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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 587 569 574
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing WAAS 26 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.015% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 6
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£488 £313 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £169 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £495 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £263 -
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
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
8494 7098 8320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.53% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4807 3899 3950
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 449 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 October 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 18 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 October 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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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 -13 21 £500 +66.66% 1
London +7 15 £500 +25.00%
City of London +18 4 £513 +2.50%
South East -16 3 - -
North West -9 1 £320 +38.37%
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 30 (93.75%) Cisco
2 28 (87.50%) WAN
3 26 (81.25%) LAN
4 23 (71.88%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (56.25%) F5
6 16 (50.00%) Firewall
6 16 (50.00%) Wireless
7 15 (46.88%) CCIE
7 15 (46.88%) CCNP
8 13 (40.63%) Juniper
8 13 (40.63%) OSPF
8 13 (40.63%) BGP
8 13 (40.63%) Load Balancing
9 10 (31.25%) CheckPoint
10 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (25.00%) Wireshark
11 8 (25.00%) Finance
11 8 (25.00%) VPN
12 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
12 7 (21.88%) ITIL
12 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
12 7 (21.88%) EIGRP
12 7 (21.88%) Banking
13 6 (18.75%) CCSE
13 6 (18.75%) IGMP
13 6 (18.75%) BIG-IP
13 6 (18.75%) CCSA
13 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (18.75%) Low Latency
13 6 (18.75%) Multicast

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
3 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 28 (87.50%) WAN
2 26 (81.25%) LAN
3 16 (50.00%) Firewall
3 16 (50.00%) Wireless
4 13 (40.63%) OSPF
4 13 (40.63%) BGP
5 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (25.00%) Wireshark
6 8 (25.00%) VPN
7 7 (21.88%) EIGRP
8 6 (18.75%) DWDM
8 6 (18.75%) RIP
8 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 6 (18.75%) IGMP
8 6 (18.75%) BIG-IP
8 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (18.75%) Multicast
9 5 (15.63%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
3 5 (15.63%) Investment Banking
4 3 (9.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.13%) Back Office
5 1 (3.13%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (81.25%) Network Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Network Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Data Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Support
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Network Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) AVVID
2 3 (9.38%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) PKI
3 1 (3.13%) FMCG
3 1 (3.13%) DataPower
3 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) UNIX
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Load Balancing
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) Low Latency
4 5 (15.63%) Time Management
5 4 (12.50%) Network Design
6 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
7 2 (6.25%) Project Management
7 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.13%) Change Management
8 1 (3.13%) ERP
8 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.13%) Demand Management
8 1 (3.13%) Security Management
8 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.13%) People Management
Qualifications
1 23 (71.88%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (46.88%) CCIE
2 15 (46.88%) CCNP
3 6 (18.75%) CCSA
3 6 (18.75%) CCSE
4 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) CCNA
6 2 (6.25%) CCDP
7 1 (3.13%) Degree
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Snort
1 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) VirtualBox
2 1 (3.13%) KVM
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCOM
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (6.25%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 30 (93.75%) Cisco
2 18 (56.25%) F5
3 13 (40.63%) Juniper
4 10 (31.25%) CheckPoint
5 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.75%) Nortel
7 5 (15.63%) SolarWinds
8 4 (12.50%) Brocade
8 4 (12.50%) Riverbed
8 4 (12.50%) BT
9 3 (9.38%) VMware
10 2 (6.25%) Remedy
10 2 (6.25%) McAfee
10 2 (6.25%) Citrix
10 2 (6.25%) BMC
10 2 (6.25%) CA
10 2 (6.25%) Nokia
10 2 (6.25%) Aruba
10 2 (6.25%) Splunk
10 2 (6.25%) SevOne