The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 93 105 111
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 1162 1012 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.02% 1.92% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.79% 14.17% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 581 491
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 66 120
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.57 £32.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WAN
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN within the UK.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN within the UK.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

WAN
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
England +13 1085 £360 +2.85% 333
London +23 449 £400 +3.22% 116
South East -12 183 £340 -6.20% 76
City of London +15 107 £365 -13.19% 42
South West +7 107 £350 +27.27% 23
West Midlands +3 85 £375 +15.38% 22
East of England +15 76 £300 +17.64% 27
North West -15 73 £313 +5.93% 27
Berkshire -7 52 £409 +12.75% 18
Hampshire -7 45 £325 -23.52% 18
East Midlands +12 42 £383 +39.09% 11
Scotland -6 42 £288 -17.74% 13
Manchester +11 38 £320 +16.36% 14
Devon +6 36 £375 +20.96% 5
Yorkshire +2 35 £275 -15.38% 24
Cambridgeshire +26 31 £250 +20.48% 10
Reading +24 29 £400 - 3
Gloucestershire +4 26 £263 - 1
West Yorkshire +4 24 £225 -30.76% 11
North East -12 24 £400 +100.00% 6
Tyne and Wear -10 23 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire +3 22 £325 -13.33% 1
Birmingham 0 22 £350 +1.44% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £400 - 4
Bristol +2 19 £450 +5.88% 4
Shropshire -4 19 £350 +8.52%
Surrey -12 18 £363 +11.53% 17
Warwickshire +2 17 £410 +32.93% 3
Northamptonshire +11 16 £383 +39.09% 6
Cheshire -25 16 £488 +50.00% 8

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1689 (82.27%) LAN
2 957 (46.61%) Cisco
3 825 (40.19%) Windows
4 783 (38.14%) Firewall
5 560 (27.28%) Cisco Certification
6 470 (22.89%) Microsoft
7 462 (22.50%) Active Directory
8 412 (20.07%) TCP/IP
9 394 (19.19%) VMware
10 385 (18.75%) ITIL
11 383 (18.66%) CCNP
12 373 (18.17%) VPN
13 319 (15.54%) MPLS
14 312 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 305 (14.86%) Citrix
16 294 (14.32%) CCNA
17 287 (13.98%) DNS
18 282 (13.74%) CheckPoint
19 272 (13.25%) Finance
20 271 (13.20%) SAN
21 264 (12.86%) Security Cleared
22 255 (12.42%) Juniper
23 248 (12.08%) MS Exchange
24 244 (11.89%) VoIP
25 239 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
26 235 (11.45%) Network Security
27 234 (11.40%) HP
28 233 (11.35%) BGP
29 228 (11.11%) OSPF
30 224 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 248 (12.08%) MS Exchange
2 117 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 66 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 63 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
6 58 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 53 (2.58%) IIS
8 50 (2.44%) Apache
9 48 (2.34%) IBM Notes
10 42 (2.05%) Lync
11 32 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
12 27 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
13 22 (1.07%) WebSphere
14 17 (0.83%) WebLogic
14 17 (0.83%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.83%) nginx
15 13 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.63%) Confluence
15 13 (0.63%) MediaWiki
16 9 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 217 (10.57%) MS Office
2 214 (10.42%) MS Excel
3 55 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 36 (1.75%) MS Project
5 24 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.39%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.097%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.049%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.049%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.15%) Agresso
4 3 (0.15%) RMDS
5 2 (0.097%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (0.097%) Summit
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.049%) assyst
6 1 (0.049%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.36%) Office 365
2 17 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.44%) SaaS
5 7 (0.34%) Google Apps
6 6 (0.29%) IaaS
7 5 (0.24%) PaaS
8 4 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
8 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.097%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1689 (82.27%) LAN
2 783 (38.14%) Firewall
3 412 (20.07%) TCP/IP
4 373 (18.17%) VPN
5 319 (15.54%) MPLS
6 287 (13.98%) DNS
7 271 (13.20%) SAN
8 244 (11.89%) VoIP
9 235 (11.45%) Network Security
10 233 (11.35%) BGP
11 228 (11.11%) OSPF
12 223 (10.86%) Wireless
13 193 (9.40%) DHCP
14 154 (7.50%) VLAN
15 145 (7.06%) Internet
16 135 (6.58%) Cisco Nexus
17 129 (6.28%) IPsec
18 127 (6.19%) Cisco ASA
19 124 (6.04%) EIGRP
20 101 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.56%) MySQL
3 29 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 20 (0.97%) Oracle Database
6 16 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
9 10 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (0.49%) DB2
10 9 (0.44%) MS Access
10 9 (0.44%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.39%) Big Data
11 8 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.34%) HBase
13 6 (0.29%) MarkLogic
13 6 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.24%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.24%) Cognos Impromptu
15 4 (0.19%) HCatalog
Development Applications
1 27 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 23 (1.12%) Hudson
3 14 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.63%) Subversion
4 13 (0.63%) JIRA
5 4 (0.19%) FitNesse
5 4 (0.19%) Selenium
5 4 (0.19%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.19%) JUnit
6 2 (0.097%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.097%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.049%) Toad
7 1 (0.049%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.049%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.049%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.049%) Ant
7 1 (0.049%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.049%) FrontPage
7 1 (0.049%) AppScan
General
1 272 (13.25%) Finance
2 203 (9.89%) Telecoms
3 99 (4.82%) Banking
4 48 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 39 (1.90%) Retail
5 39 (1.90%) Marketing
6 37 (1.80%) Local Government
7 33 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.36%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.32%) Advertising
10 26 (1.27%) French Language
11 20 (0.97%) Legal
12 19 (0.93%) Spanish Language
13 17 (0.83%) Back Office
14 16 (0.78%) Law
15 14 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
15 14 (0.68%) Billing
15 14 (0.68%) Electronics
16 11 (0.54%) Publishing
17 7 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 442 (21.53%) Network Engineer
2 275 (13.40%) Analyst
3 237 (11.54%) Architect
4 177 (8.62%) Project Manager
5 148 (7.21%) Support Engineer
6 107 (5.21%) Consultant
7 105 (5.11%) Support Analyst
8 97 (4.72%) Network Support
9 86 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 75 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
11 74 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
12 73 (3.56%) Network Analyst
12 73 (3.56%) Senior Network Engineer
13 70 (3.41%) Cisco Engineer
14 69 (3.36%) Infrastructure Manager
15 65 (3.17%) Administrator
16 64 (3.12%) Security Engineer
17 59 (2.87%) Infrastructure Architect
18 54 (2.63%) Network Security Engineer
18 54 (2.63%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (1.75%) Middleware
2 29 (1.41%) LAMP
3 24 (1.17%) Web Services
4 18 (0.88%) .NET
5 12 (0.58%) XMPP
5 12 (0.58%) CSS
5 12 (0.58%) HTML
6 11 (0.54%) Application Packaging
7 10 (0.49%) XML
8 9 (0.44%) ODBC
9 8 (0.39%) JSP
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.19%) Java EE
11 4 (0.19%) SAML
11 4 (0.19%) EJB
11 4 (0.19%) JavaBeans
12 3 (0.15%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.15%) XSLT
12 3 (0.15%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 104 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (4.58%) Blackberry
3 54 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 51 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
5 45 (2.19%) Fat Client
5 45 (2.19%) Thin Client
6 44 (2.14%) Clustering
7 30 (1.46%) Open Source
8 23 (1.12%) PKI
9 22 (1.07%) Replication
10 21 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 20 (0.97%) Computer Science
11 20 (0.97%) NHS
12 19 (0.93%) PMI
13 18 (0.88%) Cryptography
14 15 (0.73%) Wiki
14 15 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.68%) FMCG
16 13 (0.63%) iPad
16 13 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 825 (40.19%) Windows
2 312 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 224 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 219 (10.67%) Windows 7
5 201 (9.79%) Linux
6 121 (5.89%) UNIX
7 115 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 111 (5.41%) Windows XP
9 55 (2.68%) Windows 8
10 48 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 44 (2.14%) Solaris
12 30 (1.46%) AIX
13 26 (1.27%) Ubuntu
13 26 (1.27%) CentOS
14 25 (1.22%) Windows Vista
14 25 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
15 19 (0.93%) Debian
16 16 (0.78%) HPUX
17 13 (0.63%) Android
18 12 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (18.75%) ITIL
2 191 (9.30%) Migration
3 174 (8.48%) Network Design
4 163 (7.94%) Project Management
5 124 (6.04%) Service Management
6 122 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 119 (5.80%) PRINCE2
8 117 (5.70%) Service Delivery
9 116 (5.65%) Load Balancing
10 109 (5.31%) Network Management
11 83 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 75 (3.65%) Network Monitoring
13 73 (3.56%) Change Management
14 68 (3.31%) Change Control
15 66 (3.21%) Network Architecture
16 64 (3.12%) Capacity Planning
17 56 (2.73%) Incident Management
18 51 (2.48%) Mentoring
19 48 (2.34%) WAN Optimisation
20 46 (2.24%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (7.06%) SQL
2 55 (2.68%) Java
3 43 (2.09%) Perl
4 37 (1.80%) C
5 32 (1.56%) Bash Shell
6 26 (1.27%) PowerShell
6 26 (1.27%) PHP
7 25 (1.22%) Ruby
8 19 (0.93%) Python
9 17 (0.83%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.54%) VBScript
11 8 (0.39%) Korn
12 7 (0.34%) VB
13 5 (0.24%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.19%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.19%) VBA
15 3 (0.15%) C++
15 3 (0.15%) C-shell
16 2 (0.097%) R
16 2 (0.097%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 560 (27.28%) Cisco Certification
2 383 (18.66%) CCNP
3 294 (14.32%) CCNA
4 264 (12.86%) Security Cleared
5 214 (10.42%) SC Cleared
6 129 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 115 (5.60%) CCIE
8 84 (4.09%) MCSE
9 70 (3.41%) Degree
10 62 (3.02%) CCDP
11 42 (2.05%) CISSP
12 37 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
13 35 (1.70%) MCP
13 35 (1.70%) CCSA
14 33 (1.61%) CCSE
15 29 (1.41%) JNCIS
16 28 (1.36%) MCITP
16 28 (1.36%) PMI Certification
17 27 (1.32%) DV Cleared
18 24 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.99%) SLA
2 41 (2.00%) QA
3 24 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.78%) JSP 440
4 16 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.049%) GxP
7 1 (0.049%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.049%) COBIT
System Software
1 462 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 239 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (5.99%) Hyper-V
4 89 (4.34%) XenApp
5 81 (3.95%) vSphere
6 53 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (1.80%) VMware ESX
8 33 (1.61%) Samba
9 31 (1.51%) XenDesktop
10 30 (1.46%) XenServer
11 27 (1.32%) NFS
12 24 (1.17%) Xen
12 24 (1.17%) ProxySG
13 21 (1.02%) NLBS
14 19 (0.93%) Terminal Services
15 18 (0.88%) Snort
16 17 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
17 16 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 16 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
18 14 (0.68%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 80 (3.90%) SCCM
2 51 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
3 47 (2.29%) SCOM
4 32 (1.56%) WSUS
5 29 (1.41%) Backup Exec
6 26 (1.27%) Puppet
7 24 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
8 21 (1.02%) WhatsUp Gold
9 17 (0.83%) FortiGate
10 16 (0.78%) ZABBIX
10 16 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
12 14 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
13 12 (0.58%) OPNET
13 12 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 12 (0.58%) ARCserve
14 11 (0.54%) OpenView
14 11 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
14 11 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (0.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 957 (46.61%) Cisco
2 470 (22.89%) Microsoft
3 394 (19.19%) VMware
4 305 (14.86%) Citrix
5 282 (13.74%) CheckPoint
6 255 (12.42%) Juniper
7 234 (11.40%) HP
8 181 (8.82%) F5
9 115 (5.60%) Oracle
10 94 (4.58%) Blue Coat
11 90 (4.38%) SolarWinds
12 77 (3.75%) Red Hat
13 76 (3.70%) Avaya
14 73 (3.56%) McAfee
15 68 (3.31%) Riverbed
16 65 (3.17%) NetApp
17 63 (3.07%) EMC
17 63 (3.07%) IBM
18 48 (2.34%) Lotus
19 43 (2.09%) Symantec
Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £22 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Norfolk
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Jumar
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified please discuss
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Day Rate - Negotiable - depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: Excellent Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago