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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WAN Optimization
Rank 612 599 560
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -39
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 16 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.019% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.025% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 11
Average daily rate £375 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
-22.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - -

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
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 15 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 16 £375 -6.25% 5
London +9 7 £405 +4.51% 3
City of London +52 5 £405 -22.85%
Leeds - 4 £310 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £310 -
Yorkshire - 4 £310 -
South East +2 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 £275 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Reigate - 2 - -
North West - 2 £275 -
Chorley - 1 £275 -
Telford - 1 £400 -
Shropshire - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 33 (82.50%) Cisco
3 24 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (60.00%) Firewall
4 21 (52.50%) CCNP
5 18 (45.00%) Riverbed
6 17 (42.50%) Palo Alto
7 16 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (40.00%) LAN
7 16 (40.00%) Wireless
8 15 (37.50%) F5
9 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
9 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
10 12 (30.00%) SAN
10 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
11 11 (27.50%) SolarWinds
11 11 (27.50%) ITIL
11 11 (27.50%) Network Design
12 10 (25.00%) Windows
12 10 (25.00%) MPLS
12 10 (25.00%) Meraki
13 9 (22.50%) OSPF
13 9 (22.50%) Juniper
13 9 (22.50%) VPN
13 9 (22.50%) VMware
14 8 (20.00%) PKI
14 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
14 8 (20.00%) HP
14 8 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
15 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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%) NetWeaver
2 3 (7.50%) IIS
2 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (100.00%) WAN
2 24 (60.00%) Firewall
3 16 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (40.00%) LAN
3 16 (40.00%) Wireless
4 12 (30.00%) SAN
5 10 (25.00%) MPLS
6 9 (22.50%) OSPF
6 9 (22.50%) VPN
7 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (17.50%) DNS
7 7 (17.50%) IPsec
7 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
7 7 (17.50%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (17.50%) WLAN
8 6 (15.00%) BGP
9 5 (12.50%) DHCP
9 5 (12.50%) ISDN
10 4 (10.00%) SSL
10 4 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.00%) SAP HANA
2 4 (10.00%) Sybase IQ
3 2 (5.00%) GIS
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 4 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.00%) Law
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Network Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) SAP Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Senior IT Support
5 4 (10.00%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 3 (7.50%) Designer
6 3 (7.50%) Network Support
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Voice Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Voice Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (20.00%) PKI
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (10.00%) HACMP
3 4 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (5.00%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Linux
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) AIX
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) ITIL
1 11 (27.50%) Network Design
2 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.50%) Release Management
4 4 (10.00%) Change Control
4 4 (10.00%) High Availability
4 4 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.50%) PRINCE
5 3 (7.50%) Procure-to-pay
5 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) Service Management
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.00%) Information Management
6 2 (5.00%) Operations Management
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (52.50%) CCNP
3 6 (15.00%) CCIE
4 4 (10.00%) CCDP
4 4 (10.00%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (7.50%) CCA
5 3 (7.50%) CCEE
5 3 (7.50%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (7.50%) Degree
5 3 (7.50%) MCSA
5 3 (7.50%) MCSE
5 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.50%) CCDA
6 1 (2.50%) CCVP
6 1 (2.50%) CISSP
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) PowerHA
4 3 (7.50%) XenApp
5 1 (2.50%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.50%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.50%) UAG
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (10.00%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (5.00%) SCCM
4 2 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Cisco
2 18 (45.00%) Riverbed
3 17 (42.50%) Palo Alto
4 15 (37.50%) F5
5 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
5 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
6 11 (27.50%) SolarWinds
7 10 (25.00%) Meraki
8 9 (22.50%) Juniper
8 9 (22.50%) VMware
9 8 (20.00%) HP
10 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
11 6 (15.00%) Fortinet
11 6 (15.00%) IBM
12 5 (12.50%) Citrix
12 5 (12.50%) NetApp
13 4 (10.00%) EMC
13 4 (10.00%) Forcepoint
13 4 (10.00%) Intel Security
13 4 (10.00%) Oracle