Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 2018 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 132 125
Rank change year-on-year -20 -7 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 96 96 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.38% 1.56% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.00% 14.04% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 60 79
City of London median daily rate £400 £413 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -6.25% +16.56%
10th Percentile £166 £235 £313
90th Percentile £560 £648 £601
Central London median daily rate £388 £400 £440
% change year-on-year -3.13% -9.09% +17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 £24.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.73% -18.33% +60.43%
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -18.42% -17.39% +22.99%

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 873 684 766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.59% 11.09% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 515 573
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £229 £198 £257
90th Percentile £619 £620 £598
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 18
City of London median hourly rate £18.10 £21.16 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.44% -15.38% +33.69%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.88 £18.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £21.16 £22.00
% change year-on-year -14.44% -3.84% +16.71%

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018, 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 67 (69.79%) LAN
2 40 (41.67%) Firewall
3 38 (39.58%) Cisco
4 34 (35.42%) Windows
5 30 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 27 (28.13%) Finance
7 26 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (23.96%) MPLS
9 20 (20.83%) ITIL
10 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
10 18 (18.75%) Data Centre
11 17 (17.71%) Office 365
11 17 (17.71%) DNS
11 17 (17.71%) Change Management
12 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 14 (14.58%) Wireless
13 14 (14.58%) VPN
13 14 (14.58%) HP
13 14 (14.58%) CCNP
13 14 (14.58%) Citrix
13 14 (14.58%) Migration
14 13 (13.54%) F5
15 12 (12.50%) Juniper
16 11 (11.46%) TCP/IP
16 11 (11.46%) DHCP
16 11 (11.46%) Service Management
16 11 (11.46%) Internet
16 11 (11.46%) VMware
16 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
17 10 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus

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 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.08%) IIS
3 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.04%) Apache
4 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.71%) Office 365
2 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.13%) SaaS
5 2 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.08%) IaaS
5 2 (2.08%) PaaS
6 1 (1.04%) GoToWebinar
6 1 (1.04%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.04%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 67 (69.79%) LAN
2 40 (41.67%) Firewall
3 23 (23.96%) MPLS
4 17 (17.71%) DNS
5 14 (14.58%) VPN
5 14 (14.58%) Wireless
6 11 (11.46%) DHCP
6 11 (11.46%) Internet
6 11 (11.46%) TCP/IP
7 10 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (9.38%) OSPF
9 8 (8.33%) BGP
9 8 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (8.33%) ISDN
9 8 (8.33%) Network Security
10 7 (7.29%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (7.29%) Ethernet
11 6 (6.25%) FTP
11 6 (6.25%) Unified Communications
11 6 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.08%) HBase
2 1 (1.04%) Big Data
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Artifactory
1 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.04%) JIRA
1 1 (1.04%) JUnit
1 1 (1.04%) Maven
1 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (28.13%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Banking
3 6 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (3.13%) Private Banking
6 2 (2.08%) Law
6 2 (2.08%) Legal
6 2 (2.08%) Retail
7 1 (1.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.63%) Desktop Support
3 9 (9.38%) Analyst
3 9 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.29%) Architect
4 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.29%) Mac Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Network Analyst
6 5 (5.21%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Deskside Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Deskside Support
6 5 (5.21%) Deskside Support Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (5.21%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) IT Support
7 4 (4.17%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) JSON
2 2 (2.08%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.08%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.08%) HTML
2 2 (2.08%) Middleware
2 2 (2.08%) Node.js
2 2 (2.08%) Spring
2 2 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (1.04%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.04%) Kafka
3 1 (1.04%) LDAP
3 1 (1.04%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.04%) WireMock
3 1 (1.04%) XMPP
3 1 (1.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.38%) iPhone
2 9 (9.38%) Smartphone
3 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.29%) iPad
4 6 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.13%) PKI
6 3 (3.13%) PMI
6 3 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.04%) BYOD
7 1 (1.04%) Clustering
7 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.04%) Equities
7 1 (1.04%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.04%) FMCG
7 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (35.42%) Windows
2 9 (9.38%) Mac OS X
2 9 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 8 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 7 (7.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.21%) Unix
6 3 (3.13%) Solaris
6 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.08%) Android
7 2 (2.08%) Linux
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.04%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.83%) ITIL
2 17 (17.71%) Change Management
3 14 (14.58%) Migration
4 11 (11.46%) Service Management
5 9 (9.38%) Network Management
5 9 (9.38%) Service Delivery
6 8 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 8 (8.33%) Project Management
7 7 (7.29%) ITSM
8 6 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.21%) Incident Management
9 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.17%) High Availability
10 4 (4.17%) Network Design
10 4 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (4.17%) Network Virtualisation
11 3 (3.13%) Analytics
11 3 (3.13%) Change Control
11 3 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.42%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.21%) Python
3 4 (4.17%) Java
3 4 (4.17%) Perl
4 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.08%) SQL
6 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (14.58%) CCNP
3 10 (10.42%) CCNA
4 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.25%) CCIE
5 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.17%) PMI Certification
6 4 (4.17%) PMP
7 2 (2.08%) MCSA
7 2 (2.08%) MCSE
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.04%) CISSP
8 1 (1.04%) Degree
8 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.04%) HND
8 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.04%) MCP
8 1 (1.04%) MOS
8 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.29%) BitLocker
2 7 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.21%) vSphere
4 3 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.13%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.08%) Docker
6 1 (1.04%) KVM
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.04%) NFS
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.04%) SRDF
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.04%) Xen
6 1 (1.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (10.42%) SCCM
2 4 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.08%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.08%) Puppet
4 1 (1.04%) Ansible
4 1 (1.04%) Grafana
4 1 (1.04%) Kibana
4 1 (1.04%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.04%) QRadar
4 1 (1.04%) WSUS
4 1 (1.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (39.58%) Cisco
2 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.58%) Citrix
3 14 (14.58%) HP
4 13 (13.54%) F5
5 12 (12.50%) Juniper
6 11 (11.46%) VMware
7 10 (10.42%) Apple
7 10 (10.42%) Palo Alto
8 8 (8.33%) CheckPoint
9 7 (7.29%) Adobe
9 7 (7.29%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.17%) Aruba
10 4 (4.17%) Blue Coat
10 4 (4.17%) Meraki
10 4 (4.17%) WatchGuard
11 3 (3.13%) NetScout
11 3 (3.13%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.13%) Reuters
11 3 (3.13%) Sun