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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WAN Optimization
Rank 614 593 568
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -25
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 17 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.034% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.041% 0.042% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 12
Median daily rate £438 £469 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £375 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 - £420
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
41645 40103 38723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.71% 79.12% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27844 25420 24585
Median daily rate £445 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% +3.75%
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 median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 911 1177 1144
Median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing WAN Optimisation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the England region over the 3 months to 4 May 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 -10 8 £450 -4.00% 2
South East 0 7 £450 -
West Midlands -15 2 £400 -
WAN Optimisation
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WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation.

1 32 (100.00%) WAN
1 32 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (75.00%) Firewall
3 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (65.63%) Wireless
3 21 (65.63%) Riverbed
4 17 (53.13%) Palo Alto
5 16 (50.00%) CCNP
5 16 (50.00%) LAN
6 12 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (37.50%) F5
7 11 (34.38%) SolarWinds
8 10 (31.25%) ITIL
8 10 (31.25%) Juniper
8 10 (31.25%) OSPF
8 10 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
9 9 (28.13%) HP
9 9 (28.13%) ISDN
9 9 (28.13%) Network Design
9 9 (28.13%) PKI
10 8 (25.00%) IPsec
10 8 (25.00%) MPLS
10 8 (25.00%) BGP
10 8 (25.00%) Meraki
11 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
11 7 (21.88%) SLA
11 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
11 7 (21.88%) DNS
11 7 (21.88%) Microsoft

WAN Optimisation
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 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.13%) IIS
1 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) WAN
2 24 (75.00%) Firewall
3 21 (65.63%) Wireless
4 16 (50.00%) LAN
5 12 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (31.25%) OSPF
7 9 (28.13%) ISDN
8 8 (25.00%) BGP
8 8 (25.00%) IPsec
8 8 (25.00%) MPLS
9 7 (21.88%) DNS
9 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
10 6 (18.75%) SAN
10 6 (18.75%) VPN
10 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (15.63%) PSTN
11 5 (15.63%) SSL
11 5 (15.63%) Unified Communications
12 4 (12.50%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (71.88%) Network Engineer
2 11 (34.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (28.13%) Voice Engineer
4 8 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Voice Network Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Design Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Network Support
6 4 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Voice Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Data Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Designer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) PKI
2 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (9.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
5 2 (6.25%) Smart Meter
6 1 (3.13%) CLARiiON
6 1 (3.13%) Clustering
6 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (3.13%) Replication
6 1 (3.13%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 9 (28.13%) Network Design
3 6 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 5 (15.63%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (12.50%) Change Control
5 4 (12.50%) Information Management
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 4 (12.50%) Operations Management
5 4 (12.50%) Service Management
6 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (9.38%) Procure-to-pay
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
7 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) Web Filtering
8 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.13%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (50.00%) CCNP
3 6 (18.75%) CCIE
3 6 (18.75%) CCNP Voice
4 3 (9.38%) CCDP
5 2 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (3.13%) CCDA
6 1 (3.13%) CCNA
6 1 (3.13%) CCSA
6 1 (3.13%) CCSE
6 1 (3.13%) CCVP
6 1 (3.13%) CISSP
6 1 (3.13%) MCSE
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
3 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (18.75%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (15.63%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (65.63%) Riverbed
3 17 (53.13%) Palo Alto
4 12 (37.50%) F5
5 11 (34.38%) SolarWinds
6 10 (31.25%) Juniper
7 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
7 9 (28.13%) HP
8 8 (25.00%) Meraki
9 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.50%) 3Com
10 4 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (12.50%) Blue Coat
10 4 (12.50%) Fortinet
11 3 (9.38%) Forcepoint
11 3 (9.38%) Polycom
12 2 (6.25%) BMC
12 2 (6.25%) Brocade
12 2 (6.25%) IBM
12 2 (6.25%) Intel Security
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