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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WAN Optimization
Rank 580 583 556
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -27
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 16 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.021% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.027% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 10
Average daily rate £375 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
-22.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - -
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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 7 £405 +4.51% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £310 -
South East +17 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £275 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
WAN Optimisation
UK

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 38 (100.00%) WAN
2 32 (84.21%) Cisco
3 24 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (63.16%) Firewall
4 21 (55.26%) CCNP
5 17 (44.74%) Riverbed
5 17 (44.74%) Palo Alto
6 16 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (42.11%) LAN
6 16 (42.11%) Wireless
7 15 (39.47%) F5
8 13 (34.21%) CheckPoint
9 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
10 11 (28.95%) ITIL
10 11 (28.95%) Network Design
10 11 (28.95%) SolarWinds
11 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
11 10 (26.32%) SAN
11 10 (26.32%) MPLS
12 9 (23.68%) OSPF
12 9 (23.68%) Juniper
12 9 (23.68%) VPN
12 9 (23.68%) Meraki
13 8 (21.05%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (21.05%) PKI
13 8 (21.05%) Windows
13 8 (21.05%) HP
14 7 (18.42%) IPsec
14 7 (18.42%) VMware
14 7 (18.42%) Wi-Fi

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (7.89%) IIS
1 3 (7.89%) NetWeaver
1 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (100.00%) WAN
2 24 (63.16%) Firewall
3 16 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (42.11%) LAN
3 16 (42.11%) Wireless
4 10 (26.32%) MPLS
4 10 (26.32%) SAN
5 9 (23.68%) OSPF
5 9 (23.68%) VPN
6 7 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (18.42%) IPsec
6 7 (18.42%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (18.42%) WLAN
7 6 (15.79%) BGP
7 6 (15.79%) DNS
7 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 5 (13.16%) ISDN
9 4 (10.53%) DHCP
9 4 (10.53%) SSL
9 4 (10.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.89%) SAP HANA
2 3 (7.89%) Sybase IQ
3 2 (5.26%) GIS
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.26%) Law
5 1 (2.63%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Design Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Network Design Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Implementation Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Network Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Senior IT Support
4 4 (10.53%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Network Designer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Support
5 3 (7.89%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 8 (21.05%) PKI
3 4 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.89%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (7.89%) HACMP
4 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
5 2 (5.26%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) AIX
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) ITIL
1 11 (28.95%) Network Design
2 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.53%) Change Control
3 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (10.53%) Release Management
4 3 (7.89%) High Availability
4 3 (7.89%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (7.89%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.89%) PRINCE
4 3 (7.89%) Procure-to-pay
4 3 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.89%) Service Management
5 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.26%) Operations Management
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 24 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (55.26%) CCNP
3 6 (15.79%) CCIE
4 4 (10.53%) CCDP
4 4 (10.53%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (7.89%) CCA
5 3 (7.89%) CCEE
5 3 (7.89%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 3 (7.89%) MCSA
5 3 (7.89%) MCSE
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.63%) CCDA
6 1 (2.63%) CCVP
6 1 (2.63%) CISSP
6 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) PowerHA
3 3 (7.89%) VMware ESX
3 3 (7.89%) XenApp
4 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.63%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.63%) UAG
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (10.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (10.53%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.63%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (84.21%) Cisco
2 17 (44.74%) Palo Alto
2 17 (44.74%) Riverbed
3 15 (39.47%) F5
4 13 (34.21%) CheckPoint
5 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 11 (28.95%) SolarWinds
7 9 (23.68%) Juniper
7 9 (23.68%) Meraki
8 8 (21.05%) HP
9 7 (18.42%) Blue Coat
9 7 (18.42%) VMware
10 6 (15.79%) Fortinet
11 5 (13.16%) IBM
12 4 (10.53%) Citrix
12 4 (10.53%) Forcepoint
12 4 (10.53%) Intel Security
12 4 (10.53%) NetApp
13 3 (7.89%) EMC
13 3 (7.89%) Nokia