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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 584 596 549
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -47
Contract jobs citing WAAS 10 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.007% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.055% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
Average daily rate
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£525 £275 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% +15.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £179 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £435 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate - £155 £238
% change year-on-year
- -34.73%
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
8185 7226 7463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.69% 13.09% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4470 3816 3720
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 399 579
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
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 24 April 2015.

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 11 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 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 10 £525 +90.90% 2
London +11 8 £525 +40.00% 2
City of London +19 3 £550 +46.66%
Docklands, London - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (100.00%) WAN
2 13 (86.67%) LAN
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) Firewall
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (53.33%) OSPF
4 8 (53.33%) BGP
4 8 (53.33%) Finance
5 7 (46.67%) Wireless
5 7 (46.67%) Network Design
6 6 (40.00%) MPLS
6 6 (40.00%) CCIE
6 6 (40.00%) Ethernet
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (40.00%) F5
7 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (33.33%) EIGRP
7 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 4 (26.67%) IPsec
8 4 (26.67%) DNS
8 4 (26.67%) WLAN
8 4 (26.67%) ITIL
8 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (26.67%) Multicast
9 3 (20.00%) CCSA
9 3 (20.00%) HSRP
9 3 (20.00%) GLBP

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) WAN
2 13 (86.67%) LAN
3 9 (60.00%) Firewall
4 8 (53.33%) OSPF
4 8 (53.33%) BGP
5 7 (46.67%) Wireless
6 6 (40.00%) MPLS
6 6 (40.00%) Ethernet
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (33.33%) EIGRP
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (26.67%) IPsec
8 4 (26.67%) DNS
8 4 (26.67%) WLAN
8 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (26.67%) Multicast
9 3 (20.00%) HSRP
9 3 (20.00%) GLBP
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Law
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Network Engineer
2 7 (46.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Design Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Design Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Eurex
1 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
1 1 (6.67%) AVVID
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Network Design
2 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Low Latency
4 3 (20.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) People Management
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.67%) Electronic Design Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCIE
3 3 (20.00%) CCSA
3 3 (20.00%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) CCSE
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) F5
3 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) Juniper
5 2 (13.33%) SevOne
6 1 (6.67%) Infoblox
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.67%) Lotus
6 1 (6.67%) BT