Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 140 125
Rank change year-on-year -4 -15 -15
Contract jobs citing WAN 112 91 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.58% 1.41% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.70% 13.27% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 60 97
City of London median daily rate £400 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.06% -2.70% +9.79%
10th Percentile £145 £184 £313
90th Percentile £575 £648 £596
Central London median daily rate £400 £441 £450
% change year-on-year -9.35% -1.94% +13.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
City of London median hourly rate £19.35 £24.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.02% -5.77% +45.66%
10th Percentile £15.94 £14.56 £17.98
90th Percentile £23.85 £99.13 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.35 £18.85 £21.34
% change year-on-year +2.65% -11.67% +19.55%

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 882 686 904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.42% 10.65% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 519 700
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.64% +7.33%
10th Percentile £209 £180 £260
90th Percentile £625 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 16
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.16 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.19% +8.49% +4.28%
10th Percentile £14.35 £13.31 £13.88
90th Percentile £33.00 £29.77 £28.63
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.08 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.88% +0.39% +9.05%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 82 (73.21%) LAN
2 56 (50.00%) Cisco
3 52 (46.43%) Firewall
4 46 (41.07%) Windows
5 35 (31.25%) Finance
6 34 (30.36%) Active Directory
7 32 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (25.00%) MPLS
9 27 (24.11%) Migration
10 25 (22.32%) Microsoft
10 25 (22.32%) VPN
10 25 (22.32%) Data Centre
11 24 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
12 21 (18.75%) ITIL
12 21 (18.75%) Office 365
13 19 (16.96%) DNS
13 19 (16.96%) Change Management
14 16 (14.29%) Wireless
14 16 (14.29%) VMware
14 16 (14.29%) CCNP
14 16 (14.29%) Citrix
14 16 (14.29%) Windows 7
14 16 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (13.39%) HP
16 13 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (11.61%) F5
17 12 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
17 12 (10.71%) Windows 10
17 12 (10.71%) BGP
17 12 (10.71%) Juniper

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 (8.04%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.46%) IIS
4 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.89%) Apache
6 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.75%) Office 365
2 16 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.57%) SaaS
5 3 (2.68%) IaaS
5 3 (2.68%) PaaS
6 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.89%) GitHub
7 1 (0.89%) GoToWebinar
7 1 (0.89%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 82 (73.21%) LAN
2 52 (46.43%) Firewall
3 28 (25.00%) MPLS
4 25 (22.32%) VPN
5 19 (16.96%) DNS
6 16 (14.29%) Wireless
7 12 (10.71%) BGP
7 12 (10.71%) OSPF
8 10 (8.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (8.93%) DHCP
8 10 (8.93%) Skype
8 10 (8.93%) TCP/IP
9 9 (8.04%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (8.04%) Ethernet
9 9 (8.04%) Internet
9 9 (8.04%) Network Security
9 9 (8.04%) SAN
9 9 (8.04%) WLAN
10 8 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) Big Data
2 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.79%) HBase
3 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.89%) DataStage
3 1 (0.89%) DB2
3 1 (0.89%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) JIRA
1 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (31.25%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.46%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.68%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (2.68%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.79%) French Language
7 2 (1.79%) Law
7 2 (1.79%) Retail
8 1 (0.89%) Advertising
8 1 (0.89%) Billing
8 1 (0.89%) International Banking
8 1 (0.89%) Legal
8 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 14 (12.50%) Architect
4 12 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 10 (8.93%) Analyst
6 9 (8.04%) Network Architect
7 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.14%) Mac Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Deskside Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Deskside Support
9 6 (5.36%) Deskside Support Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (5.36%) Lead Network Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.46%) Network Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) Middleware
2 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.79%) Node.js
2 2 (1.79%) Spring
3 1 (0.89%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.89%) HTML
3 1 (0.89%) JSON
3 1 (0.89%) Kafka
3 1 (0.89%) Web Services
3 1 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.89%) XML
3 1 (0.89%) XMPP
3 1 (0.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.32%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.82%) iPhone
2 11 (9.82%) Smartphone
3 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.04%) iPad
4 4 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.68%) PMI
5 3 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.79%) Clustering
6 2 (1.79%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.79%) PKI
6 2 (1.79%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.79%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.89%) Equities
7 1 (0.89%) FMCG
7 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (41.07%) Windows
2 16 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 12 (10.71%) Windows 10
4 11 (9.82%) Mac OS X
4 11 (9.82%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.36%) Linux
6 5 (4.46%) Unix
7 3 (2.68%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.79%) Android
8 2 (1.79%) Solaris
8 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.89%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.89%) HPUX
9 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.11%) Migration
2 21 (18.75%) ITIL
3 19 (16.96%) Change Management
4 10 (8.93%) ITSM
4 10 (8.93%) Network Management
5 9 (8.04%) Project Management
5 9 (8.04%) Service Delivery
5 9 (8.04%) Service Management
6 5 (4.46%) DNA
6 5 (4.46%) Load Balancing
6 5 (4.46%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (4.46%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.57%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (3.57%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (3.57%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.57%) Validation
8 3 (2.68%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.93%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.46%) Python
3 4 (3.57%) Perl
3 4 (3.57%) SQL
4 3 (2.68%) Java
4 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (14.29%) CCNP
3 11 (9.82%) CCIE
4 10 (8.93%) CCNA
5 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.46%) PMI Certification
6 5 (4.46%) PMP
7 3 (2.68%) Degree
7 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.79%) CISSP
8 2 (1.79%) MCSA
8 2 (1.79%) MCSE
9 1 (0.89%) CISA
9 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.89%) HND
9 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.89%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) FISMA
2 1 (0.89%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (30.36%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.93%) BitLocker
4 4 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.57%) vSphere
5 3 (2.68%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.89%) Docker
6 1 (0.89%) KVM
6 1 (0.89%) NFS
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.89%) SRDF
6 1 (0.89%) vCloud
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.89%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.89%) Xen
6 1 (0.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (10.71%) SCCM
2 5 (4.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.79%) WSUS
4 1 (0.89%) Ansible
4 1 (0.89%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.89%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.89%) Puppet
4 1 (0.89%) QRadar
4 1 (0.89%) SCOM
4 1 (0.89%) Terraform
4 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 56 (50.00%) Cisco
2 25 (22.32%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.29%) Citrix
3 16 (14.29%) VMware
4 15 (13.39%) HP
5 13 (11.61%) F5
6 12 (10.71%) Juniper
7 11 (9.82%) Apple
8 10 (8.93%) Palo Alto
9 9 (8.04%) Adobe
10 8 (7.14%) CheckPoint
11 6 (5.36%) Oracle
11 6 (5.36%) SolarWinds
12 5 (4.46%) Polycom
12 5 (4.46%) Riverbed
13 4 (3.57%) Aruba
13 4 (3.57%) Blue Coat
13 4 (3.57%) Meraki
14 3 (2.68%) Forcepoint
14 3 (2.68%) McAfee