The table below looks at the statistics for WAN Optimisation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WAN Optimization
Rank 643 618 603
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -15
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 5 42 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.072% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.089% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 27 20
Median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £296 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £441 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
44398 47091 44154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.09% 81.05% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29424 30767 27622
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1296 1206
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 5 £450 +20.00%
London -25 3 £450 +3.44%
Solihull 0 1 - -
West Midlands -26 1 - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WAN Optimisation.

1 23 (100.00%) WAN
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 16 (69.57%) Wireless
3 16 (69.57%) Riverbed
4 12 (52.17%) Network Design
5 11 (47.83%) LAN
6 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
6 9 (39.13%) Palo Alto
7 8 (34.78%) SolarWinds
8 7 (30.43%) Juniper
8 7 (30.43%) F5
8 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (26.09%) Unified Communications
9 6 (26.09%) OSPF
9 6 (26.09%) BGP
10 5 (21.74%) ITIL
11 4 (17.39%) IPsec
11 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
11 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (17.39%) TACACS
11 4 (17.39%) 3Com
11 4 (17.39%) ISDN
11 4 (17.39%) VoIP
11 4 (17.39%) DHCP
11 4 (17.39%) Ethernet
11 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) WAN
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 16 (69.57%) Wireless
4 11 (47.83%) LAN
5 6 (26.09%) BGP
5 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (26.09%) OSPF
5 6 (26.09%) Unified Communications
6 4 (17.39%) 3G
6 4 (17.39%) 4G
6 4 (17.39%) DDNS
6 4 (17.39%) DHCP
6 4 (17.39%) DSL
6 4 (17.39%) ISDN
6 4 (17.39%) Junos
6 4 (17.39%) MPLS
6 4 (17.39%) SAN
6 4 (17.39%) VLAN
6 4 (17.39%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Network Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Design Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Designer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Network Designer
5 2 (8.70%) Build Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Support
5 2 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Network Design
2 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Change Control
4 4 (17.39%) Information Management
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (17.39%) Operations Management
5 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.35%) Network Management
6 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.35%) Service Management
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) CCDA
4 2 (8.70%) CCIE
5 1 (4.35%) CCA
5 1 (4.35%) CCDP
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (69.57%) Riverbed
3 9 (39.13%) Palo Alto
4 8 (34.78%) SolarWinds
5 7 (30.43%) F5
5 7 (30.43%) Juniper
6 4 (17.39%) 3Com
6 4 (17.39%) Barracuda Networks
6 4 (17.39%) Brocade
6 4 (17.39%) HP
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.04%) Citrix
7 3 (13.04%) Meraki
8 2 (8.70%) Aruba
8 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
8 2 (8.70%) BMC
8 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
8 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
8 2 (8.70%) IBM
8 2 (8.70%) Intel Security