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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 638 626 621
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing WAAS 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.016% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.11% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Median daily rate £375 £513 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +86.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £438 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate - £475 £303
% change year-on-year
- +57.02%
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
8736 7935 7302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.39% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5290 4471 3911
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 469 401
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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
London 0 8 £375 -31.81% 2
England -4 8 £375 -26.82% 2
City of London +34 2 £500 -9.09% 2
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
3 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
4 6 (50.00%) MPLS
4 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) Wireless
5 5 (41.67%) OSPF
5 5 (41.67%) BGP
6 4 (33.33%) VoIP
6 4 (33.33%) WAN
6 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (33.33%) QA
6 4 (33.33%) Network Architecture
6 4 (33.33%) Change Management
7 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
7 3 (25.00%) F5
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (25.00%) Analytics
7 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (25.00%) User Experience
7 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (25.00%) VLAN
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (25.00%) Riverbed
7 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (25.00%) CCNA

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 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) MPLS
3 5 (41.67%) BGP
3 5 (41.67%) OSPF
3 5 (41.67%) Wireless
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) VoIP
4 4 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (25.00%) Internet
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (25.00%) VLAN
6 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (16.67%) Multicast
6 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (8.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Product Development Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Product Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (8.33%) EMC VNX
2 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (8.33%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Change Management
1 4 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) CCIE
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) CISSP
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIE
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) SRDF
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
1 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) BladeLogic
1 1 (8.33%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (8.33%) OpenView
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) F5
3 3 (25.00%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (25.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (16.67%) Aruba
4 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (16.67%) FireEye
4 2 (16.67%) LogLogic
4 2 (16.67%) Radianz
4 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (16.67%) TippingPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Tufin
5 1 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) BMC
5 1 (8.33%) Nokia
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy