The table below looks at the statistics for WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WAN Optimization
Rank 162 197 207
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.059% 0.090% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.11% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £373 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.04% +10.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £313 £420
% change year-on-year
+20.80% -25.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
WAN Optimisation
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2874 4439 4783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.95% 80.16% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2355 3493 3602
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 44
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing WAN Optimisation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation.

1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Riverbed
3 4 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 4 (66.67%) Wireless
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Juniper
4 3 (50.00%) MPLS
4 3 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (50.00%) BGP
4 3 (50.00%) CCIE
4 3 (50.00%) CCNP
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) SLA
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) ISDN
4 3 (50.00%) PSTN
4 3 (50.00%) Service Management
4 3 (50.00%) IPsec
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) RTSP
4 3 (50.00%) 802.1X
4 3 (50.00%) CCNP Voice
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (50.00%) Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (50.00%) PKI

WAN Optimisation
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%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (50.00%) IPsec
3 3 (50.00%) ISDN
3 3 (50.00%) MPLS
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) PSTN
3 3 (50.00%) RTSP
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Voice Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Voice Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Voice Network Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Network Support
3 2 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Support
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Voice Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) PKI
1 3 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Procure-to-Pay
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCIE
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP Voice
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Riverbed
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (66.67%) Palo Alto
4 3 (50.00%) Juniper
4 3 (50.00%) Polycom
5 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (16.67%) F5
5 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds