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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 568 543 546
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 24 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.053% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.071% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 7
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£425 £403 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +34.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £270 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £449 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £411 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +37.08%
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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 19 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 December 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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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 -32 23 £425 +5.59% 1
London +25 21 £425 +70.00% 1
City of London +10 5 £425 -10.52%
South East - 2 £400 -
East Sussex - 2 £400 -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
Hertford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Telford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 56 (100.00%) WAN
2 32 (57.14%) Windows
3 31 (55.36%) SAN
4 29 (51.79%) TCP/IP
5 26 (46.43%) Riverbed
6 25 (44.64%) Firewall
7 24 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 23 (41.07%) Cisco
9 22 (39.29%) VMware
10 21 (37.50%) LAN
11 20 (35.71%) VPN
12 19 (33.93%) Linux
12 19 (33.93%) VLAN
12 19 (33.93%) High Availability
12 19 (33.93%) Network Load Balancing
13 18 (32.14%) F5
14 17 (30.36%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (28.57%) MPLS
16 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
16 15 (26.79%) Blue Coat
16 15 (26.79%) Load Balancing
17 14 (25.00%) HSRP
17 14 (25.00%) DNS
17 14 (25.00%) VoIP
17 14 (25.00%) BGP
17 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
18 13 (23.21%) Citrix
18 13 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
18 13 (23.21%) OSPF
18 13 (23.21%) IPsec

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (12.50%) IIS
1 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 7 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 7 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (10.71%) NetWeaver
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 8 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (100.00%) WAN
2 31 (55.36%) SAN
3 29 (51.79%) TCP/IP
4 25 (44.64%) Firewall
5 21 (37.50%) LAN
6 20 (35.71%) VPN
7 19 (33.93%) VLAN
8 16 (28.57%) MPLS
9 14 (25.00%) BGP
9 14 (25.00%) DNS
9 14 (25.00%) VoIP
9 14 (25.00%) HSRP
10 13 (23.21%) NetScaler
10 13 (23.21%) OSPF
10 13 (23.21%) Cisco IPT
10 13 (23.21%) IPsec
11 12 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (19.64%) DMVPN
13 10 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (17.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.93%) SAP HANA
5 2 (3.57%) Data Mining
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Law
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Analyst
2 10 (17.86%) Network Support
3 9 (16.07%) Architect
4 8 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Network Manager
4 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (12.50%) Network Administrator
5 7 (12.50%) Administrator
6 6 (10.71%) Consultant
6 6 (10.71%) SAP Architect
7 5 (8.93%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Voice Consultant
7 5 (8.93%) Network Consultant
7 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Network Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Network Operations Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (19.64%) PKI
3 9 (16.07%) HACMP
4 5 (8.93%) Blackberry
4 5 (8.93%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 19 (33.93%) Linux
3 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.07%) AIX
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Network Load Balancing
1 19 (33.93%) High Availability
2 15 (26.79%) Load Balancing
3 12 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (19.64%) Information Assurance
5 10 (17.86%) ISMS
6 9 (16.07%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (16.07%) Change Management
6 9 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (8.93%) Capacity Management
8 5 (8.93%) Release Management
8 5 (8.93%) Service Management
8 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.14%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (5.36%) Knowledge Management
11 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) SQL
1 3 (5.36%) VBScript
1 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (21.43%) CCNP
3 7 (12.50%) CCDP
3 7 (12.50%) CCVP
4 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Degree
5 1 (1.79%) CCIE
5 1 (1.79%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.07%) VMware ESX
3 9 (16.07%) PowerHA
4 7 (12.50%) XenApp
4 7 (12.50%) vSphere
4 7 (12.50%) UAG
5 6 (10.71%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (7.14%) VMware Server
6 4 (7.14%) DFS Replication
7 3 (5.36%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (17.86%) SCOM
3 7 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
3 7 (12.50%) SCCM
4 3 (5.36%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (46.43%) Riverbed
2 24 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 23 (41.07%) Cisco
4 22 (39.29%) VMware
5 18 (32.14%) F5
6 15 (26.79%) Blue Coat
7 13 (23.21%) Citrix
8 12 (21.43%) Juniper
9 11 (19.64%) SolarWinds
10 10 (17.86%) Websense
11 9 (16.07%) NetApp
11 9 (16.07%) IBM
11 9 (16.07%) SAP
11 9 (16.07%) EMC
12 7 (12.50%) HP
12 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
13 6 (10.71%) Aruba
13 6 (10.71%) Oracle
13 6 (10.71%) Business Objects
14 5 (8.93%) Mitel
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