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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 589 578 563
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs citing WAAS 6 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.014% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.081% 0.093% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +96.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £250 £255
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WAAS
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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
7417 7566 6646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.00% 14.79% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4192 3682
Average daily rate £375 £365 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 424 385
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 -10 4 £488 -2.50% 1
South East -11 1 £500 +11.11%
North West - 1 - -
WAAS
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WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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%) WAN
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 14 (82.35%) LAN
3 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (70.59%) OSPF
4 12 (70.59%) BGP
4 12 (70.59%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (70.59%) Data Centre
5 11 (64.71%) Finance
6 10 (58.82%) Load Balancing
6 10 (58.82%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
7 9 (52.94%) F5
8 8 (47.06%) CCIE
8 8 (47.06%) Firewall
9 7 (41.18%) MPLS
9 7 (41.18%) Juniper
9 7 (41.18%) EIGRP
10 6 (35.29%) DNS
10 6 (35.29%) DHCP
10 6 (35.29%) Financial Institution
10 6 (35.29%) Wireless
10 6 (35.29%) CCSA
10 6 (35.29%) CCSE
10 6 (35.29%) Network Design
10 6 (35.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (35.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (29.41%) Multicast
11 5 (29.41%) HSRP
11 5 (29.41%) IGMP

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) WAN
2 14 (82.35%) LAN
3 12 (70.59%) OSPF
3 12 (70.59%) BGP
3 12 (70.59%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (47.06%) Firewall
6 7 (41.18%) MPLS
6 7 (41.18%) EIGRP
7 6 (35.29%) DNS
7 6 (35.29%) DHCP
7 6 (35.29%) Wireless
7 6 (35.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (35.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (29.41%) Multicast
8 5 (29.41%) IGMP
8 5 (29.41%) HSRP
8 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
8 5 (29.41%) VRRP
9 4 (23.53%) IOS XR
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Financial Institution
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Design Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Design Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Load Balancing
2 6 (35.29%) Network Design
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Low Latency
3 3 (17.65%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) People Management
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) CCIE
3 6 (35.29%) CCSA
3 6 (35.29%) CCSE
4 5 (29.41%) CCNP
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) CCDP
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
6 1 (5.88%) JNCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
2 9 (52.94%) F5
3 7 (41.18%) Juniper
4 2 (11.76%) SevOne
5 1 (5.88%) Meraki
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.88%) Brocade