Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a WAN Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 809 839
Rank change year-on-year -9 +30 -79
Contract jobs requiring a WAN Engineer 52 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.042% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.044% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 19
England median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £281 £228 £227
90th Percentile £503 £475 £454
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
England median hourly rate £41.50 £16.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +159.38% -45.76% +100.00%
10th Percentile £39.75 £14.69 £14.25
90th Percentile £44.25 £28.75 £44.35
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £25.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year +64.36% -14.41% +100.00%

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 89,320 86,581 93,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.87% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,457 57,357 61,708
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,836 2,565 2,977
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%

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 October 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
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 October 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 +10 28 £424 +7.28% 1
North of England -23 8 £288 -36.11% 4
West Midlands -14 5 £375 +7.14% 3
North West -19 5 £175 -61.11% 4
Midlands -21 5 £375 +7.14% 3
East of England 0 4 £400 +100.00% 1
South East -14 4 £225 -40.00% 1
South West -18 4 £400 +68.42%
Yorkshire - 3 £288 -
WAN Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 52 (100.00%) WAN
2 42 (80.77%) Cisco
3 31 (59.62%) LAN
4 23 (44.23%) Firewall
5 19 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (36.54%) MPLS
6 15 (28.85%) BGP
7 13 (25.00%) CCNP
8 10 (19.23%) ITIL
9 9 (17.31%) Wireless
10 8 (15.38%) Network Design
10 8 (15.38%) CCNA
10 8 (15.38%) EIGRP
10 8 (15.38%) Mercator
11 7 (13.46%) Internet
11 7 (13.46%) CCDP
11 7 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (13.46%) F5
11 7 (13.46%) Cisco Wireless
12 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (11.54%) xDSL
12 6 (11.54%) DMVPN
12 6 (11.54%) VLAN
12 6 (11.54%) Cisco IPT
12 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
12 6 (11.54%) VMware
12 6 (11.54%) IP Telephony
13 5 (9.62%) Migration
13 5 (9.62%) Project Management
13 5 (9.62%) OSPF

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 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (100.00%) WAN
2 31 (59.62%) LAN
3 23 (44.23%) Firewall
4 19 (36.54%) MPLS
5 15 (28.85%) BGP
6 9 (17.31%) Wireless
7 8 (15.38%) EIGRP
8 7 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (13.46%) Cisco Wireless
8 7 (13.46%) Internet
9 6 (11.54%) Cisco IPT
9 6 (11.54%) DMVPN
9 6 (11.54%) IP Telephony
9 6 (11.54%) VLAN
9 6 (11.54%) xDSL
10 5 (9.62%) ADSL
10 5 (9.62%) Ethernet
10 5 (9.62%) OSPF
11 4 (7.69%) HSRP
11 4 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
1 2 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Network Design
3 5 (9.62%) Migration
3 5 (9.62%) Project Management
4 4 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.85%) Analytics
6 2 (3.85%) Change Management
6 2 (3.85%) Data Analytics
6 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (3.85%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.85%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.85%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.85%) Runbook
6 2 (3.85%) Task Automation
6 2 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (25.00%) CCNP
3 8 (15.38%) CCNA
4 7 (13.46%) CCDP
5 4 (7.69%) MOS
6 3 (5.77%) CCIE
6 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) VMware NSX
2 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 42 (80.77%) Cisco
2 8 (15.38%) Mercator
3 7 (13.46%) F5
4 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.54%) VMware
5 4 (7.69%) CA
5 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.69%) Juniper
5 4 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 4 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 3 (5.77%) Meraki
6 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.85%) Aruba
7 2 (3.85%) CenturyLink
7 2 (3.85%) Citrix
7 2 (3.85%) HP
7 2 (3.85%) IronPort
8 1 (1.92%) Dell
8 1 (1.92%) EMC
8 1 (1.92%) NetApp