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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 150 115
Rank change year-on-year -33 -35  
Contract jobs citing WAN 283 354 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.38% 1.66% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.60% 11.94% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 229 325
Median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 12
Median hourly rate £50.00 £20.00 £17.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% +12.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.30 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.50 £23.60 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year +20.93% -5.49%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2246 2965 3125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.98% 13.87% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1499 2020 2020
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 47 93
Median hourly rate £24.93 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.31% +15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £12.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -18 53 £426 -10.26% 15
New Malden - 6 - -
Croydon +1 5 £450 -11.98%
Heathrow - 2 £350 -
Canary Wharf +4 1 - -
Bromley +4 1 £325 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £168 -
Westminster - 1 £475 -
Greenwich - 1 £150 -
West End of London - 1 £400 - 2
Brentford - 1 £365 - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 473 (80.72%) LAN
2 325 (55.46%) Cisco
3 248 (42.32%) Firewall
4 209 (35.67%) Windows
5 169 (28.84%) Cisco Certification
6 159 (27.13%) Data Centre
7 157 (26.79%) Active Directory
8 148 (25.26%) VPN
9 134 (22.87%) Wireless
10 129 (22.01%) VMware
11 116 (19.80%) MPLS
12 115 (19.62%) CCNP
13 112 (19.11%) Microsoft
13 112 (19.11%) Finance
14 109 (18.60%) TCP/IP
15 97 (16.55%) Juniper
16 94 (16.04%) Citrix
17 93 (15.87%) Migration
17 93 (15.87%) Network Security
18 91 (15.53%) ITIL
19 90 (15.36%) DNS
20 87 (14.85%) Windows Server
21 81 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
22 75 (12.80%) CCNA
22 75 (12.80%) Linux
23 74 (12.63%) CCIE
24 72 (12.29%) DHCP
25 71 (12.12%) BGP
25 71 (12.12%) Network Design
26 69 (11.77%) CheckPoint

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 44 (7.51%) MS Exchange
2 40 (6.83%) SharePoint
3 27 (4.61%) Skype for Business
4 18 (3.07%) IIS
5 14 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.54%) Apache
7 9 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.19%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.02%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.34%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.17%) DataSynapse
13 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.17%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.17%) JBoss
13 1 (0.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 51 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 67 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (10.24%) Office 365
4 29 (4.95%) IaaS
5 22 (3.75%) PaaS
6 16 (2.73%) SaaS
7 10 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.37%) Yammer
9 6 (1.02%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.68%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.34%) Route 53
13 1 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 473 (80.72%) LAN
2 248 (42.32%) Firewall
3 148 (25.26%) VPN
4 134 (22.87%) Wireless
5 116 (19.80%) MPLS
6 109 (18.60%) TCP/IP
7 93 (15.87%) Network Security
8 90 (15.36%) DNS
9 72 (12.29%) DHCP
10 71 (12.12%) BGP
11 63 (10.75%) SAN
12 62 (10.58%) OSPF
13 60 (10.24%) Cisco ASA
14 57 (9.73%) Wi-Fi
15 54 (9.22%) Internet
16 51 (8.70%) VoIP
17 50 (8.53%) Cisco IOS
17 50 (8.53%) WLAN
18 43 (7.34%) VLAN
19 39 (6.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.02%) MySQL
2 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.85%) Big Data
3 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.51%) Power BI
6 2 (0.34%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.17%) HBase
7 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.85%) JIRA
3 5 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.68%) Artifactory
4 4 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.51%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.51%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.17%) MSI
General
1 112 (19.11%) Finance
2 41 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.29%) Banking
4 23 (3.92%) Legal
5 21 (3.58%) Retail
6 9 (1.54%) Multimedia
7 8 (1.37%) Law
7 8 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.19%) Billing
9 6 (1.02%) Back Office
9 6 (1.02%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.85%) Advertising
10 5 (0.85%) Marketing
11 3 (0.51%) French Language
12 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.34%) Games
12 2 (0.34%) Military
12 2 (0.34%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 145 (24.74%) Network Engineer
2 97 (16.55%) Architect
3 72 (12.29%) Analyst
4 54 (9.22%) Project Manager
5 47 (8.02%) Cisco Engineer
6 41 (7.00%) Network Architect
7 40 (6.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 36 (6.14%) Network Analyst
8 36 (6.14%) Support Engineer
9 33 (5.63%) Senior Network Engineer
10 29 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (4.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 27 (4.61%) Infrastructure Manager
12 26 (4.44%) Support Analyst
13 25 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
14 23 (3.92%) LAN Engineer
14 23 (3.92%) Technical Architect
15 22 (3.75%) Consultant
16 21 (3.58%) Infrastructure Architect
17 20 (3.41%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.97%) 802.1X
2 19 (3.24%) Web Services
3 11 (1.88%) Middleware
4 7 (1.19%) HTML
5 4 (0.68%) .NET
5 4 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.51%) SOAP
7 2 (0.34%) CSS
7 2 (0.34%) JSON
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.17%) Core Data
8 1 (0.17%) Leaflet
8 1 (0.17%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (0.17%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.17%) SAML
8 1 (0.17%) Sensu
8 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.17%) XML
8 1 (0.17%) XMPP
8 1 (0.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 159 (27.13%) Data Centre
2 51 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.56%) Clustering
5 14 (2.39%) Smartphone
6 13 (2.22%) Private Cloud
6 13 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.88%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.54%) BYOD
8 9 (1.54%) PKI
9 8 (1.37%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.19%) NHS
11 6 (1.02%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.02%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.68%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.68%) Replication
12 4 (0.68%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 209 (35.67%) Windows
2 87 (14.85%) Windows Server
3 75 (12.80%) Linux
4 60 (10.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (8.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (6.48%) Windows 7
7 34 (5.80%) Windows 10
8 28 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (4.27%) Unix
10 16 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.71%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.54%) Android
12 9 (1.54%) SUSE
12 9 (1.54%) Windows XP
13 7 (1.19%) Solaris
14 5 (0.85%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.34%) AIX
16 2 (0.34%) NetWare
16 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (15.87%) Migration
2 91 (15.53%) ITIL
3 71 (12.12%) Network Design
4 54 (9.22%) Project Management
5 51 (8.70%) Load Balancing
6 50 (8.53%) Network Management
7 43 (7.34%) High Availability
8 38 (6.48%) DevOps
9 37 (6.31%) Change Management
10 34 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 33 (5.63%) Service Management
12 32 (5.46%) PRINCE2
13 28 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (3.75%) Network Architecture
15 22 (3.75%) Network Monitoring
16 19 (3.24%) TOGAF
17 18 (3.07%) Asset Management
18 15 (2.56%) Information Security
18 15 (2.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 44 (7.51%) SQL
2 26 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.54%) Java
4 8 (1.37%) Lisp
4 8 (1.37%) Perl
5 6 (1.02%) C
5 6 (1.02%) Python
6 5 (0.85%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.68%) Korn
7 4 (0.68%) PHP
8 3 (0.51%) Groovy
8 3 (0.51%) VBScript
9 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.34%) Tcl
10 1 (0.17%) Go
10 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.17%) Ruby
10 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.17%) VB
10 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 169 (28.84%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (19.62%) CCNP
3 75 (12.80%) CCNA
4 74 (12.63%) CCIE
5 55 (9.39%) Security Cleared
6 33 (5.63%) SC Cleared
7 28 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (4.10%) MCSE
9 18 (3.07%) JNCIS
10 15 (2.56%) JNCIE
11 12 (2.05%) Degree
12 11 (1.88%) CCDP
12 11 (1.88%) DV Cleared
12 11 (1.88%) PMP
13 9 (1.54%) CCDA
13 9 (1.54%) PMI Certification
13 9 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (1.37%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.37%) JNCIP
14 8 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.10%) SLA
2 9 (1.54%) QA
3 7 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.34%) GMP
6 2 (0.34%) PMO
7 1 (0.17%) BS25999
7 1 (0.17%) GPG13
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 157 (26.79%) Active Directory
2 81 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (2.73%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (2.05%) Docker
7 11 (1.88%) vSphere
7 11 (1.88%) XenApp
8 9 (1.54%) vCloud
9 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.85%) Xen
10 4 (0.68%) KVM
10 4 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.51%) Firmware
11 3 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.51%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.51%) LXC
11 3 (0.51%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.51%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (2.73%) SCCM
2 15 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (2.05%) Nagios
4 11 (1.88%) Ansible
4 11 (1.88%) Cisco UCCX
4 11 (1.88%) FortiGate
5 8 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (1.37%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.37%) SCOM
5 8 (1.37%) vCenter Server
6 7 (1.19%) Terraform
7 6 (1.02%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.02%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.02%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.85%) WSUS
9 4 (0.68%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.68%) Grafana
9 4 (0.68%) Puppet
9 4 (0.68%) vMotion
9 4 (0.68%) WMI
Vendors
1 325 (55.46%) Cisco
2 129 (22.01%) VMware
3 112 (19.11%) Microsoft
4 97 (16.55%) Juniper
5 94 (16.04%) Citrix
6 69 (11.77%) CheckPoint
7 67 (11.43%) Palo Alto
8 49 (8.36%) F5
9 42 (7.17%) HP
10 35 (5.97%) SolarWinds
11 32 (5.46%) Fortinet
12 29 (4.95%) Avaya
12 29 (4.95%) NetApp
13 27 (4.61%) Riverbed
14 25 (4.27%) Oracle
14 25 (4.27%) Red Hat
15 17 (2.90%) Dell
16 16 (2.73%) Arista
17 15 (2.56%) Aruba
17 15 (2.56%) EMC
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