Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 74 112
Rank change year-on-year +9 +38 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 112 417 378
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.16% 3.03% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.00% 16.77% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 286 202
Median daily rate £413 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.38% +9.10%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £163
90th Percentile £563 £550 £574
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 21
Median hourly rate £31.50 £45.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.51% +126.65% +21.21%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.75 £12.23
90th Percentile £41.90 £130.00 £45.87
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% +23.74%

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 700 2,487 2,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.73% 18.07% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 1,395 1,405
Median daily rate £428 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% - -
10th Percentile £224 £203 £202
90th Percentile £564 £575 £575
England median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 143 118
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +68.42% +31.94%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.50 £12.56
90th Percentile £59.58 £82.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £19.69
% change year-on-year +19.66% +48.53% +5.31%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in the South East.

Daily rate trend for WAN in the South East

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in the South East over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in the South East

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for WAN in the South East

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing WAN in the South East over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 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
Thames Valley +29 51 £389 -4.54% 12
Berkshire +29 40 £427 +6.63% 4
Hampshire +14 40 £455 +13.75% 12
Surrey +60 12 £388 -15.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +26 9 £370 -19.49% 3
West Sussex +16 4 £450 -1.37% 8
Oxfordshire +19 2 £150 -62.50% 5
East Sussex +30 1 - - 1
Kent +4 1 £175 -56.25% 3
Middlesex - 1 £400 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 South East region with a requirement for WAN.

1 72 (64.29%) LAN
2 50 (44.64%) Cisco
3 45 (40.18%) Firewall
4 37 (33.04%) Windows
5 35 (31.25%) VMware
6 34 (30.36%) DNS
7 30 (26.79%) Active Directory
7 30 (26.79%) Azure
8 29 (25.89%) Security Cleared
8 29 (25.89%) VPN
9 28 (25.00%) Telecoms
10 25 (22.32%) MPLS
10 25 (22.32%) Microsoft
10 25 (22.32%) Juniper
11 23 (20.54%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (19.64%) Linux
12 22 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (17.86%) VLAN
14 18 (16.07%) DHCP
14 18 (16.07%) SC Cleared
15 17 (15.18%) TCP/IP
15 17 (15.18%) BGP
16 15 (13.39%) CCNP
16 15 (13.39%) CCNA
16 15 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (13.39%) IPsec
16 15 (13.39%) AWS
17 14 (12.50%) F5
17 14 (12.50%) Wireless
17 14 (12.50%) SNMP

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 6 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.79%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.89%) Confluence
5 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.89%) JBoss
5 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.89%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.36%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 30 (26.79%) Azure
2 15 (13.39%) AWS
3 9 (8.04%) Office 365
4 6 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (5.36%) IaaS
5 5 (4.46%) GCP
6 4 (3.57%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (2.68%) PaaS
8 2 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.79%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.89%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.89%) SaaS
9 1 (0.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (64.29%) LAN
2 45 (40.18%) Firewall
3 34 (30.36%) DNS
4 29 (25.89%) VPN
5 25 (22.32%) MPLS
6 20 (17.86%) VLAN
7 18 (16.07%) DHCP
8 17 (15.18%) BGP
8 17 (15.18%) TCP/IP
9 15 (13.39%) IPsec
10 14 (12.50%) SNMP
10 14 (12.50%) Wireless
11 13 (11.61%) Internet
11 13 (11.61%) VoIP
12 12 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (8.93%) OSPF
13 10 (8.93%) SAN
14 9 (8.04%) Ethernet
15 7 (6.25%) DSL
15 7 (6.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.89%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.89%) HBase
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.89%) Power BI
3 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (8.93%) JIRA
2 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.89%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.89%) ClearQuest
General
1 28 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.46%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.57%) Finance
4 1 (0.89%) Electronics
4 1 (0.89%) German Language
4 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (24.11%) Architect
1 27 (24.11%) Network Engineer
2 14 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (9.82%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (8.04%) Network Architect
5 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.46%) Designer
6 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.57%) Analyst
7 4 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (3.57%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Designer
7 4 (3.57%) IT Manager
7 4 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (3.57%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.57%) LDAP
3 2 (1.79%) .NET
4 1 (0.89%) Middleware
4 1 (0.89%) REST
4 1 (0.89%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.36%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.57%) Clustering
3 4 (3.57%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.68%) Industry 4.0
4 3 (2.68%) Replication
4 3 (2.68%) Robotics
5 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.79%) iPhone
5 2 (1.79%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (1.79%) NHS
5 2 (1.79%) PKI
5 2 (1.79%) Tandem
6 1 (0.89%) CCTV
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.89%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (33.04%) Windows
2 22 (19.64%) Linux
3 11 (9.82%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 6 (5.36%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.46%) Unix
7 4 (3.57%) AIX
7 4 (3.57%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (3.57%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (11.61%) ITIL
3 12 (10.71%) DevOps
4 11 (9.82%) Load Balancing
5 10 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (8.93%) Network Design
5 10 (8.93%) PRINCE2
5 10 (8.93%) Project Management
6 9 (8.04%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (8.04%) Project Delivery
6 9 (8.04%) Service Management
7 8 (7.14%) Web Filtering
8 7 (6.25%) Migration
8 7 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (6.25%) TOGAF
9 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
9 6 (5.36%) High Availability
10 5 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (4.46%) Network Architecture
10 5 (4.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.46%) C
3 3 (2.68%) Ada
3 3 (2.68%) C#
3 3 (2.68%) SQL
4 2 (1.79%) Python
5 1 (0.89%) C++
5 1 (0.89%) Java
5 1 (0.89%) VB
5 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (25.89%) Security Cleared
2 23 (20.54%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (16.07%) SC Cleared
4 15 (13.39%) CCNA
4 15 (13.39%) CCNP
5 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (8.04%) Degree
7 8 (7.14%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.46%) MCSE
9 4 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.79%) APMP
11 2 (1.79%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.79%) CCDA
11 2 (1.79%) CCDP
11 2 (1.79%) CCIP
11 2 (1.79%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.79%) PMP
11 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (26.79%) Active Directory
2 22 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (9.82%) VMware NSX
5 5 (4.46%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.46%) vSphere
6 2 (1.79%) XenApp
7 1 (0.89%) Firmware
7 1 (0.89%) HDFS
7 1 (0.89%) Snort
7 1 (0.89%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (10.71%) Ansible
2 8 (7.14%) SCCM
3 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (4.46%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (4.46%) SCOM
5 4 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (3.57%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.68%) Nessus
6 3 (2.68%) QRadar
6 3 (2.68%) WSUS
7 2 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.79%) Terraform
7 2 (1.79%) vRealize
8 1 (0.89%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.89%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 50 (44.64%) Cisco
2 35 (31.25%) VMware
3 25 (22.32%) Juniper
3 25 (22.32%) Microsoft
4 14 (12.50%) F5
5 9 (8.04%) CheckPoint
6 7 (6.25%) Meraki
6 7 (6.25%) Palo Alto
6 7 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 5 (4.46%) Citrix
7 5 (4.46%) HP
8 4 (3.57%) Dell
8 4 (3.57%) EMC
8 4 (3.57%) Remedy
9 3 (2.68%) Carbon Black
9 3 (2.68%) Veeam
9 3 (2.68%) Zscaler
10 2 (1.79%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.79%) Symantec