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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
Rank 95 106 101
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 1049 1087 1024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.30% 2.12% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.36% 14.67% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 648 584
Median daily rate £388 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 58 71
Median hourly rate £17.00 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.01 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £55.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £22.60
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +21.70%

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
6828 7412 7690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.00% 14.47% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4256 4362 4197
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 322 443
Median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 28 February 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 +12 949 £400 +6.66% 229
London -10 325 £400 -5.88% 82
South East +13 272 £425 +25.00% 43
Hampshire +2 92 £425 +21.42% 11
North West +42 79 £383 -8.65% 22
West Midlands +28 73 £350 -12.50% 32
Buckinghamshire +34 70 £500 +11.11% 6
East of England -22 62 £375 - 17
Milton Keynes +38 55 £500 +11.11% 3
City of London +7 50 £413 - 16
South West -12 50 £275 -24.13% 12
Scotland +6 46 £315 -17.10% 4
Manchester +38 40 £425 +17.24% 15
Berkshire -7 40 £323 -4.44% 6
Yorkshire 0 34 £400 +33.11% 9
North East +6 32 £398 +40.67% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +15 31 £395 +39.69% 1
Tyne and Wear +1 31 £395 +39.69% 1
Birmingham +12 27 £305 -15.86% 12
Hertfordshire -9 26 £200 -46.66% 9
Surrey -11 26 £210 -45.45% 10
South Wales +10 23 £335 -16.25% 1
Wales -1 23 £335 -16.25% 5
East Midlands -3 21 £320 -22.42% 11
Oxfordshire +10 20 £475 +72.72% 3
Basingstoke +19 18 £432 -13.70%
West Yorkshire 0 18 £400 +28.00% 3
Solihull -7 18 £265 - 3
Bristol +13 17 £256 -33.87% 4
Merseyside +9 17 £325 -23.52% 1

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 1706 (83.79%) LAN
2 1077 (52.90%) Cisco
3 872 (42.83%) Firewall
4 663 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
5 647 (31.78%) Windows
6 497 (24.41%) Security Cleared
7 449 (22.05%) CCNP
8 444 (21.81%) Data Centre
9 434 (21.32%) Microsoft
10 428 (21.02%) VPN
11 415 (20.38%) SC Cleared
12 410 (20.14%) Active Directory
13 394 (19.35%) Wireless
14 377 (18.52%) ITIL
15 369 (18.12%) CCNA
16 362 (17.78%) VMware
17 343 (16.85%) TCP/IP
18 313 (15.37%) Juniper
19 298 (14.64%) CheckPoint
20 286 (14.05%) DNS
21 273 (13.41%) VoIP
22 271 (13.31%) MPLS
23 260 (12.77%) Network Security
24 250 (12.28%) Windows Server
25 245 (12.03%) Network Design
26 242 (11.89%) Linux
27 234 (11.49%) Cisco ASA
28 229 (11.25%) F5
29 228 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
30 215 (10.56%) Finance

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
1 110 (5.40%) MS Exchange
2 63 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 52 (2.55%) IIS
4 51 (2.50%) Skype for Business
5 43 (2.11%) Apache
5 43 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 24 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (0.98%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
9 10 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 10 (0.49%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.44%) DataSynapse
10 9 (0.44%) IBM Notes
11 8 (0.39%) Apache Pig
11 8 (0.39%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.34%) GroupWise
Applications
1 158 (7.76%) MS Office
2 150 (7.37%) MS Excel
3 61 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.25%) MS Project
6 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
1 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.15%) assyst
2 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.049%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.049%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.049%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.049%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.049%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 155 (7.61%) Office 365
2 152 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 139 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (2.85%) IaaS
5 28 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (1.38%) PaaS
6 24 (1.18%) SaaS
7 20 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.44%) OneDrive
9 8 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.20%) Akamai
12 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.15%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.098%) AWS CloudTrail
14 2 (0.098%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.098%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1706 (83.79%) LAN
2 872 (42.83%) Firewall
3 428 (21.02%) VPN
4 394 (19.35%) Wireless
5 343 (16.85%) TCP/IP
6 286 (14.05%) DNS
7 273 (13.41%) VoIP
8 271 (13.31%) MPLS
9 260 (12.77%) Network Security
10 234 (11.49%) Cisco ASA
11 211 (10.36%) BGP
12 202 (9.92%) DHCP
12 202 (9.92%) OSPF
13 164 (8.06%) Internet
14 161 (7.91%) Cisco Nexus
15 139 (6.83%) SAN
16 133 (6.53%) WLAN
17 129 (6.34%) VLAN
18 127 (6.24%) Wi-Fi
19 113 (5.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.55%) Relational Database
3 26 (1.28%) MySQL
4 25 (1.23%) Hadoop
5 19 (0.93%) HBase
5 19 (0.93%) Redis
6 18 (0.88%) Big Data
7 13 (0.64%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
9 11 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (0.49%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.44%) Apache Hive
11 9 (0.44%) Sqoop
12 8 (0.39%) Apache Zeppelin
12 8 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (0.54%) Jenkins
1 11 (0.54%) JIRA
2 7 (0.34%) Bitbucket
2 7 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.20%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.15%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.15%) ClearQuest
4 3 (0.15%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.098%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.098%) Maven
5 2 (0.098%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.098%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.049%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.049%) MSI
6 1 (0.049%) Subversion
General
1 215 (10.56%) Finance
2 189 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 68 (3.34%) Banking
4 44 (2.16%) Retail
5 43 (2.11%) Legal
6 23 (1.13%) Back Office
7 20 (0.98%) Marketing
8 16 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.54%) Advertising
10 7 (0.34%) Billing
10 7 (0.34%) Law
10 7 (0.34%) Local Government
11 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.29%) French Language
12 5 (0.25%) Games
12 5 (0.25%) Military
12 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.20%) Automotive
13 4 (0.20%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 541 (26.57%) Network Engineer
2 379 (18.61%) Architect
3 235 (11.54%) Analyst
4 134 (6.58%) Network Architect
5 127 (6.24%) Cisco Engineer
6 126 (6.19%) Support Engineer
7 116 (5.70%) Infrastructure Architect
8 115 (5.65%) Project Manager
9 111 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 100 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 88 (4.32%) Network Analyst
12 78 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
13 73 (3.59%) Infrastructure Manager
14 69 (3.39%) Senior Network Engineer
15 67 (3.29%) Consultant
16 66 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
17 65 (3.19%) Network Support
18 63 (3.09%) Security Engineer
19 62 (3.05%) WAN Engineer
20 58 (2.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (3.09%) Web Services
2 58 (2.85%) Elastic Stack
3 51 (2.50%) 802.1X
4 30 (1.47%) Middleware
5 17 (0.83%) HTML
6 16 (0.79%) RESTful
7 15 (0.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 14 (0.69%) CSS
9 11 (0.54%) XML
10 9 (0.44%) .NET
10 9 (0.44%) Rendezvous
10 9 (0.44%) XSLT
11 8 (0.39%) Apache Tez
11 8 (0.39%) Kafka
12 7 (0.34%) J2EE
13 6 (0.29%) XMPP
14 4 (0.20%) JSON
14 4 (0.20%) Leaflet
15 3 (0.15%) Java SE
15 3 (0.15%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 444 (21.81%) Data Centre
2 122 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 44 (2.16%) Private Cloud
5 43 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 37 (1.82%) Smartphone
7 35 (1.72%) NHS
8 33 (1.62%) Clustering
8 33 (1.62%) Driving Licence
9 30 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 29 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
11 25 (1.23%) Cyber Attack
12 24 (1.18%) Replication
12 24 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 22 (1.08%) CMDB
13 22 (1.08%) PKI
14 21 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
15 18 (0.88%) RSA SecurID
16 15 (0.74%) Mainframe
16 15 (0.74%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 647 (31.78%) Windows
2 250 (12.28%) Windows Server
3 242 (11.89%) Linux
4 148 (7.27%) Unix
5 128 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 115 (5.65%) Windows 7
7 103 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 88 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 50 (2.46%) Windows XP
10 48 (2.36%) Windows 10
11 39 (1.92%) Android
12 37 (1.82%) Solaris
13 30 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (1.42%) Windows 8
15 16 (0.79%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.64%) CatOS
17 12 (0.59%) SUSE
18 10 (0.49%) AIX
19 8 (0.39%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (18.52%) ITIL
2 245 (12.03%) Network Design
3 184 (9.04%) Service Management
4 175 (8.60%) Migration
5 167 (8.20%) Load Balancing
6 152 (7.47%) Project Management
7 114 (5.60%) Network Management
8 111 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
9 106 (5.21%) PRINCE2
10 96 (4.72%) Problem Management
11 92 (4.52%) Change Management
12 87 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
13 86 (4.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 81 (3.98%) Information Security
15 79 (3.88%) Service Delivery
16 78 (3.83%) Incident Management
17 75 (3.68%) High Availability
17 75 (3.68%) ITSM
18 73 (3.59%) Configuration Management
19 70 (3.44%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 108 (5.30%) SQL
2 41 (2.01%) PowerShell
3 40 (1.96%) C
4 29 (1.42%) Java
5 24 (1.18%) Python
6 20 (0.98%) Perl
7 13 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.54%) C++
9 10 (0.49%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.34%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.29%) Korn
12 5 (0.25%) VB
12 5 (0.25%) VBScript
13 4 (0.20%) C#
13 4 (0.20%) Lisp
14 3 (0.15%) C-shell
14 3 (0.15%) PHP
15 2 (0.098%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.049%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 663 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
2 497 (24.41%) Security Cleared
3 449 (22.05%) CCNP
4 415 (20.38%) SC Cleared
5 369 (18.12%) CCNA
6 185 (9.09%) CCIE
7 112 (5.50%) Degree
8 103 (5.06%) CCDP
9 101 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 81 (3.98%) CISSP
11 78 (3.83%) CCSA
11 78 (3.83%) MCSE
12 73 (3.59%) JNCIA
13 54 (2.65%) CCSE
13 54 (2.65%) SANS
13 54 (2.65%) SSCP
14 53 (2.60%) DV Cleared
15 49 (2.41%) CCDA
16 45 (2.21%) JNCIE
17 44 (2.16%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.63%) SLA
2 57 (2.80%) PCI DSS
3 39 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 20 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.74%) PMO
7 14 (0.69%) QA
8 8 (0.39%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.29%) RMADS
10 4 (0.20%) COBIT
10 4 (0.20%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.098%) BS25999
11 2 (0.098%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.049%) PMBOK
System Software
1 410 (20.14%) Active Directory
2 228 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (4.67%) Hyper-V
4 47 (2.31%) vSphere
5 31 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (1.47%) XenApp
7 28 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (1.13%) VMware ESX
9 19 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
10 17 (0.83%) ProxySG
11 16 (0.79%) Terminal Services
11 16 (0.79%) Xen
12 15 (0.74%) Docker
12 15 (0.74%) KVM
12 15 (0.74%) XenDesktop
13 14 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
14 13 (0.64%) vCloud
15 12 (0.59%) ISA Server
15 12 (0.59%) NFS
16 11 (0.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 71 (3.49%) SCCM
2 69 (3.39%) FortiGate
3 49 (2.41%) QRadar
4 30 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
5 29 (1.42%) Puppet
6 26 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 25 (1.23%) Nessus
8 22 (1.08%) Ansible
9 20 (0.98%) Kibana
10 19 (0.93%) logstash
11 18 (0.88%) SCOM
12 16 (0.79%) Backup Exec
12 16 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
13 15 (0.74%) AirWatch
13 15 (0.74%) Nagios
14 14 (0.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 13 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
16 12 (0.59%) WSUS
17 11 (0.54%) Nmap
17 11 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1077 (52.90%) Cisco
2 434 (21.32%) Microsoft
3 362 (17.78%) VMware
4 313 (15.37%) Juniper
5 298 (14.64%) CheckPoint
6 229 (11.25%) F5
7 199 (9.77%) Citrix
8 173 (8.50%) HP
9 111 (5.45%) Riverbed
10 108 (5.30%) Palo Alto
11 95 (4.67%) Fortinet
12 94 (4.62%) Aruba
13 90 (4.42%) Apple
14 79 (3.88%) Oracle
15 77 (3.78%) IBM
16 75 (3.68%) SolarWinds
17 72 (3.54%) Intel Security
18 70 (3.44%) Blue Coat
19 63 (3.09%) Splunk
20 54 (2.65%) Avaya
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Central London / West End
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Square One Resources
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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