Period
to 31 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 31 March 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)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 77 92
Rank change year-on-year +6 +15 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 25 82 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Surrey 1.81% 2.84% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.66% 23.98% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 61 41
Median daily rate £450 £375 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.83% +5.92%
10th Percentile £260 £143 £145
90th Percentile £550 £494 £513
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £404
% change year-on-year +12.50% -0.99% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £24.66 £14.15 £14.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.30% -3.28% +0.86%
10th Percentile £21.55 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £28.82 £15.79 £92.26
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £26.21 £16.63
% change year-on-year -4.60% +57.62% +0.76%

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 Surrey with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 183 342 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 13.28% 11.84% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 220 238
Median daily rate £375 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £127
90th Percentile £575 £594 £596
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 20
Median hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.73% +4.76% -31.52%
10th Percentile £13.70 £12.50 £11.74
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.25 £53.23
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +91.18% -15.00% -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Surrey

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in Surrey.

Daily rate trend for WAN in Surrey

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in Surrey over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in Surrey

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in Surrey.

Hourly rate trend for WAN in Surrey

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 31 March 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
Staines +24 6 £425 -
Guildford +16 5 £463 +219.31% 3
Sunbury-on-Thames +5 3 £500 +8.70%
Redhill -3 1 - - 2
Epsom -3 1 - -
Godalming -5 1 £375 +158.62% 1
Camberley - 1 - -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 Surrey region with a requirement for WAN.

1 22 (88.00%) LAN
2 16 (64.00%) Cisco
3 13 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (48.00%) Firewall
5 9 (36.00%) Windows
6 8 (32.00%) CCNA
6 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (32.00%) AWS
7 7 (28.00%) CCNP
7 7 (28.00%) Azure
8 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
8 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
9 5 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (20.00%) Network Security
9 5 (20.00%) Migration
9 5 (20.00%) VMware
9 5 (20.00%) Network Design
9 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (20.00%) vCloud
9 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (16.00%) FortiGate
10 4 (16.00%) Security Patching
10 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
10 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) AWS
2 7 (28.00%) Azure
3 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (8.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (88.00%) LAN
2 12 (48.00%) Firewall
3 5 (20.00%) Network Security
3 5 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (12.00%) DNS
4 3 (12.00%) Internet
4 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.00%) BGP
5 2 (8.00%) DHCP
5 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (8.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (8.00%) OSPF
5 2 (8.00%) SNMP
5 2 (8.00%) VPN
5 2 (8.00%) Wireless
5 2 (8.00%) WLAN
6 1 (4.00%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Artifactory
1 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) JUnit
1 2 (8.00%) Maven
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) French Language
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Software Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) Apache Camel
1 2 (8.00%) Apache Cordova
1 2 (8.00%) Flutter
1 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (8.00%) Ionic Framework
1 2 (8.00%) LDAP
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
1 2 (8.00%) Node.js
1 2 (8.00%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (8.00%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (12.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (4.00%) Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) e-Learning
5 1 (4.00%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (8.00%) Android
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Solaris
5 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 5 (20.00%) Migration
1 5 (20.00%) Network Design
1 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Change Management
2 4 (16.00%) Security Patching
3 3 (12.00%) Change Control
3 3 (12.00%) Decision-Making
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (8.00%) High Availability
4 2 (8.00%) Kanban
4 2 (8.00%) Microservices
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile Development
4 2 (8.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Apple Swift
1 2 (8.00%) Java
1 2 (8.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (32.00%) CCNA
3 7 (28.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) CCDA
4 2 (8.00%) CCIE
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (8.00%) MCP
4 2 (8.00%) MCSE
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.00%) CCIE Security
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) vCloud
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Docker
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) FortiGate
1 4 (16.00%) WSUS
2 3 (12.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.00%) Ansible
3 2 (8.00%) Grafana
3 2 (8.00%) Kibana
3 2 (8.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (8.00%) Prometheus
4 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
5 3 (12.00%) F5
5 3 (12.00%) Symantec
6 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.00%) McAfee
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.00%) SAP
6 2 (8.00%) Splunk
6 2 (8.00%) TIBCO
6 2 (8.00%) Xamarin
7 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) Juniper
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds