The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 25 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)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 108 94
Rank change year-on-year -28 -14  
Contract jobs citing WAN 803 1094 1161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.89% 2.25% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.81% 14.15% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 677 703
Median daily rate £389 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £584 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 69
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.76% +2.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year +20.93% -5.49%  

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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5815 7734 7530
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.88% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3458 4791 4313
Median daily rate £400 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 352 440
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in England

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in England

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in England

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WAN in England

WAN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
London -33 283 £425 -5.55% 73
South East -11 182 £400 +6.66% 48
West Midlands +13 76 £393 +14.26% 24
East of England -4 71 £350 -15.15% 18
South West -29 61 £313 -10.71% 10
Yorkshire +17 49 £363 +7.40% 17
North West -2 46 £325 -13.33% 56
North East +39 27 £475 +35.71% 3
East Midlands -38 10 £344 -40.98% 9
Midlands +11 2 £400 +14.28% 33
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 1370 (81.45%) LAN
2 809 (48.10%) Cisco
3 712 (42.33%) Firewall
4 556 (33.06%) Windows
5 507 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
6 377 (22.41%) Data Centre
7 369 (21.94%) CCNP
8 367 (21.82%) Active Directory
9 365 (21.70%) VPN
10 363 (21.58%) Wireless
10 363 (21.58%) Security Cleared
11 353 (20.99%) ITIL
12 332 (19.74%) Microsoft
13 303 (18.01%) VMware
14 287 (17.06%) Juniper
15 270 (16.05%) DNS
16 253 (15.04%) CheckPoint
16 253 (15.04%) SC Cleared
17 252 (14.98%) TCP/IP
18 234 (13.91%) CCNA
19 229 (13.61%) MPLS
20 225 (13.38%) Network Design
21 216 (12.84%) F5
22 212 (12.60%) Windows Server
23 196 (11.65%) Finance
24 195 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
25 193 (11.47%) DHCP
26 192 (11.41%) VoIP
26 192 (11.41%) Network Security
27 187 (11.12%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 102 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 61 (3.63%) SharePoint
3 59 (3.51%) IIS
4 49 (2.91%) Skype for Business
5 30 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (1.61%) OpenStack
7 26 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 20 (1.19%) Apache
10 16 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2000
13 7 (0.42%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 7 (0.42%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.30%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.18%) CMS
16 3 (0.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 133 (7.91%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 26 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.059%) assyst
6 1 (0.059%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.059%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 145 (8.62%) Office 365
2 135 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (2.68%) IaaS
5 27 (1.61%) SaaS
6 25 (1.49%) PaaS
7 13 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (0.48%) Yammer
10 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.36%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.24%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.12%) G Suite
15 2 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1370 (81.45%) LAN
2 712 (42.33%) Firewall
3 365 (21.70%) VPN
4 363 (21.58%) Wireless
5 270 (16.05%) DNS
6 252 (14.98%) TCP/IP
7 229 (13.61%) MPLS
8 193 (11.47%) DHCP
9 192 (11.41%) Network Security
9 192 (11.41%) VoIP
10 187 (11.12%) Cisco ASA
11 164 (9.75%) Wi-Fi
12 159 (9.45%) BGP
13 130 (7.73%) OSPF
14 124 (7.37%) VLAN
15 123 (7.31%) SAN
16 116 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
17 110 (6.54%) Internet
18 104 (6.18%) WLAN
19 82 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.32%) Relational Database
3 23 (1.37%) MySQL
4 16 (0.95%) Big Data
5 14 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.65%) MS Access
7 11 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (0.59%) Redis
9 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.36%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.36%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.24%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.24%) Power BI
12 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 18 (1.07%) Jenkins
3 16 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.54%) JIRA
5 7 (0.42%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.24%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.18%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.18%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.12%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.12%) JUnit
10 2 (0.12%) MSI
10 2 (0.12%) Redmine
10 2 (0.12%) Selenium
10 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.12%) Trac
10 2 (0.12%) Travis CI
General
1 196 (11.65%) Finance
2 162 (9.63%) Telecoms
3 52 (3.09%) Banking
4 48 (2.85%) Retail
5 33 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 29 (1.72%) Legal
7 23 (1.37%) Marketing
8 14 (0.83%) Electronics
9 12 (0.71%) Back Office
10 11 (0.65%) Law
11 10 (0.59%) Local Government
12 9 (0.54%) Advertising
12 9 (0.54%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.48%) Billing
13 8 (0.48%) French Language
14 7 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.24%) Games
15 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.24%) Publishing
16 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 420 (24.97%) Network Engineer
2 263 (15.64%) Architect
3 181 (10.76%) Analyst
4 144 (8.56%) Project Manager
5 111 (6.60%) Network Architect
6 107 (6.36%) Support Engineer
7 94 (5.59%) Cisco Engineer
8 84 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 83 (4.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 74 (4.40%) Infrastructure Architect
11 72 (4.28%) Consultant
11 72 (4.28%) Infrastructure Manager
12 69 (4.10%) Network Analyst
13 64 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
14 60 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 57 (3.39%) Senior Network Engineer
16 55 (3.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 49 (2.91%) Technical Architect
18 47 (2.79%) Network Support
18 47 (2.79%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.56%) 802.1X
2 37 (2.20%) Web Services
3 32 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
4 21 (1.25%) .NET
4 21 (1.25%) HTML
5 20 (1.19%) Middleware
6 12 (0.71%) Sensu
7 7 (0.42%) XML
8 6 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.36%) REST
8 6 (0.36%) RESTful
9 5 (0.30%) jQuery
9 5 (0.30%) LAMP
10 4 (0.24%) SAML
10 4 (0.24%) SOAP
11 3 (0.18%) CSS
11 3 (0.18%) J2EE
11 3 (0.18%) Java SE
11 3 (0.18%) Leaflet
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 377 (22.41%) Data Centre
2 113 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 50 (2.97%) Private Cloud
5 43 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 37 (2.20%) Clustering
6 37 (2.20%) Smartphone
7 28 (1.66%) Driving Licence
8 24 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
9 19 (1.13%) Virtual Team
10 18 (1.07%) NHS
11 17 (1.01%) Mainframe
11 17 (1.01%) Public Cloud
12 16 (0.95%) PKI
13 15 (0.89%) CESG
13 15 (0.89%) Replication
14 13 (0.77%) Video on Demand
15 11 (0.65%) BYOD
15 11 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
16 10 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 556 (33.06%) Windows
2 212 (12.60%) Windows Server
3 185 (11.00%) Linux
4 146 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 122 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 106 (6.30%) Windows 7
7 94 (5.59%) Unix
8 75 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (4.16%) Windows 10
10 40 (2.38%) Android
10 40 (2.38%) Windows XP
11 28 (1.66%) Windows 8
12 26 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (1.19%) CentOS
14 16 (0.95%) Apple iOS
14 16 (0.95%) Solaris
15 14 (0.83%) AIX
15 14 (0.83%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.77%) Windows Phone
17 12 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (20.99%) ITIL
2 225 (13.38%) Network Design
3 183 (10.88%) Migration
4 130 (7.73%) Service Management
5 124 (7.37%) Load Balancing
6 120 (7.13%) Project Management
7 118 (7.02%) Network Management
8 100 (5.95%) PRINCE2
9 92 (5.47%) High Availability
10 87 (5.17%) Change Management
11 83 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
12 76 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 75 (4.46%) DevOps
14 74 (4.40%) Network Monitoring
15 71 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
16 64 (3.80%) Service Delivery
17 62 (3.69%) Network Architecture
18 61 (3.63%) ITSM
19 58 (3.45%) Information Security
20 54 (3.21%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (5.95%) SQL
2 61 (3.63%) PowerShell
3 35 (2.08%) Perl
4 29 (1.72%) Python
5 28 (1.66%) PHP
6 26 (1.55%) Java
7 21 (1.25%) C
8 14 (0.83%) VB
9 13 (0.77%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.54%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.48%) Lisp
12 6 (0.36%) C#
12 6 (0.36%) VBScript
13 5 (0.30%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.30%) Delphi
13 5 (0.30%) Korn
14 4 (0.24%) Ruby
15 3 (0.18%) C++
15 3 (0.18%) Groovy
15 3 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 507 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
2 369 (21.94%) CCNP
3 363 (21.58%) Security Cleared
4 253 (15.04%) SC Cleared
5 234 (13.91%) CCNA
6 163 (9.69%) CCIE
7 99 (5.89%) Degree
8 93 (5.53%) DV Cleared
9 83 (4.93%) CCDP
10 69 (4.10%) CCSA
11 67 (3.98%) JNCIA
12 64 (3.80%) JNCIE
12 64 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 62 (3.69%) CCSE
14 45 (2.68%) CCIP
15 43 (2.56%) MCSE
16 38 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
17 33 (1.96%) CISSP
17 33 (1.96%) HP ASE
17 33 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.86%) SLA
2 26 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.19%) PMO
5 18 (1.07%) QA
6 12 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.36%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.24%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.12%) GMP
10 2 (0.12%) GPG13
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.059%) BS25999
11 1 (0.059%) COBIT
11 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.059%) P3O
11 1 (0.059%) PMBOK
System Software
1 367 (21.82%) Active Directory
2 195 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (4.52%) Hyper-V
4 32 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (1.84%) vSphere
6 25 (1.49%) Docker
7 24 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
8 22 (1.31%) XenApp
9 20 (1.19%) Xen
10 17 (1.01%) KVM
11 13 (0.77%) ISA Server
11 13 (0.77%) ProxySG
12 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (0.71%) vCloud
13 11 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
14 8 (0.48%) Samba
14 8 (0.48%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.42%) XenDesktop
16 6 (0.36%) UAG
Systems Management
1 76 (4.52%) FortiGate
2 60 (3.57%) SCCM
3 39 (2.32%) SCOM
4 38 (2.26%) Cisco Prime
5 27 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
6 24 (1.43%) Ansible
7 21 (1.25%) logstash
7 21 (1.25%) Puppet
8 20 (1.19%) AirWatch
9 19 (1.13%) Kubernetes
10 18 (1.07%) QRadar
11 17 (1.01%) Nagios
11 17 (1.01%) WSUS
12 15 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
12 15 (0.89%) Grafana
13 14 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (0.77%) Kibana
15 11 (0.65%) NetBackup
15 11 (0.65%) vCenter Server
16 9 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 809 (48.10%) Cisco
2 332 (19.74%) Microsoft
3 303 (18.01%) VMware
4 287 (17.06%) Juniper
5 253 (15.04%) CheckPoint
6 216 (12.84%) F5
7 185 (11.00%) Citrix
8 166 (9.87%) HP
9 130 (7.73%) Palo Alto
10 110 (6.54%) Fortinet
11 108 (6.42%) Riverbed
12 70 (4.16%) Aruba
12 70 (4.16%) SolarWinds
13 63 (3.75%) Oracle
14 53 (3.15%) Red Hat
15 46 (2.73%) NetApp
16 45 (2.68%) Avaya
17 44 (2.62%) Blue Coat
18 43 (2.56%) Dell
19 39 (2.32%) IBM
Maldon, Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13.00
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £9.50 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £180 - £200 Per Day to £200 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day + up to £90 travel expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
ECMWF
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 17 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago