Period
to 19 June 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 June 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 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 223 214 178
Rank change year-on-year -9 -36 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 289 197 635
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.11% 1.10% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.19% 10.24% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 136 435
10th Percentile £293 £190 £200
25th Percentile £350 £298 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £455
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -6.59% +12.97%
75th Percentile £538 £504 £575
90th Percentile £638 £618 £650
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
10th Percentile £46.90 £27.95 £18.90
25th Percentile £47.42 £42.13 £23.56
Median hourly rate £49.83 £47.50 £39.59
Median % change year-on-year +4.90% +19.98% +155.42%
75th Percentile £52.06 £50.00 £47.40
90th Percentile £52.48 " £48.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +2.56% +13.04% +1.47%

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 2,371 1,924 4,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.10% 10.78% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,628 1,331 2,860
10th Percentile £300 £241 £225
25th Percentile £385 £361 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £492 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.39% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
England median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 50 89
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.18 £14.66
25th Percentile £21.25 £20.69 £17.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +8.43% +93.02% +7.50%
75th Percentile £63.75 £48.52 £40.00
90th Percentile £76.00 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £23.21 £20.50 £19.73
% change year-on-year +13.22% +3.90% +1.26%

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 June 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
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 June 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 +12 54 £525 +23.53% 20
South London +33 9 £410 +8.97% 5
West London +2 9 £450 +50.00% 7
East London +15 7 £425 +70.00% 12
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 197 (68.17%) LAN
2 147 (50.87%) Cisco
3 131 (45.33%) Firewall
4 84 (29.07%) VMware
4 84 (29.07%) Windows
5 80 (27.68%) Data Centre
6 75 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 74 (25.61%) Azure
8 68 (23.53%) SD-WAN
9 64 (22.15%) Wireless
10 57 (19.72%) VPN
10 57 (19.72%) Active Directory
11 54 (18.69%) Microsoft
12 51 (17.65%) DNS
13 48 (16.61%) Finance
14 47 (16.26%) Microsoft 365
15 46 (15.92%) Security Cleared
16 44 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
17 43 (14.88%) Internet
17 43 (14.88%) SC Cleared
18 41 (14.19%) Hyper-V
19 40 (13.84%) Linux
20 39 (13.49%) CheckPoint
20 39 (13.49%) Social Skills
21 38 (13.15%) Cisco Nexus
22 34 (11.76%) AWS
22 34 (11.76%) Telecoms
23 33 (11.42%) MPLS
23 33 (11.42%) OSPF
23 33 (11.42%) BGP

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 20 (6.92%) WebSphere
2 13 (4.50%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.81%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (3.46%) Confluence
5 9 (3.11%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.73%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.69%) Apache
7 2 (0.69%) IIS
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.35%) Camunda
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.35%) Drupal
8 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (5.54%) MS Visio
2 13 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 74 (25.61%) Azure
2 47 (16.26%) Microsoft 365
3 34 (11.76%) AWS
4 31 (10.73%) PaaS
5 28 (9.69%) IaaS
6 19 (6.57%) SaaS
7 18 (6.23%) GCP
8 15 (5.19%) GitHub
9 9 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (2.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (1.04%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.69%) Amazon EKS
13 2 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.69%) AWS CodeCommit
13 2 (0.69%) AWS CodePipeline
13 2 (0.69%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.69%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 197 (68.17%) LAN
2 131 (45.33%) Firewall
3 68 (23.53%) SD-WAN
4 64 (22.15%) Wireless
5 57 (19.72%) VPN
6 51 (17.65%) DNS
7 43 (14.88%) Internet
8 38 (13.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 33 (11.42%) BGP
9 33 (11.42%) MPLS
9 33 (11.42%) Network Security
9 33 (11.42%) OSPF
10 31 (10.73%) TCP/IP
11 30 (10.38%) DHCP
12 28 (9.69%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (8.65%) Multicast
13 25 (8.65%) SAN
14 23 (7.96%) Ethernet
15 21 (7.27%) VoIP
15 21 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.11%) DB2
2 9 (3.11%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (2.42%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (2.08%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.08%) HBase
4 6 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.69%) MySQL
6 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.35%) Ingres
7 1 (0.35%) Power BI
7 1 (0.35%) Riak
7 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 16 (5.54%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.19%) Sonatype Nexus
3 14 (4.84%) JIRA
4 5 (1.73%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.04%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.69%) eggPlant
6 2 (0.69%) GitLab
6 2 (0.69%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 48 (16.61%) Finance
2 39 (13.49%) Social Skills
3 34 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.50%) Banking
5 12 (4.15%) Public Sector
6 10 (3.46%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (1.73%) Billing
7 5 (1.73%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (1.73%) Police
8 4 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
8 4 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (1.38%) Legal
9 3 (1.04%) Advertising
10 2 (0.69%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.35%) French Language
11 1 (0.35%) Law
11 1 (0.35%) Retail
11 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (25.26%) Architect
2 69 (23.88%) Network Engineer
3 22 (7.61%) Analyst
4 21 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (6.23%) Infrastructure Architect
5 18 (6.23%) Network Architect
6 17 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
6 17 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 15 (5.19%) Azure Engineer
7 15 (5.19%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (5.19%) Consultant
7 15 (5.19%) Project Manager
8 14 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 13 (4.50%) Security Engineer
10 11 (3.81%) Network Consultant
11 10 (3.46%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.46%) Network Manager
12 9 (3.11%) Voice Engineer
13 8 (2.77%) VMware Architect
13 8 (2.77%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.15%) Middleware
2 9 (3.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (2.08%) JSON
4 5 (1.73%) Jinja
5 4 (1.38%) .NET
5 4 (1.38%) Node.js
5 4 (1.38%) Web Services
5 4 (1.38%) XML
6 3 (1.04%) .NET Core
6 3 (1.04%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.04%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.04%) HTML
6 3 (1.04%) REST
6 3 (1.04%) SOAP
7 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.69%) Django
7 2 (0.69%) Express
7 2 (0.69%) MEAN Stack
7 2 (0.69%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.69%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 80 (27.68%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.92%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (4.84%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (3.81%) Public Cloud
5 10 (3.46%) PKI
5 10 (3.46%) Tandem
6 7 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.73%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.38%) Clustering
8 4 (1.38%) Fibre Optics
8 4 (1.38%) Replication
9 3 (1.04%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.04%) CCTV
9 3 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.04%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.04%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) BYOD
10 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.69%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 84 (29.07%) Windows
2 40 (13.84%) Linux
3 17 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.50%) Windows 10
5 11 (3.81%) Solaris
5 11 (3.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.42%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.08%) Unix
9 5 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (1.04%) Android
11 3 (1.04%) SUSE
11 3 (1.04%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.69%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (11.07%) Migration
2 31 (10.73%) Network Architecture
3 27 (9.34%) ITIL
4 22 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 20 (6.92%) DevOps
7 17 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (5.54%) Project Management
8 16 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (5.19%) Infrastructure as Code
9 15 (5.19%) Network Design
10 14 (4.84%) Load Balancing
10 14 (4.84%) SIEM
10 14 (4.84%) TOGAF
11 13 (4.50%) Capacity Planning
11 13 (4.50%) Collaborative Working
11 13 (4.50%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (4.15%) Business Continuity
12 12 (4.15%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.00%) SQL
2 16 (5.54%) Java
2 16 (5.54%) Python
3 10 (3.46%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.42%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.08%) Perl
6 5 (1.73%) C
7 4 (1.38%) C++
8 3 (1.04%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.04%) PHP
8 3 (1.04%) Ruby
9 2 (0.69%) C#
9 2 (0.69%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.69%) VB
9 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.35%) Rust
10 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (15.92%) Security Cleared
2 44 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (14.88%) SC Cleared
4 28 (9.69%) CCNP
5 23 (7.96%) CCIE
6 18 (6.23%) CCNA
7 9 (3.11%) CCDA
7 9 (3.11%) CISSP
8 8 (2.77%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (2.42%) CCDP
9 7 (2.42%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.42%) RHCA
10 6 (2.08%) Degree
11 4 (1.38%) CISM
11 4 (1.38%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.38%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.04%) CCSA
12 3 (1.04%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.84%) SLA
2 7 (2.42%) QA
3 6 (2.08%) PMO
4 3 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.69%) COBIT
5 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.69%) NCSC
5 2 (0.69%) SEPA
6 1 (0.35%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.35%) GDPR
6 1 (0.35%) GRC
6 1 (0.35%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.35%) HL7
6 1 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (19.72%) Active Directory
3 41 (14.19%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (4.84%) vSphere
5 13 (4.50%) KVM
5 13 (4.50%) NFS
6 11 (3.81%) SRDF
6 11 (3.81%) Xen
7 10 (3.46%) Docker
7 10 (3.46%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (3.46%) VMware NSX
8 7 (2.42%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (1.38%) ProxySG
9 4 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.04%) XenApp
10 3 (1.04%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.69%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (7.96%) Terraform
2 21 (7.27%) Ansible
3 17 (5.88%) Puppet
4 15 (5.19%) SCCM
5 12 (4.15%) Kubernetes
6 11 (3.81%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (2.77%) Packer
7 8 (2.77%) SCOM
8 7 (2.42%) SCSM
9 6 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (1.04%) FortiGate
12 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (1.04%) Nessus
13 2 (0.69%) CASB
13 2 (0.69%) Salt
14 1 (0.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 1 (0.35%) vRealize
14 1 (0.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 147 (50.87%) Cisco
2 84 (29.07%) VMware
3 54 (18.69%) Microsoft
4 39 (13.49%) CheckPoint
5 33 (11.42%) Citrix
6 27 (9.34%) F5
7 24 (8.30%) Palo Alto
8 23 (7.96%) Fortinet
9 22 (7.61%) Juniper
10 20 (6.92%) Meraki
10 20 (6.92%) Oracle
11 17 (5.88%) SolarWinds
12 16 (5.54%) IBM
13 15 (5.19%) Aruba
13 15 (5.19%) EMC
13 15 (5.19%) Red Hat
14 13 (4.50%) Google
14 13 (4.50%) NetApp
14 13 (4.50%) Riverbed
15 10 (3.46%) Dell