Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 269 216 187
Rank change year-on-year -53 -29 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 361 160 538
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.01% 1.15% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.56% 10.31% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 123 370
10th Percentile £253 £250 £224
25th Percentile £353 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £441
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.98% +6.97%
75th Percentile £594 £534 £538
90th Percentile £674 £618 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 0 13
10th Percentile £22.00 " £14.94
25th Percentile £24.50 " £20.75
Median hourly rate £26.00 - £22.00
75th Percentile £46.16 " £48.75
90th Percentile £52.75 " £49.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £19.55
% change year-on-year -25.00% +53.43% +1.88%

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 3,420 1,552 3,886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.57% 11.15% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,348 1,052 2,677
10th Percentile £282 £263 £200
25th Percentile £413 £390 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £663
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 21 98
10th Percentile £11.25 £17.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £22.50 £18.49
Median hourly rate £22.25 £28.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.54% +30.23% +13.16%
75th Percentile £37.75 £43.75 £47.38
90th Percentile £53.45 £58.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £30.50 £25.84
% change year-on-year -32.75% +18.03% +36.00%

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -27 50 £509 -3.10% 30
South London +18 19 £336 +34.50% 2
West London -1 15 £400 -23.52% 12
East London -8 4 £465 +6.29% 8
North London 0 2 £450 +4.65% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 206 (57.06%) LAN
2 178 (49.31%) Cisco
3 117 (32.41%) Firewall
4 107 (29.64%) SD-WAN
5 105 (29.09%) VMware
6 96 (26.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 95 (26.32%) Security Cleared
7 95 (26.32%) Azure
8 91 (25.21%) SC Cleared
9 88 (24.38%) Windows
10 80 (22.16%) Active Directory
11 72 (19.94%) Data Centre
12 67 (18.56%) Network Architecture
13 66 (18.28%) Microsoft
14 61 (16.90%) DNS
14 61 (16.90%) Microsoft 365
15 60 (16.62%) VPN
16 55 (15.24%) Finance
17 53 (14.68%) DHCP
17 53 (14.68%) Hyper-V
18 51 (14.13%) Wireless
19 50 (13.85%) BGP
19 50 (13.85%) Cisco Certification
19 50 (13.85%) Social Skills
20 47 (13.02%) Linux
20 47 (13.02%) Migration
20 47 (13.02%) AWS
21 45 (12.47%) TCP/IP
22 44 (12.19%) Citrix
22 44 (12.19%) Internet

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 16 (4.43%) WebSphere
2 14 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.60%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.77%) Confluence
5 9 (2.49%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.94%) IIS
6 7 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.66%) Apache
8 3 (0.83%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.55%) CMS
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.77%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 95 (26.32%) Azure
2 61 (16.90%) Microsoft 365
3 47 (13.02%) AWS
4 27 (7.48%) GCP
5 26 (7.20%) IaaS
6 25 (6.93%) PaaS
7 18 (4.99%) SaaS
8 12 (3.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (3.05%) GitHub
10 10 (2.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (1.66%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (1.66%) SoftLayer
12 5 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (1.39%) AWS CodeCommit
12 5 (1.39%) AWS CodePipeline
12 5 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.39%) Google Workspace
12 5 (1.39%) Mimecast
12 5 (1.39%) OneDrive
13 4 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 206 (57.06%) LAN
2 117 (32.41%) Firewall
3 107 (29.64%) SD-WAN
4 61 (16.90%) DNS
5 60 (16.62%) VPN
6 53 (14.68%) DHCP
7 51 (14.13%) Wireless
8 50 (13.85%) BGP
9 45 (12.47%) TCP/IP
10 44 (12.19%) Internet
11 40 (11.08%) MPLS
11 40 (11.08%) Network Security
12 36 (9.97%) OSPF
13 34 (9.42%) VLAN
14 27 (7.48%) Ethernet
14 27 (7.48%) SAN
15 25 (6.93%) VoIP
15 25 (6.93%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (6.09%) Cisco Nexus
17 20 (5.54%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.77%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (1.94%) DB2
5 6 (1.66%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.11%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.83%) MySQL
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.55%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.55%) Big Data
9 2 (0.55%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.55%) HBase
9 2 (0.55%) Riak
10 1 (0.28%) Metadata
10 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (3.32%) Jenkins
1 12 (3.32%) JIRA
2 9 (2.49%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.39%) GitLab
4 3 (0.83%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.55%) Bitbucket Server
5 2 (0.55%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.55%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.28%) Maven
General
1 55 (15.24%) Finance
2 50 (13.85%) Social Skills
3 30 (8.31%) Public Sector
4 23 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 16 (4.43%) Banking
7 13 (3.60%) Organisational Skills
8 11 (3.05%) Legal
9 9 (2.49%) Presentation Skills
10 5 (1.39%) Local Government
11 4 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (1.11%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (0.83%) Marketing
13 2 (0.55%) Back Office
13 2 (0.55%) Billing
13 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.55%) French Language
13 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 102 (28.25%) Architect
2 84 (23.27%) Network Engineer
3 28 (7.76%) Technical Architect
4 27 (7.48%) Analyst
5 25 (6.93%) Network Architect
6 20 (5.54%) Security Architect
6 20 (5.54%) Support Engineer
7 15 (4.16%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (3.60%) Project Manager
9 12 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (3.32%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (2.77%) Desktop Support
10 10 (2.77%) IT Engineer
10 10 (2.77%) Product Manager
10 10 (2.77%) Security Engineer
10 10 (2.77%) Test Manager
11 9 (2.49%) Azure Engineer
11 9 (2.49%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.49%) Middleware
2 7 (1.94%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (1.66%) XML
4 4 (1.11%) HTML
4 4 (1.11%) JSON
4 4 (1.11%) SOAP
4 4 (1.11%) XMPP
4 4 (1.11%) XSLT
5 3 (0.83%) .NET
5 3 (0.83%) Web Services
6 2 (0.55%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.55%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.55%) Django
6 2 (0.55%) Express
6 2 (0.55%) LDAP
6 2 (0.55%) MEAN Stack
6 2 (0.55%) Node.js
6 2 (0.55%) REST
6 2 (0.55%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 72 (19.94%) Data Centre
2 29 (8.03%) Public Cloud
3 11 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.49%) Clustering
4 9 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (2.49%) iPad
4 9 (2.49%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.94%) BYOD
5 7 (1.94%) iPhone
5 7 (1.94%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.66%) Fibre Optics
6 6 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.39%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.39%) Replication
8 4 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.11%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.11%) PKI
9 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 88 (24.38%) Windows
2 47 (13.02%) Linux
3 26 (7.20%) Windows Server
4 23 (6.37%) Windows 10
5 17 (4.71%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (4.16%) Windows Server 2019
7 14 (3.88%) Windows 7
8 13 (3.60%) Unix
8 13 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.22%) Solaris
12 6 (1.66%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.11%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.83%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.83%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.55%) Android
15 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.28%) CentOS
16 1 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (18.56%) Network Architecture
2 47 (13.02%) Migration
3 37 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (9.42%) ITIL
5 33 (9.14%) Cybersecurity
6 28 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (7.20%) DevOps
8 22 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 21 (5.82%) Project Management
10 17 (4.71%) Network Management
11 16 (4.43%) Project Delivery
12 15 (4.16%) Customer Requirements
12 15 (4.16%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (4.16%) Information Security
12 15 (4.16%) Load Balancing
13 14 (3.88%) Change Management
14 13 (3.60%) Network Design
15 12 (3.32%) Infrastructure as Code
16 11 (3.05%) Business Case
16 11 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.70%) SQL
2 31 (8.59%) Python
3 15 (4.16%) Java
4 13 (3.60%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.32%) PowerShell
6 10 (2.77%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.49%) C
8 5 (1.39%) Perl
8 5 (1.39%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.11%) C++
10 3 (0.83%) C#
10 3 (0.83%) Ruby
11 2 (0.55%) PHP
11 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.55%) VB
11 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.28%) Tcl
12 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 91 (25.21%) SC Cleared
3 50 (13.85%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (9.14%) CCNP
5 19 (5.26%) CCNA
5 19 (5.26%) CISSP
6 16 (4.43%) CESG Certified Professional
7 15 (4.16%) Degree
8 14 (3.88%) CCIE
9 8 (2.22%) JNCIS
10 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.66%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.39%) CCDA
12 5 (1.39%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.39%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
13 4 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (1.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.16%) NCSC
2 13 (3.60%) QA
3 9 (2.49%) SLA
4 6 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.39%) PMO
6 3 (0.83%) GDPR
6 3 (0.83%) HL7
6 3 (0.83%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.55%) COBIT
7 2 (0.55%) DICOM
7 2 (0.55%) GRC
7 2 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.28%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.28%) NIST
8 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 96 (26.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (22.16%) Active Directory
3 53 (14.68%) Hyper-V
4 20 (5.54%) NFS
5 14 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (3.60%) VMware NSX
6 13 (3.60%) vSphere
7 8 (2.22%) KVM
7 8 (2.22%) Xen
8 7 (1.94%) SRDF
8 7 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (1.39%) Docker
10 4 (1.11%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.83%) XenApp
12 2 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 31 (8.59%) SCCM
2 25 (6.93%) Ansible
3 18 (4.99%) Terraform
4 11 (3.05%) FortiGate
4 11 (3.05%) Puppet
5 9 (2.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.39%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.39%) SCOM
8 4 (1.11%) Nagios
8 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.11%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.83%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 2 (0.55%) OPNET
10 2 (0.55%) SCSM
10 2 (0.55%) WSUS
11 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 178 (49.31%) Cisco
2 105 (29.09%) VMware
3 66 (18.28%) Microsoft
4 44 (12.19%) Citrix
5 33 (9.14%) Juniper
6 30 (8.31%) Oracle
7 26 (7.20%) CheckPoint
7 26 (7.20%) F5
8 25 (6.93%) Palo Alto
9 24 (6.65%) Google
10 22 (6.09%) Meraki
11 20 (5.54%) Dell
11 20 (5.54%) NetApp
12 16 (4.43%) IBM
13 15 (4.16%) SolarWinds
14 14 (3.88%) Red Hat
15 12 (3.32%) Apple
15 12 (3.32%) EMC
16 10 (2.77%) Fortinet
17 9 (2.49%) Aruba