Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 140 138
Rank change year-on-year -36 -2 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 72 87 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.01% 1.42% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.74% 11.07% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 54 65
City of London median daily rate £400 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +0.61% +4.43%
10th Percentile £213 £313 £296
90th Percentile £586 £650 £538
Central London median daily rate £390 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -8.24% +3.03% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
City of London median hourly rate - £55.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +89.66% +55.08%
Central London median hourly rate - £55.00 £22.99
% change year-on-year - +139.26% +22.93%

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 739 786 697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.39% 12.82% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 610 515
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £226
90th Percentile £624 £600 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 19
City of London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -20.83% +28.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.34 £15.45
90th Percentile £22.55 £55.00 £31.68
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £21.66
% change year-on-year -18.42% -12.27% +15.82%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 47 (65.28%) LAN
2 37 (51.39%) Firewall
3 26 (36.11%) Data Centre
4 23 (31.94%) Cisco
5 21 (29.17%) Active Directory
5 21 (29.17%) Windows
5 21 (29.17%) Finance
6 17 (23.61%) Microsoft
7 16 (22.22%) Citrix
8 15 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (20.83%) Wireless
9 14 (19.44%) Migration
9 14 (19.44%) VPN
10 13 (18.06%) CheckPoint
10 13 (18.06%) MPLS
11 12 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 11 (15.28%) ITIL
12 11 (15.28%) Office 365
12 11 (15.28%) Windows Server
13 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (13.89%) MS Exchange
13 10 (13.89%) SSL
13 10 (13.89%) DNS
14 9 (12.50%) CCNP
14 9 (12.50%) IPsec
14 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (12.50%) Network Design
15 8 (11.11%) Load Balancing
15 8 (11.11%) Network Security
15 8 (11.11%) Cisco ASA

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 10 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.39%) IIS
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.28%) Office 365
2 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.78%) IaaS
5 2 (2.78%) PaaS
5 2 (2.78%) SaaS
6 1 (1.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 47 (65.28%) LAN
2 37 (51.39%) Firewall
3 15 (20.83%) Wireless
4 14 (19.44%) VPN
5 13 (18.06%) MPLS
6 12 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 10 (13.89%) DNS
7 10 (13.89%) SSL
8 9 (12.50%) IPsec
9 8 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (11.11%) Network Security
10 7 (9.72%) DHCP
11 6 (8.33%) BGP
11 6 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (6.94%) ISDN
12 5 (6.94%) OSPF
13 4 (5.56%) EIGRP
13 4 (5.56%) HSRP
13 4 (5.56%) Internet
13 4 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Artifactory
1 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.39%) JUnit
1 1 (1.39%) Maven
1 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (29.17%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Banking
2 5 (6.94%) Legal
3 3 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Law
4 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.78%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.28%) Analyst
3 8 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 7 (9.72%) Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.94%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Network Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Data Migration Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Migration Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.78%) JSON
1 2 (2.78%) XML
2 1 (1.39%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.39%) HTML
2 1 (1.39%) LDAP
2 1 (1.39%) Middleware
2 1 (1.39%) React
2 1 (1.39%) Spring
2 1 (1.39%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) WireMock
2 1 (1.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (36.11%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.17%) BYOD
4 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.78%) iPad
5 2 (2.78%) iPhone
5 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.78%) PKI
5 2 (2.78%) PMI
5 2 (2.78%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.39%) Clustering
6 1 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.17%) Windows
2 11 (15.28%) Windows Server
3 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.17%) Unix
5 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.78%) Solaris
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.39%) Android
7 1 (1.39%) Linux
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) Migration
2 11 (15.28%) ITIL
3 9 (12.50%) Network Design
4 8 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 7 (9.72%) Network Management
5 7 (9.72%) Project Management
6 6 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 6 (8.33%) Service Management
7 5 (6.94%) High Availability
7 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.56%) Change Management
8 4 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (5.56%) DevOps
8 4 (5.56%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.17%) Document Management
9 3 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (4.17%) Open Source
9 3 (4.17%) Programme Management
9 3 (4.17%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) PowerShell
1 7 (9.72%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) C
3 1 (1.39%) C#
3 1 (1.39%) Python
3 1 (1.39%) Ruby
3 1 (1.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.50%) CCNP
3 6 (8.33%) CCNA
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.94%) MCSE
5 3 (4.17%) CCIE
5 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.17%) MCSA
5 3 (4.17%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.17%) PMP
5 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.78%) MCITP
6 2 (2.78%) MCP
7 1 (1.39%) CCSP
7 1 (1.39%) Degree
7 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.39%) MCTS
7 1 (1.39%) MOS
7 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.33%) XenApp
3 5 (6.94%) vSphere
4 2 (2.78%) Docker
4 2 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.39%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (2.78%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.78%) OPNET
2 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.78%) Puppet
3 1 (1.39%) Ansible
3 1 (1.39%) Cacti
3 1 (1.39%) Grafana
3 1 (1.39%) Kibana
3 1 (1.39%) Nagios
3 1 (1.39%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (31.94%) Cisco
2 17 (23.61%) Microsoft
3 16 (22.22%) Citrix
4 13 (18.06%) CheckPoint
5 8 (11.11%) HP
6 7 (9.72%) Juniper
6 7 (9.72%) VMware
7 6 (8.33%) F5
7 6 (8.33%) Veeam
8 5 (6.94%) Palo Alto
9 4 (5.56%) Aruba
9 4 (5.56%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.56%) WatchGuard
10 3 (4.17%) Arista
10 3 (4.17%) Blue Coat
10 3 (4.17%) iManage
11 2 (2.78%) Apple
11 2 (2.78%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.78%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow