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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 582 573 544
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -29
Contract jobs citing WAAS 13 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.017% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Average daily rate
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£320 £425 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +44.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £425 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £496 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £425 £281
% change year-on-year
-24.70% +51.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 17 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 19 December 2014. 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 -25 13 £320 -24.70%
London +18 5 £280 -39.45%
South East - 5 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Sheffield - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 29 (93.55%) Cisco
2 28 (90.32%) WAN
2 28 (90.32%) LAN
3 21 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (61.29%) F5
5 16 (51.61%) Wireless
5 16 (51.61%) Firewall
6 15 (48.39%) BGP
6 15 (48.39%) OSPF
6 15 (48.39%) CCIE
7 14 (45.16%) CCNP
8 13 (41.94%) Juniper
8 13 (41.94%) Load Balancing
9 10 (32.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (29.03%) CheckPoint
10 9 (29.03%) EIGRP
11 8 (25.81%) Finance
11 8 (25.81%) Wireshark
12 7 (22.58%) Banking
12 7 (22.58%) Multicast
12 7 (22.58%) DWDM
13 6 (19.35%) Nortel
13 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
13 6 (19.35%) RIP
13 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
13 6 (19.35%) VPN
13 6 (19.35%) ITIL
13 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
13 6 (19.35%) Low Latency
13 6 (19.35%) CCSE

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
3 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 28 (90.32%) WAN
1 28 (90.32%) LAN
2 16 (51.61%) Wireless
2 16 (51.61%) Firewall
3 15 (48.39%) BGP
3 15 (48.39%) OSPF
4 10 (32.26%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (29.03%) EIGRP
6 8 (25.81%) Wireshark
7 7 (22.58%) Multicast
7 7 (22.58%) DWDM
8 6 (19.35%) RIP
8 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
8 6 (19.35%) VPN
8 6 (19.35%) IGMP
8 6 (19.35%) BIG-IP
9 5 (16.13%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (12.90%) SSL
10 4 (12.90%) VoIP
10 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 5 (16.13%) Investment Banking
4 3 (9.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.23%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (83.87%) Network Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Network Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Network Operations Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Data Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Network Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) AVVID
2 3 (9.68%) Open Source
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.23%) DataPower
3 1 (3.23%) FMCG
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) UNIX
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Load Balancing
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Low Latency
2 6 (19.35%) Network Design
3 5 (16.13%) Time Management
4 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
4 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) People Management
5 1 (3.23%) ERP
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.23%) Security Management
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 21 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (48.39%) CCIE
3 14 (45.16%) CCNP
4 6 (19.35%) CCSE
4 6 (19.35%) CCSA
5 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.45%) CCDP
8 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.23%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Snort
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) KVM
2 1 (3.23%) VirtualBox
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.23%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 29 (93.55%) Cisco
2 19 (61.29%) F5
3 13 (41.94%) Juniper
4 9 (29.03%) CheckPoint
5 6 (19.35%) Nortel
5 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.90%) BT
6 4 (12.90%) Riverbed
6 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
6 4 (12.90%) Brocade
7 2 (6.45%) Citrix
7 2 (6.45%) CA
7 2 (6.45%) Aruba
7 2 (6.45%) Splunk
7 2 (6.45%) SevOne
8 1 (3.23%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.23%) Ipanema Technologies
8 1 (3.23%) SAP
8 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
8 1 (3.23%) Nokia