The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 570 497 550
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +53
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 20 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.014% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.019% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 15
Average daily rate £420 £295 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.37% +15.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £279 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £311 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £295 £338
% change year-on-year
+42.37% -12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
WAN Optimisation
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London - 11 £352 - 2
West Midlands - 8 £420 -
South West -21 1 - - 2
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
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WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 45 (100.00%) WAN
2 38 (84.44%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (82.22%) Cisco
4 31 (68.89%) CCNP
4 31 (68.89%) MPLS
4 31 (68.89%) Firewall
5 29 (64.44%) VoIP
6 28 (62.22%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (57.78%) CheckPoint
8 23 (51.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (48.89%) Blue Coat
9 22 (48.89%) Fortinet
9 22 (48.89%) McAfee
9 22 (48.89%) DMVPN
10 21 (46.67%) CSS
10 21 (46.67%) BIG-IP
10 21 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 21 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 20 (44.44%) F5
12 15 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (33.33%) Incident Management
12 15 (33.33%) LAN
13 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
14 13 (28.89%) Wireless
14 13 (28.89%) Riverbed
14 13 (28.89%) SolarWinds
15 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
15 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
15 11 (24.44%) Service Management
16 10 (22.22%) Cisco IOS

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (4.44%) Lync
2 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (100.00%) WAN
2 31 (68.89%) MPLS
2 31 (68.89%) Firewall
3 29 (64.44%) VoIP
4 28 (62.22%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (51.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 22 (48.89%) DMVPN
7 21 (46.67%) BIG-IP
7 21 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 21 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 15 (33.33%) LAN
9 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
10 13 (28.89%) Wireless
11 10 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (17.78%) BGP
12 8 (17.78%) OSPF
12 8 (17.78%) WLAN
13 5 (11.11%) SAN
13 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Network Engineer
2 15 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 15 (33.33%) Network Support
2 15 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Data Centre Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Administrator
7 1 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Network Designer
7 1 (2.22%) Data Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (46.67%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) J2EE
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 15 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 11 (24.44%) Service Management
3 8 (17.78%) Problem Management
3 8 (17.78%) Network Design
4 7 (15.56%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL
7 1 (2.22%) Project Management
7 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.22%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.22%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.22%) Network Management
7 1 (2.22%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) Java
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (84.44%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (68.89%) CCNP
3 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
3 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
4 8 (17.78%) CCIE
5 4 (8.89%) CCDP
6 2 (4.44%) CCVP
6 2 (4.44%) CCDA
7 1 (2.22%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (15.56%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.22%) SCCM
4 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 37 (82.22%) Cisco
2 26 (57.78%) CheckPoint
3 22 (48.89%) Blue Coat
3 22 (48.89%) Fortinet
3 22 (48.89%) McAfee
4 20 (44.44%) F5
5 13 (28.89%) Riverbed
5 13 (28.89%) SolarWinds
6 7 (15.56%) Remedy
6 7 (15.56%) BMC
7 6 (13.33%) Juniper
8 5 (11.11%) Citrix
8 5 (11.11%) Polycom
9 4 (8.89%) TOWER Software
10 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
10 3 (6.67%) Brocade
10 3 (6.67%) Aruba
11 2 (4.44%) Websense
12 1 (2.22%) Oracle
12 1 (2.22%) HP
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