The first table below looks at the demand for WAAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank - 213 218
Contract jobs citing WAAS 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.014% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.13% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £245 £250
% change year-on-year
+83.67% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.50
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
712 795 970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.27% 11.22% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 528 652
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 40
Average hourly rate £21.25 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.14% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £54.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
WAAS
London

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAAS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WAAS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAAS.

1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) FMCG
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WAAS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) TACACS
2 1 (50.00%) SMTP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (50.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed