Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 16 November 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 107 97
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 -16
Contract jobs citing WAN 388 377 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.33% 2.23% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.94% 12.85% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 226 270
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £145 £172 £234
90th Percentile £550 £539 £550
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 16
South East median hourly rate £19.69 £15.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.05% -61.49% +109.09%
10th Percentile £14.63 £12.24 £11.63
90th Percentile £40.44 £43.00 £54.38
England median hourly rate £23.33 £17.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year +34.24% -19.19% +30.30%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,783 2,933 3,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.69% 17.38% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,486 1,595 1,790
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £227
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 157 210
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.07 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% -16.22% +10.61%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the South East

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in the South East

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the South East over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in the South East

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in the South East

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the South East over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WAN in the South East

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Thames Valley +39 154 £425 +13.33% 38
Hampshire -55 95 £400 - 34
Berkshire +13 91 £400 +2.56% 12
Surrey +8 91 £270 -28.00% 25
Buckinghamshire +36 38 £439 +9.81% 20
West Sussex -5 26 £413 +0.30% 7
Oxfordshire +22 25 £425 +49.12% 6
Kent 0 11 £437 +18.57% 2
East Sussex -6 7 £600 +380.00%
Middlesex +8 3 £423 +5.63%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 South East region with a requirement for WAN.

1 321 (82.73%) LAN
2 178 (45.88%) Cisco
3 168 (43.30%) Firewall
4 130 (33.51%) Windows
5 115 (29.64%) Cisco Certification
6 109 (28.09%) Microsoft
7 108 (27.84%) Active Directory
8 104 (26.80%) TCP/IP
9 87 (22.42%) ITIL
10 85 (21.91%) VMware
11 82 (21.13%) CCNP
12 76 (19.59%) VPN
12 76 (19.59%) Security Cleared
13 70 (18.04%) Wireless
14 68 (17.53%) Windows Server
15 67 (17.27%) Data Centre
15 67 (17.27%) Juniper
16 65 (16.75%) DNS
17 63 (16.24%) Office 365
18 62 (15.98%) OSPF
19 61 (15.72%) VoIP
20 60 (15.46%) MPLS
21 58 (14.95%) BGP
22 55 (14.18%) CCNA
22 55 (14.18%) Network Security
23 54 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
24 51 (13.14%) IPsec
25 50 (12.89%) Microsoft Office
26 49 (12.63%) Migration
27 46 (11.86%) CheckPoint

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 29 (7.47%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.64%) OpenStack
3 17 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (3.35%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.84%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.29%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.03%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.03%) IIS
7 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.26%) Apache
9 1 (0.26%) CMS
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (12.89%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (5.67%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.26%) SAP GTS
1 1 (0.26%) SAP IBP
1 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 63 (16.24%) Office 365
2 33 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.58%) IaaS
5 8 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.03%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.52%) G Suite
7 2 (0.52%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 321 (82.73%) LAN
2 168 (43.30%) Firewall
3 104 (26.80%) TCP/IP
4 76 (19.59%) VPN
5 70 (18.04%) Wireless
6 65 (16.75%) DNS
7 62 (15.98%) OSPF
8 61 (15.72%) VoIP
9 60 (15.46%) MPLS
10 58 (14.95%) BGP
11 55 (14.18%) Network Security
12 51 (13.14%) IPsec
13 46 (11.86%) Cisco ASA
14 44 (11.34%) SAN
15 43 (11.08%) Internet
16 42 (10.82%) WLAN
17 39 (10.05%) Cisco Nexus
18 36 (9.28%) DHCP
19 35 (9.02%) VLAN
20 27 (6.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (2.32%) MySQL
2 9 (2.32%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.29%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.03%) Apache Hive
4 4 (1.03%) Big Data
4 4 (1.03%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.03%) HBase
4 4 (1.03%) Mahout
4 4 (1.03%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.03%) Redis
4 4 (1.03%) Sqoop
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.26%) Lumira
6 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.26%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.26%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (9.28%) Finance
2 30 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.87%) Banking
4 14 (3.61%) Law
5 12 (3.09%) Retail
6 4 (1.03%) Advertising
6 4 (1.03%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (1.03%) Marketing
7 3 (0.77%) Publishing
7 3 (0.77%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.52%) Automotive
8 2 (0.52%) Legal
8 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 88 (22.68%) Network Engineer
2 44 (11.34%) Analyst
3 42 (10.82%) Architect
4 35 (9.02%) Support Engineer
5 28 (7.22%) Project Manager
6 25 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 24 (6.19%) Consultant
8 22 (5.67%) Network Architect
9 21 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
10 17 (4.38%) Desktop Support
10 17 (4.38%) Project Engineer
11 16 (4.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 16 (4.12%) Senior Network Engineer
12 15 (3.87%) Network Support
13 14 (3.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 14 (3.61%) IT Manager
14 13 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
14 13 (3.35%) Network Consultant
14 13 (3.35%) Service Analyst
14 13 (3.35%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.80%) CSS
2 5 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (1.29%) Sensu
3 4 (1.03%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.03%) Kafka
3 4 (1.03%) Middleware
3 4 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (1.03%) Web Services
4 3 (0.77%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.52%) Ajax
5 2 (0.52%) HTML
5 2 (0.52%) LDAP
5 2 (0.52%) RESTful
5 2 (0.52%) Swagger
6 1 (0.26%) EDI
6 1 (0.26%) SAP ALE
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.26%) WSDL
6 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (17.27%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.15%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.87%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.84%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.32%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.06%) iPhone
8 8 (2.06%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.55%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (1.55%) BBC
9 6 (1.55%) Clustering
9 6 (1.55%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.29%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.29%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.29%) iPad
10 5 (1.29%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.29%) Video on Demand
11 4 (1.03%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 130 (33.51%) Windows
2 68 (17.53%) Windows Server
3 41 (10.57%) Linux
4 34 (8.76%) Windows 10
5 30 (7.73%) Windows 7
6 24 (6.19%) Unix
7 18 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (3.09%) Solaris
11 10 (2.58%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.80%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.80%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.55%) Android
14 5 (1.29%) CentOS
14 5 (1.29%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.03%) Check Point GAiA
16 3 (0.77%) AIX
16 3 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (22.42%) ITIL
2 49 (12.63%) Migration
3 43 (11.08%) Project Management
4 37 (9.54%) Network Monitoring
5 33 (8.51%) Network Management
6 31 (7.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 29 (7.47%) Change Management
8 25 (6.44%) Network Design
9 24 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (6.19%) Load Balancing
9 24 (6.19%) Service Delivery
10 23 (5.93%) DevOps
11 22 (5.67%) Service Management
12 20 (5.15%) Network Architecture
12 20 (5.15%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (4.38%) Presales
14 16 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
14 16 (4.12%) Mobile Device Management
14 16 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (3.87%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.90%) Python
2 16 (4.12%) Perl
2 16 (4.12%) SQL
3 14 (3.61%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.58%) C
5 7 (1.80%) Java
5 7 (1.80%) PHP
6 4 (1.03%) C++
7 3 (0.77%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.77%) Korn
7 3 (0.77%) VB
8 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.26%) C-shell
9 1 (0.26%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 115 (29.64%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (21.13%) CCNP
3 76 (19.59%) Security Cleared
4 55 (14.18%) CCNA
5 42 (10.82%) DV Cleared
6 39 (10.05%) SC Cleared
7 30 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (5.15%) MCSE
9 18 (4.64%) Degree
10 14 (3.61%) MCSA
11 13 (3.35%) CCIE
12 12 (3.09%) CCDP
12 12 (3.09%) HP MASE
13 9 (2.32%) JNCIS
13 9 (2.32%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (1.55%) CCDA
16 6 (1.55%) MOS
16 6 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.76%) SLA
2 9 (2.32%) GDPR
3 7 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.80%) QA
4 4 (1.03%) NIST 800
4 4 (1.03%) PMO
5 3 (0.77%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.52%) OASIS TOSCA
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 108 (27.84%) Active Directory
2 54 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.12%) Hyper-V
3 16 (4.12%) vSphere
4 13 (3.35%) Docker
5 12 (3.09%) FreeRADIUS
6 11 (2.84%) KVM
7 8 (2.06%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.29%) Firmware
9 5 (1.29%) Xen
10 4 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (1.03%) HDFS
10 4 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.77%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.77%) UAG
11 3 (0.77%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 40 (10.31%) SCCM
2 14 (3.61%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (3.09%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (2.84%) Ansible
4 11 (2.84%) Puppet
5 8 (2.06%) FortiGate
6 7 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.29%) Grafana
7 5 (1.29%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.29%) logstash
8 4 (1.03%) Ambari
8 4 (1.03%) Consul
8 4 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (1.03%) Kibana
8 4 (1.03%) Oozie
8 4 (1.03%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.03%) Uchiwa
9 3 (0.77%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 178 (45.88%) Cisco
2 109 (28.09%) Microsoft
3 85 (21.91%) VMware
4 67 (17.27%) Juniper
5 46 (11.86%) CheckPoint
6 41 (10.57%) Citrix
7 35 (9.02%) HP
8 33 (8.51%) NetApp
9 32 (8.25%) F5
9 32 (8.25%) McAfee
10 29 (7.47%) Aruba
11 28 (7.22%) Oracle
12 27 (6.96%) Palo Alto
13 24 (6.19%) SolarWinds
14 22 (5.67%) Riverbed
15 21 (5.41%) Avaya
16 17 (4.38%) Brocade
17 15 (3.87%) Red Hat
18 14 (3.61%) Fortinet
18 14 (3.61%) Sony