Period
to 7 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 7 December 2019 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)
England > London
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 186 193
Rank change year-on-year +14 +7 -21
Contract jobs citing WAN 533 712 666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.56% 1.52% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.22% 14.02% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 492 418
London median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -9.35%
10th Percentile £182 £194 £175
90th Percentile £588 £625 £588
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 19
London median hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.00% +33.69% -54.11%
10th Percentile £15.88 £16.35 £15.19
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.09 £50.50
England median hourly rate £20.11 £24.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -16.23% +38.13% -15.24%

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 3,748 5,077 5,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.96% 10.85% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,553 3,484 3,685
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £183 £200 £210
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £418 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 130 146
London median hourly rate £21.00 £23.57 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +22.42% +2.12%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £54.71 £48.29
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.95% -16.89%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in London

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in London

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in London

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in London

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WAN in London

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 WAN within the London region over the 6 months to 7 December 2019. 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 +6 115 £400 -1.54% 41
West London +10 44 £316 +7.20% 30
South London +42 20 £550 +15.79% 5
East London +35 16 £300 +25.00% 17
North London +11 2 £625 -0.99% 4
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 397 (74.48%) LAN
2 254 (47.65%) Cisco
3 213 (39.96%) Firewall
4 159 (29.83%) Cisco Certification
5 152 (28.52%) Windows
6 119 (22.33%) Active Directory
6 119 (22.33%) VPN
7 110 (20.64%) Data Centre
8 109 (20.45%) Wireless
9 107 (20.08%) Microsoft
10 102 (19.14%) Finance
10 102 (19.14%) MPLS
11 97 (18.20%) BGP
12 96 (18.01%) CCNP
13 94 (17.64%) Office 365
14 88 (16.51%) TCP/IP
15 87 (16.32%) DNS
15 87 (16.32%) VMware
16 86 (16.14%) ITIL
16 86 (16.14%) Network Security
17 79 (14.82%) Wi-Fi
18 74 (13.88%) DHCP
19 72 (13.51%) Azure
20 66 (12.38%) Telecoms
21 63 (11.82%) Internet
21 63 (11.82%) Security Cleared
22 62 (11.63%) VoIP
23 61 (11.44%) SQL
23 61 (11.44%) Cisco ASA
24 59 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure

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 54 (10.13%) SharePoint
2 37 (6.94%) Skype for Business
3 31 (5.82%) MS Exchange
4 18 (3.38%) Confluence
5 15 (2.81%) IIS
6 13 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (2.25%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.38%) Commerce Server
10 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.19%) Apache
11 1 (0.19%) Camunda
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.19%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.19%) nginx
11 1 (0.19%) SAS
11 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.19%) Global One
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 94 (17.64%) Office 365
2 72 (13.51%) Azure
3 46 (8.63%) AWS
4 17 (3.19%) Power Platform
5 16 (3.00%) PowerApps
6 15 (2.81%) Microsoft Flow
6 15 (2.81%) SaaS
7 14 (2.63%) IaaS
8 11 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.31%) Mimecast
10 6 (1.13%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.94%) PaaS
12 4 (0.75%) GCP
13 3 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 397 (74.48%) LAN
2 213 (39.96%) Firewall
3 119 (22.33%) VPN
4 109 (20.45%) Wireless
5 102 (19.14%) MPLS
6 97 (18.20%) BGP
7 88 (16.51%) TCP/IP
8 87 (16.32%) DNS
9 86 (16.14%) Network Security
10 79 (14.82%) Wi-Fi
11 74 (13.88%) DHCP
12 63 (11.82%) Internet
13 62 (11.63%) VoIP
14 61 (11.44%) Cisco ASA
15 58 (10.88%) OSPF
16 56 (10.51%) EIGRP
17 50 (9.38%) Ethernet
18 45 (8.44%) WLAN
19 44 (8.26%) Cisco IOS
20 39 (7.32%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.38%) Power BI
4 2 (0.38%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.19%) Big Data
5 1 (0.19%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.19%) MySQL
5 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.19%) Redis
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (4.69%) JIRA
2 12 (2.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.38%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.38%) Hudson
4 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.38%) JUnit
4 2 (0.38%) Maven
4 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.38%) TestRail
5 1 (0.19%) Mocha
5 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 102 (19.14%) Finance
2 66 (12.38%) Telecoms
3 41 (7.69%) Banking
4 21 (3.94%) Public Sector
5 16 (3.00%) Billing
6 15 (2.81%) Law
7 14 (2.63%) Police
7 14 (2.63%) Retail
8 10 (1.88%) Marketing
9 9 (1.69%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.69%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.50%) Multimedia
11 6 (1.13%) Advertising
11 6 (1.13%) Legal
12 5 (0.94%) German Language
12 5 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.94%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.38%) Electronics
13 2 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 181 (33.96%) Network Engineer
2 61 (11.44%) Architect
3 50 (9.38%) Analyst
4 45 (8.44%) Support Engineer
5 35 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 35 (6.57%) Network Architect
6 34 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 33 (6.19%) Senior Network Engineer
8 26 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
8 26 (4.88%) Consultant
9 23 (4.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 22 (4.13%) WAN Engineer
11 21 (3.94%) IT Support
12 19 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support
12 19 (3.56%) Desktop Support
13 18 (3.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 18 (3.38%) Security Engineer
13 18 (3.38%) Support Analyst
14 17 (3.19%) Network Security Engineer
15 15 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.44%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.31%) Middleware
3 6 (1.13%) Django
4 5 (0.94%) Web Services
5 3 (0.56%) LDAP
6 2 (0.38%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.38%) Apache Camel
6 2 (0.38%) Express
6 2 (0.38%) FFmpeg
6 2 (0.38%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.38%) J2EE
6 2 (0.38%) Node.js
6 2 (0.38%) REST
6 2 (0.38%) RESTful
6 2 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (0.38%) WireMock
7 1 (0.19%) Laravel
7 1 (0.19%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.19%) OAuth
7 1 (0.19%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 110 (20.64%) Data Centre
2 40 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (7.13%) Management Information System
3 38 (7.13%) Video Conferencing
4 26 (4.88%) iPhone
5 16 (3.00%) Handset
5 16 (3.00%) Public Cloud
5 16 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.88%) Hedge funds
7 9 (1.69%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.69%) Fibre Optics
7 9 (1.69%) PKI
8 7 (1.31%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.13%) iPad
9 6 (1.13%) User Experience
10 5 (0.94%) CMDB
10 5 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.56%) e-Health
12 3 (0.56%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 152 (28.52%) Windows
2 59 (11.07%) Windows Server
3 54 (10.13%) Windows 10
4 50 (9.38%) Linux
5 48 (9.01%) Windows 7
6 29 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (4.50%) Android
9 17 (3.19%) Unix
10 11 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.88%) SUSE
12 9 (1.69%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.50%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.13%) CentOS
14 6 (1.13%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.13%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.94%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.75%) Solaris
17 3 (0.56%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (16.14%) ITIL
2 59 (11.07%) Migration
3 58 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
4 55 (10.32%) Network Design
5 54 (10.13%) Network Management
5 54 (10.13%) Project Management
6 47 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 37 (6.94%) Network Monitoring
8 36 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (6.38%) Load Balancing
10 33 (6.19%) Network Architecture
11 32 (6.00%) Change Management
11 32 (6.00%) Computer Science
12 28 (5.25%) Service Delivery
13 27 (5.07%) Cybersecurity
13 27 (5.07%) Project Delivery
14 26 (4.88%) Patch Management
15 23 (4.32%) Information Security
16 22 (4.13%) Kalman Filter
16 22 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (11.44%) SQL
2 37 (6.94%) Python
3 26 (4.88%) Perl
4 14 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 12 (2.25%) Java
6 9 (1.69%) C
7 6 (1.13%) Tcl
8 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.19%) PHP
9 1 (0.19%) Ruby
9 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 159 (29.83%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (18.01%) CCNP
3 63 (11.82%) Security Cleared
4 58 (10.88%) CCNA
5 54 (10.13%) CCIE
5 54 (10.13%) SC Cleared
6 31 (5.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (5.63%) Degree
8 18 (3.38%) CCDA
9 14 (2.63%) MCSA
10 13 (2.44%) CCDP
10 13 (2.44%) CISSP
10 13 (2.44%) JNCIP
11 12 (2.25%) MCSE
12 11 (2.06%) CCSP
13 9 (1.69%) BC Cleared
13 9 (1.69%) CCSA
13 9 (1.69%) JNCIE
14 8 (1.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 8 (1.50%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.38%) SLA
2 16 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.88%) NIST
4 8 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (1.50%) NCSC
5 7 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 6 (1.13%) GDPR
7 5 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.94%) PMO
7 5 (0.94%) QA
8 3 (0.56%) COBIT
9 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.19%) HL7
9 1 (0.19%) MiFID
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (22.33%) Active Directory
2 59 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.19%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.69%) VMware NSX
6 7 (1.31%) Docker
6 7 (1.31%) vSphere
7 6 (1.13%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.94%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.56%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.38%) XenApp
12 1 (0.19%) KVM
12 1 (0.19%) SRDF
12 1 (0.19%) StorNext
12 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 25 (4.69%) Ansible
2 21 (3.94%) SCCM
3 17 (3.19%) AirWatch
4 16 (3.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 15 (2.81%) Puppet
6 11 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (1.88%) Iperf
8 9 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.50%) FortiGate
10 7 (1.31%) Backup Exec
10 7 (1.31%) Salt
10 7 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (1.31%) WSUS
11 6 (1.13%) Kubernetes
11 6 (1.13%) Terraform
12 5 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (0.94%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 254 (47.65%) Cisco
2 107 (20.08%) Microsoft
3 87 (16.32%) VMware
4 59 (11.07%) Juniper
5 55 (10.32%) CheckPoint
6 51 (9.57%) Palo Alto
7 39 (7.32%) Fortinet
8 34 (6.38%) F5
9 33 (6.19%) Citrix
10 32 (6.00%) SolarWinds
11 27 (5.07%) Meraki
12 21 (3.94%) Apple
13 20 (3.75%) HP
14 18 (3.38%) Aruba
14 18 (3.38%) Red Hat
15 17 (3.19%) Riverbed
16 16 (3.00%) BT
16 16 (3.00%) Dell
17 15 (2.81%) Red Box
18 14 (2.63%) McAfee