The table below looks at the statistics for WAN Optimisation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WAN Optimization
Rank 626 604 607
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 17 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.057% 0.026%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.072% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 7
Median daily rate £415 £406 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% -5.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £310 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £444 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £310 £430
% change year-on-year
+17.74% -27.90%
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 Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44197 44611 41541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 79.62% 78.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29356 28750 26041
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1042 1189 1204
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

WAN Optimisation Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK.

WAN Optimisation Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

WAN Optimisation Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK.

WAN Optimisation Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England -21 17 £415 +2.15% 1
London -8 8 £438 +2.94% 1
South East +2 7 £365 +17.74%
West Sussex - 7 £365 -
Gatwick - 4 £350 -
Crawley - 3 £450 -
City of London +45 2 £373 -47.71%
West Midlands -31 2 £350 +11.84%
Telford -36 2 £350 +12.74%
Shropshire -37 2 £350 +12.28%

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation.

1 31 (100.00%) WAN
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (70.97%) Wireless
2 22 (70.97%) Firewall
3 18 (58.06%) Riverbed
4 16 (51.61%) LAN
5 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (35.48%) Palo Alto
7 10 (32.26%) F5
7 10 (32.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (32.26%) Network Design
7 10 (32.26%) SolarWinds
8 9 (29.03%) Load Balancing
9 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (25.81%) Juniper
9 8 (25.81%) ISDN
9 8 (25.81%) OSPF
9 8 (25.81%) BGP
9 8 (25.81%) ITIL
10 7 (22.58%) VoIP
10 7 (22.58%) DNS
10 7 (22.58%) SSL
10 7 (22.58%) CCNP
10 7 (22.58%) SAN
10 7 (22.58%) IPsec
10 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
11 6 (19.35%) Change Control
11 6 (19.35%) Junos
11 6 (19.35%) Unified Communications
11 6 (19.35%) 4G

WAN Optimisation
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.23%) IIS
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 31 (100.00%) WAN
2 22 (70.97%) Firewall
2 22 (70.97%) Wireless
3 16 (51.61%) LAN
4 10 (32.26%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (25.81%) BGP
5 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (25.81%) ISDN
5 8 (25.81%) OSPF
6 7 (22.58%) DNS
6 7 (22.58%) IPsec
6 7 (22.58%) SAN
6 7 (22.58%) SSL
6 7 (22.58%) VoIP
7 6 (19.35%) 3G
7 6 (19.35%) DDNS
7 6 (19.35%) DSL
7 6 (19.35%) MPLS
7 6 (19.35%) TACACS
7 6 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Network Engineer
2 12 (38.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Designer
5 4 (12.90%) Network Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Network Designer
5 4 (12.90%) Voice Network Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Design Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Network Support
6 3 (9.68%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Data Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) XMPP
2 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 6 (19.35%) PKI
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.45%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.23%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
1 2 (6.45%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Network Design
2 9 (29.03%) Load Balancing
3 8 (25.81%) ITIL
4 6 (19.35%) Change Control
4 6 (19.35%) Information Management
4 6 (19.35%) Operations Management
5 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (12.90%) Network Architecture
5 4 (12.90%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.45%) Project Management
7 2 (6.45%) Web Filtering
8 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.23%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (3.23%) Service Management
8 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
1 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) CCNP
3 2 (6.45%) CCNP Voice
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) CCDA
4 1 (3.23%) CCDP
4 1 (3.23%) CCIE
4 1 (3.23%) CCNA
4 1 (3.23%) CCSA
4 1 (3.23%) CCSE
4 1 (3.23%) CISSP
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco Prime
1 6 (19.35%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (58.06%) Riverbed
3 11 (35.48%) Palo Alto
4 10 (32.26%) F5
4 10 (32.26%) SolarWinds
5 8 (25.81%) Juniper
6 6 (19.35%) Barracuda Networks
7 5 (16.13%) HP
7 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.90%) 3Com
8 4 (12.90%) Blue Coat
8 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
9 3 (9.68%) BMC
9 3 (9.68%) Brocade
9 3 (9.68%) Forcepoint
9 3 (9.68%) Fortinet
9 3 (9.68%) IBM
9 3 (9.68%) Intel Security
9 3 (9.68%) Meraki
10 1 (3.23%) NetApp