Period
to 18 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SD-WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SD-WAN over the 6 months to 18 September 2021 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.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
England > London
6 months to
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 446 326 488
Rank change year-on-year -120 +162 +95
Contract jobs citing SD-WAN 112 37 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.56% 2.40% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 66
10th Percentile £325 £233 £296
25th Percentile £425 £368 £382
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £519 £470 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.37% +4.44% -18.18%
75th Percentile £644 £550 £569
90th Percentile £713 £666 £706
England median daily rate £475 £456 £459
% change year-on-year +4.11% -0.65% -12.52%

SD-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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 3,149 1,541 4,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.47% 11.48% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,144 1,060 2,824
10th Percentile £300 £263 £210
25th Percentile £406 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £523 £463 £463
Median % change year-on-year +12.97% - +2.78%
75th Percentile £638 £569 £575
90th Percentile £713 £650 £652
England median daily rate £470 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 27 106
10th Percentile £12.21 £16.20 £13.81
25th Percentile £14.25 £25.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.75 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -36.42% +75.58% +7.50%
75th Percentile £37.80 £48.67 £44.99
90th Percentile £53.15 £57.10 £53.13
England median hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -30.16% +32.63% +20.30%

SD-WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SD-WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SD-WAN in London

SD-WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SD-WAN in London.

Daily rate trend for SD-WAN in London

SD-WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SD-WAN in London over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SD-WAN in London

SD-WAN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SD-WAN within the London region over the 6 months to 18 September 2021. 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
Central London -46 17 £500 +11.11% 6
West London - 2 £450 -
East London -8 1 £300 -25.00% 1
South London - 1 - -
SD-WAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SD-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 London region with a requirement for SD-WAN.

1 102 (91.07%) WAN
2 80 (71.43%) Cisco
3 60 (53.57%) SC Cleared
3 60 (53.57%) Security Cleared
4 45 (40.18%) Network Architecture
5 41 (36.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (36.61%) VMware
6 40 (35.71%) Firewall
7 37 (33.04%) Hyper-V
8 30 (26.79%) DNS
8 30 (26.79%) Azure
9 24 (21.43%) DHCP
9 24 (21.43%) Active Directory
10 21 (18.75%) Network Security
11 18 (16.07%) LAN
12 17 (15.18%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (15.18%) MPLS
13 14 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (12.50%) CheckPoint
13 14 (12.50%) VPN
13 14 (12.50%) CCNP
14 13 (11.61%) BGP
14 13 (11.61%) Wireless
14 13 (11.61%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (11.61%) Cybersecurity
15 12 (10.71%) Meraki
15 12 (10.71%) Finance
15 12 (10.71%) CISSP
15 12 (10.71%) CESG Certified Professional
15 12 (10.71%) NCSC

SD-WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (0.89%) Confluence
1 1 (0.89%) IIS
1 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (26.79%) Azure
2 10 (8.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 7 (6.25%) AWS
3 7 (6.25%) SaaS
4 4 (3.57%) IaaS
4 4 (3.57%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (2.68%) PaaS
6 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.89%) GCP
7 1 (0.89%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.89%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (91.07%) WAN
2 40 (35.71%) Firewall
3 30 (26.79%) DNS
4 24 (21.43%) DHCP
5 21 (18.75%) Network Security
6 18 (16.07%) LAN
7 17 (15.18%) MPLS
8 14 (12.50%) VPN
9 13 (11.61%) BGP
9 13 (11.61%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (11.61%) Wireless
10 10 (8.93%) VLAN
10 10 (8.93%) VoIP
10 10 (8.93%) WLAN
11 8 (7.14%) Cisco ISE
12 7 (6.25%) OSPF
12 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
12 7 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (5.36%) Internet
14 5 (4.46%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.89%) JIRA
1 1 (0.89%) Maven
1 1 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (10.71%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Social Skills
3 5 (4.46%) Presentation Skills
4 4 (3.57%) Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.68%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.89%) Law
7 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (48.21%) Architect
2 32 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 22 (19.64%) Technical Architect
4 18 (16.07%) Security Architect
5 16 (14.29%) Network Architect
6 10 (8.93%) Product Manager
7 8 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Lead Network Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.57%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
11 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (2.68%) Network Support
11 3 (2.68%) Network Support Engineer
11 3 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.68%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) ARM Templates
1 1 (0.89%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.36%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.68%) CCTV
3 3 (2.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (2.68%) Fibre Optics
3 3 (2.68%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.68%) User Experience
4 2 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.79%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.89%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.89%) Clustering
5 1 (0.89%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (0.89%) iPad
5 1 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.36%) Windows
2 2 (1.79%) Android
2 2 (1.79%) Linux
2 2 (1.79%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.79%) Windows Server
2 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (0.89%) CentOS
3 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (40.18%) Network Architecture
2 14 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (11.61%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (6.25%) Information Security
4 7 (6.25%) Network Segmentation
4 7 (6.25%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 6 (5.36%) Migration
5 6 (5.36%) Network Virtualisation
5 6 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (5.36%) Service Management
5 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (4.46%) DevOps
7 4 (3.57%) Change Management
7 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.57%) ITIL
7 4 (3.57%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.57%) Network Design
7 4 (3.57%) SIEM
7 4 (3.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.36%) Python
2 4 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (53.57%) SC Cleared
1 60 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.18%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (12.50%) CCNP
4 12 (10.71%) CESG Certified Professional
4 12 (10.71%) CISSP
5 8 (7.14%) CCNA
6 5 (4.46%) Degree
7 3 (2.68%) CCIE
8 2 (1.79%) CCDP
9 1 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.89%) HND
9 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.89%) MCP
9 1 (0.89%) MCSE
9 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.71%) NCSC
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) COBIT
3 1 (0.89%) GRC
3 1 (0.89%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) NIST
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.89%) PMO
3 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (36.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (33.04%) Hyper-V
3 24 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.89%) Docker
5 1 (0.89%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.89%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) FortiGate
1 3 (2.68%) SCCM
2 2 (1.79%) Ansible
2 2 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.79%) SCOM
2 2 (1.79%) Terraform
3 1 (0.89%) CASB
3 1 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.89%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.89%) Puppet
3 1 (0.89%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.89%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (0.89%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 80 (71.43%) Cisco
2 41 (36.61%) VMware
3 14 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 12 (10.71%) Meraki
5 10 (8.93%) F5
6 7 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.25%) Palo Alto
7 5 (4.46%) Infoblox
8 4 (3.57%) Aruba
8 4 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.57%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.68%) Juniper
10 2 (1.79%) Apple
10 2 (1.79%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.79%) Citrix
10 2 (1.79%) Oracle
10 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.79%) Zscaler
11 1 (0.89%) Okta
11 1 (0.89%) Red Box