The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 569 613 594
Rank change year-on-year +44 -19  
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 13 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.038% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.046% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 19
Median daily rate £398 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.14% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £453
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35981 41220 41210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.49% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23640 27663 26906
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 964 1142
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.05 £50.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

WAN Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN Optimisation in England

WAN Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN Optimisation in England

WAN Optimisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN Optimisation in England

WAN Optimisation
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 WAN Optimisation within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +31 7 £398 +13.73%
London +13 6 £413 -8.33% 2
WAN Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for WAN Optimisation.

1 21 (100.00%) WAN
2 18 (85.71%) Cisco
3 11 (52.38%) CCNP
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (47.62%) Firewall
5 9 (42.86%) VPN
6 8 (38.10%) CCNA
6 8 (38.10%) Wireless
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
7 7 (33.33%) Riverbed
8 6 (28.57%) Palo Alto
8 6 (28.57%) Network Design
9 5 (23.81%) LAN
9 5 (23.81%) Oracle
9 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (23.81%) Fortinet
10 4 (19.05%) Network Security
10 4 (19.05%) Degree
10 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (19.05%) WLAN
10 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
10 4 (19.05%) Finance
10 4 (19.05%) Blue Coat
10 4 (19.05%) ProxySG
11 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
11 3 (14.29%) Migration
11 3 (14.29%) Workflow

WAN Optimisation
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 2 (9.52%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) WAN
2 10 (47.62%) Firewall
3 9 (42.86%) VPN
4 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (38.10%) Wireless
5 5 (23.81%) LAN
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (19.05%) Network Security
6 4 (19.05%) WLAN
7 3 (14.29%) BGP
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
7 3 (14.29%) IPsec
7 3 (14.29%) MPLS
7 3 (14.29%) OSPF
8 2 (9.52%) HSRP
8 2 (9.52%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (9.52%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (9.52%) TACACS
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Design Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Implementation Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Network Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Network Design Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Blue Coat Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Network Design
2 3 (14.29%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 3 (14.29%) Workflow
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
3 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) IT Strategy
3 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Presales
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.76%) Network Management
4 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) CCNP
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (38.10%) CCNA
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 3 (14.29%) CCIE
5 1 (4.76%) CCDA
5 1 (4.76%) CCIE Routing and Switching
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 6 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
4 5 (23.81%) Fortinet
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle
5 4 (19.05%) Blue Coat
6 3 (14.29%) Juniper
6 3 (14.29%) McAfee
6 3 (14.29%) Nokia
7 2 (9.52%) Citrix
7 2 (9.52%) Dynatrace
7 2 (9.52%) HP
7 2 (9.52%) Splunk
8 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
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