Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 200 161
Rank change year-on-year +24 -39 -38
Contract jobs citing WAN 707 582 749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.55% 1.36% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.72% 11.84% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 389 505
London median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £167 £200 £236
90th Percentile £634 £625 £613
England median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +13.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 17
London median hourly rate £21.75 £40.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.63% +90.48% +12.30%
10th Percentile £14.85 £14.96 £13.65
90th Percentile £34.73 £64.25 £40.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.44 £21.30
% change year-on-year +14.70% -18.11% +1.40%

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 5,558 4,917 6,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.21% 11.51% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,861 3,259 4,124
London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £230 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 136 102
London median hourly rate £20.02 £19.67 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.28% -2.46%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.60 £48.76
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +7 155 £400 -5.88% 35
West London +4 48 £270 -22.86% 28
East London +2 24 £265 +76.67% 4
South London -42 23 £508 +12.78% 3
North London +2 3 £325 -25.71% 6
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 541 (76.52%) LAN
2 363 (51.34%) Cisco
3 267 (37.77%) Firewall
4 222 (31.40%) Cisco Certification
5 215 (30.41%) Windows
6 177 (25.04%) Finance
7 164 (23.20%) Data Centre
8 157 (22.21%) Wireless
8 157 (22.21%) MPLS
9 155 (21.92%) ITIL
10 152 (21.50%) CCNP
11 147 (20.79%) VPN
12 137 (19.38%) Microsoft
13 128 (18.10%) DNS
14 118 (16.69%) Active Directory
15 117 (16.55%) Migration
16 108 (15.28%) BGP
17 107 (15.13%) TCP/IP
18 105 (14.85%) VMware
19 98 (13.86%) Office 365
20 90 (12.73%) Network Security
20 90 (12.73%) Juniper
21 85 (12.02%) DHCP
22 81 (11.46%) Internet
23 79 (11.17%) Network Design
24 77 (10.89%) Wi-Fi
25 75 (10.61%) CCNA
26 73 (10.33%) Microsoft Office
26 73 (10.33%) OSPF
26 73 (10.33%) Windows 7

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 36 (5.09%) MS Exchange
2 29 (4.10%) Skype for Business
3 19 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.98%) IIS
6 8 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.71%) Apache
8 4 (0.57%) Confluence
8 4 (0.57%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.42%) JBoss
9 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.28%) CMS
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 73 (10.33%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 98 (13.86%) Office 365
2 59 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (6.65%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (2.69%) PaaS
5 17 (2.40%) IaaS
6 15 (2.12%) SaaS
7 6 (0.85%) GitHub
8 5 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.57%) Serverless
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.42%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.42%) Route 53
10 3 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.28%) G Suite
11 2 (0.28%) GoToWebinar
11 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 541 (76.52%) LAN
2 267 (37.77%) Firewall
3 157 (22.21%) MPLS
3 157 (22.21%) Wireless
4 147 (20.79%) VPN
5 128 (18.10%) DNS
6 108 (15.28%) BGP
7 107 (15.13%) TCP/IP
8 90 (12.73%) Network Security
9 85 (12.02%) DHCP
10 81 (11.46%) Internet
11 77 (10.89%) Wi-Fi
12 73 (10.33%) OSPF
13 65 (9.19%) WLAN
14 63 (8.91%) VoIP
15 61 (8.63%) Cisco ASA
16 59 (8.35%) Cisco Nexus
16 59 (8.35%) VLAN
17 56 (7.92%) EIGRP
18 44 (6.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (1.13%) Hadoop
3 8 (1.13%) HBase
4 7 (0.99%) Big Data
5 3 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.14%) DataStage
7 1 (0.14%) DB2
7 1 (0.14%) GIS
7 1 (0.14%) MS Access
7 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.14%) Redis
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (0.85%) JIRA
2 4 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.42%) Subversion
3 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 177 (25.04%) Finance
2 41 (5.80%) Banking
3 39 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.11%) Retail
5 13 (1.84%) Law
6 12 (1.70%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.27%) Spanish Language
8 8 (1.13%) Advertising
9 7 (0.99%) Legal
9 7 (0.99%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.71%) German Language
11 4 (0.57%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Back Office
13 2 (0.28%) Billing
13 2 (0.28%) French Language
13 2 (0.28%) Games
13 2 (0.28%) Local Government
13 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 215 (30.41%) Network Engineer
2 104 (14.71%) Architect
3 84 (11.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 72 (10.18%) Analyst
5 68 (9.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 57 (8.06%) Network Architect
7 54 (7.64%) Desktop Support
7 54 (7.64%) Project Manager
7 54 (7.64%) Support Engineer
8 52 (7.36%) Senior Network Engineer
9 35 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (4.38%) Support Analyst
11 30 (4.24%) Infrastructure Manager
12 28 (3.96%) Security Engineer
12 28 (3.96%) Senior Cisco Engineer
13 27 (3.82%) IT Support
13 27 (3.82%) WAN Engineer
14 26 (3.68%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 25 (3.54%) Network Security Engineer
16 24 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.54%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.84%) Middleware
3 8 (1.13%) Web Services
4 6 (0.85%) AngularJS
4 6 (0.85%) Kafka
4 6 (0.85%) Node.js
4 6 (0.85%) Spring
5 4 (0.57%) HTML
5 4 (0.57%) JSON
6 3 (0.42%) Velocity
7 2 (0.28%) .NET
7 2 (0.28%) CSS
7 2 (0.28%) LINQ
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.28%) SAML
7 2 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.28%) XML
7 2 (0.28%) XSLT
8 1 (0.14%) OpenID
8 1 (0.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 164 (23.20%) Data Centre
2 54 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.81%) Video Conferencing
4 30 (4.24%) Smartphone
5 23 (3.25%) iPhone
6 19 (2.69%) iPad
7 17 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (2.12%) Clustering
8 15 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.98%) PKI
10 13 (1.84%) Computer Science
11 12 (1.70%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.70%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.41%) Replication
13 8 (1.13%) CLARiiON
14 7 (0.99%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.99%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 6 (0.85%) PMI
16 5 (0.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 215 (30.41%) Windows
2 73 (10.33%) Windows 7
3 64 (9.05%) Windows Server
4 63 (8.91%) Linux
5 51 (7.21%) Windows 10
6 43 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (5.23%) Unix
8 34 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (3.54%) Windows 8
10 23 (3.25%) Apple iOS
11 20 (2.83%) Mac OS X
12 18 (2.55%) Android
13 15 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (1.56%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.85%) CoreOS
15 6 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.85%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.71%) Solaris
17 4 (0.57%) CentOS
18 2 (0.28%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (21.92%) ITIL
2 117 (16.55%) Migration
3 79 (11.17%) Network Design
4 65 (9.19%) Project Management
5 55 (7.78%) Change Management
6 52 (7.36%) Network Management
7 51 (7.21%) Network Monitoring
8 46 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
9 44 (6.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 43 (6.08%) Service Management
11 39 (5.52%) Service Delivery
12 37 (5.23%) Network Architecture
13 36 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (4.81%) PRINCE2
15 29 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 28 (3.96%) Load Balancing
17 26 (3.68%) Incident Management
18 24 (3.39%) Change Control
18 24 (3.39%) Information Security
19 22 (3.11%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 38 (5.37%) SQL
2 36 (5.09%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.83%) Python
4 10 (1.41%) Java
4 10 (1.41%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.41%) Perl
5 8 (1.13%) Bash Shell
6 7 (0.99%) C
7 4 (0.57%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.57%) VBScript
8 2 (0.28%) C#
8 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.14%) Korn
9 1 (0.14%) VB
9 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 222 (31.40%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (21.50%) CCNP
3 75 (10.61%) CCNA
4 72 (10.18%) Security Cleared
5 61 (8.63%) CCIE
6 46 (6.51%) SC Cleared
7 30 (4.24%) Degree
8 20 (2.83%) CCDP
8 20 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (2.55%) DV Cleared
10 14 (1.98%) JNCIA
11 10 (1.41%) CISSP
11 10 (1.41%) JNCIS
11 10 (1.41%) MCSA
12 8 (1.13%) Novell Certification
12 8 (1.13%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.99%) CISM
13 7 (0.99%) MCSE
13 7 (0.99%) PMP
13 7 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.09%) SLA
2 12 (1.70%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.99%) QA
5 6 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.71%) GDPR
6 5 (0.71%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.28%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.28%) FISMA
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.14%) SAS 70
System Software
1 118 (16.69%) Active Directory
2 72 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.11%) vSphere
5 18 (2.55%) BitLocker
6 16 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.41%) Docker
8 9 (1.27%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.85%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.42%) Firmware
11 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.28%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.28%) KVM
12 2 (0.28%) NFS
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.28%) SRDF
12 2 (0.28%) Xen
13 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 51 (7.21%) SCCM
2 13 (1.84%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (1.84%) SCOM
3 12 (1.70%) WSUS
4 11 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (1.41%) AirWatch
6 9 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.99%) Ansible
7 7 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
7 7 (0.99%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.71%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.57%) Nagios
9 4 (0.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 363 (51.34%) Cisco
2 137 (19.38%) Microsoft
3 105 (14.85%) VMware
4 90 (12.73%) Juniper
5 63 (8.91%) Citrix
6 58 (8.20%) CheckPoint
7 56 (7.92%) HP
8 54 (7.64%) F5
8 54 (7.64%) Palo Alto
9 37 (5.23%) SolarWinds
10 30 (4.24%) Apple
11 28 (3.96%) Aruba
11 28 (3.96%) Meraki
12 26 (3.68%) Riverbed
13 22 (3.11%) Mitel
14 21 (2.97%) Blue Coat
14 21 (2.97%) EMC
15 20 (2.83%) Polycom
16 19 (2.69%) McAfee
17 17 (2.40%) NetApp