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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WAN Optimization
Rank 574 568 545
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 15 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.038% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.050% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 2
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£463 £351 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.76% +18.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £255 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate - £415 £295
% change year-on-year
- +40.67%
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
41890 39937 34135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.95% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26101 24544 20460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1180 1127 1112
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 30 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 31 March 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 -11 15 £463 +31.39% 8
London +1 7 £463 +33.09% 2
City of London +14 4 £525 +49.57%
South East -28 2 - - 1
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 4
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Horsham - - - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 24 (60.00%) Cisco
3 19 (47.50%) MPLS
4 18 (45.00%) Windows
4 18 (45.00%) Firewall
5 16 (40.00%) LAN
5 16 (40.00%) Riverbed
6 15 (37.50%) SAN
7 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (35.00%) VPN
7 14 (35.00%) VLAN
8 13 (32.50%) CCNP
8 13 (32.50%) Blue Coat
9 12 (30.00%) VMware
9 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
9 12 (30.00%) TCP/IP
10 11 (27.50%) OSPF
10 11 (27.50%) CheckPoint
10 11 (27.50%) Linux
11 10 (25.00%) Wireless
11 10 (25.00%) Citrix
11 10 (25.00%) F5
12 9 (22.50%) High Availability
12 9 (22.50%) Network Load Balancing
12 9 (22.50%) DMVPN
12 9 (22.50%) HSRP
12 9 (22.50%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (22.50%) BGP
12 9 (22.50%) DNS

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 3 (7.50%) NetWeaver
2 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
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 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (100.00%) WAN
2 19 (47.50%) MPLS
3 18 (45.00%) Firewall
4 16 (40.00%) LAN
5 15 (37.50%) SAN
6 14 (35.00%) VLAN
6 14 (35.00%) VPN
7 12 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 11 (27.50%) OSPF
9 10 (25.00%) Wireless
10 9 (22.50%) BGP
10 9 (22.50%) DNS
10 9 (22.50%) DMVPN
10 9 (22.50%) HSRP
11 8 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (17.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (17.50%) WLAN
13 6 (15.00%) HTTPS
13 6 (15.00%) VoIP
13 6 (15.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
General
1 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Law
3 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Network Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Network Support
3 6 (15.00%) Architect
3 6 (15.00%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Consultant
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
6 3 (7.50%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Server Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Network Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Product Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) PKI
3 5 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (7.50%) HACMP
5 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.00%) FlexPod
6 1 (2.50%) FMCG
6 1 (2.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Linux
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Network Load Balancing
1 9 (22.50%) High Availability
1 9 (22.50%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (15.00%) Service Management
3 6 (15.00%) ISMS
3 6 (15.00%) Information Assurance
4 4 (10.00%) Change Management
4 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.50%) Network Design
5 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (5.00%) QMS
6 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (5.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (32.50%) CCNP
3 4 (10.00%) CCNA
3 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) CCIE
4 3 (7.50%) Degree
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.50%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.00%) XenApp
3 4 (10.00%) vSphere
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (7.50%) PowerHA
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Server
5 2 (5.00%) ProxySG
5 2 (5.00%) UAG
5 2 (5.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (7.50%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) SCOM
3 2 (5.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Cisco
2 16 (40.00%) Riverbed
3 13 (32.50%) Blue Coat
4 12 (30.00%) VMware
4 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (27.50%) CheckPoint
6 10 (25.00%) Citrix
6 10 (25.00%) F5
7 6 (15.00%) Aruba
7 6 (15.00%) Fortinet
7 6 (15.00%) IBM
7 6 (15.00%) NetApp
8 5 (12.50%) Juniper
8 5 (12.50%) McAfee
8 5 (12.50%) Oracle
8 5 (12.50%) Polycom
8 5 (12.50%) Brocade
8 5 (12.50%) SolarWinds
9 4 (10.00%) Mitel
9 4 (10.00%) HP
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