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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / London
Rank 151 137 151
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing WAN 324 366 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.67% 1.73% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.10% 13.69% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 222 218
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £276 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £608 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £353
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £17.88 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.50 £63.50 £86.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £22.60
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +21.70%

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
2473 2673 2868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.72% 12.64% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1670 1750 1850
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 61 88
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.62 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.88% +13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +9 50 £413 - 17
Croydon +11 11 £450 -5.26% 1
West End of London 0 2 £386 -33.40% 1
Docklands, London -3 2 £600 +14.28%
Harrow 0 1 £438 -0.84%
Hayes - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £400 - 3
Chessington - 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 521 (80.28%) LAN
2 394 (60.71%) Cisco
3 320 (49.31%) Firewall
4 202 (31.12%) Windows
5 196 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
6 188 (28.97%) VPN
7 163 (25.12%) VMware
8 156 (24.04%) Wireless
9 141 (21.73%) Microsoft
10 140 (21.57%) TCP/IP
11 139 (21.42%) Active Directory
12 138 (21.26%) CCNP
13 130 (20.03%) Data Centre
14 126 (19.41%) Finance
15 123 (18.95%) MPLS
16 113 (17.41%) Network Security
17 110 (16.95%) ITIL
18 104 (16.02%) Juniper
19 103 (15.87%) CheckPoint
20 102 (15.72%) CCNA
20 102 (15.72%) DNS
21 99 (15.25%) Citrix
22 96 (14.79%) Cisco ASA
23 94 (14.48%) Security Cleared
23 94 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
24 84 (12.94%) Linux
25 81 (12.48%) Internet
26 79 (12.17%) BGP
27 78 (12.02%) VoIP
27 78 (12.02%) SC Cleared

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 47 (7.24%) MS Exchange
2 40 (6.16%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.39%) Apache
3 22 (3.39%) IIS
4 21 (3.24%) Skype for Business
5 16 (2.47%) Tomcat
6 14 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.16%) WebSphere
7 13 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
9 8 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 7 (1.08%) DataSynapse
11 5 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.77%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.62%) GroupWise
12 4 (0.62%) JBoss
13 3 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 46 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 38 (5.86%) MS Office
3 18 (2.77%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.46%) MS Project
5 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.46%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 77 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (8.47%) Office 365
4 29 (4.47%) IaaS
5 24 (3.70%) PaaS
6 18 (2.77%) SaaS
7 15 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.77%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.62%) Akamai
11 4 (0.62%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.15%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 521 (80.28%) LAN
2 320 (49.31%) Firewall
3 188 (28.97%) VPN
4 156 (24.04%) Wireless
5 140 (21.57%) TCP/IP
6 123 (18.95%) MPLS
7 113 (17.41%) Network Security
8 102 (15.72%) DNS
9 96 (14.79%) Cisco ASA
10 81 (12.48%) Internet
11 79 (12.17%) BGP
12 78 (12.02%) VoIP
13 76 (11.71%) DHCP
14 73 (11.25%) OSPF
15 70 (10.79%) SAN
16 59 (9.09%) WLAN
17 49 (7.55%) IPsec
18 41 (6.32%) VLAN
19 40 (6.16%) Cisco IOS
19 40 (6.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.31%) Hadoop
3 10 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.23%) HBase
6 7 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.08%) MySQL
6 7 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.77%) Big Data
8 4 (0.62%) DB2
8 4 (0.62%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.31%) Redis
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.15%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.15%) HCatalog
Development Applications
1 10 (1.54%) JIRA
2 8 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.08%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.62%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.46%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.46%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.31%) Maven
6 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 126 (19.41%) Finance
2 40 (6.16%) Banking
3 38 (5.86%) Telecoms
4 26 (4.01%) Legal
4 26 (4.01%) Retail
5 11 (1.69%) Back Office
6 7 (1.08%) Billing
7 6 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.92%) Marketing
8 4 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.62%) Law
8 4 (0.62%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.46%) Advertising
9 3 (0.46%) Games
9 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.31%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (23.27%) Network Engineer
2 142 (21.88%) Architect
3 78 (12.02%) Analyst
4 51 (7.86%) Network Architect
5 41 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
6 39 (6.01%) Support Engineer
7 37 (5.70%) Cisco Engineer
7 37 (5.70%) Infrastructure Architect
8 35 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (5.08%) Network Analyst
10 32 (4.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 32 (4.93%) Project Manager
11 28 (4.31%) Infrastructure Manager
12 26 (4.01%) Consultant
13 25 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
14 23 (3.54%) Administrator
14 23 (3.54%) Support Analyst
14 23 (3.54%) Technical Architect
15 21 (3.24%) Security Architect
16 20 (3.08%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.01%) 802.1X
2 32 (4.93%) Web Services
3 17 (2.62%) Middleware
4 15 (2.31%) Elastic Stack
5 13 (2.00%) HTML
6 8 (1.23%) XML
7 7 (1.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 7 (1.08%) Rendezvous
7 7 (1.08%) XSLT
8 5 (0.77%) XMPP
9 3 (0.46%) CSS
9 3 (0.46%) JSON
9 3 (0.46%) RESTful
9 3 (0.46%) SOAP
10 2 (0.31%) .NET
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.15%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.15%) HTML5
11 1 (0.15%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 1 (0.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 130 (20.03%) Data Centre
2 51 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
5 17 (2.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 15 (2.31%) Smartphone
7 13 (2.00%) PKI
8 12 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.69%) Clustering
9 11 (1.69%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.54%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.54%) Replication
11 9 (1.39%) NHS
12 7 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.08%) PMI
12 7 (1.08%) RSA SecurID
13 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.77%) iSeries
14 5 (0.77%) Private Cloud
15 4 (0.62%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 202 (31.12%) Windows
2 84 (12.94%) Linux
3 78 (12.02%) Windows Server
4 42 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (5.39%) Unix
5 35 (5.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (5.24%) Windows 7
7 33 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.93%) Solaris
9 16 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (2.47%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.54%) Android
11 9 (1.39%) SUSE
12 8 (1.23%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.08%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.08%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.31%) CentOS
15 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (16.95%) ITIL
2 62 (9.55%) Project Management
3 60 (9.24%) Migration
4 59 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 59 (9.09%) Service Management
5 48 (7.40%) Network Design
6 47 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (7.24%) DevOps
6 47 (7.24%) PRINCE2
7 40 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (6.01%) Change Management
9 36 (5.55%) Network Management
10 29 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 28 (4.31%) High Availability
11 28 (4.31%) Network Architecture
12 27 (4.16%) Information Security
13 26 (4.01%) Problem Management
14 23 (3.54%) SIEM
15 22 (3.39%) Network Monitoring
16 21 (3.24%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 54 (8.32%) SQL
2 18 (2.77%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.54%) Java
4 7 (1.08%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.08%) Python
5 6 (0.92%) C
5 6 (0.92%) Perl
5 6 (0.92%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.46%) Korn
7 2 (0.31%) Lisp
7 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.31%) VBScript
8 1 (0.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 196 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (21.26%) CCNP
3 102 (15.72%) CCNA
4 94 (14.48%) Security Cleared
5 78 (12.02%) SC Cleared
6 72 (11.09%) CCIE
7 31 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (4.62%) MCSE
9 21 (3.24%) JNCIS
10 20 (3.08%) CCSA
11 16 (2.47%) CCDP
11 16 (2.47%) DV Cleared
11 16 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 15 (2.31%) CISSP
12 15 (2.31%) JNCIP
13 14 (2.16%) JNCIA
13 14 (2.16%) PMP
14 13 (2.00%) CCDA
14 13 (2.00%) PMI Certification
15 12 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.24%) PCI DSS
2 23 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (3.54%) SLA
3 10 (1.54%) QA
4 9 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.92%) RMADS
5 6 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.46%) PMO
7 2 (0.31%) BS25999
7 2 (0.31%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 139 (21.42%) Active Directory
2 94 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.93%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.93%) vSphere
5 17 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.31%) XenApp
7 13 (2.00%) Docker
7 13 (2.00%) KVM
8 12 (1.85%) VMware ESX
9 11 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (1.54%) NFS
10 10 (1.54%) Xen
11 9 (1.39%) SRDF
11 9 (1.39%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (1.23%) ProxySG
12 8 (1.23%) vCloud
13 6 (0.92%) Firmware
14 4 (0.62%) NDS
14 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (4.31%) SCCM
2 22 (3.39%) FortiGate
3 20 (3.08%) Puppet
4 19 (2.93%) Ansible
5 14 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 12 (1.85%) Nagios
6 12 (1.85%) Nessus
6 12 (1.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 11 (1.69%) ZABBIX
8 10 (1.54%) Cisco UCCX
9 9 (1.39%) Terraform
10 8 (1.23%) Backup Exec
10 8 (1.23%) Kubernetes
11 7 (1.08%) AirWatch
11 7 (1.08%) Consul
11 7 (1.08%) Packer
11 7 (1.08%) Rsyslog
11 7 (1.08%) yum
12 6 (0.92%) QRadar
12 6 (0.92%) vMotion
Vendors
1 394 (60.71%) Cisco
2 163 (25.12%) VMware
3 141 (21.73%) Microsoft
4 104 (16.02%) Juniper
5 103 (15.87%) CheckPoint
6 99 (15.25%) Citrix
7 54 (8.32%) Palo Alto
8 51 (7.86%) F5
9 46 (7.09%) HP
10 42 (6.47%) Oracle
11 35 (5.39%) Riverbed
12 32 (4.93%) Aruba
13 31 (4.78%) SolarWinds
14 30 (4.62%) Fortinet
15 27 (4.16%) Blue Coat
16 26 (4.01%) Avaya
17 23 (3.54%) Meraki
17 23 (3.54%) NetApp
17 23 (3.54%) Red Hat
18 21 (3.24%) Dell
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