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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 394 415 405
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 26 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.076% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.098% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 1
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£363 £356 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.82% +35.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £401 -
% change year-on-year
-20.24% -
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
19039 19480 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 13648 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
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 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 244 373
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +28 5 £350 -1.40% 1
Docklands, London - - - -
WAN Optimisation
England

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 33 (100.00%) WAN
2 19 (57.58%) Windows
3 17 (51.52%) Riverbed
4 16 (48.48%) TCP/IP
4 16 (48.48%) SAN
4 16 (48.48%) VMware
5 14 (42.42%) F5
6 13 (39.39%) SolarWinds
7 12 (36.36%) VoIP
8 11 (33.33%) Cisco
8 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 11 (33.33%) Firewall
9 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
9 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (27.27%) High Availability
10 9 (27.27%) Linux
10 9 (27.27%) LAN
10 9 (27.27%) CCNP
10 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (27.27%) Juniper
10 9 (27.27%) Network Load Balancing
11 8 (24.24%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (24.24%) VLAN
11 8 (24.24%) Finance
11 8 (24.24%) NetApp
11 8 (24.24%) MPLS
11 8 (24.24%) BGP
11 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 6 (18.18%) IIS
1 6 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (9.09%) NetWeaver
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (100.00%) WAN
2 16 (48.48%) TCP/IP
2 16 (48.48%) SAN
3 12 (36.36%) VoIP
4 11 (33.33%) Firewall
5 9 (27.27%) LAN
6 8 (24.24%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (24.24%) VLAN
6 8 (24.24%) MPLS
6 8 (24.24%) BGP
7 7 (21.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (21.21%) OSPF
7 7 (21.21%) VPN
8 6 (18.18%) DMVPN
8 6 (18.18%) HSRP
9 5 (15.15%) NetScaler
9 5 (15.15%) DNS
9 5 (15.15%) WLAN
9 5 (15.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.09%) SAP HANA
3 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (9.09%) Legal
2 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Network Manager
3 6 (18.18%) Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Administrator
4 5 (15.15%) Network Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Network Administrator
4 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (15.15%) SAP Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Network Support
5 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Server Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Designer
6 2 (6.06%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.18%) HACMP
3 4 (12.12%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Linux
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.18%) AIX
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) High Availability
1 9 (27.27%) Network Load Balancing
2 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
3 6 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.12%) Change Management
4 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
4 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) Service Management
5 3 (9.09%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Release Management
5 3 (9.09%) ISMS
6 2 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (6.06%) Network Management
6 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) CCNP
1 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.15%) CCDP
2 5 (15.15%) CCVP
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (21.21%) vSphere
4 6 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 6 (18.18%) PowerHA
4 6 (18.18%) UAG
4 6 (18.18%) XenApp
5 4 (12.12%) VMware Server
5 4 (12.12%) DFS Replication
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) SCCM
2 6 (18.18%) SCOM
2 6 (18.18%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Riverbed
2 16 (48.48%) VMware
3 14 (42.42%) F5
4 13 (39.39%) SolarWinds
5 11 (33.33%) Cisco
5 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 9 (27.27%) Juniper
7 8 (24.24%) NetApp
8 6 (18.18%) Blue Coat
8 6 (18.18%) IBM
8 6 (18.18%) SAP
8 6 (18.18%) Citrix
8 6 (18.18%) EMC
9 5 (15.15%) Websense
10 4 (12.12%) Mitel
11 3 (9.09%) Business Objects
11 3 (9.09%) Oracle
12 1 (3.03%) Zeacom
12 1 (3.03%) Tufin
12 1 (3.03%) Exinda
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