The table below looks at the statistics for WAAS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 641 633 616
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing WAAS 5 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.021% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.059% 0.15% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 3
Median daily rate £375 £500 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £460 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £550 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate - £475 £155
% change year-on-year
- +206.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8519 8251 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.73% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5166 4605 3901
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 478 403
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.10 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WAAS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAAS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WAAS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAAS within the UK.

WAAS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WAAS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAAS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

WAAS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WAAS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAAS within the UK.

WAAS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WAAS
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 5 £375 -25.00% 4
London +3 5 £375 -31.81% 4
City of London +40 1 £500 -9.09% 2

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WAAS.

1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) F5
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (40.00%) LAN
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 4 (40.00%) CCNP
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) SSL
5 3 (30.00%) Data Mining
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 3 (30.00%) CCIE
5 3 (30.00%) Change Management
5 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) BGP
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) SSL
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) VoIP
4 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (10.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Development Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Product Development Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Product Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (10.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) PKI
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (10.00%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Analytics
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) SIEM
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) CCIE
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
5 1 (10.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) COBIT
2 1 (10.00%) HIPAA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) SRDF
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
1 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (10.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (10.00%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (10.00%) OpenView
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (20.00%) Aruba
4 2 (20.00%) Avaya
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Infoblox
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (10.00%) Brocade
5 1 (10.00%) LogLogic
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) Splunk
5 1 (10.00%) TippingPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Tufin
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