Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 146 - 220
Rank change year-on-year - +220 +27
Contract jobs citing SD-WAN 18 0 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% - 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.00% - 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 18
10th Percentile £360 " £309
25th Percentile £459 " £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £521 - £466
75th Percentile £545 " £504
90th Percentile £580 " £540
Central London median daily rate £521 £375 £475
% change year-on-year +39.00% -21.05% -20.83%

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 300 244 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.73% 10.59% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 183 547
10th Percentile £338 £251 £210
25th Percentile £413 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £518 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.70% +2.11% +5.56%
75th Percentile £597 £579 £575
90th Percentile £706 £648 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £478
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.52% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 18
10th Percentile £13.88 £36.78 £13.23
25th Percentile £17.44 £36.81 £18.84
Median hourly rate £22.25 £37.75 £31.75
Median % change year-on-year -41.06% +18.90% +68.44%
75th Percentile £34.25 £47.56 £41.34
90th Percentile £37.75 £52.93 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £37.63 £31.00
% change year-on-year -40.86% +21.37% +64.46%

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 3 August 2021.

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (94.44%) WAN
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco
3 10 (55.56%) Azure
4 9 (50.00%) Meraki
5 8 (44.44%) LAN
5 8 (44.44%) Firewall
6 5 (27.78%) WLAN
7 4 (22.22%) VoIP
7 4 (22.22%) MPLS
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 4 (22.22%) Network Security
7 4 (22.22%) Network Segmentation
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (22.22%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (22.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (16.67%) Zscaler
8 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) Migration
8 3 (16.67%) Information Security
8 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (16.67%) Wireless
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
9 2 (11.11%) VPN
9 2 (11.11%) Change Management
9 2 (11.11%) Banking
9 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
9 2 (11.11%) DevOps

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 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) Azure
2 4 (22.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (5.56%) AWS
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) WAN
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) LAN
3 5 (27.78%) WLAN
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (22.22%) MPLS
4 4 (22.22%) Network Security
4 4 (22.22%) VoIP
5 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (11.11%) VPN
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (5.56%) DHCP
7 1 (5.56%) DNS
7 1 (5.56%) IPsec
7 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Presentation Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Social Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Network Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Product Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Junior
4 2 (11.11%) Junior Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Junior Network Support
4 2 (11.11%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Junior Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Network Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2016
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Network Segmentation
1 4 (22.22%) Network Virtualisation
2 3 (16.67%) Information Security
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Bill of Materials
4 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.56%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (5.56%) Project Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Project Governance
4 1 (5.56%) Service Design
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.56%) Strategic Roadmap
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team Management
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) CCIE
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) Meraki
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Zscaler
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
4 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.56%) Polycom
5 1 (5.56%) Riverbed