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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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 418 401 396
Rank change year-on-year -17 -5 +131
Contract jobs citing SD-WAN 169 69 45
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.44% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.64% 3.16% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 46 24
10th Percentile £400 £333 £321
25th Percentile £425 £417 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £463
Median % change year-on-year - +8.11% -10.84%
75th Percentile £650 £580 £653
90th Percentile £725 £713 £750
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £26.75 £61.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate £28.50 £62.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -54.40% +47.06% -
75th Percentile £30.25 £63.75 £43.75
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £27.25 £51.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -46.83% +20.59% -

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 3,645 2,183 2,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.44% 8.95% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 1,514 1,506
10th Percentile £313 £294 £213
25th Percentile £450 £380 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £750 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 20 60
10th Percentile £20.96 £13.85 £15.18
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.53 £18.50
Median hourly rate £29.12 £47.33 £37.13
Median % change year-on-year -38.47% +27.48% +65.00%
75th Percentile £46.81 £64.06 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £76.03 £52.63
England median hourly rate £23.91 £23.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year +1.21% +15.24% +9.33%

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 22 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SD-WAN in London

SD-WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SD-WAN in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -1 39 £515 +8.42% 5
West London -7 1 - - 3
South London -11 1 - - 1
SD-WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 157 (92.90%) WAN
2 92 (54.44%) Cisco
3 74 (43.79%) Azure
4 68 (40.24%) Firewall
5 55 (32.54%) VPN
5 55 (32.54%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (30.18%) LAN
6 51 (30.18%) MPLS
7 48 (28.40%) Wireless
7 48 (28.40%) Meraki
8 46 (27.22%) CCNP
9 40 (23.67%) Palo Alto
10 37 (21.89%) BGP
11 36 (21.30%) Finance
12 35 (20.71%) Network Security
12 35 (20.71%) AWS
13 34 (20.12%) IPsec
14 31 (18.34%) DNS
15 30 (17.75%) Social Skills
16 29 (17.16%) DHCP
17 28 (16.57%) OSPF
18 27 (15.98%) Windows
18 27 (15.98%) Juniper
19 26 (15.38%) SC Cleared
19 26 (15.38%) Security Cleared
20 25 (14.79%) Load Balancing
20 25 (14.79%) CCNA
20 25 (14.79%) Zscaler
21 24 (14.20%) Microsoft
21 24 (14.20%) Linux

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 6 (3.55%) Confluence
2 1 (0.59%) IIS
2 1 (0.59%) nginx
2 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (9.47%) MS Visio
2 10 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.59%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 74 (43.79%) Azure
2 35 (20.71%) AWS
3 18 (10.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 17 (10.06%) GCP
5 8 (4.73%) IaaS
6 6 (3.55%) PaaS
7 5 (2.96%) Azure Monitor
7 5 (2.96%) Azure Pipelines
8 4 (2.37%) Azure Storage
8 4 (2.37%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (2.37%) SaaS
9 2 (1.18%) Akamai
10 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 157 (92.90%) WAN
2 68 (40.24%) Firewall
3 55 (32.54%) VPN
4 51 (30.18%) LAN
4 51 (30.18%) MPLS
5 48 (28.40%) Wireless
6 37 (21.89%) BGP
7 35 (20.71%) Network Security
8 34 (20.12%) IPsec
9 31 (18.34%) DNS
10 29 (17.16%) DHCP
11 28 (16.57%) OSPF
12 19 (11.24%) TCP/IP
13 18 (10.65%) EIGRP
14 16 (9.47%) Cisco ISE
15 15 (8.88%) SSL
16 13 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (7.69%) HTTP
17 12 (7.10%) Wi-Fi
18 11 (6.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (5.33%) JIRA
2 6 (3.55%) GitLab
3 2 (1.18%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (21.30%) Finance
2 30 (17.75%) Social Skills
3 16 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.33%) Public Sector
6 7 (4.14%) Banking
6 7 (4.14%) Influencing Skills
6 7 (4.14%) Military
7 5 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Law
8 1 (0.59%) Legal
8 1 (0.59%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 64 (37.87%) Network Engineer
2 29 (17.16%) Architect
3 19 (11.24%) Network Architect
4 13 (7.69%) Analyst
4 13 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) Security Engineer
6 11 (6.51%) WAN Engineer
7 10 (5.92%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (5.92%) Security Architect
8 8 (4.73%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (4.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (4.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.14%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.55%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (3.55%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 6 (3.55%) Network Manager
10 6 (3.55%) Network Security Architect
10 6 (3.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.55%) Azure Blueprints
2 2 (1.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.83%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.47%) Public Cloud
3 15 (8.88%) Cloud Native
4 14 (8.28%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (6.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (5.92%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.37%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.78%) IoT
8 3 (1.78%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.18%) Clustering
10 1 (0.59%) CCTV
10 1 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.98%) Windows
2 24 (14.20%) Linux
3 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.59%) CatOS
4 1 (0.59%) CentOS
4 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.59%) Solaris
4 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.79%) Load Balancing
2 23 (13.61%) ITIL
3 21 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (11.83%) Migration
5 19 (11.24%) DevOps
6 15 (8.88%) Infrastructure as Code
7 13 (7.69%) Agile
7 13 (7.69%) Change Management
7 13 (7.69%) Project Management
8 12 (7.10%) Network Architecture
8 12 (7.10%) SDLC
9 10 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (5.33%) ITSM
10 9 (5.33%) Network Design
10 9 (5.33%) PRINCE2
10 9 (5.33%) Security Architecture
10 9 (5.33%) Waterfall
11 8 (4.73%) Business Continuity
11 8 (4.73%) Computer Science
11 8 (4.73%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.51%) Python
2 3 (1.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (32.54%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (27.22%) CCNP
3 26 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 26 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 25 (14.79%) CCNA
5 23 (13.61%) CCIE
6 19 (11.24%) Degree
7 10 (5.92%) CCDP
8 8 (4.73%) JNCIS
9 5 (2.96%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (2.37%) CCIE Service Provider
10 4 (2.37%) ISTQB
10 4 (2.37%) PMP
11 3 (1.78%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.18%) CISSP
12 2 (1.18%) GPEN
12 2 (1.18%) Master's Degree
12 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.18%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.92%) QA
2 4 (2.37%) NIST
2 4 (2.37%) SLA
3 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.37%) Docker
1 4 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (11.24%) Terraform
2 11 (6.51%) Ansible
3 10 (5.92%) FortiGate
4 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (3.55%) CASB
6 4 (2.37%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.37%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.78%) HP ALM
8 2 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (1.18%) Kibana
8 2 (1.18%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.59%) SCCM
9 1 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.59%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.59%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 92 (54.44%) Cisco
2 48 (28.40%) Meraki
3 40 (23.67%) Palo Alto
4 27 (15.98%) Juniper
5 25 (14.79%) Zscaler
6 24 (14.20%) Microsoft
7 20 (11.83%) Aruba
7 20 (11.83%) CheckPoint
8 18 (10.65%) Google
9 17 (10.06%) Fortinet
10 14 (8.28%) F5
11 12 (7.10%) Oracle
12 11 (6.51%) SolarWinds
13 9 (5.33%) Citrix
13 9 (5.33%) VMware
14 6 (3.55%) Atlassian
14 6 (3.55%) Dell
15 5 (2.96%) HP
15 5 (2.96%) Infoblox
16 4 (2.37%) Riverbed