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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 572 534 582
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +48
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 43 35 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.067% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.090% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 3
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£425 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £403 £438
% change year-on-year
-19.25% -8.00%
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
42297 38782 39937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27156 24058 23264
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1147 1484
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -21 42 £425 +13.33% 2
London +32 37 £425 +19.38% 1
City of London +22 9 £425 +19.71%
South East - 5 £320 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £320 -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Ipswich - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Watford - - - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 60 (100.00%) WAN
2 32 (53.33%) Windows
2 32 (53.33%) SAN
3 28 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 28 (46.67%) Riverbed
4 26 (43.33%) Firewall
5 24 (40.00%) Cisco
6 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
7 22 (36.67%) VMware
8 20 (33.33%) VPN
9 19 (31.67%) LAN
9 19 (31.67%) Linux
9 19 (31.67%) VLAN
9 19 (31.67%) Network Load Balancing
9 19 (31.67%) High Availability
9 19 (31.67%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (30.00%) VoIP
11 17 (28.33%) DNS
11 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
11 17 (28.33%) Blue Coat
11 17 (28.33%) SolarWinds
11 17 (28.33%) F5
12 16 (26.67%) Load Balancing
12 16 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (26.67%) MPLS
12 16 (26.67%) BGP
12 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
13 15 (25.00%) OSPF
13 15 (25.00%) IPsec
14 14 (23.33%) Finance

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 10 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (10.00%) NetWeaver
3 6 (10.00%) IIS
3 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.33%) MS Office
2 8 (13.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (100.00%) WAN
2 32 (53.33%) SAN
3 28 (46.67%) TCP/IP
4 26 (43.33%) Firewall
5 20 (33.33%) VPN
6 19 (31.67%) LAN
6 19 (31.67%) VLAN
7 18 (30.00%) VoIP
8 17 (28.33%) DNS
9 16 (26.67%) MPLS
9 16 (26.67%) BGP
10 15 (25.00%) OSPF
10 15 (25.00%) IPsec
11 14 (23.33%) HSRP
12 13 (21.67%) NetScaler
12 13 (21.67%) Cisco IPT
12 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (20.00%) DMVPN
14 10 (16.67%) HTTPS
14 10 (16.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (8.33%) SAP HANA
4 2 (3.33%) Data Mining
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (6.67%) Legal
3 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 10 (16.67%) Network Support
3 9 (15.00%) Architect
4 8 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (11.67%) Network Administrator
5 7 (11.67%) Administrator
6 6 (10.00%) SAP Architect
6 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Consultant
6 6 (10.00%) Network Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Network Consultant
7 5 (8.33%) Voice Consultant
8 4 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Network Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Server Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Server Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (18.33%) PKI
3 9 (15.00%) HACMP
4 7 (11.67%) Blackberry
5 5 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 32 (53.33%) Windows
2 19 (31.67%) Linux
3 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.00%) AIX
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Network Load Balancing
1 19 (31.67%) High Availability
2 16 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 13 (21.67%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (18.33%) Information Assurance
5 10 (16.67%) ISMS
6 9 (15.00%) Change Management
6 9 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (15.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.33%) Service Management
9 5 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (8.33%) Release Management
9 5 (8.33%) Capacity Management
10 4 (6.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 3 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
11 3 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) VBScript
2 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (21.67%) CCNP
3 7 (11.67%) CCVP
3 7 (11.67%) CCDP
4 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) CCNA
5 2 (3.33%) CCIE
6 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.00%) VMware ESX
3 9 (15.00%) PowerHA
4 7 (11.67%) vSphere
4 7 (11.67%) DFS Replication
4 7 (11.67%) VMware Server
5 6 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (10.00%) UAG
5 6 (10.00%) XenApp
6 3 (5.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (23.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (15.00%) SCOM
3 8 (13.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (11.67%) SCCM
5 3 (5.00%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.33%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 28 (46.67%) Riverbed
2 24 (40.00%) Cisco
3 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
4 22 (36.67%) VMware
5 17 (28.33%) Blue Coat
5 17 (28.33%) SolarWinds
5 17 (28.33%) F5
6 13 (21.67%) NetApp
7 12 (20.00%) Citrix
7 12 (20.00%) Juniper
8 10 (16.67%) Websense
9 9 (15.00%) Mitel
9 9 (15.00%) IBM
9 9 (15.00%) SAP
9 9 (15.00%) EMC
10 6 (10.00%) Aruba
10 6 (10.00%) Avaya
10 6 (10.00%) Oracle
10 6 (10.00%) Business Objects
11 5 (8.33%) HP
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