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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WAN Optimization
Rank 629 622 608
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 5 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.072% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.090% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 29 17
Median daily rate £475 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £438 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate - £320 £320
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
44125 46854 44293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.31% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 30464 27427
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1262 1199
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -20 5 £475 +11.76% 5
London -11 3 £475 +9.19% 4
West Midlands -35 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 29 (100.00%) WAN
1 29 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (72.41%) Wireless
2 21 (72.41%) Riverbed
3 19 (65.52%) Firewall
4 14 (48.28%) LAN
5 12 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (34.48%) Network Design
7 9 (31.03%) Load Balancing
7 9 (31.03%) Palo Alto
8 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (27.59%) SolarWinds
8 8 (27.59%) Juniper
9 7 (24.14%) VoIP
9 7 (24.14%) CCNP
9 7 (24.14%) F5
9 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
10 6 (20.69%) Unified Communications
10 6 (20.69%) ITIL
10 6 (20.69%) ISDN
10 6 (20.69%) OSPF
10 6 (20.69%) BGP
10 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (17.24%) IPsec
11 5 (17.24%) SAN
11 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
11 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
11 5 (17.24%) DNS
11 5 (17.24%) SSL
11 5 (17.24%) Microsoft

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) PaaS
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (100.00%) WAN
2 21 (72.41%) Wireless
3 19 (65.52%) Firewall
4 14 (48.28%) LAN
5 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (24.14%) VoIP
7 6 (20.69%) BGP
7 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (20.69%) ISDN
7 6 (20.69%) OSPF
7 6 (20.69%) Unified Communications
8 5 (17.24%) DNS
8 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
8 5 (17.24%) IPsec
8 5 (17.24%) SAN
8 5 (17.24%) SSL
8 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
9 4 (13.79%) 3G
9 4 (13.79%) DDNS
9 4 (13.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Network Engineer
2 12 (41.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (34.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Voice Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) Architect
5 5 (17.24%) Network Architect
6 4 (13.79%) Design Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Voice Network Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Cisco Architect
7 3 (10.34%) Cisco Network Architect
7 3 (10.34%) Designer
7 3 (10.34%) Network Designer
8 2 (6.90%) Data Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Network Support
8 2 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Cisco Support
9 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) XMPP
2 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) CLARiiON
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Network Design
2 9 (31.03%) Load Balancing
3 6 (20.69%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Change Control
4 4 (13.79%) Information Management
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
4 4 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (13.79%) Operations Management
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.45%) Network Management
6 1 (3.45%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.45%) Storage Virtualisation
6 1 (3.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
1 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (24.14%) CCNP
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) CCDA
4 2 (6.90%) CCIE
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (3.45%) CCA
5 1 (3.45%) CCDP
5 1 (3.45%) CCSA
5 1 (3.45%) CCSE
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.45%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.45%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.45%) MCSE
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (13.79%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (72.41%) Riverbed
3 9 (31.03%) Palo Alto
4 8 (27.59%) Juniper
4 8 (27.59%) SolarWinds
5 7 (24.14%) F5
6 5 (17.24%) HP
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.79%) 3Com
7 4 (13.79%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (13.79%) Brocade
8 3 (10.34%) Blue Coat
8 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
8 3 (10.34%) Citrix
8 3 (10.34%) Meraki
9 2 (6.90%) Aruba
9 2 (6.90%) BMC
9 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
9 2 (6.90%) IBM
9 2 (6.90%) Intel Security