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 3 months to 26 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 90 97
Rank change year-on-year -27 +7  
Contract jobs citing WAN 53 77 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.60% 2.32% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.45% 16.59% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 63 86
Median daily rate £426 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £581 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.89% +16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £17.95 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.00 £21.55 £18.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +24.13% -4.44%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 343 464 744
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.34% 13.95% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 366 554
Median daily rate £425 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 24
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.60 £32.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 73 (75.26%) LAN
2 54 (55.67%) Cisco
3 41 (42.27%) Firewall
4 35 (36.08%) Data Centre
5 28 (28.87%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (27.84%) Windows
6 27 (27.84%) Wireless
7 26 (26.80%) VPN
8 25 (25.77%) Finance
9 23 (23.71%) ITIL
10 22 (22.68%) Citrix
11 21 (21.65%) CCNP
11 21 (21.65%) Active Directory
11 21 (21.65%) VMware
12 19 (19.59%) Microsoft
13 18 (18.56%) OSPF
13 18 (18.56%) Migration
14 17 (17.53%) BGP
14 17 (17.53%) MPLS
15 15 (15.46%) Internet
15 15 (15.46%) Palo Alto
15 15 (15.46%) Windows Server
16 14 (14.43%) Network Management
16 14 (14.43%) TCP/IP
17 13 (13.40%) CheckPoint
18 12 (12.37%) CCNA
18 12 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (12.37%) SolarWinds
19 11 (11.34%) F5
19 11 (11.34%) Fortinet

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 (10.31%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.25%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.19%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.03%) IIS
5 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.28%) Office 365
2 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.12%) Yammer
4 3 (3.09%) IaaS
5 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.06%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.06%) SaaS
6 1 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (75.26%) LAN
2 41 (42.27%) Firewall
3 27 (27.84%) Wireless
4 26 (26.80%) VPN
5 18 (18.56%) OSPF
6 17 (17.53%) BGP
6 17 (17.53%) MPLS
7 15 (15.46%) Internet
8 14 (14.43%) TCP/IP
9 11 (11.34%) VLAN
10 10 (10.31%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (10.31%) VoIP
10 10 (10.31%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (9.28%) DHCP
11 9 (9.28%) SAN
11 9 (9.28%) WLAN
12 8 (8.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (8.25%) DNS
12 8 (8.25%) Network Security
12 8 (8.25%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) Big Data
3 1 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (25.77%) Finance
2 8 (8.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.15%) Law
3 5 (5.15%) Legal
4 2 (2.06%) Banking
4 2 (2.06%) French Language
4 2 (2.06%) Games
4 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Advertising
5 1 (1.03%) Back Office
5 1 (1.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (26.80%) Network Engineer
2 22 (22.68%) Analyst
3 12 (12.37%) Network Analyst
3 12 (12.37%) Support Analyst
4 11 (11.34%) Architect
5 9 (9.28%) Cisco Analyst
5 9 (9.28%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 9 (9.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) Voice Analyst
5 9 (9.28%) Voice Support Analyst
6 8 (8.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (8.25%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (7.22%) Network Architect
7 7 (7.22%) Network Support
7 7 (7.22%) Project Manager
7 7 (7.22%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.03%) .NET
2 1 (1.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (36.08%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.09%) NHS
4 3 (3.09%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.06%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.06%) CCTV
5 2 (2.06%) User Experience
5 2 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.06%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.03%) BYOD
6 1 (1.03%) Clustering
6 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Replication
6 1 (1.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.84%) Windows
2 15 (15.46%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.15%) Linux
3 5 (5.15%) Windows 10
3 5 (5.15%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.12%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.09%) Unix
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) AIX
6 1 (1.03%) Android
6 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.03%) Solaris
6 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.71%) ITIL
2 18 (18.56%) Migration
3 14 (14.43%) Network Management
4 9 (9.28%) Load Balancing
4 9 (9.28%) Network Design
4 9 (9.28%) Service Management
5 7 (7.22%) High Availability
5 7 (7.22%) Investment Management
6 6 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.19%) ITIL V3
6 6 (6.19%) TOGAF
7 5 (5.15%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (5.15%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.15%) Project Management
8 4 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.12%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.12%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (3.09%) Asset Management
9 3 (3.09%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.12%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.09%) SQL
3 1 (1.03%) Groovy
3 1 (1.03%) Java
3 1 (1.03%) Lisp
3 1 (1.03%) Tcl
3 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (28.87%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (21.65%) CCNP
3 12 (12.37%) CCNA
4 8 (8.25%) CCIE
5 5 (5.15%) MCSE
5 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.09%) PMP
6 3 (3.09%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.06%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.06%) JNCIE
7 2 (2.06%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.03%) CCDA
8 1 (1.03%) CCDP
8 1 (1.03%) CCIE Security
8 1 (1.03%) CCSP
8 1 (1.03%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.25%) SLA
2 3 (3.09%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.03%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (21.65%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.19%) vSphere
4 4 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.12%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (4.12%) XenApp
5 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.03%) Docker
6 1 (1.03%) LXC
6 1 (1.03%) vCloud
6 1 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.06%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.03%) Ansible
3 1 (1.03%) Grafana
3 1 (1.03%) Kibana
3 1 (1.03%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.03%) Nagios
3 1 (1.03%) OpenIDM
3 1 (1.03%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.03%) SCCM
3 1 (1.03%) Terraform
3 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (55.67%) Cisco
2 22 (22.68%) Citrix
3 21 (21.65%) VMware
4 19 (19.59%) Microsoft
5 15 (15.46%) Palo Alto
6 13 (13.40%) CheckPoint
7 12 (12.37%) SolarWinds
8 11 (11.34%) F5
8 11 (11.34%) Fortinet
8 11 (11.34%) Juniper
9 8 (8.25%) Arista
10 7 (7.22%) Avaya
11 6 (6.19%) HP
12 4 (4.12%) NICE Systems
12 4 (4.12%) Red Box
12 4 (4.12%) Riverbed
13 2 (2.06%) Apple
13 2 (2.06%) Aruba
13 2 (2.06%) NetApp
13 2 (2.06%) Nortel
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