Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 212 176 186
Rank change year-on-year -36 +10 +15
Contract jobs citing WAN 170 622 693
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.11% 1.55% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.10% 14.98% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 420 477
Median daily rate £450 £455 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +12.35% -6.63%
10th Percentile £218 £217 £170
90th Percentile £598 £638 £638
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 21
Median hourly rate £44.76 £33.18 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.91% +54.30% -46.25%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.88 £14.75
90th Percentile £49.50 £50.00 £35.70
England median hourly rate £26.66 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +52.31% -12.50% +15.11%

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 1,683 4,153 5,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.01% 10.38% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,079 2,779 3,889
Median daily rate £453 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £255 £213 £206
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 110 161
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.25% +27.50% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £14.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.67 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.87% +18.35% +8.11%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in London

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for WAN in London

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in London over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in London

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for WAN in London

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing WAN in London over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +9 23 £475 +5.56% 15
South London +34 5 £313 -24.24%
North London +19 5 £445 -31.54%
West London +17 5 £575 +27.78% 4
East London +38 3 - - 2
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 113 (66.47%) LAN
2 87 (51.18%) Firewall
3 65 (38.24%) Cisco
4 60 (35.29%) Data Centre
5 59 (34.71%) VPN
5 59 (34.71%) Windows
6 58 (34.12%) Active Directory
7 50 (29.41%) Internet
8 43 (25.29%) Wireless
8 43 (25.29%) Azure
9 36 (21.18%) TCP/IP
10 35 (20.59%) DMZ
11 34 (20.00%) DNS
12 30 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
13 27 (15.88%) VMware
14 26 (15.29%) Finance
14 26 (15.29%) Java
14 26 (15.29%) Network Security
15 25 (14.71%) Office 365
15 25 (14.71%) .NET
15 25 (14.71%) Linux
15 25 (14.71%) CCNP
15 25 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 24 (14.12%) Security Cleared
17 23 (13.53%) SIEM
17 23 (13.53%) DHCP
18 22 (12.94%) Cybersecurity
19 21 (12.35%) PaaS
19 21 (12.35%) CISSP
19 21 (12.35%) MPLS

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 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.94%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.18%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.59%) Confluence
4 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.59%) IIS
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.59%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 43 (25.29%) Azure
2 25 (14.71%) Office 365
3 21 (12.35%) PaaS
4 16 (9.41%) AWS
5 15 (8.82%) IaaS
6 13 (7.65%) SaaS
7 3 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.59%) G Suite
9 1 (0.59%) GCP
9 1 (0.59%) GitHub
9 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 113 (66.47%) LAN
2 87 (51.18%) Firewall
3 59 (34.71%) VPN
4 50 (29.41%) Internet
5 43 (25.29%) Wireless
6 36 (21.18%) TCP/IP
7 35 (20.59%) DMZ
8 34 (20.00%) DNS
9 26 (15.29%) Network Security
10 23 (13.53%) DHCP
11 21 (12.35%) MPLS
12 19 (11.18%) OSPF
13 17 (10.00%) Intranet
14 15 (8.82%) SAN
15 13 (7.65%) BGP
16 12 (7.06%) VLAN
16 12 (7.06%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (6.47%) SNMP
18 10 (5.88%) VoIP
18 10 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.18%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.59%) JUnit
3 1 (0.59%) Maven
3 1 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (15.29%) Finance
2 20 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.29%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.35%) Banking
4 4 (2.35%) Local Government
5 3 (1.76%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.18%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) French Language
7 1 (0.59%) German Language
7 1 (0.59%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.59%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (17.65%) Network Engineer
2 20 (11.76%) Architect
3 19 (11.18%) Security Engineer
4 15 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 13 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.47%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (5.29%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (5.29%) Consultant
8 9 (5.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 9 (5.29%) Network Architect
9 8 (4.71%) Security Specialist
10 7 (4.12%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (4.12%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (3.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.94%) Network Manager
12 5 (2.94%) Network Security Engineer
12 5 (2.94%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.71%) .NET
2 11 (6.47%) Web Services
3 2 (1.18%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.18%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.18%) Middleware
3 2 (1.18%) XML
3 2 (1.18%) XMPP
4 1 (0.59%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.59%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.59%) Jinja
4 1 (0.59%) JSON
4 1 (0.59%) LDAP
4 1 (0.59%) REST
4 1 (0.59%) SAML
4 1 (0.59%) SOAP
4 1 (0.59%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.59%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 60 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 19 (11.18%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (10.59%) PKI
4 12 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.29%) Fibre Optics
6 8 (4.71%) NHS
7 6 (3.53%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.35%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.76%) CCTV
9 3 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.76%) PMI
10 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.18%) CESG
10 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.18%) SCADA
10 2 (1.18%) User Experience
11 1 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (34.71%) Windows
2 25 (14.71%) Linux
3 16 (9.41%) Unix
4 15 (8.82%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.29%) Windows 10
5 9 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.94%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (1.76%) Android
8 3 (1.76%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.76%) Solaris
9 2 (1.18%) Debian
9 2 (1.18%) Fedora
9 2 (1.18%) NetWare
9 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.18%) VMS
9 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (13.53%) SIEM
3 22 (12.94%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (12.35%) Project Management
5 20 (11.76%) Migration
5 20 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (10.00%) Network Design
6 17 (10.00%) Product Roadmap
7 16 (9.41%) Security Architecture
8 14 (8.24%) Network Management
8 14 (8.24%) PRINCE2
9 13 (7.65%) ITIL
10 12 (7.06%) Privileged Access Management
11 10 (5.88%) Business Development
11 10 (5.88%) Network Segmentation
11 10 (5.88%) Project Delivery
11 10 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (5.29%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (5.29%) Data Encryption
12 9 (5.29%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.29%) Java
2 13 (7.65%) C
3 10 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 9 (5.29%) Shell Script
5 8 (4.71%) SQL
6 6 (3.53%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.35%) Python
8 2 (1.18%) Lisp
8 2 (1.18%) Perl
9 1 (0.59%) C#
9 1 (0.59%) Go
9 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.59%) PHP
9 1 (0.59%) Ruby
9 1 (0.59%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 30 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (14.71%) CCNP
3 24 (14.12%) Security Cleared
4 21 (12.35%) CISSP
5 20 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 12 (7.06%) CCIE
7 11 (6.47%) CCNA
8 8 (4.71%) CCDP
8 8 (4.71%) DV Cleared
8 8 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (3.53%) MCSE
9 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.94%) BC Cleared
10 5 (2.94%) Degree
10 5 (2.94%) JNCIP
11 4 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (2.35%) CISA
11 4 (2.35%) JNCIA
11 4 (2.35%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.94%) QA
2 4 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.76%) GDPR
3 3 (1.76%) ISO 14001
3 3 (1.76%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.76%) SLA
4 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.59%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.59%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.59%) MiFID
5 1 (0.59%) NIST
System Software
1 58 (34.12%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.29%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.53%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.76%) Docker
5 3 (1.76%) NFS
5 3 (1.76%) vSphere
6 2 (1.18%) Samba
6 2 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.18%) XenApp
7 1 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.59%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.59%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.47%) SCCM
2 9 (5.29%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.76%) Ansible
4 3 (1.76%) Kibana
5 2 (1.18%) CASB
5 2 (1.18%) Grafana
5 2 (1.18%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.18%) SCOM
5 2 (1.18%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.59%) Cacti
6 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.59%) Nagios
6 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.59%) OpenView
6 1 (0.59%) Puppet
6 1 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (38.24%) Cisco
2 27 (15.88%) VMware
3 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
4 14 (8.24%) Juniper
5 13 (7.65%) F5
5 13 (7.65%) Palo Alto
5 13 (7.65%) SolarWinds
6 12 (7.06%) Citrix
6 12 (7.06%) CyberArk
7 10 (5.88%) CheckPoint
8 9 (5.29%) Oracle
9 8 (4.71%) Dell
10 6 (3.53%) Avaya
10 6 (3.53%) Fortinet
11 5 (2.94%) Riverbed
12 4 (2.35%) Bloomberg
12 4 (2.35%) Meraki
13 3 (1.76%) EMC
13 3 (1.76%) HP
13 3 (1.76%) Red Hat