Period
to 29 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a WAN Engineer was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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) Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 549 778 823
Rank change year-on-year +229 +45 -47
Contract jobs requiring a WAN Engineer 23 45 50
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.054% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.057% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 32
Median daily rate £395 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +6.19% +13.00%
10th Percentile £215 £334 £284
90th Percentile £505 £538 £501
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.50
UK median hourly rate - - £28.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 38,997 78,534 87,447
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 94.57% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,920 52,191 57,820
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £255 £280 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £466 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.37% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,557 2,439 2,739
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.58%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.01 £48.11
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.19
% change year-on-year +13.16% +4.47% -4.18%

WAN Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured WAN Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WAN Engineer in England

WAN Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for WAN Engineer in England

WAN Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN Engineer in England over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAN Engineer in England

WAN Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN Engineer in England.

Hourly rate trend for WAN Engineer in England

WAN Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 29 May 2020. 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
London +158 8 £395 -13.42%
North of England +97 4 £344 -0.72%
Midlands +94 4 £550 -
South West +50 4 £425 -15.00%
Yorkshire - 4 £344 -
South East +126 3 £200 -58.24%
West Midlands +70 3 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
WAN Engineer
UK

WAN Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, WAN Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring WAN Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) WAN
2 18 (78.26%) LAN
3 15 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (60.87%) Cisco
5 13 (56.52%) Firewall
6 11 (47.83%) CCNP
7 10 (43.48%) WLAN
8 9 (39.13%) Wireless
9 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
9 6 (26.09%) BGP
10 5 (21.74%) OSPF
10 5 (21.74%) CCNA
10 5 (21.74%) VPN
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
10 5 (21.74%) Skype
10 5 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications
11 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
11 4 (17.39%) Network Design
11 4 (17.39%) CCDP
11 4 (17.39%) CCIE
12 3 (13.04%) Juniper
12 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
12 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
12 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
12 3 (13.04%) Degree
12 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (8.70%) HSRP
13 2 (8.70%) FortiGate

WAN Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) WAN
2 18 (78.26%) LAN
3 13 (56.52%) Firewall
4 10 (43.48%) WLAN
5 9 (39.13%) Wireless
6 6 (26.09%) BGP
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (21.74%) OSPF
7 5 (21.74%) Skype
7 5 (21.74%) VPN
8 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
8 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (8.70%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (8.70%) DMVPN
10 2 (8.70%) HSRP
10 2 (8.70%) Network Security
10 2 (8.70%) RIP
10 2 (8.70%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (8.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) CMDB
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Fibre Optics
2 1 (4.35%) Hedge funds
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (17.39%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) Cryptography
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) MODAF
4 1 (4.35%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (47.83%) CCNP
3 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) CCNA
5 4 (17.39%) CCDP
5 4 (17.39%) CCIE
6 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) CCDA
7 2 (8.70%) CCIE Collaboration
7 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (4.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.35%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) Juniper
3 2 (8.70%) Dell
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Riverbed
3 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
3 2 (8.70%) Splunk
4 1 (4.35%) Cramer
4 1 (4.35%) F5
4 1 (4.35%) McAfee
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) VMware