Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 178 156
Rank change year-on-year -8 -22 -15
Contract jobs citing WAN 689 605 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.50% 1.52% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.32% 12.84% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 417 455
London median daily rate £400 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% +13.33%
10th Percentile £175 £231 £233
90th Percentile £638 £625 £619
England median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 21
London median hourly rate £16.50 £50.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.00% +127.27% +17.65%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.88 £15.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £87.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +2.94% -20.34% +1.62%

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 5,592 4,713 5,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.17% 11.86% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,877 3,164 3,719
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £218 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £615 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 140 106
London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.68 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% +10.97% +6.70%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.87 £10.88
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018. 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 -41 126 £398 -0.63% 39
West London -22 46 £270 -26.03% 24
South London -42 35 £515 +14.44% 3
East London +3 24 £325 +54.76% 9
North London +8 6 £355 +42.00% 4
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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.

1 516 (74.89%) LAN
2 324 (47.02%) Cisco
3 277 (40.20%) Firewall
4 214 (31.06%) Cisco Certification
5 194 (28.16%) Windows
6 170 (24.67%) Data Centre
7 169 (24.53%) MPLS
8 151 (21.92%) ITIL
9 144 (20.90%) VPN
9 144 (20.90%) Wireless
10 140 (20.32%) DNS
11 136 (19.74%) CCNP
11 136 (19.74%) Finance
12 135 (19.59%) Microsoft
13 133 (19.30%) Active Directory
14 120 (17.42%) VMware
15 105 (15.24%) BGP
15 105 (15.24%) Office 365
16 102 (14.80%) DHCP
17 101 (14.66%) TCP/IP
18 97 (14.08%) Juniper
19 96 (13.93%) Internet
20 88 (12.77%) Migration
21 86 (12.48%) Network Security
22 85 (12.34%) CCNA
23 82 (11.90%) CheckPoint
23 82 (11.90%) OSPF
24 80 (11.61%) Wi-Fi
25 77 (11.18%) CCIE
26 76 (11.03%) 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 47 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.05%) Skype for Business
3 20 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.74%) IIS
6 7 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.73%) Apache
8 5 (0.73%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.58%) CMS
9 4 (0.58%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.44%) Confluence
10 3 (0.44%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.44%) JBoss
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 67 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Relativity
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 105 (15.24%) Office 365
2 67 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (6.97%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (5.08%) PaaS
5 34 (4.93%) IaaS
6 22 (3.19%) SaaS
7 6 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.87%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.44%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.44%) GitHub
10 3 (0.44%) Route 53
10 3 (0.44%) Serverless
10 3 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 516 (74.89%) LAN
2 277 (40.20%) Firewall
3 169 (24.53%) MPLS
4 144 (20.90%) VPN
4 144 (20.90%) Wireless
5 140 (20.32%) DNS
6 105 (15.24%) BGP
7 102 (14.80%) DHCP
8 101 (14.66%) TCP/IP
9 96 (13.93%) Internet
10 86 (12.48%) Network Security
11 82 (11.90%) OSPF
12 80 (11.61%) Wi-Fi
13 65 (9.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 64 (9.29%) Cisco ASA
15 59 (8.56%) VLAN
16 52 (7.55%) VoIP
17 49 (7.11%) WLAN
18 39 (5.66%) SSL
19 38 (5.52%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.16%) Big Data
2 8 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.02%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.02%) HBase
4 3 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.15%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.15%) Redis
6 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.73%) JIRA
2 4 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.29%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.29%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.29%) JUnit
4 2 (0.29%) Maven
4 2 (0.29%) Subversion
4 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 136 (19.74%) Finance
2 39 (5.66%) Banking
2 39 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.06%) Retail
4 17 (2.47%) Legal
5 15 (2.18%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.60%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.45%) Advertising
8 6 (0.87%) Law
9 5 (0.73%) Billing
10 4 (0.58%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.44%) Local Government
11 3 (0.44%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Games
12 2 (0.29%) Marketing
12 2 (0.29%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 190 (27.58%) Network Engineer
2 106 (15.38%) Architect
3 71 (10.30%) Analyst
4 64 (9.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 53 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 49 (7.11%) Desktop Support
7 48 (6.97%) Project Manager
8 43 (6.24%) Support Engineer
9 42 (6.10%) Network Architect
10 40 (5.81%) Senior Network Engineer
11 36 (5.22%) Security Architect
12 32 (4.64%) Infrastructure Manager
13 29 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
14 28 (4.06%) Security Engineer
15 27 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 26 (3.77%) WAN Engineer
17 24 (3.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 24 (3.48%) Network Security Engineer
18 23 (3.34%) Infrastructure Project Manager
19 22 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.92%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.74%) Web Services
3 10 (1.45%) Node.js
4 9 (1.31%) Middleware
5 8 (1.16%) JSON
6 6 (0.87%) AngularJS
6 6 (0.87%) Spring
7 5 (0.73%) HTML
7 5 (0.73%) Kafka
8 4 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (0.44%) .NET
9 3 (0.44%) CSS
9 3 (0.44%) LDAP
9 3 (0.44%) XML
10 2 (0.29%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.29%) LINQ
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.29%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.29%) Velocity
10 2 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 170 (24.67%) Data Centre
2 53 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
4 20 (2.90%) Smartphone
5 17 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.32%) Clustering
6 16 (2.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (2.03%) iPhone
8 12 (1.74%) Private Cloud
8 12 (1.74%) Replication
9 10 (1.45%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.45%) PKI
10 9 (1.31%) iPad
10 9 (1.31%) NHS
11 7 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.87%) CLARiiON
12 6 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.87%) PMI
12 6 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 194 (28.16%) Windows
2 75 (10.89%) Windows Server
3 56 (8.13%) Windows 7
4 53 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (7.55%) Linux
6 43 (6.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (4.64%) Unix
8 30 (4.35%) Windows 10
9 17 (2.47%) Mac OS X
9 17 (2.47%) Windows 8
10 15 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (1.74%) Android
11 12 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.31%) Solaris
12 9 (1.31%) Windows XP
13 7 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.73%) CentOS
14 5 (0.73%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.44%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.44%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (21.92%) ITIL
2 88 (12.77%) Migration
3 68 (9.87%) Project Management
4 60 (8.71%) Change Management
5 59 (8.56%) Network Architecture
6 55 (7.98%) Network Design
7 53 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
7 53 (7.69%) Service Management
8 51 (7.40%) Network Management
9 47 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (6.53%) Network Monitoring
11 44 (6.39%) Service Delivery
12 31 (4.50%) Load Balancing
13 30 (4.35%) PRINCE2
14 26 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (3.77%) Supplier Management
15 24 (3.48%) Change Control
15 24 (3.48%) Information Security
16 22 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
16 22 (3.19%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (5.66%) PowerShell
2 36 (5.22%) SQL
3 27 (3.92%) Python
4 18 (2.61%) Java
5 11 (1.60%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.60%) Perl
6 10 (1.45%) C
7 9 (1.31%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.73%) Ruby
9 4 (0.58%) PHP
10 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.29%) C#
11 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.29%) VBScript
12 1 (0.15%) Korn
12 1 (0.15%) VB
12 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 214 (31.06%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (19.74%) CCNP
3 85 (12.34%) CCNA
4 77 (11.18%) CCIE
5 71 (10.30%) Security Cleared
6 44 (6.39%) SC Cleared
7 39 (5.66%) Degree
8 30 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (4.21%) CISSP
10 27 (3.92%) MCSE
11 20 (2.90%) DV Cleared
12 19 (2.76%) CISM
12 19 (2.76%) MCP
13 16 (2.32%) CCDP
13 16 (2.32%) CISA
14 14 (2.03%) JNCIA
14 14 (2.03%) TOGAF Certification
15 11 (1.60%) CCSA
16 8 (1.16%) CCSP
16 8 (1.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.22%) SLA
2 23 (3.34%) PCI DSS
3 16 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.16%) GDPR
5 5 (0.73%) QA
5 5 (0.73%) RMADS
6 4 (0.58%) GAAP
6 4 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.29%) PMO
7 2 (0.29%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 133 (19.30%) Active Directory
2 76 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.50%) vSphere
4 30 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.89%) Docker
7 11 (1.60%) VMware NSX
8 9 (1.31%) BitLocker
9 8 (1.16%) ProxySG
9 8 (1.16%) XenApp
10 5 (0.73%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.58%) vCloud
12 3 (0.44%) Firmware
12 3 (0.44%) NFS
12 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.29%) Samba
13 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (6.82%) SCCM
2 12 (1.74%) SCOM
3 11 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (1.60%) WSUS
4 10 (1.45%) AirWatch
5 8 (1.16%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.16%) Nessus
6 7 (1.02%) Ansible
6 7 (1.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.87%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.58%) Nagios
8 4 (0.58%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.44%) TrustSec
9 3 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 324 (47.02%) Cisco
2 135 (19.59%) Microsoft
3 120 (17.42%) VMware
4 97 (14.08%) Juniper
5 82 (11.90%) CheckPoint
6 69 (10.01%) F5
7 68 (9.87%) Citrix
8 63 (9.14%) HP
9 54 (7.84%) Palo Alto
10 36 (5.22%) Meraki
11 29 (4.21%) Fortinet
11 29 (4.21%) SolarWinds
12 26 (3.77%) NetApp
13 23 (3.34%) EMC
14 22 (3.19%) Blue Coat
15 21 (3.05%) Apple
16 20 (2.90%) Dell
17 19 (2.76%) Aruba
17 19 (2.76%) Remedy
18 18 (2.61%) Mitel