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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WAN Optimization
Rank 562 549 533
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -16
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 10 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.049% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.066% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 4
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£400 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £250 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate - £420 £308
% change year-on-year
- +36.58%
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
39170 38085 33220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.95% 74.82% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24752 22921 19759
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1021 1146 1205
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 26 February 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 24 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 26 February 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 -20 10 £400 +14.28% 6
London -1 7 £400 +19.40% 2
City of London +17 2 £525 +50.00%
South East -22 2 - - 1
Berkshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 40 (100.00%) WAN
2 20 (50.00%) Cisco
3 19 (47.50%) Windows
3 19 (47.50%) Riverbed
4 18 (45.00%) TCP/IP
4 18 (45.00%) SAN
5 17 (42.50%) LAN
6 15 (37.50%) MPLS
6 15 (37.50%) Firewall
6 15 (37.50%) VLAN
7 14 (35.00%) VPN
8 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
8 13 (32.50%) VMware
9 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (30.00%) Load Balancing
10 11 (27.50%) F5
10 11 (27.50%) CCNP
11 10 (25.00%) Citrix
11 10 (25.00%) BGP
11 10 (25.00%) Linux
11 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 10 (25.00%) High Availability
11 10 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
11 10 (25.00%) HSRP
11 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (22.50%) Cisco IPT
12 9 (22.50%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (22.50%) NetScaler
12 9 (22.50%) DNS
12 9 (22.50%) OSPF

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 4 (10.00%) IIS
1 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.00%) NetWeaver
1 4 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Office
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 5 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (100.00%) WAN
2 18 (45.00%) TCP/IP
2 18 (45.00%) SAN
3 17 (42.50%) LAN
4 15 (37.50%) MPLS
4 15 (37.50%) Firewall
4 15 (37.50%) VLAN
5 14 (35.00%) VPN
6 10 (25.00%) BGP
6 10 (25.00%) HSRP
7 9 (22.50%) NetScaler
7 9 (22.50%) OSPF
7 9 (22.50%) Wireless
7 9 (22.50%) Cisco IPT
7 9 (22.50%) DNS
8 6 (15.00%) HTTPS
8 6 (15.00%) Internet
8 6 (15.00%) VoIP
8 6 (15.00%) HTTP
8 6 (15.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.50%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
General
1 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.00%) Finance
3 3 (7.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Law
4 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Network Support
3 6 (15.00%) Architect
3 6 (15.00%) Consultant
3 6 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Network Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Voice Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Network Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Server Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Network Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.50%) Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Network Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) PKI
3 5 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (10.00%) HACMP
5 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.50%) FMCG
6 1 (2.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Linux
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 10 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 10 (25.00%) High Availability
3 7 (17.50%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (15.00%) ISMS
4 6 (15.00%) Information Assurance
5 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.00%) Service Management
6 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 4 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
7 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (7.50%) Release Management
7 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (27.50%) CCNP
3 3 (7.50%) CCIE
3 3 (7.50%) CCDP
3 3 (7.50%) CCVP
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) MCSA
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.00%) XenApp
2 4 (10.00%) vSphere
2 4 (10.00%) UAG
2 4 (10.00%) PowerHA
2 4 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Server
3 2 (5.00%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.50%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (10.00%) SCCM
2 4 (10.00%) SCOM
3 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Cisco
2 19 (47.50%) Riverbed
3 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 13 (32.50%) VMware
4 11 (27.50%) F5
5 10 (25.00%) Citrix
6 7 (17.50%) Juniper
6 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
7 6 (15.00%) Aruba
8 5 (12.50%) Brocade
8 5 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 5 (12.50%) Polycom
8 5 (12.50%) NetApp
8 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
9 4 (10.00%) HP
9 4 (10.00%) EMC
9 4 (10.00%) IBM
9 4 (10.00%) Oracle
9 4 (10.00%) Business Objects
9 4 (10.00%) SAP
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