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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank - 214 197
Contract jobs citing WAAS 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.029% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.26% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £463 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-24.70% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 -
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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
738 773 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.06% 11.31% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 500 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 47
Average hourly rate £19.10 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.56 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

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 28 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) CCSA
1 4 (100.00%) CCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
General
1 3 (75.00%) Investment Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCSA
1 4 (100.00%) CCSE
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds