Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a WAN Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 793 800 847
Rank change year-on-year +7 +47 -63
Contract jobs requiring a WAN Engineer 60 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.063% 0.031% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.032% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 14 17
England median daily rate £400 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £294 £160 £255
90th Percentile £513 £513 £445
UK median daily rate £400 £345 £375
% change year-on-year +15.94% -8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
England median hourly rate £40.00 £19.25 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.79% -37.40% +117.70%
10th Percentile £21.15 £12.13 £16.28
90th Percentile £42.60 £31.05 £44.63
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +45.45% -33.73% +193.81%

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 90,130 83,280 96,753
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,670 54,321 63,745
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,911 2,672 2,863
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.22 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -4.11% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

WAN Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN Engineer in England

WAN Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN Engineer in England

WAN Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN Engineer in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN Engineer in England

WAN Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN Engineer in England

WAN Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN Engineer in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 July 2018. 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 -35 29 £415 -7.78% 1
South East -14 12 £450 - 1
East of England +5 6 £350 +75.00%
North of England -16 6 £410 +156.25% 1
Midlands -7 5 £400 +14.29% 1
North West -10 4 £425 +165.63% 1
West Midlands -21 4 £358 +2.14%
South West +8 3 £400 +68.42%
Yorkshire - 2 £288 -
East Midlands - 1 £450 - 1
WAN Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 60 (100.00%) WAN
2 48 (80.00%) Cisco
3 37 (61.67%) LAN
4 30 (50.00%) Firewall
5 29 (48.33%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (46.67%) MPLS
7 20 (33.33%) BGP
7 20 (33.33%) CCNP
8 16 (26.67%) Wireless
9 13 (21.67%) CCNA
10 10 (16.67%) ITIL
10 10 (16.67%) VLAN
10 10 (16.67%) Change Management
11 9 (15.00%) Migration
11 9 (15.00%) EIGRP
11 9 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (15.00%) F5
12 8 (13.33%) OSPF
12 8 (13.33%) Internet
12 8 (13.33%) Mercator
12 8 (13.33%) VoIP
12 8 (13.33%) IP Telephony
13 7 (11.67%) VMware
13 7 (11.67%) CCDP
13 7 (11.67%) DNS
13 7 (11.67%) CA
13 7 (11.67%) xDSL
13 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (11.67%) Network Security
13 7 (11.67%) CA Spectrum

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 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 60 (100.00%) WAN
2 37 (61.67%) LAN
3 30 (50.00%) Firewall
4 28 (46.67%) MPLS
5 20 (33.33%) BGP
6 16 (26.67%) Wireless
7 10 (16.67%) VLAN
8 9 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (15.00%) EIGRP
9 8 (13.33%) Internet
9 8 (13.33%) IP Telephony
9 8 (13.33%) OSPF
9 8 (13.33%) VoIP
10 7 (11.67%) Cisco Wireless
10 7 (11.67%) DNS
10 7 (11.67%) Network Security
10 7 (11.67%) xDSL
11 6 (10.00%) DHCP
11 6 (10.00%) DMVPN
11 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
1 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) NHS
4 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) Change Management
1 10 (16.67%) ITIL
2 9 (15.00%) Migration
3 5 (8.33%) Network Design
4 4 (6.67%) Project Management
5 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.00%) Network Management
5 3 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (5.00%) Task Automation
6 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.33%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.33%) Presales
6 2 (3.33%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) Python
2 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (48.33%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (33.33%) CCNP
3 13 (21.67%) CCNA
4 7 (11.67%) CCDP
5 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) CCIE
6 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.00%) MOS
7 2 (3.33%) Degree
7 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.33%) MCP
7 2 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.67%) CCIP
8 1 (1.67%) CCSA
8 1 (1.67%) CCSE
8 1 (1.67%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.67%) Ansible
3 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 48 (80.00%) Cisco
2 9 (15.00%) F5
3 8 (13.33%) Mercator
4 7 (11.67%) CA
4 7 (11.67%) VMware
5 6 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (10.00%) HP
6 5 (8.33%) Dell
6 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (6.67%) Palo Alto
7 4 (6.67%) Riverbed
8 3 (5.00%) Aruba
8 3 (5.00%) Citrix
8 3 (5.00%) EMC
8 3 (5.00%) Juniper
8 3 (5.00%) Meraki
8 3 (5.00%) NetApp
8 3 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.00%) Splunk
9 2 (3.33%) Siemens