Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 110 174
Rank change year-on-year -24 +64 -44
Contract jobs citing WAN 47 147 86
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.14% 2.15% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.44% 19.34% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 123 62
Median daily rate £369 £413 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.61% +1.48% -4.35%
10th Percentile £230 £135 £201
90th Percentile £632 £575 £560
Central London median daily rate £385 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.13% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 411 760 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.95% 11.13% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 581 635
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £205 £185 £233
90th Percentile £651 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.32 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.15% +25.98% -10.92%
10th Percentile £17.16 £17.94 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.65 £37.50 £24.90
Median hourly rate £33.76 £20.65 £16.18
% change year-on-year +63.54% +27.64% -19.44%

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 8 April 2020.

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

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the City of London region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 - -
London Bridge - 1 £375 -
WAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 37 (78.72%) LAN
2 27 (57.45%) Cisco
3 17 (36.17%) Firewall
4 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
5 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
5 14 (29.79%) VPN
5 14 (29.79%) Windows
6 13 (27.66%) Data Centre
7 12 (25.53%) Wireless
8 11 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (23.40%) Office 365
8 11 (23.40%) Network Security
8 11 (23.40%) Azure
9 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (21.28%) Finance
9 10 (21.28%) VMware
10 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
11 8 (17.02%) ITIL
11 8 (17.02%) Migration
11 8 (17.02%) AWS
11 8 (17.02%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (17.02%) Degree
11 8 (17.02%) Multicast
11 8 (17.02%) Windows 10
12 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
12 7 (14.89%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (14.89%) IP Telephony
12 7 (14.89%) CCNP
12 7 (14.89%) Project Management
12 7 (14.89%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.51%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) Azure
1 11 (23.40%) Office 365
2 8 (17.02%) AWS
3 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.13%) IaaS
4 1 (2.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 37 (78.72%) LAN
2 17 (36.17%) Firewall
3 14 (29.79%) VPN
4 12 (25.53%) Wireless
5 11 (23.40%) Network Security
6 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
7 8 (17.02%) Multicast
8 7 (14.89%) IP Telephony
8 7 (14.89%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (12.77%) BGP
9 6 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (12.77%) Cisco IPT
9 6 (12.77%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (12.77%) IPsec
9 6 (12.77%) MPLS
9 6 (12.77%) OSPF
9 6 (12.77%) VoIP
9 6 (12.77%) WLAN
10 5 (10.64%) HSRP
10 5 (10.64%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.26%) Law
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.13%) Front Office
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Project Manager
3 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (12.77%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Specialist
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.38%) LAN Specialist
5 3 (6.38%) Network Specialist
5 3 (6.38%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) WAN Specialist
6 2 (4.26%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
6 2 (4.26%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Data Centre
2 8 (17.02%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.38%) iPad
3 3 (6.38%) iPhone
3 3 (6.38%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) PMI
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) CCTV
5 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.13%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (2.13%) Handset
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Windows 10
3 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.51%) Android
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.26%) Mac OS
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) ITIL
1 8 (17.02%) Migration
2 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
2 7 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (14.89%) Project Management
3 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.64%) Statistics
4 4 (8.51%) Change Management
4 4 (8.51%) Information Security
4 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.38%) CRM
5 3 (6.38%) Customer-Centricity
5 3 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.26%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.26%) Due Diligence
6 2 (4.26%) IT Strategy
6 2 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.26%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (17.02%) Degree
3 7 (14.89%) CCNP
4 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.51%) PMI Certification
5 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.38%) BC Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) PMP
8 1 (2.13%) CCIE
8 1 (2.13%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (2.13%) CCNA
8 1 (2.13%) CISSP
8 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.13%) MCP
8 1 (2.13%) MCSE
8 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 3 (6.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (4.26%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.13%) Endace
3 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.13%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.13%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) Cisco
2 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.28%) VMware
4 5 (10.64%) CheckPoint
4 5 (10.64%) Fortinet
4 5 (10.64%) Palo Alto
5 3 (6.38%) Citrix
5 3 (6.38%) Meraki
5 3 (6.38%) Polycom
5 3 (6.38%) Symantec
6 2 (4.26%) Apple
6 2 (4.26%) CrowdStrike
6 2 (4.26%) Juniper
6 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.13%) BT
7 1 (2.13%) Dell
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp
7 1 (2.13%) Remedy
7 1 (2.13%) Sun