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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 566 538 561
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +23
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 21 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.013% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.017% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 15
Average daily rate £420 £295 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.37% +15.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £279 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £311 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £295 £338
% change year-on-year
+42.37% -12.59%
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
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 30 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -73 20 £420 +42.37% 6
London - 11 £352 - 2
West Midlands - 8 £420 -
Telford - 4 £420 -
City of London - 4 £351 - 2
Shropshire - 4 £420 -
Bristol -12 1 - - 1
South West -21 1 - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
East of England - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
Corsham - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Keighley - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Thame - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 46 (100.00%) WAN
2 39 (84.78%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (82.61%) Cisco
4 32 (69.57%) CCNP
4 32 (69.57%) Firewall
5 31 (67.39%) MPLS
6 29 (63.04%) VoIP
7 28 (60.87%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (56.52%) CheckPoint
9 23 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (47.83%) DMVPN
10 22 (47.83%) Blue Coat
10 22 (47.83%) Fortinet
10 22 (47.83%) McAfee
11 21 (45.65%) CSS
11 21 (45.65%) BIG-IP
11 21 (45.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 21 (45.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 20 (43.48%) F5
13 15 (32.61%) Root Cause Analysis
13 15 (32.61%) Incident Management
13 15 (32.61%) LAN
14 14 (30.43%) TCP/IP
14 14 (30.43%) Riverbed
15 13 (28.26%) SolarWinds
15 13 (28.26%) Wireless
16 11 (23.91%) Service Management
16 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
16 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
17 10 (21.74%) Cisco IOS

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (4.35%) Lync
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (100.00%) WAN
2 32 (69.57%) Firewall
3 31 (67.39%) MPLS
4 29 (63.04%) VoIP
5 28 (60.87%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 22 (47.83%) DMVPN
8 21 (45.65%) BIG-IP
8 21 (45.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 21 (45.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 15 (32.61%) LAN
10 14 (30.43%) TCP/IP
11 13 (28.26%) Wireless
12 10 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (17.39%) BGP
13 8 (17.39%) OSPF
13 8 (17.39%) WLAN
14 5 (10.87%) SAN
14 5 (10.87%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (10.87%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (65.22%) Network Engineer
2 15 (32.61%) Network Support Engineer
2 15 (32.61%) Network Support
2 15 (32.61%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Network Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Data Centre Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.17%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Administrator
7 1 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.17%) Network Designer
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.17%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) CSS
2 1 (2.17%) J2EE
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Root Cause Analysis
1 15 (32.61%) Incident Management
2 11 (23.91%) Service Management
3 8 (17.39%) Problem Management
3 8 (17.39%) Network Design
4 7 (15.22%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.52%) Migration
5 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL
7 1 (2.17%) Project Management
7 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.17%) High Availability
7 1 (2.17%) Network Management
7 1 (2.17%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.17%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) Java
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (84.78%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (69.57%) CCNP
3 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
3 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
4 8 (17.39%) CCIE
5 4 (8.70%) CCDP
6 2 (4.35%) CCVP
6 2 (4.35%) CCNA
6 2 (4.35%) CCDA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (15.22%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.17%) SCCM
4 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 38 (82.61%) Cisco
2 26 (56.52%) CheckPoint
3 22 (47.83%) Blue Coat
3 22 (47.83%) Fortinet
3 22 (47.83%) McAfee
4 20 (43.48%) F5
5 14 (30.43%) Riverbed
6 13 (28.26%) SolarWinds
7 7 (15.22%) Remedy
7 7 (15.22%) BMC
8 6 (13.04%) Juniper
9 5 (10.87%) Citrix
9 5 (10.87%) Polycom
10 4 (8.70%) TOWER Software
11 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
11 3 (6.52%) Brocade
11 3 (6.52%) Aruba
12 2 (4.35%) Websense
13 1 (2.17%) HP
13 1 (2.17%) Oracle
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