Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 147 121
Rank change year-on-year +10 -26 -20
Contract jobs citing WAN 125 97 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.80% 1.43% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.19% 13.53% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 63 102
City of London median daily rate £400 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £123 £208 £313
90th Percentile £638 £648 £622
Central London median daily rate £400 £400 £469
% change year-on-year - -14.67% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% +49.37% +16.18%
10th Percentile £17.52 £16.96 £16.83
90th Percentile £25.50 £99.58 £21.68
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.85 £19.73
% change year-on-year +4.82% +20.91% +26.24%

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 823 717 974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.88% 10.57% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 546 758
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £182 £201 £268
90th Percentile £638 £643 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 11
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +3.43% -2.67%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.74 £11.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £30.15 £26.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% +0.56% +0.11%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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.

1 105 (84.00%) LAN
2 63 (50.40%) Cisco
3 56 (44.80%) Windows
4 54 (43.20%) Firewall
5 48 (38.40%) Finance
6 35 (28.00%) ITIL
6 35 (28.00%) VPN
6 35 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (25.60%) Microsoft
8 31 (24.80%) Active Directory
9 30 (24.00%) Windows 7
10 29 (23.20%) MPLS
11 28 (22.40%) Migration
11 28 (22.40%) Data Centre
12 27 (21.60%) Microsoft Office
13 23 (18.40%) TCP/IP
14 22 (17.60%) DNS
14 22 (17.60%) Windows 10
15 21 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
16 19 (15.20%) Change Management
16 19 (15.20%) CCNP
17 18 (14.40%) Mac OS X
17 18 (14.40%) Wireless
17 18 (14.40%) Windows Server
18 17 (13.60%) BitLocker
18 17 (13.60%) VMware
18 17 (13.60%) Smartphone
18 17 (13.60%) DHCP
19 16 (12.80%) SCCM
19 16 (12.80%) Office 365

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 (7.20%) Skype for Business
2 7 (5.60%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.00%) IIS
3 5 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.60%) CMS
6 1 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.80%) Confluence
6 1 (0.80%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (21.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.80%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (12.80%) Office 365
3 15 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.00%) SaaS
5 4 (3.20%) IaaS
5 4 (3.20%) PaaS
6 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.60%) GitHub
6 2 (1.60%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.80%) GoToWebinar
7 1 (0.80%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 105 (84.00%) LAN
2 54 (43.20%) Firewall
3 35 (28.00%) VPN
4 29 (23.20%) MPLS
5 23 (18.40%) TCP/IP
6 22 (17.60%) DNS
7 18 (14.40%) Wireless
8 17 (13.60%) DHCP
9 15 (12.00%) BGP
9 15 (12.00%) OSPF
10 13 (10.40%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (10.40%) WLAN
11 12 (9.60%) Internet
12 11 (8.80%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (8.80%) Ethernet
12 11 (8.80%) Network Security
12 11 (8.80%) Skype
13 10 (8.00%) SAN
13 10 (8.00%) Wireshark
14 9 (7.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.40%) Big Data
1 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.80%) DataStage
3 1 (0.80%) DB2
3 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.80%) HBase
3 1 (0.80%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.80%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (38.40%) Finance
2 10 (8.00%) Banking
3 9 (7.20%) Financial Institution
4 8 (6.40%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.80%) Spanish Language
6 4 (3.20%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.20%) Law
7 3 (2.40%) Back Office
7 3 (2.40%) Legal
8 2 (1.60%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.60%) French Language
8 2 (1.60%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.80%) Advertising
9 1 (0.80%) Games
9 1 (0.80%) International Banking
9 1 (0.80%) Marketing
9 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.80%) Publishing
9 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 23 (18.40%) Desktop Support
3 20 (16.00%) Support Engineer
4 15 (12.00%) Architect
5 13 (10.40%) Analyst
5 13 (10.40%) Network Architect
6 12 (9.60%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (8.00%) IT Support
8 9 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (7.20%) Support Analyst
9 8 (6.40%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) Mac Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) Project Manager
11 6 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (4.80%) Deskside Support
11 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (4.80%) IT Analyst
11 6 (4.80%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) Middleware
2 3 (2.40%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.60%) Web Services
3 2 (1.60%) XMPP
4 1 (0.80%) .NET
4 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.80%) JSON
4 1 (0.80%) Kafka
4 1 (0.80%) REST
4 1 (0.80%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.80%) SOAP
4 1 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.40%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.60%) Smartphone
3 15 (12.00%) iPhone
4 13 (10.40%) iPad
5 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.60%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (4.00%) Blackberry
7 5 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (3.20%) PMI
9 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.40%) Fat Client
9 3 (2.40%) PKI
9 3 (2.40%) Thin Client
9 3 (2.40%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.60%) Clustering
10 2 (1.60%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.60%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.80%) BYOD
11 1 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 56 (44.80%) Windows
2 30 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 22 (17.60%) Windows 10
4 18 (14.40%) Mac OS X
4 18 (14.40%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.60%) Unix
6 5 (4.00%) Android
6 5 (4.00%) Linux
6 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.20%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.20%) Mac OS
8 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.80%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.80%) HPUX
9 1 (0.80%) Solaris
9 1 (0.80%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.00%) ITIL
2 28 (22.40%) Migration
3 19 (15.20%) Change Management
4 14 (11.20%) ITSM
5 12 (9.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (8.00%) Network Design
6 10 (8.00%) Network Management
6 10 (8.00%) Project Management
6 10 (8.00%) Service Delivery
7 8 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.60%) DNA
8 7 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (5.60%) WAN Optimisation
9 6 (4.80%) Decision-Making
9 6 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.80%) Load Balancing
9 6 (4.80%) Network Architecture
9 6 (4.80%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.80%) Service Management
10 4 (3.20%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.60%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.00%) Python
3 4 (3.20%) SQL
4 3 (2.40%) Perl
5 2 (1.60%) VBScript
6 1 (0.80%) C
6 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.80%) PHP
6 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (15.20%) CCNP
3 15 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (10.40%) CCNA
5 11 (8.80%) CCIE
6 8 (6.40%) MCSE
7 7 (5.60%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.60%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.80%) MCSA
9 5 (4.00%) PMI Certification
10 4 (3.20%) PMP
11 3 (2.40%) Degree
12 2 (1.60%) CISSP
12 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.60%) MCP
13 1 (0.80%) CISA
13 1 (0.80%) GIAC
13 1 (0.80%) HND
13 1 (0.80%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.80%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.80%) FISMA
2 1 (0.80%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (24.80%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.60%) BitLocker
3 13 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (6.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.40%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.40%) vSphere
6 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.80%) Docker
7 1 (0.80%) vCloud
7 1 (0.80%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (12.80%) SCCM
2 7 (5.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.40%) WSUS
5 2 (1.60%) Ansible
5 2 (1.60%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.60%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.60%) SCOM
6 1 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.80%) Nagios
6 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.80%) Puppet
6 1 (0.80%) QRadar
6 1 (0.80%) Terraform
6 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.80%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 63 (50.40%) Cisco
2 32 (25.60%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.60%) VMware
4 15 (12.00%) Apple
4 15 (12.00%) F5
5 14 (11.20%) Citrix
6 13 (10.40%) Adobe
6 13 (10.40%) Juniper
7 11 (8.80%) HP
8 9 (7.20%) CheckPoint
8 9 (7.20%) SolarWinds
9 8 (6.40%) Palo Alto
10 7 (5.60%) McAfee
10 7 (5.60%) Oracle
10 7 (5.60%) Polycom
11 6 (4.80%) Meraki
12 5 (4.00%) Bloomberg
12 5 (4.00%) Riverbed
13 4 (3.20%) Aruba
13 4 (3.20%) Blue Coat