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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 579 558 602
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +44
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 33 28 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.053% 0.003%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.077% 0.072% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 1
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£350 £360 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +37.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £401 -
% change year-on-year
-20.24% -
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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 -4 32 £350 -2.77% 4
London +21 26 £363 +1.82% 3
City of London +28 5 £350 -1.40% 1
South East - 5 £315 -
Hampshire - 3 £315 -
West Midlands -19 1 - - 1
Channel Islands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Reading - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 48 (100.00%) WAN
2 23 (47.92%) Windows
2 23 (47.92%) SAN
2 23 (47.92%) Riverbed
3 22 (45.83%) Firewall
4 21 (43.75%) Cisco
4 21 (43.75%) TCP/IP
5 18 (37.50%) VoIP
5 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 18 (37.50%) F5
6 17 (35.42%) SolarWinds
6 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
6 17 (35.42%) VMware
7 16 (33.33%) VPN
8 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (29.17%) LAN
9 14 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (29.17%) CCNP
9 14 (29.17%) Blue Coat
10 12 (25.00%) Juniper
10 12 (25.00%) MPLS
11 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
11 11 (22.92%) Finance
11 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (20.83%) VLAN
12 10 (20.83%) Network Load Balancing
12 10 (20.83%) High Availability
12 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (12.50%) IIS
4 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (6.25%) NetWeaver
6 2 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (100.00%) WAN
2 23 (47.92%) SAN
3 22 (45.83%) Firewall
4 21 (43.75%) TCP/IP
5 18 (37.50%) VoIP
6 16 (33.33%) VPN
7 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (29.17%) LAN
9 12 (25.00%) MPLS
10 10 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (20.83%) VLAN
10 10 (20.83%) IPsec
10 10 (20.83%) BGP
11 9 (18.75%) DNS
11 9 (18.75%) OSPF
11 9 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 9 (18.75%) DMVPN
12 8 (16.67%) WLAN
13 7 (14.58%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (14.58%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (6.25%) SAP HANA
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Legal
3 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Analyst
2 11 (22.92%) Network Manager
3 9 (18.75%) Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Administrator
4 7 (14.58%) Network Administrator
5 6 (12.50%) Network Support
5 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (10.42%) Network Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) SAP Architect
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Network Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Systems Designer
8 3 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
8 3 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Designer
9 2 (4.17%) Network Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) HACMP
3 5 (10.42%) Blackberry
3 5 (10.42%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (20.83%) Linux
4 6 (12.50%) AIX
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Network Load Balancing
1 10 (20.83%) High Availability
2 9 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 7 (14.58%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (10.42%) Service Management
5 5 (10.42%) Change Management
5 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (10.42%) Information Assurance
5 5 (10.42%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (8.33%) ISMS
6 4 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.25%) ITIL
7 3 (6.25%) Release Management
7 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (6.25%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (6.25%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
1 3 (6.25%) VBScript
1 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (29.17%) CCNP
2 7 (14.58%) CCDP
2 7 (14.58%) CCVP
3 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) CCNA
4 2 (4.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.58%) vSphere
4 6 (12.50%) UAG
4 6 (12.50%) PowerHA
4 6 (12.50%) XenApp
4 6 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 5 (10.42%) DFS Replication
5 5 (10.42%) VMware Server
6 3 (6.25%) ISA Server
6 3 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
1 9 (18.75%) SCCM
1 9 (18.75%) SCOM
2 8 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.17%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Riverbed
2 21 (43.75%) Cisco
3 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 18 (37.50%) F5
4 17 (35.42%) SolarWinds
4 17 (35.42%) VMware
5 14 (29.17%) Blue Coat
6 12 (25.00%) Juniper
7 10 (20.83%) Websense
8 9 (18.75%) NetApp
9 7 (14.58%) Mitel
10 6 (12.50%) IBM
10 6 (12.50%) Citrix
10 6 (12.50%) Avaya
10 6 (12.50%) HP
10 6 (12.50%) EMC
10 6 (12.50%) SAP
11 5 (10.42%) CheckPoint
12 4 (8.33%) IronPort
12 4 (8.33%) McAfee
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