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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 621 638 621
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs citing WAAS 23 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.011% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.075% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 2
Median daily rate £475 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £475 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-28.94% +5.55%
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
8769 7988 7399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.20% 14.03% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4557 3928
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 475 425
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.02% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +12 20 £475 -13.63% 1
England -9 20 £475 -13.63% 1
City of London +45 6 £500 -9.09% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £338 -
Scotland - 3 £338 -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 22 (88.00%) Cisco
2 20 (80.00%) Firewall
3 19 (76.00%) CheckPoint
4 18 (72.00%) Wireless
5 16 (64.00%) TCP/IP
5 16 (64.00%) Finance
6 15 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (60.00%) Riverbed
6 15 (60.00%) Change Management
6 15 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (56.00%) Palo Alto
7 14 (56.00%) Juniper
7 14 (56.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 14 (56.00%) SolarWinds
7 14 (56.00%) Network Architecture
7 14 (56.00%) Aruba
7 14 (56.00%) F5
8 13 (52.00%) TippingPoint
8 13 (52.00%) BIG-IP
8 13 (52.00%) Blue Coat
8 13 (52.00%) Wireshark
8 13 (52.00%) Service Management
8 13 (52.00%) DNS
8 13 (52.00%) DHCP
8 13 (52.00%) FireEye
8 13 (52.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 12 (48.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 12 (48.00%) ITIL
9 12 (48.00%) Radianz
9 12 (48.00%) LogLogic

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 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (80.00%) Firewall
2 18 (72.00%) Wireless
3 16 (64.00%) TCP/IP
4 15 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (52.00%) BIG-IP
5 13 (52.00%) DHCP
5 13 (52.00%) DNS
5 13 (52.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 13 (52.00%) Wireshark
6 12 (48.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (28.00%) MPLS
8 6 (24.00%) BGP
8 6 (24.00%) OSPF
9 5 (20.00%) WAN
10 4 (16.00%) EIGRP
10 4 (16.00%) Internet
10 4 (16.00%) Spanning Tree
10 4 (16.00%) VLAN
10 4 (16.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Consultant
3 7 (28.00%) Network Consultant
4 5 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Network Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Network Support
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Support
6 2 (8.00%) Development Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Product Development Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Product Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Support Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Check Point Support
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (4.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (4.00%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Change Management
2 14 (56.00%) Network Architecture
3 13 (52.00%) Service Management
4 12 (48.00%) ITIL
5 10 (40.00%) Project Management
6 4 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (12.00%) Analytics
7 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.00%) Supplier Management
8 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
9 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
9 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
9 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
9 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
9 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
9 1 (4.00%) SIEM
9 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
9 1 (4.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C#
1 3 (12.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.00%) CCIE
2 3 (12.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) JNCIE
4 1 (4.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (24.00%) SLA
3 4 (16.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.00%) SRDF
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) XenApp
1 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) BladeLogic
1 1 (4.00%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (4.00%) OpenView
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Cisco
2 19 (76.00%) CheckPoint
3 15 (60.00%) Riverbed
4 14 (56.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 14 (56.00%) Aruba
4 14 (56.00%) F5
4 14 (56.00%) Juniper
4 14 (56.00%) Palo Alto
4 14 (56.00%) SolarWinds
5 13 (52.00%) Blue Coat
5 13 (52.00%) FireEye
5 13 (52.00%) TippingPoint
6 12 (48.00%) LogLogic
6 12 (48.00%) Radianz
6 12 (48.00%) Tufin
7 1 (4.00%) Apple
7 1 (4.00%) BMC
7 1 (4.00%) Nokia
7 1 (4.00%) Remedy
7 1 (4.00%) VMware