The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for WAN Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

WAN Optimization
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 164 198
Rank change year-on-year +5 +34  
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.060% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.070% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £325 £373 £713
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.75% -47.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £365 £310
% change year-on-year +8.90% +17.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WAN Optimisation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2887 2854 4724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.15% 85.89% 81.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2218 2339 3709
Median daily rate £500 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 57
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

WAN Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing WAN Optimisation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN Optimisation in the City of London

WAN Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN Optimisation in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for WAN Optimisation.

1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (50.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) TACACS
4 1 (25.00%) CCIE
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (25.00%) IPsec

WAN Optimisation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) DMVPN
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) HSRP
3 1 (25.00%) IPsec
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Rollout Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Rollout Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCDA
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (50.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix