Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 18 February 2020 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 > Central London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 126 180
Rank change year-on-year -8 +54 -36
Contract jobs citing WAN 92 171 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.54% 1.92% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.07% 17.70% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 135 70
Central London median daily rate £385 £413 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +9.27% -11.18%
10th Percentile £198 £133 £213
90th Percentile £590 £550 £576
London median daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Central London median hourly rate - £25.00 -
London median hourly rate £32.01 £34.00 £17.19
% change year-on-year -5.85% +97.82% -65.63%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 654 966 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.96% 10.87% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 722 748
Central London median daily rate £425 £438 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -1.69% -1.11%
10th Percentile £190 £163 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
London median daily rate £438 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 17
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +21.81% -18.42%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.80 £28.10 £22.20
London median hourly rate £19.46 £24.23 £19.32
% change year-on-year -19.71% +25.41% -11.06%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Central London

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Central London

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Central London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Central London

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Central London

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Central London region over the 6 months to 18 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 70 £360 -12.73% 30
City of Westminster +11 9 £450 +41.18% 2
West End of London +41 3 £180 -57.65% 1
Camden +9 3 £130 -62.80%
Southwark - 1 £375 -
WAN
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 80 (86.96%) LAN
2 55 (59.78%) Cisco
3 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
3 37 (40.22%) Windows
4 33 (35.87%) Microsoft
5 31 (33.70%) VPN
5 31 (33.70%) Firewall
6 27 (29.35%) Office 365
7 23 (25.00%) VMware
8 21 (22.83%) Finance
8 21 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (21.74%) VoIP
10 19 (20.65%) TCP/IP
10 19 (20.65%) Video Conferencing
10 19 (20.65%) Data Centre
11 18 (19.57%) Azure
11 18 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (18.48%) DNS
12 17 (18.48%) MPLS
12 17 (18.48%) Windows 7
12 17 (18.48%) Windows 10
13 16 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 16 (17.39%) SharePoint
13 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
13 16 (17.39%) ITIL
13 16 (17.39%) Network Security
14 15 (16.30%) DHCP
14 15 (16.30%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (15.22%) Wireless
15 14 (15.22%) Project Management

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 16 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 13 (14.13%) MS Exchange
3 10 (10.87%) Skype for Business
4 7 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.52%) IIS
6 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.09%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (29.35%) Office 365
2 18 (19.57%) Azure
3 12 (13.04%) AWS
4 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.26%) IaaS
4 3 (3.26%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.17%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.09%) G Suite
6 1 (1.09%) PaaS
6 1 (1.09%) SaaS
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (86.96%) LAN
2 31 (33.70%) Firewall
2 31 (33.70%) VPN
3 20 (21.74%) VoIP
4 19 (20.65%) TCP/IP
5 17 (18.48%) DNS
5 17 (18.48%) MPLS
6 16 (17.39%) Network Security
7 15 (16.30%) DHCP
7 15 (16.30%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (15.22%) Wireless
9 11 (11.96%) BGP
9 11 (11.96%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (9.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (9.78%) OSPF
10 9 (9.78%) SAN
10 9 (9.78%) WLAN
11 8 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (8.70%) IPsec
11 8 (8.70%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.09%) JIRA
2 1 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (22.83%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Banking
3 8 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.52%) Public Sector
5 4 (4.35%) Retail
6 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.17%) German Language
6 2 (2.17%) Law
6 2 (2.17%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.09%) Back Office
7 1 (1.09%) French Language
7 1 (1.09%) Front Office
7 1 (1.09%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.09%) Marketing
7 1 (1.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.96%) Analyst
3 10 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Support
4 9 (9.78%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (9.78%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Architect
5 7 (7.61%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.52%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Network Support
9 3 (3.26%) Programme Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.65%) Data Centre
1 19 (20.65%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (5.43%) iPad
2 5 (5.43%) iPhone
2 5 (5.43%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.26%) User Experience
5 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.17%) Replication
6 1 (1.09%) CCTV
6 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.09%) Handset
6 1 (1.09%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.09%) Home Automation
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.09%) PMI
6 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (40.22%) Windows
2 17 (18.48%) Windows 10
2 17 (18.48%) Windows 7
3 14 (15.22%) Windows Server
4 12 (13.04%) Android
5 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.43%) Mac OS
8 4 (4.35%) Linux
9 3 (3.26%) Unix
10 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 16 (17.39%) ITIL
2 14 (15.22%) Project Management
3 11 (11.96%) Load Balancing
3 11 (11.96%) Migration
3 11 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.70%) Change Management
5 8 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (7.61%) Project Delivery
6 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.52%) CRM
7 6 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.52%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.43%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.43%) Information Security
8 5 (5.43%) Network Design
8 5 (5.43%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (5.43%) Statistics
9 4 (4.35%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.13%) SQL
2 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.09%) C
3 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (11.96%) CCNP
3 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.61%) Degree
4 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.52%) BC Cleared
6 5 (5.43%) CCIE
6 5 (5.43%) CCNA
7 3 (3.26%) CCDA
7 3 (3.26%) CCDP
7 3 (3.26%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (2.17%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.17%) MCP
8 2 (2.17%) MCSE
8 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.17%) PMP
9 1 (1.09%) MCSA
9 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) SLA
2 5 (5.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (3.26%) GDPR
4 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.09%) MiFID
4 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
2 21 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.26%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.09%) Firmware
6 1 (1.09%) vSphere
6 1 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) SCCM
2 5 (5.43%) AirWatch
2 5 (5.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.26%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.17%) Ansible
5 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.09%) Endace
5 1 (1.09%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.09%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 55 (59.78%) Cisco
2 33 (35.87%) Microsoft
3 23 (25.00%) VMware
4 12 (13.04%) CheckPoint
5 11 (11.96%) Meraki
6 8 (8.70%) Palo Alto
7 6 (6.52%) Citrix
7 6 (6.52%) Fortinet
8 5 (5.43%) Avaya
8 5 (5.43%) Polycom
8 5 (5.43%) Symantec
9 4 (4.35%) F5
10 3 (3.26%) Juniper
10 3 (3.26%) Oracle
11 2 (2.17%) Apple
11 2 (2.17%) Dell
11 2 (2.17%) HP
11 2 (2.17%) McAfee
11 2 (2.17%) Remedy
11 2 (2.17%) SolarWinds