Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 845 792 838
Rank change year-on-year -53 +46 -15
Contract jobs citing WAAS 5 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.006% 0.017% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.041% 0.12% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
England median daily rate £450 £488 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £325 £366 £313
90th Percentile £485 £531 £478
UK median daily rate £450 £488 £375
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 12,196 11,705 14,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.42% 13.97% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,499 7,123 8,949
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £221
90th Percentile £600 £587 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 673 639
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.38 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.20% -22.48% +16.96%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.76 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.09 £20.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -4.55% -23.81% +22.09%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAAS in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 June 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 -7 3 £463 -5.13%
London -41 2 £300 - 1
WAAS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) WLAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) DMVPN
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (20.00%) Multicast
3 1 (20.00%) BYOD
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (20.00%) Adaptive Security
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE Data Center
3 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS

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 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) DMVPN
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) WLAN
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) FTP
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) Multicast
3 1 (20.00%) SMTP
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
1 1 (20.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) BYOD
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Adaptive Security
1 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Release Management
1 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCDA
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE Data Center
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCVP
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Nortel