Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SD-WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SD-WAN over the 6 months to 19 October 2021 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.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 155 110 212
Rank change year-on-year -45 +102 +27
Contract jobs citing SD-WAN 19 4 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.69% 1.69% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 13
10th Percentile £360 £505 £300
25th Percentile £459 £508 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £519 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -1.19% +10.53% -9.52%
75th Percentile £663 £563 £500
90th Percentile £708 £578 £508
Central London median daily rate £519 £510 £475
% change year-on-year +1.72% +7.37% -9.52%

SD-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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 334 237 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.59% 13.28% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 188 482
10th Percentile £300 £238 £205
25th Percentile £413 £369 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £523 £500 £463
Median % change year-on-year +4.50% +8.11% +2.89%
75th Percentile £602 £556 £575
90th Percentile £688 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £460
% change year-on-year +2.50% +8.70% +6.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 13
10th Percentile £16.20 £25.35 £13.80
25th Percentile £21.00 £29.63 £16.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -40.00% +87.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £37.75 £50.00 £42.62
90th Percentile " £57.05 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% +78.57% +20.00%

SD-WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SD-WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SD-WAN in the City of London

SD-WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SD-WAN in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SD-WAN in the City of London

SD-WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SD-WAN in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SD-WAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SD-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 City of London region with a requirement for SD-WAN.

1 17 (89.47%) WAN
2 12 (63.16%) Azure
3 10 (52.63%) Cisco
4 9 (47.37%) Firewall
5 7 (36.84%) LAN
5 7 (36.84%) Meraki
6 6 (31.58%) WLAN
6 6 (31.58%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (21.05%) Network Segmentation
8 4 (21.05%) Network Virtualisation
8 4 (21.05%) VoIP
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (21.05%) VPN
8 4 (21.05%) Network Security
9 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
9 3 (15.79%) Information Security
9 3 (15.79%) DevOps
9 3 (15.79%) AWS
10 2 (10.53%) SaaS
10 2 (10.53%) Financial Analysis
10 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
10 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
10 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
10 2 (10.53%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (10.53%) Terraform
10 2 (10.53%) IPsec

SD-WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (63.16%) Azure
2 5 (26.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 3 (15.79%) AWS
4 2 (10.53%) SaaS
5 1 (5.26%) GitHub
5 1 (5.26%) IaaS
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) WAN
2 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) LAN
4 6 (31.58%) WLAN
5 4 (21.05%) Network Security
5 4 (21.05%) VoIP
5 4 (21.05%) VPN
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (10.53%) DHCP
6 2 (10.53%) DNS
6 2 (10.53%) IPsec
6 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
6 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (10.53%) Wireless
7 1 (5.26%) BGP
7 1 (5.26%) IPv4
7 1 (5.26%) IPv6
7 1 (5.26%) SNMP
7 1 (5.26%) SSL
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Network Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Product Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Banking Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Banking Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Delivery Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
4 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Junior
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Network Segmentation
1 4 (21.05%) Network Virtualisation
2 3 (15.79%) DevOps
2 3 (15.79%) Information Security
3 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Debt
4 1 (5.26%) Thought Leadership
4 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCIE
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Terraform
2 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) Meraki
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.26%) Polycom
5 1 (5.26%) Zscaler