Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 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.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 139 108
Rank change year-on-year -22 -31 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 1,637 1,667 2,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.72% 1.90% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.93% 13.80% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 1,117 1,398
England median daily rate £400 £398 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.58% +7.64%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 95 97
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £46.53 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.44 £18.70 £21.34
% change year-on-year +3.97% -12.37% -3.00%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,657 12,081 15,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.32% 13.77% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,800 7,285 9,589
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £210 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 707 698 684
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -25.20% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.43
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.65%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in England

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in England

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in England

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in England

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WAN in England

WAN
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 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 +7 678 £400 -8.57% 122
South East -29 352 £425 +4.81% 78
North of England -44 215 £365 -8.75% 86
Midlands +2 191 £425 +10.39% 52
West Midlands -19 135 £475 +22.58% 28
North West -10 123 £365 -5.81% 52
South West -23 100 £350 +12.00% 19
East of England -21 99 £375 +7.53% 40
Yorkshire -52 68 £381 +1.60% 27
East Midlands +23 56 £350 +5.66% 24
North East -23 27 £364 -17.33% 7
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing 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 England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 1,259 (76.91%) LAN
2 870 (53.15%) Cisco
3 687 (41.97%) Firewall
4 521 (31.83%) Cisco Certification
5 481 (29.38%) Windows
6 384 (23.46%) Data Centre
7 366 (22.36%) ITIL
8 350 (21.38%) VPN
9 345 (21.08%) Microsoft
10 335 (20.46%) Active Directory
11 332 (20.28%) CCNP
12 309 (18.88%) Wireless
13 308 (18.81%) MPLS
14 306 (18.69%) VMware
15 275 (16.80%) DNS
16 257 (15.70%) CCNA
17 245 (14.97%) Finance
18 243 (14.84%) TCP/IP
19 239 (14.60%) Security Cleared
20 237 (14.48%) Migration
21 229 (13.99%) Network Security
22 225 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
23 216 (13.19%) Juniper
24 211 (12.89%) Office 365
24 211 (12.89%) Windows Server
25 206 (12.58%) BGP
26 196 (11.97%) CheckPoint
27 188 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
28 183 (11.18%) Wi-Fi
29 178 (10.87%) DHCP

WAN
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
1 117 (7.15%) MS Exchange
2 66 (4.03%) Skype for Business
3 58 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (2.87%) IIS
5 31 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (1.83%) SharePoint
7 19 (1.16%) Apache
8 15 (0.92%) OpenStack
9 12 (0.73%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.67%) IBM Notes
11 9 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.49%) Site Server
13 7 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.31%) JBoss
14 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.24%) Confluence
15 4 (0.24%) Quickr
15 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 129 (7.88%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.061%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.12%) Relativity
1 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.12%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.061%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 211 (12.89%) Office 365
2 188 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 136 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (2.14%) PaaS
5 34 (2.08%) IaaS
6 27 (1.65%) SaaS
7 13 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.37%) Akamai
10 6 (0.37%) GitHub
11 5 (0.31%) G Suite
12 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.24%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.18%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1,259 (76.91%) LAN
2 687 (41.97%) Firewall
3 350 (21.38%) VPN
4 309 (18.88%) Wireless
5 308 (18.81%) MPLS
6 275 (16.80%) DNS
7 243 (14.84%) TCP/IP
8 229 (13.99%) Network Security
9 206 (12.58%) BGP
10 183 (11.18%) Wi-Fi
11 178 (10.87%) DHCP
12 174 (10.63%) Cisco ASA
13 169 (10.32%) VoIP
14 162 (9.90%) OSPF
15 155 (9.47%) Internet
16 142 (8.67%) VLAN
17 136 (8.31%) SAN
18 128 (7.82%) Cisco Nexus
19 117 (7.15%) WLAN
20 100 (6.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 15 (0.92%) Big Data
3 13 (0.79%) MySQL
4 11 (0.67%) Oracle Database
4 11 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (0.49%) Hadoop
5 8 (0.49%) HBase
6 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.24%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.24%) Redis
9 3 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.18%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (0.92%) Jenkins
2 12 (0.73%) JIRA
3 10 (0.61%) Subversion
3 10 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (0.49%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.37%) JMeter
6 5 (0.31%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.24%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.18%) Hudson
8 3 (0.18%) Selenium
8 3 (0.18%) SilkTest
8 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.12%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.12%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.061%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.061%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.061%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.061%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.061%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 245 (14.97%) Finance
2 148 (9.04%) Telecoms
3 60 (3.67%) Retail
4 50 (3.05%) Banking
5 24 (1.47%) Legal
6 15 (0.92%) Advertising
6 15 (0.92%) Law
7 11 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 11 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.61%) Local Government
9 9 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.55%) Multimedia
10 8 (0.49%) Back Office
11 6 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.31%) Marketing
12 5 (0.31%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.24%) Billing
13 4 (0.24%) Games
13 4 (0.24%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 497 (30.36%) Network Engineer
2 207 (12.65%) Architect
3 165 (10.08%) Analyst
4 144 (8.80%) Cisco Engineer
5 124 (7.57%) Project Manager
6 115 (7.03%) Support Engineer
7 111 (6.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 104 (6.35%) Network Architect
9 95 (5.80%) Senior Network Engineer
10 90 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 79 (4.83%) Consultant
12 73 (4.46%) Desktop Support
13 60 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
13 60 (3.67%) Security Engineer
13 60 (3.67%) WAN Engineer
14 58 (3.54%) Infrastructure Manager
15 54 (3.30%) Network Security Engineer
16 52 (3.18%) Network Analyst
17 51 (3.12%) Infrastructure Project Manager
18 48 (2.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.75%) 802.1X
2 27 (1.65%) Middleware
3 16 (0.98%) Web Services
4 11 (0.67%) LDAP
4 11 (0.67%) WAP
5 9 (0.55%) Kafka
6 8 (0.49%) HTML
6 8 (0.49%) JSON
7 7 (0.43%) LAMP
8 6 (0.37%) AngularJS
8 6 (0.37%) MAPI
8 6 (0.37%) Node.js
8 6 (0.37%) Spring
8 6 (0.37%) XML
9 5 (0.31%) .NET
10 4 (0.24%) CSS
10 4 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.24%) Sensu
10 4 (0.24%) Velocity
11 3 (0.18%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 384 (23.46%) Data Centre
2 129 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (2.81%) Smartphone
4 45 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 43 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
6 40 (2.44%) Clustering
7 37 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (1.77%) NHS
9 23 (1.41%) Virtual Team
10 22 (1.34%) iPhone
11 21 (1.28%) PKI
12 19 (1.16%) Computer Science
13 18 (1.10%) iPad
14 17 (1.04%) Replication
15 16 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
16 15 (0.92%) Private Cloud
17 14 (0.86%) Mainframe
18 13 (0.79%) Fat Client
18 13 (0.79%) Public Cloud
18 13 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 481 (29.38%) Windows
2 211 (12.89%) Windows Server
3 149 (9.10%) Linux
4 128 (7.82%) Windows 7
5 123 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 94 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 82 (5.01%) Unix
8 81 (4.95%) Windows 10
9 49 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (2.14%) Windows 8
11 25 (1.53%) Android
11 25 (1.53%) Solaris
12 24 (1.47%) Apple iOS
13 22 (1.34%) Mac OS X
14 18 (1.10%) Mac OS
14 18 (1.10%) Windows XP
15 13 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.55%) CentOS
17 7 (0.43%) Check Point GAiA
17 7 (0.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (22.36%) ITIL
2 237 (14.48%) Migration
3 168 (10.26%) Project Management
4 164 (10.02%) Network Design
5 120 (7.33%) Service Management
6 117 (7.15%) Problem-Solving
7 113 (6.90%) Change Management
8 106 (6.48%) Network Management
9 103 (6.29%) Network Monitoring
10 95 (5.80%) Load Balancing
10 95 (5.80%) Service Delivery
11 84 (5.13%) PRINCE2
12 83 (5.07%) Incident Management
13 80 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
14 73 (4.46%) High Availability
15 68 (4.15%) Network Architecture
16 66 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
17 62 (3.79%) Configuration Management
18 55 (3.36%) Problem Management
19 54 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 91 (5.56%) SQL
2 88 (5.38%) PowerShell
3 70 (4.28%) Python
4 30 (1.83%) Perl
5 24 (1.47%) C
6 18 (1.10%) Bash Shell
7 16 (0.98%) Java
8 12 (0.73%) JavaScript
9 9 (0.55%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.49%) C#
11 7 (0.43%) VBA
12 6 (0.37%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.31%) PHP
13 5 (0.31%) VBScript
14 3 (0.18%) Ruby
15 2 (0.12%) Korn
16 1 (0.061%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.061%) Lingo
16 1 (0.061%) R
16 1 (0.061%) VB
Qualifications
1 521 (31.83%) Cisco Certification
2 332 (20.28%) CCNP
3 257 (15.70%) CCNA
4 239 (14.60%) Security Cleared
5 154 (9.41%) SC Cleared
6 116 (7.09%) CCIE
7 81 (4.95%) Degree
8 63 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 58 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 47 (2.87%) CCDP
11 40 (2.44%) CISSP
12 33 (2.02%) MCSE
13 30 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (1.59%) JNCIA
15 22 (1.34%) CCSA
15 22 (1.34%) MCP
15 22 (1.34%) MCSA
15 22 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 21 (1.28%) CISM
16 21 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.95%) SLA
2 36 (2.20%) GDPR
3 22 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.10%) QA
5 10 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.55%) PMO
7 6 (0.37%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.31%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.31%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.18%) GxP
10 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.12%) FISMA
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.061%) COBIT
11 1 (0.061%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.061%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.061%) RMADS
11 1 (0.061%) SAS 70
System Software
1 335 (20.46%) Active Directory
2 225 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 45 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (2.44%) vSphere
6 35 (2.14%) XenApp
7 28 (1.71%) VMware NSX
8 20 (1.22%) Docker
9 17 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.92%) BitLocker
11 10 (0.61%) KVM
11 10 (0.61%) ProxySG
11 10 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.55%) Xen
13 6 (0.37%) Firmware
13 6 (0.37%) NFS
13 6 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.37%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.31%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.24%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 120 (7.33%) SCCM
2 57 (3.48%) FortiGate
3 30 (1.83%) SCOM
4 29 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
5 28 (1.71%) WSUS
6 27 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 24 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
8 21 (1.28%) Ansible
9 16 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
10 15 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (0.92%) Puppet
10 15 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 14 (0.86%) Backup Exec
12 13 (0.79%) AirWatch
12 13 (0.79%) Kubernetes
13 12 (0.73%) CA Spectrum
13 12 (0.73%) vCenter Server
14 11 (0.67%) Opsview
15 10 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 870 (53.15%) Cisco
2 345 (21.08%) Microsoft
3 306 (18.69%) VMware
4 216 (13.19%) Juniper
5 196 (11.97%) CheckPoint
6 168 (10.26%) Citrix
7 158 (9.65%) HP
8 152 (9.29%) F5
9 99 (6.05%) Palo Alto
10 94 (5.74%) Aruba
11 83 (5.07%) McAfee
12 78 (4.76%) SolarWinds
13 76 (4.64%) Oracle
14 66 (4.03%) Meraki
15 62 (3.79%) Fortinet
16 48 (2.93%) NetApp
17 40 (2.44%) Blue Coat
18 38 (2.32%) Riverbed
19 36 (2.20%) Apple
20 34 (2.08%) Nokia