Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 76 128
Rank change year-on-year +13 +52 -27
Contract jobs citing WAN 141 421 345
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.00% 2.87% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.08% 16.34% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 297 185
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £228 £200 £183
90th Percentile £563 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 24
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.64% +17.28% +37.41%
10th Percentile £14.41 £13.25 £12.38
90th Percentile £37.23 £131.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £28.41 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +62.31% -12.50% +15.11%

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 877 2,576 2,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.68% 17.57% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 1,501 1,352
Median daily rate £410 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £181 £208 £200
90th Percentile £558 £575 £575
England median daily rate £439 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.24% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 134 151
Median hourly rate £33.50 £25.12 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.36% +10.42% +30.00%
10th Percentile £15.20 £12.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £57.65 £63.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +10.01%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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
Hampshire +34 61 £473 +18.13% 18
Thames Valley +11 56 £425 - 11
Berkshire +19 37 £450 +12.50% 7
Surrey +61 16 £250 -39.39% 1
Buckinghamshire +20 15 £375 -21.05%
Oxfordshire +13 4 £150 -60.00% 4
West Sussex +5 4 £425 -2.02%
East Sussex +33 2 £350 -23.29% 1
Sussex +4 1 - -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 92 (65.25%) LAN
2 63 (44.68%) Firewall
3 61 (43.26%) Cisco
4 42 (29.79%) Windows
5 38 (26.95%) MPLS
6 37 (26.24%) Active Directory
7 36 (25.53%) VMware
8 35 (24.82%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (24.82%) DNS
9 32 (22.70%) Security Cleared
10 28 (19.86%) BGP
10 28 (19.86%) VPN
10 28 (19.86%) Telecoms
11 27 (19.15%) TCP/IP
11 27 (19.15%) Juniper
12 26 (18.44%) CCNP
13 24 (17.02%) SC Cleared
13 24 (17.02%) Azure
14 23 (16.31%) Data Centre
14 23 (16.31%) SNMP
15 22 (15.60%) OSPF
15 22 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
16 21 (14.89%) VLAN
17 20 (14.18%) DHCP
17 20 (14.18%) Linux
17 20 (14.18%) Internet
18 19 (13.48%) CCNA
18 19 (13.48%) Ethernet
18 19 (13.48%) VoIP

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 7 (4.96%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.55%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.13%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.71%) Confluence
5 1 (0.71%) JBoss
5 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.71%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.02%) Azure
2 13 (9.22%) AWS
3 6 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.26%) Office 365
4 5 (3.55%) IaaS
5 4 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.13%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.13%) PaaS
7 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.71%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.71%) SaaS
7 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 92 (65.25%) LAN
2 63 (44.68%) Firewall
3 38 (26.95%) MPLS
4 35 (24.82%) DNS
5 28 (19.86%) BGP
5 28 (19.86%) VPN
6 27 (19.15%) TCP/IP
7 23 (16.31%) SNMP
8 22 (15.60%) OSPF
9 21 (14.89%) VLAN
10 20 (14.18%) DHCP
10 20 (14.18%) Internet
11 19 (13.48%) Ethernet
11 19 (13.48%) VoIP
12 16 (11.35%) IPsec
13 15 (10.64%) Wireless
14 14 (9.93%) Network Security
15 12 (8.51%) EIGRP
16 11 (7.80%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (7.80%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.71%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.71%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.84%) JIRA
2 3 (2.13%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.13%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.42%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.42%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.42%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.42%) JUnit
3 2 (1.42%) Maven
3 2 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (19.86%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.09%) Finance
3 8 (5.67%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Games
6 1 (0.71%) Legal
6 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (31.21%) Network Engineer
2 30 (21.28%) Architect
3 15 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (7.80%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (5.67%) Analyst
5 8 (5.67%) Network Architect
5 8 (5.67%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (3.55%) Consultant
7 5 (3.55%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (3.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (2.84%) Designer
8 4 (2.84%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (2.84%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.84%) Network Consultant
8 4 (2.84%) Network Support
8 4 (2.84%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (2.84%) Telephony Engineer
8 4 (2.84%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.93%) LDAP
2 3 (2.13%) .NET
2 3 (2.13%) Middleware
3 2 (1.42%) Apache Camel
3 2 (1.42%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (1.42%) Flutter
3 2 (1.42%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.42%) Ionic Framework
3 2 (1.42%) Node.js
3 2 (1.42%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (1.42%) WireMock
4 1 (0.71%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.31%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.22%) Clustering
3 10 (7.09%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.55%) NHS
5 5 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.55%) Tandem
6 4 (2.84%) CCTV
7 3 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.13%) PKI
7 3 (2.13%) Replication
7 3 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.42%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.42%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.42%) iPhone
8 2 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.42%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 42 (29.79%) Windows
2 20 (14.18%) Linux
3 15 (10.64%) Windows Server
4 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2019
6 7 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.26%) AIX
7 6 (4.26%) Unix
7 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.55%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.84%) Check Point GAiA
9 4 (2.84%) Solaris
10 3 (2.13%) Android
10 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.13%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.42%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.42%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.42%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.48%) Migration
2 16 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (10.64%) High Availability
3 15 (10.64%) Load Balancing
4 10 (7.09%) ITIL
4 10 (7.09%) Project Delivery
5 9 (6.38%) DevOps
6 8 (5.67%) Information Security
6 8 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (5.67%) Network Design
6 8 (5.67%) Service Design
7 7 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (4.96%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.96%) Network Architecture
8 6 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (4.26%) Network Management
8 6 (4.26%) Project Management
8 6 (4.26%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.26%) Technical Leadership
8 6 (4.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.22%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.55%) SQL
3 4 (2.84%) Python
4 3 (2.13%) VB
4 3 (2.13%) VBScript
5 2 (1.42%) Apple Swift
5 2 (1.42%) Java
5 2 (1.42%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.71%) Ada
6 1 (0.71%) C
6 1 (0.71%) C#
6 1 (0.71%) C++
6 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (24.82%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (22.70%) Security Cleared
3 26 (18.44%) CCNP
4 24 (17.02%) SC Cleared
5 19 (13.48%) CCNA
6 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (5.67%) CCIE
8 7 (4.96%) Degree
9 5 (3.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (2.84%) BC Cleared
10 4 (2.84%) CCDP
10 4 (2.84%) CCIP
10 4 (2.84%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.84%) GIAC
10 4 (2.84%) MCSE
11 3 (2.13%) CEH
11 3 (2.13%) CISSP
11 3 (2.13%) CREST Certified
11 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.13%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.42%) NIST
3 2 (1.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.71%) HL7
4 1 (0.71%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (26.24%) Active Directory
2 22 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.06%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.09%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.26%) VMware NSX
6 4 (2.84%) vSphere
6 4 (2.84%) XenApp
7 3 (2.13%) Terminal Server
7 3 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.42%) Docker
8 2 (1.42%) Snort
8 2 (1.42%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (9.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (6.38%) Failover Clustering
3 8 (5.67%) Ansible
4 7 (4.96%) SCCM
4 7 (4.96%) SCOM
5 5 (3.55%) WSUS
6 4 (2.84%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (2.84%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (2.84%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (2.84%) Terraform
6 4 (2.84%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.13%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.42%) Grafana
8 2 (1.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.42%) vRealize
Vendors
1 61 (43.26%) Cisco
2 36 (25.53%) VMware
3 27 (19.15%) Juniper
4 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
5 16 (11.35%) CheckPoint
6 15 (10.64%) F5
7 10 (7.09%) Palo Alto
8 9 (6.38%) SolarWinds
9 8 (5.67%) Citrix
10 7 (4.96%) Meraki
11 5 (3.55%) HP
11 5 (3.55%) Symantec
12 4 (2.84%) McAfee
12 4 (2.84%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 3 (2.13%) Avaya
13 3 (2.13%) Blue Coat
13 3 (2.13%) EMC
13 3 (2.13%) IBM
13 3 (2.13%) Lotus