Period
to 18 June 2021

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 June 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.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 110 123 123
Rank change year-on-year +13 0 +27
Contract jobs citing WAN 46 19 125
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.54% 0.68% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.23% 7.01% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 92
10th Percentile £378 £223 £171
25th Percentile £438 £255 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £356 £438
Median % change year-on-year +47.37% -18.57% +9.24%
75th Percentile £547 £474 £520
90th Percentile £598 £549 £586
Central London median daily rate £525 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +23.53% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 267 271 721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.91% 9.64% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 195 548
10th Percentile £313 £213 £225
25th Percentile £401 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £545 £575
90th Percentile £706 £650 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £485
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.22% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 16
10th Percentile £12.45 £24.72 £15.94
25th Percentile £13.88 £33.75 £19.11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £37.75 £31.75
Median % change year-on-year -53.64% +18.90% +69.79%
75th Percentile £28.25 £51.25 £38.78
90th Percentile £33.95 £54.40 £43.91
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £37.13 £26.75
% change year-on-year -52.86% +38.79% +43.05%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for WAN in the City of London

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in the City of London

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in the City of London.

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 18 June 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 £475 -
WAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 June 2021, 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 37 (80.43%) LAN
2 29 (63.04%) Firewall
3 18 (39.13%) CheckPoint
3 18 (39.13%) Cisco
4 15 (32.61%) Finance
4 15 (32.61%) VMware
4 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (30.43%) Citrix
5 14 (30.43%) Data Centre
6 12 (26.09%) Internet
6 12 (26.09%) Wireless
7 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
7 11 (23.91%) Resource Management
7 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (21.74%) VPN
8 10 (21.74%) DNS
8 10 (21.74%) Ethernet
8 10 (21.74%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (21.74%) SD-WAN
9 9 (19.57%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (19.57%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (19.57%) Collaborative Working
9 9 (19.57%) Skype
9 9 (19.57%) Microsoft 365
9 9 (19.57%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (19.57%) Azure
9 9 (19.57%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (19.57%) Skype for Business
9 9 (19.57%) Unified Communications
9 9 (19.57%) Sonus

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 9 (19.57%) Skype for Business
2 7 (15.22%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Azure
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (6.52%) AWS
2 3 (6.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 3 (6.52%) PaaS
3 2 (4.35%) IaaS
4 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.17%) GCP
4 1 (2.17%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) SaaS
4 1 (2.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (80.43%) LAN
2 29 (63.04%) Firewall
3 12 (26.09%) Internet
3 12 (26.09%) Wireless
4 10 (21.74%) DNS
4 10 (21.74%) Ethernet
4 10 (21.74%) SD-WAN
4 10 (21.74%) VPN
5 9 (19.57%) Skype
5 9 (19.57%) Unified Communications
6 8 (17.39%) Network Security
7 7 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (10.87%) ADSL
9 4 (8.70%) Cisco Firepower
9 4 (8.70%) DMZ
9 4 (8.70%) MPLS
9 4 (8.70%) WebEx
10 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
10 3 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (6.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Presentation Skills
3 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.52%) Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Social Skills
5 2 (4.35%) Billing
6 1 (2.17%) Back Office
6 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.17%) Police
6 1 (2.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Architect
2 11 (23.91%) Network Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Voice Engineer
4 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Citrix Architect
6 5 (10.87%) Network Architect
6 5 (10.87%) VMware Architect
6 5 (10.87%) WebSphere Architect
7 4 (8.70%) Data Centre Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Data Network Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) LAN Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.52%) Network Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Network Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Payments Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Payments Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.35%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.17%) JSON
2 1 (2.17%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (21.74%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (19.57%) Tandem
3 9 (19.57%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (4.35%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) Replication
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Linux
2 7 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (10.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (23.91%) Resource Management
2 9 (19.57%) Asset Management
2 9 (19.57%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (19.57%) Collaborative Working
2 9 (19.57%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (15.22%) Load Balancing
3 7 (15.22%) TOGAF
4 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (13.04%) Strategic Roadmap
5 5 (10.87%) Network Architecture
5 5 (10.87%) Technical Leadership
6 4 (8.70%) Migration
6 4 (8.70%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (6.52%) Change Management
7 3 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (6.52%) ITIL
7 3 (6.52%) Service Design
7 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.17%) Perl
2 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) TOGAF Certification
2 5 (10.87%) RHCA
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CCIE
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) CISSP
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) PMO
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) SEPA
3 1 (2.17%) COBIT
3 1 (2.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 22301
3 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (19.57%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (15.22%) vSphere
4 2 (4.35%) VMware NSX
5 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.17%) Docker
5 1 (2.17%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.17%) Snort
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) Nessus
2 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.17%) Suricata
2 1 (2.17%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) CheckPoint
1 18 (39.13%) Cisco
2 15 (32.61%) VMware
3 14 (30.43%) Citrix
4 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
5 9 (19.57%) Sonus
6 8 (17.39%) Fortinet
6 8 (17.39%) IBM
7 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
8 6 (13.04%) Meraki
8 6 (13.04%) Riverbed
9 5 (10.87%) Juniper
10 3 (6.52%) Palo Alto
10 3 (6.52%) Zscaler
11 2 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (4.35%) Capita
11 2 (4.35%) F5
11 2 (4.35%) Openreach
11 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
12 1 (2.17%) Google