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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WAN Optimization
Rank 148 186 205
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +19
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.039% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.048% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate £405 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
-22.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - -
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
2644 4159 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 80.90% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3247 3422
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) CCNP
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (75.00%) Palo Alto
4 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
4 5 (62.50%) Riverbed
4 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 5 (62.50%) Wireless
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
5 4 (50.00%) Juniper
5 4 (50.00%) SAN
5 4 (50.00%) MPLS
5 4 (50.00%) OSPF
5 4 (50.00%) BGP
5 4 (50.00%) LAN
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (37.50%) XenApp
6 3 (37.50%) CCEE
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (37.50%) RTSP
6 3 (37.50%) 802.1X
6 3 (37.50%) Procure-to-pay
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 3 (37.50%) CCNP Voice
6 3 (37.50%) PSTN

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) IIS
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) Wireless
3 4 (50.00%) BGP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) MPLS
3 4 (50.00%) OSPF
3 4 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (37.50%) IPsec
4 3 (37.50%) ISDN
4 3 (37.50%) PSTN
4 3 (37.50%) RTSP
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (12.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) GIS
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Senior IT Support
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Voice Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Voice Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Voice Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Support
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) PKI
2 3 (37.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE
2 3 (37.50%) Procure-to-pay
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CCNP
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCA
2 3 (37.50%) CCEE
2 3 (37.50%) CCIE
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP Voice
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCSA
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
2 1 (12.50%) UAG
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (12.50%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) Palo Alto
3 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (62.50%) Riverbed
4 4 (50.00%) Juniper
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Polycom
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) F5
6 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
7 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds