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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
UK / England
Rank 561 602 586
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -16
Contract jobs citing WAAS 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.019% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.096% 0.13% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6254 6918 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.95% 14.50% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3930 4158 3908
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 295 421
Median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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
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 22 February 2017. 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 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
South East +25 2 £450 -
London +19 2 £525 +31.25%
East Midlands - 2 - -
WAAS
UK

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 11 (91.67%) Wireless
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (83.33%) F5
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) Juniper
2 10 (83.33%) Firewall
3 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (75.00%) Palo Alto
4 8 (66.67%) Riverbed
4 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
5 7 (58.33%) Aruba
5 7 (58.33%) Blue Coat
6 6 (50.00%) BIG-IP
6 6 (50.00%) Tufin
6 6 (50.00%) DHCP
6 6 (50.00%) Project Management
6 6 (50.00%) Finance
7 5 (41.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
7 5 (41.67%) TippingPoint
8 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
8 4 (33.33%) LogLogic
8 4 (33.33%) WAN
8 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (33.33%) Wireshark
8 4 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (33.33%) FireEye
8 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Domino
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Wireless
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (83.33%) Firewall
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
5 6 (50.00%) BIG-IP
5 6 (50.00%) DHCP
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (33.33%) LAN
6 4 (33.33%) WAN
6 4 (33.33%) Wireshark
7 3 (25.00%) Internet
7 3 (25.00%) IPsec
7 3 (25.00%) MPLS
7 3 (25.00%) SSL
7 3 (25.00%) VoIP
7 3 (25.00%) VPN
7 3 (25.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) PMI
2 1 (8.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCIE
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CCDP
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) CISSP
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIE
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIP
4 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
1 10 (83.33%) F5
1 10 (83.33%) Juniper
2 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (75.00%) Palo Alto
3 8 (66.67%) Riverbed
4 7 (58.33%) Aruba
4 7 (58.33%) Blue Coat
5 6 (50.00%) Tufin
6 5 (41.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
6 5 (41.67%) TippingPoint
7 4 (33.33%) FireEye
7 4 (33.33%) LogLogic
7 4 (33.33%) Radianz
8 2 (16.67%) Avaya
9 1 (8.33%) Intel Security
9 1 (8.33%) Nokia
9 1 (8.33%) Remedy
9 1 (8.33%) SAP