The table below looks at the statistics for WAAS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 573 564 520
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -44
Contract jobs citing WAAS 3 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.004% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.039% 0.030% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 11
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£375 £388 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +57.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £388 £238
% change year-on-year
- +63.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
7686 6595 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.12% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3354 3398
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 378 605
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAAS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 3 £375 -3.22%
London - 2 £375 -
South East -29 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Scotland - - - -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WAAS 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 WAAS.

1 26 (92.86%) WAN
2 25 (89.29%) Cisco
3 24 (85.71%) LAN
4 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (57.14%) Firewall
5 16 (57.14%) F5
6 15 (53.57%) Wireless
7 14 (50.00%) OSPF
7 14 (50.00%) BGP
8 12 (42.86%) CCIE
8 12 (42.86%) CCNP
9 10 (35.71%) Load Balancing
10 9 (32.14%) Finance
10 9 (32.14%) Juniper
11 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 8 (28.57%) EIGRP
11 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
11 8 (28.57%) Wireshark
12 7 (25.00%) Multicast
12 7 (25.00%) DWDM
12 7 (25.00%) Banking
13 6 (21.43%) RIP
13 6 (21.43%) Nortel
13 6 (21.43%) ITIL
13 6 (21.43%) CCSA
13 6 (21.43%) CCSE
13 6 (21.43%) IGMP
13 6 (21.43%) BIG-IP
13 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (21.43%) Low Latency

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WAAS 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 WAAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 26 (92.86%) WAN
2 24 (85.71%) LAN
3 16 (57.14%) Firewall
4 15 (53.57%) Wireless
5 14 (50.00%) OSPF
5 14 (50.00%) BGP
6 8 (28.57%) EIGRP
6 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 8 (28.57%) Wireshark
7 7 (25.00%) DWDM
7 7 (25.00%) Multicast
8 6 (21.43%) RIP
8 6 (21.43%) IGMP
8 6 (21.43%) BIG-IP
8 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (17.86%) VPN
9 5 (17.86%) VoIP
10 4 (14.29%) DNS
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Financial Institution
5 2 (7.14%) Law
6 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Network Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) AVVID
2 2 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) UNIX
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Load Balancing
2 6 (21.43%) Low Latency
2 6 (21.43%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) Time Management
3 5 (17.86%) Network Design
4 3 (10.71%) Network Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) ERP
5 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma
5 1 (3.57%) People Management
5 1 (3.57%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (42.86%) CCIE
2 12 (42.86%) CCNP
3 6 (21.43%) CCSA
3 6 (21.43%) CCSE
4 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CCNA
6 1 (3.57%) CCDP
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Snort
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) Cisco
2 16 (57.14%) F5
3 9 (32.14%) Juniper
4 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 6 (21.43%) Nortel
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.71%) BT
7 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.14%) Splunk
8 2 (7.14%) SevOne
8 2 (7.14%) CA
9 1 (3.57%) Citrix
9 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
9 1 (3.57%) SAP
9 1 (3.57%) Ipanema Technologies
9 1 (3.57%) Brocade
9 1 (3.57%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.57%) Infoblox