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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / London
Rank 159 147 132
Rank change year-on-year -12 -15  
Contract jobs citing WAN 301 358 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.57% 1.63% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.47% 12.83% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 225 252
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £595 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £21.34 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.50 £65.00 £76.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -29.94% -12.50%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2414 2791 2828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.57% 12.69% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1884 1817
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 81
Median hourly rate £42.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.81% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £12.80 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in London

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 43 £425 -5.55% 26
Croydon +17 9 £550 +27.53% 2
New Malden - 3 - -
Bromley +9 1 £325 +30.00%
Harrow 0 1 £438 +4.16%
Hayes - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £400 - 2
Feltham - 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for WAN.

1 509 (81.70%) LAN
2 392 (62.92%) Cisco
3 314 (50.40%) Firewall
4 205 (32.91%) Windows
5 196 (31.46%) Cisco Certification
6 187 (30.02%) VPN
7 164 (26.32%) Wireless
8 161 (25.84%) VMware
9 142 (22.79%) Data Centre
10 141 (22.63%) CCNP
11 138 (22.15%) Active Directory
12 136 (21.83%) TCP/IP
13 135 (21.67%) Microsoft
14 133 (21.35%) Finance
15 124 (19.90%) MPLS
16 115 (18.46%) Network Security
17 111 (17.82%) DNS
18 110 (17.66%) Juniper
18 110 (17.66%) CheckPoint
19 101 (16.21%) CCNA
20 100 (16.05%) Citrix
21 97 (15.57%) ITIL
22 95 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
23 92 (14.77%) Cisco ASA
24 90 (14.45%) BGP
25 88 (14.13%) Security Cleared
26 84 (13.48%) DHCP
27 82 (13.16%) Linux
27 82 (13.16%) OSPF
28 80 (12.84%) Windows Server

WAN
Top Related 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 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 41 (6.58%) MS Exchange
3 22 (3.53%) Apache
3 22 (3.53%) IIS
4 20 (3.21%) Skype for Business
5 15 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.41%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (2.09%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
8 8 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 7 (1.12%) DataSynapse
10 4 (0.64%) GroupWise
10 4 (0.64%) JBoss
10 4 (0.64%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.64%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.32%) CMS
Applications
1 52 (8.35%) MS Excel
2 37 (5.94%) MS Office
3 17 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.48%) MS Project
5 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.48%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.32%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 78 (12.52%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (8.51%) Office 365
4 31 (4.98%) IaaS
5 23 (3.69%) PaaS
6 16 (2.57%) SaaS
7 15 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.80%) Akamai
10 5 (0.80%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.64%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.48%) Yammer
13 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
14 1 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 509 (81.70%) LAN
2 314 (50.40%) Firewall
3 187 (30.02%) VPN
4 164 (26.32%) Wireless
5 136 (21.83%) TCP/IP
6 124 (19.90%) MPLS
7 115 (18.46%) Network Security
8 111 (17.82%) DNS
9 92 (14.77%) Cisco ASA
10 90 (14.45%) BGP
11 84 (13.48%) DHCP
12 82 (13.16%) OSPF
13 74 (11.88%) SAN
14 70 (11.24%) Internet
14 70 (11.24%) VoIP
15 55 (8.83%) WLAN
16 50 (8.03%) Cisco IOS
17 49 (7.87%) IPsec
18 46 (7.38%) VLAN
19 40 (6.42%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.41%) Hadoop
3 10 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.28%) HBase
6 7 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (0.96%) MySQL
7 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.64%) Big Data
8 4 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.48%) DB2
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.16%) HCatalog
Development Applications
1 10 (1.61%) JIRA
2 8 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.12%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.64%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.48%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.48%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.16%) Maven
7 1 (0.16%) Subversion
7 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 133 (21.35%) Finance
2 42 (6.74%) Banking
3 36 (5.78%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.01%) Retail
5 22 (3.53%) Legal
6 11 (1.77%) Back Office
7 8 (1.28%) Billing
7 8 (1.28%) Multimedia
8 7 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.12%) Marketing
9 6 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.64%) Advertising
10 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.48%) Games
12 2 (0.32%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Military
12 2 (0.32%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 156 (25.04%) Network Engineer
2 133 (21.35%) Architect
3 76 (12.20%) Analyst
4 50 (8.03%) Network Architect
5 44 (7.06%) Senior Network Engineer
6 41 (6.58%) Cisco Engineer
7 38 (6.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 38 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (6.10%) Network Analyst
8 36 (5.78%) Infrastructure Architect
8 36 (5.78%) Support Engineer
9 32 (5.14%) Project Manager
10 26 (4.17%) Consultant
11 25 (4.01%) Support Analyst
11 25 (4.01%) Technical Architect
12 23 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (3.53%) Cisco Analyst
13 22 (3.53%) Cisco Network Analyst
14 21 (3.37%) Network Support
15 20 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.90%) 802.1X
2 31 (4.98%) Web Services
3 15 (2.41%) Middleware
4 12 (1.93%) HTML
5 9 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (1.28%) XML
7 7 (1.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 7 (1.12%) Rendezvous
7 7 (1.12%) XSLT
8 5 (0.80%) XMPP
9 4 (0.64%) CSS
10 3 (0.48%) JSON
10 3 (0.48%) SOAP
11 2 (0.32%) .NET
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.16%) Core Data
12 1 (0.16%) Leaflet
12 1 (0.16%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 142 (22.79%) Data Centre
2 57 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (2.41%) Clustering
5 15 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 14 (2.25%) Smartphone
7 13 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.93%) PKI
9 11 (1.77%) NHS
9 11 (1.77%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.61%) Replication
10 10 (1.61%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.12%) PMI
11 7 (1.12%) RSA SecurID
12 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.80%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.80%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 205 (32.91%) Windows
2 82 (13.16%) Linux
3 80 (12.84%) Windows Server
4 41 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (6.42%) Windows 7
6 33 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (4.01%) Unix
9 22 (3.53%) Windows 10
10 19 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (2.57%) Solaris
12 10 (1.61%) SUSE
13 9 (1.44%) Android
14 8 (1.28%) Windows XP
15 7 (1.12%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.80%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.16%) VMS
18 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (15.57%) ITIL
2 67 (10.75%) Migration
3 60 (9.63%) Project Management
4 59 (9.47%) Load Balancing
5 54 (8.67%) Network Design
6 46 (7.38%) DevOps
7 45 (7.22%) Service Management
8 43 (6.90%) Network Management
9 40 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (6.26%) PRINCE2
11 38 (6.10%) Change Management
12 37 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 35 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 33 (5.30%) High Availability
15 28 (4.49%) Network Architecture
16 24 (3.85%) Problem Management
17 23 (3.69%) Asset Management
18 22 (3.53%) Information Security
19 20 (3.21%) Service Delivery
20 19 (3.05%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 52 (8.35%) SQL
2 17 (2.73%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.28%) Java
4 7 (1.12%) JavaScript
5 6 (0.96%) C
5 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.80%) Python
7 4 (0.64%) Perl
8 3 (0.48%) Korn
9 2 (0.32%) Lisp
9 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.32%) VBScript
10 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 196 (31.46%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (22.63%) CCNP
3 101 (16.21%) CCNA
4 88 (14.13%) Security Cleared
5 71 (11.40%) CCIE
6 70 (11.24%) SC Cleared
7 32 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (4.98%) MCSE
9 22 (3.53%) JNCIS
10 19 (3.05%) CCSA
11 16 (2.57%) CCDP
11 16 (2.57%) JNCIP
12 14 (2.25%) CCDA
12 14 (2.25%) Degree
12 14 (2.25%) JNCIA
12 14 (2.25%) PMP
13 13 (2.09%) PMI Certification
13 13 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 12 (1.93%) DV Cleared
15 10 (1.61%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.49%) PCI DSS
2 23 (3.69%) SLA
3 17 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.28%) QA
5 7 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.48%) PMO
8 2 (0.32%) BS25999
9 1 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.16%) P3O
9 1 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 138 (22.15%) Active Directory
2 95 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (7.22%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.25%) Docker
6 13 (2.09%) vSphere
6 13 (2.09%) XenApp
7 12 (1.93%) KVM
7 12 (1.93%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.61%) Xen
10 9 (1.44%) NFS
10 9 (1.44%) SRDF
11 8 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (1.28%) Terminal Services
12 7 (1.12%) ProxySG
13 6 (0.96%) Firmware
13 6 (0.96%) vCloud
14 4 (0.64%) NDS
15 3 (0.48%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 23 (3.69%) FortiGate
1 23 (3.69%) SCCM
2 19 (3.05%) Ansible
3 17 (2.73%) Cisco UCCX
4 16 (2.57%) Puppet
5 15 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (2.09%) Nagios
7 12 (1.93%) ZABBIX
8 9 (1.44%) Backup Exec
8 9 (1.44%) Terraform
9 8 (1.28%) Kubernetes
10 7 (1.12%) Consul
10 7 (1.12%) Nessus
10 7 (1.12%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 7 (1.12%) Packer
10 7 (1.12%) Rsyslog
10 7 (1.12%) yum
11 6 (0.96%) SCOM
11 6 (0.96%) WMI
Vendors
1 392 (62.92%) Cisco
2 161 (25.84%) VMware
3 135 (21.67%) Microsoft
4 110 (17.66%) CheckPoint
4 110 (17.66%) Juniper
5 100 (16.05%) Citrix
6 60 (9.63%) Palo Alto
7 53 (8.51%) F5
8 45 (7.22%) HP
8 45 (7.22%) Oracle
9 34 (5.46%) Fortinet
9 34 (5.46%) SolarWinds
10 31 (4.98%) Aruba
11 30 (4.82%) Riverbed
12 28 (4.49%) Red Hat
13 27 (4.33%) Blue Coat
14 26 (4.17%) Avaya
15 25 (4.01%) NetApp
16 23 (3.69%) EMC
16 23 (3.69%) Meraki
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