Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 190 190 201
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 -42
Contract jobs citing WAN 554 709 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.45% 1.56% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.74% 13.19% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 470 392
London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £255 £175 £200
90th Percentile £625 £633 £638
England median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 17
London median hourly rate £27.25 £24.00 £33.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.54% -28.99% +87.78%
10th Percentile £15.41 £14.85 £14.26
90th Percentile £49.63 £34.92 £54.50
England median hourly rate £17.55 £21.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year -18.37% +23.74% -13.13%

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 4,031 5,376 5,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.54% 11.82% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,717 3,728 3,368
London median daily rate £463 £453 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.21% +0.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £212 £200 £214
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 139 149
London median hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £19.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +0.83% +10.19%
10th Percentile £13.94 £13.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £47.10
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.10
% change year-on-year +25.60% +10.50% -23.79%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +2 123 £450 +12.50% 56
West London -5 37 £325 +44.44% 19
South London +26 10 £473 -11.27% 7
East London 0 8 £300 -36.17% 19
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 377 (68.05%) LAN
2 252 (45.49%) Cisco
3 230 (41.52%) Firewall
4 164 (29.60%) Cisco Certification
5 137 (24.73%) Finance
6 129 (23.29%) Data Centre
7 123 (22.20%) VPN
8 120 (21.66%) Windows
9 118 (21.30%) Wireless
9 118 (21.30%) MPLS
10 117 (21.12%) BGP
11 104 (18.77%) CCNP
12 101 (18.23%) DNS
12 101 (18.23%) Microsoft
13 99 (17.87%) CheckPoint
14 97 (17.51%) Active Directory
15 94 (16.97%) ITIL
16 92 (16.61%) TCP/IP
16 92 (16.61%) Azure
17 89 (16.06%) Network Security
18 85 (15.34%) DHCP
19 82 (14.80%) Migration
20 74 (13.36%) OSPF
21 72 (13.00%) CCIE
22 71 (12.82%) Juniper
23 70 (12.64%) Linux
23 70 (12.64%) Telecoms
23 70 (12.64%) Office 365
24 69 (12.45%) VMware
24 69 (12.45%) Network Design

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 42 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.33%) Skype for Business
3 20 (3.61%) MS Exchange
4 18 (3.25%) Confluence
5 13 (2.35%) IIS
6 12 (2.17%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.36%) Apache
9 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.18%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.18%) JBoss
10 1 (0.18%) nginx
10 1 (0.18%) SAS
10 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (7.40%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.18%) Global One
3 1 (0.18%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 92 (16.61%) Azure
2 70 (12.64%) Office 365
3 68 (12.27%) AWS
4 19 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (3.43%) IaaS
5 16 (2.89%) Power Platform
5 16 (2.89%) PowerApps
6 15 (2.71%) Microsoft Flow
7 14 (2.53%) SaaS
8 13 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (1.62%) PaaS
10 7 (1.26%) GCP
10 7 (1.26%) OneDrive
11 6 (1.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.90%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.90%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.72%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.72%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 377 (68.05%) LAN
2 230 (41.52%) Firewall
3 123 (22.20%) VPN
4 118 (21.30%) MPLS
4 118 (21.30%) Wireless
5 117 (21.12%) BGP
6 101 (18.23%) DNS
7 92 (16.61%) TCP/IP
8 89 (16.06%) Network Security
9 85 (15.34%) DHCP
10 74 (13.36%) OSPF
11 65 (11.73%) Wi-Fi
12 63 (11.37%) Cisco ASA
12 63 (11.37%) EIGRP
13 58 (10.47%) Ethernet
14 57 (10.29%) Internet
15 49 (8.84%) VoIP
16 47 (8.48%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (8.12%) Cisco IOS
18 41 (7.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.79%) Relational Database
2 11 (1.99%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (0.90%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) Big Data
7 1 (0.18%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.18%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.18%) Power BI
7 1 (0.18%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (3.61%) JIRA
2 8 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (1.08%) Subversion
4 5 (0.90%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.54%) Hudson
6 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.18%) TestRail
6 1 (0.18%) Travis CI
General
1 137 (24.73%) Finance
2 70 (12.64%) Telecoms
3 49 (8.84%) Banking
4 32 (5.78%) Financial Institution
5 17 (3.07%) Billing
6 15 (2.71%) Public Sector
6 15 (2.71%) Retail
7 14 (2.53%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.99%) Multimedia
9 8 (1.44%) Law
9 8 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.44%) Marketing
10 6 (1.08%) Legal
11 5 (0.90%) German Language
11 5 (0.90%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.72%) Advertising
13 3 (0.54%) Police
13 3 (0.54%) Polish Language
14 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 194 (35.02%) Network Engineer
2 83 (14.98%) Architect
3 43 (7.76%) Project Manager
4 42 (7.58%) Senior Network Engineer
5 39 (7.04%) Network Architect
6 36 (6.50%) Support Engineer
7 32 (5.78%) Analyst
8 27 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (4.51%) Network Security Engineer
9 25 (4.51%) Security Engineer
10 24 (4.33%) Cisco Engineer
11 22 (3.97%) Consultant
12 20 (3.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 20 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
12 20 (3.61%) WAN Engineer
13 19 (3.43%) Desktop Support
14 18 (3.25%) IT Support
15 17 (3.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 17 (3.07%) Cloud Engineer
15 17 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.60%) 802.1X
2 16 (2.89%) LDAP
3 8 (1.44%) Web Services
4 6 (1.08%) Django
5 5 (0.90%) Middleware
5 5 (0.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (0.72%) J2EE
6 4 (0.72%) REST
7 3 (0.54%) Node.js
8 2 (0.36%) FFmpeg
8 2 (0.36%) React
8 2 (0.36%) WebSockets
9 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.18%) jQuery
9 1 (0.18%) JSON
9 1 (0.18%) Kafka
9 1 (0.18%) LAMP
9 1 (0.18%) Laravel
9 1 (0.18%) OAuth
9 1 (0.18%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 129 (23.29%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.96%) Management Information System
2 33 (5.96%) Video Conferencing
3 30 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.42%) Public Cloud
4 21 (3.79%) iPhone
5 18 (3.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 16 (2.89%) Hedge funds
7 15 (2.71%) BYOD
8 13 (2.35%) Handset
9 12 (2.17%) PKI
9 12 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.62%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.44%) Fibre Optics
11 8 (1.44%) Replication
12 7 (1.26%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.72%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.72%) CMDB
14 3 (0.54%) IPTV
14 3 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 120 (21.66%) Windows
2 70 (12.64%) Linux
3 55 (9.93%) Windows Server
4 30 (5.42%) Windows 10
4 30 (5.42%) Windows 7
5 27 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (3.79%) Unix
7 19 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (3.07%) Android
9 8 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.44%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.44%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.26%) CentOS
10 7 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.08%) SUSE
12 5 (0.90%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.54%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.54%) Mesosphere
13 3 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (16.97%) ITIL
2 82 (14.80%) Migration
3 69 (12.45%) Network Design
4 66 (11.91%) Network Management
5 50 (9.03%) Project Management
6 45 (8.12%) DevOps
7 43 (7.76%) Load Balancing
8 41 (7.40%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (7.40%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 39 (7.04%) Network Monitoring
10 34 (6.14%) Change Management
11 33 (5.96%) Project Delivery
12 32 (5.78%) Computer Science
13 30 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (5.05%) Service Delivery
15 27 (4.87%) Kalman Filter
16 26 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
17 25 (4.51%) Network Architecture
17 25 (4.51%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (9.75%) Python
2 44 (7.94%) SQL
3 35 (6.32%) PowerShell
4 30 (5.42%) Perl
5 11 (1.99%) Java
6 8 (1.44%) C
7 6 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.08%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.08%) Tcl
8 5 (0.90%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.54%) PHP
9 3 (0.54%) VB
10 1 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 164 (29.60%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (18.77%) CCNP
3 72 (13.00%) CCIE
4 58 (10.47%) CCNA
5 57 (10.29%) Security Cleared
6 48 (8.66%) SC Cleared
7 34 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (5.78%) Degree
9 16 (2.89%) CCDA
10 15 (2.71%) CCDP
10 15 (2.71%) MCSA
11 14 (2.53%) JNCIP
12 13 (2.35%) CCSA
12 13 (2.35%) JNCIE
13 12 (2.17%) MCSE
14 10 (1.81%) CCSE
14 10 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
15 9 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
16 8 (1.44%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 8 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.62%) SLA
2 8 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.44%) QA
3 6 (1.08%) COBIT
3 6 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.90%) PMO
5 4 (0.72%) GDPR
5 4 (0.72%) MiFID
6 2 (0.36%) NIST
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.18%) HL7
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 97 (17.51%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.87%) Docker
4 14 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.44%) ProxySG
6 7 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.90%) XenApp
8 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.72%) vSphere
8 4 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.54%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.36%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.18%) Firmware
11 1 (0.18%) StorNext
11 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (7.58%) Ansible
2 31 (5.60%) Puppet
3 24 (4.33%) Kubernetes
4 20 (3.61%) Terraform
5 15 (2.71%) AirWatch
5 15 (2.71%) Cisco CUCM
5 15 (2.71%) Consul
5 15 (2.71%) Packer
6 14 (2.53%) SCCM
7 10 (1.81%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (1.62%) FortiGate
8 9 (1.62%) Iperf
8 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.26%) WSUS
10 6 (1.08%) Salt
11 4 (0.72%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
12 3 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
12 3 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 252 (45.49%) Cisco
2 101 (18.23%) Microsoft
3 99 (17.87%) CheckPoint
4 71 (12.82%) Juniper
5 69 (12.45%) VMware
6 49 (8.84%) Palo Alto
7 43 (7.76%) F5
8 36 (6.50%) Citrix
9 31 (5.60%) Fortinet
10 28 (5.05%) SolarWinds
11 27 (4.87%) Meraki
12 22 (3.97%) Riverbed
13 21 (3.79%) HP
14 19 (3.43%) Aruba
14 19 (3.43%) Infoblox
15 17 (3.07%) Apple
15 17 (3.07%) Red Hat
16 16 (2.89%) Dell
17 15 (2.71%) Red Box
18 14 (2.53%) BT