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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WAN Optimization
Rank 395 411 403
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 30 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.051% 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.065% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 6
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£425 £325 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -27.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £275 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £435 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £330 £163
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +103.07%
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
18590 18554 19032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.19% 78.90% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13248 12960 13184
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
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 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 225 260
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £53.50 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 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 31 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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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 -6 5 £425 +30.76%
Docklands, London - 1 £435 -
WAN Optimisation
England

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 36 (100.00%) WAN
2 28 (77.78%) Cisco
2 28 (77.78%) Riverbed
3 25 (69.44%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 24 (66.67%) Firewall
5 23 (63.89%) Wireless
5 23 (63.89%) Windows
6 22 (61.11%) CCNP
7 20 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (52.78%) F5
9 18 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
10 17 (47.22%) Load Balancing
10 17 (47.22%) Cisco IOS
10 17 (47.22%) VPN
11 16 (44.44%) TCP/IP
11 16 (44.44%) ITIL
11 16 (44.44%) MPLS
12 13 (36.11%) OSPF
12 13 (36.11%) BGP
12 13 (36.11%) Linux
12 13 (36.11%) VoIP
12 13 (36.11%) VLAN
12 13 (36.11%) IPsec
12 13 (36.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 13 (36.11%) Cisco CUCM
12 13 (36.11%) SolarWinds
13 12 (33.33%) Network Security
14 11 (30.56%) UNIX
14 11 (30.56%) VB

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 5 (13.89%) IIS
2 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.56%) Lync
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (100.00%) WAN
2 24 (66.67%) Firewall
3 23 (63.89%) Wireless
4 20 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
6 17 (47.22%) Cisco IOS
6 17 (47.22%) VPN
7 16 (44.44%) TCP/IP
7 16 (44.44%) MPLS
8 13 (36.11%) OSPF
8 13 (36.11%) BGP
8 13 (36.11%) VoIP
8 13 (36.11%) VLAN
8 13 (36.11%) IPsec
8 13 (36.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 12 (33.33%) Network Security
10 11 (30.56%) EIGRP
10 11 (30.56%) TACACS
10 11 (30.56%) DMVPN
10 11 (30.56%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
1 4 (11.11%) Legal
2 2 (5.56%) Advertising
2 2 (5.56%) Law
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.11%) Server Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Network Team Leader
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Team Leader
5 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Server Support
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Support Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) IT Programme Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.56%) FlexPod
2 2 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (63.89%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Linux
3 11 (30.56%) UNIX
4 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Load Balancing
2 16 (44.44%) ITIL
3 11 (30.56%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (27.78%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (27.78%) Network Management
5 3 (8.33%) Network Design
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE
6 2 (5.56%) Project Management
6 2 (5.56%) Service Management
6 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.56%) Coaching
6 2 (5.56%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.78%) Procure-to-pay
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.78%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) VB
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (69.44%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (61.11%) CCNP
3 5 (13.89%) CCIE
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.56%) Degree
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.56%) MCSE
5 2 (5.56%) MCSA
6 1 (2.78%) CCNA
6 1 (2.78%) CCA
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.78%) CCEE
6 1 (2.78%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) XenApp
2 7 (19.44%) vSphere
3 5 (13.89%) UAG
4 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.11%) ProxySG
5 2 (5.56%) VMware Server
5 2 (5.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (13.89%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) SCOM
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.78%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Cisco
1 28 (77.78%) Riverbed
2 24 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 19 (52.78%) F5
4 13 (36.11%) SolarWinds
5 9 (25.00%) VMware
6 8 (22.22%) Juniper
7 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
7 7 (19.44%) Citrix
8 4 (11.11%) Mitel
8 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat
8 4 (11.11%) NetApp
9 3 (8.33%) Nokia
9 3 (8.33%) Dell Compellent
10 2 (5.56%) Polycom
10 2 (5.56%) Oracle
11 1 (2.78%) HP
11 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.78%) MobileIron