Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 134 156
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 92 137 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.56% 1.95% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.63% 18.05% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 106 62
City of London median daily rate £400 £418 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +2.45% -13.07%
10th Percentile £237 £125 £208
90th Percentile £573 £598 £659
Central London median daily rate £420 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +1.51% +3.44% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
City of London median hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% -13.79% -47.27%
Central London median hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £23.85
% change year-on-year -44.00% +4.82% -56.64%

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 629 759 736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.68% 10.83% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 591 573
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £205 £160 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 13
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +10.00% -10.53%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £11.86
90th Percentile £27.00 £25.50 £23.28
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £16.96
% change year-on-year +6.61% +10.63% -10.75%

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 19 November 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

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the City of London region over the 6 months to 19 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 - -
London Bridge - 1 £375 -
WAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 80 (86.96%) LAN
2 53 (57.61%) Cisco
3 41 (44.57%) Firewall
4 34 (36.96%) VPN
5 28 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 27 (29.35%) Windows
7 25 (27.17%) Active Directory
7 25 (27.17%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (25.00%) BGP
9 22 (23.91%) Finance
10 21 (22.83%) MPLS
10 21 (22.83%) TCP/IP
10 21 (22.83%) ITIL
11 20 (21.74%) Wireless
12 19 (20.65%) Network Security
13 18 (19.57%) OSPF
13 18 (19.57%) CheckPoint
13 18 (19.57%) VoIP
13 18 (19.57%) Office 365
14 17 (18.48%) Data Centre
14 17 (18.48%) Project Management
14 17 (18.48%) VMware
15 16 (17.39%) CCNP
15 16 (17.39%) Azure
16 15 (16.30%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (16.30%) F5
17 14 (15.22%) DNS
17 14 (15.22%) Change Management
17 14 (15.22%) Cisco IOS
17 14 (15.22%) Load Balancing

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 10 (10.87%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.70%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.43%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.17%) Confluence
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) SAS
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Global One
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.09%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.57%) Office 365
2 16 (17.39%) Azure
3 13 (14.13%) AWS
4 3 (3.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Flow
5 2 (2.17%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.17%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.09%) G Suite
6 1 (1.09%) GCP
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (86.96%) LAN
2 41 (44.57%) Firewall
3 34 (36.96%) VPN
4 23 (25.00%) BGP
5 21 (22.83%) MPLS
5 21 (22.83%) TCP/IP
6 20 (21.74%) Wireless
7 19 (20.65%) Network Security
8 18 (19.57%) OSPF
8 18 (19.57%) VoIP
9 15 (16.30%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (15.22%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (15.22%) DNS
11 13 (14.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (14.13%) WLAN
12 12 (13.04%) Ethernet
13 11 (11.96%) DHCP
13 11 (11.96%) IPsec
14 10 (10.87%) NX-OS
15 9 (9.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (3.26%) JIRA
General
1 22 (23.91%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Banking
3 9 (9.78%) Telecoms
4 7 (7.61%) Public Sector
5 4 (4.35%) Retail
6 3 (3.26%) Law
7 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.09%) French Language
8 1 (1.09%) German Language
8 1 (1.09%) Japanese Language
8 1 (1.09%) Legal
8 1 (1.09%) Local Government
8 1 (1.09%) Marketing
8 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (39.13%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.96%) Analyst
3 10 (10.87%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (9.78%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.61%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.35%) Architect
8 4 (4.35%) WAN Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.26%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) LAN Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.48%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.96%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (7.61%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.43%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.35%) iPad
5 4 (4.35%) iPhone
5 4 (4.35%) Mobile Computing
5 4 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.17%) PMI
6 2 (2.17%) Replication
6 2 (2.17%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.17%) User Experience
7 1 (1.09%) BYOD
7 1 (1.09%) CCTV
7 1 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.09%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.09%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.35%) Windows
2 11 (11.96%) Linux
2 11 (11.96%) Windows 7
2 11 (11.96%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.87%) Windows 10
4 9 (9.78%) Unix
5 6 (6.52%) Android
6 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.26%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.09%) CentOS
9 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.83%) ITIL
2 17 (18.48%) Project Management
3 14 (15.22%) Change Management
3 14 (15.22%) Load Balancing
4 12 (13.04%) Migration
5 11 (11.96%) Network Design
6 10 (10.87%) Network Management
6 10 (10.87%) Service Delivery
7 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (7.61%) CRM
9 7 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (7.61%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (7.61%) WAN Optimisation
10 6 (6.52%) Change Control
10 6 (6.52%) Project Delivery
11 5 (5.43%) Information Security
11 5 (5.43%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.87%) SQL
2 6 (6.52%) Python
3 5 (5.43%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.09%) C
5 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (27.17%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (17.39%) CCNP
3 12 (13.04%) CCIE
3 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 11 (11.96%) Degree
5 10 (10.87%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.61%) BC Cleared
6 7 (7.61%) CCNA
6 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.43%) CCDA
7 5 (5.43%) CCDP
8 4 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (3.26%) MCP
9 3 (3.26%) MCSE
10 2 (2.17%) CCSA
10 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.17%) MCSA
10 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) SLA
2 5 (5.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.17%) PMO
4 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.09%) MiFID
4 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 25 (27.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.26%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.09%) Firmware
5 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.09%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.09%) vSphere
5 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (4.35%) Iperf
1 4 (4.35%) SCCM
1 4 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (2.17%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.09%) Ansible
3 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.09%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.09%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (57.61%) Cisco
2 28 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 18 (19.57%) CheckPoint
4 17 (18.48%) VMware
5 15 (16.30%) F5
6 9 (9.78%) Palo Alto
7 8 (8.70%) Fortinet
7 8 (8.70%) Juniper
7 8 (8.70%) Riverbed
8 6 (6.52%) Citrix
9 5 (5.43%) Blue Coat
9 5 (5.43%) Polycom
9 5 (5.43%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.35%) Symantec
11 3 (3.26%) Apple
11 3 (3.26%) Aruba
11 3 (3.26%) HP
11 3 (3.26%) NetScout
11 3 (3.26%) Remedy
11 3 (3.26%) SevOne