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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 117 139 128
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 428 402 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.76% 1.59% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.91% 13.22% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 267 253
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £215 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £564 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 26
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.14 £27.50 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -6.97%
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
3078 3041 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.68% 12.07% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1887 1966 2138
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 96 170
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +14 108 £350 -15.96% 43
Hayes - 5 - - 2
Croydon 0 4 £363 +11.53% 4
Bromley - 3 £265 -
Docklands, London - 3 £525 -
Canary Wharf +17 2 £175 -52.70%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £315 -
Uxbridge - 1 - - 1
Ilford - 1 £425 -
Wembley - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 3
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Orpington - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Barking - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 581 (79.92%) LAN
2 397 (54.61%) Cisco
3 294 (40.44%) Firewall
4 250 (34.39%) Windows
5 198 (27.24%) Cisco Certification
6 175 (24.07%) Microsoft
7 162 (22.28%) Finance
8 157 (21.60%) Active Directory
9 151 (20.77%) VPN
10 147 (20.22%) VMware
11 145 (19.94%) TCP/IP
12 124 (17.06%) CCNP
12 124 (17.06%) CheckPoint
12 124 (17.06%) MPLS
13 120 (16.51%) ITIL
14 114 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 109 (14.99%) DNS
16 108 (14.86%) Juniper
17 105 (14.44%) VoIP
17 105 (14.44%) MS Exchange
18 104 (14.31%) Wireless
19 101 (13.89%) BGP
20 100 (13.76%) SAN
21 99 (13.62%) Citrix
22 97 (13.34%) OSPF
23 91 (12.52%) Windows Server 2008
24 89 (12.24%) CCNA
25 85 (11.69%) Network Security
26 82 (11.28%) F5
27 78 (10.73%) MS Excel

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (14.44%) MS Exchange
2 52 (7.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 36 (4.95%) SharePoint
5 35 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 33 (4.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 30 (4.13%) IIS
8 21 (2.89%) Lync
9 16 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.79%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.65%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.38%) Apache
13 9 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.96%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
16 4 (0.55%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
17 3 (0.41%) LiveLink
17 3 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 78 (10.73%) MS Excel
2 71 (9.77%) MS Office
3 15 (2.06%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.51%) MS Project
5 8 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.41%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) SPSS
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.55%) RMDS
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Agresso
3 1 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.38%) Office 365
3 4 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.55%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (0.41%) IaaS
4 3 (0.41%) SaaS
4 3 (0.41%) PaaS
5 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 581 (79.92%) LAN
2 294 (40.44%) Firewall
3 151 (20.77%) VPN
4 145 (19.94%) TCP/IP
5 124 (17.06%) MPLS
6 109 (14.99%) DNS
7 105 (14.44%) VoIP
8 104 (14.31%) Wireless
9 101 (13.89%) BGP
10 100 (13.76%) SAN
11 97 (13.34%) OSPF
12 85 (11.69%) Network Security
13 74 (10.18%) DHCP
14 59 (8.12%) Cisco Nexus
15 58 (7.98%) Multicast
15 58 (7.98%) EIGRP
16 57 (7.84%) Cisco IOS
17 55 (7.57%) IP Telephony
18 53 (7.29%) VLAN
18 53 (7.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.51%) Oracle Database
2 11 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.10%) Oracle Exadata
4 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.83%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.69%) HBase
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.55%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.55%) Big Data
7 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.41%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.41%) Cognos Impromptu
8 3 (0.41%) MS Access
8 3 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.41%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Selenium
1 4 (0.55%) FitNesse
1 4 (0.55%) Jenkins
1 4 (0.55%) JUnit
2 1 (0.14%) FrontPage
2 1 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.14%) Ant
2 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 162 (22.28%) Finance
2 76 (10.45%) Banking
3 74 (10.18%) Telecoms
4 40 (5.50%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.44%) Financial Institution
6 23 (3.16%) French Language
7 19 (2.61%) Spanish Language
8 18 (2.48%) Back Office
9 17 (2.34%) Advertising
9 17 (2.34%) Marketing
10 14 (1.93%) Mandarin Language
10 14 (1.93%) Retail
11 13 (1.79%) Local Government
12 8 (1.10%) Legal
13 7 (0.96%) Publishing
14 6 (0.83%) Law
15 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.55%) Front Office
17 3 (0.41%) Billing
17 3 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 169 (23.25%) Network Engineer
2 106 (14.58%) Architect
3 98 (13.48%) Analyst
4 69 (9.49%) Project Manager
5 44 (6.05%) Senior Network Engineer
6 41 (5.64%) Consultant
7 40 (5.50%) Support Engineer
8 38 (5.23%) Support Analyst
9 37 (5.09%) Cisco Engineer
10 35 (4.81%) Infrastructure Architect
11 31 (4.26%) Network Support
12 29 (3.99%) Infrastructure Manager
13 26 (3.58%) Security Engineer
13 26 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
14 25 (3.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 24 (3.30%) Administrator
16 23 (3.16%) Network Consultant
17 22 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 22 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
18 21 (2.89%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.20%) Middleware
2 12 (1.65%) .NET
2 12 (1.65%) XMPP
3 6 (0.83%) Web Services
4 5 (0.69%) HTML
4 5 (0.69%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.55%) CSS
6 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.41%) XML
6 3 (0.41%) XSLT
6 3 (0.41%) Rendezvous
6 3 (0.41%) Java EE
7 2 (0.28%) J2EE
7 2 (0.28%) WAP
8 1 (0.14%) Ajax
8 1 (0.14%) XHTML
8 1 (0.14%) JSON
8 1 (0.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.60%) Blackberry
2 18 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (2.34%) Replication
3 17 (2.34%) Thin Client
3 17 (2.34%) Fat Client
4 16 (2.20%) Clustering
5 12 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.24%) FMCG
7 8 (1.10%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.10%) Open Source
8 7 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 7 (0.96%) NHS
9 6 (0.83%) PKI
9 6 (0.83%) SecurID
10 5 (0.69%) HACMP
10 5 (0.69%) EqualLogic
10 5 (0.69%) iPhone
11 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.41%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 250 (34.39%) Windows
2 91 (12.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (9.77%) Windows 7
4 70 (9.63%) Linux
5 60 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 54 (7.43%) UNIX
7 29 (3.99%) Windows XP
8 24 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (2.75%) Solaris
10 14 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.38%) Windows Vista
11 10 (1.38%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.10%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.96%) AIX
14 6 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.83%) Android
15 5 (0.69%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.55%) SUSE
17 3 (0.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (16.51%) ITIL
2 74 (10.18%) Migration
3 49 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 48 (6.60%) Network Design
4 48 (6.60%) Project Management
5 43 (5.91%) Service Delivery
6 41 (5.64%) Load Balancing
7 36 (4.95%) PRINCE2
8 32 (4.40%) Network Architecture
9 31 (4.26%) Service Management
10 30 (4.13%) Problem Management
11 27 (3.71%) Change Management
11 27 (3.71%) Change Control
12 25 (3.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (3.44%) WAN Optimisation
12 25 (3.44%) Network Monitoring
13 24 (3.30%) Network Management
13 24 (3.30%) Risk Management
14 23 (3.16%) Low Latency
15 20 (2.75%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 64 (8.80%) SQL
2 15 (2.06%) C
3 14 (1.93%) Java
4 12 (1.65%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.51%) Perl
6 5 (0.69%) VB
7 3 (0.41%) VBScript
7 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.28%) C-shell
8 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.28%) Korn
9 1 (0.14%) C#
9 1 (0.14%) C++
9 1 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 198 (27.24%) Cisco Certification
2 124 (17.06%) CCNP
3 89 (12.24%) CCNA
4 57 (7.84%) Security Cleared
5 52 (7.15%) CCIE
6 51 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (5.64%) MCSE
8 40 (5.50%) SC Cleared
9 35 (4.81%) Degree
10 27 (3.71%) CCDP
11 23 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (2.34%) JNCIS
13 15 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (1.93%) MCITP
15 13 (1.79%) CCVP
15 13 (1.79%) CISSP
16 12 (1.65%) CCSE
17 11 (1.51%) CISM
18 9 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 8 (1.10%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.85%) SLA
2 10 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.24%) QA
3 9 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 157 (21.60%) Active Directory
2 114 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.26%) XenApp
5 27 (3.71%) vSphere
6 23 (3.16%) VMware ESX
7 19 (2.61%) Xen
8 16 (2.20%) NLBS
9 13 (1.79%) Snort
9 13 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.51%) NFS
11 10 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 10 (1.38%) SRDF
12 9 (1.24%) ProxySG
13 8 (1.10%) Terminal Server
13 8 (1.10%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.96%) ISA Server
14 7 (0.96%) XenServer
14 7 (0.96%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (4.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (3.44%) SCCM
3 16 (2.20%) WSUS
4 13 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (1.65%) OPNET
6 10 (1.38%) SCOM
7 7 (0.96%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.83%) BladeLogic
8 6 (0.83%) FortiGate
8 6 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.55%) Control-M
10 4 (0.55%) ARCserve
10 4 (0.55%) OpenView
11 3 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.41%) CiscoWorks
11 3 (0.41%) MIMEsweeper
11 3 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 397 (54.61%) Cisco
2 175 (24.07%) Microsoft
3 147 (20.22%) VMware
4 124 (17.06%) CheckPoint
5 108 (14.86%) Juniper
6 99 (13.62%) Citrix
7 82 (11.28%) F5
8 73 (10.04%) HP
9 53 (7.29%) Blue Coat
10 47 (6.46%) Oracle
11 45 (6.19%) SolarWinds
12 35 (4.81%) IBM
13 27 (3.71%) EMC
13 27 (3.71%) Avaya
13 27 (3.71%) NetApp
14 22 (3.03%) Symantec
15 21 (2.89%) Riverbed
16 18 (2.48%) Aruba
16 18 (2.48%) Mitel
17 17 (2.34%) McAfee
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