The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 583 545 590
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +45
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 29 29 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.055% 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.075% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 1
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£325 £360 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +37.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £200 -
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
41340 38593 41072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.29% 73.27% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25582 23715 23832
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1054 1464
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 18 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -17 27 £325 -9.72% 1
London +2 20 £350 -2.77% 1
South East -3 5 £315 -
City of London +20 4 £338 -6.25%
Hampshire - 3 £315 -
East of England -26 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Kent - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Channel Islands - - - -
Reading - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (100.00%) WAN
2 24 (53.33%) Firewall
3 22 (48.89%) Cisco
4 21 (46.67%) Windows
5 20 (44.44%) SAN
5 20 (44.44%) Riverbed
6 19 (42.22%) VoIP
7 17 (37.78%) TCP/IP
8 16 (35.56%) Blue Coat
8 16 (35.56%) SolarWinds
8 16 (35.56%) F5
8 16 (35.56%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (33.33%) VPN
9 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 15 (33.33%) CCNP
9 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 15 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (31.11%) VMware
11 13 (28.89%) MPLS
12 12 (26.67%) LAN
13 11 (24.44%) DMVPN
14 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (22.22%) Juniper
14 10 (22.22%) IPsec
14 10 (22.22%) Finance
15 9 (20.00%) Websense
15 9 (20.00%) OSPF
15 9 (20.00%) BGP
15 9 (20.00%) DNS

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (8.89%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (8.89%) IIS
4 2 (4.44%) NetWeaver
4 2 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (100.00%) WAN
2 24 (53.33%) Firewall
3 20 (44.44%) SAN
4 19 (42.22%) VoIP
5 17 (37.78%) TCP/IP
6 16 (35.56%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (33.33%) VPN
8 13 (28.89%) MPLS
9 12 (26.67%) LAN
10 11 (24.44%) DMVPN
11 10 (22.22%) IPsec
12 9 (20.00%) OSPF
12 9 (20.00%) BGP
12 9 (20.00%) VLAN
12 9 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (20.00%) DNS
12 9 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 7 (15.56%) WLAN
14 6 (13.33%) Wireshark
14 6 (13.33%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) SAP HANA
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Legal
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Network Manager
3 8 (17.78%) Architect
3 8 (17.78%) Network Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Network Support
5 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (11.11%) Administrator
5 5 (11.11%) Network Administrator
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) SAP Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Designer
7 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Systems Designer
7 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Service Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) HACMP
1 5 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 5 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (20.00%) Linux
4 5 (11.11%) AIX
5 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 9 (20.00%) High Availability
2 7 (15.56%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (15.56%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 5 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (11.11%) Service Management
3 5 (11.11%) Change Management
3 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (11.11%) Information Assurance
3 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (8.89%) ISMS
5 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) VBScript
1 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) CCNP
1 15 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.33%) CCVP
2 6 (13.33%) CCDP
3 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) CCNA
5 2 (4.44%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.11%) DFS Replication
3 5 (11.11%) vSphere
3 5 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Server
3 5 (11.11%) PowerHA
4 4 (8.89%) UAG
4 4 (8.89%) XenApp
5 3 (6.67%) ISA Server
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (15.56%) SCCM
2 7 (15.56%) SCOM
2 7 (15.56%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Cisco
2 20 (44.44%) Riverbed
3 16 (35.56%) SolarWinds
3 16 (35.56%) Blue Coat
3 16 (35.56%) F5
4 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 14 (31.11%) VMware
6 10 (22.22%) Juniper
7 9 (20.00%) Websense
8 8 (17.78%) NetApp
9 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint
9 7 (15.56%) Mitel
10 6 (13.33%) McAfee
10 6 (13.33%) Avaya
10 6 (13.33%) HP
11 5 (11.11%) EMC
11 5 (11.11%) IBM
11 5 (11.11%) SAP
12 4 (8.89%) Citrix
12 4 (8.89%) IronPort