The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
Rank 97 108 93
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing WAN 1062 1082 1064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.37% 2.13% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.49% 14.69% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 644 622
Median daily rate £378 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £240 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 71 86
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £55.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £20.00 £22.59
% change year-on-year
-4.68% -11.44%

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
6858 7366 7533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.48% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4166 4299 4257
Median daily rate £400 £398 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +8.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 368 423
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.90 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 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
England +14 956 £400 - 257
London -2 349 £401 -5.58% 85
South East +6 242 £413 +3.12% 52
North West +28 90 £350 -7.89% 25
Hampshire +8 80 £415 +3.75% 11
West Midlands +23 69 £313 -6.71% 31
East of England +7 68 £325 -21.21% 12
City of London +15 62 £400 -3.03% 17
Scotland +20 61 £313 -21.87% 11
Buckinghamshire +35 58 £525 +40.00% 9
Milton Keynes +44 47 £525 +12.00% 5
South West +25 45 £343 -8.66% 16
Berkshire -6 44 £338 -15.62% 11
Manchester +34 42 £425 +21.42% 18
Yorkshire +1 37 £338 +4.65% 20
North East +13 32 £375 -3.22% 1
Tyne and Wear +3 26 £400 +3.29% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 26 £400 +3.29% 1
West Yorkshire +2 24 £388 +12.72% 13
Birmingham +10 23 £300 -20.00% 12
East Midlands -22 23 £315 -21.25% 13
Surrey +4 21 £365 -8.75% 9
Hertfordshire 0 21 £195 -48.00% 5
Solihull +7 20 £265 - 1
Wales +6 20 £375 -6.25% 5
Oxfordshire +4 20 £350 +7.69% 5
Merseyside +11 19 £333 -21.76% 1
South Wales +9 19 £375 -6.25% 2
Reading +2 18 £320 -20.00% 4
Bristol +15 17 £200 -33.33% 6

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 with a requirement for WAN.

1 1770 (84.53%) LAN
2 1141 (54.49%) Cisco
3 909 (43.41%) Firewall
4 655 (31.28%) Cisco Certification
5 610 (29.13%) Windows
6 498 (23.78%) Data Centre
7 452 (21.59%) Microsoft
8 444 (21.20%) Security Cleared
9 429 (20.49%) CCNP
10 423 (20.20%) VPN
11 409 (19.53%) Active Directory
11 409 (19.53%) VMware
12 380 (18.15%) ITIL
13 376 (17.96%) SC Cleared
14 372 (17.77%) CCNA
15 364 (17.38%) Wireless
16 362 (17.29%) TCP/IP
17 315 (15.04%) CheckPoint
18 309 (14.76%) Juniper
19 301 (14.37%) DNS
20 285 (13.61%) Network Security
21 279 (13.32%) MPLS
22 275 (13.13%) VoIP
23 270 (12.89%) Windows Server
24 260 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
24 260 (12.42%) Cisco ASA
25 232 (11.08%) Linux
26 227 (10.84%) Network Design
27 215 (10.27%) Finance
28 214 (10.22%) BGP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 132 (6.30%) MS Exchange
2 61 (2.91%) Skype for Business
3 59 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 53 (2.53%) IIS
5 50 (2.39%) Apache
6 29 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 28 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (1.34%) Tomcat
8 22 (1.05%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.62%) IBM Notes
9 13 (0.62%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 10 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
12 9 (0.43%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.38%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.38%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 129 (6.16%) MS Excel
2 126 (6.02%) MS Office
3 63 (3.01%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) MS Project
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.048%) InDesign
7 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.048%) assyst
4 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.048%) Eikon
4 1 (0.048%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.048%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.048%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.048%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 136 (6.49%) Office 365
2 130 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 123 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (2.53%) IaaS
5 32 (1.53%) PaaS
5 32 (1.53%) SaaS
6 24 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.43%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.24%) Akamai
9 5 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.096%) IBM PureFlex
