The table below looks at the statistics for WAAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 160 210 -
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -
Contract jobs citing WAAS 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.051% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £500 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-27.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
WAAS
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
529 758 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.55% 12.80% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 556 479
Median daily rate £468 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 29 22
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% -12.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing WAAS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAAS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WAAS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAAS across the City of London region.

WAAS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WAAS.

1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
1 6 (100.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Wireless
1 6 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 6 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 6 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 6 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 6 (100.00%) Tufin
1 6 (100.00%) Aruba
1 6 (100.00%) F5
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 6 (100.00%) FireEye
1 6 (100.00%) Palo Alto
2 5 (83.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (83.33%) LogLogic
2 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (83.33%) Wireshark
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Radianz
2 5 (83.33%) Project Management
3 4 (66.67%) Service Management

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) Wireless
2 5 (83.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (83.33%) Wireshark
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Change Management
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 6 (100.00%) Aruba
1 6 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) F5
1 6 (100.00%) FireEye
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
1 6 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 6 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 6 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 6 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Tufin
2 5 (83.33%) LogLogic
2 5 (83.33%) Radianz