Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 199 160
Rank change year-on-year +9 -39 -24
Contract jobs citing WAN 691 614 738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.51% 1.36% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.25% 11.98% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 398 481
London median daily rate £413 £416 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% -7.50% +20.00%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £243
90th Percentile £638 £596 £613
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 19
London median hourly rate £24.50 £31.40 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.97% +57.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £15.75 £14.49 £11.15
90th Percentile £35.12 £54.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.38 £20.50
% change year-on-year +23.74% -15.24% +24.24%

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 5,216 5,126 6,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.40% 11.38% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,606 3,463 4,107
London median daily rate £451 £450 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.28% +1.69% +7.93%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 140 138
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +2.61% -1.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £55.58 £47.63 £49.43
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +39 163 £413 +3.13% 50
West London +30 58 £267 -22.61% 28
South London -35 19 £500 +33.33% 7
East London -9 18 £300 +100.00% 6
North London -3 4 £625 +31.58% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 542 (78.44%) LAN
2 353 (51.09%) Cisco
3 282 (40.81%) Firewall
4 240 (34.73%) Windows
5 175 (25.33%) VPN
6 172 (24.89%) Cisco Certification
7 162 (23.44%) Finance
8 156 (22.58%) Microsoft
9 151 (21.85%) Wireless
10 148 (21.42%) Active Directory
11 147 (21.27%) Data Centre
12 145 (20.98%) ITIL
13 134 (19.39%) DNS
14 130 (18.81%) VMware
15 122 (17.66%) MPLS
16 113 (16.35%) TCP/IP
17 110 (15.92%) CCNP
18 100 (14.47%) BGP
18 100 (14.47%) Network Security
19 97 (14.04%) DHCP
20 93 (13.46%) Migration
21 87 (12.59%) Office 365
22 85 (12.30%) Windows 7
23 84 (12.16%) Windows Server
24 83 (12.01%) Juniper
25 82 (11.87%) Internet
26 81 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
27 80 (11.58%) Security Cleared
28 79 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
29 78 (11.29%) Microsoft Office

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 (6.08%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.05%) Skype for Business
3 19 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.59%) IIS
7 5 (0.72%) Confluence
8 4 (0.58%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.43%) Apache
9 3 (0.43%) CMS
9 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
10 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 78 (11.29%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.29%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 87 (12.59%) Office 365
2 79 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (3.47%) IaaS
5 22 (3.18%) PaaS
6 21 (3.04%) SaaS
7 13 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.16%) GitHub
10 8 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.87%) Sumo Logic
12 5 (0.72%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.72%) Serverless
13 4 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.43%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.43%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 542 (78.44%) LAN
2 282 (40.81%) Firewall
3 175 (25.33%) VPN
4 151 (21.85%) Wireless
5 134 (19.39%) DNS
6 122 (17.66%) MPLS
7 113 (16.35%) TCP/IP
8 100 (14.47%) BGP
8 100 (14.47%) Network Security
9 97 (14.04%) DHCP
10 82 (11.87%) Internet
11 76 (11.00%) WLAN
12 71 (10.27%) VoIP
13 69 (9.99%) OSPF
14 54 (7.81%) Cisco Nexus
14 54 (7.81%) Wi-Fi
15 47 (6.80%) Cisco ASA
16 46 (6.66%) EIGRP
17 45 (6.51%) IPsec
17 45 (6.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (1.30%) Big Data
4 7 (1.01%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.87%) HBase
6 4 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.43%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.29%) DB2
8 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.14%) DataStage
9 1 (0.14%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.14%) MS Access
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (0.87%) JIRA
2 5 (0.72%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.43%) Subversion
3 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.14%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.14%) Maven
5 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.14%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 162 (23.44%) Finance
2 43 (6.22%) Telecoms
3 36 (5.21%) Banking
4 24 (3.47%) Retail
5 22 (3.18%) Law
6 16 (2.32%) Legal
7 13 (1.88%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.74%) Spanish Language
9 8 (1.16%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.72%) German Language
10 5 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.72%) Marketing
11 4 (0.58%) Advertising
11 4 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.43%) Back Office
12 3 (0.43%) Publishing
13 2 (0.29%) Billing
13 2 (0.29%) Electronics
13 2 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 187 (27.06%) Network Engineer
2 114 (16.50%) Architect
3 80 (11.58%) Analyst
4 75 (10.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 69 (9.99%) Network Architect
6 60 (8.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 59 (8.54%) Support Engineer
8 53 (7.67%) Desktop Support
9 52 (7.53%) Project Manager
10 42 (6.08%) Support Analyst
11 40 (5.79%) Senior Network Engineer
12 39 (5.64%) IT Support
13 33 (4.78%) Security Engineer
14 29 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
15 28 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
15 28 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 27 (3.91%) WAN Engineer
17 26 (3.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 25 (3.62%) Senior Cisco Engineer
19 23 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.03%) Web Services
3 11 (1.59%) Middleware
3 11 (1.59%) SAML
4 10 (1.45%) OAuth
4 10 (1.45%) OpenID
5 6 (0.87%) Kafka
6 5 (0.72%) JSON
6 5 (0.72%) Keycloak
6 5 (0.72%) REST
7 3 (0.43%) .NET
7 3 (0.43%) XMPP
8 2 (0.29%) Velocity
9 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.14%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.14%) SOAP
9 1 (0.14%) Spring
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 147 (21.27%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.92%) Smartphone
4 27 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (2.75%) iPad
6 19 (2.75%) iPhone
7 18 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 18 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (2.46%) Blackberry
8 17 (2.46%) PKI
9 16 (2.32%) Clustering
10 15 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (1.88%) CLARiiON
12 11 (1.59%) Computer Science
12 11 (1.59%) Mainframe
13 10 (1.45%) Cloud Native
13 10 (1.45%) Virtual Team
14 8 (1.16%) Replication
15 6 (0.87%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 240 (34.73%) Windows
2 85 (12.30%) Windows 7
3 84 (12.16%) Windows Server
4 72 (10.42%) Linux
5 70 (10.13%) Windows 10
6 53 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 51 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (4.92%) Unix
9 28 (4.05%) Android
10 25 (3.62%) Apple iOS
11 24 (3.47%) Mac OS X
11 24 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (2.89%) Windows 8
13 16 (2.32%) Mac OS
14 11 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.87%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.58%) CentOS
17 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.29%) Solaris
18 2 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (20.98%) ITIL
2 93 (13.46%) Migration
3 76 (11.00%) Network Design
4 61 (8.83%) Project Management
5 54 (7.81%) Change Management
6 45 (6.51%) Information Security
7 43 (6.22%) Network Architecture
7 43 (6.22%) Network Management
7 43 (6.22%) Service Management
8 40 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (5.35%) Network Monitoring
10 36 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 36 (5.21%) Service Delivery
11 35 (5.07%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (4.92%) Patch Management
13 32 (4.63%) DevOps
14 28 (4.05%) Load Balancing
15 25 (3.62%) Incident Management
15 25 (3.62%) PRINCE2
16 24 (3.47%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 39 (5.64%) PowerShell
2 36 (5.21%) SQL
3 25 (3.62%) Python
4 11 (1.59%) C
4 11 (1.59%) Perl
5 9 (1.30%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.58%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.58%) VBScript
7 3 (0.43%) Java
8 2 (0.29%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.29%) Ruby
9 1 (0.14%) C++
9 1 (0.14%) PHP
9 1 (0.14%) R
9 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 172 (24.89%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (15.92%) CCNP
3 80 (11.58%) Security Cleared
4 58 (8.39%) CCNA
5 57 (8.25%) SC Cleared
6 50 (7.24%) CCIE
7 30 (4.34%) Degree
8 27 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (2.75%) CCDP
10 16 (2.32%) DV Cleared
11 13 (1.88%) CISSP
11 13 (1.88%) Novell Certification
12 12 (1.74%) MCSE
13 11 (1.59%) JNCIA
13 11 (1.59%) MCSA
14 10 (1.45%) CISA
14 10 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.30%) CISM
16 8 (1.16%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 7 (1.01%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.64%) SLA
2 20 (2.89%) HIPAA
3 16 (2.32%) FedRAMP
4 15 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.45%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (1.01%) QA
8 3 (0.43%) GDPR
9 2 (0.29%) FISMA
10 1 (0.14%) COBIT
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.14%) SAS 70
System Software
1 148 (21.42%) Active Directory
2 81 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (5.93%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.49%) vSphere
5 27 (3.91%) BitLocker
6 25 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.59%) Docker
8 10 (1.45%) VMware NSX
9 9 (1.30%) ProxySG
9 9 (1.30%) VMware Server
10 7 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.43%) XenApp
13 2 (0.29%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.29%) Firmware
13 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.14%) NFS
14 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (8.97%) SCCM
2 21 (3.04%) SCOM
3 16 (2.32%) Microsoft Clustering
3 16 (2.32%) WSUS
4 15 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
5 13 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (1.74%) Ansible
6 12 (1.74%) CASB
6 12 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
7 11 (1.59%) Backup Exec
8 9 (1.30%) Nagios
8 9 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (1.01%) Kubernetes
9 7 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.87%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (0.87%) Istio
10 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (0.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 353 (51.09%) Cisco
2 156 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 130 (18.81%) VMware
4 83 (12.01%) Juniper
5 61 (8.83%) Citrix
6 52 (7.53%) CheckPoint
7 50 (7.24%) HP
8 47 (6.80%) F5
8 47 (6.80%) Palo Alto
9 41 (5.93%) SolarWinds
10 34 (4.92%) Meraki
11 33 (4.78%) Riverbed
12 29 (4.20%) McAfee
13 26 (3.76%) Apple
14 22 (3.18%) Aruba
15 21 (3.04%) Adobe
15 21 (3.04%) EMC
16 20 (2.89%) Oracle
17 19 (2.75%) Mitel
18 17 (2.46%) Infoblox