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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WAN Optimization
Rank 538 560 523
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -37
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 47 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.091% 0.032% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.042% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £430 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £330 £163
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +103.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WAN Optimisation
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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
40181 37789 35076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.87% 76.43% 75.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23781 21753
Average daily rate £425 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1086 1099 1020
Average hourly rate £29.00 £24.12 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.23% -25.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 +1 27 £435 +33.84% 1
West Midlands +12 9 £316 -
South East -15 6 £336 +8.46%
Midlands - 4 £320 -
North West - 1 - -
WAN Optimisation
UK

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 64 (100.00%) WAN
2 54 (84.38%) Cisco
3 47 (73.44%) Firewall
4 46 (71.88%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (70.31%) CheckPoint
6 41 (64.06%) CCNP
6 41 (64.06%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (62.50%) F5
8 34 (53.13%) MPLS
9 32 (50.00%) Riverbed
10 31 (48.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 30 (46.88%) VoIP
12 29 (45.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 28 (43.75%) DMVPN
14 25 (39.06%) SolarWinds
14 25 (39.06%) Wireless
14 25 (39.06%) Blue Coat
15 24 (37.50%) Windows
16 21 (32.81%) VPN
16 21 (32.81%) 802.1X
17 20 (31.25%) Load Balancing
18 19 (29.69%) Fortinet
18 19 (29.69%) Cisco Nexus
18 19 (29.69%) TCP/IP
18 19 (29.69%) McAfee
19 18 (28.13%) CSS
19 18 (28.13%) BIG-IP
19 18 (28.13%) Cisco ISE
20 17 (26.56%) Cisco IOS
21 16 (25.00%) VLAN

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 5 (7.81%) IIS
2 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.13%) Lync
4 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 64 (100.00%) WAN
2 47 (73.44%) Firewall
3 41 (64.06%) Cisco ASA
4 34 (53.13%) MPLS
5 31 (48.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 30 (46.88%) VoIP
7 29 (45.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 28 (43.75%) DMVPN
9 25 (39.06%) Wireless
10 21 (32.81%) VPN
11 19 (29.69%) TCP/IP
11 19 (29.69%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (28.13%) Cisco ISE
12 18 (28.13%) BIG-IP
13 17 (26.56%) Cisco IOS
14 16 (25.00%) VLAN
14 16 (25.00%) IPsec
15 15 (23.44%) OSPF
16 14 (21.88%) WLAN
16 14 (21.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (6.25%) Finance
1 4 (6.25%) Legal
2 2 (3.13%) Advertising
2 2 (3.13%) Law
2 2 (3.13%) Banking
2 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (56.25%) Network Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (10.94%) Network Support
4 6 (9.38%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.25%) Network Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Server Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Network Team Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Network Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Server Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) 802.1X
2 18 (28.13%) CSS
3 1 (1.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.13%) FlexPod
2 2 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.56%) PKI
3 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Linux
3 11 (17.19%) UNIX
4 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) Load Balancing
2 16 (25.00%) ITIL
3 13 (20.31%) Kalman Filter
4 12 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (18.75%) Service Management
5 11 (17.19%) Network Management
6 10 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (9.38%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.81%) Network Design
10 4 (6.25%) Incident Management
10 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (4.69%) Problem Management
11 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
12 2 (3.13%) PRINCE
12 2 (3.13%) Project Management
12 2 (3.13%) Programme Management
12 2 (3.13%) Risk Management
12 2 (3.13%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) VB
2 2 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 46 (71.88%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (64.06%) CCNP
3 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.94%) CCIE
5 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.69%) Degree
5 3 (4.69%) CCNA
6 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.13%) MCSE
6 2 (3.13%) MCSA
6 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) CCSE
7 1 (1.56%) CCEE
7 1 (1.56%) CCA
7 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.94%) XenApp
2 7 (10.94%) vSphere
3 5 (7.81%) UAG
4 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.25%) ProxySG
5 2 (3.13%) VMware Server
5 2 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (3.13%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) CiscoWorks
1 13 (20.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (9.38%) SCCM
2 6 (9.38%) SCOM
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (3.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 54 (84.38%) Cisco
2 45 (70.31%) CheckPoint
3 40 (62.50%) F5
4 32 (50.00%) Riverbed
5 25 (39.06%) SolarWinds
5 25 (39.06%) Blue Coat
6 19 (29.69%) Fortinet
6 19 (29.69%) McAfee
7 12 (18.75%) IBM
7 12 (18.75%) BMC
8 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
8 11 (17.19%) Juniper
9 10 (15.63%) VMware
10 8 (12.50%) Citrix
11 5 (7.81%) Nokia
12 4 (6.25%) Mitel
12 4 (6.25%) NetApp
12 4 (6.25%) Dell Compellent
13 3 (4.69%) HP
14 2 (3.13%) Oracle