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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 556 537 567
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +30
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 27 28 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.058% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.071% 0.079% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 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 £200 -
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -
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
38157 35471 37978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.55% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24108 22248 22476
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 974 1367
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +11 20 £350 -2.77% 1
South East -12 5 £315 -
East of England -25 1 - -
WAN Optimisation
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WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 42 (100.00%) WAN
2 22 (52.38%) Firewall
3 21 (50.00%) Cisco
4 19 (45.24%) SAN
5 18 (42.86%) VoIP
5 18 (42.86%) Windows
5 18 (42.86%) Riverbed
6 16 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (38.10%) F5
6 16 (38.10%) TCP/IP
7 15 (35.71%) Blue Coat
7 15 (35.71%) SolarWinds
8 14 (33.33%) VPN
8 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 14 (33.33%) CCNP
8 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 14 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (30.95%) VMware
10 12 (28.57%) MPLS
10 12 (28.57%) LAN
11 10 (23.81%) Juniper
11 10 (23.81%) Finance
11 10 (23.81%) DMVPN
12 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 9 (21.43%) IPsec
12 9 (21.43%) Websense
13 8 (19.05%) OSPF

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.52%) IIS
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.76%) NetWeaver
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (100.00%) WAN
2 22 (52.38%) Firewall
3 19 (45.24%) SAN
4 18 (42.86%) VoIP
5 16 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (38.10%) TCP/IP
6 14 (33.33%) VPN
7 12 (28.57%) MPLS
7 12 (28.57%) LAN
8 10 (23.81%) DMVPN
9 9 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 9 (21.43%) IPsec
10 8 (19.05%) OSPF
10 8 (19.05%) BGP
11 7 (16.67%) DNS
11 7 (16.67%) VLAN
12 6 (14.29%) WLAN
12 6 (14.29%) Wireshark
12 6 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.76%) SAP HANA
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Legal
3 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Network Manager
2 8 (19.05%) Architect
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Network Support
5 5 (11.90%) Network Administrator
5 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Administrator
6 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) SAP Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Systems Designer
8 2 (4.76%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Service Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) HACMP
2 4 (9.52%) PKI
2 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (19.05%) Linux
4 5 (11.90%) AIX
5 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Network Load Balancing
1 8 (19.05%) High Availability
2 7 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 6 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (11.90%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.90%) Service Management
5 4 (9.52%) Change Management
5 4 (9.52%) Information Assurance
5 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.14%) ISMS
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL
6 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 3 (7.14%) VBScript
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) CCNP
1 14 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.29%) CCVP
2 6 (14.29%) CCDP
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) CCNA
4 2 (4.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) PowerHA
3 5 (11.90%) vSphere
3 5 (11.90%) VMware ESX
4 4 (9.52%) XenApp
4 4 (9.52%) VMware Server
4 4 (9.52%) UAG
4 4 (9.52%) DFS Replication
5 3 (7.14%) ISA Server
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 7 (16.67%) SCCM
2 7 (16.67%) SCOM
3 3 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Cisco
2 18 (42.86%) Riverbed
3 16 (38.10%) F5
4 15 (35.71%) Blue Coat
4 15 (35.71%) SolarWinds
5 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 13 (30.95%) VMware
7 10 (23.81%) Juniper
8 9 (21.43%) Websense
9 7 (16.67%) NetApp
9 7 (16.67%) CheckPoint
10 6 (14.29%) Mitel
10 6 (14.29%) McAfee
10 6 (14.29%) Avaya
10 6 (14.29%) HP
11 5 (11.90%) SAP
11 5 (11.90%) IBM
11 5 (11.90%) EMC
12 4 (9.52%) Citrix
12 4 (9.52%) Fortinet