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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WAN Optimization
Rank 576 530 534
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 7 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.048% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.018% 0.064% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 2
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£388 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £455 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 27 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 30 January 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 -34 7 £388 -7.73% 8
London -4 6 £375 +50.00% 3
South East -3 1 £400 - 2
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Shropshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Telford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 49 (100.00%) WAN
2 28 (57.14%) SAN
3 27 (55.10%) Windows
4 24 (48.98%) TCP/IP
5 23 (46.94%) Riverbed
6 22 (44.90%) Cisco
7 21 (42.86%) LAN
7 21 (42.86%) VMware
8 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
9 19 (38.78%) Firewall
10 17 (34.69%) F5
11 15 (30.61%) High Availability
11 15 (30.61%) Load Balancing
11 15 (30.61%) Network Load Balancing
11 15 (30.61%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (30.61%) VLAN
11 15 (30.61%) Linux
11 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
12 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (26.53%) Citrix
13 13 (26.53%) CCNP
13 13 (26.53%) MPLS
13 13 (26.53%) VPN
14 12 (24.49%) Juniper
14 12 (24.49%) Cisco IPT
14 12 (24.49%) Cisco CUCM
14 12 (24.49%) NetScaler
15 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (22.45%) Active Directory

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
1 7 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
1 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 7 (14.29%) IIS
2 6 (12.24%) NetWeaver
3 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) MS Office
2 5 (10.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (100.00%) WAN
2 28 (57.14%) SAN
3 24 (48.98%) TCP/IP
4 21 (42.86%) LAN
5 19 (38.78%) Firewall
6 15 (30.61%) VLAN
7 13 (26.53%) MPLS
7 13 (26.53%) VPN
8 12 (24.49%) Cisco IPT
8 12 (24.49%) NetScaler
9 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (20.41%) BGP
10 10 (20.41%) HSRP
11 9 (18.37%) OSPF
11 9 (18.37%) DNS
11 9 (18.37%) VoIP
12 8 (16.33%) Wireless
12 8 (16.33%) IPsec
13 7 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (12.24%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
4 5 (10.20%) SAP HANA
5 2 (4.08%) Data Mining
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Law
5 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Architect
1 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 8 (16.33%) Network Support
3 7 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Consultant
4 6 (12.24%) Network Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Administrator
4 6 (12.24%) Network Administrator
4 6 (12.24%) Network Manager
4 6 (12.24%) SAP Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Voice Consultant
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Network Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Network Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Server Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.37%) HACMP
3 6 (12.24%) PKI
4 5 (10.20%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
6 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.04%) SWIFT
7 1 (2.04%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 27 (55.10%) Windows
2 15 (30.61%) Linux
3 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (18.37%) AIX
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) High Availability
1 15 (30.61%) Load Balancing
1 15 (30.61%) Network Load Balancing
2 10 (20.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (18.37%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (12.24%) Service Management
5 6 (12.24%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (12.24%) Information Assurance
5 6 (12.24%) ISMS
6 5 (10.20%) Capacity Management
6 5 (10.20%) Release Management
6 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.16%) Change Management
7 4 (8.16%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 4 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.08%) Migration
9 2 (4.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) VBScript
2 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (26.53%) CCNP
3 6 (12.24%) CCDP
3 6 (12.24%) CCVP
4 3 (6.12%) CCIE
5 2 (4.08%) CCNA
6 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.37%) PowerHA
2 9 (18.37%) VMware ESX
3 7 (14.29%) vSphere
3 7 (14.29%) UAG
3 7 (14.29%) XenApp
4 6 (12.24%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (4.08%) ISA Server
5 2 (4.08%) VMware Server
5 2 (4.08%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (18.37%) SCOM
3 7 (14.29%) SCCM
4 6 (12.24%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Riverbed
2 22 (44.90%) Cisco
3 21 (42.86%) VMware
4 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
5 17 (34.69%) F5
6 13 (26.53%) Citrix
7 12 (24.49%) Juniper
8 9 (18.37%) EMC
8 9 (18.37%) IBM
8 9 (18.37%) SAP
9 8 (16.33%) Websense
9 8 (16.33%) Blue Coat
9 8 (16.33%) SolarWinds
10 7 (14.29%) NetApp
11 6 (12.24%) Business Objects
11 6 (12.24%) Oracle
11 6 (12.24%) CheckPoint
11 6 (12.24%) HP
11 6 (12.24%) Aruba
12 5 (10.20%) Polycom
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