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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 190 218 -
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.035% 0.028% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.037% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £440 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £200 -
% change year-on-year
+65.00% -
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
4343 5387 5824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.37% 76.00% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3231 4024 4330
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 92 87
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.90 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) VoIP
3 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) MPLS
3 4 (66.67%) OSPF
3 4 (66.67%) BGP
3 4 (66.67%) Riverbed
4 3 (50.00%) Polycom
4 3 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) CCIE
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
6 1 (16.67%) WAAS
6 1 (16.67%) Aruba
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (16.67%) F5
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) VoIP
3 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) MPLS
3 4 (66.67%) OSPF
3 4 (66.67%) BGP
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
6 1 (16.67%) WAAS
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (16.67%) NAS
6 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (16.67%) VLAN
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (16.67%) Internet
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Server Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Riverbed
2 3 (50.00%) Polycom
3 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (16.67%) Aruba
4 1 (16.67%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) Brocade
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Mitel
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix