Period
to 24 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 149 138
Rank change year-on-year +34 -11 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 125 106 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.94% 1.53% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.43% 12.20% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 77 69
City of London median daily rate £438 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.24% -5.76% -8.11%
10th Percentile £167 £138 £223
90th Percentile £590 £593 £648
Central London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
City of London median hourly rate £32.50 £17.10 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.06% -30.20% -18.33%
10th Percentile £31.25 £15.15 £14.56
90th Percentile £33.75 £18.46 £99.13
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 £17.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year +90.06% -10.00% -12.32%

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 717 869 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.13% 12.53% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 683 512
City of London median daily rate £485 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £227 £233 £198
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 21
City of London median hourly rate £32.50 £18.70 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.80% -11.60% -3.84%
10th Percentile £15.73 £14.05 £13.36
90th Percentile £44.09 £33.00 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £31.00 £18.70 £21.16
% change year-on-year +65.78% -11.60% -0.87%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019, 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 98 (78.40%) LAN
2 65 (52.00%) Cisco
3 48 (38.40%) Finance
4 47 (37.60%) Firewall
5 42 (33.60%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (30.40%) VPN
7 37 (29.60%) Windows
8 36 (28.80%) Active Directory
9 35 (28.00%) TCP/IP
10 27 (21.60%) DNS
10 27 (21.60%) CCIE
10 27 (21.60%) MPLS
10 27 (21.60%) OSPF
10 27 (21.60%) Wireless
11 26 (20.80%) BGP
11 26 (20.80%) ITIL
12 25 (20.00%) Internet
13 24 (19.20%) CCNP
13 24 (19.20%) Data Centre
14 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
14 23 (18.40%) CheckPoint
14 23 (18.40%) Project Management
15 22 (17.60%) DHCP
16 20 (16.00%) Citrix
16 20 (16.00%) Network Design
16 20 (16.00%) F5
17 19 (15.20%) Network Management
17 19 (15.20%) Network Security
17 19 (15.20%) Office 365
18 18 (14.40%) Windows 10

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 11 (8.80%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.20%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.60%) IIS
3 2 (1.60%) SAS
4 1 (0.80%) Confluence
4 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.80%) JBoss
4 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (10.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.20%) Office 365
2 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.40%) IaaS
6 2 (1.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.80%) GoToWebinar
7 1 (0.80%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 98 (78.40%) LAN
2 47 (37.60%) Firewall
3 38 (30.40%) VPN
4 35 (28.00%) TCP/IP
5 27 (21.60%) DNS
5 27 (21.60%) MPLS
5 27 (21.60%) OSPF
5 27 (21.60%) Wireless
6 26 (20.80%) BGP
7 25 (20.00%) Internet
8 22 (17.60%) DHCP
9 19 (15.20%) Network Security
10 16 (12.80%) WLAN
11 15 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (11.20%) Ethernet
13 13 (10.40%) VoIP
14 11 (8.80%) EIGRP
14 11 (8.80%) VLAN
15 10 (8.00%) HSRP
16 9 (7.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.80%) JIRA
1 1 (0.80%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (38.40%) Finance
2 15 (12.00%) Financial Institution
2 15 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.00%) Banking
4 6 (4.80%) Retail
5 5 (4.00%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.40%) Law
6 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.60%) Back Office
7 2 (1.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.80%) Front Office
8 1 (0.80%) Local Government
8 1 (0.80%) Marketing
8 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (28.80%) Network Engineer
2 18 (14.40%) Analyst
3 11 (8.80%) Desktop Support
3 11 (8.80%) LAN Engineer
3 11 (8.80%) Project Manager
3 11 (8.80%) WAN Engineer
4 10 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (7.20%) Architect
5 9 (7.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (7.20%) Design Engineer
5 9 (7.20%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (5.60%) IT Support
7 7 (5.60%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 6 (4.80%) Network Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.40%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (2.40%) REST
1 3 (2.40%) YAML
2 2 (1.60%) LDAP
2 2 (1.60%) Middleware
2 2 (1.60%) SOAP
3 1 (0.80%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.80%) CSS
3 1 (0.80%) J2EE
3 1 (0.80%) JSON
3 1 (0.80%) Node.js
3 1 (0.80%) Web Services
3 1 (0.80%) WebSockets
3 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.20%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.80%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (8.00%) Hedge funds
4 8 (6.40%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.80%) iPhone
6 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.00%) Fat Client
6 5 (4.00%) Fixed Income
6 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.00%) PMI
6 5 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (4.00%) Smartphone
6 5 (4.00%) Thin Client
7 4 (3.20%) Equities
7 4 (3.20%) iPad
7 4 (3.20%) Tandem
8 3 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.60%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.60%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (1.60%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.60%) Windows
2 18 (14.40%) Windows 10
3 15 (12.00%) Windows 7
4 13 (10.40%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.40%) Android
5 8 (6.40%) Linux
5 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.60%) Unix
7 5 (4.00%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.20%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.80%) ITIL
2 23 (18.40%) Project Management
3 20 (16.00%) Network Design
4 19 (15.20%) Network Management
5 15 (12.00%) Load Balancing
5 15 (12.00%) Service Delivery
6 13 (10.40%) Migration
7 12 (9.60%) Change Management
8 11 (8.80%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (8.00%) PRINCE2
9 10 (8.00%) Technical Leadership
10 9 (7.20%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (6.40%) Service Management
11 8 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (4.80%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.20%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.60%) Python
3 5 (4.00%) SQL
4 3 (2.40%) VB
5 1 (0.80%) C
5 1 (0.80%) Java
5 1 (0.80%) Perl
5 1 (0.80%) R
5 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (33.60%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (21.60%) CCIE
3 24 (19.20%) CCNP
4 16 (12.80%) Security Cleared
5 15 (12.00%) CCDP
5 15 (12.00%) CCNA
6 11 (8.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (8.00%) BC Cleared
7 10 (8.00%) CCDA
7 10 (8.00%) SC Cleared
8 9 (7.20%) Degree
8 9 (7.20%) PMI Certification
9 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (4.80%) PMP
11 5 (4.00%) CCDE
11 5 (4.00%) DV Cleared
11 5 (4.00%) MCSE
12 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.60%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 2 (1.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) SLA
2 4 (3.20%) MiFID
3 3 (2.40%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.60%) PMO
5 1 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (28.80%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (3.20%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.60%) Docker
5 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.60%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.80%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (6.40%) SCCM
2 4 (3.20%) Ansible
2 4 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.40%) Kibana
3 3 (2.40%) logstash
3 3 (2.40%) Nagios
3 3 (2.40%) RANCID
3 3 (2.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.60%) Cacti
4 2 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.60%) Icinga
4 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.60%) OpenView
4 2 (1.60%) Puppet
4 2 (1.60%) vMotion
4 2 (1.60%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.80%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 65 (52.00%) Cisco
2 23 (18.40%) CheckPoint
2 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
3 20 (16.00%) Citrix
3 20 (16.00%) F5
4 14 (11.20%) HP
5 13 (10.40%) VMware
6 12 (9.60%) Palo Alto
7 9 (7.20%) Juniper
8 7 (5.60%) Apple
9 5 (4.00%) ArcSight
9 5 (4.00%) Meraki
9 5 (4.00%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.20%) Reuters
10 4 (3.20%) ServiceNow
10 4 (3.20%) Symantec
11 3 (2.40%) Avaya
11 3 (2.40%) Google
11 3 (2.40%) Riverbed
11 3 (2.40%) SevOne