Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 164 144
Rank change year-on-year +41 -20 -33
Contract jobs citing WAN 137 93 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.97% 1.31% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.10% 12.50% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 63 78
City of London median daily rate £418 £415 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% -11.47% +10.29%
10th Percentile £125 £208 £298
90th Percentile £598 £660 £628
Central London median daily rate £414 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +3.44% -11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% -47.27% +205.56%
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.85 £55.00
% change year-on-year +4.82% -56.64% +252.00%

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 757 744 955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.91% 10.50% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 581 731
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £160 £213 £286
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 14
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.86 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £23.28 £48.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £16.96 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.63% -10.75% +8.57%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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.

1 117 (85.40%) LAN
2 71 (51.82%) Cisco
3 58 (42.34%) Windows
3 58 (42.34%) Firewall
4 45 (32.85%) Finance
5 42 (30.66%) ITIL
6 41 (29.93%) VPN
6 41 (29.93%) Active Directory
7 40 (29.20%) Microsoft
8 38 (27.74%) Microsoft Office
9 37 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (25.55%) Migration
10 35 (25.55%) Data Centre
11 34 (24.82%) Windows 7
12 32 (23.36%) DNS
13 29 (21.17%) TCP/IP
14 28 (20.44%) Wireless
15 27 (19.71%) Change Management
15 27 (19.71%) MPLS
15 27 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
16 26 (18.98%) DHCP
17 24 (17.52%) BGP
18 23 (16.79%) OSPF
18 23 (16.79%) CCNP
18 23 (16.79%) SCCM
19 22 (16.06%) WLAN
19 22 (16.06%) Smartphone
20 20 (14.60%) Mac OS X
20 20 (14.60%) BitLocker
21 19 (13.87%) 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 12 (8.76%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.57%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.84%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.92%) IIS
6 3 (2.19%) CMS
6 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.46%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.73%) Confluence
8 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (27.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.73%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (13.87%) Office 365
3 16 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.11%) IaaS
5 6 (4.38%) PaaS
6 4 (2.92%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.92%) GoToWebinar
6 4 (2.92%) SaaS
7 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.46%) GitHub
8 1 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.73%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.73%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.73%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (85.40%) LAN
2 58 (42.34%) Firewall
3 41 (29.93%) VPN
4 32 (23.36%) DNS
5 29 (21.17%) TCP/IP
6 28 (20.44%) Wireless
7 27 (19.71%) MPLS
8 26 (18.98%) DHCP
9 24 (17.52%) BGP
10 23 (16.79%) OSPF
11 22 (16.06%) WLAN
12 16 (11.68%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (10.22%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (10.22%) Network Security
13 14 (10.22%) Skype
14 13 (9.49%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (9.49%) Ethernet
14 13 (9.49%) Wireshark
15 10 (7.30%) IPsec
15 10 (7.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.46%) Big Data
2 2 (1.46%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.73%) DataStage
3 1 (0.73%) DB2
3 1 (0.73%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.73%) JIRA
2 1 (0.73%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.73%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (32.85%) Finance
2 11 (8.03%) Banking
3 9 (6.57%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.38%) Legal
4 6 (4.38%) Spanish Language
5 5 (3.65%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.65%) Law
6 4 (2.92%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.19%) Back Office
7 3 (2.19%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.46%) French Language
8 2 (1.46%) Marketing
8 2 (1.46%) Retail
9 1 (0.73%) Advertising
9 1 (0.73%) Games
9 1 (0.73%) International Banking
9 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (25.55%) Network Engineer
2 30 (21.90%) Support Engineer
3 22 (16.06%) Desktop Support
4 17 (12.41%) Architect
5 16 (11.68%) Desktop Engineer
5 16 (11.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 14 (10.22%) IT Support
6 14 (10.22%) Network Architect
6 14 (10.22%) Project Manager
7 12 (8.76%) Analyst
8 10 (7.30%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (7.30%) Support Analyst
9 8 (5.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (5.84%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (5.84%) IT Engineer
10 7 (5.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 7 (5.11%) IT Analyst
10 7 (5.11%) IT Support Analyst
10 7 (5.11%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (5.11%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.92%) 802.1X
1 4 (2.92%) Middleware
1 4 (2.92%) Web Services
2 3 (2.19%) .NET
3 2 (1.46%) XMPP
4 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.73%) OAuth
4 1 (0.73%) OpenID
4 1 (0.73%) REST
4 1 (0.73%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.73%) SAML
4 1 (0.73%) SOAP
4 1 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (25.55%) Data Centre
2 22 (16.06%) Smartphone
3 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.03%) iPhone
4 7 (5.11%) iPad
5 5 (3.65%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.65%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.65%) PMI
5 5 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.19%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.19%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.19%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.46%) BYOD
8 2 (1.46%) Clustering
8 2 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.46%) PKI
8 2 (1.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (42.34%) Windows
2 34 (24.82%) Windows 7
3 20 (14.60%) Mac OS X
4 17 (12.41%) Windows Server
5 16 (11.68%) Windows 10
6 8 (5.84%) Mac OS
6 8 (5.84%) Unix
7 7 (5.11%) Android
7 7 (5.11%) Apple iOS
7 7 (5.11%) Linux
7 7 (5.11%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.73%) HPUX
9 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.73%) Solaris
9 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.73%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.66%) ITIL
2 35 (25.55%) Migration
3 27 (19.71%) Change Management
4 17 (12.41%) ITSM
4 17 (12.41%) Network Design
5 15 (10.95%) Project Management
6 12 (8.76%) Load Balancing
6 12 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (6.57%) Information Security
7 9 (6.57%) PRINCE2
8 8 (5.84%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (5.11%) Network Architecture
9 7 (5.11%) WAN Optimisation
10 6 (4.38%) Decision-Making
10 6 (4.38%) DNA
10 6 (4.38%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (4.38%) Network Management
10 6 (4.38%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.84%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.11%) Python
3 6 (4.38%) SQL
4 4 (2.92%) Perl
5 2 (1.46%) VBScript
6 1 (0.73%) C
6 1 (0.73%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.73%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (16.79%) CCNP
3 15 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (10.22%) CCNA
5 11 (8.03%) CCIE
6 8 (5.84%) MCSE
7 7 (5.11%) PMI Certification
8 6 (4.38%) Degree
8 6 (4.38%) MCSA
9 5 (3.65%) PMP
10 4 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
11 3 (2.19%) CISSP
11 3 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.19%) GIAC
11 3 (2.19%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.46%) Avaya Certification
12 2 (1.46%) CISA
12 2 (1.46%) ISSMP
12 2 (1.46%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.03%) SLA
2 4 (2.92%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.46%) FedRAMP
3 2 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.73%) FISMA
4 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (29.93%) Active Directory
2 20 (14.60%) BitLocker
3 10 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.38%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.65%) ProxySG
6 4 (2.92%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.46%) Firmware
7 2 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.73%) vCloud
8 1 (0.73%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.73%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (16.79%) SCCM
2 6 (4.38%) Nagios
3 5 (3.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (3.65%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.92%) Ansible
5 3 (2.19%) SCOM
5 3 (2.19%) Terraform
6 2 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.46%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.46%) Rundeck
6 2 (1.46%) WSUS
7 1 (0.73%) Cacti
7 1 (0.73%) CASB
7 1 (0.73%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.73%) Istio
7 1 (0.73%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 71 (51.82%) Cisco
2 40 (29.20%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.14%) F5
4 17 (12.41%) HP
5 16 (11.68%) Adobe
5 16 (11.68%) Juniper
6 15 (10.95%) CheckPoint
6 15 (10.95%) VMware
7 13 (9.49%) Citrix
8 11 (8.03%) Apple
9 10 (7.30%) Riverbed
10 9 (6.57%) Meraki
10 9 (6.57%) SolarWinds
11 7 (5.11%) Oracle
11 7 (5.11%) Polycom
12 6 (4.38%) Avaya
12 6 (4.38%) McAfee
13 5 (3.65%) Blue Coat
13 5 (3.65%) Google
13 5 (3.65%) Ruckus Wireless