Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WAAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAAS over the 6 months to 14 August 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.

Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 813 873
Rank change year-on-year -40 +60 -19
Contract jobs citing WAAS 10 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.020% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.079% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 17
England median daily rate £438 £370 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.24% -22.11% -9.52%
10th Percentile £413 £304 £313
90th Percentile £484 £529 £510
UK median daily rate £438 £370 £475
% change year-on-year +18.24% -22.11% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
England median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £41.50 - -

WAAS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,580 12,118 15,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.46% 13.76% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,733 7,315 9,563
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £224
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £407 £400
% change year-on-year +4.55% +1.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 678 691
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.01% -27.28% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.97 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.58% -23.50% +21.95%

WAAS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WAAS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WAAS in England

WAAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAAS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAAS in England

WAAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAAS in England

WAAS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS within the England region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -23 5 £438 -12.50%
North West -13 3 - -
North of England -17 3 - - 2
London -27 2 - -
WAAS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAAS 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 England region with a requirement for WAAS.

1 8 (80.00%) LAN
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (40.00%) WLAN
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (30.00%) CCNA
5 3 (30.00%) CCDA
5 3 (30.00%) NetScreen
5 3 (30.00%) Avaya
5 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (30.00%) Internet
5 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) HTTPS
5 3 (30.00%) SSL
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) FTP
5 3 (30.00%) HTTP
5 3 (30.00%) SNMP
5 3 (30.00%) SMTP
5 3 (30.00%) PBX
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) Use Case

WAAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) WLAN
4 3 (30.00%) BGP
4 3 (30.00%) FTP
4 3 (30.00%) HTTP
4 3 (30.00%) HTTPS
4 3 (30.00%) Internet
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) NetScreen
4 3 (30.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) SMTP
4 3 (30.00%) SNMP
4 3 (30.00%) SSL
4 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (30.00%) Wireless
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) LAN Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Switch Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Data Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) BYOD
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (30.00%) Use Case
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Adaptive Security
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCDA
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
2 3 (30.00%) CCVP
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE Data Center
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Avaya
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Nortel
3 1 (10.00%) Apple