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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WAN Optimization
Rank 404 405 397
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 20 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.086% 0.031% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.039% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £528 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £425 £125
% change year-on-year
-26.76% +240.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WAN Optimisation
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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
18365 18102 18348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.72% 78.99% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13067 12777 12671
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 226 280
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation across the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

WAN Optimisation Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -5 3 £713 -
WAN Optimisation
England

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 27 (100.00%) WAN
2 20 (74.07%) Cisco
3 18 (66.67%) Riverbed
4 17 (62.96%) CCNP
4 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (59.26%) Firewall
5 16 (59.26%) Windows
6 15 (55.56%) CheckPoint
7 14 (51.85%) Wireless
8 13 (48.15%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (44.44%) F5
9 12 (44.44%) Load Balancing
10 11 (40.74%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
11 10 (37.04%) Cisco ISE
12 9 (33.33%) VPN
12 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
12 9 (33.33%) MPLS
13 8 (29.63%) ITIL
13 8 (29.63%) VLAN
13 8 (29.63%) VMware
14 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (25.93%) Linux
14 7 (25.93%) Multicast
15 6 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
15 6 (22.22%) VoIP
15 6 (22.22%) OSPF
15 6 (22.22%) BGP
15 6 (22.22%) Citrix

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (14.81%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) Lync
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 27 (100.00%) WAN
2 16 (59.26%) Firewall
3 14 (51.85%) Wireless
4 13 (48.15%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (40.74%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
6 10 (37.04%) Cisco ISE
7 9 (33.33%) VPN
7 9 (33.33%) MPLS
8 8 (29.63%) VLAN
9 7 (25.93%) Multicast
10 6 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (22.22%) EIGRP
10 6 (22.22%) HSRP
10 6 (22.22%) OSPF
10 6 (22.22%) BGP
10 6 (22.22%) SAN
10 6 (22.22%) VoIP
11 5 (18.52%) DMVPN
11 5 (18.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (7.41%) Law
1 2 (7.41%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (11.11%) Network Team Leader
3 3 (11.11%) Server Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Team Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Programme Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.41%) IT Programme Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Server Support
4 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) UNIX
4 3 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 8 (29.63%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (18.52%) Network Management
4 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (11.11%) Network Design
6 2 (7.41%) Coaching
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) Scrum
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
7 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) VB
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) CCNP
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.41%) CCNA
2 2 (7.41%) CCIE
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) CCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) XenApp
2 6 (22.22%) vSphere
3 4 (14.81%) UAG
4 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.11%) ProxySG
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.70%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Cisco
2 18 (66.67%) Riverbed
3 15 (55.56%) CheckPoint
4 12 (44.44%) F5
5 8 (29.63%) VMware
6 6 (22.22%) Citrix
6 6 (22.22%) Juniper
6 6 (22.22%) SolarWinds
6 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 3 (11.11%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (11.11%) NetApp
7 3 (11.11%) Nokia
7 3 (11.11%) Mitel
7 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
8 2 (7.41%) Oracle
9 1 (3.70%) HP
9 1 (3.70%) Huawei
9 1 (3.70%) Fortinet