Period
to 20 October 2018

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 6 months to 20 October 2018 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 243 237
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +38
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.058% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.065% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
City of London median daily rate £600 - £373
10th Percentile £424 - £347
90th Percentile £638 - £392
Central London median daily rate £600 - £373
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

WAN Optimisation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,996 6,119 5,848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.51% 89.22% 87.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,771 4,828 4,682
City of London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 54 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.12% -0.40%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.45 £31.28 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%

WAN Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WAN Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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

WAN Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WAN Optimisation.

1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) VPN
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) MPLS
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (87.50%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (75.00%) Migration
3 6 (75.00%) Polycom
3 6 (75.00%) Ethernet
3 6 (75.00%) WLAN
3 6 (75.00%) DNA
3 6 (75.00%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) Riverbed
5 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) IPsec
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
5 2 (25.00%) BGP
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) Reinsurance
6 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (12.50%) Forcepoint
6 1 (12.50%) Toshiba
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) Security Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) MPLS
1 8 (100.00%) VPN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (75.00%) Ethernet
2 6 (75.00%) WLAN
3 2 (25.00%) BGP
3 2 (25.00%) IPsec
3 2 (25.00%) OSPF
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) HSRP
4 1 (12.50%) ISDN
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) PSTN
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Architect
1 6 (75.00%) Network Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Domain Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Telephony Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) DNA
1 6 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) Polycom
3 2 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) Forcepoint
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Ivanti
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) Meraki
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Toshiba
4 1 (12.50%) VMware