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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 18 May 2022 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
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 153 135 151
Rank change year-on-year -18 +16 +75
Contract jobs citing SD-WAN 37 12 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.88% 0.43% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.14% 4.41% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 2
10th Percentile £409 £303 £412
25th Percentile £413 £388 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £435
Median % change year-on-year - +9.20% -3.33%
75th Percentile £650 £538 £464
90th Percentile £700 £545 £471
Central London median daily rate £515 £475 £420
% change year-on-year +8.42% +13.10% -9.19%

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 405 272 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.65% 9.80% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 207 229
10th Percentile £313 £327 £207
25th Percentile £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £528 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.50% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 6
10th Percentile - £11.98 £14.85
25th Percentile £21.00 £12.69 £22.46
Median hourly rate £39.50 £14.75 £37.13
Median % change year-on-year +167.80% -60.27% +16.93%
75th Percentile £61.75 £17.19 £48.25
90th Percentile £64.35 £18.13 £53.88
Central London median hourly rate £40.50 £15.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +157.14% -56.85% +62.22%

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 18 May 2022.

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

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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 36 (97.30%) WAN
2 19 (51.35%) Azure
3 14 (37.84%) Cisco
4 12 (32.43%) LAN
5 11 (29.73%) Finance
6 10 (27.03%) VPN
7 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
7 9 (24.32%) Windows
7 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
7 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
7 9 (24.32%) Meraki
8 8 (21.62%) DevOps
8 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure as Code
8 8 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (18.92%) Linux
9 7 (18.92%) Project Management
9 7 (18.92%) MPLS
9 7 (18.92%) Firewall
9 7 (18.92%) Wireless
10 6 (16.22%) Migration
10 6 (16.22%) ITIL
10 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
10 6 (16.22%) Juniper
10 6 (16.22%) CCNP
10 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (16.22%) Social Skills
10 6 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (16.22%) Terraform
11 5 (13.51%) SDLC
11 5 (13.51%) Azure ExpressRoute

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (51.35%) Azure
2 5 (13.51%) AWS
2 5 (13.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 5 (13.51%) Azure Monitor
2 5 (13.51%) Azure Pipelines
3 4 (10.81%) GCP
4 2 (5.41%) IaaS
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (97.30%) WAN
2 12 (32.43%) LAN
3 10 (27.03%) VPN
4 7 (18.92%) Firewall
4 7 (18.92%) MPLS
4 7 (18.92%) Wireless
5 5 (13.51%) DHCP
5 5 (13.51%) DNS
6 4 (10.81%) Network Security
7 3 (8.11%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (8.11%) DWDM
7 3 (8.11%) IPsec
7 3 (8.11%) IPv6
7 3 (8.11%) NGN
7 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (5.41%) IP Telephony
8 2 (5.41%) NGFW
8 2 (5.41%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (5.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) GitLab
1 3 (8.11%) JIRA
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Social Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.11%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (8.11%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (8.11%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Service Architect
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Technical Support
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Network Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.41%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Azure Blueprints
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Public Cloud
1 4 (10.81%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (8.11%) Cloud Native
3 2 (5.41%) IoT
3 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Solaris
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) DevOps
1 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure as Code
2 7 (18.92%) Project Management
3 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 6 (16.22%) Migration
3 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
3 6 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (13.51%) Cost Management
4 5 (13.51%) SDLC
5 4 (10.81%) ITSM
5 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
5 4 (10.81%) TOGAF
6 3 (8.11%) CI/CD
6 3 (8.11%) Cloud Operations
6 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
6 3 (8.11%) Epics
6 3 (8.11%) Financial Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) Low Latency
6 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.41%) Zero Trust
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (16.22%) CCNP
4 4 (10.81%) CCIE
4 4 (10.81%) CCNA
4 4 (10.81%) Degree
5 3 (8.11%) PMP
5 3 (8.11%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (5.41%) CCIE Service Provider
7 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (16.22%) Terraform
2 2 (5.41%) CASB
3 1 (2.70%) Ansible
3 1 (2.70%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Cisco
2 9 (24.32%) Meraki
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.22%) Juniper
4 4 (10.81%) Google
5 3 (8.11%) Atlassian
5 3 (8.11%) Dell
5 3 (8.11%) Palo Alto
5 3 (8.11%) Refinitiv
5 3 (8.11%) VMware
6 2 (5.41%) Draytek
6 2 (5.41%) Genesys
6 2 (5.41%) McAfee
6 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
6 2 (5.41%) Zscaler
7 1 (2.70%) Aruba
7 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.70%) Darktrace
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle
7 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds