Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 188 170
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18 -24
Contract jobs citing WAN 707 670 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.52% 1.41% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.11% 12.25% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 415 452
London median daily rate £414 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -8.57% +6.06%
10th Percentile £194 £179 £226
90th Percentile £625 £575 £623
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 23
London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.04 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.60% -63.93% +89.92%
10th Percentile £16.35 £14.66 £13.41
90th Percentile £47.09 £35.70 £55.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £17.38 £21.00
% change year-on-year +35.25% -17.26% +16.67%

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 5,009 5,469 5,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.78% 11.52% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,434 3,722 3,907
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £200 £210 £260
90th Percentile £640 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 147 154
London median hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.34% -1.58% -7.32%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.65 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.79 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.48%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +28 175 £400 +5.26% 55
West London +21 57 £293 -8.59% 31
South London -19 24 £475 +15.15% 3
East London -18 19 £240 +71.43% 6
North London -9 4 £631 +48.53% 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 554 (78.36%) LAN
2 372 (52.62%) Cisco
3 299 (42.29%) Firewall
4 247 (34.94%) Windows
5 183 (25.88%) VPN
6 179 (25.32%) Cisco Certification
7 163 (23.06%) Active Directory
8 158 (22.35%) Microsoft
9 150 (21.22%) TCP/IP
10 145 (20.51%) Data Centre
11 144 (20.37%) Finance
12 138 (19.52%) Wireless
13 135 (19.09%) DNS
14 134 (18.95%) VMware
15 128 (18.10%) ITIL
16 112 (15.84%) CCNP
17 109 (15.42%) MPLS
18 106 (14.99%) Network Security
19 101 (14.29%) DHCP
20 98 (13.86%) Windows Server
21 97 (13.72%) Microsoft Azure
22 96 (13.58%) Office 365
22 96 (13.58%) BGP
22 96 (13.58%) Migration
23 87 (12.31%) WLAN
24 86 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
25 83 (11.74%) Network Design
26 82 (11.60%) Internet
26 82 (11.60%) Windows 7
26 82 (11.60%) Security Cleared

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 (5.94%) MS Exchange
2 30 (4.24%) Skype for Business
3 26 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.13%) IIS
6 3 (0.42%) CMS
6 3 (0.42%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.28%) Confluence
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 86 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.28%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 97 (13.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 96 (13.58%) Office 365
3 67 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (4.67%) IaaS
5 28 (3.96%) SaaS
6 25 (3.54%) PaaS
7 18 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (1.56%) Sumo Logic
12 5 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.57%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.57%) GitHub
13 4 (0.57%) GoToWebinar
13 4 (0.57%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 554 (78.36%) LAN
2 299 (42.29%) Firewall
3 183 (25.88%) VPN
4 150 (21.22%) TCP/IP
5 138 (19.52%) Wireless
6 135 (19.09%) DNS
7 109 (15.42%) MPLS
8 106 (14.99%) Network Security
9 101 (14.29%) DHCP
10 96 (13.58%) BGP
11 87 (12.31%) WLAN
12 82 (11.60%) Internet
13 81 (11.46%) OSPF
14 75 (10.61%) VoIP
15 55 (7.78%) Cisco ASA
16 53 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
17 51 (7.21%) Wi-Fi
18 48 (6.79%) Cisco IOS
19 46 (6.51%) IPsec
20 45 (6.36%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.99%) NoSQL
2 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (0.85%) Big Data
4 5 (0.71%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.28%) DB2
7 2 (0.28%) HBase
7 2 (0.28%) MySQL
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.14%) DataStage
8 1 (0.14%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.14%) Mahout
8 1 (0.14%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.14%) MS Access
8 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.14%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.42%) JIRA
3 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.28%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.28%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.14%) Maven
4 1 (0.14%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 144 (20.37%) Finance
2 46 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.24%) Banking
4 24 (3.39%) Law
5 19 (2.69%) Retail
6 18 (2.55%) Legal
7 14 (1.98%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.70%) Spanish Language
9 10 (1.41%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.99%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.71%) Marketing
11 5 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.57%) German Language
13 3 (0.42%) Back Office
13 3 (0.42%) Publishing
14 2 (0.28%) Billing
14 2 (0.28%) Electronics
14 2 (0.28%) French Language
15 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 213 (30.13%) Network Engineer
2 116 (16.41%) Architect
3 82 (11.60%) Analyst
4 74 (10.47%) Cisco Engineer
5 70 (9.90%) Network Architect
6 63 (8.91%) Support Engineer
7 59 (8.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 48 (6.79%) Project Manager
9 40 (5.66%) Security Engineer
10 39 (5.52%) Desktop Support
11 38 (5.37%) Support Analyst
12 36 (5.09%) Senior Network Engineer
13 35 (4.95%) IT Support
14 31 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 28 (3.96%) WAN Engineer
16 27 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
16 27 (3.82%) Infrastructure Support
17 26 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
17 26 (3.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 23 (3.25%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.54%) Web Services
2 20 (2.83%) 802.1X
3 12 (1.70%) SAML
4 10 (1.41%) OAuth
4 10 (1.41%) OpenID
5 7 (0.99%) Middleware
6 6 (0.85%) REST
7 3 (0.42%) .NET
7 3 (0.42%) XMPP
8 2 (0.28%) JSON
8 2 (0.28%) Velocity
9 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.14%) HTML
9 1 (0.14%) jQuery
9 1 (0.14%) Kafka
9 1 (0.14%) LDAP
9 1 (0.14%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.14%) SOAP
9 1 (0.14%) Spring
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 145 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 40 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.52%) Smartphone
4 28 (3.96%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (3.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 18 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (2.40%) iPhone
9 16 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (2.26%) iPad
10 15 (2.12%) Blackberry
10 15 (2.12%) Virtual Team
11 12 (1.70%) PKI
12 10 (1.41%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.41%) Clustering
13 9 (1.27%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.99%) CLARiiON
15 6 (0.85%) BYOD
15 6 (0.85%) Public Cloud
16 5 (0.71%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 247 (34.94%) Windows
2 98 (13.86%) Windows Server
3 82 (11.60%) Windows 7
4 68 (9.62%) Windows 10
5 65 (9.19%) Linux
6 55 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (4.67%) Android
9 29 (4.10%) Unix
10 26 (3.68%) Apple iOS
11 23 (3.25%) Mac OS X
12 19 (2.69%) Mac OS
13 17 (2.40%) Windows 8
14 16 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.27%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.28%) Kali Linux
18 2 (0.28%) VMS
19 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (18.10%) ITIL
2 96 (13.58%) Migration
3 83 (11.74%) Network Design
4 61 (8.63%) Change Management
5 55 (7.78%) Project Management
6 43 (6.08%) Information Security
6 43 (6.08%) Network Architecture
7 42 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 42 (5.94%) Network Monitoring
8 41 (5.80%) Network Management
9 37 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (4.81%) Service Management
11 33 (4.67%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (4.67%) Service Delivery
12 31 (4.38%) Load Balancing
13 29 (4.10%) SIEM
14 27 (3.82%) ITSM
14 27 (3.82%) Patch Management
15 24 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
16 23 (3.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (5.66%) SQL
2 39 (5.52%) PowerShell
2 39 (5.52%) Python
3 14 (1.98%) Bash Shell
3 14 (1.98%) Perl
4 8 (1.13%) C
4 8 (1.13%) Java
5 6 (0.85%) Ruby
6 5 (0.71%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.57%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.42%) C++
8 3 (0.42%) VBScript
9 2 (0.28%) PHP
10 1 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 179 (25.32%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (15.84%) CCNP
3 82 (11.60%) Security Cleared
4 75 (10.61%) CCNA
5 60 (8.49%) CCIE
5 60 (8.49%) SC Cleared
6 36 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (4.38%) Degree
8 21 (2.97%) MCSE
9 16 (2.26%) CISSP
10 13 (1.84%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 13 (1.84%) CISA
10 13 (1.84%) MCSA
11 12 (1.70%) CSSLP
11 12 (1.70%) DV Cleared
11 12 (1.70%) ISSMP
12 11 (1.56%) CISM
12 11 (1.56%) ISSAP
13 10 (1.41%) CCSA
14 9 (1.27%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.09%) SLA
2 26 (3.68%) HIPAA
3 21 (2.97%) FedRAMP
4 14 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.71%) GDPR
5 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.28%) FISMA
6 2 (0.28%) QA
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 163 (23.06%) Active Directory
2 82 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.82%) BitLocker
5 19 (2.69%) vSphere
6 18 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.70%) VMware Server
8 9 (1.27%) XenApp
9 8 (1.13%) KVM
9 8 (1.13%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.99%) ProxySG
10 7 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.71%) Firmware
12 4 (0.57%) Xen
13 3 (0.42%) Docker
13 3 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (7.64%) SCCM
2 14 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (1.98%) SCOM
3 13 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (1.84%) Nagios
4 12 (1.70%) Ansible
4 12 (1.70%) CASB
4 12 (1.70%) WSUS
5 11 (1.56%) Istio
6 10 (1.41%) Backup Exec
7 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (0.85%) Puppet
9 5 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (0.71%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 372 (52.62%) Cisco
2 158 (22.35%) Microsoft
3 134 (18.95%) VMware
4 81 (11.46%) Juniper
5 76 (10.75%) CheckPoint
6 59 (8.35%) Citrix
7 54 (7.64%) Palo Alto
8 45 (6.36%) Riverbed
9 44 (6.22%) HP
10 42 (5.94%) F5
10 42 (5.94%) SolarWinds
11 32 (4.53%) Meraki
12 27 (3.82%) Aruba
13 26 (3.68%) Apple
13 26 (3.68%) McAfee
14 21 (2.97%) Oracle
15 19 (2.69%) Adobe
16 17 (2.40%) EMC
16 17 (2.40%) Google
16 17 (2.40%) Splunk