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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 195 207 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.089% 0.015% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.019% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £403 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.93% +34.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WAN Optimisation
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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
4402 5249 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.02% 77.21% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3470 3862 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 88
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 10 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (50.00%) DNS
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) SAN
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) VLAN
3 5 (50.00%) Riverbed
4 4 (40.00%) F5
4 4 (40.00%) HSRP
4 4 (40.00%) BGP
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) MPLS
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) IIS
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (30.00%) HTTP
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 3 (30.00%) WLAN
5 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (30.00%) DMVPN
5 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) IIS
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (50.00%) DNS
3 5 (50.00%) SAN
3 5 (50.00%) VLAN
4 4 (40.00%) HSRP
4 4 (40.00%) BGP
4 4 (40.00%) MPLS
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) HTTP
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 3 (30.00%) WLAN
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (30.00%) DMVPN
5 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (20.00%) NAS
6 2 (20.00%) IPsec
6 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Support
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Operations Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Voice Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) PKI
2 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (30.00%) Information Assurance
2 2 (20.00%) ISMS
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) vSphere
2 3 (30.00%) UAG
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Server
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
1 3 (30.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
1 5 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 4 (40.00%) F5
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (20.00%) Mitel
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Aruba