.46%) Games
8 10 (1.33%) Legal
9 9 (1.20%) Back Office
10 8 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.80%) Local Government
12 3 (0.40%) Advertising
13 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.27%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Marketing
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 203 (26.96%) Network Engineer
2 103 (13.68%) Analyst
3 102 (13.55%) Architect
4 61 (8.10%) Project Manager
5 45 (5.98%) Support Engineer
6 41 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (4.91%) Infrastructure Architect
7 37 (4.91%) Infrastructure Manager
8 34 (4.52%) Senior Network Engineer
8 34 (4.52%) Consultant
9 32 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support
10 26 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
11 25 (3.32%) Network Analyst
12 24 (3.19%) Network Architect
12 24 (3.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 23 (3.05%) Support Analyst
14 22 (2.92%) Technical Architect
15 21 (2.79%) Desktop Support
16 20 (2.66%) Administrator
16 20 (2.66%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.99%) Web Services
2 11 (1.46%) Middleware
2 11 (1.46%) HTML
3 9 (1.20%) .NET
4 8 (1.06%) Rendezvous
5 7 (0.93%) XML
5 7 (0.93%) XSLT
6 5 (0.66%) Ultra Messaging
7 4 (0.53%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.53%) XMPP
8 3 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.40%) LAMP
8 3 (0.40%) Java EE
8 3 (0.40%) JSP
9 2 (0.27%) CGI
9 2 (0.27%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.13%) REST
10 1 (0.13%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.13%) OLE
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.52%) Blackberry
3 29 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 22 (2.92%) PKI
5 20 (2.66%) Replication
6 19 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.26%) Clustering
8 13 (1.73%) Fat Client
8 13 (1.73%) NHS
8 13 (1.73%) Thin Client
9 12 (1.59%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.59%) IVR
10 10 (1.33%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.20%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.06%) Online Games
13 6 (0.80%) PMI
13 6 (0.80%) Wiki
14 5 (0.66%) Eurex
14 5 (0.66%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 289 (38.38%) Windows
2 105 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (11.82%) Linux
4 87 (11.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 70 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (8.90%) Windows 7
7 47 (6.24%) UNIX
8 30 (3.98%) Windows XP
9 24 (3.19%) Solaris
10 18 (2.39%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.73%) AIX
12 12 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.46%) CentOS
14 8 (1.06%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.93%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.80%) SUSE
17 5 (0.66%) Android
18 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.53%) Debian
18 4 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (18.86%) ITIL
2 87 (11.55%) Project Management
3 74 (9.83%) Service Management
4 59 (7.84%) Migration
5 51 (6.77%) PRINCE2
6 50 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 44 (5.84%) Network Design
7 44 (5.84%) Load Balancing
8 43 (5.71%) Service Delivery
9 42 (5.58%) Network Management
10 37 (4.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (3.45%) Information Security
12 25 (3.32%) Performance Management
13 24 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
13 24 (3.19%) Network Monitoring
14 22 (2.92%) Change Management
15 21 (2.79%) Mentoring
15 21 (2.79%) Problem Management
16 20 (2.66%) Time Management
16 20 (2.66%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 82 (10.89%) SQL
2 18 (2.39%) Java
3 12 (1.59%) Perl
4 11 (1.46%) Python
5 10 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.33%) Ruby
5 10 (1.33%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.20%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.20%) C
7 7 (0.93%) VB
7 7 (0.93%) PHP
8 6 (0.80%) Korn
8 6 (0.80%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.53%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.53%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.27%) VBA
11 1 (0.13%) Go
11 1 (0.13%) VBScript
11 1 (0.13%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 216 (28.69%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (17.53%) CCNP
3 96 (12.75%) CCNA
4 57 (7.57%) CCIE
5 43 (5.71%) Security Cleared
6 39 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (4.52%) Degree
8 31 (4.12%) SC Cleared
9 29 (3.85%) MCSE
10 17 (2.26%) CCDP
10 17 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.86%) MCITP
12 14 (1.86%) JNCIA
13 13 (1.73%) JNCIS
14 12 (1.59%) PMI Certification
15 11 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (1.46%) PMP
16 10 (1.33%) CISSP
16 10 (1.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.91%) SLA
2 15 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.06%) COBIT
5 3 (0.40%) QA
6 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 158 (20.98%) Active Directory
2 119 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (5.44%) Hyper-V
4 40 (5.31%) vSphere
5 28 (3.72%) XenApp
6 20 (2.66%) Xen
7 16 (2.12%) NFS
8 15 (1.99%) XenServer
9 13 (1.73%) vCloud
10 12 (1.59%) NLBS
10 12 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
10 12 (1.59%) KVM
11 11 (1.46%) VMware ESX
12 10 (1.33%) SRDF
13 9 (1.20%) Samba
13 9 (1.20%) ISA Server
14 8 (1.06%) ProxySG
14 8 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.93%) XenDesktop
16 6 (0.80%) Snort
Systems Management
1 27 (3.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (3.32%) SCCM
3 17 (2.26%) WSUS
4 13 (1.73%) Backup Exec
5 12 (1.59%) SCOM
6 11 (1.46%) Puppet
7 9 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.06%) Cisco IPCC
8 8 (1.06%) Salt
9 7 (0.93%) Cisco UCCE
9 7 (0.93%) ZABBIX
9 7 (0.93%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.66%) Ansible
10 5 (0.66%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.53%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.53%) HP SIM
11 4 (0.53%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 440 (58.43%) Cisco
2 200 (26.56%) VMware
3 168 (22.31%) Microsoft
4 138 (18.33%) Juniper
5 128 (17.00%) CheckPoint
6 120 (15.94%) Citrix
7 92 (12.22%) F5
8 64 (8.50%) HP
9 45 (5.98%) IBM
10 43 (5.71%) NetApp
10 43 (5.71%) Oracle
11 39 (5.18%) Blue Coat
12 34 (4.52%) SolarWinds
13 30 (3.98%) Riverbed
14 28 (3.72%) Avaya
15 26 (3.45%) Dell
16 24 (3.19%) Aruba
17 18 (2.39%) Brocade
18 17 (2.26%) 3PAR
18 17 (2.26%) McAfee
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Premier IT
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £100 - £150 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Stott & May
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
South East London
IWM
Rate: From £36,733 to £41,566 per annum + 20.9% employer pension contributio
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago