The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 583 534 584
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +50
Contract jobs citing WAAS 4 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.021% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.055% 0.14% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate £275 £239 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £238 -
% change year-on-year
-34.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -94 3 £275 +15.18% 1
London -22 2 £375 -5.06% 1
City of London - 2 £375 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) WAN
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (72.73%) LAN
3 8 (72.73%) VPN
3 8 (72.73%) MPLS
4 7 (63.64%) F5
5 6 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (54.55%) OSPF
5 6 (54.55%) Avaya
5 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
5 6 (54.55%) CCNP
6 5 (45.45%) Juniper
6 5 (45.45%) DNS
6 5 (45.45%) DHCP
6 5 (45.45%) ITIL
6 5 (45.45%) BGP
6 5 (45.45%) Firewall
6 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
6 5 (45.45%) Network Management
6 5 (45.45%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (45.45%) Network Security
7 4 (36.36%) NetScout
7 4 (36.36%) e-Health
7 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
7 4 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (36.36%) NetScaler
7 4 (36.36%) ProxySG
7 4 (36.36%) Information Security

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) WAN
2 8 (72.73%) LAN
2 8 (72.73%) VPN
2 8 (72.73%) MPLS
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (54.55%) OSPF
3 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
4 5 (45.45%) DNS
4 5 (45.45%) DHCP
4 5 (45.45%) BGP
4 5 (45.45%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (45.45%) Network Security
5 4 (36.36%) NetScaler
5 4 (36.36%) Wireless
5 4 (36.36%) Extranet
5 4 (36.36%) VoIP
6 3 (27.27%) IPsec
7 2 (18.18%) VLAN
7 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Voice Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Voice Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Voice Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Operations Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Network Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) e-Health
2 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (9.09%) FMCG
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
1 5 (45.45%) Network Management
2 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
2 4 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Data Security
4 1 (9.09%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) CCNP
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) CCDA
4 1 (9.09%) CCDP
4 1 (9.09%) CCIE
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
4 1 (9.09%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) ProxySG
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Netcool
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) F5
3 6 (54.55%) Avaya
4 5 (45.45%) Juniper
4 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
5 4 (36.36%) NetScout
5 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
5 4 (36.36%) HP
5 4 (36.36%) Nortel
6 2 (18.18%) Polycom
6 2 (18.18%) Riverbed
6 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
7 1 (9.09%) VMware
7 1 (9.09%) Aruba
7 1 (9.09%) Brocade