Period
to 20 May 2019

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 May 2019 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 183 188 171
Rank change year-on-year +5 -17 -17
Contract jobs citing WAN 617 685 611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.53% 1.50% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.76% 12.30% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 453 421
London median daily rate £450 £405 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.41% -2.35%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £227
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 22
London median hourly rate £44.18 £16.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +163.76% -58.13% +66.67%
10th Percentile £19.50 £10.03 £12.88
90th Percentile £47.50 £39.57 £88.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -22.68%

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 4,179 5,569 4,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.36% 12.19% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,835 3,852 3,170
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £220 £213 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
England median daily rate £435 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.35% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 170 138
London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.50% -11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £14.75 £12.75 £12.88
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.73 £20.00 £19.90
% change year-on-year -1.35% +0.50% -20.40%

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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 +47 165 £425 +9.68% 11
West London +28 52 £450 +56.52% 4
South London -7 16 £413 -18.72% 1
East London -28 9 £590 +81.54% 2
North London -10 4 £588 +57.19%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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.

1 439 (71.15%) LAN
2 315 (51.05%) Cisco
3 291 (47.16%) Firewall
4 175 (28.36%) Windows
5 173 (28.04%) VPN
6 166 (26.90%) Active Directory
7 158 (25.61%) Data Centre
8 147 (23.82%) DNS
9 144 (23.34%) Cisco Certification
9 144 (23.34%) Finance
10 137 (22.20%) Microsoft
11 133 (21.56%) TCP/IP
12 129 (20.91%) MPLS
13 124 (20.10%) CheckPoint
14 115 (18.64%) Wireless
15 114 (18.48%) BGP
16 112 (18.15%) DHCP
17 111 (17.99%) VMware
18 110 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
18 110 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
19 99 (16.05%) OSPF
20 92 (14.91%) Network Security
21 88 (14.26%) Office 365
22 84 (13.61%) ITIL
23 81 (13.13%) Migration
24 79 (12.80%) CCNP
25 77 (12.48%) Juniper
26 75 (12.16%) Network Design
27 74 (11.99%) Internet
27 74 (11.99%) Cisco Nexus

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 30 (4.86%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 24 (3.89%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.13%) Confluence
6 5 (0.81%) IIS
7 4 (0.65%) JBoss
8 3 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.32%) Apache
9 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.16%) SAS
10 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 67 (10.86%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.16%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 110 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
1 110 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (14.26%) Office 365
3 28 (4.54%) IaaS
4 21 (3.40%) PaaS
5 18 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (2.92%) SaaS
6 14 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 13 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (1.62%) Amazon ELB
9 8 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (1.13%) Datadog
10 7 (1.13%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.81%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.65%) Sumo Logic
14 3 (0.49%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.49%) G Suite
14 3 (0.49%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 439 (71.15%) LAN
2 291 (47.16%) Firewall
3 173 (28.04%) VPN
4 147 (23.82%) DNS
5 133 (21.56%) TCP/IP
6 129 (20.91%) MPLS
7 115 (18.64%) Wireless
8 114 (18.48%) BGP
9 112 (18.15%) DHCP
10 99 (16.05%) OSPF
11 92 (14.91%) Network Security
12 74 (11.99%) Cisco Nexus
12 74 (11.99%) Internet
13 65 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
14 55 (8.91%) WLAN
15 53 (8.59%) VLAN
16 48 (7.78%) SAN
17 46 (7.46%) EIGRP
18 45 (7.29%) VoIP
19 34 (5.51%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.81%) RDBMS
3 5 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.65%) Big Data
4 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.16%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.16%) MySQL
7 1 (0.16%) Power BI
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.30%) JIRA
2 5 (0.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.49%) Subversion
3 3 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.32%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.32%) Hudson
4 2 (0.32%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.16%) MSI
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.16%) Zephyr
General
1 144 (23.34%) Finance
2 40 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 39 (6.32%) Banking
4 33 (5.35%) Financial Institution
5 30 (4.86%) Retail
6 17 (2.76%) Law
7 13 (2.11%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.94%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.97%) Legal
10 3 (0.49%) Back Office
10 3 (0.49%) Billing
10 3 (0.49%) German Language
10 3 (0.49%) Local Government
11 2 (0.32%) Advertising
11 2 (0.32%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Front Office
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 188 (30.47%) Network Engineer
2 94 (15.24%) Architect
3 70 (11.35%) Analyst
4 50 (8.10%) Senior Network Engineer
5 40 (6.48%) Project Manager
6 37 (6.00%) Network Architect
7 36 (5.83%) Support Engineer
8 35 (5.67%) Security Engineer
9 34 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 33 (5.35%) Cisco Engineer
11 32 (5.19%) WAN Engineer
12 30 (4.86%) Consultant
13 28 (4.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 27 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
15 26 (4.21%) Network Security Engineer
16 24 (3.89%) Desktop Support
17 23 (3.73%) IT Support
18 21 (3.40%) Infrastructure Architect
18 21 (3.40%) Service Analyst
18 21 (3.40%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.21%) Web Services
2 19 (3.08%) 802.1X
3 11 (1.78%) REST
4 10 (1.62%) SOAP
5 9 (1.46%) XMPP
6 8 (1.30%) JSON
6 8 (1.30%) XML
6 8 (1.30%) YAML
7 7 (1.13%) LDAP
8 5 (0.81%) J2EE
8 5 (0.81%) Middleware
8 5 (0.81%) RESTful
9 4 (0.65%) Jinja
10 3 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 2 (0.32%) Node.js
11 2 (0.32%) WebSockets
12 1 (0.16%) CSS
12 1 (0.16%) Regular Expression
12 1 (0.16%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 158 (25.61%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.86%) Video Conferencing
3 26 (4.21%) Public Cloud
3 26 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 20 (3.24%) Hedge funds
7 17 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.62%) Smartphone
9 9 (1.46%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.30%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.30%) iPhone
10 8 (1.30%) PKI
10 8 (1.30%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.13%) Replication
12 6 (0.97%) BYOD
12 6 (0.97%) CLARiiON
12 6 (0.97%) Clustering
12 6 (0.97%) iPad
13 5 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 175 (28.36%) Windows
2 68 (11.02%) Windows Server
3 51 (8.27%) Windows 10
4 50 (8.10%) Linux
4 50 (8.10%) Windows 7
4 50 (8.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (4.38%) Android
5 27 (4.38%) Unix
6 25 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.46%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.46%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.30%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.97%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.81%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.81%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.65%) Solaris
13 3 (0.49%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (13.61%) ITIL
2 81 (13.13%) Migration
3 75 (12.16%) Network Design
4 58 (9.40%) Network Management
5 53 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 47 (7.62%) Change Management
6 47 (7.62%) Project Management
7 44 (7.13%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (6.97%) DevOps
8 43 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (6.81%) Load Balancing
9 42 (6.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (6.32%) Network Monitoring
11 37 (6.00%) Network Architecture
12 33 (5.35%) Kalman Filter
13 31 (5.02%) High Availability
14 27 (4.38%) Information Security
14 27 (4.38%) Service Delivery
15 26 (4.21%) PRINCE2
16 25 (4.05%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (8.59%) Python
2 46 (7.46%) PowerShell
3 37 (6.00%) SQL
4 18 (2.92%) Perl
5 10 (1.62%) Bash Shell
5 10 (1.62%) C
6 8 (1.30%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.13%) VB
8 6 (0.97%) Java
9 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.32%) R
11 1 (0.16%) C++
11 1 (0.16%) PHP
11 1 (0.16%) Ruby
11 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 144 (23.34%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (12.80%) CCNP
3 69 (11.18%) CCIE
4 58 (9.40%) Security Cleared
5 57 (9.24%) CCNA
6 36 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (5.83%) SC Cleared
7 32 (5.19%) Degree
8 22 (3.57%) MCSE
9 17 (2.76%) CCDP
9 17 (2.76%) DV Cleared
10 14 (2.27%) MCSA
11 12 (1.94%) JNCIP
12 11 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (1.62%) BC Cleared
13 10 (1.62%) CCDA
13 10 (1.62%) CCSA
13 10 (1.62%) JNCIE
13 10 (1.62%) PMI Certification
14 9 (1.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.40%) SLA
2 17 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 13 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.62%) GDPR
5 9 (1.46%) PMO
6 7 (1.13%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.65%) FedRAMP
7 4 (0.65%) MiFID
7 4 (0.65%) QA
8 3 (0.49%) COBIT
9 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 166 (26.90%) Active Directory
2 74 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.94%) Docker
6 11 (1.78%) XenApp
6 11 (1.78%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (0.97%) ProxySG
9 6 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.65%) Firmware
10 4 (0.65%) vSphere
11 3 (0.49%) KVM
11 3 (0.49%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.49%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.49%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.32%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 29 (4.70%) Ansible
2 25 (4.05%) SCCM
3 19 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
4 18 (2.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (2.59%) Failover Clustering
6 15 (2.43%) Puppet
7 11 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.46%) Kubernetes
9 8 (1.30%) Nagios
10 6 (0.97%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.97%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (0.97%) Terraform
10 6 (0.97%) vMotion
11 5 (0.81%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.81%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.65%) Cacti
12 4 (0.65%) Cisco CME
12 4 (0.65%) Istio
13 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 315 (51.05%) Cisco
2 137 (22.20%) Microsoft
3 124 (20.10%) CheckPoint
4 111 (17.99%) VMware
5 77 (12.48%) Juniper
6 68 (11.02%) F5
7 65 (10.53%) Palo Alto
8 58 (9.40%) Citrix
9 44 (7.13%) Dell
10 37 (6.00%) HP
11 36 (5.83%) SolarWinds
12 27 (4.38%) Riverbed
13 26 (4.21%) Oracle
14 24 (3.89%) Meraki
15 23 (3.73%) Aruba
16 21 (3.40%) Nimble Storage
17 20 (3.24%) EMC
17 20 (3.24%) Red Hat
18 19 (3.08%) Apple
18 19 (3.08%) Fortinet