The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 30 April 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
England / London
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 403 425 426
Rank change year-on-year +22 +1  
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.030% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.006% 0.036% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Median daily rate £325 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.57% -9.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £450 -
% change year-on-year -29.44% -  
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17346 19631 18371
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.74% 85.21% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12449 14284 12815
Median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 177 266
Median hourly rate £28.35 £21.78 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% +8.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

WAN Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

WAN Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN Optimisation in London

WAN Optimisation
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 WAN Optimisation within the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
City of London - 1 £325 - 1
WAN Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 London region with a requirement for WAN Optimisation.

1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Brocade
3 2 (50.00%) Polycom
3 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) Splunk
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) Dynatrace
4 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (25.00%) Presales
4 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security

WAN Optimisation
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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Support
1 2 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Network Support
1 2 (50.00%) Network Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Presales
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Aruba
3 2 (50.00%) Brocade
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Polycom
4 1 (25.00%) Dynatrace
4 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (25.00%) Splunk