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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 152 149 103
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -46
Contract jobs citing WAN 338 294 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.40% 1.36% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.07% 9.92% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 160 328
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 39 23
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £135.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2963 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.57% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1841 2271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 93 £325 -18.75% 36
Croydon -13 8 £550 +69.23%
Docklands, London - 4 £520 -
Hounslow +2 1 - - 1
Hammersmith 0 1 £380 -
Uxbridge -6 1 £350 +40.00%
Chiswick - 1 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Orpington - - - - 2
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 509 (78.55%) LAN
2 343 (52.93%) Cisco
3 250 (38.58%) Firewall
4 246 (37.96%) Windows
5 208 (32.10%) Cisco Certification
6 202 (31.17%) TCP/IP
7 152 (23.46%) Microsoft
8 143 (22.07%) Finance
9 141 (21.76%) Active Directory
10 127 (19.60%) CCNP
11 120 (18.52%) VPN
12 119 (18.36%) ITIL
13 112 (17.28%) VMware
14 110 (16.98%) DNS
14 110 (16.98%) Citrix
15 109 (16.82%) VoIP
16 103 (15.90%) MPLS
17 98 (15.12%) Juniper
18 96 (14.81%) Wireless
19 91 (14.04%) BGP
20 87 (13.43%) CCNA
21 86 (13.27%) DHCP
21 86 (13.27%) CheckPoint
21 86 (13.27%) Network Security
22 85 (13.12%) MS Exchange
23 84 (12.96%) Linux
23 84 (12.96%) SAN
24 80 (12.35%) OSPF
24 80 (12.35%) SQL
25 77 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 85 (13.12%) MS Exchange
2 39 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
3 35 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 34 (5.25%) IIS
5 24 (3.70%) Lync
6 21 (3.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 19 (2.93%) SharePoint
8 16 (2.47%) Apache
9 13 (2.01%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.70%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 8 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
13 7 (1.08%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
16 3 (0.46%) IBM Notes
17 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
17 1 (0.15%) Documentum
Applications
1 58 (8.95%) MS Office
2 57 (8.80%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.08%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.31%) RMDS
2 7 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.31%) Eikon
6 1 (0.15%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.77%) Office 365
1 5 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.62%) SaaS
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.31%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.15%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 509 (78.55%) LAN
2 250 (38.58%) Firewall
3 202 (31.17%) TCP/IP
4 120 (18.52%) VPN
5 110 (16.98%) DNS
6 109 (16.82%) VoIP
7 103 (15.90%) MPLS
8 96 (14.81%) Wireless
9 91 (14.04%) BGP
10 86 (13.27%) DHCP
10 86 (13.27%) Network Security
11 84 (12.96%) SAN
12 80 (12.35%) OSPF
13 69 (10.65%) EIGRP
14 62 (9.57%) Multicast
15 60 (9.26%) Internet
16 57 (8.80%) VLAN
17 54 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
18 50 (7.72%) Cisco IOS
19 45 (6.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.54%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.23%) HBase
5 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.31%) MS Access
7 2 (0.31%) Cognos Impromptu
7 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.15%) Big Data
8 1 (0.15%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.15%) QlikView
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.15%) DB2
8 1 (0.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.23%) JIRA
3 7 (1.08%) Selenium
3 7 (1.08%) FitNesse
3 7 (1.08%) JUnit
4 6 (0.93%) Maven
4 6 (0.93%) ClearCase
4 6 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.31%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.31%) Trac
6 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.15%) ProC
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
General
1 143 (22.07%) Finance
2 68 (10.49%) Banking
3 65 (10.03%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 24 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 24 (3.70%) Back Office
5 20 (3.09%) Law
6 16 (2.47%) French Language
7 15 (2.31%) Legal
8 11 (1.70%) Retail
9 10 (1.54%) Front Office
10 9 (1.39%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.39%) Advertising
11 8 (1.23%) German Language
12 5 (0.77%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.77%) Mandarin Language
12 5 (0.77%) Marketing
13 2 (0.31%) Local Government
13 2 (0.31%) Games
14 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (19.44%) Network Engineer
2 100 (15.43%) Architect
3 82 (12.65%) Analyst
4 48 (7.41%) Consultant
5 39 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
6 37 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 35 (5.40%) Support Engineer
8 29 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 28 (4.32%) Security Engineer
10 25 (3.86%) Administrator
11 24 (3.70%) Network Analyst
11 24 (3.70%) Support Analyst
11 24 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
12 23 (3.55%) Cisco Engineer
12 23 (3.55%) Network Architect
13 22 (3.40%) Network Support
13 22 (3.40%) Technical Architect
14 20 (3.09%) Network Security Engineer
15 18 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
15 18 (2.78%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.93%) HTML
2 16 (2.47%) Middleware
3 14 (2.16%) Rendezvous
4 9 (1.39%) REST
4 9 (1.39%) .NET
5 8 (1.23%) XMPP
5 8 (1.23%) XML
5 8 (1.23%) XSLT
6 7 (1.08%) Web Services
6 7 (1.08%) J2EE
7 3 (0.46%) WSH
8 1 (0.15%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.15%) JAX-WS
8 1 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.15%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.15%) JPA
8 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.15%) DCOM
8 1 (0.15%) CSS
8 1 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.71%) Clustering
2 30 (4.63%) Video Conferencing
3 27 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 25 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.01%) Replication
6 12 (1.85%) Thin Client
6 12 (1.85%) Fat Client
7 11 (1.70%) PKI
8 10 (1.54%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.39%) EqualLogic
9 9 (1.39%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.23%) NHS
11 7 (1.08%) Reference Data
11 7 (1.08%) e-Health
12 6 (0.93%) CESG
12 6 (0.93%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.77%) FlexPod
13 5 (0.77%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.77%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 246 (37.96%) Windows
2 84 (12.96%) Linux
3 77 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (10.65%) UNIX
5 65 (10.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (6.17%) Solaris
7 38 (5.86%) Windows XP
8 34 (5.25%) Windows 7
9 16 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (1.08%) SUSE
12 6 (0.93%) AIX
12 6 (0.93%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.77%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.46%) Android
14 3 (0.46%) VMS
14 3 (0.46%) HPUX
15 2 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (18.36%) ITIL
2 57 (8.80%) Migration
3 54 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 52 (8.02%) Project Management
5 38 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 36 (5.56%) Change Management
7 35 (5.40%) PRINCE2
8 34 (5.25%) Problem Management
9 33 (5.09%) Network Design
10 32 (4.94%) Service Delivery
11 24 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (3.70%) Network Management
12 21 (3.24%) Change Control
12 21 (3.24%) Performance Tuning
13 19 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
14 18 (2.78%) PRINCE
15 17 (2.62%) Benchmarking
15 17 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (2.62%) WAN Optimisation
16 15 (2.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (12.35%) SQL
2 27 (4.17%) Java
3 26 (4.01%) PowerShell
4 21 (3.24%) VB
5 19 (2.93%) C
6 17 (2.62%) Perl
7 7 (1.08%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.93%) VBScript
8 6 (0.93%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.46%) Tcl
9 3 (0.46%) Python
10 2 (0.31%) PHP
10 2 (0.31%) R
11 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 208 (32.10%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (19.60%) CCNP
3 87 (13.43%) CCNA
4 57 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (8.49%) CCIE
6 49 (7.56%) MCSE
7 33 (5.09%) Degree
8 31 (4.78%) ITIL Certification
8 31 (4.78%) Security Cleared
9 22 (3.40%) SC Cleared
10 20 (3.09%) MCITP
11 16 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 16 (2.47%) CCDP
12 15 (2.31%) JNCIS
13 11 (1.70%) CCSP
14 10 (1.54%) MCP
15 9 (1.39%) MCSA
15 9 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (1.23%) CCVP
17 6 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.09%) SLA
2 10 (1.54%) QA
3 6 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.46%) COBIT
5 2 (0.31%) HL7
System Software
1 141 (21.76%) Active Directory
2 66 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.78%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.40%) vSphere
5 21 (3.24%) SRDF
5 21 (3.24%) XenApp
6 20 (3.09%) VMware ESX
7 17 (2.62%) NFS
7 17 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.23%) XenServer
8 8 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.93%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.93%) Xen
9 6 (0.93%) UAG
10 5 (0.77%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.62%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.46%) KVM
12 3 (0.46%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.46%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 36 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 23 (3.55%) SCCM
3 11 (1.70%) SCOM
4 10 (1.54%) Backup Exec
5 9 (1.39%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (1.23%) BladeLogic
6 8 (1.23%) Cisco UCCE
7 7 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.08%) OpenView
8 6 (0.93%) CiscoWorks
8 6 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (0.62%) MOM
9 4 (0.62%) ARCserve
9 4 (0.62%) WSUS
10 3 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.46%) Cacti
10 3 (0.46%) Netcool
11 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.31%) Nagios
Vendors
1 343 (52.93%) Cisco
2 152 (23.46%) Microsoft
3 112 (17.28%) VMware
4 110 (16.98%) Citrix
5 98 (15.12%) Juniper
6 86 (13.27%) CheckPoint
7 74 (11.42%) HP
8 63 (9.72%) F5
9 62 (9.57%) Oracle
10 37 (5.71%) EMC
11 34 (5.25%) NetApp
12 33 (5.09%) Riverbed
13 31 (4.78%) Symantec
13 31 (4.78%) SolarWinds
14 30 (4.63%) Avaya
15 25 (3.86%) Blue Coat
16 22 (3.40%) IBM
16 22 (3.40%) Dell
17 19 (2.93%) Intel
18 18 (2.78%) ProCurve
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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