Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 784 863 807
Rank change year-on-year +79 -56 -15
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 65 13 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.069% 0.013% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.016% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 11 39
England median daily rate £440 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -7.41%
10th Percentile £381 £358 £290
90th Percentile £530 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £433 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +1.76% +13.33% -7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79631 81325 85624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.67% 84.17% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53568 54246 56450
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1862 2110 2524
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

WAN Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
West Midlands +61 39 £440 +25.89% 2
Midlands +57 39 £440 +25.89% 2
London +1 25 £425 -5.56% 1
East of England - 1 - - 2
WAN Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 65 (100.00%) WAN
1 65 (100.00%) Cisco
2 57 (87.69%) Firewall
3 52 (80.00%) Wireless
4 39 (60.00%) Data Centre
5 38 (58.46%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (55.38%) CheckPoint
6 36 (55.38%) CCNP
6 36 (55.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 36 (55.38%) Amazon AWS
7 34 (52.31%) Fortinet
8 28 (43.08%) McAfee
9 27 (41.54%) BGP
9 27 (41.54%) MPLS
9 27 (41.54%) OSPF
9 27 (41.54%) VPN
10 26 (40.00%) CCIE
11 24 (36.92%) FortiGate
12 23 (35.38%) Palo Alto
12 23 (35.38%) Network Design
13 22 (33.85%) Riverbed
13 22 (33.85%) Oracle
14 21 (32.31%) LAN
14 21 (32.31%) EIGRP
15 20 (30.77%) Finance
15 20 (30.77%) WLAN
15 20 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
15 20 (30.77%) Cisco Wireless
16 19 (29.23%) Cisco ASA

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 3 (4.62%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 36 (55.38%) Amazon AWS
1 36 (55.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 65 (100.00%) WAN
2 57 (87.69%) Firewall
3 52 (80.00%) Wireless
4 27 (41.54%) BGP
4 27 (41.54%) MPLS
4 27 (41.54%) OSPF
4 27 (41.54%) VPN
5 21 (32.31%) EIGRP
5 21 (32.31%) LAN
6 20 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
6 20 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
6 20 (30.77%) Cisco Wireless
6 20 (30.77%) WLAN
7 19 (29.23%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (29.23%) IPsec
8 18 (27.69%) Network Security
9 17 (26.15%) Software-Defined Networking
10 14 (21.54%) Internet
11 12 (18.46%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (16.92%) VLAN
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 16 (24.62%) Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (93.85%) Network Engineer
2 34 (52.31%) Cisco Engineer
2 34 (52.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 22 (33.85%) Implementation Engineer
3 22 (33.85%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 17 (26.15%) Design Engineer
4 17 (26.15%) Network Design Engineer
5 16 (24.62%) Lead Network Engineer
6 12 (18.46%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (16.92%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 10 (15.38%) Firewall Engineer
9 9 (13.85%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (7.69%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
11 4 (6.15%) Network Support
11 4 (6.15%) Network Support Engineer
11 4 (6.15%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 4 (6.15%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
12 2 (3.08%) NOC Engineer
12 2 (3.08%) Senior Cisco Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.54%) Windows
1 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) Network Design
2 14 (21.54%) Network Load Balancing
2 14 (21.54%) Network Packet Analysis
3 9 (13.85%) ITIL
3 9 (13.85%) ITIL V3
4 7 (10.77%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (10.77%) Workflow
5 6 (9.23%) Coaching
6 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.62%) Migration
6 3 (4.62%) Service Management
7 2 (3.08%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.08%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.54%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.54%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.54%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.54%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.54%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 38 (58.46%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (55.38%) CCNP
3 26 (40.00%) CCIE
4 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
4 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.23%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (9.23%) CISSP
6 4 (6.15%) CCNA
7 2 (3.08%) CCDA
7 2 (3.08%) CCIE Routing and Switching
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.54%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (36.92%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.54%) Nagios
2 1 (1.54%) SCCM
2 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 65 (100.00%) Cisco
2 36 (55.38%) CheckPoint
3 34 (52.31%) Fortinet
4 28 (43.08%) McAfee
5 23 (35.38%) Palo Alto
6 22 (33.85%) Oracle
6 22 (33.85%) Riverbed
7 17 (26.15%) Nokia
8 16 (24.62%) Aruba
9 15 (23.08%) F5
10 14 (21.54%) Blue Coat
10 14 (21.54%) BMC
10 14 (21.54%) IBM
11 9 (13.85%) HP
12 4 (6.15%) Citrix
13 3 (4.62%) Juniper
14 2 (3.08%) VMware
15 1 (1.54%) ForeScout
15 1 (1.54%) Mercator
15 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds