Period
to 4 December 2021

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 4 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.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 80 57 106
Rank change year-on-year -23 +49 +41
Contract jobs citing SD-WAN 24 12 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.54% 1.64% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.19% 13.79% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
10th Percentile £340 " "
25th Percentile £350 £469 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £488 £369
Median % change year-on-year -17.95% +32.20% -7.81%
75th Percentile £450 £506 £453
90th Percentile £554 " £481
England median daily rate £475 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% -3.55%

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 182 87 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 11.68% 11.87% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 51 180
10th Percentile £181 £120 £157
25th Percentile £210 £194 £232
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £350 £350
75th Percentile £436 £408 £446
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
England median daily rate £475 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +7.95% +6.02% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 45
10th Percentile £14.63 £13.67 £11.24
25th Percentile £15.65 £14.89 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year - +40.63% +6.67%
75th Percentile £51.00 £37.50 £24.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £43.75 £46.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -37.14% +62.79% +13.16%

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 4 December 2021.

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 4 December 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -24 8 £540 +8.00% 2
Lincolnshire -5 3 - -
Leicestershire -11 3 £400 - 2
Northamptonshire -12 3 £363 -25.64%
Derbyshire - 3 £363 -
SD-WAN
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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 23 (95.83%) WAN
2 21 (87.50%) Cisco
3 18 (75.00%) Firewall
4 17 (70.83%) MPLS
5 14 (58.33%) VPN
5 14 (58.33%) Wireless
6 13 (54.17%) ITIL
7 12 (50.00%) Azure
7 12 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (45.83%) Microsoft 365
8 11 (45.83%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (45.83%) DNS
8 11 (45.83%) VoIP
9 10 (41.67%) Service Management
9 10 (41.67%) Migration
9 10 (41.67%) Business Continuity
9 10 (41.67%) SAP Basis
9 10 (41.67%) Identity Management
9 10 (41.67%) Middleware
9 10 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (41.67%) TOGAF
9 10 (41.67%) Business Analysis
9 10 (41.67%) PKI
9 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (41.67%) WebSphere
9 10 (41.67%) PBX
9 10 (41.67%) DHCP
9 10 (41.67%) Unix
9 10 (41.67%) Windows
9 10 (41.67%) AIX

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 10 (41.67%) JBoss
1 10 (41.67%) NetWeaver
1 10 (41.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 12 (50.00%) Azure
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (41.67%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 10 (41.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 10 (41.67%) IaaS
3 10 (41.67%) PaaS
3 10 (41.67%) SaaS
4 2 (8.33%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) WAN
2 18 (75.00%) Firewall
3 17 (70.83%) MPLS
4 14 (58.33%) VPN
4 14 (58.33%) Wireless
5 11 (45.83%) DNS
5 11 (45.83%) VoIP
6 10 (41.67%) DHCP
6 10 (41.67%) PBX
6 10 (41.67%) Skype
7 5 (20.83%) LAN
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (12.50%) Internet
9 2 (8.33%) Network Security
9 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (4.17%) BGP
10 1 (4.17%) EIGRP
10 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) Azure SQL Database
1 10 (41.67%) DB2
1 10 (41.67%) MySQL
1 10 (41.67%) SAP HANA
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (41.67%) Social Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Architect
1 11 (45.83%) Solutions Architect
2 10 (41.67%) Network Engineer
3 9 (37.50%) Designer
3 9 (37.50%) Solutions Designer
4 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Designer
4 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 8 (33.33%) IT Architect
4 8 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Network Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) IT Security Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Security Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) Middleware
1 10 (41.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) PKI
1 10 (41.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) AIX
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
1 10 (41.67%) Unix
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
1 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) ITIL
2 12 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 11 (45.83%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (41.67%) Business Analysis
4 10 (41.67%) Business Continuity
4 10 (41.67%) Data Protection
4 10 (41.67%) Decision-Making
4 10 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (41.67%) Due Diligence
4 10 (41.67%) High Availability
4 10 (41.67%) Identity Management
4 10 (41.67%) Microservices
4 10 (41.67%) Migration
4 10 (41.67%) Remediation Plan
4 10 (41.67%) Service Management
4 10 (41.67%) Storage Management
4 10 (41.67%) TOGAF
5 8 (33.33%) Conflict Resolution
6 2 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) CCNP
2 1 (4.17%) CISSP
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) COBIT
1 10 (41.67%) GDPR
1 10 (41.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 10 (41.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 10 (41.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) Citrix
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle
2 10 (41.67%) Red Hat
2 10 (41.67%) SAP
2 10 (41.67%) Software AG
3 3 (12.50%) Meraki
4 2 (8.33%) Juniper
4 2 (8.33%) Sophos
5 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.17%) F5
5 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.17%) HP