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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 405 395 411
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 19 26 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.10% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.13% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 1
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£350 £360 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +37.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £200 -
% change year-on-year
+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
18458 19449 19685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.13% 76.63% 74.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12825 13607 13265
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 234 365
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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 +21 4 £338 -6.25%
Docklands, London - - - -
WAN Optimisation
England

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 26 (100.00%) WAN
2 16 (61.54%) Windows
3 13 (50.00%) SAN
3 13 (50.00%) VMware
4 12 (46.15%) Riverbed
5 11 (42.31%) SolarWinds
5 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
6 10 (38.46%) VoIP
7 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
7 9 (34.62%) Firewall
7 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (34.62%) F5
8 8 (30.77%) High Availability
8 8 (30.77%) Network Load Balancing
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 8 (30.77%) Cisco
8 8 (30.77%) Linux
9 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
9 7 (26.92%) MPLS
9 7 (26.92%) OSPF
9 7 (26.92%) BGP
9 7 (26.92%) NetApp
9 7 (26.92%) VLAN
9 7 (26.92%) Finance
9 7 (26.92%) Juniper
9 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (23.08%) DMVPN
10 6 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (23.08%) Blue Coat
10 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (15.38%) IIS
1 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (7.69%) NetWeaver
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) WAN
2 13 (50.00%) SAN
3 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
4 10 (38.46%) VoIP
5 9 (34.62%) Firewall
6 7 (26.92%) VLAN
6 7 (26.92%) MPLS
6 7 (26.92%) OSPF
6 7 (26.92%) BGP
7 6 (23.08%) VPN
7 6 (23.08%) LAN
7 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (23.08%) DMVPN
8 5 (19.23%) HSRP
8 5 (19.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (19.23%) IPsec
8 5 (19.23%) DNS
9 4 (15.38%) WLAN
9 4 (15.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) SAP HANA
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Legal
3 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Network Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (15.38%) SAP Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Network Support
4 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Network Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Server Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Designer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Designer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) HACMP
2 4 (15.38%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Linux
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (19.23%) AIX
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Network Load Balancing
1 8 (30.77%) High Availability
2 6 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (19.23%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 4 (15.38%) Change Management
4 4 (15.38%) Information Assurance
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (11.54%) ISMS
5 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) Service Management
6 2 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (7.69%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) Release Management
6 2 (7.69%) Network Management
6 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) CCNP
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) CCVP
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) CCDP
3 2 (7.69%) CCIE
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
1 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (19.23%) VMware ESX
2 5 (19.23%) vSphere
2 5 (19.23%) PowerHA
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Server
3 4 (15.38%) UAG
3 4 (15.38%) XenApp
3 4 (15.38%) DFS Replication
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 4 (15.38%) SCOM
2 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) VMware
2 12 (46.15%) Riverbed
3 11 (42.31%) SolarWinds
4 9 (34.62%) F5
5 8 (30.77%) Cisco
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 7 (26.92%) Juniper
6 7 (26.92%) NetApp
7 6 (23.08%) Blue Coat
8 5 (19.23%) SAP
8 5 (19.23%) EMC
8 5 (19.23%) IBM
9 4 (15.38%) Citrix
9 4 (15.38%) Mitel
10 3 (11.54%) Websense
11 2 (7.69%) Oracle
11 2 (7.69%) Business Objects
12 1 (3.85%) Avaya
12 1 (3.85%) HP
12 1 (3.85%) Symantec