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 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)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 109 96
Rank change year-on-year -8 -13  
Contract jobs citing WAN 854 1042 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.03% 2.09% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.07% 14.14% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 642 609
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £203
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 48 57 88
Median hourly rate £15.89 £21.34 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.55% -14.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £13.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.00 £50.00
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 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 6071 7371 7304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.46% 14.75% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3741 4476 4043
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 308 406
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.90% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.74 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.80 £45.00
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 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -12 282 £415 -2.35% 80
South East +6 244 £418 +22.79% 43
North West +24 70 £419 +11.66% 37
South West -23 63 £266 -26.68% 11
East of England -22 58 £375 -9.09% 10
West Midlands +14 51 £369 +5.35% 15
North East +5 33 £420 +45.96% 5
Yorkshire -8 31 £420 +40.00% 24
East Midlands -4 21 £369 +22.91% 9
WAN
UK

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 England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 1440 (82.43%) LAN
2 932 (53.35%) Cisco
3 790 (45.22%) Firewall
4 571 (32.68%) Cisco Certification
5 567 (32.46%) Windows
6 412 (23.58%) Security Cleared
7 406 (23.24%) VPN
8 404 (23.13%) Data Centre
9 388 (22.21%) Microsoft
10 385 (22.04%) CCNP
11 369 (21.12%) Active Directory
12 366 (20.95%) Wireless
13 336 (19.23%) SC Cleared
14 329 (18.83%) VMware
14 329 (18.83%) ITIL
15 313 (17.92%) TCP/IP
16 309 (17.69%) Juniper
17 305 (17.46%) CCNA
18 293 (16.77%) DNS
19 275 (15.74%) CheckPoint
20 240 (13.74%) MPLS
21 233 (13.34%) Network Security
22 228 (13.05%) VoIP
23 218 (12.48%) Cisco ASA
24 217 (12.42%) Linux
25 213 (12.19%) F5
26 212 (12.14%) Windows Server
27 208 (11.91%) Network Design
28 202 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
28 202 (11.56%) DHCP

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 90 (5.15%) MS Exchange
2 64 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 51 (2.92%) IIS
4 47 (2.69%) Skype for Business
5 35 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (1.95%) Apache
7 24 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 21 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
11 9 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 9 (0.52%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.46%) DataSynapse
12 8 (0.46%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.34%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
14 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 134 (7.67%) MS Excel
2 128 (7.33%) MS Office
3 34 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.057%) assyst
5 1 (0.057%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.057%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 149 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 135 (7.73%) Office 365
3 133 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (3.43%) IaaS
5 27 (1.55%) PaaS
6 23 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (1.26%) SaaS
8 10 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.40%) Yammer
11 6 (0.34%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.29%) Akamai
12 5 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.23%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.17%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
15 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1440 (82.43%) LAN
2 790 (45.22%) Firewall
3 406 (23.24%) VPN
4 366 (20.95%) Wireless
5 313 (17.92%) TCP/IP
6 293 (16.77%) DNS
7 240 (13.74%) MPLS
8 233 (13.34%) Network Security
9 228 (13.05%) VoIP
10 218 (12.48%) Cisco ASA
11 202 (11.56%) DHCP
12 196 (11.22%) BGP
13 182 (10.42%) OSPF
14 141 (8.07%) Cisco Nexus
15 132 (7.56%) SAN
16 125 (7.16%) Internet
16 125 (7.16%) VLAN
17 108 (6.18%) Wi-Fi
18 107 (6.12%) WLAN
19 94 (5.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.52%) Relational Database
3 20 (1.14%) MySQL
4 17 (0.97%) Hadoop
5 16 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 12 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (0.63%) Big Data
7 11 (0.63%) HBase
7 11 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.63%) Redis
8 10 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (0.23%) DB2
11 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (0.63%) JIRA
2 10 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.40%) Bitbucket
3 7 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.23%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.17%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.17%) ClearQuest
5 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.11%) MSI
6 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.11%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.057%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.057%) Maven
7 1 (0.057%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.057%) Subversion
General
1 200 (11.45%) Finance
2 162 (9.27%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.66%) Banking
4 41 (2.35%) Retail
5 29 (1.66%) Legal
6 23 (1.32%) Back Office
7 20 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 16 (0.92%) Marketing
9 12 (0.69%) Local Government
10 11 (0.63%) Advertising
11 10 (0.57%) Multimedia
12 9 (0.52%) Billing
13 7 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.34%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.29%) French Language
15 5 (0.29%) Games
15 5 (0.29%) Publishing
16 4 (0.23%) Automotive
17 3 (0.17%) Electronics
17 3 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 455 (26.04%) Network Engineer
2 321 (18.37%) Architect
3 197 (11.28%) Analyst
4 121 (6.93%) Network Architect
5 105 (6.01%) Cisco Engineer
6 104 (5.95%) Project Manager
7 101 (5.78%) Support Engineer
8 97 (5.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 97 (5.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 94 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
10 84 (4.81%) Network Analyst
11 66 (3.78%) Senior Network Engineer
12 64 (3.66%) Consultant
13 62 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
14 59 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
15 58 (3.32%) Technical Architect
16 56 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
17 54 (3.09%) Security Engineer
18 52 (2.98%) Network Support
19 46 (2.63%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (3.09%) Web Services
2 51 (2.92%) 802.1X
3 39 (2.23%) Elastic Stack
4 26 (1.49%) Middleware
5 15 (0.86%) HTML
6 12 (0.69%) CSS
7 11 (0.63%) .NET
8 9 (0.52%) XML
9 8 (0.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 8 (0.46%) Rendezvous
9 8 (0.46%) RESTful
9 8 (0.46%) XSLT
10 6 (0.34%) XMPP
11 5 (0.29%) LAMP
12 4 (0.23%) J2EE
12 4 (0.23%) Leaflet
12 4 (0.23%) SOAP
13 3 (0.17%) Java SE
13 3 (0.17%) JSON
13 3 (0.17%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 404 (23.13%) Data Centre
2 117 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 37 (2.12%) Clustering
6 32 (1.83%) Private Cloud
7 30 (1.72%) Driving Licence
7 30 (1.72%) Smartphone
8 27 (1.55%) NHS
9 23 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
10 22 (1.26%) PKI
10 22 (1.26%) Replication
11 21 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 21 (1.20%) Virtual Team
12 19 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
13 16 (0.92%) Cyber Attack
14 15 (0.86%) Mainframe
14 15 (0.86%) Public Cloud
15 14 (0.80%) PMI
15 14 (0.80%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 567 (32.46%) Windows
2 217 (12.42%) Linux
3 212 (12.14%) Windows Server
4 125 (7.16%) Unix
5 121 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 107 (6.12%) Windows 7
7 93 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 70 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 56 (3.21%) Windows 10
10 40 (2.29%) Windows XP
11 37 (2.12%) Android
12 31 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 30 (1.72%) Solaris
14 21 (1.20%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.63%) AIX
16 9 (0.52%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.46%) SUSE
18 7 (0.40%) CentOS
19 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
19 6 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (18.83%) ITIL
2 208 (11.91%) Network Design
3 157 (8.99%) Migration
4 156 (8.93%) Load Balancing
5 141 (8.07%) Service Management
6 123 (7.04%) Project Management
7 109 (6.24%) Network Management
8 93 (5.32%) PRINCE2
9 87 (4.98%) Change Management
10 83 (4.75%) Network Monitoring
11 80 (4.58%) High Availability
12 76 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
13 74 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
14 73 (4.18%) Information Security
14 73 (4.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 71 (4.06%) Problem Management
16 70 (4.01%) DevOps
17 66 (3.78%) ITSM
18 61 (3.49%) Service Delivery
19 59 (3.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (5.09%) SQL
2 43 (2.46%) PowerShell
3 21 (1.20%) Java
3 21 (1.20%) Perl
4 20 (1.14%) Python
5 15 (0.86%) C
6 13 (0.74%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.46%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.40%) C++
9 6 (0.34%) VBScript
10 5 (0.29%) Korn
10 5 (0.29%) PHP
10 5 (0.29%) VB
11 4 (0.23%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.23%) C#
12 2 (0.11%) C-shell
12 2 (0.11%) Lisp
12 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.057%) Ruby
13 1 (0.057%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 571 (32.68%) Cisco Certification
2 412 (23.58%) Security Cleared
3 385 (22.04%) CCNP
4 336 (19.23%) SC Cleared
5 305 (17.46%) CCNA
6 163 (9.33%) CCIE
7 88 (5.04%) CCDP
8 85 (4.87%) Degree
9 79 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 69 (3.95%) JNCIA
11 68 (3.89%) CCSA
12 63 (3.61%) MCSE
13 58 (3.32%) CISSP
14 53 (3.03%) DV Cleared
15 50 (2.86%) CCSE
16 47 (2.69%) JNCIE
17 42 (2.40%) SANS
18 41 (2.35%) CCIP
19 40 (2.29%) CCDA
20 39 (2.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.26%) SLA
2 42 (2.40%) PCI DSS
3 34 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (0.97%) PMO
6 13 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
7 11 (0.63%) QA
8 8 (0.46%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.23%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.11%) BS25999
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.057%) P3O
11 1 (0.057%) PMBOK
System Software
1 369 (21.12%) Active Directory
2 202 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (5.27%) Hyper-V
4 31 (1.77%) vSphere
5 28 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (1.43%) XenApp
7 23 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (0.92%) Docker
9 15 (0.86%) ProxySG
9 15 (0.86%) VMware ESX
9 15 (0.86%) Xen
10 13 (0.74%) ISA Server
10 13 (0.74%) KVM
10 13 (0.74%) Terminal Services
10 13 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (0.69%) vCloud
12 11 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.57%) NFS
13 10 (0.57%) SRDF
14 9 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 67 (3.84%) FortiGate
2 64 (3.66%) SCCM
3 31 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
3 31 (1.77%) QRadar
4 26 (1.49%) SCOM
5 25 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
6 24 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
6 24 (1.37%) Puppet
7 22 (1.26%) Ansible
8 19 (1.09%) Nagios
9 17 (0.97%) Nessus
10 15 (0.86%) AirWatch
11 14 (0.80%) Backup Exec
12 12 (0.69%) NetBackup
12 12 (0.69%) ZABBIX
13 11 (0.63%) Kibana
13 11 (0.63%) Nmap
14 10 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (0.57%) Nexpose
14 10 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 932 (53.35%) Cisco
2 388 (22.21%) Microsoft
3 329 (18.83%) VMware
4 309 (17.69%) Juniper
5 275 (15.74%) CheckPoint
6 213 (12.19%) F5
7 191 (10.93%) Citrix
8 156 (8.93%) HP
9 118 (6.75%) Palo Alto
10 96 (5.50%) Fortinet
11 91 (5.21%) Riverbed
12 85 (4.87%) Aruba
13 82 (4.69%) SolarWinds
14 78 (4.46%) Oracle
15 65 (3.72%) Blue Coat
16 60 (3.43%) Intel Security
17 58 (3.32%) Apple
18 53 (3.03%) IBM
19 48 (2.75%) NetApp
20 46 (2.63%) Avaya
Central London / West End
Poole and Partners
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £430 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £11 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £760.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £15.30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour + likelihood of extension
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £230.00 - £255.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £580 - £670 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate
360 Resourcing
Rate: Up to £200 per day depending on experience
Posted: 16 days ago