The table below looks at the statistics for WAAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 415 425 400
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -25
Contract jobs citing WAAS 7 1 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.029% 0.004% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.032% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 9
Average daily rate
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£500 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £300 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+37.25% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.75
WAAS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3168 3117 3693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.94% 12.40% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2010 2018 2217
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 91 176
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.55 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAAS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAAS Jobs Demand Trend in London

WAAS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAAS across the London region.

WAAS Daily Rate Trend in London

WAAS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAAS across the London region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

WAAS Daily Rate Histogram in London

WAAS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS within the London region over the 3 months to 15 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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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
City of London - 4 £513 - 2
WAAS
England

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing WAAS 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 WAAS.

1 9 (100.00%) WAN
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) LAN
2 8 (88.89%) F5
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (66.67%) CCNP
4 6 (66.67%) OSPF
4 6 (66.67%) BGP
4 6 (66.67%) EIGRP
4 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 6 (66.67%) Firewall
4 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
5 5 (55.56%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (55.56%) Banking
5 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
5 5 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
6 4 (44.44%) CCSE
6 4 (44.44%) CCSA
6 4 (44.44%) Finance
7 3 (33.33%) ITIL
7 3 (33.33%) DHCP
7 3 (33.33%) DNS
7 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
8 2 (22.22%) VPN
8 2 (22.22%) Network Design
8 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (22.22%) SSL
8 2 (22.22%) Wireless

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing WAAS 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 WAAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 8 (88.89%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) OSPF
3 6 (66.67%) BGP
3 6 (66.67%) EIGRP
3 6 (66.67%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) SSL
6 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) Wireless
7 1 (11.11%) IPsec
7 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
7 1 (11.11%) VLAN
7 1 (11.11%) Network Security
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
1 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Network Design
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) People Management
5 1 (11.11%) Network Management
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (44.44%) CCSA
3 4 (44.44%) CCSE
4 1 (11.11%) CCIE
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) OpenView
1 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) F5
3 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) Aruba
5 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 1 (11.11%) Riverbed
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago