Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 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)
England > London
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 165 151
Rank change year-on-year -27 -14 -17
Contract jobs citing WAN 648 659 746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.38% 1.61% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.26% 12.56% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 414 465
London median daily rate £400 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.48% -1.47% +8.97%
10th Percentile £176 £225 £234
90th Percentile £620 £625 £586
England median daily rate £389 £400 £395
% change year-on-year -2.66% +1.27% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 33
London median hourly rate £17.19 £50.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.63% +72.41% +55.08%
10th Percentile £10.03 £12.84 £15.40
90th Percentile £35.70 £84.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.81% -7.50% -

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 5,284 5,245 5,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.26% 12.78% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,654 3,484 3,607
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 151 146
London median hourly rate £19.64 £22.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.73% -1.12% +23.61%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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
Central London -50 98 £378 -11.18% 36
West London -29 43 £340 -17.58% 18
South London -43 37 £463 +18.97% 9
East London +3 17 £300 -50.00% 14
North London +2 7 £425 +41.55% 4
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 507 (78.24%) LAN
2 278 (42.90%) Cisco
3 274 (42.28%) Firewall
4 205 (31.64%) Windows
5 177 (27.31%) Data Centre
6 167 (25.77%) Active Directory
7 145 (22.38%) VPN
8 138 (21.30%) Cisco Certification
9 137 (21.14%) Microsoft
10 135 (20.83%) TCP/IP
11 133 (20.52%) VMware
12 115 (17.75%) MPLS
13 113 (17.44%) Finance
13 113 (17.44%) DNS
14 108 (16.67%) ITIL
15 100 (15.43%) DHCP
15 100 (15.43%) Wireless
16 99 (15.28%) Windows Server
17 97 (14.97%) Office 365
18 96 (14.81%) Internet
19 92 (14.20%) Network Security
20 81 (12.50%) CCNP
20 81 (12.50%) Juniper
21 80 (12.35%) CheckPoint
22 79 (12.19%) VMware Infrastructure
22 79 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
23 78 (12.04%) Citrix
24 70 (10.80%) Linux
24 70 (10.80%) BGP
24 70 (10.80%) Migration

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 61 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.09%) Skype for Business
4 13 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.54%) IIS
7 6 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.77%) CMS
8 5 (0.77%) Confluence
8 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.62%) Apache
9 4 (0.62%) Drupal
9 4 (0.62%) JBoss
9 4 (0.62%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.62%) WordPress
10 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.31%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 63 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.77%) HipChat
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Relativity
1 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) Maximo
2 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 97 (14.97%) Office 365
2 79 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (6.64%) IaaS
5 40 (6.17%) PaaS
6 32 (4.94%) SaaS
7 10 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.23%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.93%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.62%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 507 (78.24%) LAN
2 274 (42.28%) Firewall
3 145 (22.38%) VPN
4 135 (20.83%) TCP/IP
5 115 (17.75%) MPLS
6 113 (17.44%) DNS
7 100 (15.43%) DHCP
7 100 (15.43%) Wireless
8 96 (14.81%) Internet
9 92 (14.20%) Network Security
10 70 (10.80%) BGP
11 64 (9.88%) OSPF
12 62 (9.57%) SAN
13 61 (9.41%) Wi-Fi
14 58 (8.95%) Cisco ASA
14 58 (8.95%) Cisco Nexus
15 56 (8.64%) VoIP
16 51 (7.87%) SSL
17 46 (7.10%) VLAN
17 46 (7.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.46%) Big Data
4 3 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.31%) DB2
5 2 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.31%) MySQL
5 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.31%) Power BI
5 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.15%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (1.70%) Git (software)
1 11 (1.70%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.08%) Maven
3 6 (0.93%) JIRA
4 5 (0.77%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.77%) git-flow
5 3 (0.46%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.46%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.31%) JUnit
7 1 (0.15%) MSI
7 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 113 (17.44%) Finance
2 41 (6.33%) Banking
3 36 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.32%) Legal
5 26 (4.01%) Retail
6 13 (2.01%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.54%) Law
8 9 (1.39%) Advertising
8 9 (1.39%) Billing
9 7 (1.08%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.93%) Music Industry
11 3 (0.46%) Marketing
11 3 (0.46%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.31%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Local Government
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 131 (20.22%) Network Engineer
2 100 (15.43%) Architect
3 85 (13.12%) Analyst
4 50 (7.72%) Cisco Engineer
4 50 (7.72%) Project Manager
5 44 (6.79%) Desktop Support
6 42 (6.48%) Network Architect
7 39 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (5.86%) Security Architect
9 37 (5.71%) Support Engineer
10 35 (5.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 29 (4.48%) Support Analyst
12 26 (4.01%) Infrastructure Manager
12 26 (4.01%) Senior Network Engineer
13 25 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
14 24 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
14 24 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 23 (3.55%) Windows Engineer
16 22 (3.40%) IT Support
16 22 (3.40%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.31%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.85%) .NET
2 12 (1.85%) LDAP
2 12 (1.85%) Node.js
3 9 (1.39%) JSON
3 9 (1.39%) Web Services
4 7 (1.08%) Middleware
5 6 (0.93%) XML
6 4 (0.62%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.46%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.31%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.31%) HTML
8 2 (0.31%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.31%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.31%) WireMock
9 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.15%) CSS
9 1 (0.15%) SOAP
9 1 (0.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 177 (27.31%) Data Centre
2 53 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.63%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.09%) Replication
5 18 (2.78%) Clustering
6 16 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (2.16%) NHS
8 13 (2.01%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.85%) iPhone
9 12 (1.85%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.70%) BYOD
10 11 (1.70%) Smartphone
11 10 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.54%) PKI
11 10 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (1.39%) Blackberry
12 9 (1.39%) iPad
13 6 (0.93%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.93%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 205 (31.64%) Windows
2 99 (15.28%) Windows Server
3 70 (10.80%) Linux
4 56 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (7.87%) Windows 7
5 51 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (5.86%) Windows 10
7 22 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (3.40%) Unix
8 20 (3.09%) CentOS
9 19 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (2.16%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.54%) Android
11 10 (1.54%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.23%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.93%) Solaris
13 6 (0.93%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.77%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.62%) NetWare
16 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (16.67%) ITIL
2 70 (10.80%) Migration
3 62 (9.57%) Project Management
4 56 (8.64%) Network Management
5 53 (8.18%) Change Management
6 47 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (7.25%) Network Design
7 43 (6.64%) DevOps
7 43 (6.64%) Network Architecture
8 42 (6.48%) Network Monitoring
9 37 (5.71%) Service Management
10 33 (5.09%) Service Delivery
10 33 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (4.78%) Open Source
12 30 (4.63%) Load Balancing
12 30 (4.63%) Patch Management
13 28 (4.32%) High Availability
13 28 (4.32%) Incident Management
14 27 (4.17%) Information Security
14 27 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 44 (6.79%) SQL
2 40 (6.17%) PowerShell
3 27 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 23 (3.55%) Python
5 19 (2.93%) Java
6 8 (1.23%) C
6 8 (1.23%) Ruby
7 5 (0.77%) Groovy
7 5 (0.77%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.77%) PHP
8 4 (0.62%) Perl
8 4 (0.62%) VBScript
9 1 (0.15%) C#
9 1 (0.15%) Scala
9 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 138 (21.30%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (12.50%) CCNP
3 60 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 57 (8.80%) CCNA
5 50 (7.72%) CCIE
6 48 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (6.48%) MCSE
8 32 (4.94%) Degree
9 31 (4.78%) SC Cleared
10 25 (3.86%) CISSP
11 21 (3.24%) DV Cleared
11 21 (3.24%) MCP
12 15 (2.31%) CISA
13 13 (2.01%) CISM
14 10 (1.54%) CCSA
14 10 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (1.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 8 (1.23%) CCSE
15 8 (1.23%) MCITP
15 8 (1.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.17%) SLA
2 25 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (3.70%) PCI DSS
4 13 (2.01%) GDPR
5 12 (1.85%) RMADS
6 7 (1.08%) PMO
7 5 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.62%) GAAP
8 4 (0.62%) MiFID
9 3 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.31%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.31%) FATCA
10 2 (0.31%) IFRS
11 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.15%) QA
11 1 (0.15%) SAS 70
System Software
1 167 (25.77%) Active Directory
2 79 (12.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.79%) vSphere
4 35 (5.40%) Hyper-V
5 23 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.31%) XenApp
7 13 (2.01%) Samba
8 11 (1.70%) VMware NSX
9 10 (1.54%) Docker
9 10 (1.54%) ProxySG
10 9 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.77%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.62%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.62%) Gluster
13 4 (0.62%) vCloud
14 3 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.31%) NFS
15 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (7.72%) SCCM
2 17 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (2.47%) Nessus
4 13 (2.01%) Ansible
4 13 (2.01%) Nagios
4 13 (2.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 13 (2.01%) SCOM
5 12 (1.85%) WMI
6 11 (1.70%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (1.39%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.39%) WSUS
8 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (1.08%) FortiGate
9 7 (1.08%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.93%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.77%) Puppet
12 4 (0.62%) Terraform
13 3 (0.46%) EMC VPLEX
13 3 (0.46%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 278 (42.90%) Cisco
2 137 (21.14%) Microsoft
3 133 (20.52%) VMware
4 81 (12.50%) Juniper
5 80 (12.35%) CheckPoint
6 78 (12.04%) Citrix
7 48 (7.41%) F5
8 46 (7.10%) Palo Alto
9 43 (6.64%) HP
10 42 (6.48%) SolarWinds
11 37 (5.71%) Fortinet
12 28 (4.32%) Splunk
13 25 (3.86%) Avaya
14 23 (3.55%) Capita
14 23 (3.55%) Riverbed
15 21 (3.24%) NetApp
15 21 (3.24%) Remedy
16 20 (3.09%) Apple
17 18 (2.78%) Red Hat
18 17 (2.62%) Mitel