12 2 (0.096%) Yammer
13 1 (0.048%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.048%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1770 (84.53%) LAN
2 909 (43.41%) Firewall
3 423 (20.20%) VPN
4 364 (17.38%) Wireless
5 362 (17.29%) TCP/IP
6 301 (14.37%) DNS
7 285 (13.61%) Network Security
8 279 (13.32%) MPLS
9 275 (13.13%) VoIP
10 260 (12.42%) Cisco ASA
11 214 (10.22%) BGP
12 212 (10.12%) OSPF
13 205 (9.79%) DHCP
14 179 (8.55%) Internet
15 171 (8.17%) Cisco Nexus
16 167 (7.98%) SAN
17 156 (7.45%) WLAN
18 147 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
19 143 (6.83%) VLAN
20 112 (5.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.05%) Relational Database
3 33 (1.58%) MySQL
4 26 (1.24%) Hadoop
5 20 (0.96%) HBase
6 17 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (0.62%) Big Data
8 13 (0.62%) Oracle Database
9 12 (0.57%) Oracle Exadata
10 11 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (0.53%) Redis
11 10 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.48%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.43%) Apache Hive
12 9 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (0.43%) Sqoop
13 8 (0.38%) Apache Zeppelin
14 7 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 10 (0.48%) JIRA
3 9 (0.43%) ClearCase
4 7 (0.33%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.33%) StarTeam
4 7 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.14%) Maven
6 2 (0.096%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.096%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.096%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.096%) Subversion
6 2 (0.096%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.048%) Ant
7 1 (0.048%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.048%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.048%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.048%) Travis CI
General
1 215 (10.27%) Finance
2 208 (9.93%) Telecoms
3 75 (3.58%) Banking
4 44 (2.10%) Retail
5 31 (1.48%) Legal
6 21 (1.00%) Back Office
7 18 (0.86%) Marketing
8 13 (0.62%) Advertising
9 12 (0.57%) Law
9 12 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.38%) Electronics
10 8 (0.38%) French Language
10 8 (0.38%) Local Government
11 7 (0.33%) Billing
11 7 (0.33%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.24%) Games
12 5 (0.24%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.19%) German Language
13 4 (0.19%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 537 (25.64%) Network Engineer
2 407 (19.44%) Architect
3 207 (9.89%) Analyst
4 151 (7.21%) Network Architect
5 146 (6.97%) Cisco Engineer
6 133 (6.35%) Project Manager
7 124 (5.92%) Support Engineer
8 123 (5.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 120 (5.73%) Infrastructure Architect
10 113 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 90 (4.30%) Security Engineer
12 82 (3.92%) Infrastructure Manager
13 81 (3.87%) Consultant
13 81 (3.87%) Network Security Engineer
14 78 (3.72%) Network Analyst
15 72 (3.44%) Network Support
15 72 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
16 69 (3.30%) Senior Network Engineer
17 64 (3.06%) WAN Engineer
18 61 (2.91%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.63%) Web Services
2 49 (2.34%) 802.1X
3 43 (2.05%) Middleware
4 42 (2.01%) ELK Stack
5 23 (1.10%) HTML
6 18 (0.86%) XML
7 16 (0.76%) CSS
7 16 (0.76%) XSLT
8 15 (0.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 14 (0.67%) .NET
10 11 (0.53%) RESTful
11 10 (0.48%) LAMP
12 9 (0.43%) Rendezvous
13 8 (0.38%) Apache Tez
13 8 (0.38%) Kafka
13 8 (0.38%) XMPP
14 7 (0.33%) HTML5
14 7 (0.33%) J2EE
15 6 (0.29%) Natural Language Processing
16 5 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 498 (23.78%) Data Centre
2 107 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 39 (1.86%) Driving Licence
4 39 (1.86%) NHS
5 37 (1.77%) Clustering
6 36 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 34 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 34 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
8 33 (1.58%) Private Cloud
9 24 (1.15%) Smartphone
10 23 (1.10%) PKI
10 23 (1.10%) Replication
11 22 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
12 21 (1.00%) Cyber Attack
12 21 (1.00%) Virtual Team
13 20 (0.96%) CMDB
14 17 (0.81%) Blackberry
14 17 (0.81%) PMI
15 15 (0.72%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 610 (29.13%) Windows
2 270 (12.89%) Windows Server
3 232 (11.08%) Linux
4 151 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 150 (7.16%) Unix
6 115 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 98 (4.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 94 (4.49%) Windows 7
9 61 (2.91%) Solaris
10 42 (2.01%) Windows 10
11 36 (1.72%) Windows XP
12 30 (1.43%) Android
13 27 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (1.24%) Windows 8
15 16 (0.76%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.62%) AIX
16 13 (0.62%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.57%) CatOS
18 11 (0.53%) SUSE
19 10 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (18.15%) ITIL
2 227 (10.84%) Network Design
3 182 (8.69%) Migration
4 169 (8.07%) Service Management
5 166 (7.93%) Load Balancing
6 152 (7.26%) Project Management
7 111 (5.30%) PRINCE2
8 106 (5.06%) Network Management
9 103 (4.92%) Change Management
10 101 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 97 (4.63%) Network Monitoring
12 88 (4.20%) Problem Management
13 85 (4.06%) High Availability
14 84 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
15 83 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
16 77 (3.68%) Configuration Management
17 76 (3.63%) Service Delivery
18 74 (3.53%) SIEM
19 70 (3.34%) Information Security
20 68 (3.25%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 106 (5.06%) SQL
2 52 (2.48%) PowerShell
3 37 (1.77%) C
4 30 (1.43%) Java
5 28 (1.34%) Perl
6 24 (1.15%) Python
7 19 (0.91%) C++
8 17 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 16 (0.76%) Shell Script
10 13 (0.62%) VB
11 12 (0.57%) PHP
12 11 (0.53%) JavaScript
12 11 (0.53%) Korn
13 9 (0.43%) C#
13 9 (0.43%) C-shell
14 3 (0.14%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.096%) Ruby
15 2 (0.096%) VBScript
16 1 (0.048%) Lisp
16 1 (0.048%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 655 (31.28%) Cisco Certification
2 444 (21.20%) Security Cleared
3 429 (20.49%) CCNP
4 376 (17.96%) SC Cleared
5 372 (17.77%) CCNA
6 175 (8.36%) CCIE
7 99 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 96 (4.58%) Degree
9 82 (3.92%) CCDP
10 79 (3.77%) MCSE
11 71 (3.39%) CISSP
12 70 (3.34%) CCSA
13 60 (2.87%) JNCIA
14 50 (2.39%) DV Cleared
15 44 (2.10%) CCDA
16 38 (1.81%) CCSE
17 37 (1.77%) SANS
17 37 (1.77%) SSCP
18 35 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 34 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.01%) PCI DSS
2 70 (3.34%) SLA
3 49 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 18 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.81%) RMADS
7 15 (0.72%) QA
8 8 (0.38%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.14%) COBIT
10 1 (0.048%) BS25999
10 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.048%) JSP 440
System Software
1 409 (19.53%) Active Directory
2 260 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (4.63%) Hyper-V
4 71 (3.39%) vSphere
5 40 (1.91%) XenApp
6 31 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (1.29%) VMware ESX
8 21 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
9 20 (0.96%) Firmware
9 20 (0.96%) XenDesktop
10 19 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (0.86%) KVM
12 16 (0.76%) Terminal Services
13 15 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (0.72%) Xen
14 13 (0.62%) Docker
14 13 (0.62%) NFS
14 13 (0.62%) Samba
14 13 (0.62%) vCloud
15 12 (0.57%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 80 (3.82%) SCCM
2 51 (2.44%) FortiGate
3 43 (2.05%) Nessus
4 35 (1.67%) QRadar
5 31 (1.48%) Puppet
6 28 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
7 27 (1.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 24 (1.15%) Ansible
9 23 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
9 23 (1.10%) WSUS
10 22 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
11 21 (1.00%) AirWatch
12 19 (0.91%) Backup Exec
12 19 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
13 16 (0.76%) NetBackup
13 16 (0.76%) SCOM
14 14 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
15 12 (0.57%) Kibana
15 12 (0.57%) logstash
16 11 (0.53%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1141 (54.49%) Cisco
2 452 (21.59%) Microsoft
3 409 (19.53%) VMware
4 315 (15.04%) CheckPoint
5 309 (14.76%) Juniper
6 209 (9.98%) Citrix
7 198 (9.46%) F5
8 162 (7.74%) HP
9 104 (4.97%) Oracle
9 104 (4.97%) Palo Alto
10 94 (4.49%) Riverbed
11 79 (3.77%) Fortinet
11 79 (3.77%) Intel Security
12 77 (3.68%) Aruba
13 76 (3.63%) IBM
14 71 (3.39%) Blue Coat
15 64 (3.06%) SolarWinds
16 61 (2.91%) Apple
17 53 (2.53%) Avaya
17 53 (2.53%) Splunk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
set2recruit
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 - £423.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £365.00 - £385 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £11 - £17 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
The People Network
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago