Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 18 January 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 173 127
Rank change year-on-year +48 -46 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 133 77 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.96% 1.09% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.14% 10.48% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 52 71
City of London median daily rate £413 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £129 £208 £313
90th Percentile £553 £585 £650
Central London median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% -47.27% +129.17%
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -13.79% -47.27% +182.05%

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 733 735 850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.77% 10.40% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 579 655
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £225 £301
90th Percentile £628 £625 £595
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 13
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -14.66% -2.83%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £13.33
90th Percentile £25.50 £22.85 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.00% -15.79% -2.56%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the City of London

WAN
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 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in the City of London

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in the City of London

WAN
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 in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 116 (87.22%) LAN
2 65 (48.87%) Cisco
3 56 (42.11%) Windows
4 49 (36.84%) Firewall
5 47 (35.34%) ITIL
6 46 (34.59%) Active Directory
7 41 (30.83%) Microsoft
8 39 (29.32%) VPN
8 39 (29.32%) Finance
9 38 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
10 36 (27.07%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (26.32%) DNS
12 34 (25.56%) TCP/IP
13 31 (23.31%) DHCP
13 31 (23.31%) Change Management
14 30 (22.56%) Wireless
14 30 (22.56%) Windows 7
15 26 (19.55%) CCNP
15 26 (19.55%) BGP
15 26 (19.55%) Data Centre
16 25 (18.80%) MPLS
16 25 (18.80%) OSPF
17 23 (17.29%) Microsoft Azure
17 23 (17.29%) SCCM
18 22 (16.54%) Migration
19 21 (15.79%) Smartphone
20 19 (14.29%) HP
20 19 (14.29%) Mac OS X
20 19 (14.29%) CheckPoint
20 19 (14.29%) WLAN

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 12 (9.02%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.52%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.01%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.26%) CMS
5 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.75%) Confluence
6 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 38 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.75%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (13.53%) Office 365
3 9 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.26%) IaaS
5 5 (3.76%) PaaS
6 4 (3.01%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (3.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (3.01%) GoToWebinar
7 3 (2.26%) SaaS
8 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.75%) GitHub
8 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.75%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (87.22%) LAN
2 49 (36.84%) Firewall
3 39 (29.32%) VPN
4 35 (26.32%) DNS
5 34 (25.56%) TCP/IP
6 31 (23.31%) DHCP
7 30 (22.56%) Wireless
8 26 (19.55%) BGP
9 25 (18.80%) MPLS
9 25 (18.80%) OSPF
10 19 (14.29%) WLAN
11 18 (13.53%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (13.53%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (12.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (12.03%) Network Security
13 12 (9.02%) Ethernet
13 12 (9.02%) Internet
13 12 (9.02%) VoIP
14 11 (8.27%) Wireshark
15 10 (7.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.75%) Big Data
3 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.75%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.75%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.75%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (29.32%) Finance
2 11 (8.27%) Banking
3 9 (6.77%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.51%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.51%) Spanish Language
5 5 (3.76%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.76%) Law
5 5 (3.76%) Legal
6 3 (2.26%) Back Office
6 3 (2.26%) Retail
7 2 (1.50%) Marketing
8 1 (0.75%) Games
8 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (30.08%) Network Engineer
2 28 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 20 (15.04%) Desktop Support
4 16 (12.03%) Desktop Engineer
4 16 (12.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 15 (11.28%) Analyst
6 14 (10.53%) IT Support
7 12 (9.02%) Project Manager
8 10 (7.52%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (7.52%) Support Analyst
9 9 (6.77%) IT Analyst
10 8 (6.02%) Architect
10 8 (6.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (5.26%) IT Engineer
11 7 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
11 7 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (5.26%) Security Engineer
12 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (4.51%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.26%) .NET
1 3 (2.26%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.26%) Web Services
2 2 (1.50%) XMPP
3 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.75%) LDAP
3 1 (0.75%) OAuth
3 1 (0.75%) OpenID
3 1 (0.75%) REST
3 1 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.75%) SAML
3 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.55%) Data Centre
2 21 (15.79%) Smartphone
3 11 (8.27%) iPhone
4 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.51%) iPad
5 6 (4.51%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (3.76%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.76%) PMI
6 5 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.26%) Clustering
7 3 (2.26%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.26%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.50%) BYOD
8 2 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.50%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.50%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (42.11%) Windows
2 30 (22.56%) Windows 7
3 19 (14.29%) Mac OS X
3 19 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 15 (11.28%) Windows 10
5 9 (6.77%) Unix
5 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.02%) Mac OS
7 7 (5.26%) Android
7 7 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.76%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.01%) Linux
11 3 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.75%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.75%) Solaris
12 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (35.34%) ITIL
2 31 (23.31%) Change Management
3 22 (16.54%) Migration
4 18 (13.53%) Network Design
5 17 (12.78%) Project Management
6 15 (11.28%) ITSM
7 12 (9.02%) Load Balancing
8 11 (8.27%) Information Security
8 11 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (6.02%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (5.26%) Decision-Making
11 7 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (5.26%) Network Architecture
12 6 (4.51%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (4.51%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (4.51%) Service Delivery
13 5 (3.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.52%) PowerShell
1 10 (7.52%) Python
2 6 (4.51%) Perl
3 5 (3.76%) SQL
4 2 (1.50%) C
5 1 (0.75%) C++
5 1 (0.75%) Java
5 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.75%) PHP
5 1 (0.75%) R
5 1 (0.75%) Ruby
5 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (27.07%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (19.55%) CCNP
3 15 (11.28%) CCNA
4 13 (9.77%) CCIE
4 13 (9.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.51%) MCSE
5 6 (4.51%) PMI Certification
6 5 (3.76%) Degree
6 5 (3.76%) MCSA
7 4 (3.01%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.01%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.26%) Avaya Certification
8 3 (2.26%) CCDP
8 3 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.26%) GIAC
8 3 (2.26%) PMP
8 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.50%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.50%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.52%) SLA
2 4 (3.01%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.50%) FedRAMP
3 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (34.59%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.29%) BitLocker
3 8 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.76%) ProxySG
5 5 (3.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.26%) Firmware
7 2 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.75%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.75%) vSphere
8 1 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (17.29%) SCCM
2 7 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (4.51%) Nagios
4 5 (3.76%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.26%) Ansible
5 3 (2.26%) SCOM
6 2 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.50%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.50%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.50%) Rundeck
6 2 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.50%) Terraform
6 2 (1.50%) vMotion
7 1 (0.75%) CASB
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.75%) Istio
7 1 (0.75%) Nessus
Vendors
1 65 (48.87%) Cisco
2 41 (30.83%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 19 (14.29%) HP
4 18 (13.53%) F5
5 16 (12.03%) Adobe
6 15 (11.28%) Juniper
6 15 (11.28%) VMware
7 13 (9.77%) Citrix
7 13 (9.77%) SolarWinds
8 12 (9.02%) Meraki
9 10 (7.52%) Apple
10 9 (6.77%) Palo Alto
10 9 (6.77%) Riverbed
11 7 (5.26%) Aruba
11 7 (5.26%) Avaya
12 6 (4.51%) Bloomberg
13 5 (3.76%) Forcepoint
13 5 (3.76%) Google
13 5 (3.76%) McAfee