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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
London / City of London
Rank 110 119 108
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11  
Contract jobs citing WAN 43 42 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.44% 1.28% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.68% 11.14% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 74
Median daily rate £425 £450 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +19.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.66% +60.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -29.94% -12.50%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 339 377 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.32% 11.47% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 278 500
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +39.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £19.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.19 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in the City of London

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 81 (89.01%) LAN
2 58 (63.74%) Cisco
3 44 (48.35%) Firewall
4 38 (41.76%) Data Centre
5 29 (31.87%) Finance
6 27 (29.67%) Wireless
7 25 (27.47%) VPN
8 23 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (24.18%) Windows
10 20 (21.98%) CCNP
10 20 (21.98%) VMware
11 19 (20.88%) MPLS
11 19 (20.88%) Citrix
12 17 (18.68%) ITIL
12 17 (18.68%) Internet
13 15 (16.48%) OSPF
13 15 (16.48%) CheckPoint
13 15 (16.48%) BGP
13 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
13 15 (16.48%) Migration
14 13 (14.29%) SolarWinds
15 12 (13.19%) Network Management
15 12 (13.19%) Windows Server
15 12 (13.19%) SAN
16 11 (12.09%) Service Management
16 11 (12.09%) Active Directory
16 11 (12.09%) SQL Server
16 11 (12.09%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (12.09%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure

WAN
Top Related 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 (9.89%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.30%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.10%) JBoss
4 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.49%) PaaS
4 4 (4.40%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (4.40%) Office 365
5 3 (3.30%) IaaS
5 3 (3.30%) SaaS
6 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (89.01%) LAN
2 44 (48.35%) Firewall
3 27 (29.67%) Wireless
4 25 (27.47%) VPN
5 19 (20.88%) MPLS
6 17 (18.68%) Internet
7 15 (16.48%) BGP
7 15 (16.48%) OSPF
8 12 (13.19%) SAN
9 11 (12.09%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (12.09%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (10.99%) TCP/IP
10 10 (10.99%) WLAN
11 9 (9.89%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (8.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (8.79%) DHCP
12 8 (8.79%) DNS
13 7 (7.69%) Network Security
13 7 (7.69%) VoIP
14 6 (6.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) Big Data
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.10%) DB2
3 1 (1.10%) MySQL
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 29 (31.87%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.49%) Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.10%) Back Office
5 1 (1.10%) Games
5 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (25.27%) Analyst
2 20 (21.98%) Network Engineer
3 14 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (14.29%) Network Analyst
5 11 (12.09%) Cisco Analyst
5 11 (12.09%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Architect
7 8 (8.79%) Support Analyst
8 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (6.59%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Cisco Support
9 6 (6.59%) Consultant
9 6 (6.59%) Programme Manager
10 5 (5.49%) Network Support
10 5 (5.49%) Project Manager
11 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (4.40%) IT Support Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 4 (4.40%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.20%) .NET
2 2 (2.20%) CSS
3 1 (1.10%) Middleware
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 38 (41.76%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.59%) PMI
3 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) CMDB
4 3 (3.30%) NHS
4 3 (3.30%) Replication
5 2 (2.20%) CCTV
5 2 (2.20%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.20%) User Experience
5 2 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.20%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.10%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.18%) Windows
2 12 (13.19%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.49%) Linux
4 3 (3.30%) Unix
5 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.20%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.10%) Solaris
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) ITIL
2 15 (16.48%) Migration
3 12 (13.19%) Network Management
4 11 (12.09%) Service Management
5 10 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (9.89%) Load Balancing
6 9 (9.89%) PRINCE2
6 9 (9.89%) Project Management
7 7 (7.69%) Change Management
7 7 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.59%) High Availability
8 6 (6.59%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (6.59%) Validation
9 5 (5.49%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.40%) Data Migration
10 4 (4.40%) Investment Management
10 4 (4.40%) SOA
11 3 (3.30%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (3.30%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.49%) SQL
2 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.20%) Python
2 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.10%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 23 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (21.98%) CCNP
3 10 (10.99%) PMP
4 9 (9.89%) PMI Certification
5 7 (7.69%) CCNA
5 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 6 (6.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.49%) CCIE
8 3 (3.30%) CCDP
8 3 (3.30%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.20%) CCSA
9 2 (2.20%) CCSE
9 2 (2.20%) MCSE
9 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.10%) CCDA
10 1 (1.10%) CCSP
10 1 (1.10%) CISSP
10 1 (1.10%) Degree
10 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.30%) SLA
3 1 (1.10%) COBIT
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.10%) PMO
3 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.30%) ProxySG
3 3 (3.30%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.20%) vCloud
5 1 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (3.30%) OPNET
1 3 (3.30%) SCCM
2 2 (2.20%) OpenIDM
3 1 (1.10%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.10%) Control-M
3 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.10%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (1.10%) Nagios
3 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 58 (63.74%) Cisco
2 20 (21.98%) VMware
3 19 (20.88%) Citrix
4 15 (16.48%) CheckPoint
4 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
5 13 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 10 (10.99%) F5
6 10 (10.99%) Palo Alto
7 8 (8.79%) Blue Coat
8 7 (7.69%) Arista
9 6 (6.59%) Aruba
9 6 (6.59%) Meraki
9 6 (6.59%) Riverbed
10 5 (5.49%) Fortinet
11 4 (4.40%) Juniper
11 4 (4.40%) NetScout
12 3 (3.30%) HP
12 3 (3.30%) Oracle
12 3 (3.30%) WorldPay
13 2 (2.20%) ForgeRock
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