Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 99 91
Rank change year-on-year -26 -8 -26
Contract jobs citing WAN 345 367 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.07% 2.30% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.21% 13.60% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 244 306
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £179 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £535 £525
England median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +13.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 27
South East median hourly rate £23.88 £18.64 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.10% -49.63% +28.70%
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.24 £14.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.53 £48.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.44 £21.30
% change year-on-year +14.70% -18.11% +1.40%

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 2,612 2,698 3,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.64% 16.91% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,355 1,466 2,040
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £526
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 169 198
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £17.48 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.86% -30.08% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.63 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -2 133 £450 +20.00% 27
Surrey +17 86 £335 -11.84% 18
Hampshire -59 79 £413 -2.94% 23
Berkshire -9 77 £425 +18.06% 18
Buckinghamshire +5 30 £450 +12.50% 4
Oxfordshire +6 26 £463 +77.88% 5
West Sussex -13 17 £490 +24.05%
Middlesex +9 10 £450 +12.50%
Kent +2 9 £395 +5.94% 3
East Sussex +4 7 £375 +150.00% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 291 (84.35%) LAN
2 174 (50.43%) Cisco
3 147 (42.61%) Firewall
4 103 (29.86%) Windows
5 89 (25.80%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (24.64%) Active Directory
7 84 (24.35%) VMware
8 77 (22.32%) Microsoft
9 76 (22.03%) VPN
10 75 (21.74%) Juniper
11 73 (21.16%) Data Centre
12 72 (20.87%) MPLS
12 72 (20.87%) DNS
13 69 (20.00%) ITIL
14 64 (18.55%) BGP
14 64 (18.55%) Security Cleared
15 61 (17.68%) TCP/IP
16 60 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 59 (17.10%) CCNP
18 57 (16.52%) Wireless
19 54 (15.65%) Network Security
20 51 (14.78%) OSPF
21 49 (14.20%) Migration
22 47 (13.62%) CCNA
22 47 (13.62%) Windows Server
23 46 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
24 43 (12.46%) Project Management
24 43 (12.46%) Internet
25 41 (11.88%) IPsec
25 41 (11.88%) Finance

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 21 (6.09%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.35%) OpenStack
3 9 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.74%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.16%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.87%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 26 (7.54%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (9.57%) Office 365
3 6 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.74%) IaaS
4 4 (1.16%) PaaS
4 4 (1.16%) SaaS
5 2 (0.58%) G Suite
5 2 (0.58%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 291 (84.35%) LAN
2 147 (42.61%) Firewall
3 76 (22.03%) VPN
4 72 (20.87%) DNS
4 72 (20.87%) MPLS
5 64 (18.55%) BGP
6 61 (17.68%) TCP/IP
7 57 (16.52%) Wireless
8 54 (15.65%) Network Security
9 51 (14.78%) OSPF
10 46 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
11 43 (12.46%) Internet
12 41 (11.88%) IPsec
13 38 (11.01%) Cisco ASA
14 37 (10.72%) DHCP
15 35 (10.14%) VoIP
16 33 (9.57%) WLAN
17 31 (8.99%) SSL
18 29 (8.41%) SAN
19 28 (8.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.19%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.16%) MySQL
4 3 (0.87%) Redis
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.74%) JIRA
2 6 (1.74%) Subversion
3 5 (1.45%) JMeter
3 5 (1.45%) LoadRunner
4 4 (1.16%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.87%) SilkTest
6 2 (0.58%) Hudson
7 1 (0.29%) Selenium
7 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (11.88%) Finance
2 33 (9.57%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.06%) Retail
4 9 (2.61%) Banking
5 5 (1.45%) Legal
6 4 (1.16%) Law
7 3 (0.87%) Advertising
8 2 (0.58%) Back Office
8 2 (0.58%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 79 (22.90%) Network Engineer
2 62 (17.97%) Architect
3 44 (12.75%) Analyst
4 37 (10.72%) Network Architect
5 35 (10.14%) Project Manager
6 29 (8.41%) Support Engineer
7 20 (5.80%) Cisco Engineer
7 20 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (4.35%) Consultant
8 15 (4.35%) Network Analyst
8 15 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
9 14 (4.06%) Security Analyst
10 12 (3.48%) Network Manager
10 12 (3.48%) Network Security Analyst
10 12 (3.48%) Technical Manager
11 11 (3.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 11 (3.19%) Infrastructure Manager
11 11 (3.19%) IT Manager
11 11 (3.19%) Security Architect
12 10 (2.90%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.45%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.16%) CSS
2 4 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (1.16%) Middleware
2 4 (1.16%) Sensu
2 4 (1.16%) Web Services
3 3 (0.87%) Kafka
3 3 (0.87%) LDAP
3 3 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.58%) JAAS
4 2 (0.58%) OAuth
4 2 (0.58%) OpenID
4 2 (0.58%) RESTful
4 2 (0.58%) SAML
4 2 (0.58%) XACML
5 1 (0.29%) EDI
5 1 (0.29%) JSON
5 1 (0.29%) MAPI
5 1 (0.29%) SAP ALE
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 73 (21.16%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (2.32%) Driving Licence
4 8 (2.32%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.32%) Smartphone
5 7 (2.03%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.03%) iPhone
5 7 (2.03%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.45%) CMDB
6 5 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.45%) NHS
7 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.16%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.16%) iPad
7 4 (1.16%) User Experience
7 4 (1.16%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 103 (29.86%) Windows
2 47 (13.62%) Windows Server
3 31 (8.99%) Linux
4 24 (6.96%) Windows 7
5 21 (6.09%) Unix
5 21 (6.09%) Windows 10
6 14 (4.06%) Solaris
6 14 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.32%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.74%) Android
10 5 (1.45%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.16%) CentOS
11 4 (1.16%) Check Point GAiA
11 4 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.16%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (20.00%) ITIL
2 49 (14.20%) Migration
3 43 (12.46%) Project Management
4 29 (8.41%) Service Delivery
5 28 (8.12%) Network Management
6 27 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 26 (7.54%) Change Management
8 23 (6.67%) Network Design
9 21 (6.09%) Capacity Planning
10 20 (5.80%) Service Management
11 19 (5.51%) Network Monitoring
12 18 (5.22%) Network Architecture
12 18 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (4.93%) Configuration Management
13 17 (4.93%) DevOps
13 17 (4.93%) Load Balancing
13 17 (4.93%) PRINCE2
13 17 (4.93%) Resource Management
13 17 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.38%) Python
2 12 (3.48%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.90%) C
4 8 (2.32%) Perl
4 8 (2.32%) SQL
5 6 (1.74%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.45%) C#
6 5 (1.45%) Java
7 4 (1.16%) PHP
8 1 (0.29%) Lingo
8 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 89 (25.80%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (18.55%) Security Cleared
3 59 (17.10%) CCNP
4 47 (13.62%) CCNA
5 35 (10.14%) SC Cleared
6 32 (9.28%) DV Cleared
7 19 (5.51%) Degree
8 16 (4.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (4.35%) CCDP
10 13 (3.77%) CCIE
10 13 (3.77%) JNCIS
10 13 (3.77%) MCSE
11 8 (2.32%) CCDA
12 7 (2.03%) CCIP
12 7 (2.03%) CISSP
12 7 (2.03%) JNCIA
12 7 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (1.74%) MCP
13 6 (1.74%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.06%) SLA
2 13 (3.77%) GDPR
3 9 (2.61%) QA
4 7 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.45%) PMO
6 4 (1.16%) NIST 800
6 4 (1.16%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.58%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 85 (24.64%) Active Directory
2 60 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.90%) VMware NSX
5 7 (2.03%) Docker
5 7 (2.03%) KVM
6 6 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.45%) vSphere
8 4 (1.16%) Xen
9 3 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.87%) XenApp
10 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.58%) Firmware
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.58%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.58%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 34 (9.86%) SCCM
2 13 (3.77%) FortiGate
3 10 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (2.61%) Ansible
5 8 (2.32%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.74%) Puppet
6 6 (1.74%) SCOM
7 5 (1.45%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.45%) Perfmon
7 5 (1.45%) WSUS
8 4 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (1.16%) Grafana
8 4 (1.16%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.16%) logstash
8 4 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.87%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.87%) Kibana
9 3 (0.87%) QRadar
9 3 (0.87%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 174 (50.43%) Cisco
2 84 (24.35%) VMware
3 77 (22.32%) Microsoft
4 75 (21.74%) Juniper
5 37 (10.72%) CheckPoint
6 32 (9.28%) Citrix
7 31 (8.99%) F5
7 31 (8.99%) HP
8 28 (8.12%) Palo Alto
9 26 (7.54%) Aruba
10 24 (6.96%) NetApp
11 22 (6.38%) McAfee
12 20 (5.80%) SolarWinds
13 19 (5.51%) Oracle
14 18 (5.22%) Brocade
15 13 (3.77%) Qualys
16 12 (3.48%) Blue Coat
16 12 (3.48%) Red Hat
17 11 (3.19%) Avaya
17 11 (3.19%) Nimble Storage