The table below looks at the statistics for WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WAN Optimization
Rank 406 406 408
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 22 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.091% 0.082% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 12
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£435 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% -2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £320 £200
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WAN Optimisation
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19203 19218 19612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.72% 78.99% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13731 13370 13713
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 220 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

WAN Optimisation Jobs Demand Trend in London

WAN Optimisation
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

WAN Optimisation Daily Rate Trend in London

WAN Optimisation
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 WAN Optimisation within the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
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Contract
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 5 £425 +25.92%
Docklands, London - 1 £435 -
WAN Optimisation
England

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 37 (100.00%) WAN
2 28 (75.68%) Cisco
3 27 (72.97%) Riverbed
4 26 (70.27%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (67.57%) Windows
6 23 (62.16%) CCNP
6 23 (62.16%) CheckPoint
6 23 (62.16%) Firewall
7 22 (59.46%) Wireless
8 20 (54.05%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (54.05%) F5
9 18 (48.65%) Cisco ISE
10 17 (45.95%) Cisco IOS
10 17 (45.95%) Load Balancing
10 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
10 17 (45.95%) ITIL
11 16 (43.24%) VPN
11 16 (43.24%) MPLS
12 14 (37.84%) Linux
12 14 (37.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 13 (35.14%) Cisco CUCM
13 13 (35.14%) SolarWinds
13 13 (35.14%) IPsec
13 13 (35.14%) VLAN
13 13 (35.14%) VoIP
13 13 (35.14%) OSPF
13 13 (35.14%) BGP
14 12 (32.43%) Active Directory
14 12 (32.43%) Network Security
15 11 (29.73%) DMVPN

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 6 (16.22%) IIS
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.41%) Lync
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.70%) NetWeaver
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 37 (100.00%) WAN
2 23 (62.16%) Firewall
3 22 (59.46%) Wireless
4 20 (54.05%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (48.65%) Cisco ISE
6 17 (45.95%) Cisco IOS
6 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
7 16 (43.24%) VPN
7 16 (43.24%) MPLS
8 14 (37.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 13 (35.14%) OSPF
9 13 (35.14%) BGP
9 13 (35.14%) VoIP
9 13 (35.14%) VLAN
9 13 (35.14%) IPsec
10 12 (32.43%) Network Security
11 11 (29.73%) EIGRP
11 11 (29.73%) TACACS
11 11 (29.73%) Spanning Tree
11 11 (29.73%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.70%) Sybase IQ
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
1 4 (10.81%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Law
2 2 (5.41%) Advertising
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Network Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) Server Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Support Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 2 (5.41%) Server Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Server Support
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.41%) FlexPod
2 2 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (2.70%) HACMP
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Linux
3 11 (29.73%) UNIX
4 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.11%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) ITIL
1 17 (45.95%) Load Balancing
2 11 (29.73%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (27.03%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (27.03%) Network Management
4 3 (8.11%) Network Design
4 3 (8.11%) PRINCE
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Service Management
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.41%) Coaching
5 2 (5.41%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (2.70%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.70%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) VB
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (70.27%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (62.16%) CCNP
3 5 (13.51%) CCIE
4 3 (8.11%) CCA
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (8.11%) CCEE
4 3 (8.11%) MCSE
4 3 (8.11%) MCSA
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.41%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) CCSE
6 1 (2.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) XenApp
2 8 (21.62%) vSphere
3 6 (16.22%) UAG
4 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.11%) ProxySG
6 2 (5.41%) VMware Server
6 2 (5.41%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.70%) PowerHA
7 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (35.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (16.22%) SCCM
2 6 (16.22%) SCOM
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.70%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 28 (75.68%) Cisco
2 27 (72.97%) Riverbed
3 23 (62.16%) CheckPoint
4 20 (54.05%) F5
5 13 (35.14%) SolarWinds
6 11 (29.73%) VMware
7 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
7 9 (24.32%) Juniper
8 8 (21.62%) Citrix
9 5 (13.51%) NetApp
10 3 (8.11%) Oracle
10 3 (8.11%) Mitel
10 3 (8.11%) Blue Coat
10 3 (8.11%) Dell Compellent
11 2 (5.41%) Polycom
11 2 (5.41%) Nokia
12 1 (2.70%) HP
12 1 (2.70%) EMC
12 1 (2.70%) Sybase
12 1 (2.70%) SAP