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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 594 604 597
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing WAAS 9 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.034% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 8
Median daily rate £520 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £389 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £320
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.04%
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
6801 7219 7527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.83% 14.33% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4120 4290 4372
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 434 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +3 6 £520 +30.00%
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands -18 1 - -
WAAS
UK

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 23 (92.00%) Cisco
2 22 (88.00%) TCP/IP
2 22 (88.00%) Firewall
3 21 (84.00%) Wireless
4 20 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (80.00%) Juniper
4 20 (80.00%) CheckPoint
5 19 (76.00%) F5
5 19 (76.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (76.00%) Palo Alto
6 18 (72.00%) Aruba
6 18 (72.00%) Riverbed
6 18 (72.00%) Finance
7 17 (68.00%) Blue Coat
7 17 (68.00%) BIG-IP
7 17 (68.00%) SolarWinds
7 17 (68.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 17 (68.00%) DHCP
8 16 (64.00%) Tufin
8 16 (64.00%) TippingPoint
8 16 (64.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 16 (64.00%) FireEye
9 15 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 15 (60.00%) Network Architecture
9 15 (60.00%) Wireshark
9 15 (60.00%) DNS
9 15 (60.00%) Project Management
10 14 (56.00%) Radianz
10 14 (56.00%) ITIL
10 14 (56.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 (4.00%) IBM Domino
1 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 22 (88.00%) Firewall
1 22 (88.00%) TCP/IP
2 21 (84.00%) Wireless
3 20 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (76.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (68.00%) BIG-IP
5 17 (68.00%) DHCP
6 16 (64.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 15 (60.00%) DNS
7 15 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 15 (60.00%) Wireshark
8 5 (20.00%) MPLS
8 5 (20.00%) OSPF
8 5 (20.00%) VoIP
8 5 (20.00%) WAN
9 4 (16.00%) LAN
10 3 (12.00%) BGP
10 3 (12.00%) EIGRP
10 3 (12.00%) VPN
10 3 (12.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) French Language
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Consultant
3 6 (24.00%) Network Consultant
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Support
6 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Support Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Voice Network Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) VoIP Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) IP Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) PMI
2 1 (4.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Network Architecture
1 15 (60.00%) Project Management
2 14 (56.00%) ITIL
3 12 (48.00%) Change Management
3 12 (48.00%) Service Management
4 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.00%) Investment Management
5 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.00%) Low Latency
5 1 (4.00%) Network Design
5 1 (4.00%) Presales
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.00%) CCIE
3 3 (12.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) CCDP
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.00%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (4.00%) CISSP
5 1 (4.00%) JNCIE
5 1 (4.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (56.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (56.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (28.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Cisco
2 20 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 20 (80.00%) Juniper
3 19 (76.00%) F5
3 19 (76.00%) Palo Alto
4 18 (72.00%) Aruba
4 18 (72.00%) Riverbed
5 17 (68.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 17 (68.00%) Blue Coat
5 17 (68.00%) SolarWinds
6 16 (64.00%) FireEye
6 16 (64.00%) TippingPoint
6 16 (64.00%) Tufin
7 14 (56.00%) LogLogic
7 14 (56.00%) Radianz
8 2 (8.00%) Avaya
9 1 (4.00%) Lotus
9 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.00%) Nokia
9 1 (4.00%) SAP