Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 167 136
Rank change year-on-year +37 -31 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 162 135 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.92% 1.48% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.53% 11.81% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 96 90
Central London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -6.90%
10th Percentile £164 £140 £204
90th Percentile £638 £581 £648
London median daily rate £460 £405 £418
% change year-on-year +13.58% -2.99% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 £17.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.06% -10.00% -12.32%
10th Percentile £31.25 £15.15 £12.88
90th Percentile £33.75 £18.46 £89.25
London median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +112.12% -67.00% +134.30%

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 924 1,143 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.93% 12.53% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 881 627
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £219 £213 £189
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 23
Central London median hourly rate £31.00 £18.70 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.78% -11.60% -0.87%
10th Percentile £16.72 £14.05 £12.97
90th Percentile £43.73 £33.00 £29.95
London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.50% -11.11% +5.44%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +26 126 £438 +9.24% 13
West End of London +17 13 £378 -
City of Westminster -11 9 £650 +52.94%
Lambeth - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 - -
WAN
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 117 (72.22%) LAN
2 77 (47.53%) Cisco
3 65 (40.12%) Firewall
4 51 (31.48%) Finance
5 50 (30.86%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (30.25%) VPN
6 49 (30.25%) Windows
7 44 (27.16%) Active Directory
8 43 (26.54%) TCP/IP
9 36 (22.22%) BGP
9 36 (22.22%) Data Centre
10 35 (21.60%) MPLS
11 34 (20.99%) OSPF
11 34 (20.99%) DNS
11 34 (20.99%) CCIE
11 34 (20.99%) Wireless
12 31 (19.14%) CCNP
12 31 (19.14%) Microsoft
13 30 (18.52%) ITIL
13 30 (18.52%) Internet
14 28 (17.28%) DHCP
14 28 (17.28%) Network Security
15 27 (16.67%) CheckPoint
16 25 (15.43%) Network Management
16 25 (15.43%) Office 365
17 24 (14.81%) Project Management
17 24 (14.81%) Windows 10
18 23 (14.20%) Security Cleared
19 22 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
20 21 (12.96%) Network Design

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 11 (6.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.09%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.85%) Confluence
3 3 (1.85%) IIS
3 3 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.23%) SAS
5 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.62%) JBoss
5 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.62%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.43%) Office 365
2 22 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.47%) IaaS
5 3 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.85%) Serverless
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (1.23%) CloudFront
6 2 (1.23%) G Suite
6 2 (1.23%) Route 53
6 2 (1.23%) SaaS
7 1 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (72.22%) LAN
2 65 (40.12%) Firewall
3 49 (30.25%) VPN
4 43 (26.54%) TCP/IP
5 36 (22.22%) BGP
6 35 (21.60%) MPLS
7 34 (20.99%) DNS
7 34 (20.99%) OSPF
7 34 (20.99%) Wireless
8 30 (18.52%) Internet
9 28 (17.28%) DHCP
9 28 (17.28%) Network Security
10 21 (12.96%) VoIP
11 19 (11.73%) Ethernet
12 17 (10.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (10.49%) VLAN
12 17 (10.49%) WLAN
13 15 (9.26%) IPsec
14 14 (8.64%) EIGRP
15 11 (6.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.62%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.62%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.62%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 51 (31.48%) Finance
2 17 (10.49%) Telecoms
3 15 (9.26%) Financial Institution
4 12 (7.41%) Banking
5 6 (3.70%) Retail
6 5 (3.09%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.85%) Law
9 2 (1.23%) Back Office
9 2 (1.23%) Legal
9 2 (1.23%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.62%) Front Office
10 1 (0.62%) Local Government
10 1 (0.62%) Marketing
10 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (30.25%) Network Engineer
2 22 (13.58%) Analyst
3 15 (9.26%) Architect
4 12 (7.41%) Desktop Support
4 12 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.79%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (6.79%) LAN Engineer
5 11 (6.79%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.79%) WAN Engineer
6 10 (6.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 10 (6.17%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (6.17%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (5.56%) Design Engineer
7 9 (5.56%) IT Support
8 8 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (4.32%) IT Manager
9 7 (4.32%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.70%) 802.1X
1 6 (3.70%) LDAP
2 4 (2.47%) REST
2 4 (2.47%) SOAP
2 4 (2.47%) Web Services
3 3 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.85%) XML
3 3 (1.85%) YAML
4 2 (1.23%) JSON
4 2 (1.23%) Middleware
5 1 (0.62%) CSS
5 1 (0.62%) J2EE
5 1 (0.62%) Node.js
5 1 (0.62%) RESTful
5 1 (0.62%) RSS
5 1 (0.62%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.41%) Hedge funds
2 12 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (4.94%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.94%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.70%) Fat Client
4 6 (3.70%) iPhone
4 6 (3.70%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.09%) BYOD
5 5 (3.09%) Fixed Income
5 5 (3.09%) PMI
5 5 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.09%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.47%) Equities
6 4 (2.47%) iPad
6 4 (2.47%) Tandem
7 3 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.23%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (30.25%) Windows
2 24 (14.81%) Windows 10
3 20 (12.35%) Windows 7
4 17 (10.49%) Windows Server
5 14 (8.64%) Linux
6 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (6.79%) Android
8 10 (6.17%) Unix
9 5 (3.09%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.09%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.47%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.52%) ITIL
2 25 (15.43%) Network Management
3 24 (14.81%) Project Management
4 21 (12.96%) Network Design
5 18 (11.11%) Migration
6 16 (9.88%) Load Balancing
7 15 (9.26%) Service Delivery
8 14 (8.64%) Change Management
9 13 (8.02%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (8.02%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (6.79%) PRINCE2
10 11 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (6.17%) Technical Leadership
12 9 (5.56%) Service Management
12 9 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
13 8 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (4.94%) DevOps
14 7 (4.32%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.79%) PowerShell
1 11 (6.79%) Python
2 5 (3.09%) SQL
3 4 (2.47%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.47%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.85%) C
4 3 (1.85%) Perl
4 3 (1.85%) VB
5 1 (0.62%) Java
5 1 (0.62%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (30.86%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (20.99%) CCIE
3 31 (19.14%) CCNP
4 23 (14.20%) Security Cleared
5 16 (9.88%) CCNA
6 15 (9.26%) CCDP
6 15 (9.26%) SC Cleared
7 11 (6.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (6.17%) BC Cleared
8 10 (6.17%) CCDA
8 10 (6.17%) Degree
8 10 (6.17%) PMI Certification
9 9 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (4.32%) DV Cleared
10 7 (4.32%) PMP
11 5 (3.09%) CCDE
11 5 (3.09%) MCSE
12 4 (2.47%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.85%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.09%) SLA
2 4 (2.47%) MiFID
3 3 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.85%) PMO
4 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (27.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.32%) Docker
4 5 (3.09%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.47%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.23%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.62%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.62%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (5.56%) Ansible
1 9 (5.56%) SCCM
2 7 (4.32%) Puppet
3 6 (3.70%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.09%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (3.09%) Terraform
5 4 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.85%) Consul
6 3 (1.85%) Kibana
6 3 (1.85%) logstash
6 3 (1.85%) Nagios
6 3 (1.85%) Packer
6 3 (1.85%) RANCID
6 3 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.23%) Cacti
7 2 (1.23%) Icinga
7 2 (1.23%) OpenView
7 2 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 77 (47.53%) Cisco
2 31 (19.14%) Microsoft
3 27 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 21 (12.96%) F5
5 20 (12.35%) Citrix
6 18 (11.11%) VMware
7 15 (9.26%) HP
7 15 (9.26%) Palo Alto
8 12 (7.41%) Juniper
9 11 (6.79%) SolarWinds
10 8 (4.94%) Apple
11 7 (4.32%) Meraki
12 6 (3.70%) Riverbed
13 5 (3.09%) ArcSight
13 5 (3.09%) Fortinet
13 5 (3.09%) Google
14 4 (2.47%) Aruba
14 4 (2.47%) Avaya
14 4 (2.47%) ServiceNow
14 4 (2.47%) Symantec