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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WAN Optimization
Rank 571 594 558
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -36
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 49 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.031% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.041% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 8
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£425 £325 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £330 £163
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +103.07%
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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
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 £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 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 15 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 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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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 +9 49 £425 +30.76% 2
London +16 30 £425 +30.76% 1
West Midlands +10 9 £316 -
Shropshire - 7 £311 -
Telford - 6 £310 -
City of London -6 5 £425 +30.76%
South East -6 5 £310 - 1
Midlands - 4 £320 -
Hampshire -5 3 £310 -
Southampton - 3 £310 -
Crawley - 2 £450 -
West Sussex - 2 £450 -
Docklands, London - 1 £435 -
North West - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (100.00%) WAN
2 53 (82.81%) Cisco
3 47 (73.44%) Firewall
4 46 (71.88%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (70.31%) CheckPoint
6 41 (64.06%) CCNP
6 41 (64.06%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (62.50%) F5
8 35 (54.69%) MPLS
9 31 (48.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 31 (48.44%) Riverbed
10 30 (46.88%) VoIP
11 29 (45.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 28 (43.75%) DMVPN
13 25 (39.06%) SolarWinds
13 25 (39.06%) Wireless
13 25 (39.06%) Blue Coat
14 23 (35.94%) Windows
15 22 (34.38%) VPN
16 21 (32.81%) 802.1X
17 20 (31.25%) Load Balancing
18 19 (29.69%) Fortinet
18 19 (29.69%) Cisco Nexus
18 19 (29.69%) McAfee
19 18 (28.13%) TCP/IP
19 18 (28.13%) CSS
19 18 (28.13%) BIG-IP
19 18 (28.13%) Cisco ISE
20 17 (26.56%) Cisco IOS
21 16 (25.00%) IPsec

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (7.81%) IIS
2 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.13%) Lync
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 64 (100.00%) WAN
2 47 (73.44%) Firewall
3 41 (64.06%) Cisco ASA
4 35 (54.69%) MPLS
5 31 (48.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 30 (46.88%) VoIP
7 29 (45.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 28 (43.75%) DMVPN
9 25 (39.06%) Wireless
10 22 (34.38%) VPN
11 19 (29.69%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (28.13%) Cisco ISE
12 18 (28.13%) TCP/IP
12 18 (28.13%) BIG-IP
13 17 (26.56%) Cisco IOS
14 16 (25.00%) IPsec
15 15 (23.44%) VLAN
15 15 (23.44%) OSPF
16 14 (21.88%) WLAN
16 14 (21.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (6.25%) Finance
1 4 (6.25%) Legal
2 2 (3.13%) Advertising
2 2 (3.13%) Law
2 2 (3.13%) Banking
2 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.13%) Marketing
2 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (56.25%) Network Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (10.94%) Network Support
4 6 (9.38%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.25%) Network Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Server Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Network Team Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Network Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Server Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) 802.1X
2 18 (28.13%) CSS
3 1 (1.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.13%) FlexPod
2 2 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.56%) PKI
3 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.94%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Linux
3 11 (17.19%) UNIX
4 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) Load Balancing
2 16 (25.00%) ITIL
3 13 (20.31%) Kalman Filter
4 12 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (18.75%) Service Management
5 11 (17.19%) Network Management
6 10 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (9.38%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.81%) Network Design
10 4 (6.25%) Incident Management
10 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (4.69%) Problem Management
12 2 (3.13%) Product Marketing
12 2 (3.13%) Network Architecture
12 2 (3.13%) Programme Management
12 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
12 2 (3.13%) PRINCE
12 2 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) VB
2 2 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 46 (71.88%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (64.06%) CCNP
3 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.94%) CCIE
5 4 (6.25%) Degree
6 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.69%) CCNA
7 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.13%) MCSE
7 2 (3.13%) MCSA
7 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.56%) CCSE
8 1 (1.56%) CCEE
8 1 (1.56%) CCA
8 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.94%) XenApp
2 7 (10.94%) vSphere
3 5 (7.81%) UAG
4 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.25%) ProxySG
5 2 (3.13%) VMware Server
5 2 (3.13%) DFS Replication
5 2 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) CiscoWorks
1 13 (20.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (7.81%) SCCM
2 5 (7.81%) SCOM
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (3.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 53 (82.81%) Cisco
2 45 (70.31%) CheckPoint
3 40 (62.50%) F5
4 31 (48.44%) Riverbed
5 25 (39.06%) SolarWinds
5 25 (39.06%) Blue Coat
6 19 (29.69%) Fortinet
6 19 (29.69%) McAfee
7 12 (18.75%) IBM
7 12 (18.75%) BMC
8 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
8 11 (17.19%) Juniper
9 9 (14.06%) VMware
10 7 (10.94%) Citrix
11 5 (7.81%) Nokia
12 4 (6.25%) Mitel
12 4 (6.25%) NetApp
13 3 (4.69%) HP
13 3 (4.69%) Dell Compellent
14 2 (3.13%) IronPort