Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 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
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 269 220 179
Rank change year-on-year -49 -41 +16
Contract jobs citing WAN 377 205 457
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.01% 1.16% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.21% 11.47% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 158 327
10th Percentile £176 £236 £170
25th Percentile £348 £363 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £375
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% -10.71%
75th Percentile £578 £536 £504
90th Percentile £670 £604 £581
England median daily rate £425 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 0 14
10th Percentile £24.30 - £19.21
25th Percentile £24.50 - £20.75
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £43.26
75th Percentile £44.85 - £48.75
90th Percentile £46.22 - £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.31 £21.50
% change year-on-year +2.83% +13.08% -6.52%

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 3,694 1,788 3,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.87% 10.14% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,568 1,219 2,376
10th Percentile £300 £250 £183
25th Percentile £425 £375 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £438
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +8.57% -2.78%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £550
90th Percentile £750 £650 £650
England median daily rate £500 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.66% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 15 100
10th Percentile £12.24 £21.55 £14.25
25th Percentile £15.81 £22.75 £16.88
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year - +17.65% -3.41%
75th Percentile £41.69 £49.00 £46.55
90th Percentile £63.40 £61.45 £50.13
England median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -33.85% +51.16% +19.44%

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -21 59 £500 -1.96% 31
South London +2 15 £175 -48.15% 5
West London -16 13 £263 -29.25% 13
East London -7 4 £458 -3.68% 15
North London - 2 £138 - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 225 (59.68%) LAN
2 168 (44.56%) Cisco
3 119 (31.56%) SD-WAN
4 113 (29.97%) Firewall
5 96 (25.46%) Azure
6 95 (25.20%) VMware
7 93 (24.67%) Windows
8 86 (22.81%) Data Centre
9 84 (22.28%) Social Skills
10 81 (21.49%) Security Cleared
11 80 (21.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 79 (20.95%) VPN
13 78 (20.69%) SC Cleared
14 69 (18.30%) Microsoft
14 69 (18.30%) Cisco Certification
15 68 (18.04%) Finance
16 66 (17.51%) Active Directory
17 62 (16.45%) Wireless
18 60 (15.92%) Microsoft 365
19 53 (14.06%) Network Architecture
20 52 (13.79%) CCNP
20 52 (13.79%) BGP
20 52 (13.79%) DNS
21 51 (13.53%) TCP/IP
22 49 (13.00%) Migration
23 48 (12.73%) AWS
24 47 (12.47%) Network Security
25 46 (12.20%) Linux
25 46 (12.20%) MPLS
26 44 (11.67%) 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 9 (2.39%) WebSphere
2 8 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.86%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.06%) Apache
4 4 (1.06%) Confluence
4 4 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.06%) IIS
4 4 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.53%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.27%) CMS
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.18%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (25.46%) Azure
2 60 (15.92%) Microsoft 365
3 48 (12.73%) AWS
4 19 (5.04%) PaaS
5 18 (4.77%) GCP
6 17 (4.51%) IaaS
6 17 (4.51%) SaaS
7 9 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 6 (1.59%) Google Workspace
9 5 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.06%) Azure Monitor
11 3 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.80%) Azure Pipelines
11 3 (0.80%) GitHub
11 3 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.80%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 225 (59.68%) LAN
2 119 (31.56%) SD-WAN
3 113 (29.97%) Firewall
4 79 (20.95%) VPN
5 62 (16.45%) Wireless
6 52 (13.79%) BGP
6 52 (13.79%) DNS
7 51 (13.53%) TCP/IP
8 47 (12.47%) Network Security
9 46 (12.20%) MPLS
10 44 (11.67%) Internet
11 43 (11.41%) OSPF
12 41 (10.88%) DHCP
13 32 (8.49%) VLAN
14 27 (7.16%) Cisco Nexus
14 27 (7.16%) Ethernet
15 24 (6.37%) EIGRP
16 22 (5.84%) SAN
16 22 (5.84%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (5.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.39%) DB2
3 7 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (1.59%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.33%) Data Mining
5 5 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.33%) Tableau
6 2 (0.53%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.53%) Big Data
6 2 (0.53%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.53%) Riak
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.27%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 6 (1.59%) JIRA
2 4 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.06%) GitLab
3 3 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.53%) Bitbucket Server
4 2 (0.53%) eggPlant
4 2 (0.53%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.53%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.27%) FishEye
5 1 (0.27%) Maven
General
1 84 (22.28%) Social Skills
2 68 (18.04%) Finance
3 34 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (8.75%) Public Sector
5 23 (6.10%) Banking
6 13 (3.45%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.92%) Legal
7 11 (2.92%) Organisational Skills
8 8 (2.12%) Documentation Skills
8 8 (2.12%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (1.59%) Local Government
9 6 (1.59%) Retail
10 5 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.33%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (0.80%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.53%) Games
12 2 (0.53%) Law
13 1 (0.27%) French Language
13 1 (0.27%) Marketing
13 1 (0.27%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 96 (25.46%) Architect
2 76 (20.16%) Network Engineer
3 33 (8.75%) Network Architect
4 32 (8.49%) Security Architect
5 29 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 27 (7.16%) Analyst
7 20 (5.31%) Project Manager
8 18 (4.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (4.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 16 (4.24%) Desktop Support
10 13 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (3.18%) Cisco Engineer
11 12 (3.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 12 (3.18%) Senior Network Engineer
11 12 (3.18%) Technical Architect
12 11 (2.92%) Business Analyst
12 11 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (2.92%) Infrastructure Manager
12 11 (2.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (1.33%) Apache NiFi
2 5 (1.33%) Kafka
2 5 (1.33%) Regular Expression
3 4 (1.06%) JSON
3 4 (1.06%) SOAP
3 4 (1.06%) XML
4 3 (0.80%) Azure Blueprints
4 3 (0.80%) XMPP
5 2 (0.53%) FHIR
5 2 (0.53%) HTML
5 2 (0.53%) Middleware
5 2 (0.53%) REST
5 2 (0.53%) XSLT
6 1 (0.27%) .NET
6 1 (0.27%) CSS
6 1 (0.27%) LDAP
6 1 (0.27%) RESTful
6 1 (0.27%) Velocity
6 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 86 (22.81%) Data Centre
2 30 (7.96%) Public Cloud
3 11 (2.92%) iPad
3 11 (2.92%) Private Cloud
4 10 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (2.65%) iPhone
5 9 (2.39%) Fibre Optics
5 9 (2.39%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.39%) NHS
6 8 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.59%) BYOD
8 4 (1.06%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.80%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.80%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.80%) Replication
9 3 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 93 (24.67%) Windows
2 46 (12.20%) Linux
3 29 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 25 (6.63%) Windows Server
5 19 (5.04%) Unix
6 16 (4.24%) Windows 7
7 15 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (3.18%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (2.65%) Mac OS
9 10 (2.65%) Ubuntu
10 9 (2.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 8 (2.12%) Mac OS X
11 8 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.80%) Android
13 3 (0.80%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.53%) AIX
14 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.27%) CatOS
15 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.06%) Network Architecture
2 49 (13.00%) Migration
3 42 (11.14%) Cybersecurity
4 41 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (10.61%) ITIL
6 36 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (8.22%) DevOps
8 30 (7.96%) Network Design
9 28 (7.43%) Project Management
10 21 (5.57%) Load Balancing
11 19 (5.04%) Business Case
11 19 (5.04%) Open Source
11 19 (5.04%) Project Delivery
12 18 (4.77%) Change Management
12 18 (4.77%) Customer Requirements
13 17 (4.51%) Service Management
14 16 (4.24%) Network Management
15 15 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 15 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.43%) Python
2 25 (6.63%) SQL
3 11 (2.92%) Bash
4 8 (2.12%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.86%) C
5 7 (1.86%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.33%) Java
7 4 (1.06%) TypeScript
8 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.53%) Erlang
9 2 (0.53%) VBScript
10 1 (0.27%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.27%) C#
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) Go
10 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (21.49%) Security Cleared
2 78 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 69 (18.30%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (13.79%) CCNP
5 25 (6.63%) Degree
6 23 (6.10%) CCIE
6 23 (6.10%) CISSP
7 19 (5.04%) CESG Certified Professional
8 18 (4.77%) CCNA
9 8 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (2.12%) JNCIS
9 8 (2.12%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (1.86%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.59%) CCDA
11 6 (1.59%) JNCIA
11 6 (1.59%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.33%) CCDP
12 5 (1.33%) Master's Degree
12 5 (1.33%) PMI Certification
13 4 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.77%) NCSC
2 10 (2.65%) QA
3 9 (2.39%) SLA
4 6 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.06%) PMO
6 3 (0.80%) GDPR
6 3 (0.80%) HL7
6 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.53%) COBIT
7 2 (0.53%) DICOM
7 2 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.53%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.27%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.27%) GRC
8 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.27%) NIST
8 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (21.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (17.51%) Active Directory
3 32 (8.49%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.77%) vSphere
5 16 (4.24%) VMware NSX
6 15 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (3.45%) NFS
8 7 (1.86%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (1.33%) vCloud
9 5 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.53%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.53%) KVM
11 1 (0.27%) Docker
11 1 (0.27%) Firmware
11 1 (0.27%) Kamailio
11 1 (0.27%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.27%) Xen
11 1 (0.27%) XenApp
11 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (5.04%) Ansible
1 19 (5.04%) SCCM
2 12 (3.18%) Terraform
3 10 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (1.86%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.59%) ZABBIX
6 5 (1.33%) Oozie
7 4 (1.06%) CASB
7 4 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.06%) Nagios
7 4 (1.06%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.80%) OPNET
8 3 (0.80%) VxRail
9 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.53%) vRealize
9 2 (0.53%) WSUS
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 168 (44.56%) Cisco
2 95 (25.20%) VMware
3 69 (18.30%) Microsoft
4 43 (11.41%) Citrix
5 39 (10.34%) Palo Alto
6 36 (9.55%) CheckPoint
7 35 (9.28%) Juniper
8 31 (8.22%) F5
8 31 (8.22%) Meraki
9 24 (6.37%) Oracle
10 22 (5.84%) SolarWinds
11 21 (5.57%) Google
12 20 (5.31%) Dell
13 15 (3.98%) Fortinet
14 14 (3.71%) NetApp
15 13 (3.45%) Apple
15 13 (3.45%) IBM
16 12 (3.18%) Aruba
16 12 (3.18%) HP
17 11 (2.92%) Red Hat