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 June 2016 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 148 114 165
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +51
Contract jobs citing WAN 361 472 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.67% 2.02% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.97% 15.26% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 325 229
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 10
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £11.20 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £30.50 £34.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +28.57%
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
3017 3094 2788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.94% 13.25% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2053 1996 1796
Median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 93 81
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.86 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.67% -2.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £15.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +38.88%

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 June 2016.

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 June 2016.

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 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 77 £475 +11.76% 17
Croydon -10 4 £511 +63.60% 3
Bromley -7 2 - -
Wimbledon - 2 £250 -
Docklands, London +8 1 - -
Canary Wharf +5 1 £375 -
Hendon - 1 £550 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, 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.

1 590 (82.06%) LAN
2 405 (56.33%) Cisco
3 345 (47.98%) Firewall
4 243 (33.80%) Cisco Certification
5 222 (30.88%) Windows
6 180 (25.03%) CCNP
7 169 (23.50%) Wireless
8 167 (23.23%) Data Centre
9 163 (22.67%) Active Directory
9 163 (22.67%) VPN
10 159 (22.11%) ITIL
11 152 (21.14%) TCP/IP
11 152 (21.14%) Finance
12 139 (19.33%) VMware
13 131 (18.22%) Network Security
14 123 (17.11%) Microsoft
15 119 (16.55%) CheckPoint
16 116 (16.13%) Linux
17 115 (15.99%) MPLS
18 108 (15.02%) DNS
19 105 (14.60%) VoIP
20 95 (13.21%) CCNA
21 92 (12.80%) Citrix
22 89 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
23 88 (12.24%) Juniper
24 87 (12.10%) SAN
25 85 (11.82%) BGP
26 81 (11.27%) CCIE
27 78 (10.85%) Windows Server
28 76 (10.57%) DHCP

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 68 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 34 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (3.89%) SharePoint
4 23 (3.20%) IIS
4 23 (3.20%) Tomcat
5 22 (3.06%) Apache
5 22 (3.06%) Skype for Business
6 19 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (1.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 12 (1.67%) JBoss
8 12 (1.67%) OpenStack
8 12 (1.67%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
11 8 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.70%) Confluence
12 5 (0.70%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.56%) nginx
14 3 (0.42%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 45 (6.26%) MS Office
2 41 (5.70%) MS Excel
3 20 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.95%) MS Project
5 8 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Eikon
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 55 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (4.17%) Office 365
3 20 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.09%) IaaS
5 14 (1.95%) PaaS
6 8 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.97%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.42%) SaaS
9 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.28%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (0.28%) GitHub
9 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 590 (82.06%) LAN
2 345 (47.98%) Firewall
3 169 (23.50%) Wireless
4 163 (22.67%) VPN
5 152 (21.14%) TCP/IP
6 131 (18.22%) Network Security
7 115 (15.99%) MPLS
8 108 (15.02%) DNS
9 105 (14.60%) VoIP
10 87 (12.10%) SAN
11 85 (11.82%) BGP
12 76 (10.57%) DHCP
13 73 (10.15%) OSPF
14 70 (9.74%) Cisco ASA
15 57 (7.93%) Cisco Nexus
16 55 (7.65%) Internet
17 47 (6.54%) EIGRP
18 44 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
19 39 (5.42%) VLAN
20 38 (5.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.67%) Hadoop
2 12 (1.67%) HBase
3 8 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.70%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (0.56%) MySQL
6 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.28%) Big Data
8 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.28%) OLTP
8 2 (0.28%) QlikView
9 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.14%) DB2
9 1 (0.14%) OLAP
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (3.76%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.11%) Artifactory
3 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.42%) Hudson
3 3 (0.42%) JIRA
3 3 (0.42%) Subversion
4 2 (0.28%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 152 (21.14%) Finance
2 64 (8.90%) Banking
3 45 (6.26%) Retail
4 42 (5.84%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.76%) Legal
6 22 (3.06%) Law
7 13 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.97%) Advertising
9 6 (0.83%) Games
9 6 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.56%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.42%) Back Office
11 3 (0.42%) Marketing
11 3 (0.42%) Publishing
12 2 (0.28%) Billing
12 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 199 (27.68%) Network Engineer
2 126 (17.52%) Architect
3 71 (9.87%) Analyst
3 71 (9.87%) Project Manager
4 60 (8.34%) Cisco Engineer
5 51 (7.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 51 (7.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 51 (7.09%) Senior Network Engineer
6 50 (6.95%) Network Architect
7 40 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 40 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
8 38 (5.29%) Security Engineer
9 32 (4.45%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (4.45%) Support Engineer
10 31 (4.31%) Network Analyst
10 31 (4.31%) Network Security Engineer
11 30 (4.17%) Network Manager
12 23 (3.20%) Consultant
13 22 (3.06%) Network Support
14 21 (2.92%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.34%) HTML
1 24 (3.34%) Middleware
2 20 (2.78%) 802.1X
3 11 (1.53%) Web Services
3 11 (1.53%) XML
4 10 (1.39%) Rendezvous
5 9 (1.25%) XSLT
6 5 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.56%) .NET
7 4 (0.56%) XMPP
8 2 (0.28%) boto
8 2 (0.28%) CSS
8 2 (0.28%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.28%) SOAP
9 1 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.14%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.14%) OpenID
9 1 (0.14%) REST
9 1 (0.14%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.14%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 167 (23.23%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 27 (3.76%) Clustering
5 24 (3.34%) Blackberry
6 21 (2.92%) Public Cloud
7 15 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.81%) Replication
9 11 (1.53%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (1.39%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (0.97%) iPhone
11 7 (0.97%) Statistics
12 6 (0.83%) BYOD
12 6 (0.83%) PMI
12 6 (0.83%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.70%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.70%) NHS
14 4 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 222 (30.88%) Windows
2 116 (16.13%) Linux
3 78 (10.85%) Windows Server
4 64 (8.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (6.82%) Unix
6 47 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (6.26%) Windows 7
8 41 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (4.17%) Solaris
10 25 (3.48%) Windows XP
11 15 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.25%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.11%) Android
13 8 (1.11%) CentOS
13 8 (1.11%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.83%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.83%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.70%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (22.11%) ITIL
2 70 (9.74%) Network Design
2 70 (9.74%) Project Management
3 65 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (9.04%) Migration
4 59 (8.21%) Network Monitoring
5 52 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 51 (7.09%) PRINCE2
7 50 (6.95%) Network Management
8 45 (6.26%) Change Management
9 44 (6.12%) High Availability
10 30 (4.17%) DevOps
10 30 (4.17%) Load Balancing
11 25 (3.48%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (3.48%) SIEM
12 23 (3.20%) Service Management
12 23 (3.20%) Technical Architecture
13 22 (3.06%) Kalman Filter
13 22 (3.06%) Network Architecture
14 21 (2.92%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 53 (7.37%) SQL
2 32 (4.45%) Python
3 31 (4.31%) PowerShell
4 26 (3.62%) Bash Shell
5 20 (2.78%) Perl
6 18 (2.50%) Java
7 10 (1.39%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.25%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.56%) Lisp
10 2 (0.28%) AppleScript
10 2 (0.28%) C
10 2 (0.28%) Ruby
11 1 (0.14%) C#
11 1 (0.14%) C++
11 1 (0.14%) Korn
11 1 (0.14%) PHP
11 1 (0.14%) Tcl
11 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 243 (33.80%) Cisco Certification
2 180 (25.03%) CCNP
3 95 (13.21%) CCNA
4 81 (11.27%) CCIE
5 69 (9.60%) Security Cleared
6 43 (5.98%) CCDP
7 42 (5.84%) SC Cleared
8 40 (5.56%) Degree
9 25 (3.48%) DV Cleared
10 18 (2.50%) CCSE
11 15 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (1.95%) CISSP
12 14 (1.95%) PMI Certification
13 13 (1.81%) PMP
14 11 (1.53%) MCSE
15 10 (1.39%) CCSA
15 10 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (1.39%) JNCIP
15 10 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 9 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.45%) SLA
2 9 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.83%) QA
4 2 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.14%) MiFID
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 89 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.73%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.03%) VMware ESX
5 23 (3.20%) vSphere
5 23 (3.20%) XenApp
6 22 (3.06%) Xen
7 21 (2.92%) NFS
8 19 (2.64%) SRDF
9 17 (2.36%) KVM
10 16 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (1.95%) XenDesktop
12 11 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (1.11%) DFS Replication
13 8 (1.11%) ProxySG
14 7 (0.97%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.83%) XenServer
16 5 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 5 (0.70%) Veritas File System
16 5 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 40 (5.56%) SCCM
2 25 (3.48%) Ansible
3 21 (2.92%) Puppet
4 16 (2.23%) FortiGate
5 15 (2.09%) SCOM
6 12 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 11 (1.53%) Nagios
8 10 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
9 9 (1.25%) BladeLogic
10 8 (1.11%) SCVMM
11 7 (0.97%) Cacti
11 7 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.97%) vMotion
11 7 (0.97%) WSUS
12 6 (0.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Management
12 6 (0.83%) SmokePing
13 5 (0.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 405 (56.33%) Cisco
2 139 (19.33%) VMware
3 123 (17.11%) Microsoft
4 119 (16.55%) CheckPoint
5 92 (12.80%) Citrix
6 88 (12.24%) Juniper
7 62 (8.62%) F5
8 51 (7.09%) Oracle
9 50 (6.95%) HP
10 44 (6.12%) Riverbed
11 41 (5.70%) NetApp
12 38 (5.29%) SolarWinds
13 31 (4.31%) EMC
13 31 (4.31%) Remedy
14 29 (4.03%) Blue Coat
15 28 (3.89%) NICE Systems
16 26 (3.62%) IBM
17 23 (3.20%) Palo Alto
18 22 (3.06%) Aruba
19 18 (2.50%) Intel
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