Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 107 131
Rank change year-on-year -27 +24 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 46 14 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.27% 0.78% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.47% 6.33% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 73
10th Percentile £353 £346 £206
25th Percentile £453 £463 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £505 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.97% +12.22% +13.21%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £501
90th Percentile £805 £599 £570
Central London median daily rate £519 £510 £450
% change year-on-year +1.72% +13.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.25
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 - £23.25

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 318 221 684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.76% 12.31% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 168 528
10th Percentile £322 £304 £202
25th Percentile £413 £411 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £561 £575
90th Percentile £689 £636 £658
Central London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 17
10th Percentile £21.08 £36.79 £13.05
25th Percentile £21.19 £36.84 £16.50
Median hourly rate £29.50 £46.38 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -36.39% +126.22% +13.26%
75th Percentile £37.75 £57.81 £37.50
90th Percentile " £60.18 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £23.75 £46.38 £21.00
% change year-on-year -48.79% +120.83% +16.02%

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 17 September 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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 35 (76.09%) LAN
2 21 (45.65%) Firewall
3 20 (43.48%) Cisco
4 16 (34.78%) SD-WAN
5 14 (30.43%) Finance
6 11 (23.91%) Azure
7 9 (19.57%) Meraki
7 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (17.39%) Migration
8 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
8 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
8 8 (17.39%) Unified Communications
8 8 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (15.22%) Windows
9 7 (15.22%) Internet
10 6 (13.04%) Fortinet
10 6 (13.04%) Network Security
10 6 (13.04%) Cisco Firepower
10 6 (13.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (10.87%) Microsoft 365
11 5 (10.87%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (10.87%) DevOps
11 5 (10.87%) Social Skills
11 5 (10.87%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
11 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
11 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (10.87%) VMware

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 4 (8.70%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.91%) Azure
2 6 (13.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.35%) IaaS
6 1 (2.17%) AWS
6 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.17%) GCP
6 1 (2.17%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.17%) PaaS
6 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (76.09%) LAN
2 21 (45.65%) Firewall
3 16 (34.78%) SD-WAN
4 8 (17.39%) Unified Communications
5 7 (15.22%) Internet
6 6 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (13.04%) Cisco Firepower
6 6 (13.04%) Network Security
7 5 (10.87%) DNS
7 5 (10.87%) Ethernet
7 5 (10.87%) VoIP
7 5 (10.87%) WLAN
8 4 (8.70%) DMZ
8 4 (8.70%) Skype
8 4 (8.70%) WebEx
9 3 (6.52%) HTTP
9 3 (6.52%) IGMP
9 3 (6.52%) VPN
9 3 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (6.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
1 1 (2.17%) BigQuery
1 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
General
1 14 (30.43%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Social Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (4.35%) Public Sector
6 1 (2.17%) Back Office
6 1 (2.17%) Billing
6 1 (2.17%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.17%) Law
6 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Network Engineer
2 14 (30.43%) Architect
3 6 (13.04%) Network Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Data Centre Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Data Network Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Product Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Delivery Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Network Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.87%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (8.70%) Tandem
4 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Unix
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) Migration
2 8 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (10.87%) DevOps
4 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
4 4 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (8.70%) Fintech
4 4 (8.70%) Information Security
4 4 (8.70%) ITIL
4 4 (8.70%) Network Segmentation
4 4 (8.70%) Network Virtualisation
4 4 (8.70%) Resource Management
5 3 (6.52%) Business Case
5 3 (6.52%) Change Management
5 3 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (6.52%) Data Analysis
5 3 (6.52%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.52%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.17%) Python
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.35%) CCIE
3 2 (4.35%) CCNP
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (2.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (2.17%) CCNA
4 1 (2.17%) CCSP
4 1 (2.17%) CEH
4 1 (2.17%) CISSP
4 1 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) COBIT
1 2 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (4.35%) ISO 22301
1 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.35%) PMO
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.17%) XenApp
3 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.17%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Cisco
2 9 (19.57%) Meraki
3 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.04%) Fortinet
5 5 (10.87%) Citrix
5 5 (10.87%) VMware
6 4 (8.70%) Riverbed
6 4 (8.70%) Sonus
7 2 (4.35%) Capita
7 2 (4.35%) Openreach
8 1 (2.17%) F5
8 1 (2.17%) Juniper
8 1 (2.17%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.17%) Remedy
8 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.17%) Zscaler