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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WAN Optimization
Rank 586 583 542
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -41
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 16 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.037% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.050% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 2
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£525 £420 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +42.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £420 £295
% change year-on-year
- +42.37%
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
42744 42016 35128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.36% 74.77% 73.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26677 26116 20973
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1227 1185 1074
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.94 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.39 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 2015.

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 29 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 21 April 2015. 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 0 16 £525 +25.00% 4
London -1 7 £525 +49.14% 1
City of London +20 5 £525 +49.57%
South East - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
South West +5 1 - - 3
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Horsham - - - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 22 (100.00%) WAN
2 18 (81.82%) Cisco
3 13 (59.09%) MPLS
3 13 (59.09%) Firewall
4 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (54.55%) CheckPoint
4 12 (54.55%) CCNP
5 10 (45.45%) LAN
6 9 (40.91%) Blue Coat
6 9 (40.91%) F5
7 8 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 8 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (36.36%) Riverbed
7 8 (36.36%) VPN
8 7 (31.82%) Windows
8 7 (31.82%) Fortinet
8 7 (31.82%) VMware
9 6 (27.27%) BIG-IP
9 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (27.27%) CSS
9 6 (27.27%) WLAN
9 6 (27.27%) McAfee
9 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (22.73%) SAN
10 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
10 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
10 5 (22.73%) VLAN
10 5 (22.73%) Service Management
11 4 (18.18%) XenApp

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 2 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) WAN
2 13 (59.09%) MPLS
2 13 (59.09%) Firewall
3 10 (45.45%) LAN
4 8 (36.36%) VPN
4 8 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (27.27%) BIG-IP
5 6 (27.27%) WLAN
5 6 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
6 5 (22.73%) SAN
6 5 (22.73%) VLAN
7 4 (18.18%) Wireless
7 4 (18.18%) DMVPN
7 4 (18.18%) SSL
7 4 (18.18%) OSPF
7 4 (18.18%) VoIP
8 3 (13.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.09%) Law
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Network Support
3 3 (13.64%) Network Team Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Team Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Product Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Network Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) FlexPod
2 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Service Management
2 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Product Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Network Design
3 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Content Management
4 1 (4.55%) Document Management
4 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) CCNP
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CCIE
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 4 (18.18%) XenApp
1 4 (18.18%) vSphere
2 3 (13.64%) ProxySG
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) SCOM
2 2 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Cisco
2 12 (54.55%) CheckPoint
3 9 (40.91%) Blue Coat
3 9 (40.91%) F5
4 8 (36.36%) Riverbed
5 7 (31.82%) Fortinet
5 7 (31.82%) VMware
6 6 (27.27%) McAfee
7 4 (18.18%) IBM
7 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 4 (18.18%) Citrix
7 4 (18.18%) Juniper
7 4 (18.18%) BMC
7 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
8 3 (13.64%) HP
8 3 (13.64%) Nokia
9 2 (9.09%) Oracle
9 2 (9.09%) Mitel
9 2 (9.09%) NetApp
9 2 (9.09%) Remedy