Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 2021 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 133 101 131
Rank change year-on-year -32 +30 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 50 22 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.23% 1.11% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.19% 8.49% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 69
10th Percentile £300 £366 £240
25th Percentile £464 £448 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £518 £400
Median % change year-on-year +0.48% +29.38% -4.19%
75th Percentile £625 £591 £501
90th Percentile £825 £638 £589
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £408
% change year-on-year -4.76% +28.83% -1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 - £14.00

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 379 259 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.36% 13.07% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 211 468
10th Percentile £304 £238 £198
25th Percentile £427 £373 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £600 £556 £575
90th Percentile £688 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 12
10th Percentile £17.00 £22.70 £12.20
25th Percentile £21.00 " £15.88
Median hourly rate £22.25 £23.00 £19.10
Median % change year-on-year -3.26% +20.42% +2.14%
75th Percentile £34.25 £38.25 £21.25
90th Percentile £37.75 £52.35 £26.50
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.26% +15.00% +6.78%

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 2 December 2021.

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 2 December 2021, 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 32 (64.00%) LAN
2 23 (46.00%) Cisco
3 19 (38.00%) Firewall
3 19 (38.00%) Azure
4 18 (36.00%) Finance
5 16 (32.00%) SD-WAN
6 14 (28.00%) Data Centre
7 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (22.00%) Migration
9 10 (20.00%) Windows
10 9 (18.00%) VPN
10 9 (18.00%) Wireless
11 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
11 8 (16.00%) Meraki
12 7 (14.00%) Social Skills
13 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 6 (12.00%) Thought Leadership
13 6 (12.00%) Microsoft 365
13 6 (12.00%) Internet
13 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (10.00%) Banking
14 5 (10.00%) VMware
14 5 (10.00%) CISSP
14 5 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (10.00%) DNS
14 5 (10.00%) DHCP
14 5 (10.00%) AWS
14 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
14 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
14 5 (10.00%) Network Security

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 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (38.00%) Azure
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (10.00%) AWS
4 4 (8.00%) IaaS
5 3 (6.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (6.00%) PaaS
6 2 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.00%) GCP
7 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
7 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (64.00%) LAN
2 19 (38.00%) Firewall
3 16 (32.00%) SD-WAN
4 9 (18.00%) VPN
4 9 (18.00%) Wireless
5 6 (12.00%) Internet
6 5 (10.00%) DHCP
6 5 (10.00%) DNS
6 5 (10.00%) Network Security
7 4 (8.00%) BGP
7 4 (8.00%) DMZ
7 4 (8.00%) IPsec
7 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (8.00%) Unified Communications
7 4 (8.00%) VoIP
7 4 (8.00%) WLAN
8 3 (6.00%) HTTP
8 3 (6.00%) IGMP
8 3 (6.00%) Intranet
8 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) DB2
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) BigQuery
2 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Social Skills
3 5 (10.00%) Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.00%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (6.00%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.00%) Public Sector
5 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.00%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (2.00%) Law
6 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Architect
2 13 (26.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Network Architect
4 4 (8.00%) Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Azure Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft 365 Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Product Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Security Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Banking Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Banking Project Manager
6 2 (4.00%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
1 1 (2.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Unix
3 3 (6.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.00%) AIX
4 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.00%) Android
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (12.00%) Thought Leadership
3 5 (10.00%) DevOps
3 5 (10.00%) Fintech
4 4 (8.00%) Business Case
4 4 (8.00%) Change Management
4 4 (8.00%) ITIL
4 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (8.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.00%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (6.00%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.00%) Network Architecture
5 3 (6.00%) Network Segmentation
5 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (10.00%) CISSP
1 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) CCNP
2 4 (8.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 3 (6.00%) CCIE
3 3 (6.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) CCSP
5 1 (2.00%) CEH
5 1 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) COBIT
2 2 (4.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (4.00%) ISO 22301
2 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.00%) PMO
3 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.00%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) vRealize
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Cisco
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.00%) Meraki
4 5 (10.00%) VMware
5 3 (6.00%) F5
5 3 (6.00%) Palo Alto
5 3 (6.00%) Zscaler
6 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.00%) Dell
6 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.00%) IBM
6 2 (4.00%) Infoblox
6 2 (4.00%) Juniper
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle
6 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix
7 1 (2.00%) CyberArk