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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 127 104 131
Rank change year-on-year -23 +27 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 60 46 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.43% 1.62% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.74% 17.04% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 16
10th Percentile £406 £330 £213
25th Percentile £463 £409 £285
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £406
Median % change year-on-year - +23.08% -4.41%
75th Percentile £638 £541 £549
90th Percentile £700 £598 £631
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
10th Percentile £38.58 - -
25th Percentile £39.06 - -
Median hourly rate £41.25 - -
75th Percentile £43.56 - -
90th Percentile £44.13 - -
Central London median hourly rate £41.25 - -

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 407 270 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.73% 9.50% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 202 221
10th Percentile £313 £313 £213
25th Percentile £440 £386 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £698 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 5
10th Percentile - £11.98 £24.72
25th Percentile £21.00 £12.69 £33.75
Median hourly rate £30.50 £14.75 £37.75
Median % change year-on-year +106.78% -60.93% +18.90%
75th Percentile £48.81 £17.19 £51.25
90th Percentile £62.43 £18.13 £54.40
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £37.13
% change year-on-year +122.22% -57.58% +65.00%

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 24 May 2022.

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 36 (60.00%) SD-WAN
2 30 (50.00%) Cisco
3 29 (48.33%) LAN
4 28 (46.67%) Azure
5 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (30.00%) Finance
6 17 (28.33%) Firewall
6 17 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (23.33%) Windows
7 14 (23.33%) Wireless
8 13 (21.67%) CCNP
9 12 (20.00%) VPN
9 12 (20.00%) Juniper
9 12 (20.00%) Migration
10 11 (18.33%) MPLS
10 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
11 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 10 (16.67%) DevOps
11 10 (16.67%) Palo Alto
11 10 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
12 9 (15.00%) Meraki
12 9 (15.00%) CCIE
12 9 (15.00%) DNS
12 9 (15.00%) DHCP
12 9 (15.00%) Network Design
13 8 (13.33%) VMware
13 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
13 8 (13.33%) Public Cloud
13 8 (13.33%) Terraform
13 8 (13.33%) Load Balancing

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 3 (5.00%) Confluence
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (46.67%) Azure
2 7 (11.67%) AWS
3 6 (10.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 5 (8.33%) Azure Monitor
4 5 (8.33%) Azure Pipelines
4 5 (8.33%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (6.67%) GCP
6 3 (5.00%) IaaS
7 1 (1.67%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (60.00%) SD-WAN
2 29 (48.33%) LAN
3 17 (28.33%) Firewall
4 14 (23.33%) Wireless
5 12 (20.00%) VPN
6 11 (18.33%) MPLS
7 9 (15.00%) DHCP
7 9 (15.00%) DNS
8 8 (13.33%) Network Security
8 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 7 (11.67%) BGP
10 6 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (8.33%) DWDM
11 5 (8.33%) OSPF
12 4 (6.67%) Internet
12 4 (6.67%) IPsec
12 4 (6.67%) VoIP
13 3 (5.00%) NGN
13 3 (5.00%) VLAN
13 3 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) GitLab
1 3 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 18 (30.00%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Social Skills
3 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.33%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.67%) Public Sector
5 3 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.00%) Influencing Skills
5 3 (5.00%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Architect
3 6 (10.00%) Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 4 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Service Architect
6 2 (3.33%) Applications Architect
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Network Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Azure Blueprints
2 1 (1.67%) CSS
2 1 (1.67%) XML
2 1 (1.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Public Cloud
2 6 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.00%) Cloud Native
5 2 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.33%) Housing Association
5 2 (3.33%) IoT
5 2 (3.33%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.67%) Clustering
6 1 (1.67%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.67%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.67%) Replication
6 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Linux
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.67%) Solaris
5 1 (1.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) Migration
2 10 (16.67%) DevOps
2 10 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
3 9 (15.00%) Network Design
4 8 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 8 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (10.00%) Cost Management
5 6 (10.00%) ITIL
5 6 (10.00%) Project Management
5 6 (10.00%) Service Management
6 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 5 (8.33%) SDLC
7 4 (6.67%) Change Management
7 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 4 (6.67%) TOGAF
8 3 (5.00%) CI/CD
8 3 (5.00%) Cloud Operations
8 3 (5.00%) Epics
8 3 (5.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) Python
2 2 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.67%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 17 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (21.67%) CCNP
3 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
4 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 9 (15.00%) CCIE
6 5 (8.33%) CCNA
7 4 (6.67%) Degree
8 3 (5.00%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (3.33%) CCIE Service Provider
9 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.33%) PMP
10 1 (1.67%) CCIE Security
10 1 (1.67%) CCSA
10 1 (1.67%) CCSE
10 1 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.67%) CISSP
10 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.67%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.67%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) NCSC
2 1 (1.67%) NIST
2 1 (1.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.67%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
1 8 (13.33%) Terraform
2 4 (6.67%) SCCM
3 3 (5.00%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.33%) Ansible
4 2 (3.33%) CASB
4 2 (3.33%) SCOM
4 2 (3.33%) SCSM
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.67%) Nagios
5 1 (1.67%) Packer
5 1 (1.67%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (50.00%) Cisco
2 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (20.00%) Juniper
4 10 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 9 (15.00%) Meraki
6 8 (13.33%) VMware
7 6 (10.00%) F5
8 5 (8.33%) CheckPoint
8 5 (8.33%) Zscaler
9 4 (6.67%) Aruba
9 4 (6.67%) Google
9 4 (6.67%) Riverbed
10 3 (5.00%) Atlassian
10 3 (5.00%) Dell
10 3 (5.00%) Infoblox
10 3 (5.00%) Refinitiv
11 2 (3.33%) Citrix
11 2 (3.33%) Fortinet
11 2 (3.33%) Genesys
11 2 (3.33%) McAfee