Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 168 135
Rank change year-on-year -24 -33 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 665 720 837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.41% 1.60% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.25% 11.48% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 468 564
London median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £180 £225 £213
90th Percentile £586 £625 £546
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 32
London median hourly rate £19.10 £31.50 £20.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.37% +50.09% +13.45%
10th Percentile £15.19 £15.79 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.75 £55.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £17.38 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.02% +25.71% -12.50%

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 5430 6270 5907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.53% 13.90% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3643 4098 3904
London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.13% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £219
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 142 178
London median hourly rate £19.57 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.74 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £50.00 £44.13
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -19 112 £400 -11.11% 21
West London -7 37 £340 -20.00% 5
South London -48 27 £313 -30.56% 3
North London -6 8 £438 +118.75%
East London -9 7 £140 -62.67% 4
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 543 (81.65%) LAN
2 299 (44.96%) Cisco
3 264 (39.70%) Firewall
4 225 (33.83%) Windows
5 191 (28.72%) Data Centre
6 171 (25.71%) Active Directory
7 156 (23.46%) VMware
8 145 (21.80%) Cisco Certification
8 145 (21.80%) Microsoft
9 134 (20.15%) Finance
10 129 (19.40%) VPN
11 124 (18.65%) TCP/IP
12 116 (17.44%) Windows Server
13 114 (17.14%) Wireless
14 109 (16.39%) Network Security
15 106 (15.94%) ITIL
16 102 (15.34%) Linux
16 102 (15.34%) MPLS
17 101 (15.19%) DNS
17 101 (15.19%) Migration
18 98 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
19 86 (12.93%) CCNP
19 86 (12.93%) SAN
20 82 (12.33%) DHCP
21 80 (12.03%) Citrix
22 79 (11.88%) CheckPoint
22 79 (11.88%) Wi-Fi
23 76 (11.43%) Juniper
24 73 (10.98%) Internet
25 68 (10.23%) Amazon AWS

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 63 (9.47%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.01%) IIS
3 19 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 17 (2.56%) Skype for Business
5 16 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.35%) Apache
8 8 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.90%) CMS
10 5 (0.75%) Confluence
10 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.75%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.60%) Drupal
11 4 (0.60%) JBoss
11 4 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.60%) WordPress
12 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 59 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.75%) HipChat
6 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.30%) Maximo
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Eikon
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 68 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (10.08%) Office 365
3 66 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (4.96%) IaaS
5 31 (4.66%) PaaS
6 27 (4.06%) SaaS
7 10 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.75%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.75%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
10 4 (0.60%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.30%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.15%) Akamai
12 1 (0.15%) GitHub
12 1 (0.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 543 (81.65%) LAN
2 264 (39.70%) Firewall
3 129 (19.40%) VPN
4 124 (18.65%) TCP/IP
5 114 (17.14%) Wireless
6 109 (16.39%) Network Security
7 102 (15.34%) MPLS
8 101 (15.19%) DNS
9 86 (12.93%) SAN
10 82 (12.33%) DHCP
11 79 (11.88%) Wi-Fi
12 73 (10.98%) Internet
13 66 (9.92%) WLAN
14 64 (9.62%) BGP
15 62 (9.32%) VoIP
16 61 (9.17%) OSPF
17 56 (8.42%) Cisco Nexus
18 51 (7.67%) Cisco ASA
19 50 (7.52%) VLAN
20 46 (6.92%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.90%) Big Data
3 6 (0.90%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.60%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.60%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.60%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.45%) MySQL
6 3 (0.45%) Power BI
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.30%) DB2
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.15%) HBase
8 1 (0.15%) Impala
8 1 (0.15%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.15%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (2.41%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.90%) JIRA
3 6 (0.90%) TeamCity
3 6 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.75%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.75%) git-flow
4 5 (0.75%) Maven
5 4 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.15%) MSI
7 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 134 (20.15%) Finance
2 57 (8.57%) Banking
3 41 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.61%) Retail
5 20 (3.01%) Legal
6 19 (2.86%) Law
7 16 (2.41%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.50%) Billing
9 7 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.90%) Marketing
11 5 (0.75%) Advertising
11 5 (0.75%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.60%) Music Industry
12 4 (0.60%) Publishing
13 3 (0.45%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Back Office
14 2 (0.30%) Electronics
15 1 (0.15%) Games
15 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (22.41%) Network Engineer
2 80 (12.03%) Architect
3 77 (11.58%) Analyst
4 63 (9.47%) Cisco Engineer
4 63 (9.47%) Project Manager
5 49 (7.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 43 (6.47%) Support Engineer
7 41 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (5.71%) Desktop Support
9 36 (5.41%) Network Architect
10 30 (4.51%) Senior Network Engineer
10 30 (4.51%) Support Analyst
11 29 (4.36%) Infrastructure Manager
12 27 (4.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 24 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
13 24 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
14 23 (3.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 23 (3.46%) Service Analyst
15 21 (3.16%) Consultant
15 21 (3.16%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.56%) .NET
2 14 (2.11%) Middleware
3 12 (1.80%) Node.js
3 12 (1.80%) Web Services
4 10 (1.50%) 802.1X
5 8 (1.20%) XML
6 5 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (0.75%) JSON
7 4 (0.60%) Sensu
8 3 (0.45%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.45%) LAMP
9 2 (0.30%) HTML
9 2 (0.30%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.30%) React
9 2 (0.30%) SOAP
9 2 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.15%) OAuth
10 1 (0.15%) OpenID
10 1 (0.15%) RESTful
10 1 (0.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 191 (28.72%) Data Centre
2 47 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (2.86%) Replication
6 16 (2.41%) Private Cloud
7 15 (2.26%) Clustering
7 15 (2.26%) iPhone
8 13 (1.95%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.80%) Blackberry
9 12 (1.80%) BYOD
9 12 (1.80%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.65%) PKI
11 10 (1.50%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.50%) NHS
12 9 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.20%) iPad
13 8 (1.20%) Smartphone
14 6 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 225 (33.83%) Windows
2 116 (17.44%) Windows Server
3 102 (15.34%) Linux
4 64 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (8.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (6.77%) Windows 7
7 42 (6.32%) Windows 10
8 35 (5.26%) Unix
9 30 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (3.16%) CentOS
12 14 (2.11%) Windows XP
13 11 (1.65%) Android
14 9 (1.35%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.20%) SUSE
16 7 (1.05%) Apple iOS
16 7 (1.05%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.05%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.75%) NetWare
17 5 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (15.94%) ITIL
2 101 (15.19%) Migration
3 64 (9.62%) Project Management
4 59 (8.87%) Network Design
5 52 (7.82%) Network Management
6 50 (7.52%) DevOps
7 42 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (6.32%) Change Management
8 40 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (5.71%) Service Delivery
10 36 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
11 33 (4.96%) Load Balancing
12 31 (4.66%) High Availability
12 31 (4.66%) PRINCE2
13 30 (4.51%) Open Source
14 29 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
15 28 (4.21%) Information Security
16 26 (3.91%) Service Management
17 25 (3.76%) Network Architecture
17 25 (3.76%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 56 (8.42%) SQL
2 36 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 28 (4.21%) Bash Shell
4 22 (3.31%) Python
5 17 (2.56%) Java
6 12 (1.80%) Perl
7 10 (1.50%) C
8 9 (1.35%) Ruby
9 7 (1.05%) Groovy
10 6 (0.90%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.75%) PHP
12 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.60%) VBScript
13 3 (0.45%) VBA
14 2 (0.30%) C++
14 2 (0.30%) Korn
15 1 (0.15%) C#
15 1 (0.15%) Scala
15 1 (0.15%) Tcl
15 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 145 (21.80%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (12.93%) CCNP
3 54 (8.12%) CCIE
4 48 (7.22%) CCNA
5 43 (6.47%) Security Cleared
6 38 (5.71%) Degree
7 36 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (3.76%) MCSE
9 19 (2.86%) SC Cleared
10 17 (2.56%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.65%) JNCIS
12 10 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.35%) CISSP
14 8 (1.20%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 8 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (1.05%) CCDA
15 7 (1.05%) CCSE
15 7 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.05%) JNCIP
16 6 (0.90%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.06%) SLA
2 14 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.50%) GDPR
4 7 (1.05%) MiFID
4 7 (1.05%) PMO
4 7 (1.05%) RMADS
5 6 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.45%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.45%) FATCA
7 3 (0.45%) IFRS
7 3 (0.45%) QA
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
System Software
1 171 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 98 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.62%) vSphere
4 35 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (4.36%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.65%) ProxySG
6 11 (1.65%) Samba
6 11 (1.65%) VMware NSX
7 9 (1.35%) Docker
7 9 (1.35%) XenApp
7 9 (1.35%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.05%) vCloud
9 7 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.75%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.60%) Gluster
12 2 (0.30%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.30%) LXC
12 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 42 (6.32%) SCCM
2 14 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.95%) Ansible
3 13 (1.95%) Nagios
4 12 (1.80%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.65%) Nessus
5 11 (1.65%) WMI
6 10 (1.50%) AirWatch
6 10 (1.50%) SCOM
6 10 (1.50%) Terraform
7 9 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (1.35%) FortiGate
8 8 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (1.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (0.90%) PowerCLI
10 6 (0.90%) vRealize
10 6 (0.90%) WSUS
11 5 (0.75%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.60%) Cacti
Vendors
1 299 (44.96%) Cisco
2 156 (23.46%) VMware
3 145 (21.80%) Microsoft
4 80 (12.03%) Citrix
5 79 (11.88%) CheckPoint
6 76 (11.43%) Juniper
7 67 (10.08%) Palo Alto
8 59 (8.87%) SolarWinds
9 52 (7.82%) HP
10 51 (7.67%) Riverbed
11 36 (5.41%) F5
12 29 (4.36%) NetApp
12 29 (4.36%) Red Hat
13 27 (4.06%) Avaya
13 27 (4.06%) Splunk
14 25 (3.76%) Fortinet
15 24 (3.61%) EMC
16 22 (3.31%) Mitel
17 21 (3.16%) Oracle
18 19 (2.86%) Apple