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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 616 602 594
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing WAAS 10 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.006% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.039% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.50

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
7470 7611 6637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.49% 14.87% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 4207 3456
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 449 384
Average hourly rate £28.38 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 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 8 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 10 £400 +6.66% 4
London +10 7 £400 +6.66% 3
South East +12 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £450 - 1

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (95.00%) WAN
3 16 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (75.00%) CCNP
5 14 (70.00%) LAN
5 14 (70.00%) Firewall
6 13 (65.00%) OSPF
6 13 (65.00%) BGP
6 13 (65.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (60.00%) F5
7 12 (60.00%) Load Balancing
7 12 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (60.00%) VPN
8 11 (55.00%) EIGRP
9 10 (50.00%) SSL
9 10 (50.00%) FortiGate
9 10 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 10 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 9 (45.00%) Investment Banking
10 9 (45.00%) Banking
10 9 (45.00%) Change Management
10 9 (45.00%) DNS
10 9 (45.00%) DHCP
11 8 (40.00%) Finance
12 7 (35.00%) Infoblox
13 6 (30.00%) Wireless
14 5 (25.00%) MPLS
14 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
15 4 (20.00%) Juniper
15 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (5.00%) JBoss
1 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) WAN
2 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 14 (70.00%) LAN
3 13 (65.00%) BGP
3 13 (65.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (65.00%) OSPF
4 12 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
4 12 (60.00%) VPN
5 11 (55.00%) EIGRP
6 10 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 10 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (50.00%) SSL
7 9 (45.00%) DHCP
7 9 (45.00%) DNS
8 6 (30.00%) Wireless
9 5 (25.00%) MPLS
10 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
10 3 (15.00%) Multicast
10 3 (15.00%) RIP
10 3 (15.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (45.00%) Banking
1 9 (45.00%) Investment Banking
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) IP Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) FlexPod
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) CatOS
3 2 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (45.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Network Design
3 3 (15.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (10.00%) Data Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Network Management
4 2 (10.00%) People Management
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Lisp
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (75.00%) CCNP
3 3 (15.00%) CCIE
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.00%) CCSA
5 1 (5.00%) CCSE
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) COBIT
1 1 (5.00%) HIPAA
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) NFS
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.00%) vCloud
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) F5
3 7 (35.00%) Infoblox
4 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (20.00%) Juniper
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 2 (10.00%) Aruba
6 2 (10.00%) Dell
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Nortel
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle
7 1 (5.00%) SAP
7 1 (5.00%) Veritas
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