The table below looks at the statistics for WAAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 611 628 607
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -21
Contract jobs citing WAAS 17 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.012% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.081% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 2
Median daily rate £488 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £425 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £500 £250
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
WAAS
UK

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
7846 7381 7628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.64% 14.16% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4850 4271 4179
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 478 432
Median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £21.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.04% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.41 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing WAAS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 16 £475 -2.56% 1
WAAS
UK

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WAAS.

1 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 18 (81.82%) TCP/IP
3 17 (77.27%) Firewall
4 16 (72.73%) CheckPoint
5 15 (68.18%) Finance
5 15 (68.18%) Wireless
5 15 (68.18%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (68.18%) Network Architecture
6 14 (63.64%) Aruba
6 14 (63.64%) SolarWinds
6 14 (63.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (63.64%) Palo Alto
6 14 (63.64%) Riverbed
6 14 (63.64%) Juniper
6 14 (63.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 13 (59.09%) DNS
7 13 (59.09%) DHCP
7 13 (59.09%) TippingPoint
7 13 (59.09%) BIG-IP
7 13 (59.09%) Wireshark
7 13 (59.09%) Blue Coat
7 13 (59.09%) FireEye
7 13 (59.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 13 (59.09%) F5
8 12 (54.55%) LogLogic
8 12 (54.55%) Tufin
8 12 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 12 (54.55%) ITIL
8 12 (54.55%) Change Management
8 12 (54.55%) Service Management

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) TCP/IP
2 17 (77.27%) Firewall
3 15 (68.18%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (68.18%) Wireless
4 14 (63.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (59.09%) BIG-IP
5 13 (59.09%) DHCP
5 13 (59.09%) DNS
5 13 (59.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 13 (59.09%) Wireshark
6 12 (54.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (18.18%) BGP
7 4 (18.18%) MPLS
7 4 (18.18%) OSPF
7 4 (18.18%) VoIP
8 3 (13.64%) Multicast
9 2 (9.09%) HTTP
9 2 (9.09%) WAN
10 1 (4.55%) IKE
10 1 (4.55%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.55%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (68.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) French Language
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Network Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Development Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Network Support
6 2 (9.09%) Product Development Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Product Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Support Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Voice Network Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) VoIP Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Juniper Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.64%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Network Architecture
2 12 (54.55%) Change Management
2 12 (54.55%) ITIL
2 12 (54.55%) Service Management
3 10 (45.45%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Analytics
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C#
1 3 (13.64%) C++
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) CCIE
3 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (4.55%) CISSP
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (27.27%) SLA
3 3 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 16 (72.73%) CheckPoint
3 14 (63.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 14 (63.64%) Aruba
3 14 (63.64%) Juniper
3 14 (63.64%) Palo Alto
3 14 (63.64%) Riverbed
3 14 (63.64%) SolarWinds
4 13 (59.09%) Blue Coat
4 13 (59.09%) F5
4 13 (59.09%) FireEye
4 13 (59.09%) TippingPoint
5 12 (54.55%) LogLogic
5 12 (54.55%) Radianz
5 12 (54.55%) Tufin
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.55%) Nokia