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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 84 126 117
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 1256 903 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.25% 1.68% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.20% 12.68% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 513 395
Average daily rate
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£363 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 60 97
Average hourly rate £26.00 £18.27 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.34% +4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.14 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.56 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +12.50%

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
8264 7121 7118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.80% 13.24% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4500 3797 3537
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 383 556
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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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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 +52 1164 £361 +3.21% 324
London +42 421 £375 +7.14% 87
South East +21 291 £383 +9.28% 80
North West +23 111 £363 +5.07% 29
City of London +39 106 £375 +13.63% 22
West Midlands +7 90 £320 -8.57% 23
Berkshire +12 82 £398 +17.77% 18
East of England +42 78 £363 +34.25% 25
Manchester +25 65 £331 -19.69% 15
South West +13 65 £330 +1.14% 29
Yorkshire +27 61 £275 -2.65% 28
Hampshire +4 55 £369 +4.60% 17
Oxfordshire +14 51 £419 +14.72% 2
Scotland +2 48 £340 +29.03% 11
Surrey +17 43 £375 +38.88% 18
East Midlands +5 41 £349 +19.22% 21
Birmingham +18 36 £350 +7.69% 7
Hertfordshire +21 32 £388 +37.16% 9
Buckinghamshire +5 30 £335 -16.25% 13
West Yorkshire +12 26 £250 -28.57% 13
Milton Keynes +11 21 £298 -25.62% 4
Oxford +4 21 £394 +12.50% 1
Wiltshire +20 20 £334 +27.14% 15
Nottinghamshire +5 20 £415 -17.00% 4
Leeds +2 18 £300 -14.28% 12
Glasgow +8 17 £500 +63.93% 4
Nottingham +8 17 £415 -17.00% 3
South Yorkshire 0 17 £288 +2.68% 4
Slough +7 16 £425 +10.38% 3
Merseyside 0 16 £381 +73.29% 4

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 1962 (85.08%) LAN
2 1214 (52.65%) Cisco
3 952 (41.28%) Firewall
4 859 (37.25%) Windows
5 669 (29.01%) Cisco Certification
6 566 (24.54%) Active Directory
7 504 (21.86%) VMware
8 499 (21.64%) VPN
9 496 (21.51%) Microsoft
10 483 (20.95%) ITIL
11 413 (17.91%) CCNP
12 397 (17.22%) MPLS
13 386 (16.74%) TCP/IP
13 386 (16.74%) DNS
14 375 (16.26%) CheckPoint
15 351 (15.22%) Juniper
16 345 (14.96%) CCNA
17 317 (13.75%) Wireless
17 317 (13.75%) Finance
18 315 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
19 312 (13.53%) Security Cleared
20 310 (13.44%) Citrix
21 301 (13.05%) Windows Server 2008
22 287 (12.45%) Network Security
22 287 (12.45%) SAN
22 287 (12.45%) BGP
23 284 (12.32%) VoIP
24 281 (12.19%) OSPF
25 272 (11.80%) Cisco ASA
26 264 (11.45%) Windows Server 2003

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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
1 202 (8.76%) MS Exchange
2 97 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 94 (4.08%) IIS
4 85 (3.69%) SharePoint
5 76 (3.30%) Lync
6 53 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 49 (2.12%) Apache
8 43 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 40 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
10 32 (1.39%) Tomcat
11 27 (1.17%) IBM Notes
12 26 (1.13%) WebSphere
13 21 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
14 19 (0.82%) Confluence
15 15 (0.65%) nginx
16 14 (0.61%) MediaWiki
17 12 (0.52%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
18 11 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
18 11 (0.48%) CMS
Applications
1 231 (10.02%) MS Office
2 205 (8.89%) MS Excel
3 88 (3.82%) MS Visio
4 31 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (1.17%) MS Project
6 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.087%) PaintShop Pro
9 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (0.43%) ResourceLink
2 7 (0.30%) RMDS
3 6 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.17%) Agresso
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.087%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.043%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.043%) TeleForm
8 1 (0.043%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.043%) assyst
8 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.043%) Primavera
8 1 (0.043%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
1 51 (2.21%) Office 365
2 46 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.26%) SaaS
4 14 (0.61%) PaaS
4 14 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.39%) IaaS
6 6 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.087%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.087%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.043%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.043%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.043%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.043%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1962 (85.08%) LAN
2 952 (41.28%) Firewall
3 499 (21.64%) VPN
4 397 (17.22%) MPLS
5 386 (16.74%) DNS
5 386 (16.74%) TCP/IP
6 317 (13.75%) Wireless
7 287 (12.45%) BGP
7 287 (12.45%) SAN
7 287 (12.45%) Network Security
8 284 (12.32%) VoIP
9 281 (12.19%) OSPF
10 272 (11.80%) Cisco ASA
11 226 (9.80%) DHCP
12 214 (9.28%) Internet
13 193 (8.37%) VLAN
14 170 (7.37%) EIGRP
15 161 (6.98%) SSL
16 156 (6.76%) Cisco Nexus
17 139 (6.03%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 28 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 18 (0.78%) DB2
6 17 (0.74%) MySQL
7 16 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (0.61%) Hadoop
9 13 (0.56%) Big Data
9 13 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (0.43%) HBase
12 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (0.30%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.26%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (0.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 32 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 26 (1.13%) Hudson
3 21 (0.91%) JIRA
4 19 (0.82%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.61%) Subversion
6 6 (0.26%) Gerrit
7 5 (0.22%) Maven
8 4 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.13%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.087%) Trac
10 2 (0.087%) Ant
10 2 (0.087%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.087%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.087%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.087%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.043%) Redmine
11 1 (0.043%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.043%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.043%) MSI
11 1 (0.043%) InstallShield
General
1 317 (13.75%) Finance
2 222 (9.63%) Telecoms
3 74 (3.21%) Banking
4 54 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 38 (1.65%) Retail
6 22 (0.95%) Law
7 19 (0.82%) Back Office
8 18 (0.78%) Local Government
9 16 (0.69%) Multimedia
10 15 (0.65%) Legal
11 14 (0.61%) Billing
12 13 (0.56%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.48%) Marketing
14 10 (0.43%) Games
15 8 (0.35%) Automotive
16 6 (0.26%) Electronics
16 6 (0.26%) Advertising
17 5 (0.22%) Japanese Language
17 5 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 577 (25.02%) Network Engineer
2 351 (15.22%) Analyst
3 320 (13.88%) Architect
4 182 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 133 (5.77%) Support Engineer
6 114 (4.94%) Consultant
7 107 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
8 102 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 101 (4.38%) Support Analyst
10 91 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
11 88 (3.82%) Network Analyst
11 88 (3.82%) Network Support
12 86 (3.73%) Network Architect
13 85 (3.69%) Infrastructure Manager
14 73 (3.17%) Senior Network Engineer
15 72 (3.12%) Service Analyst
16 71 (3.08%) Technical Architect
17 68 (2.95%) Desktop Support
18 67 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
19 62 (2.69%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.43%) Middleware
2 31 (1.34%) Web Services
3 25 (1.08%) HTML
4 16 (0.69%) .NET
5 14 (0.61%) CSS
6 10 (0.43%) XML
6 10 (0.43%) XSLT
6 10 (0.43%) Java EE
6 10 (0.43%) Rendezvous
7 9 (0.39%) LAMP
8 8 (0.35%) XMPP
8 8 (0.35%) Application Packaging
9 7 (0.30%) JSON
9 7 (0.30%) JSP
10 6 (0.26%) CGI
11 5 (0.22%) Ultra Messaging
11 5 (0.22%) J2EE
11 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.22%) WAP
11 5 (0.22%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 91 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (3.82%) Blackberry
3 64 (2.78%) PKI
4 59 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
5 54 (2.34%) Clustering
5 54 (2.34%) Replication
6 49 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 40 (1.73%) NHS
8 36 (1.56%) Thin Client
8 36 (1.56%) Fat Client
9 24 (1.04%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.00%) Cryptography
11 22 (0.95%) Public Cloud
12 18 (0.78%) IVR
13 17 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.69%) Wiki
14 16 (0.69%) PDA
14 16 (0.69%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.61%) Handset
15 14 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 859 (37.25%) Windows
2 301 (13.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 264 (11.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 235 (10.19%) Linux
5 220 (9.54%) Windows 7
6 184 (7.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 142 (6.16%) UNIX
8 131 (5.68%) Windows XP
9 67 (2.91%) Solaris
10 40 (1.73%) Windows 8
11 35 (1.52%) AIX
12 33 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
12 33 (1.43%) CentOS
13 29 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.87%) Ubuntu
15 15 (0.65%) Debian
16 13 (0.56%) SUSE
16 13 (0.56%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.48%) Android
18 10 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (20.95%) ITIL
2 261 (11.32%) Migration
3 186 (8.07%) Project Management
4 154 (6.68%) Service Management
5 150 (6.50%) Service Delivery
6 149 (6.46%) PRINCE2
7 146 (6.33%) Load Balancing
8 127 (5.51%) Network Design
9 124 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 123 (5.33%) Network Management
11 104 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 84 (3.64%) Incident Management
13 82 (3.56%) Network Monitoring
14 73 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
15 71 (3.08%) Configuration Management
16 68 (2.95%) Time Management
17 66 (2.86%) Business Continuity
17 66 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
18 63 (2.73%) Change Management
19 60 (2.60%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 181 (7.85%) SQL
2 56 (2.43%) Perl
3 48 (2.08%) Python
4 45 (1.95%) PowerShell
5 43 (1.86%) Java
6 42 (1.82%) C
7 32 (1.39%) Shell Script
8 31 (1.34%) Bash Shell
9 29 (1.26%) PHP
10 25 (1.08%) Ruby
11 21 (0.91%) JavaScript
12 14 (0.61%) VB
13 12 (0.52%) C++
13 12 (0.52%) Korn
14 11 (0.48%) VBScript
15 9 (0.39%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.35%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.22%) RPG
17 5 (0.22%) COBOL
18 3 (0.13%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 669 (29.01%) Cisco Certification
2 413 (17.91%) CCNP
3 345 (14.96%) CCNA
4 312 (13.53%) Security Cleared
5 219 (9.50%) SC Cleared
6 140 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 133 (5.77%) CCIE
8 94 (4.08%) MCSE
9 88 (3.82%) Degree
10 64 (2.78%) DV Cleared
11 63 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
12 56 (2.43%) CCDP
13 43 (1.86%) CISSP
14 42 (1.82%) CCIP
15 38 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 31 (1.34%) MCITP
17 30 (1.30%) MCSA
18 27 (1.17%) CISM
19 26 (1.13%) JNCIS
20 23 (1.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (4.47%) SLA
2 68 (2.95%) QA
3 62 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.87%) JSP 440
6 13 (0.56%) COBIT
7 11 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.087%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.043%) GxP
10 1 (0.043%) TickIT
10 1 (0.043%) BS25999
10 1 (0.043%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.043%) PMBOK
System Software
1 566 (24.54%) Active Directory
2 315 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (7.07%) Hyper-V
4 113 (4.90%) vSphere
5 85 (3.69%) XenApp
6 48 (2.08%) VMware ESX
7 44 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (1.65%) XenServer
9 29 (1.26%) Xen
10 27 (1.17%) Firmware
10 27 (1.17%) Terminal Services
10 27 (1.17%) Samba
11 26 (1.13%) vCloud
12 23 (1.00%) NFS
12 23 (1.00%) XenDesktop
13 19 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
14 18 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 17 (0.74%) Postfix
15 17 (0.74%) KVM
16 15 (0.65%) iptables
Systems Management
1 92 (3.99%) SCCM
2 40 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
3 35 (1.52%) Puppet
4 28 (1.21%) SCOM
5 26 (1.13%) WSUS
5 26 (1.13%) FortiGate
6 23 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (0.91%) ZABBIX
8 19 (0.82%) Salt
9 17 (0.74%) Backup Exec
10 15 (0.65%) WhatsUp Gold
11 14 (0.61%) CiscoWorks
11 14 (0.61%) Ansible
12 13 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
13 12 (0.52%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.52%) MIMEsweeper
13 12 (0.52%) MAILsweeper
14 11 (0.48%) CA Spectrum
15 9 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
15 9 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1214 (52.65%) Cisco
2 504 (21.86%) VMware
3 496 (21.51%) Microsoft
4 375 (16.26%) CheckPoint
5 351 (15.22%) Juniper
6 310 (13.44%) Citrix
7 242 (10.49%) F5
8 198 (8.59%) HP
9 121 (5.25%) Blue Coat
10 108 (4.68%) Oracle
11 106 (4.60%) McAfee
12 99 (4.29%) NetApp
13 92 (3.99%) SolarWinds
14 88 (3.82%) IBM
15 78 (3.38%) EMC
16 72 (3.12%) Avaya
17 53 (2.30%) Riverbed
18 48 (2.08%) Dell
19 41 (1.78%) Red Hat
20 40 (1.73%) Fortinet
Berkshire
Cititec
Rate: £550 - 650 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 15 hours ago
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Coal IT Services
Rate: £110 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £100 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Great working environment
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £25 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Addlestone, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £13 - £16 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago