The table below looks at the statistics for WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 557 531 521
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 25 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.059% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.080% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £403 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +13.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £270 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £449 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £403 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.93% +34.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WAN Optimisation
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37787 35117 32794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.61% 74.20% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25121 22069 19640
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1075 1388
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

WAN Optimisation Jobs Demand Trend in England

WAN Optimisation
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation across the England region.

WAN Optimisation Daily Rate Trend in England

WAN Optimisation
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation across the England region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

WAN Optimisation Daily Rate Histogram in England

WAN Optimisation
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation across the England region.

WAN Optimisation Hourly Rate Trend in England

WAN Optimisation
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 WAN Optimisation within the England region over the 3 months to 17 December 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
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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 +21 23 £425 +70.00%
South East - 2 £400 -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
WAN Optimisation
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WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation.

1 55 (100.00%) WAN
2 32 (58.18%) Windows
2 32 (58.18%) SAN
3 28 (50.91%) TCP/IP
4 27 (49.09%) Riverbed
5 24 (43.64%) Firewall
6 23 (41.82%) VMware
6 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
7 22 (40.00%) Cisco
8 20 (36.36%) LAN
9 19 (34.55%) VPN
9 19 (34.55%) VLAN
10 18 (32.73%) Linux
10 18 (32.73%) F5
10 18 (32.73%) High Availability
10 18 (32.73%) Network Load Balancing
11 16 (29.09%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (27.27%) MPLS
12 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
12 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
12 15 (27.27%) VoIP
12 15 (27.27%) Load Balancing
13 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (25.45%) Blue Coat
14 13 (23.64%) Finance
14 13 (23.64%) DNS
14 13 (23.64%) Citrix
14 13 (23.64%) BGP
14 13 (23.64%) Cisco IPT
14 13 (23.64%) NetScaler

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (14.55%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.73%) IIS
2 7 (12.73%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (12.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (10.91%) NetWeaver
4 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.73%) MS Visio
2 7 (12.73%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (100.00%) WAN
2 32 (58.18%) SAN
3 28 (50.91%) TCP/IP
4 24 (43.64%) Firewall
5 20 (36.36%) LAN
6 19 (34.55%) VPN
6 19 (34.55%) VLAN
7 15 (27.27%) MPLS
7 15 (27.27%) VoIP
8 13 (23.64%) DNS
8 13 (23.64%) BGP
8 13 (23.64%) Cisco IPT
8 13 (23.64%) NetScaler
8 13 (23.64%) HSRP
9 12 (21.82%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (21.82%) OSPF
9 12 (21.82%) IPsec
10 10 (18.18%) DMVPN
11 9 (16.36%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (16.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle Database
3 6 (10.91%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (9.09%) SAP HANA
5 2 (3.64%) Data Mining
General
1 13 (23.64%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.45%) Legal
5 2 (3.64%) Law
6 1 (1.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Network Support
3 9 (16.36%) Architect
4 8 (14.55%) Network Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) Network Manager
4 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (12.73%) Network Administrator
5 7 (12.73%) Administrator
6 6 (10.91%) SAP Architect
6 6 (10.91%) Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Network Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) Voice Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Network Operations Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Server Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Windows Support Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (18.18%) PKI
3 9 (16.36%) HACMP
4 5 (9.09%) Blackberry
4 5 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 32 (58.18%) Windows
2 18 (32.73%) Linux
3 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.36%) AIX
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) High Availability
1 18 (32.73%) Network Load Balancing
2 15 (27.27%) Load Balancing
3 11 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (18.18%) Information Assurance
5 9 (16.36%) Requirements Analysis
5 9 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (16.36%) ISMS
6 8 (14.55%) Change Management
7 7 (12.73%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (9.09%) Service Management
8 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.09%) Release Management
8 5 (9.09%) Capacity Management
8 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (7.27%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (7.27%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 3 (5.45%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (3.64%) QMS
11 2 (3.64%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) SQL
1 3 (5.45%) VBScript
1 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (20.00%) CCNP
3 7 (12.73%) CCVP
3 7 (12.73%) CCDP
4 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) CCNA
5 1 (1.82%) CCIE
5 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.36%) VMware ESX
3 9 (16.36%) PowerHA
4 7 (12.73%) XenApp
4 7 (12.73%) vSphere
4 7 (12.73%) UAG
5 6 (10.91%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (9.09%) VMware Server
6 5 (9.09%) DFS Replication
7 3 (5.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (23.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (18.18%) SCOM
3 7 (12.73%) SCCM
3 7 (12.73%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (5.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) Riverbed
2 23 (41.82%) VMware
2 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
3 22 (40.00%) Cisco
4 18 (32.73%) F5
5 14 (25.45%) Blue Coat
6 13 (23.64%) Citrix
7 12 (21.82%) SolarWinds
7 12 (21.82%) Juniper
8 10 (18.18%) NetApp
8 10 (18.18%) Websense
9 9 (16.36%) EMC
9 9 (16.36%) IBM
9 9 (16.36%) SAP
10 7 (12.73%) HP
10 7 (12.73%) CheckPoint
11 6 (10.91%) Aruba
11 6 (10.91%) Oracle
11 6 (10.91%) Business Objects
11 6 (10.91%) Mitel