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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 119 122 138
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing WAN 463 422 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.95% 1.76% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.42% 13.55% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 268 269
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£375 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £309
% change year-on-year
- +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 13
Average hourly rate £28.66 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.74% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £70.15 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -11.62%
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
3003 3115 3049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.01% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1928 1970
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +28 133 £425 +21.42% 20
Croydon -20 4 £525 +44.82% 1
Docklands, London -6 3 £430 -18.09%
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Canary Wharf -8 2 £363 +113.23%
Hammersmith - 2 £475 -
Ilford 0 1 - -
Bromley -6 1 £215 -18.86%
Chessington - 1 £375 -
Mitcham - 1 - -
Stanmore - 1 £400 -
Teddington - 1 £250 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 767 (86.37%) LAN
2 551 (62.05%) Cisco
3 431 (48.54%) Firewall
4 349 (39.30%) Windows
5 274 (30.86%) Cisco Certification
6 241 (27.14%) CheckPoint
7 238 (26.80%) Microsoft
8 224 (25.23%) Finance
9 223 (25.11%) Active Directory
10 220 (24.77%) VMware
11 215 (24.21%) VPN
12 212 (23.87%) MPLS
12 212 (23.87%) Data Centre
13 197 (22.18%) TCP/IP
14 186 (20.95%) ITIL
15 185 (20.83%) CCNP
16 179 (20.16%) Juniper
17 176 (19.82%) Wireless
18 175 (19.71%) DNS
19 162 (18.24%) Citrix
20 153 (17.23%) BGP
21 150 (16.89%) SAN
22 144 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
23 135 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
24 129 (14.53%) DHCP
25 128 (14.41%) OSPF
25 128 (14.41%) Network Security
26 126 (14.19%) F5
27 124 (13.96%) VLAN
27 124 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 109 (12.27%) MS Exchange
2 53 (5.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 44 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (4.84%) IIS
5 37 (4.17%) Lync
6 32 (3.60%) SharePoint
7 25 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 15 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.13%) Apache
9 10 (1.13%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
10 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.68%) CMS
11 6 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.56%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.34%) Eucalyptus
13 3 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 82 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 75 (8.45%) MS Office
3 29 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 25 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.68%) MS Project
6 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.79%) RMDS
2 2 (0.23%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.11%) Agresso
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.27%) Office 365
2 13 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.90%) SaaS
5 5 (0.56%) PaaS
6 4 (0.45%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.23%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.23%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.23%) IaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Yammer
8 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 767 (86.37%) LAN
2 431 (48.54%) Firewall
3 215 (24.21%) VPN
4 212 (23.87%) MPLS
5 197 (22.18%) TCP/IP
6 176 (19.82%) Wireless
7 175 (19.71%) DNS
8 153 (17.23%) BGP
9 150 (16.89%) SAN
10 144 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
11 129 (14.53%) DHCP
12 128 (14.41%) OSPF
12 128 (14.41%) Network Security
13 124 (13.96%) VLAN
14 111 (12.50%) IPsec
15 110 (12.39%) EIGRP
15 110 (12.39%) VoIP
16 102 (11.49%) Cisco Nexus
17 86 (9.68%) Internet
18 78 (8.78%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.01%) Big Data
4 9 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (0.79%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.79%) HBase
6 6 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (0.45%) MySQL
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.23%) DB2
9 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.23%) SQLite
10 1 (0.11%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.34%) Maven
3 3 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.23%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.11%) GCC
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.11%) Hudson
5 1 (0.11%) JIRA
5 1 (0.11%) MSI
5 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 224 (25.23%) Finance
2 59 (6.64%) Telecoms
3 51 (5.74%) Banking
4 30 (3.38%) Multimedia
5 21 (2.36%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.80%) Back Office
7 16 (1.80%) Legal
8 15 (1.69%) Advertising
9 11 (1.24%) Retail
10 9 (1.01%) Law
10 9 (1.01%) French Language
11 7 (0.79%) Publishing
12 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.56%) Local Government
14 3 (0.34%) Japanese Language
15 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.23%) Billing
15 2 (0.23%) Games
16 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 242 (27.25%) Network Engineer
2 125 (14.08%) Analyst
3 90 (10.14%) Architect
4 85 (9.57%) Project Manager
5 62 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 58 (6.53%) Senior Network Engineer
7 56 (6.31%) Support Engineer
8 47 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 47 (5.29%) Infrastructure Architect
9 46 (5.18%) Consultant
10 40 (4.50%) Support Analyst
10 40 (4.50%) Desktop Support
11 38 (4.28%) Infrastructure Manager
12 33 (3.72%) Cisco Engineer
13 31 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
14 29 (3.27%) Network Architect
15 25 (2.82%) Security Engineer
15 25 (2.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 23 (2.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 22 (2.48%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.97%) 802.1X
2 24 (2.70%) Middleware
3 17 (1.91%) XMPP
4 15 (1.69%) Web Services
5 10 (1.13%) FIX Protocol
6 9 (1.01%) HTML
7 7 (0.79%) XML
7 7 (0.79%) Rendezvous
8 6 (0.68%) XSLT
9 5 (0.56%) Ultra Messaging
10 4 (0.45%) REST
11 3 (0.34%) .NET
11 3 (0.34%) Java EE
12 2 (0.23%) JSON
12 2 (0.23%) Application Packaging
12 2 (0.23%) Ajax
12 2 (0.23%) CSS
12 2 (0.23%) SOAP
12 2 (0.23%) Django
13 1 (0.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 212 (23.87%) Data Centre
2 66 (7.43%) Blackberry
3 47 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (4.62%) Video Conferencing
5 34 (3.83%) PKI
6 21 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.03%) Thin Client
7 18 (2.03%) Fat Client
8 16 (1.80%) PMI
8 16 (1.80%) Clustering
9 15 (1.69%) IVR
9 15 (1.69%) Replication
10 13 (1.46%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.46%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.24%) NHS
12 10 (1.13%) iPhone
13 9 (1.01%) BYOD
14 8 (0.90%) EqualLogic
14 8 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.90%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 349 (39.30%) Windows
2 135 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 121 (13.63%) Linux
4 98 (11.04%) Windows 7
5 93 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 75 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (7.09%) UNIX
8 30 (3.38%) Windows 8
9 28 (3.15%) Android
10 26 (2.93%) Solaris
10 26 (2.93%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.58%) Mac OS X
11 14 (1.58%) Oracle Linux
12 13 (1.46%) Ubuntu
13 11 (1.24%) AIX
13 11 (1.24%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.68%) Windows Phone
15 6 (0.68%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (20.95%) ITIL
2 77 (8.67%) Project Management
3 70 (7.88%) Migration
4 68 (7.66%) Network Management
5 65 (7.32%) Service Management
6 62 (6.98%) PRINCE2
7 59 (6.64%) Load Balancing
8 57 (6.42%) Network Design
9 56 (6.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 44 (4.95%) Service Delivery
11 39 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (4.39%) Performance Management
12 37 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
13 36 (4.05%) Business Continuity
14 35 (3.94%) BCP
15 32 (3.60%) Problem Management
15 32 (3.60%) Time Management
16 30 (3.38%) Change Management
17 27 (3.04%) Kalman Filter
18 26 (2.93%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 80 (9.01%) SQL
2 25 (2.82%) PowerShell
3 19 (2.14%) Java
4 17 (1.91%) VB
5 12 (1.35%) C
6 10 (1.13%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.90%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.79%) Python
9 5 (0.56%) Korn
10 4 (0.45%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.45%) Ruby
10 4 (0.45%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.34%) Perl
11 3 (0.34%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.34%) VBScript
11 3 (0.34%) Lisp
12 2 (0.23%) C++
12 2 (0.23%) Go
13 1 (0.11%) C#
13 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 274 (30.86%) Cisco Certification
2 185 (20.83%) CCNP
3 89 (10.02%) CCNA
4 79 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 63 (7.09%) CCIE
6 56 (6.31%) Security Cleared
7 53 (5.97%) MCSE
8 38 (4.28%) SC Cleared
9 33 (3.72%) Degree
10 24 (2.70%) MCSA
11 23 (2.59%) PMI Certification
12 21 (2.36%) MCDST
13 19 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (2.14%) CCSA
14 18 (2.03%) CCSE
15 17 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.80%) PMP
17 15 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 14 (1.58%) MCP
19 11 (1.24%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.39%) SLA
2 19 (2.14%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.13%) QA
5 8 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.68%) COBIT
7 2 (0.23%) BS7799
7 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 223 (25.11%) Active Directory
2 124 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (8.90%) vSphere
4 59 (6.64%) Hyper-V
5 48 (5.41%) XenApp
6 28 (3.15%) VMware ESX
7 27 (3.04%) NLBS
8 25 (2.82%) ProxySG
9 23 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (2.25%) Xen
11 17 (1.91%) vCloud
12 12 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (1.24%) NFS
13 11 (1.24%) Snort
13 11 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
14 10 (1.13%) XenServer
15 9 (1.01%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.79%) SRDF
16 7 (0.79%) KVM
17 6 (0.68%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 50 (5.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 43 (4.84%) SCCM
3 31 (3.49%) WSUS
4 17 (1.91%) BladeLogic
5 16 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (1.58%) Control-M
7 11 (1.24%) Tivoli
8 10 (1.13%) Backup Exec
9 9 (1.01%) SCOM
10 8 (0.90%) Cisco IPCC
10 8 (0.90%) FortiGate
11 7 (0.79%) Puppet
11 7 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
13 5 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.56%) NetCrunch
13 5 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 551 (62.05%) Cisco
2 241 (27.14%) CheckPoint
3 238 (26.80%) Microsoft
4 220 (24.77%) VMware
5 179 (20.16%) Juniper
6 162 (18.24%) Citrix
7 126 (14.19%) F5
8 81 (9.12%) Blue Coat
9 76 (8.56%) HP
10 65 (7.32%) SolarWinds
11 59 (6.64%) Avaya
12 58 (6.53%) NetApp
13 51 (5.74%) Riverbed
14 47 (5.29%) Dell
15 45 (5.07%) Oracle
16 41 (4.62%) IBM
17 35 (3.94%) Nortel
18 32 (3.60%) Aruba
19 28 (3.15%) Nokia
19 28 (3.15%) Symantec
London
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Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £470 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Professionals in Law
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £549 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: From £480 to £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 per day + competitive
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