Period
to

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 12 August 2022 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 229 243 222
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21 -39
Contract jobs citing WAN 483 343 171
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.21% 1.10% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.35% 11.58% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 190 130
10th Percentile £225 £293 £236
25th Percentile £400 £366 £334
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -2.70%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £538
90th Percentile £724 £673 £601
England median daily rate £450 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 3
10th Percentile £24.26 £21.35 £42.96
25th Percentile £25.50 £24.50 £44.19
Median hourly rate £32.86 £25.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.86% -46.32% +44.10%
75th Percentile £47.02 £52.06 £49.38
90th Percentile £54.26 £53.45 £49.75
England median hourly rate £22.63 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +13.13% -5.88% +22.58%

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 3,911 2,961 1,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.77% 9.53% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,798 2,006 1,168
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £470
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.38% -1.05%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £575
90th Percentile £750 £705 £650
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 41 39
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.25 £14.90
25th Percentile £21.50 £16.28 £25.63
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -37.50% +83.91%
75th Percentile £47.11 £46.38 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £60.00 £52.75
England median hourly rate £32.50 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +49.43% -27.50% +39.26%

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -3 77 £475 -9.52% 19
West London +5 17 £375 +0.67% 10
South London -13 15 £460 +12.20% 8
North London +2 4 £185 -58.89%
East London -9 2 £198 -54.47% 14
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 321 (66.46%) LAN
2 236 (48.86%) Firewall
3 228 (47.20%) Cisco
4 162 (33.54%) SD-WAN
5 159 (32.92%) Azure
6 151 (31.26%) VPN
7 146 (30.23%) Microsoft
8 140 (28.99%) Windows
9 111 (22.98%) Data Centre
10 106 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
11 98 (20.29%) Wireless
12 97 (20.08%) Active Directory
13 93 (19.25%) Finance
14 91 (18.84%) Network Security
15 90 (18.63%) MPLS
16 89 (18.43%) Juniper
17 88 (18.22%) DNS
18 85 (17.60%) Palo Alto
19 84 (17.39%) Linux
20 79 (16.36%) Microsoft 365
21 77 (15.94%) DHCP
22 75 (15.53%) VMware
23 74 (15.32%) CCNP
24 72 (14.91%) BGP
25 71 (14.70%) TCP/IP
26 70 (14.49%) Social Skills
27 65 (13.46%) AWS
28 62 (12.84%) ITIL
29 61 (12.63%) Citrix
29 61 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure

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 29 (6.00%) WebSphere
2 18 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.52%) MS Exchange
4 14 (2.90%) Confluence
5 9 (1.86%) Apache
6 8 (1.66%) IIS
7 6 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.83%) nginx
10 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.21%) MTS
Applications
1 51 (10.56%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 4 (0.83%) RMDS
3 2 (0.41%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.21%) Eikon
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 159 (32.92%) Azure
2 79 (16.36%) Microsoft 365
3 65 (13.46%) AWS
4 30 (6.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 30 (6.21%) SaaS
5 29 (6.00%) PaaS
6 24 (4.97%) IaaS
7 22 (4.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 20 (4.14%) GCP
9 17 (3.52%) Azure DevOps
10 10 (2.07%) Azure Monitor
10 10 (2.07%) OneDrive
11 7 (1.45%) Akamai
11 7 (1.45%) Azure Storage
12 6 (1.24%) Google Workspace
13 5 (1.04%) Azure Pipelines
13 5 (1.04%) Azure Sentinel
13 5 (1.04%) GitHub
14 4 (0.83%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 4 (0.83%) Azure AKS
Communications & Networking
1 321 (66.46%) LAN
2 236 (48.86%) Firewall
3 162 (33.54%) SD-WAN
4 151 (31.26%) VPN
5 98 (20.29%) Wireless
6 91 (18.84%) Network Security
7 90 (18.63%) MPLS
8 88 (18.22%) DNS
9 77 (15.94%) DHCP
10 72 (14.91%) BGP
11 71 (14.70%) TCP/IP
12 60 (12.42%) Internet
13 56 (11.59%) Wi-Fi
14 55 (11.39%) OSPF
15 45 (9.32%) IPsec
16 42 (8.70%) VoIP
17 41 (8.49%) Cisco ASA
18 34 (7.04%) VLAN
19 33 (6.83%) Ethernet
20 24 (4.97%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.18%) DB2
2 22 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.24%) MySQL
4 5 (1.04%) Data Lake
4 5 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.04%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.21%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (3.31%) JIRA
2 13 (2.69%) SonarQube
3 9 (1.86%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.04%) Bitbucket Server
4 5 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.83%) GitLab
6 3 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.41%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 93 (19.25%) Finance
2 70 (14.49%) Social Skills
3 33 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 29 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.52%) Public Sector
6 16 (3.31%) Banking
7 12 (2.48%) Retail
8 9 (1.86%) Influencing Skills
8 9 (1.86%) Military
9 8 (1.66%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (1.45%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (1.24%) Legal
12 5 (1.04%) Law
12 5 (1.04%) Organisational Skills
13 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.41%) French Language
14 2 (0.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 142 (29.40%) Network Engineer
2 90 (18.63%) Architect
3 38 (7.87%) Infrastructure Architect
4 37 (7.66%) Analyst
4 37 (7.66%) Network Architect
5 28 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 26 (5.38%) Security Engineer
6 26 (5.38%) Senior Network Engineer
7 25 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (5.18%) Project Manager
8 24 (4.97%) Network Security Engineer
9 23 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 23 (4.76%) Support Engineer
10 19 (3.93%) Azure Engineer
11 18 (3.73%) Cloud Engineer
12 16 (3.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 14 (2.90%) Desktop Support
14 13 (2.69%) Network Manager
14 13 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (2.69%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.97%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (2.28%) JSON
3 10 (2.07%) 802.1X
4 8 (1.66%) YAML
5 7 (1.45%) XMPP
6 6 (1.24%) ARM Templates
6 6 (1.24%) HTML
6 6 (1.24%) XML
7 5 (1.04%) REST
7 5 (1.04%) SOAP
7 5 (1.04%) XSLT
8 4 (0.83%) SAML
9 3 (0.62%) Azure Blueprints
9 3 (0.62%) OAuth
9 3 (0.62%) OAuth2
9 3 (0.62%) OpenID
10 2 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.41%) Rendezvous
10 2 (0.41%) RESTful
10 2 (0.41%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 111 (22.98%) Data Centre
2 43 (8.90%) Public Cloud
3 24 (4.97%) Private Cloud
4 16 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (2.07%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.45%) User Experience
10 6 (1.24%) Clustering
10 6 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.04%) Fibre Optics
11 5 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.04%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.83%) CCTV
13 3 (0.62%) Housing Association
13 3 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.62%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.62%) NHS
13 3 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 140 (28.99%) Windows
2 84 (17.39%) Linux
3 36 (7.45%) Windows 10
4 27 (5.59%) Windows Server
5 26 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.11%) Unix
7 15 (3.11%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.90%) Mac OS
8 14 (2.90%) Windows 8
8 14 (2.90%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (2.07%) Android
10 7 (1.45%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (1.04%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.83%) VMS
12 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.62%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (12.84%) ITIL
2 60 (12.42%) Migration
3 53 (10.97%) Load Balancing
4 42 (8.70%) Agile
5 37 (7.66%) DevOps
6 36 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (7.25%) Network Design
8 34 (7.04%) Project Management
9 31 (6.42%) Network Management
10 28 (5.80%) Network Architecture
11 26 (5.38%) TOGAF
12 24 (4.97%) Change Management
12 24 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 23 (4.76%) Computer Science
13 23 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
13 23 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
14 22 (4.55%) Service Management
15 20 (4.14%) Project Delivery
15 20 (4.14%) Service Delivery
16 17 (3.52%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 28 (5.80%) Python
2 27 (5.59%) PowerShell
3 19 (3.93%) SQL
4 10 (2.07%) Java
5 9 (1.86%) C
6 7 (1.45%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.24%) Bash
7 6 (1.24%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.04%) Bicep
9 4 (0.83%) VB
10 3 (0.62%) Perl
10 3 (0.62%) VBScript
11 2 (0.41%) C#
11 2 (0.41%) Ruby
12 1 (0.21%) C++
12 1 (0.21%) PHP
12 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.21%) Tcl
12 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 106 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (15.32%) CCNP
3 59 (12.22%) CCNA
4 53 (10.97%) Security Cleared
5 46 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 44 (9.11%) Degree
7 34 (7.04%) CCIE
8 23 (4.76%) TOGAF Certification
9 14 (2.90%) CCDP
9 14 (2.90%) RHCA
10 12 (2.48%) JNCIS
10 12 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (2.28%) Master's Degree
12 9 (1.86%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 9 (1.86%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.66%) PMI Certification
13 8 (1.66%) PMP
14 7 (1.45%) CISSP
15 6 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.52%) SLA
2 15 (3.11%) QA
3 5 (1.04%) NIST
4 4 (0.83%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.41%) WCAG
6 1 (0.21%) GDPR
6 1 (0.21%) NCSC
6 1 (0.21%) PMO
6 1 (0.21%) RMADS
System Software
1 97 (20.08%) Active Directory
2 61 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (5.38%) vSphere
5 22 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.66%) Docker
7 6 (1.24%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.83%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.83%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.41%) Firmware
10 2 (0.41%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.21%) NFS
11 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.21%) vCloud
11 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (7.25%) Terraform
2 30 (6.21%) SCCM
3 28 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 24 (4.97%) Ansible
5 20 (4.14%) FortiGate
6 17 (3.52%) Kubernetes
7 8 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (1.66%) SCOM
8 7 (1.45%) AirWatch
8 7 (1.45%) WSUS
8 7 (1.45%) XenMobile
9 6 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (1.24%) SCSM
9 6 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.04%) Nagios
11 4 (0.83%) CASB
11 4 (0.83%) vRealize
11 4 (0.83%) VxRail
12 3 (0.62%) Kibana
12 3 (0.62%) Salt
Vendors
1 228 (47.20%) Cisco
2 146 (30.23%) Microsoft
3 89 (18.43%) Juniper
4 85 (17.60%) Palo Alto
5 75 (15.53%) VMware
6 61 (12.63%) Citrix
7 51 (10.56%) Meraki
8 44 (9.11%) CheckPoint
9 43 (8.90%) F5
9 43 (8.90%) Oracle
10 32 (6.63%) Fortinet
10 32 (6.63%) Zscaler
11 31 (6.42%) Aruba
11 31 (6.42%) Google
12 29 (6.00%) HP
13 28 (5.80%) Red Hat
14 24 (4.97%) IBM
15 19 (3.93%) Dell
16 17 (3.52%) SolarWinds
17 15 (3.11%) Apple