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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WAN Optimization
Rank 629 626 609
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 15 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.027% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.034% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 13
Average daily rate £450 £525 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £525 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £420
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
45560 43876 42202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.56% 78.77% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30059 27313 26301
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1278 1187
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 April 2016.

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 11 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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 15 £450 -14.28% 4
London +1 7 £475 -9.52% 1
South East 0 6 £450 - 1
West Sussex - 5 £450 - 1
Crawley - 4 £450 -
West Midlands -11 2 £400 -
Shropshire -29 2 £400 -
Telford -36 2 £400 -
Gatwick - 1 £335 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £390 -
Southampton - 1 £390 -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 31 (100.00%) WAN
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (70.97%) Firewall
3 21 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (67.74%) Riverbed
4 20 (64.52%) Wireless
5 17 (54.84%) CCNP
6 16 (51.61%) Palo Alto
7 15 (48.39%) LAN
8 12 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (32.26%) SolarWinds
9 10 (32.26%) F5
9 10 (32.26%) ITIL
10 9 (29.03%) HP
10 9 (29.03%) Juniper
10 9 (29.03%) CheckPoint
10 9 (29.03%) OSPF
11 8 (25.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (25.81%) Meraki
11 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
11 8 (25.81%) ISDN
11 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
11 8 (25.81%) Network Design
11 8 (25.81%) PKI
12 7 (22.58%) IPsec
12 7 (22.58%) BGP
12 7 (22.58%) MPLS
13 6 (19.35%) SAN
13 6 (19.35%) VPN
13 6 (19.35%) DNS

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (6.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (100.00%) WAN
2 22 (70.97%) Firewall
3 20 (64.52%) Wireless
4 15 (48.39%) LAN
5 12 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (29.03%) OSPF
7 8 (25.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (25.81%) ISDN
7 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
8 7 (22.58%) BGP
8 7 (22.58%) IPsec
8 7 (22.58%) MPLS
9 6 (19.35%) DNS
9 6 (19.35%) SAN
9 6 (19.35%) VPN
10 5 (16.13%) PSTN
10 5 (16.13%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (12.90%) EIGRP
11 4 (12.90%) SSL
11 4 (12.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) GIS
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Network Engineer
2 10 (32.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (29.03%) Voice Engineer
4 7 (22.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (19.35%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 6 (19.35%) Voice Network Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Design Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Implementation Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Network Support
6 4 (12.90%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Voice Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Data Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Designer
8 2 (6.45%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) PKI
2 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.68%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
4 2 (6.45%) Smart Meter
5 1 (3.23%) CLARiiON
5 1 (3.23%) Clustering
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.23%) Replication
5 1 (3.23%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
1 2 (6.45%) Unix
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Network Design
3 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
3 5 (16.13%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (12.90%) Network Architecture
4 4 (12.90%) Service Management
5 3 (9.68%) Change Control
5 3 (9.68%) Information Management
5 3 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (9.68%) Operations Management
5 3 (9.68%) Procure-to-pay
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Web Filtering
7 1 (3.23%) ITSM
7 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
1 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (54.84%) CCNP
3 6 (19.35%) CCIE
3 6 (19.35%) CCNP Voice
4 3 (9.68%) CCDP
5 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) MCSE
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.23%) CCA
6 1 (3.23%) CCDA
6 1 (3.23%) CCEE
6 1 (3.23%) CCNA
6 1 (3.23%) CCSA
6 1 (3.23%) CCSE
6 1 (3.23%) CCVP
6 1 (3.23%) CISSP
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.23%) MCSA
6 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.90%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (3.23%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.23%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (16.13%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (12.90%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (67.74%) Riverbed
3 16 (51.61%) Palo Alto
4 10 (32.26%) F5
4 10 (32.26%) SolarWinds
5 9 (29.03%) CheckPoint
5 9 (29.03%) HP
5 9 (29.03%) Juniper
6 8 (25.81%) Meraki
6 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.90%) 3Com
7 4 (12.90%) Blue Coat
7 4 (12.90%) Fortinet
8 3 (9.68%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (9.68%) Forcepoint
8 3 (9.68%) Polycom
9 2 (6.45%) BMC
9 2 (6.45%) IBM
9 2 (6.45%) Intel Security
9 2 (6.45%) VMware
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