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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
UK
Rank 581 611 594
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -17
Contract jobs citing WAAS 11 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.028% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.19% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 2
Median daily rate £475 £400 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +64.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £389 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £309
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £394 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +21.15%
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
6843 7257 7511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.55% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4141 4224 4259
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 366 416
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.38 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +26.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 2017.

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 12 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +12 10 £498 +24.37%
London -10 6 £520 +30.00%
City of London - 3 £525 -
South East +19 2 £450 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 1 £475 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £375 -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 23 (88.46%) Firewall
2 23 (88.46%) Wireless
3 21 (80.77%) CheckPoint
3 21 (80.77%) TCP/IP
4 20 (76.92%) Juniper
4 20 (76.92%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (73.08%) F5
5 19 (73.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (73.08%) Palo Alto
6 18 (69.23%) Riverbed
6 18 (69.23%) Aruba
7 16 (61.54%) SolarWinds
7 16 (61.54%) Finance
7 16 (61.54%) Blue Coat
7 16 (61.54%) BIG-IP
7 16 (61.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 16 (61.54%) DHCP
8 15 (57.69%) Tufin
8 15 (57.69%) TippingPoint
9 14 (53.85%) Wireshark
9 14 (53.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 14 (53.85%) DNS
9 14 (53.85%) FireEye
10 13 (50.00%) Radianz
10 13 (50.00%) Project Management
10 13 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 13 (50.00%) LogLogic
10 13 (50.00%) Network Architecture
11 12 (46.15%) PCI DSS

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 (3.85%) IBM Domino
1 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) Firewall
1 23 (88.46%) Wireless
2 21 (80.77%) TCP/IP
3 20 (76.92%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (73.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (61.54%) BIG-IP
5 16 (61.54%) DHCP
6 14 (53.85%) DNS
6 14 (53.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 14 (53.85%) Wireshark
7 13 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (26.92%) WAN
9 6 (23.08%) LAN
9 6 (23.08%) MPLS
9 6 (23.08%) OSPF
10 5 (19.23%) EIGRP
10 5 (19.23%) Internet
10 5 (19.23%) Spanning Tree
11 4 (15.38%) BGP
11 4 (15.38%) Cisco Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) French Language
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Consultant
3 6 (23.08%) Network Consultant
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Network Support
5 4 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco Support
6 3 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Check Point Support
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Support Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Check Point Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Juniper Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Network Support Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) PMI
2 1 (3.85%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Network Architecture
1 13 (50.00%) Project Management
2 12 (46.15%) Change Management
2 12 (46.15%) ITIL
3 10 (38.46%) Service Management
4 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Investment Management
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Low Latency
6 1 (3.85%) Network Design
6 1 (3.85%) Presales
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.85%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) CCIE
3 3 (11.54%) CCNP
4 2 (7.69%) CCDP
4 2 (7.69%) CCNA
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.85%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CISSP
5 1 (3.85%) JNCIE
5 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (46.15%) PCI DSS
2 7 (26.92%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 21 (80.77%) CheckPoint
3 20 (76.92%) Juniper
4 19 (73.08%) F5
4 19 (73.08%) Palo Alto
5 18 (69.23%) Aruba
5 18 (69.23%) Riverbed
6 16 (61.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 16 (61.54%) Blue Coat
6 16 (61.54%) SolarWinds
7 15 (57.69%) TippingPoint
7 15 (57.69%) Tufin
8 14 (53.85%) FireEye
9 13 (50.00%) LogLogic
9 13 (50.00%) Radianz
10 2 (7.69%) Avaya
11 1 (3.85%) Intel Security
11 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
11 1 (3.85%) Remedy
11 1 (3.85%) SAP