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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WAN Optimization
Rank 401 407 402
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 7 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.038% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.040% 0.047% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Average daily rate £405 £388 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +55.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
-22.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - -
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
17658 17038 17712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.38% 80.34% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 12189 12162
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 200 245
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.39 £47.50 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +38 5 £405 -22.85% 1
WAN Optimisation
England

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) WAN
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) CCNP
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (53.33%) SAN
4 8 (53.33%) ITIL
4 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
5 7 (46.67%) Palo Alto
5 7 (46.67%) Windows
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) Firewall
5 7 (46.67%) Wireless
5 7 (46.67%) VMware
5 7 (46.67%) Riverbed
6 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) LAN
7 5 (33.33%) Juniper
7 5 (33.33%) Finance
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (26.67%) Release Management
8 4 (26.67%) F5
8 4 (26.67%) SLA
8 4 (26.67%) NetApp
8 4 (26.67%) MPLS
8 4 (26.67%) OSPF
8 4 (26.67%) BGP

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (20.00%) IIS
1 3 (20.00%) NetWeaver
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) WAN
2 8 (53.33%) SAN
3 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 7 (46.67%) Wireless
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (26.67%) BGP
5 4 (26.67%) MPLS
5 4 (26.67%) OSPF
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (20.00%) IPsec
6 3 (20.00%) ISDN
6 3 (20.00%) PSTN
6 3 (20.00%) RTSP
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) VPN
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (13.33%) NAS
7 2 (13.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (20.00%) SAP HANA
2 3 (20.00%) Sybase IQ
3 2 (13.33%) GIS
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (13.33%) Law
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Senior IT Support
3 4 (26.67%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (20.00%) Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) SAP Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Voice Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Voice Network Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Network Support
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (20.00%) HACMP
3 3 (20.00%) PKI
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) AIX
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Release Management
3 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) High Availability
3 3 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 3 (20.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 3 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (6.67%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) CCNP
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP Voice
3 3 (20.00%) CCA
3 3 (20.00%) CCEE
3 3 (20.00%) CCIE
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (20.00%) MCSA
3 3 (20.00%) MCSE
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CCVP
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) PowerHA
2 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
3 1 (6.67%) ProxySG
3 1 (6.67%) UAG
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Palo Alto
2 7 (46.67%) Riverbed
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (33.33%) Juniper
5 4 (26.67%) F5
5 4 (26.67%) NetApp
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) EMC
6 3 (20.00%) IBM
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 3 (20.00%) Polycom
6 3 (20.00%) SAP
6 3 (20.00%) Sybase
7 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
7 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
8 1 (6.67%) Meraki
8 1 (6.67%) Mitel