The first table below looks at the demand for WAN Optimisation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Processes & Methodologies 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 575 549 574
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +25
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 19 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.041% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.056% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 1
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£325 £368 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £163 -
% change year-on-year
+103.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2014.

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 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 17 £325 -11.56% 9
London +14 12 £325 -27.37% 6
City of London +24 2 £325 -26.13% 3
South East -8 2 £310 +148.00% 2
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England -21 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £310 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Kent - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Reading - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Bromsgrove - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Channel Islands - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation.

1 40 (100.00%) WAN
2 25 (62.50%) Cisco
3 23 (57.50%) VoIP
4 22 (55.00%) Firewall
5 21 (52.50%) Riverbed
6 20 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (50.00%) MPLS
7 16 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 16 (40.00%) Blue Coat
8 15 (37.50%) OSPF
8 15 (37.50%) BGP
9 14 (35.00%) CCNP
9 14 (35.00%) SolarWinds
10 13 (32.50%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (32.50%) DMVPN
10 13 (32.50%) SAN
10 13 (32.50%) VPN
10 13 (32.50%) Windows
11 12 (30.00%) LAN
11 12 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (27.50%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (25.00%) F5
13 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
14 9 (22.50%) DNS
14 9 (22.50%) VLAN
15 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
15 8 (20.00%) CCIE
15 8 (20.00%) WLAN

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (100.00%) WAN
2 23 (57.50%) VoIP
3 22 (55.00%) Firewall
4 20 (50.00%) MPLS
5 16 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 15 (37.50%) OSPF
6 15 (37.50%) BGP
7 13 (32.50%) SAN
7 13 (32.50%) VPN
7 13 (32.50%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (32.50%) DMVPN
8 12 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (30.00%) LAN
9 9 (22.50%) DNS
9 9 (22.50%) VLAN
10 8 (20.00%) IPsec
10 8 (20.00%) WLAN
10 8 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (17.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (17.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.00%) Legal
4 2 (5.00%) Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Network Manager
3 6 (15.00%) Network Support
4 5 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Systems Designer
6 3 (7.50%) Designer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Services Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Server Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Network Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (15.00%) PKI
3 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.00%) Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Load Balancing
1 7 (17.50%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (12.50%) High Availability
2 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 5 (12.50%) Information Assurance
2 5 (12.50%) Change Management
3 4 (10.00%) Service Management
3 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.00%) ISMS
3 4 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL
5 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.00%) Network Management
6 1 (2.50%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.50%) Project Management
6 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (35.00%) CCNP
3 8 (20.00%) CCIE
4 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) CCNA
5 3 (7.50%) CCDP
5 3 (7.50%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Server
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.50%) DFS Replication
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.50%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (7.50%) SCCM
4 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.00%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (2.50%) SCOM
5 1 (2.50%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) Cisco
2 21 (52.50%) Riverbed
3 16 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 14 (35.00%) SolarWinds
5 10 (25.00%) F5
6 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (20.00%) McAfee
7 7 (17.50%) CheckPoint
7 7 (17.50%) Mitel
8 6 (15.00%) VMware
8 6 (15.00%) Fortinet
8 6 (15.00%) NetApp
9 5 (12.50%) Polycom
10 4 (10.00%) Websense
10 4 (10.00%) HP
10 4 (10.00%) Citrix
10 4 (10.00%) Avaya
10 4 (10.00%) Juniper
11 3 (7.50%) Aruba
11 3 (7.50%) Brocade