The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Communications & Networking category for the England 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 554 512 566
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +54
Contract jobs citing WAAS 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.023% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.045% 0.15% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate £275 £239 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £238 -
% change year-on-year
-34.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6628 6559 8525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.91% 15.19% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3553 3347 4091
Average daily rate £365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 531 577
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.10 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
WAAS
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -33 2 £375 -5.06% 1
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
WAAS
UK

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
3 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 8 (80.00%) MPLS
4 7 (70.00%) VPN
4 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (70.00%) F5
5 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (60.00%) Avaya
5 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (60.00%) CCNP
5 6 (60.00%) OSPF
6 5 (50.00%) BGP
6 5 (50.00%) Firewall
6 5 (50.00%) Blue Coat
6 5 (50.00%) Juniper
6 5 (50.00%) DNS
6 5 (50.00%) DHCP
6 5 (50.00%) ITIL
6 5 (50.00%) Network Management
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (50.00%) Network Security
7 4 (40.00%) e-Health
7 4 (40.00%) NetScout
7 4 (40.00%) NetScaler
7 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (40.00%) VoIP
7 4 (40.00%) HP

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 8 (80.00%) LAN
2 8 (80.00%) MPLS
3 7 (70.00%) VPN
4 6 (60.00%) OSPF
4 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (50.00%) Network Security
5 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) BGP
5 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) DHCP
6 4 (40.00%) VoIP
6 4 (40.00%) Wireless
6 4 (40.00%) Extranet
6 4 (40.00%) NetScaler
7 3 (30.00%) IPsec
8 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 2 (20.00%) VLAN
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Voice Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Voice Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Voice Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Operations Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) e-Health
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (10.00%) FMCG
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Network Management
2 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Security
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) CCDA
4 1 (10.00%) CCDP
4 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
4 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Netcool
2 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (10.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) F5
3 6 (60.00%) Avaya
4 5 (50.00%) Juniper
4 5 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (40.00%) HP
5 4 (40.00%) Nortel
5 4 (40.00%) NetScout
6 2 (20.00%) Polycom
6 2 (20.00%) Riverbed
6 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (10.00%) Aruba
7 1 (10.00%) Brocade