Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 July 2017 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)
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 104 96
Rank change year-on-year -34 -8 +31
Contract jobs citing WAN 1823 2424 2441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 2.21% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.85% 14.07% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1514 1482
UK median daily rate £388 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.64% +2.86%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £193
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 109 150
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £11.47 £12.00 £12.73
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.38 £22.75
% change year-on-year -13.45% -6.04% +30.00%

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13162 17230 16201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.82% 15.68% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7912 10469 9057
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £204 £224 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 768 793 929
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.23% +16.49%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the UK

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in the UK

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in the UK

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in the UK

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WAN in the UK

WAN
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the UK over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
England -29 1659 £395 -0.87% 261
UK excluding London -17 1221 £375 +3.45% 196
London -30 567 £450 +1.12% 76
South East -4 395 £400 +6.67% 57
North of England +13 262 £396 +9.31% 58
Midlands -11 173 £375 +7.14% 42
West Midlands +5 133 £388 +14.81% 26
South West -28 133 £313 -13.79% 10
East of England -28 129 £336 -18.48% 18
North West +8 115 £388 +1.24% 40
Scotland +6 107 £363 -3.33% 8
Yorkshire +17 101 £375 +15.38% 16
North East +22 46 £440 +25.71% 2
East Midlands -37 37 £300 -37.82% 16
Wales -5 28 £300 -20.53% 3
Northern Ireland -66 4 £338 -6.90%

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WAN.

1 1491 (81.79%) LAN
2 875 (48.00%) Cisco
3 775 (42.51%) Firewall
4 601 (32.97%) Windows
5 522 (28.63%) Cisco Certification
6 420 (23.04%) VPN
7 403 (22.11%) Data Centre
8 395 (21.67%) Wireless
9 378 (20.74%) Active Directory
10 369 (20.24%) CCNP
11 344 (18.87%) Microsoft
11 344 (18.87%) ITIL
12 339 (18.60%) Security Cleared
13 313 (17.17%) VMware
14 297 (16.29%) TCP/IP
15 286 (15.69%) Juniper
16 279 (15.30%) CheckPoint
17 270 (14.81%) DNS
18 253 (13.88%) Network Design
19 245 (13.44%) MPLS
20 243 (13.33%) Linux
21 240 (13.17%) Windows Server
22 232 (12.73%) F5
23 228 (12.51%) SC Cleared
24 227 (12.45%) CCNA
25 210 (11.52%) Finance
26 208 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
27 207 (11.35%) Migration
28 206 (11.30%) VoIP
29 202 (11.08%) BGP

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 122 (6.69%) MS Exchange
2 55 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 52 (2.85%) Skype for Business
4 49 (2.69%) IIS
5 40 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 38 (2.08%) OpenStack
7 27 (1.48%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.26%) Apache
9 19 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (0.71%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.66%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2000
15 8 (0.44%) JBoss
16 7 (0.38%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 5 (0.27%) iPlanet
17 5 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 137 (7.52%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.16%) Houdini
6 3 (0.16%) Maya
6 3 (0.16%) NUKE
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.055%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.055%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.16%) assyst
3 3 (0.16%) Eikon
4 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.055%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 142 (7.79%) Office 365
2 129 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (2.41%) IaaS
5 28 (1.54%) PaaS
5 28 (1.54%) SaaS
6 14 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 13 (0.71%) GitHub
8 10 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.44%) Yammer
11 5 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (0.27%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.27%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.16%) Route 53
14 2 (0.11%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1491 (81.79%) LAN
2 775 (42.51%) Firewall
3 420 (23.04%) VPN
4 395 (21.67%) Wireless
5 297 (16.29%) TCP/IP
6 270 (14.81%) DNS
7 245 (13.44%) MPLS
8 206 (11.30%) VoIP
9 202 (11.08%) BGP
10 192 (10.53%) Network Security
11 189 (10.37%) DHCP
12 185 (10.15%) Wi-Fi
13 184 (10.09%) Cisco ASA
14 163 (8.94%) OSPF
15 142 (7.79%) Cisco Nexus
16 131 (7.19%) WLAN
17 129 (7.08%) SAN
18 126 (6.91%) Internet
19 124 (6.80%) VLAN
20 112 (6.14%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.97%) Relational Database
3 34 (1.87%) Big Data
4 21 (1.15%) MySQL
5 17 (0.93%) Hadoop
6 15 (0.82%) HBase
7 14 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (0.77%) MongoDB
7 14 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (0.71%) Apache Hive
8 13 (0.71%) Impala
8 13 (0.71%) Sqoop
9 12 (0.66%) MS Access
9 12 (0.66%) Redis
10 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.33%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 24 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 16 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (0.44%) JIRA
5 7 (0.38%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.22%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.16%) JUnit
8 3 (0.16%) MSI
8 3 (0.16%) Selenium
9 2 (0.11%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.11%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.11%) Redmine
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.11%) Trac
9 2 (0.11%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.055%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.055%) PVCS
General
1 210 (11.52%) Finance
2 195 (10.70%) Telecoms
3 49 (2.69%) Banking
4 48 (2.63%) Retail
5 37 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 36 (1.97%) Marketing
7 30 (1.65%) Legal
8 27 (1.48%) Law
9 19 (1.04%) Electronics
10 10 (0.55%) Local Government
11 9 (0.49%) Multimedia
11 9 (0.49%) Publishing
12 8 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.33%) Advertising
13 6 (0.33%) Billing
14 5 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.27%) French Language
15 4 (0.22%) Back Office
15 4 (0.22%) Games
15 4 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 475 (26.06%) Network Engineer
2 237 (13.00%) Architect
3 172 (9.43%) Analyst
4 165 (9.05%) Project Manager
5 133 (7.30%) Support Engineer
6 125 (6.86%) Cisco Engineer
7 114 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 100 (5.49%) Network Architect
9 91 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 85 (4.66%) Consultant
11 71 (3.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 68 (3.73%) Infrastructure Manager
13 65 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
14 64 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
15 56 (3.07%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 55 (3.02%) Senior Network Engineer
17 53 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support
18 48 (2.63%) Network Analyst
19 47 (2.58%) Network Support
20 46 (2.52%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (2.74%) 802.1X
2 39 (2.14%) Elastic Stack
3 37 (2.03%) Web Services
4 26 (1.43%) Sensu
5 23 (1.26%) HTML
6 22 (1.21%) .NET
7 21 (1.15%) Middleware
8 13 (0.71%) Kafka
8 13 (0.71%) Spark Streaming
9 11 (0.60%) LAMP
10 8 (0.44%) XML
11 7 (0.38%) J2EE
11 7 (0.38%) REST
12 6 (0.33%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.33%) RESTful
13 5 (0.27%) CSS
13 5 (0.27%) jQuery
13 5 (0.27%) Node.js
14 4 (0.22%) SAML
15 3 (0.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 403 (22.11%) Data Centre
2 99 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 61 (3.35%) Computer Science
4 61 (3.35%) Private Cloud
5 38 (2.08%) Smartphone
6 34 (1.87%) Driving Licence
7 32 (1.76%) Clustering
8 25 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
9 23 (1.26%) NHS
10 21 (1.15%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
12 17 (0.93%) Public Cloud
13 16 (0.88%) CESG
13 16 (0.88%) PKI
14 15 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
15 13 (0.71%) BYOD
15 13 (0.71%) Mainframe
15 13 (0.71%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 601 (32.97%) Windows
2 243 (13.33%) Linux
3 240 (13.17%) Windows Server
4 146 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 128 (7.02%) Unix
6 119 (6.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 112 (6.14%) Windows 7
8 69 (3.78%) Windows 10
9 58 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (2.36%) Android
11 36 (1.97%) Windows 8
12 35 (1.92%) Windows XP
13 34 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (1.37%) Apple iOS
15 24 (1.32%) CentOS
16 23 (1.26%) Solaris
17 19 (1.04%) Mac OS X
18 18 (0.99%) Windows Phone
19 17 (0.93%) SUSE
20 16 (0.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (18.87%) ITIL
2 253 (13.88%) Network Design
3 207 (11.35%) Migration
4 145 (7.95%) Project Management
5 127 (6.97%) Network Management
5 127 (6.97%) Service Management
6 122 (6.69%) PRINCE2
7 116 (6.36%) Load Balancing
8 94 (5.16%) Network Monitoring
9 91 (4.99%) Change Management
9 91 (4.99%) Information Security
10 87 (4.77%) DevOps
11 83 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 80 (4.39%) High Availability
13 79 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
14 77 (4.22%) Stakeholder Management
15 70 (3.84%) Configuration Management
16 69 (3.78%) Network Architecture
16 69 (3.78%) Service Delivery
17 67 (3.68%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 100 (5.49%) SQL
2 60 (3.29%) Python
3 55 (3.02%) PowerShell
4 48 (2.63%) Perl
5 36 (1.97%) Java
6 32 (1.76%) PHP
7 31 (1.70%) Shell Script
8 28 (1.54%) C
9 22 (1.21%) Bash Shell
10 17 (0.93%) VB
11 13 (0.71%) Korn
12 12 (0.66%) JavaScript
13 10 (0.55%) C-shell
13 10 (0.55%) Lisp
13 10 (0.55%) Ruby
14 6 (0.33%) VBScript
15 5 (0.27%) C#
15 5 (0.27%) C++
15 5 (0.27%) Delphi
16 4 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 522 (28.63%) Cisco Certification
2 369 (20.24%) CCNP
3 339 (18.60%) Security Cleared
4 228 (12.51%) SC Cleared
5 227 (12.45%) CCNA
6 163 (8.94%) CCIE
7 137 (7.52%) Degree
8 93 (5.10%) DV Cleared
9 78 (4.28%) CCDP
10 69 (3.78%) JNCIA
11 64 (3.51%) JNCIE
12 60 (3.29%) CCSA
12 60 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 59 (3.24%) CCSE
14 51 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
15 49 (2.69%) CCIP
15 49 (2.69%) CISSP
16 37 (2.03%) MCSE
16 37 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 36 (1.97%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.46%) SLA
2 22 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.15%) PMO
3 21 (1.15%) QA
4 20 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.33%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.22%) COBIT
9 3 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.11%) GMP
10 2 (0.11%) GPG13
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.055%) BS25999
11 1 (0.055%) GDPR
11 1 (0.055%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.055%) P3O
System Software
1 378 (20.74%) Active Directory
2 208 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (4.06%) Hyper-V
4 35 (1.92%) vSphere
5 32 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (1.76%) XenApp
6 23 (1.26%) Docker
7 19 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
7 19 (1.04%) Xen
8 18 (0.99%) KVM
9 16 (0.88%) Samba
10 15 (0.82%) ProxySG
11 14 (0.77%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.71%) Apache Flume
12 13 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
13 12 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (0.66%) vCloud
14 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.60%) NFS
15 8 (0.44%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 85 (4.66%) FortiGate
2 67 (3.68%) SCCM
3 44 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
4 41 (2.25%) SCOM
5 29 (1.59%) Ansible
6 28 (1.54%) QRadar
7 26 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
8 25 (1.37%) AirWatch
9 23 (1.26%) logstash
10 21 (1.15%) Puppet
11 19 (1.04%) Kubernetes
12 17 (0.93%) Nagios
13 16 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
13 16 (0.88%) WSUS
14 15 (0.82%) Grafana
14 15 (0.82%) Kibana
14 15 (0.82%) Prometheus
15 14 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
15 14 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
16 10 (0.55%) Nessus
Vendors
1 875 (48.00%) Cisco
2 344 (18.87%) Microsoft
3 313 (17.17%) VMware
4 286 (15.69%) Juniper
5 279 (15.30%) CheckPoint
6 232 (12.73%) F5
7 188 (10.31%) HP
8 186 (10.20%) Citrix
9 128 (7.02%) Palo Alto
10 121 (6.64%) Fortinet
11 120 (6.58%) Riverbed
12 96 (5.27%) SolarWinds
13 75 (4.11%) Oracle
14 72 (3.95%) Aruba
15 62 (3.40%) Red Hat
16 50 (2.74%) Apple
17 48 (2.63%) NetApp
18 46 (2.52%) Splunk
19 44 (2.41%) Avaya
19 44 (2.41%) Dell
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