The first table below looks at the demand for WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Processes & Methodologies 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 206 - 217
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 4 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.062% - 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate £351 - £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £295 £338
% change year-on-year
+42.37% -12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4902 4666 5879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.95% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3582 3576 4142
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
WAN Optimisation
London

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

WAN Optimisation Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WAN Optimisation
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 WAN Optimisation across the City of London region.

WAN Optimisation Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WAN Optimisation
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

WAN Optimisation Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation.

1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (60.00%) Polycom
3 3 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) CCIE
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) MPLS
3 3 (60.00%) OSPF
3 3 (60.00%) BGP
3 3 (60.00%) Riverbed
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (20.00%) Network Design
5 1 (20.00%) Brocade
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) WAAS
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Polycom
2 3 (60.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (20.00%) Brocade
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Aruba
3 1 (20.00%) F5