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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 414 440 394
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -46
Contract jobs citing WAAS 14 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.057% 0.008% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.065% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £480 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £263 -
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
3232 3098 3426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.10% 12.22% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2116 2046 2182
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £575 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 89 152
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
City of London +27 4 £513 +2.50%
WAAS
England

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (93.33%) LAN
2 14 (93.33%) WAN
3 13 (86.67%) OSPF
3 13 (86.67%) BGP
4 12 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (80.00%) F5
5 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
5 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
5 8 (53.33%) Firewall
6 7 (46.67%) Banking
6 7 (46.67%) Finance
6 7 (46.67%) EIGRP
6 7 (46.67%) CCIE
6 7 (46.67%) CCNP
7 6 (40.00%) Nortel
7 6 (40.00%) RIP
7 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (40.00%) DWDM
7 6 (40.00%) Juniper
7 6 (40.00%) Wireless
7 6 (40.00%) CCSE
7 6 (40.00%) IGMP
7 6 (40.00%) BIG-IP
7 6 (40.00%) CCSA
7 6 (40.00%) Wireshark
7 6 (40.00%) Low Latency
7 6 (40.00%) Multicast
8 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (33.33%) Investment Banking

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) LAN
1 14 (93.33%) WAN
2 13 (86.67%) OSPF
2 13 (86.67%) BGP
3 8 (53.33%) Firewall
4 7 (46.67%) EIGRP
5 6 (40.00%) Wireless
5 6 (40.00%) IGMP
5 6 (40.00%) BIG-IP
5 6 (40.00%) Wireshark
5 6 (40.00%) DWDM
5 6 (40.00%) RIP
5 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) Multicast
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (20.00%) VPN
8 3 (20.00%) SSL
9 2 (13.33%) DHCP
9 2 (13.33%) DNS
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
1 7 (46.67%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (53.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Network Operations Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
2 6 (40.00%) Low Latency
3 5 (33.33%) Time Management
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Network Design
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) People Management
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) CCIE
2 7 (46.67%) CCNP
3 6 (40.00%) CCSA
3 6 (40.00%) CCSE
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) F5
3 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
4 6 (40.00%) Nortel
4 6 (40.00%) Juniper
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (13.33%) Splunk
7 2 (13.33%) SevOne
7 2 (13.33%) CA
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