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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for SD-WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SD-WAN over the 6 months to 23 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.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 72 57 76
Rank change year-on-year -15 +19 -
Contract jobs citing SD-WAN 17 12 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.24% 1.27% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.39% 10.26% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
10th Percentile £305 £433 -
25th Percentile £350 £463 -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £481 £500
Median % change year-on-year -16.88% -3.75% -
75th Percentile £450 £506 -
90th Percentile £464 £522 -
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +4.17%

SD-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 East Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 181 117 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.21% 12.37% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 81 72
10th Percentile £164 £156 £121
25th Percentile £213 £213 £159
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £360 £308
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +17.07% -5.38%
75th Percentile £473 £419 £425
90th Percentile £550 £488 £486
England median daily rate £500 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 14
10th Percentile £14.27 £11.74 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.63 - £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.56 £15.00 £15.40
Median % change year-on-year +17.07% -2.60% +16.71%
75th Percentile £22.75 - £19.56
90th Percentile £23.60 £32.25 £49.45
England median hourly rate £23.91 £23.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +3.96% +12.20% +8.61%

SD-WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing SD-WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SD-WAN in the East Midlands

SD-WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SD-WAN in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for SD-WAN in the East Midlands

SD-WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SD-WAN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SD-WAN in the East Midlands

SD-WAN
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SD-WAN within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Leicestershire -7 7 £400 -23.81%
Lincolnshire +2 5 £425 -
Northamptonshire -12 4 £350 -27.27%
Nottinghamshire +1 1 - - 1
SD-WAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing SD-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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SD-WAN.

1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (94.12%) WAN
3 14 (82.35%) Firewall
4 11 (64.71%) Wireless
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco ISE
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco Firepower
7 6 (35.29%) Meraki
7 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (23.53%) MPLS
8 4 (23.53%) Sophos
9 3 (17.65%) VPN
9 3 (17.65%) LAN
10 2 (11.76%) ITIL
10 2 (11.76%) DNS
10 2 (11.76%) DHCP
10 2 (11.76%) Windows
10 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
10 2 (11.76%) CCIE
10 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
10 2 (11.76%) BGP
10 2 (11.76%) Migration
10 2 (11.76%) VoIP
10 2 (11.76%) FortiGate
10 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (11.76%) Public Cloud
11 1 (5.88%) Skype
11 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
11 1 (5.88%) Cisco Wireless
11 1 (5.88%) Windows Server

SD-WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) NetWeaver
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
1 1 (5.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft 365
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) WAN
2 14 (82.35%) Firewall
3 11 (64.71%) Wireless
4 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco Firepower
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (23.53%) MPLS
7 3 (17.65%) LAN
7 3 (17.65%) VPN
8 2 (11.76%) BGP
8 2 (11.76%) DHCP
8 2 (11.76%) DNS
8 2 (11.76%) VoIP
9 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (5.88%) Internet
9 1 (5.88%) OSPF
9 1 (5.88%) PBX
9 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
9 1 (5.88%) VLAN
9 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SAP HANA
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Implementation Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Fibre Optics
2 1 (5.88%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
1 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Agile
2 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Operations
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
2 1 (5.88%) Decision-Making
2 1 (5.88%) Due Diligence
2 1 (5.88%) High Availability
2 1 (5.88%) Line Management
2 1 (5.88%) Microservices
2 1 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (5.88%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
2 1 (5.88%) Storage Management
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineering
2 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCIE
3 1 (5.88%) CCDP
3 1 (5.88%) CCIE Security
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) COBIT
1 1 (5.88%) GDPR
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) pfSense
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Meraki
3 4 (23.53%) Sophos
4 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) Nortel
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) Software AG
5 1 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Zscaler