The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 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.

Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WAAS 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.052% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 - £475
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1312 1705 1827
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.18% 19.35% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 945 894
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 119 124
Median hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

WAAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

WAAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAAS in the South East

WAAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAAS in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAAS in the South East

WAAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAAS in the South East

WAAS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Berkshire - 2 £419 -
Surrey - 2 £513 -
WAAS
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region with a requirement for WAAS.

1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (60.00%) F5
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) Riverbed
3 3 (60.00%) Aruba
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (40.00%) Tufin
4 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) TippingPoint
4 2 (40.00%) LogLogic
5 1 (20.00%) Arista
5 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (20.00%) FireEye

WAAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) BGP
5 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (20.00%) MPLS
5 1 (20.00%) OSPF
5 1 (20.00%) PBX
5 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (20.00%) WLAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCDA
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (60.00%) Aruba
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) F5
3 3 (60.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (40.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (40.00%) LogLogic
4 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (40.00%) TippingPoint
4 2 (40.00%) Tufin
5 1 (20.00%) Arista
5 1 (20.00%) Avaya
5 1 (20.00%) FireEye
5 1 (20.00%) Nortel
5 1 (20.00%) Radianz