The table below looks at the statistics for WAAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 434 411 426
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs citing WAAS 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.035% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.26% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Median daily rate £375 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £450 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate - £475 £155
% change year-on-year
- +206.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
2967 3053 2829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.89% 13.40% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2053 1945 1857
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 90 90
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing WAAS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAAS 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 London region with a requirement for WAAS.

1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) F5
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 7 (58.33%) Load Balancing
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (58.33%) OSPF
3 7 (58.33%) BGP
3 7 (58.33%) EIGRP
3 7 (58.33%) VPN
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (50.00%) CCNP
4 6 (50.00%) DNS
4 6 (50.00%) SSL
4 6 (50.00%) LAN
4 6 (50.00%) DHCP
4 6 (50.00%) Change Management
4 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (50.00%) Banking
4 6 (50.00%) Investment Banking
4 6 (50.00%) Infoblox
4 6 (50.00%) FortiGate
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
6 4 (33.33%) Analytics
6 4 (33.33%) QA
7 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (25.00%) User Experience

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
1 8 (66.67%) WAN
2 7 (58.33%) BGP
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (58.33%) EIGRP
2 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (58.33%) OSPF
2 7 (58.33%) VPN
3 6 (50.00%) DHCP
3 6 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (50.00%) LAN
3 6 (50.00%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (8.33%) IGRP
5 1 (8.33%) IPv6
5 1 (8.33%) RIP
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
1 6 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Product Development Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Product Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (8.33%) EMC VNX
3 1 (8.33%) FlexPod
3 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) CatOS
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Load Balancing
2 6 (50.00%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) High Availability
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Network Management
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) SIEM
6 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) NFS
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (8.33%) SRDF
2 1 (8.33%) vCloud
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (8.33%) BladeLogic
2 1 (8.33%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (8.33%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) F5
3 6 (50.00%) Infoblox
4 2 (16.67%) BMC
4 2 (16.67%) Brocade
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Riverbed
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas