The table below looks at the statistics for WAAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 564 556 558
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing WAAS 16 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.012% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.091% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £250 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £156 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £318 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £200 £250
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.75
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7620 6595 8152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.71% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4301 3682 3819
Average daily rate £370 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 376 632
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAAS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAAS Jobs Demand Trend in England

WAAS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAAS across the England region.

WAAS Daily Rate Trend in England

WAAS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAAS across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

WAAS Daily Rate Histogram in England

WAAS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAAS across the England region.

WAAS Hourly Rate Trend in England

WAAS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS within the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 14 £500 +66.66% 1
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
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WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WAAS 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 WAAS.

1 16 (94.12%) LAN
1 16 (94.12%) WAN
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) F5
3 12 (70.59%) OSPF
3 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (70.59%) BGP
4 9 (52.94%) Firewall
5 8 (47.06%) Wireless
5 8 (47.06%) Load Balancing
5 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
6 7 (41.18%) Juniper
6 7 (41.18%) CCIE
6 7 (41.18%) CCNP
6 7 (41.18%) Wireshark
6 7 (41.18%) Banking
7 6 (35.29%) IGMP
7 6 (35.29%) Finance
7 6 (35.29%) BIG-IP
7 6 (35.29%) Nortel
7 6 (35.29%) DWDM
7 6 (35.29%) EIGRP
7 6 (35.29%) RIP
7 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
7 6 (35.29%) Low Latency
7 6 (35.29%) Multicast
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
8 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
8 5 (29.41%) Time Management

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WAAS 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 WAAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) LAN
1 16 (94.12%) WAN
2 12 (70.59%) OSPF
2 12 (70.59%) BGP
3 9 (52.94%) Firewall
4 8 (47.06%) Wireless
5 7 (41.18%) Wireshark
6 6 (35.29%) IGMP
6 6 (35.29%) BIG-IP
6 6 (35.29%) DWDM
6 6 (35.29%) EIGRP
6 6 (35.29%) RIP
6 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (35.29%) Multicast
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (17.65%) VPN
9 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (11.76%) DNS
9 2 (11.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
General
1 7 (41.18%) Banking
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Network Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Network Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) AVVID
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
1 1 (5.88%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Load Balancing
2 6 (35.29%) Low Latency
3 5 (29.41%) Time Management
4 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Network Design
6 1 (5.88%) People Management
6 1 (5.88%) ERP
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (41.18%) CCIE
2 7 (41.18%) CCNP
3 5 (29.41%) CCSE
3 5 (29.41%) CCSA
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) F5
3 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
4 7 (41.18%) Juniper
5 6 (35.29%) Nortel
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
8 2 (11.76%) CA
8 2 (11.76%) SevOne
8 2 (11.76%) Splunk
9 1 (5.88%) Ipanema Technologies
9 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
9 1 (5.88%) SAP
9 1 (5.88%) Nokia
9 1 (5.88%) BMC
9 1 (5.88%) BT
9 1 (5.88%) Remedy
9 1 (5.88%) McAfee