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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 108 98 112
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing WAN 1168 1226 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.16% 2.10% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.76% 15.07% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 779 671
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 65 66
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £45.00 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -9.58%

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
8486 8133 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.68% 13.92% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5177 4655 4450
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 518 461
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% +2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 26 August 2016.

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 26 August 2016.

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 26 August 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
England -14 1074 £400 +14.28% 286
London -36 369 £450 +17.26% 90
South East -27 191 £400 +10.34% 66
East of England +50 94 £310 -3.12% 24
West Midlands -11 91 £325 -2.98% 19
North West +7 90 £383 +9.28% 24
South West +23 85 £325 +23.80% 20
City of London -24 72 £481 +13.23% 23
Yorkshire -22 62 £325 +27.45% 24
Scotland +40 61 £365 +30.35% 7
Hampshire -3 55 £400 +3.22% 11
Manchester +7 52 £383 +17.69% 16
Berkshire -6 50 £395 +38.59% 20
Surrey +24 40 £409 +25.84% 10
North East +2 40 £330 +1.53% 5
East Midlands +16 38 £400 - 13
Tyne and Wear +3 38 £330 +6.45% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 37 £330 +6.45% 3
Southampton +24 35 £400 +6.66% 1
West Yorkshire +6 35 £325 -7.14% 16
Bedfordshire +25 33 £475 +38.18% 3
Birmingham +3 33 £400 +25.00% 10
Leeds +5 31 £325 -7.14% 8
Edinburgh +19 27 £358 +36.19% 1
Wiltshire 0 26 £415 +72.91% 3
Solihull +5 24 £285 - 1
Essex +25 22 £255 -32.00% 2
Reading +13 22 £450 +46.93% 7
Bristol +7 21 £325 - 5
Nottinghamshire +11 20 £550 +37.50% 5

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 with a requirement for WAN.

1 1974 (83.79%) LAN
2 1216 (51.61%) Cisco
3 1030 (43.72%) Firewall
4 753 (31.96%) Cisco Certification
5 694 (29.46%) Windows
6 537 (22.79%) Data Centre
7 522 (22.16%) CCNP
8 502 (21.31%) ITIL
9 501 (21.26%) Active Directory
10 466 (19.78%) VPN
11 465 (19.74%) TCP/IP
12 457 (19.40%) Wireless
13 447 (18.97%) VMware
14 444 (18.85%) Microsoft
15 402 (17.06%) Security Cleared
16 388 (16.47%) CCNA
17 370 (15.70%) DNS
18 361 (15.32%) CheckPoint
19 352 (14.94%) Network Security
20 331 (14.05%) SC Cleared
21 324 (13.75%) VoIP
22 322 (13.67%) Finance
23 314 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
24 313 (13.29%) Windows Server
25 301 (12.78%) MPLS
26 300 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
27 298 (12.65%) Linux
28 282 (11.97%) Juniper
29 270 (11.46%) SAN
30 256 (10.87%) Citrix

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
1 187 (7.94%) MS Exchange
2 82 (3.48%) Skype for Business
3 79 (3.35%) Apache
4 72 (3.06%) SharePoint
5 71 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 61 (2.59%) IIS
7 36 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 31 (1.32%) OpenStack
9 30 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 29 (1.23%) Tomcat
11 27 (1.15%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.85%) Mule
13 19 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 18 (0.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 16 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
16 15 (0.64%) JBoss
16 15 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
17 13 (0.55%) IBM Notes
18 11 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
19 6 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 132 (5.60%) MS Office
2 129 (5.48%) MS Excel
3 52 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.76%) MS Project
6 16 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.085%) InDesign
7 2 (0.085%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.085%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 8 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
1 8 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.30%) Eikon
3 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.13%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.085%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.085%) Primavera
5 2 (0.085%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.042%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 126 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (5.31%) Office 365
3 90 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 60 (2.55%) IaaS
5 50 (2.12%) PaaS
6 35 (1.49%) SaaS
7 13 (0.55%) Mimecast
8 11 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.21%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
13 2 (0.085%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.085%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.042%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.042%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1974 (83.79%) LAN
2 1030 (43.72%) Firewall
3 466 (19.78%) VPN
4 465 (19.74%) TCP/IP
5 457 (19.40%) Wireless
6 370 (15.70%) DNS
7 352 (14.94%) Network Security
8 324 (13.75%) VoIP
9 301 (12.78%) MPLS
10 300 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
11 270 (11.46%) SAN
12 253 (10.74%) BGP
13 222 (9.42%) DHCP
14 221 (9.38%) OSPF
15 181 (7.68%) Wi-Fi
16 170 (7.22%) Cisco Nexus
17 167 (7.09%) Internet
18 160 (6.79%) VLAN
19 137 (5.81%) EIGRP
20 131 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 66 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 32 (1.36%) MySQL
3 32 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (0.72%) Hadoop
5 17 (0.72%) HBase
6 10 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (0.17%) QlikView
10 4 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.13%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (0.13%) GIS
11 3 (0.13%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 16 (0.68%) ClearCase
2 16 (0.68%) StarTeam
3 9 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (0.34%) Artifactory
4 8 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.34%) Subversion
5 7 (0.30%) JIRA
6 5 (0.21%) Hudson
7 3 (0.13%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.13%) Maven
8 2 (0.085%) Ant
8 2 (0.085%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.085%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.042%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.042%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.042%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.042%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.042%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.042%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 322 (13.67%) Finance
2 205 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 107 (4.54%) Banking
4 55 (2.33%) Retail
5 50 (2.12%) Legal
6 31 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 20 (0.85%) Marketing
8 19 (0.81%) Law
9 15 (0.64%) Billing
10 14 (0.59%) Back Office
10 14 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.59%) Military
11 13 (0.55%) Electronics
12 11 (0.47%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.47%) Local Government
13 10 (0.42%) Advertising
14 9 (0.38%) German Language
15 7 (0.30%) French Language
15 7 (0.30%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 601 (25.51%) Network Engineer
2 423 (17.95%) Architect
3 239 (10.14%) Analyst
4 178 (7.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 171 (7.26%) Project Manager
6 151 (6.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 150 (6.37%) Support Engineer
8 149 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 148 (6.28%) Infrastructure Architect
10 133 (5.65%) Network Architect
11 124 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
12 102 (4.33%) Infrastructure Manager
13 101 (4.29%) Consultant
14 94 (3.99%) Security Engineer
15 80 (3.40%) Network Security Engineer
15 80 (3.40%) Network Support
16 78 (3.31%) Network Analyst
17 73 (3.10%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 71 (3.01%) Senior Network Engineer
19 64 (2.72%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (3.27%) Middleware
2 57 (2.42%) 802.1X
3 49 (2.08%) HTML
4 29 (1.23%) Web Services
5 28 (1.19%) XML
6 24 (1.02%) .NET
7 23 (0.98%) XSLT
8 20 (0.85%) LAMP
9 15 (0.64%) CSS
9 15 (0.64%) Rendezvous
10 8 (0.34%) HTML5
10 8 (0.34%) Natural Language Processing
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (0.21%) XMPP
12 3 (0.13%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.13%) LEMP Stack
12 3 (0.13%) ODBC
12 3 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.13%) REST
12 3 (0.13%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 537 (22.79%) Data Centre
2 92 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 67 (2.84%) Clustering
5 44 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
6 43 (1.83%) Private Cloud
7 40 (1.70%) Blackberry
8 35 (1.49%) Computer Science
9 34 (1.44%) Driving Licence
9 34 (1.44%) PKI
10 32 (1.36%) IVR
11 31 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 29 (1.23%) Replication
13 22 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 21 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
14 21 (0.89%) NHS
15 19 (0.81%) Handset
15 19 (0.81%) Virtual Team
16 14 (0.59%) BYOD
16 14 (0.59%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 694 (29.46%) Windows
2 313 (13.29%) Windows Server
3 298 (12.65%) Linux
4 206 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 175 (7.43%) Unix
6 168 (7.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 130 (5.52%) Windows 7
8 127 (5.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 92 (3.90%) Solaris
10 57 (2.42%) Windows XP
11 39 (1.66%) Mac OS X
11 39 (1.66%) Windows 8
12 35 (1.49%) Windows 10
13 23 (0.98%) Android
14 20 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (0.81%) AIX
16 15 (0.64%) CentOS
16 15 (0.64%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.55%) HPUX
18 9 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (21.31%) ITIL
2 248 (10.53%) Network Design
3 206 (8.74%) Migration
4 196 (8.32%) Project Management
5 157 (6.66%) Load Balancing
6 123 (5.22%) PRINCE2
7 120 (5.09%) Change Management
7 120 (5.09%) Network Management
8 118 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 102 (4.33%) Network Monitoring
9 102 (4.33%) Service Management
10 101 (4.29%) High Availability
11 93 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
12 80 (3.40%) DevOps
13 78 (3.31%) SIEM
14 76 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
15 75 (3.18%) Configuration Management
15 75 (3.18%) Service Delivery
16 70 (2.97%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 68 (2.89%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 138 (5.86%) SQL
2 85 (3.61%) PowerShell
3 82 (3.48%) Perl
4 79 (3.35%) Bash Shell
5 51 (2.16%) Shell Script
6 48 (2.04%) Korn
7 46 (1.95%) C-shell
8 44 (1.87%) Python
9 43 (1.83%) Java
10 21 (0.89%) PHP
11 19 (0.81%) C
12 18 (0.76%) C++
12 18 (0.76%) JavaScript
13 15 (0.64%) C#
14 14 (0.59%) VB
15 11 (0.47%) VBScript
16 8 (0.34%) Ruby
17 4 (0.17%) AppleScript
18 3 (0.13%) Tcl
19 2 (0.085%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 753 (31.96%) Cisco Certification
2 522 (22.16%) CCNP
3 402 (17.06%) Security Cleared
4 388 (16.47%) CCNA
5 331 (14.05%) SC Cleared
6 158 (6.71%) CCIE
7 103 (4.37%) Degree
8 100 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 83 (3.52%) CCDP
10 68 (2.89%) MCSE
11 63 (2.67%) CISSP
12 53 (2.25%) DV Cleared
13 40 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 39 (1.66%) MCP
14 39 (1.66%) PMI Certification
15 33 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
16 32 (1.36%) MCSA
16 32 (1.36%) PMP
17 31 (1.32%) CCDA
17 31 (1.32%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.07%) SLA
2 56 (2.38%) PCI DSS
3 51 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.72%) QA
6 11 (0.47%) RMADS
7 7 (0.30%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.13%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.085%) COBIT
10 2 (0.085%) GxP
11 1 (0.042%) MiFID
System Software
1 501 (21.26%) Active Directory
2 314 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (4.37%) Hyper-V
4 75 (3.18%) XenApp
5 69 (2.93%) vSphere
6 52 (2.21%) VMware ESX
7 49 (2.08%) Samba
8 48 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
9 39 (1.66%) XenDesktop
10 37 (1.57%) Xen
11 35 (1.49%) KVM
12 31 (1.32%) NFS
13 27 (1.15%) SRDF
14 23 (0.98%) Firmware
15 20 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
16 18 (0.76%) vCloud
17 13 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
18 10 (0.42%) ProxySG
18 10 (0.42%) VMware Server
19 9 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 144 (6.11%) SCCM
2 67 (2.84%) Puppet
3 61 (2.59%) Ansible
4 47 (1.99%) SCOM
5 45 (1.91%) FortiGate
6 32 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
7 31 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
8 24 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
10 22 (0.93%) Backup Exec
10 22 (0.93%) Nessus
10 22 (0.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 22 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
10 22 (0.93%) WSUS
11 20 (0.85%) AirWatch
12 17 (0.72%) Nagios
12 17 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (0.68%) Cacti
13 16 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
14 15 (0.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1216 (51.61%) Cisco
2 447 (18.97%) VMware
3 444 (18.85%) Microsoft
4 361 (15.32%) CheckPoint
5 282 (11.97%) Juniper
6 256 (10.87%) Citrix
7 175 (7.43%) F5
8 172 (7.30%) HP
9 155 (6.58%) Palo Alto
10 137 (5.81%) Oracle
11 90 (3.82%) IBM
12 82 (3.48%) Fortinet
13 77 (3.27%) SolarWinds
14 75 (3.18%) NetApp
15 74 (3.14%) Riverbed
16 69 (2.93%) Avaya
17 58 (2.46%) Aruba
17 58 (2.46%) EMC
18 57 (2.42%) Intel Security
19 56 (2.38%) Red Hat
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