Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 141 110
Rank change year-on-year -12 -31 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 94 112 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.33% 1.70% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.53% 11.70% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 78 139
City of London median daily rate £400 £469 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.67% +10.29% +8.97%
10th Percentile £208 £298 £263
90th Percentile £655 £628 £550
Central London median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
City of London median hourly rate £29.00 £55.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.27% +182.05% -56.01%
10th Percentile £26.50 £55.00 £13.05
90th Percentile £31.50 £55.00 £25.30
Central London median hourly rate £23.85 £55.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -56.64% +233.33% -23.26%

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 750 957 1119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.58% 14.51% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 734 841
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.62%
10th Percentile £213 £287 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +7.10% -9.03%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.50 £14.03
90th Percentile £23.28 £48.63 £30.33
Central London median hourly rate £16.96 £19.00 £17.74
% change year-on-year -10.75% +7.10% -7.84%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 72 (76.60%) LAN
2 40 (42.55%) Cisco
3 36 (38.30%) Data Centre
4 35 (37.23%) Firewall
5 32 (34.04%) Windows
6 31 (32.98%) Finance
7 27 (28.72%) Active Directory
8 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
9 23 (24.47%) VPN
10 22 (23.40%) ITIL
10 22 (23.40%) Windows Server
11 21 (22.34%) Migration
12 20 (21.28%) CheckPoint
13 19 (20.21%) Wireless
13 19 (20.21%) Citrix
13 19 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (20.21%) Network Security
14 18 (19.15%) VMware
15 14 (14.89%) TCP/IP
16 13 (13.83%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (12.77%) Palo Alto
17 12 (12.77%) MPLS
17 12 (12.77%) Project Management
17 12 (12.77%) CCNP
17 12 (12.77%) SQL
17 12 (12.77%) MS Exchange
18 11 (11.70%) Internet

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 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.13%) IIS
4 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Eikon
1 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.51%) Office 365
3 6 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (5.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (5.32%) IaaS
4 5 (5.32%) SaaS
5 4 (4.26%) PaaS
6 2 (2.13%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.06%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (76.60%) LAN
2 35 (37.23%) Firewall
3 23 (24.47%) VPN
4 19 (20.21%) Network Security
4 19 (20.21%) Wireless
5 14 (14.89%) TCP/IP
6 13 (13.83%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (12.77%) MPLS
8 11 (11.70%) Internet
9 10 (10.64%) BGP
10 9 (9.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (9.57%) IPsec
11 8 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (8.51%) OSPF
11 8 (8.51%) SSL
12 7 (7.45%) Cisco Wireless
12 7 (7.45%) EIGRP
13 6 (6.38%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (6.38%) NAS
13 6 (6.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.06%) Power BI
3 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 31 (32.98%) Finance
2 11 (11.70%) Banking
3 9 (9.57%) Legal
4 8 (8.51%) Telecoms
5 7 (7.45%) Investment Banking
5 7 (7.45%) Law
6 2 (2.13%) French Language
6 2 (2.13%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.06%) Advertising
7 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.06%) Games
7 1 (1.06%) Marketing
7 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (24.47%) Network Engineer
2 12 (12.77%) Analyst
3 11 (11.70%) Desktop Support
3 11 (11.70%) Project Manager
4 10 (10.64%) Architect
5 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.45%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.38%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (5.32%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Data Centre Manager
9 5 (5.32%) IT Support
9 5 (5.32%) Network Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Network Architect
9 5 (5.32%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (1.06%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.06%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.06%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.06%) Middleware
2 1 (1.06%) React
2 1 (1.06%) Spring
2 1 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.06%) WCF
2 1 (1.06%) Web Services
2 1 (1.06%) XML
2 1 (1.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 36 (38.30%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.45%) BYOD
2 7 (7.45%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.38%) Private Cloud
3 6 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.13%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.13%) iPad
5 2 (2.13%) iPhone
5 2 (2.13%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.06%) Social Media
6 1 (1.06%) Tandem
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.04%) Windows
2 22 (23.40%) Windows Server
3 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.38%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.26%) Linux
7 3 (3.19%) Unix
8 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.06%) Android
9 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.40%) ITIL
2 21 (22.34%) Migration
3 12 (12.77%) Project Management
4 9 (9.57%) Network Design
5 8 (8.51%) Load Balancing
5 8 (8.51%) Network Management
5 8 (8.51%) Programme Management
6 7 (7.45%) Document Management
6 7 (7.45%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.38%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.32%) DevOps
9 4 (4.26%) Change Control
9 4 (4.26%) Change Management
9 4 (4.26%) High Availability
9 4 (4.26%) Server Hardening
9 4 (4.26%) Statistics
9 4 (4.26%) Supplier Management
9 4 (4.26%) WAN Optimisation
10 3 (3.19%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.77%) SQL
2 2 (2.13%) C
2 2 (2.13%) Java
2 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.06%) C#
3 1 (1.06%) Groovy
3 1 (1.06%) Python
3 1 (1.06%) Ruby
3 1 (1.06%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (12.77%) CCNP
3 9 (9.57%) CCIE
4 6 (6.38%) CCNA
5 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.32%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.26%) MCSE
7 3 (3.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (3.19%) Degree
7 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.13%) CCDA
8 2 (2.13%) CCDP
8 2 (2.13%) MCITP
8 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.06%) CCSP
9 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.06%) MCSA
9 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.06%) PMP
9 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) GDPR
2 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (28.72%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.64%) vSphere
4 7 (7.45%) XenApp
5 5 (5.32%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.26%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.13%) Docker
7 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.06%) LXC
8 1 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.06%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.06%) vCloud
8 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) SCCM
2 4 (4.26%) PowerCLI
2 4 (4.26%) vRealize
3 2 (2.13%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.13%) OPNET
3 2 (2.13%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.06%) Ansible
4 1 (1.06%) Cacti
4 1 (1.06%) Grafana
4 1 (1.06%) Kibana
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.06%) Nagios
4 1 (1.06%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.06%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.06%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (42.55%) Cisco
2 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.28%) CheckPoint
4 19 (20.21%) Citrix
5 18 (19.15%) VMware
6 12 (12.77%) Palo Alto
7 9 (9.57%) Juniper
8 6 (6.38%) Veeam
9 5 (5.32%) Aruba
9 5 (5.32%) CommVault
9 5 (5.32%) NetApp
9 5 (5.32%) Riverbed
9 5 (5.32%) ServiceNow
9 5 (5.32%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.26%) EMC
10 4 (4.26%) F5
10 4 (4.26%) HP
10 4 (4.26%) NICE Systems
10 4 (4.26%) Red Box
11 3 (3.19%) Avaya