Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a WAN Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 794 769
Rank change year-on-year -21 -25 -3
Contract jobs requiring a WAN Engineer 41 44 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.043% 0.046% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.049% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 60
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £219 £227 £204
90th Percentile £475 £459 £469
UK median daily rate £369 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +3.51% -5.00% +18.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 9
England median hourly rate £15.50 £11.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.91% -51.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.81 £10.50 £14.63
90th Percentile £19.88 £11.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £11.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +40.91% -51.11% +12.50%

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 89519 89649 98142
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.69% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 59949 59023 63608
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2600 2966 3760
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +0.61% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.86 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 17 December 2017.

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
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 17 December 2017. 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 -19 14 £456 +7.35%
South East -14 13 £375 -7.12%
North of England +41 6 £450 +22.03%
North West +8 6 £450 +24.14%
South West +11 4 £206 -47.12%
Midlands +27 3 £350 +16.67%
West Midlands +19 3 £350 +6.06%
East of England -19 1 £263 +8.25%
WAN Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, WAN Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring WAN Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (100.00%) WAN
2 32 (78.05%) LAN
2 32 (78.05%) Cisco
3 25 (60.98%) Firewall
4 16 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (36.59%) VPN
6 13 (31.71%) CCNP
6 13 (31.71%) Windows
7 12 (29.27%) ITIL
8 11 (26.83%) DHCP
8 11 (26.83%) DNS
9 10 (24.39%) Juniper
9 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
9 10 (24.39%) Wireless
10 9 (21.95%) CCNA
10 9 (21.95%) CheckPoint
10 9 (21.95%) MPLS
11 7 (17.07%) Apple
11 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (17.07%) Change Management
11 7 (17.07%) VMware
11 7 (17.07%) Network Design
11 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
11 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
11 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
12 6 (14.63%) Network Security

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 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.44%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (100.00%) WAN
2 32 (78.05%) LAN
3 25 (60.98%) Firewall
4 15 (36.59%) VPN
5 11 (26.83%) DHCP
5 11 (26.83%) DNS
6 10 (24.39%) Wireless
7 9 (21.95%) MPLS
8 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (14.63%) ISDN
9 6 (14.63%) Network Security
10 5 (12.20%) ADSL
10 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
10 5 (12.20%) VoIP
11 4 (9.76%) BGP
11 4 (9.76%) EIGRP
11 4 (9.76%) SAN
11 4 (9.76%) WLAN
12 3 (7.32%) VLAN
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
1 5 (12.20%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Public Cloud
2 3 (7.32%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.44%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
2 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
4 5 (12.20%) Windows 8
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.32%) Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Change Management
2 7 (17.07%) Network Design
3 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.32%) Service Management
6 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.88%) Change Control
6 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.88%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (4.88%) Network Management
6 2 (4.88%) Network Planning
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (4.88%) Proactive Management
6 2 (4.88%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) Service Design
6 2 (4.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (31.71%) CCNP
3 9 (21.95%) CCNA
4 6 (14.63%) CCIE
4 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
5 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
6 3 (7.32%) JNCIA
6 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (4.88%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.44%) CCA
8 1 (2.44%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.44%) MCSE
8 1 (2.44%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
2 5 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (4.88%) Nagios
1 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.44%) CSIRT
2 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 32 (78.05%) Cisco
2 10 (24.39%) Juniper
3 9 (21.95%) CheckPoint
4 7 (17.07%) Apple
4 7 (17.07%) VMware
5 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 4 (9.76%) F5
7 3 (7.32%) Avaya
7 3 (7.32%) Citrix
7 3 (7.32%) Fortinet
7 3 (7.32%) Riverbed
7 3 (7.32%) Siemens
8 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.88%) Dell
8 2 (4.88%) Google
8 2 (4.88%) HP
8 2 (4.88%) Mercator
8 2 (4.88%) NetApp
8 2 (4.88%) NETGEAR
8 2 (4.88%) WatchGuard