The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
London > Croydon
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 38 24
Rank change year-on-year -9 -14  
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 2.30% 1.61% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.80% 8.70% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Croydon median daily rate £450 £550 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +76.00%  
10th Percentile £425 £474 £189
90th Percentile £483 £575 £446
London median daily rate £450 £450 £370
% change year-on-year - +21.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Croydon median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +143.90% +13.88%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 51 46 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 23.50% 18.47% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 165 43
Croydon median daily rate £463 £445 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +27.14%  
10th Percentile £368 £371 £220
90th Percentile £565 £575 £469
London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Croydon median hourly rate - £32.00 -
London median hourly rate £24.86 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.00% +15.78%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Croydon.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Croydon

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Croydon

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Croydon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Croydon

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 across the Croydon region with a requirement for WAN.

1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Wireless
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (33.33%) Juniper
4 4 (33.33%) CCIE
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (33.33%) 802.1X
4 4 (33.33%) F5
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
5 3 (25.00%) Network Management
5 3 (25.00%) CCIE Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (25.00%) High Availability
5 3 (25.00%) FortiGate
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Clustering

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
1 6 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) SSL
5 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) IPsec
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (8.33%) SNMP
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 5 (41.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Network Team Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Web Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) High Availability
3 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Network Management
4 2 (16.67%) BCP
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Server Building
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (33.33%) CCIE
4 3 (25.00%) CCIE Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) CCNP
6 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (8.33%) MCITP
6 1 (8.33%) MCP
6 1 (8.33%) MCSE
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Docker
3 1 (8.33%) ProxySG
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Consul
2 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (8.33%) Packer
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Rsyslog
2 1 (8.33%) Terraform
2 1 (8.33%) yum
2 1 (8.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (33.33%) F5
3 4 (33.33%) Juniper
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Avaya
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) AppDynamics
5 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (8.33%) CA
5 1 (8.33%) Cadence
5 1 (8.33%) FireEye
5 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire