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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 572 551 569
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +18
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 18 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.037% 0.026%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.051% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
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£325 £360 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £163 £450
% change year-on-year
+103.07% -63.88%
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
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 24 July 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 23 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 24 July 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
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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 -18 16 £325 -9.72% 11
London +3 12 £325 -37.50% 8
City of London +23 2 £325 -9.72% 4
West Midlands - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
South East -13 1 £310 +148.00% 2
East of England -20 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £310 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Kent - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Bromsgrove - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Reading - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Channel Islands - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 39 (100.00%) WAN
2 24 (61.54%) Cisco
3 22 (56.41%) VoIP
4 21 (53.85%) Firewall
5 20 (51.28%) MPLS
5 20 (51.28%) Riverbed
6 19 (48.72%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (41.03%) Blue Coat
8 15 (38.46%) OSPF
8 15 (38.46%) BGP
8 15 (38.46%) TCP/IP
9 13 (33.33%) VPN
9 13 (33.33%) Windows
9 13 (33.33%) CCNP
9 13 (33.33%) SAN
9 13 (33.33%) SolarWinds
9 13 (33.33%) DMVPN
10 12 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (28.21%) LAN
11 11 (28.21%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (25.64%) Cisco CUCM
12 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
13 9 (23.08%) DNS
13 9 (23.08%) F5
13 9 (23.08%) VLAN
14 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
14 8 (20.51%) CCIE
14 8 (20.51%) WLAN

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (100.00%) WAN
2 22 (56.41%) VoIP
3 21 (53.85%) Firewall
4 20 (51.28%) MPLS
5 15 (38.46%) OSPF
5 15 (38.46%) BGP
5 15 (38.46%) TCP/IP
6 13 (33.33%) VPN
6 13 (33.33%) SAN
6 13 (33.33%) DMVPN
7 12 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (28.21%) LAN
8 11 (28.21%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (23.08%) DNS
9 9 (23.08%) VLAN
10 8 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (20.51%) WLAN
10 8 (20.51%) IPsec
11 7 (17.95%) Wireless
11 7 (17.95%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.26%) Legal
4 2 (5.13%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Network Support
4 5 (12.82%) Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Network Manager
4 5 (12.82%) Network Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Designer
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Designer
7 2 (5.13%) Network Services Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Server Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) J2EE
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (15.38%) PKI
3 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) Linux
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.82%) Change Management
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (12.82%) High Availability
3 5 (12.82%) Problem Management
3 5 (12.82%) Information Assurance
4 4 (10.26%) ISMS
4 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
4 4 (10.26%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (10.26%) Service Management
4 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Network Management
7 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) VBScript
2 1 (2.56%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (33.33%) CCNP
3 8 (20.51%) CCIE
4 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) CCNA
6 2 (5.13%) CCDP
6 2 (5.13%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) DFS Replication
2 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.82%) VMware Server
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (7.69%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.13%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.56%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (2.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Cisco
2 20 (51.28%) Riverbed
3 16 (41.03%) Blue Coat
4 13 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 9 (23.08%) F5
6 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
6 8 (20.51%) McAfee
7 7 (17.95%) Mitel
7 7 (17.95%) CheckPoint
8 6 (15.38%) NetApp
8 6 (15.38%) Fortinet
8 6 (15.38%) VMware
9 5 (12.82%) Polycom
10 4 (10.26%) HP
10 4 (10.26%) Avaya
10 4 (10.26%) Juniper
10 4 (10.26%) Citrix
11 3 (7.69%) Brocade
11 3 (7.69%) Websense
11 3 (7.69%) Aruba
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