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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 543 544 583
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +39
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 30 27 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.056% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.077% 0.075% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 1
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£325 £360 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +37.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WAN Optimisation
UK

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
38820 35961 39230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.48% 74.48% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24656 22601 23180
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1012 1434
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 24 £350 -1.68% 2
South East - 5 £315 -
West Midlands -20 1 - - 1
East of England - - - -
WAN Optimisation
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WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 43 (100.00%) WAN
2 21 (48.84%) SAN
2 21 (48.84%) Firewall
3 20 (46.51%) Cisco
3 20 (46.51%) Windows
4 19 (44.19%) Riverbed
5 18 (41.86%) TCP/IP
6 17 (39.53%) VoIP
7 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
7 16 (37.21%) SolarWinds
7 16 (37.21%) F5
8 15 (34.88%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
8 15 (34.88%) VMware
9 14 (32.56%) VPN
10 13 (30.23%) LAN
10 13 (30.23%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (30.23%) CCNP
10 13 (30.23%) Blue Coat
11 11 (25.58%) Finance
11 11 (25.58%) Juniper
12 10 (23.26%) MPLS
12 10 (23.26%) Websense
12 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (23.26%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (20.93%) Network Load Balancing
13 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (20.93%) High Availability
13 9 (20.93%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (20.93%) IPsec

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.63%) IIS
3 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (6.98%) NetWeaver
6 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (100.00%) WAN
2 21 (48.84%) SAN
2 21 (48.84%) Firewall
3 18 (41.86%) TCP/IP
4 17 (39.53%) VoIP
5 15 (34.88%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (32.56%) VPN
7 13 (30.23%) LAN
8 10 (23.26%) MPLS
8 10 (23.26%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (20.93%) IPsec
10 8 (18.60%) OSPF
10 8 (18.60%) BGP
10 8 (18.60%) DMVPN
10 8 (18.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 7 (16.28%) NetScaler
11 7 (16.28%) Wireshark
11 7 (16.28%) VLAN
11 7 (16.28%) Cisco IPT
11 7 (16.28%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) SAP HANA
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.98%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Legal
2 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.98%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Network Manager
2 9 (20.93%) Architect
3 8 (18.60%) Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Administrator
4 7 (16.28%) Network Administrator
5 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (11.63%) Network Support
6 5 (11.63%) SAP Architect
7 4 (9.30%) Network Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Technical Architect
8 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Designer
9 2 (4.65%) Network Services Manager
9 2 (4.65%) Technical Manager
9 2 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Storage Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) CSS
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) HACMP
3 4 (9.30%) Blackberry
3 4 (9.30%) PKI
4 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Linux
2 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (13.95%) AIX
4 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Network Load Balancing
1 9 (20.93%) High Availability
2 8 (18.60%) Load Balancing
3 6 (13.95%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (13.95%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (11.63%) Service Management
5 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.30%) Change Management
5 4 (9.30%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (9.30%) Information Assurance
5 4 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.98%) Capacity Management
6 3 (6.98%) ITIL
6 3 (6.98%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Release Management
6 3 (6.98%) ISMS
7 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) VBScript
1 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) CCNP
1 13 (30.23%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (16.28%) CCVP
2 7 (16.28%) CCDP
3 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) CCIE
4 2 (4.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.95%) VMware ESX
3 6 (13.95%) vSphere
3 6 (13.95%) PowerHA
4 5 (11.63%) UAG
4 5 (11.63%) XenApp
5 4 (9.30%) DFS Replication
5 4 (9.30%) VMware Server
6 3 (6.98%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (6.98%) ISA Server
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (18.60%) SCCM
2 8 (18.60%) SCOM
2 8 (18.60%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (6.98%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.65%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 20 (46.51%) Cisco
2 19 (44.19%) Riverbed
3 16 (37.21%) SolarWinds
3 16 (37.21%) F5
3 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
4 15 (34.88%) VMware
5 13 (30.23%) Blue Coat
6 11 (25.58%) Juniper
7 10 (23.26%) Websense
8 8 (18.60%) NetApp
9 6 (13.95%) SAP
9 6 (13.95%) Avaya
9 6 (13.95%) HP
9 6 (13.95%) EMC
9 6 (13.95%) IBM
9 6 (13.95%) Mitel
10 5 (11.63%) Citrix
10 5 (11.63%) CheckPoint
11 4 (9.30%) McAfee
11 4 (9.30%) IronPort
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