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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 34 20
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14  
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 4.24% 1.47% 4.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.42% 9.76% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Median daily rate £550 £431 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.53% +245.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -13.46%  

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 38 41 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 23.03% 15.07% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 31
Median daily rate £463 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +60.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Croydon over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 March 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 21 (91.30%) Firewall
1 21 (91.30%) SC Cleared
1 21 (91.30%) Security Cleared
2 16 (69.57%) Cisco
3 15 (65.22%) LAN
4 13 (56.52%) VPN
5 12 (52.17%) VMware
6 10 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (43.48%) Identity Access Management
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (34.78%) DNS
7 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle
7 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (30.43%) Consul
8 7 (30.43%) Apache
8 7 (30.43%) SNMP
8 7 (30.43%) CA
8 7 (30.43%) CCIE
8 7 (30.43%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (30.43%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (30.43%) Terraform
8 7 (30.43%) Packer
8 7 (30.43%) AppDynamics
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 7 (30.43%) Kubernetes
8 7 (30.43%) Bitbucket
8 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
8 7 (30.43%) Ansible

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 7 (30.43%) Apache
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (21.74%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) Firewall
2 15 (65.22%) LAN
3 13 (56.52%) VPN
4 8 (34.78%) DNS
4 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
5 7 (30.43%) SNMP
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (26.09%) SSL
7 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (21.74%) MPLS
7 5 (21.74%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (21.74%) VLAN
7 5 (21.74%) Wireless
8 1 (4.35%) BIG-IP
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (4.35%) DHCP
8 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (4.35%) Internet
8 1 (4.35%) IPsec
8 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Hadoop
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (30.43%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (21.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Bitbucket
1 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
1 7 (30.43%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Architect
2 7 (30.43%) Cloud Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Active Directory Architect
3 5 (21.74%) AWS Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Web Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Network Team Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Operational Security Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Operations Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Security Operations Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 5 (21.74%) Web Services
3 4 (17.39%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) PKI
2 5 (21.74%) Clustering
2 5 (21.74%) Replication
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Unix
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Identity Access Management
2 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (26.09%) Migration
4 5 (21.74%) DevOps
4 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (21.74%) High Availability
4 5 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
4 5 (21.74%) Security Operations
4 5 (21.74%) Server Building
4 5 (21.74%) SIEM
4 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (13.04%) Network Management
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) SC Cleared
1 21 (91.30%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (30.43%) CCIE
4 5 (21.74%) CCNA
4 5 (21.74%) CCNP
4 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) MCITP
5 4 (17.39%) MCP
5 4 (17.39%) MCSE
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Docker
2 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Terminal Services
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Ansible
1 7 (30.43%) Consul
1 7 (30.43%) Kubernetes
1 7 (30.43%) Packer
1 7 (30.43%) Puppet
1 7 (30.43%) Rsyslog
1 7 (30.43%) Terraform
1 7 (30.43%) yum
1 7 (30.43%) ZABBIX
2 5 (21.74%) Nessus
2 5 (21.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (13.04%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco
2 12 (52.17%) VMware
3 8 (34.78%) Oracle
4 7 (30.43%) AppDynamics
4 7 (30.43%) Atlassian
4 7 (30.43%) CA
5 5 (21.74%) AlienVault
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
6 4 (17.39%) F5
6 4 (17.39%) Juniper
7 3 (13.04%) Palo Alto
8 2 (8.70%) Citrix
9 1 (4.35%) Avaya
9 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
9 1 (4.35%) FireEye
9 1 (4.35%) Sourcefire