The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for WAAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
England / London
Rank 401 417 403
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14  
Contract jobs citing WAAS 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.009% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.041% 0.072% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WAAS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2414 2791 2828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.57% 12.69% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1884 1817
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 81
Median hourly rate £42.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.81% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £12.80 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

WAAS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing WAAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAAS in London

WAAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAAS in London

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAAS 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 London region with a requirement for WAAS.

1 7 (100.00%) Wireless
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Juniper
2 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (85.71%) Riverbed
2 6 (85.71%) F5
2 6 (85.71%) Palo Alto
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (71.43%) Tufin
3 5 (71.43%) Aruba
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) Blue Coat
3 5 (71.43%) BIG-IP
4 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (57.14%) TippingPoint
4 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
4 4 (57.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (57.14%) Project Management
4 4 (57.14%) SolarWinds
4 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (57.14%) FireEye
5 3 (42.86%) LogLogic
5 3 (42.86%) Radianz
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) Wireshark

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Wireless
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) BIG-IP
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
6 2 (28.57%) Network Security
7 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
7 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (14.29%) FWSM
7 1 (14.29%) HSRP
7 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
7 1 (14.29%) Junos
7 1 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (14.29%) SSL
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCIE
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) F5
1 6 (85.71%) Juniper
1 6 (85.71%) Palo Alto
1 6 (85.71%) Riverbed
2 5 (71.43%) Aruba
2 5 (71.43%) Blue Coat
2 5 (71.43%) Tufin
3 4 (57.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (57.14%) FireEye
3 4 (57.14%) SolarWinds
3 4 (57.14%) TippingPoint
4 3 (42.86%) LogLogic
4 3 (42.86%) Radianz
5 1 (14.29%) Arista
5 1 (14.29%) Infoblox
5 1 (14.29%) Nokia