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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WAN Optimization
Rank 196 198 223
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +25
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.094% 0.068% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.088% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
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£425 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £200
% change year-on-year
- +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4250 4545 5725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.23% 77.24% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3354 3372 4264
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £56.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 August 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Cisco
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (70.00%) CCNP
4 6 (60.00%) Juniper
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) Citrix
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) ITIL
5 5 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (50.00%) XenApp
5 5 (50.00%) Riverbed
5 5 (50.00%) vSphere
6 4 (40.00%) UAG
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (40.00%) SCCM
6 4 (40.00%) SCOM
6 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (40.00%) Firewall
6 4 (40.00%) Wireless
6 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (40.00%) IIS
6 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (40.00%) VPN
6 4 (40.00%) SAN
6 4 (40.00%) SLA
7 3 (30.00%) MPLS

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 4 (40.00%) IIS
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) Wireless
3 3 (30.00%) MPLS
3 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (20.00%) OSPF
4 2 (20.00%) BGP
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (20.00%) IPsec
4 2 (20.00%) ISDN
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) PSTN
4 2 (20.00%) RTSP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (10.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (30.00%) Support Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Network Team Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Director
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (10.00%) FlexPod
3 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CCNP
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCEE
2 3 (30.00%) CCA
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (30.00%) MCSE
2 3 (30.00%) MCSA
3 2 (20.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) XenApp
1 5 (50.00%) vSphere
2 4 (40.00%) UAG
3 2 (20.00%) ProxySG
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
1 4 (40.00%) SCOM
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Riverbed
4 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (30.00%) F5
6 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (20.00%) Polycom
6 2 (20.00%) Nokia
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle
7 1 (10.00%) Mitel
7 1 (10.00%) NetApp
7 1 (10.00%) Dell Compellent