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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / London
Rank 145 135 142
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 351 362 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.80% 1.75% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.15% 13.75% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 223 226
Median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £390 £341
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 10
Median hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +73.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £18.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £65.00 £18.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.85%

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
2480 2632 2722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.75% 12.75% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1671 1717 1822
Median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 64
Median hourly rate £43.25 £24.23 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.49% +29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +27 62 £400 -3.03% 23
Croydon 0 17 £528 +15.61%
New Malden -8 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £600 -
Hammersmith - 2 £258 -
Chessington - 2 - -
Hayes - 2 £365 -
Bromley +3 1 £325 +36.84%
Hounslow +1 1 - -
Canary Wharf -2 1 £675 +219.52%
Harrow - 1 £438 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 563 (81.24%) LAN
2 422 (60.89%) Cisco
3 329 (47.47%) Firewall
4 202 (29.15%) Windows
5 194 (27.99%) Cisco Certification
6 185 (26.70%) VPN
7 179 (25.83%) VMware
8 160 (23.09%) TCP/IP
9 152 (21.93%) Data Centre
10 151 (21.79%) Wireless
11 149 (21.50%) Microsoft
12 138 (19.91%) Active Directory
13 134 (19.34%) CCNP
14 128 (18.47%) Finance
15 124 (17.89%) MPLS
16 110 (15.87%) Network Security
17 108 (15.58%) Cisco ASA
17 108 (15.58%) Juniper
18 105 (15.15%) DNS
19 104 (15.01%) CCNA
19 104 (15.01%) ITIL
20 101 (14.57%) Citrix
21 100 (14.43%) Security Cleared
22 98 (14.14%) CheckPoint
23 97 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
24 89 (12.84%) Windows Server
25 88 (12.70%) VoIP
26 86 (12.41%) SC Cleared
27 85 (12.27%) Internet
28 82 (11.83%) Linux

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 49 (7.07%) MS Exchange
2 36 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 23 (3.32%) Apache
4 21 (3.03%) IIS
5 20 (2.89%) Skype for Business
6 18 (2.60%) Tomcat
7 17 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (2.45%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 8 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.15%) JBoss
9 8 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (0.58%) CMS
10 4 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.58%) GroupWise
10 4 (0.58%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 38 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.75%) MS Office
3 21 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.43%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.14%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 77 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (8.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (8.37%) Office 365
4 29 (4.18%) IaaS
5 27 (3.90%) PaaS
5 27 (3.90%) SaaS
6 12 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.72%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.58%) Akamai
9 4 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.58%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.14%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 563 (81.24%) LAN
2 329 (47.47%) Firewall
3 185 (26.70%) VPN
4 160 (23.09%) TCP/IP
5 151 (21.79%) Wireless
6 124 (17.89%) MPLS
7 110 (15.87%) Network Security
8 108 (15.58%) Cisco ASA
9 105 (15.15%) DNS
10 88 (12.70%) VoIP
11 85 (12.27%) Internet
12 80 (11.54%) BGP
13 79 (11.40%) DHCP
14 75 (10.82%) OSPF
15 73 (10.53%) SAN
16 57 (8.23%) WLAN
17 50 (7.22%) IPsec
18 45 (6.49%) Cisco Nexus
19 44 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
20 41 (5.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.31%) Hadoop
3 9 (1.30%) HBase
3 9 (1.30%) MySQL
3 9 (1.30%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.58%) DB2
6 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.43%) Big Data
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.29%) Redis
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.14%) Riak
Development Applications
1 11 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.30%) JIRA
3 7 (1.01%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.43%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.29%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.29%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.29%) Maven
5 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 128 (18.47%) Finance
2 50 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 48 (6.93%) Banking
4 27 (3.90%) Retail
5 22 (3.17%) Legal
6 11 (1.59%) Back Office
7 7 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.01%) Law
8 6 (0.87%) Billing
9 5 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.58%) Advertising
10 4 (0.58%) Marketing
11 3 (0.43%) Games
11 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.29%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 155 (22.37%) Network Engineer
2 150 (21.65%) Architect
3 66 (9.52%) Analyst
4 62 (8.95%) Network Architect
5 47 (6.78%) Project Manager
6 44 (6.35%) Senior Network Engineer
7 43 (6.20%) Cisco Engineer
8 42 (6.06%) Support Engineer
9 39 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 38 (5.48%) Infrastructure Manager
11 37 (5.34%) Infrastructure Architect
12 36 (5.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 27 (3.90%) Consultant
14 25 (3.61%) Security Engineer
15 24 (3.46%) Network Analyst
16 23 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
17 22 (3.17%) Administrator
17 22 (3.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 22 (3.17%) Network Support
17 22 (3.17%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.05%) 802.1X
2 33 (4.76%) Web Services
3 21 (3.03%) Middleware
4 16 (2.31%) HTML
5 14 (2.02%) ELK Stack
6 11 (1.59%) XML
7 10 (1.44%) XSLT
8 7 (1.01%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 7 (1.01%) Rendezvous
8 7 (1.01%) XMPP
9 4 (0.58%) .NET
9 4 (0.58%) CSS
10 3 (0.43%) HTML5
10 3 (0.43%) RESTful
10 3 (0.43%) SOAP
11 2 (0.29%) Natural Language Processing
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.29%) REST
12 1 (0.14%) JSON
12 1 (0.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 152 (21.93%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
5 17 (2.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 13 (1.88%) Clustering
6 13 (1.88%) Public Cloud
7 12 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (1.59%) Replication
8 11 (1.59%) Smartphone
8 11 (1.59%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.44%) PKI
10 9 (1.30%) NHS
10 9 (1.30%) PMI
11 7 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.01%) Online Banking
12 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.87%) RSA SecurID
13 5 (0.72%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 202 (29.15%) Windows
2 89 (12.84%) Windows Server
3 82 (11.83%) Linux
4 53 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (5.48%) Unix
6 37 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (4.04%) Windows 7
9 23 (3.32%) Solaris
10 14 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (2.02%) Windows 10
11 11 (1.59%) SUSE
12 8 (1.15%) Android
12 8 (1.15%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.87%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.72%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.43%) CentOS
15 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (15.01%) ITIL
2 65 (9.38%) Migration
2 65 (9.38%) Project Management
3 61 (8.80%) Load Balancing
4 58 (8.37%) Service Management
5 50 (7.22%) Network Design
5 50 (7.22%) PRINCE2
6 49 (7.07%) Change Management
7 48 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 46 (6.64%) DevOps
9 43 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (5.19%) SIEM
11 32 (4.62%) Security Operations
12 31 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 31 (4.47%) Kalman Filter
12 31 (4.47%) Network Architecture
13 30 (4.33%) Identity Access Management
14 29 (4.18%) High Availability
15 28 (4.04%) Vulnerability Management
16 27 (3.90%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 52 (7.50%) SQL
2 21 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.59%) Java
4 10 (1.44%) Python
5 9 (1.30%) Perl
5 9 (1.30%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.15%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.01%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.72%) C
9 3 (0.43%) PHP
10 2 (0.29%) C#
10 2 (0.29%) C++
10 2 (0.29%) Korn
10 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.14%) Lisp
11 1 (0.14%) Tcl
11 1 (0.14%) VB
11 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 194 (27.99%) Cisco Certification
2 134 (19.34%) CCNP
3 104 (15.01%) CCNA
4 100 (14.43%) Security Cleared
5 86 (12.41%) SC Cleared
6 71 (10.25%) CCIE
7 32 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (4.33%) MCSE
9 20 (2.89%) DV Cleared
9 20 (2.89%) JNCIS
9 20 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 19 (2.74%) CCSA
11 17 (2.45%) PMI Certification
12 16 (2.31%) CCDP
12 16 (2.31%) JNCIA
12 16 (2.31%) JNCIP
13 15 (2.16%) CCDA
13 15 (2.16%) CISSP
13 15 (2.16%) PMP
14 13 (1.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.49%) PCI DSS
2 34 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (3.32%) SLA
4 17 (2.45%) RMADS
5 8 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (1.01%) QA
7 6 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.29%) COBIT
9 1 (0.14%) BS25999
System Software
1 138 (19.91%) Active Directory
2 97 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (6.64%) Hyper-V
4 34 (4.91%) vSphere
5 21 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (2.45%) XenApp
7 16 (2.31%) KVM
8 13 (1.88%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.73%) Docker
9 12 (1.73%) Xen
10 11 (1.59%) NFS
11 10 (1.44%) SRDF
11 10 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (1.30%) Terminal Services
13 8 (1.15%) Firmware
13 8 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (1.01%) ProxySG
14 7 (1.01%) vCloud
15 5 (0.72%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.58%) NDS
Systems Management
1 32 (4.62%) SCCM
2 24 (3.46%) Nessus
2 24 (3.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 23 (3.32%) Puppet
4 22 (3.17%) Ansible
5 16 (2.31%) FortiGate
6 11 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (1.30%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.30%) Nagios
7 9 (1.30%) ZABBIX
8 8 (1.15%) AirWatch
9 7 (1.01%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (1.01%) Consul
9 7 (1.01%) Packer
9 7 (1.01%) Rsyslog
9 7 (1.01%) Terraform
9 7 (1.01%) yum
10 6 (0.87%) OPNET
10 6 (0.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 422 (60.89%) Cisco
2 179 (25.83%) VMware
3 149 (21.50%) Microsoft
4 108 (15.58%) Juniper
5 101 (14.57%) Citrix
6 98 (14.14%) CheckPoint
7 50 (7.22%) Oracle
8 49 (7.07%) Palo Alto
9 45 (6.49%) F5
10 42 (6.06%) Riverbed
11 41 (5.92%) HP
12 31 (4.47%) Aruba
13 30 (4.33%) Blue Coat
14 28 (4.04%) Fortinet
15 27 (3.90%) Avaya
16 26 (3.75%) SolarWinds
17 25 (3.61%) IBM
18 24 (3.46%) AlienVault
18 24 (3.46%) Dell
18 24 (3.46%) NetApp
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