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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 128 105 93
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 986 1168 1207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 2.12% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.23% 14.70% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 698 731
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £236 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £390 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.20% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 79 89
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -26.66%

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
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -24 888 £400 - 215
London -20 322 £413 -2.94% 64
South East -10 197 £400 - 52
North West +27 117 £425 +13.33% 20
Hampshire +1 68 £362 -9.50% 18
West Midlands -10 68 £375 +21.95% 17
Manchester +27 67 £450 +26.31% 15
Scotland -2 58 £375 -3.84% 9
East of England -15 58 £325 -14.75% 18
South West +15 53 £300 -20.00% 13
Berkshire -9 53 £400 - 9
City of London -16 41 £419 +1.51% 16
Yorkshire -2 31 £375 -3.22% 20
North East -6 26 £410 +5.80%
Buckinghamshire +19 24 £475 +11.76% 11
Surrey +5 22 £390 +0.64% 9
West Yorkshire +4 22 £400 - 12
Merseyside +11 21 £350 -20.00% 1
Wales +1 20 £319 -8.92% 3
Tyne and Wear -18 20 £419 +8.06%
Shropshire +12 19 £456 +52.08%
Basingstoke +9 19 £340 -18.07% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 19 £420 +8.38%
Salford - 19 £450 -
Cheshire +13 18 £338 -15.36% 3
Glasgow +12 18 £263 -25.00% 2
South Wales +9 18 £325 -7.14% 2
Telford - 18 £456 -
Milton Keynes +27 17 £500 +17.64% 8
Essex +5 17 £325 +16.07% 3

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 1836 (84.84%) LAN
2 1154 (53.33%) Cisco
3 914 (42.24%) Firewall
4 668 (30.87%) Cisco Certification
5 618 (28.56%) Windows
6 544 (25.14%) Data Centre
7 465 (21.49%) VPN
8 445 (20.56%) CCNP
9 430 (19.87%) Microsoft
10 426 (19.69%) VMware
11 422 (19.50%) Security Cleared
12 419 (19.36%) Active Directory
13 384 (17.74%) CCNA
14 381 (17.61%) TCP/IP
15 374 (17.28%) Wireless
16 365 (16.87%) ITIL
17 358 (16.54%) SC Cleared
18 321 (14.83%) CheckPoint
19 309 (14.28%) Network Security
20 300 (13.86%) DNS
21 293 (13.54%) VoIP
22 292 (13.49%) Cisco ASA
23 284 (13.12%) Linux
24 282 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
25 277 (12.80%) Windows Server
26 273 (12.62%) Juniper
27 248 (11.46%) MPLS
28 219 (10.12%) Network Design
29 218 (10.07%) BGP
30 211 (9.75%) SAN

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
1 133 (6.15%) MS Exchange
2 74 (3.42%) Apache
3 65 (3.00%) Skype for Business
4 63 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 46 (2.13%) IIS
7 36 (1.66%) Tomcat
8 30 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 29 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 20 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 19 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
12 18 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
13 17 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
14 14 (0.65%) JBoss
15 13 (0.60%) OpenStack
16 12 (0.55%) IBM Notes
16 12 (0.55%) Mule
16 12 (0.55%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 9 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 131 (6.05%) MS Excel
2 122 (5.64%) MS Office
3 53 (2.45%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.18%) MS Project
7 2 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.092%) InDesign
7 2 (0.092%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.18%) Eikon
2 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.092%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.046%) assyst
4 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.046%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.046%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.046%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.046%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.046%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 126 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (5.68%) Office 365
3 121 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (1.89%) IaaS
5 29 (1.34%) SaaS
6 26 (1.20%) PaaS
7 16 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.37%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
13 2 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.092%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.092%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.092%) Yammer
14 1 (0.046%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 1836 (84.84%) LAN
2 914 (42.24%) Firewall
3 465 (21.49%) VPN
4 381 (17.61%) TCP/IP
5 374 (17.28%) Wireless
6 309 (14.28%) Network Security
7 300 (13.86%) DNS
8 293 (13.54%) VoIP
9 292 (13.49%) Cisco ASA
10 248 (11.46%) MPLS
11 218 (10.07%) BGP
12 211 (9.75%) SAN
13 206 (9.52%) OSPF
14 191 (8.83%) DHCP
15 189 (8.73%) Cisco Nexus
16 187 (8.64%) Internet
17 186 (8.60%) WLAN
18 174 (8.04%) Wi-Fi
19 155 (7.16%) VLAN
20 111 (5.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.36%) Relational Database
3 43 (1.99%) MySQL
4 32 (1.48%) Hadoop
5 28 (1.29%) HBase
6 19 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
9 12 (0.55%) Big Data
9 12 (0.55%) Redis
10 11 (0.51%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.51%) Oracle Database
11 10 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (0.42%) Apache Hive
12 9 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (0.42%) Sqoop
13 8 (0.37%) Apache Zeppelin
13 8 (0.37%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (0.65%) ClearCase
1 14 (0.65%) StarTeam
2 13 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.42%) JIRA
4 5 (0.23%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.23%) Subversion
5 4 (0.18%) Maven
5 4 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.092%) Ant
6 2 (0.092%) Hudson
7 1 (0.046%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.046%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.046%) Travis CI
General
1 205 (9.47%) Finance
2 189 (8.73%) Telecoms
3 83 (3.84%) Banking
4 42 (1.94%) Retail
5 30 (1.39%) Legal
6 19 (0.88%) Law
7 18 (0.83%) Marketing
8 14 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.60%) Back Office
10 9 (0.42%) Advertising
10 9 (0.42%) Local Government
11 8 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.37%) Military
12 7 (0.32%) Electronics
13 5 (0.23%) French Language
13 5 (0.23%) Games
13 5 (0.23%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.23%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.18%) Billing
14 4 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 523 (24.17%) Network Engineer
2 435 (20.10%) Architect
3 196 (9.06%) Analyst
4 157 (7.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 157 (7.26%) Network Architect
5 143 (6.61%) Project Manager
6 142 (6.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 137 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 135 (6.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 125 (5.78%) Support Engineer
10 100 (4.62%) Security Engineer
11 96 (4.44%) Consultant
12 94 (4.34%) Network Security Engineer
12 94 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
13 80 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
14 67 (3.10%) Network Analyst
15 62 (2.87%) Network Support
16 60 (2.77%) Senior Network Engineer
17 55 (2.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 54 (2.50%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (2.50%) 802.1X
1 54 (2.50%) Middleware
2 46 (2.13%) Web Services
3 40 (1.85%) ELK Stack
4 31 (1.43%) HTML
5 28 (1.29%) XML
6 25 (1.16%) XSLT
7 19 (0.88%) CSS
8 18 (0.83%) LAMP
9 16 (0.74%) .NET
9 16 (0.74%) Rendezvous
10 13 (0.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 13 (0.60%) RESTful
11 9 (0.42%) HTML5
12 8 (0.37%) Apache Tez
12 8 (0.37%) Kafka
12 8 (0.37%) Natural Language Processing
13 7 (0.32%) J2EE
14 6 (0.28%) XMPP
15 5 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 544 (25.14%) Data Centre
2 110 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (4.34%) Management Information System
4 48 (2.22%) NHS
5 44 (2.03%) Driving Licence
6 43 (1.99%) Private Cloud
7 37 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 34 (1.57%) Clustering
8 34 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
9 24 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 24 (1.11%) PKI
9 24 (1.11%) Replication
10 21 (0.97%) Blackberry
10 21 (0.97%) Cyber Attack
11 20 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 17 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
13 16 (0.74%) IVR
13 16 (0.74%) Smartphone
14 15 (0.69%) PMI
15 11 (0.51%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 618 (28.56%) Windows
2 284 (13.12%) Linux
3 277 (12.80%) Windows Server
4 171 (7.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 167 (7.72%) Unix
6 130 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 100 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 84 (3.88%) Solaris
9 78 (3.60%) Windows 7
10 38 (1.76%) Windows 10
11 37 (1.71%) Windows 8
12 34 (1.57%) Windows XP
13 25 (1.16%) Mac OS X
14 23 (1.06%) Android
15 22 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (0.79%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.60%) CentOS
17 13 (0.60%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.55%) AIX
18 12 (0.55%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (16.87%) ITIL
2 219 (10.12%) Network Design
3 198 (9.15%) Migration
4 171 (7.90%) Project Management
5 156 (7.21%) Load Balancing
6 128 (5.91%) Service Management
7 116 (5.36%) PRINCE2
8 114 (5.27%) Network Management
9 106 (4.90%) Network Monitoring
10 104 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 94 (4.34%) Change Management
12 87 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
13 84 (3.88%) SIEM
14 81 (3.74%) Configuration Management
15 80 (3.70%) High Availability
15 80 (3.70%) Information Security
15 80 (3.70%) Problem Management
16 74 (3.42%) DevOps
16 74 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
17 68 (3.14%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (5.18%) SQL
2 44 (2.03%) Perl
3 43 (1.99%) Java
4 42 (1.94%) PowerShell
5 37 (1.71%) Bash Shell
6 28 (1.29%) Python
7 26 (1.20%) C
8 25 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 24 (1.11%) C-shell
9 24 (1.11%) Korn
10 21 (0.97%) C++
11 18 (0.83%) JavaScript
12 16 (0.74%) PHP
13 12 (0.55%) VB
14 11 (0.51%) C#
15 4 (0.18%) Ruby
16 3 (0.14%) VBScript
17 2 (0.092%) AppleScript
17 2 (0.092%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 668 (30.87%) Cisco Certification
2 445 (20.56%) CCNP
3 422 (19.50%) Security Cleared
4 384 (17.74%) CCNA
5 358 (16.54%) SC Cleared
6 140 (6.47%) CCIE
7 94 (4.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 90 (4.16%) CISSP
9 77 (3.56%) Degree
10 73 (3.37%) MCSE
11 57 (2.63%) CCDP
12 55 (2.54%) CCDA
13 49 (2.26%) DV Cleared
14 39 (1.80%) CCSA
14 39 (1.80%) SANS
14 39 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 36 (1.66%) PMI Certification
16 35 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
16 35 (1.62%) SSCP
17 31 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.02%) PCI DSS
2 66 (3.05%) SLA
3 52 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.79%) RMADS
6 14 (0.65%) QA
6 14 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.23%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.18%) COBIT
9 2 (0.092%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 419 (19.36%) Active Directory
2 282 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 82 (3.79%) vSphere
5 61 (2.82%) XenApp
6 38 (1.76%) VMware ESX
7 35 (1.62%) XenDesktop
8 32 (1.48%) Xen
9 31 (1.43%) KVM
10 30 (1.39%) Samba
11 27 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
12 26 (1.20%) Firmware
12 26 (1.20%) NFS
12 26 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
13 24 (1.11%) SRDF
14 17 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (0.69%) ProxySG
16 13 (0.60%) Docker
16 13 (0.60%) vCloud
17 11 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 113 (5.22%) SCCM
2 51 (2.36%) Puppet
3 42 (1.94%) FortiGate
3 42 (1.94%) Nessus
4 40 (1.85%) Ansible
5 36 (1.66%) QRadar
6 30 (1.39%) SCOM
7 27 (1.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 26 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
9 24 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
10 23 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
11 21 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
11 21 (0.97%) WSUS
12 20 (0.92%) Backup Exec
13 19 (0.88%) AirWatch
14 17 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
15 15 (0.69%) NetBackup
16 12 (0.55%) Kibana
16 12 (0.55%) logstash
16 12 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1154 (53.33%) Cisco
2 430 (19.87%) Microsoft
3 426 (19.69%) VMware
4 321 (14.83%) CheckPoint
5 273 (12.62%) Juniper
6 205 (9.47%) Citrix
7 170 (7.86%) F5
8 130 (6.01%) Palo Alto
9 126 (5.82%) HP
10 123 (5.68%) Oracle
11 92 (4.25%) IBM
12 75 (3.47%) Intel Security
13 74 (3.42%) SolarWinds
14 73 (3.37%) Fortinet
14 73 (3.37%) Riverbed
15 72 (3.33%) NetApp
16 70 (3.23%) Blue Coat
17 58 (2.68%) Aruba
18 56 (2.59%) Splunk
19 53 (2.45%) Apple
Motherwell, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £17 - £20 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
AAP3
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £50 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
AAP3
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £130.00 - £131 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Livingston, West Lothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £9 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Modis International
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Networkers
Rate: £10.86 - £13.28 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago