Period
to 26 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 188 201
Rank change year-on-year +8 +13 -34
Contract jobs citing WAN 403 686 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.43% 1.56% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.09% 14.79% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 477 409
London median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -2.74%
10th Percentile £163 £194 £177
90th Percentile £584 £625 £600
England median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 21
London median hourly rate £44.76 £35.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.87% +105.88% -66.00%
10th Percentile £20.41 £18.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £35.70
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.03 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.37% +41.35% -5.56%

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 3,078 4,638 5,286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.90% 10.53% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,109 3,149 3,666
London median daily rate £440 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.37% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £191 £206 £213
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £413 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 111 154
London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.23 £20.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% +19.60% +1.30%
10th Percentile £14.50 £14.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.08
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.87% -6.60%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 -6 86 £375 -10.71% 46
West London +3 33 £295 -31.40% 27
South London +40 18 £500 +8.11% 5
East London +58 13 £300 -24.05% 21
North London +14 3 £538 -14.85% 2
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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.

1 305 (75.68%) LAN
2 195 (48.39%) Cisco
3 161 (39.95%) Firewall
4 131 (32.51%) Windows
5 121 (30.02%) Cisco Certification
6 105 (26.05%) Active Directory
7 100 (24.81%) Microsoft
8 91 (22.58%) VPN
9 88 (21.84%) Office 365
10 84 (20.84%) CCNP
11 82 (20.35%) Data Centre
12 76 (18.86%) TCP/IP
12 76 (18.86%) VMware
13 70 (17.37%) Wireless
13 70 (17.37%) BGP
14 68 (16.87%) Network Security
15 66 (16.38%) MPLS
16 65 (16.13%) Internet
17 64 (15.88%) Finance
18 62 (15.38%) DNS
19 57 (14.14%) Azure
20 56 (13.90%) VMware Infrastructure
21 53 (13.15%) Security Cleared
22 49 (12.16%) VoIP
22 49 (12.16%) DHCP
22 49 (12.16%) SQL
23 48 (11.91%) Wi-Fi
23 48 (11.91%) SC Cleared
24 47 (11.66%) OSPF
24 47 (11.66%) Problem-Solving

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 40 (9.93%) SharePoint
2 29 (7.20%) MS Exchange
2 29 (7.20%) Skype for Business
3 14 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (3.23%) IIS
5 6 (1.49%) Confluence
6 5 (1.24%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.99%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.25%) Camunda
9 1 (0.25%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (10.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 88 (21.84%) Office 365
2 57 (14.14%) Azure
3 40 (9.93%) AWS
4 8 (1.99%) IaaS
5 7 (1.74%) SaaS
6 6 (1.49%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Flow
7 5 (1.24%) PowerApps
8 4 (0.99%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.99%) PaaS
9 3 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.74%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.74%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.50%) G Suite
10 2 (0.50%) GCP
10 2 (0.50%) GitHub
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 305 (75.68%) LAN
2 161 (39.95%) Firewall
3 91 (22.58%) VPN
4 76 (18.86%) TCP/IP
5 70 (17.37%) BGP
5 70 (17.37%) Wireless
6 68 (16.87%) Network Security
7 66 (16.38%) MPLS
8 65 (16.13%) Internet
9 62 (15.38%) DNS
10 49 (12.16%) DHCP
10 49 (12.16%) VoIP
11 48 (11.91%) Wi-Fi
12 47 (11.66%) OSPF
13 40 (9.93%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (9.93%) Cisco Nexus
14 34 (8.44%) Cisco IOS
15 32 (7.94%) EIGRP
15 32 (7.94%) IPsec
15 32 (7.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.50%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.25%) Big Data
5 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.25%) Power BI
5 1 (0.25%) Redis
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.98%) JIRA
2 8 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.74%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.74%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.74%) JUnit
4 3 (0.74%) Maven
4 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.50%) Hudson
5 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.50%) TestRail
6 1 (0.25%) Mocha
General
1 64 (15.88%) Finance
2 36 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.45%) Banking
4 18 (4.47%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.98%) Law
6 11 (2.73%) Police
7 8 (1.99%) Multimedia
7 8 (1.99%) Retail
8 7 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.49%) German Language
10 5 (1.24%) French Language
10 5 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.24%) Marketing
11 4 (0.99%) Advertising
11 4 (0.99%) Legal
12 3 (0.74%) Back Office
12 3 (0.74%) Electronics
12 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 139 (34.49%) Network Engineer
2 38 (9.43%) Architect
3 37 (9.18%) Analyst
4 35 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (7.94%) Support Engineer
6 25 (6.20%) Senior Network Engineer
7 22 (5.46%) Cisco Engineer
7 22 (5.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 21 (5.21%) WAN Engineer
9 20 (4.96%) Consultant
10 18 (4.47%) Project Manager
11 17 (4.22%) Desktop Support
12 16 (3.97%) Infrastructure Support
13 14 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
14 13 (3.23%) Network Architect
14 13 (3.23%) Security Engineer
15 12 (2.98%) Support Analyst
16 11 (2.73%) Cloud Engineer
16 11 (2.73%) Network Security Engineer
16 11 (2.73%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.21%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.99%) LDAP
2 4 (0.99%) Middleware
3 3 (0.74%) Apache Camel
3 3 (0.74%) Hibernate
3 3 (0.74%) JSON
3 3 (0.74%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (0.74%) WireMock
4 2 (0.50%) .NET
4 2 (0.50%) Django
4 2 (0.50%) Express
4 2 (0.50%) FFmpeg
4 2 (0.50%) Jinja
4 2 (0.50%) Node.js
4 2 (0.50%) RESTful
4 2 (0.50%) Web Services
5 1 (0.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.25%) J2EE
5 1 (0.25%) jBPM
5 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (20.35%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.96%) Video Conferencing
4 23 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.98%) Fibre Optics
7 10 (2.48%) Hedge funds
7 10 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.23%) PKI
9 8 (1.99%) iPhone
10 7 (1.74%) iPad
10 7 (1.74%) User Experience
11 6 (1.49%) Mobile Computing
12 5 (1.24%) Handset
13 4 (0.99%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.99%) CMDB
13 4 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.74%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.74%) IPTV
14 3 (0.74%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 131 (32.51%) Windows
2 45 (11.17%) Windows 10
3 41 (10.17%) Windows 7
4 39 (9.68%) Windows Server
5 35 (8.68%) Linux
6 24 (5.96%) Android
7 21 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (3.47%) Unix
10 6 (1.49%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.49%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.49%) SUSE
11 5 (1.24%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.99%) Solaris
13 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.25%) CentOS
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
2 44 (10.92%) ITIL
3 43 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 41 (10.17%) Migration
5 36 (8.93%) Network Management
5 36 (8.93%) Project Management
6 33 (8.19%) Network Design
7 26 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 25 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (5.46%) Load Balancing
9 22 (5.46%) Project Delivery
10 20 (4.96%) Cybersecurity
11 18 (4.47%) Asset Management
11 18 (4.47%) Information Security
12 17 (4.22%) Network Architecture
12 17 (4.22%) Technical Leadership
12 17 (4.22%) Visualisation
13 16 (3.97%) Computer Science
14 14 (3.47%) Change Management
14 14 (3.47%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 49 (12.16%) SQL
2 18 (4.47%) Python
3 11 (2.73%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.48%) Java
5 8 (1.99%) Perl
6 5 (1.24%) C
7 4 (0.99%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.50%) Tcl
10 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 121 (30.02%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (20.84%) CCNP
3 53 (13.15%) Security Cleared
4 48 (11.91%) SC Cleared
5 46 (11.41%) CCNA
6 36 (8.93%) CCIE
7 18 (4.47%) Degree
8 17 (4.22%) BC Cleared
8 17 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (3.72%) CCDA
10 13 (3.23%) CCDP
11 12 (2.98%) CISSP
12 10 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (2.48%) CCSP
12 10 (2.48%) MCSE
13 9 (2.23%) JNCIP
14 8 (1.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 7 (1.74%) CRISC
15 7 (1.74%) GIAC
15 7 (1.74%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.98%) SLA
2 11 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.23%) GDPR
3 9 (2.23%) NIST
4 8 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (1.99%) NCSC
5 7 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 6 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.99%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.99%) PMO
8 1 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.25%) MiFID
8 1 (0.25%) QA
8 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (26.05%) Active Directory
2 56 (13.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.23%) VMware NSX
4 12 (2.98%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.99%) vSphere
7 5 (1.24%) Docker
7 5 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.24%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.74%) NFS
9 3 (0.74%) XenApp
10 2 (0.50%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.50%) Samba
10 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.25%) Firmware
11 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (6.70%) SCCM
2 17 (4.22%) Ansible
3 10 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (1.99%) AirWatch
5 6 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (1.24%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.24%) Puppet
7 4 (0.99%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.74%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.74%) Grafana
8 3 (0.74%) Kibana
8 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.74%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.74%) Salt
8 3 (0.74%) SCOM
8 3 (0.74%) Terraform
8 3 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 195 (48.39%) Cisco
2 100 (24.81%) Microsoft
3 76 (18.86%) VMware
4 45 (11.17%) Palo Alto
5 32 (7.94%) Juniper
6 31 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 29 (7.20%) Citrix
7 29 (7.20%) SolarWinds
8 27 (6.70%) Fortinet
9 24 (5.96%) F5
10 21 (5.21%) Aruba
11 19 (4.71%) Meraki
12 13 (3.23%) Dell
13 11 (2.73%) Apple
13 11 (2.73%) Avaya
14 10 (2.48%) HP
14 10 (2.48%) Infoblox
15 9 (2.23%) Red Hat
16 8 (1.99%) Arista
16 8 (1.99%) Oracle