Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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.

Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 629 586 593
Rank change year-on-year -43 +7 0
Contract jobs citing WAAS 5 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.011% 0.047% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.094% 0.34% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 9
London median daily rate £340 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.26% +14.71% -15.00%
10th Percentile £308 £360 £388
90th Percentile £388 £532 £550
England median daily rate £463 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -7.50% +17.65% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5329 6256 5948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.53% 13.93% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3583 4090 3922
London median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £218
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 141 180
London median hourly rate £19.64 £19.00 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.37% +1.58% -1.55%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.38 £50.00 £45.03
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

WAAS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS within the London region over the 6 months to 19 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
Central London -13 1 £400 -20.00%
WAAS
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) TestRail
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (40.00%) McAfee
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) CWNA
3 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) Sourcefire
3 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) WatchGuard
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (40.00%) SonicWALL

WAAS
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) TestRail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Information Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Security Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Security Solutions Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) Test Management
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Document Management
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CWNA
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Barracuda Networks
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) F5
1 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
1 2 (40.00%) McAfee
1 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
1 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (40.00%) SonicWALL
1 2 (40.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (40.00%) WatchGuard
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow