The table below looks at the statistics for WAAS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 637 653 619
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -34
Contract jobs citing WAAS 16 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.017% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.13% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 14
Median daily rate £475 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £425 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £535 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £500 £250
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8274 7955 8575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.72% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4583 4747
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 543 484
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WAAS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 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 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +19 14 £500 +8.10% 1
London +6 13 £488 +14.70% 1
City of London +15 4 £488 -11.36% 1
Scotland - 2 £344 -
Edinburgh - 2 £344 -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WAAS.

1 23 (88.46%) Cisco
2 21 (80.77%) Firewall
3 20 (76.92%) CheckPoint
4 19 (73.08%) Wireless
5 18 (69.23%) TCP/IP
6 17 (65.38%) Finance
7 16 (61.54%) Change Management
8 15 (57.69%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (57.69%) Network Architecture
9 14 (53.85%) Aruba
9 14 (53.85%) SolarWinds
9 14 (53.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (53.85%) Palo Alto
9 14 (53.85%) Riverbed
9 14 (53.85%) Juniper
9 14 (53.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 13 (50.00%) DNS
10 13 (50.00%) DHCP
10 13 (50.00%) TippingPoint
10 13 (50.00%) Wireshark
10 13 (50.00%) Blue Coat
10 13 (50.00%) BIG-IP
10 13 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 13 (50.00%) FireEye
10 13 (50.00%) F5
11 12 (46.15%) Tufin
11 12 (46.15%) LogLogic
11 12 (46.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 12 (46.15%) ITIL
11 12 (46.15%) Radianz

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (80.77%) Firewall
2 19 (73.08%) Wireless
3 18 (69.23%) TCP/IP
4 15 (57.69%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (53.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (50.00%) BIG-IP
6 13 (50.00%) DHCP
6 13 (50.00%) DNS
6 13 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 13 (50.00%) Wireshark
7 12 (46.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 8 (30.77%) BGP
8 8 (30.77%) MPLS
8 8 (30.77%) OSPF
9 6 (23.08%) WAN
10 5 (19.23%) EIGRP
10 5 (19.23%) Internet
10 5 (19.23%) LAN
10 5 (19.23%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (19.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (65.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) French Language
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Consultant
3 7 (26.92%) Network Consultant
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Network Support
6 3 (11.54%) Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco Support
6 3 (11.54%) Network Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Check Point Support
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Development Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Product Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Support Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Voice Network Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Change Management
2 15 (57.69%) Network Architecture
3 12 (46.15%) ITIL
3 12 (46.15%) Service Management
4 10 (38.46%) Project Management
5 5 (19.23%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (15.38%) Supplier Management
7 3 (11.54%) Analytics
7 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
8 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
9 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.85%) Investment Management
9 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
9 1 (3.85%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C#
1 3 (11.54%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) CCIE
3 2 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIE
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (42.31%) PCI DSS
2 6 (23.08%) SLA
3 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) Cisco
2 20 (76.92%) CheckPoint
3 14 (53.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 14 (53.85%) Aruba
3 14 (53.85%) Juniper
3 14 (53.85%) Palo Alto
3 14 (53.85%) Riverbed
3 14 (53.85%) SolarWinds
4 13 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 13 (50.00%) F5
4 13 (50.00%) FireEye
4 13 (50.00%) TippingPoint
5 12 (46.15%) LogLogic
5 12 (46.15%) Radianz
5 12 (46.15%) Tufin
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.85%) Nokia