Period
to 7 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a WAN Engineer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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) Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 215 260 -
Rank change year-on-year +45 - +244
Contract jobs requiring a WAN Engineer 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.053% 0.028% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.029% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
City of London median daily rate £415 £370 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.16% - -
Central London median daily rate £415 £415 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,263 6,798 6,827
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.23% 95.33% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,103 5,371 5,413
City of London median daily rate £512 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £311 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 110 93
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.29% +10.00% -6.08%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.67 £25.70 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.31% +4.35%

WAN Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured WAN Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for WAN Engineer in the City of London

WAN Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN Engineer in the City of London

WAN Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN Engineer in the City of London

WAN Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN Engineer in the City of London

WAN Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, WAN Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring WAN Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) NetScout
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Junos
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

WAN Engineer Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Junos
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Multicast
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Leadership
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) BC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (33.33%) CCDA
2 1 (33.33%) CCDP
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) NetScout
3 1 (33.33%) Radware
3 1 (33.33%) SevOne