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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 653 620 613
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -7
Contract jobs citing WAAS 5 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.020% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.058% 0.13% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Average daily rate £375 £500 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £453 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £550 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate - £475 £155
% change year-on-year
- +206.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
8550 8291 7322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.85% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4513 3872
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 459 407
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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
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 2 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 30 April 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
London -8 5 £375 -28.57% 1
England -35 5 £375 -25.00% 2

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) WAN
2 11 (73.33%) Firewall
3 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (66.67%) F5
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (60.00%) VPN
4 9 (60.00%) LAN
4 9 (60.00%) CCNP
5 8 (53.33%) OSPF
5 8 (53.33%) BGP
5 8 (53.33%) EIGRP
6 7 (46.67%) SSL
6 7 (46.67%) Windows
6 7 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (46.67%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (46.67%) Load Balancing
6 7 (46.67%) FortiGate
7 6 (40.00%) Finance
7 6 (40.00%) Banking
7 6 (40.00%) Investment Banking
7 6 (40.00%) Infoblox
7 6 (40.00%) DHCP
7 6 (40.00%) DNS
7 6 (40.00%) Change Management
8 4 (26.67%) Citrix
8 4 (26.67%) MPLS
8 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (26.67%) Analytics

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (6.67%) JBoss
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
1 11 (73.33%) WAN
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (60.00%) LAN
2 9 (60.00%) VPN
3 8 (53.33%) BGP
3 8 (53.33%) EIGRP
3 8 (53.33%) OSPF
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (46.67%) SSL
5 6 (40.00%) DHCP
5 6 (40.00%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) MPLS
7 3 (20.00%) Network Security
7 3 (20.00%) VoIP
7 3 (20.00%) Wireless
8 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (13.33%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (40.00%) Banking
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
1 6 (40.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Development Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Product Development Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Product Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (6.67%) IP Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) User Experience
3 2 (13.33%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
4 1 (6.67%) FlexPod
4 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.67%) PKI
4 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) CatOS
4 1 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Load Balancing
2 6 (40.00%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Network Management
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) High Availability
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Network Design
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (6.67%) SIEM
6 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
1 3 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) CCIE
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) COBIT
2 1 (6.67%) HIPAA
2 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) NFS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.67%) SRDF
2 1 (6.67%) vCloud
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
2 1 (6.67%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (6.67%) OpenView
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (6.67%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) F5
3 6 (40.00%) Infoblox
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) Avaya
6 2 (13.33%) BMC
6 2 (13.33%) Brocade
6 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (13.33%) Dell
6 2 (13.33%) EMC
6 2 (13.33%) IBM
6 2 (13.33%) Juniper
6 2 (13.33%) NetApp
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
7 1 (6.67%) Aruba
7 1 (6.67%) Splunk
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