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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 604 632 631
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -1
Contract jobs citing WAAS 10 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.031% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 8
Median daily rate £520 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £389 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £320
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.04%
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
7452 7952 8182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.46% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 4665 4659
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 465 438
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.56 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 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 10 December 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 +10 9 £520 +30.00% 1
London +3 6 £520 +30.00%
City of London - 3 £525 -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands -18 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Scotland - 1 £375 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Lincoln - 1 - -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 26 (92.86%) Cisco
2 25 (89.29%) Firewall
3 24 (85.71%) Wireless
4 23 (82.14%) CheckPoint
5 22 (78.57%) TCP/IP
6 20 (71.43%) Juniper
6 20 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (67.86%) F5
7 19 (67.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (67.86%) Palo Alto
8 18 (64.29%) Riverbed
8 18 (64.29%) Aruba
8 18 (64.29%) Finance
9 17 (60.71%) BIG-IP
9 17 (60.71%) Blue Coat
9 17 (60.71%) SolarWinds
9 17 (60.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 17 (60.71%) DHCP
10 16 (57.14%) Tufin
10 16 (57.14%) TippingPoint
10 16 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 16 (57.14%) FireEye
11 15 (53.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 15 (53.57%) Network Architecture
11 15 (53.57%) Wireshark
11 15 (53.57%) DNS
11 15 (53.57%) Change Management
11 15 (53.57%) Project Management
12 14 (50.00%) Radianz
12 14 (50.00%) ITIL

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) IBM Domino
1 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 25 (89.29%) Firewall
2 24 (85.71%) Wireless
3 22 (78.57%) TCP/IP
4 20 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (67.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (60.71%) BIG-IP
6 17 (60.71%) DHCP
7 16 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 15 (53.57%) DNS
8 15 (53.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 15 (53.57%) Wireshark
9 8 (28.57%) MPLS
9 8 (28.57%) OSPF
9 8 (28.57%) WAN
10 7 (25.00%) LAN
11 6 (21.43%) BGP
11 6 (21.43%) EIGRP
11 6 (21.43%) Internet
11 6 (21.43%) Spanning Tree
12 5 (17.86%) Cisco Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (64.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) French Language
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Consultant
3 6 (21.43%) Network Consultant
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Network Support
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco Support
5 4 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (10.71%) Check Point Support
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Support Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Voice Network Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) VoIP Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) PMI
2 1 (3.57%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Change Management
1 15 (53.57%) Network Architecture
1 15 (53.57%) Project Management
2 14 (50.00%) ITIL
3 12 (42.86%) Service Management
4 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.57%) Investment Management
6 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.57%) Low Latency
6 1 (3.57%) Network Design
6 1 (3.57%) Presales
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.57%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.29%) CCIE
3 3 (10.71%) CCNA
3 3 (10.71%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) CCDP
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CISSP
5 1 (3.57%) JNCIE
5 1 (3.57%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Cisco
2 23 (82.14%) CheckPoint
3 20 (71.43%) Juniper
4 19 (67.86%) F5
4 19 (67.86%) Palo Alto
5 18 (64.29%) Aruba
5 18 (64.29%) Riverbed
6 17 (60.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 17 (60.71%) Blue Coat
6 17 (60.71%) SolarWinds
7 16 (57.14%) FireEye
7 16 (57.14%) TippingPoint
7 16 (57.14%) Tufin
8 14 (50.00%) LogLogic
8 14 (50.00%) Radianz
9 2 (7.14%) Avaya
10 1 (3.57%) Lotus
10 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.57%) Nokia
10 1 (3.57%) SAP