Period
to 28 September 2020

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 28 September 2020 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 136 139
Rank change year-on-year +37 +3 +14
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 97 130
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.96% 1.58% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.17% 14.54% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 73 96
Median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £346 £206 £123
90th Percentile £591 £548 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £23.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.00% -15.25%
Central London median hourly rate - £23.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -7.00% +4.82%

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 237 667 829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.33% 10.87% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 505 652
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £207 £180
90th Percentile £637 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £441
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.71% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 28
Median hourly rate £46.25 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.24% +12.30% +3.31%
10th Percentile £26.78 £14.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.18 £44.80 £27.75
Median hourly rate £55.00 £21.25 £18.70
% change year-on-year +158.82% +13.64% +3.31%

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 28 September 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, 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 10 (58.82%) LAN
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
4 6 (35.29%) CCIE
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
5 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (23.53%) CCNP
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
6 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
7 3 (17.65%) Splunk
7 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (17.65%) WebRTC
7 3 (17.65%) Skype
7 3 (17.65%) Telepresence
7 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
7 3 (17.65%) VLAN
7 3 (17.65%) QA
7 3 (17.65%) Polycom
7 3 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (17.65%) Azure
7 3 (17.65%) Tandem
7 3 (17.65%) Wireless
7 3 (17.65%) C

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 (17.65%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Office 365
3 1 (5.88%) AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) LAN
2 7 (41.18%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
4 4 (23.53%) DNS
4 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
5 3 (17.65%) BGP
5 3 (17.65%) H.323
5 3 (17.65%) OSPF
5 3 (17.65%) Skype
5 3 (17.65%) Telepresence
5 3 (17.65%) VLAN
5 3 (17.65%) Wireless
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (11.76%) DHCP
6 2 (11.76%) EIGRP
6 2 (11.76%) MPLS
6 2 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (11.76%) VXLAN
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (5.88%) IPsec
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Public Sector
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
1 6 (35.29%) Network Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Strategy Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) WebRTC
2 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
1 3 (17.65%) Tandem
1 3 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Antivirus Management
3 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (17.65%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) DNA
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Project Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) SIEM
4 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Tech Ops
4 2 (11.76%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C
2 2 (11.76%) Lisp
2 2 (11.76%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCIE
3 4 (23.53%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) CCDA
4 1 (5.88%) CCDP
4 1 (5.88%) CISSP
4 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.88%) Docker
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (11.76%) TrustSec
3 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
3 3 (17.65%) Polycom
3 3 (17.65%) Splunk
4 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Remedy
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds