Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 16 October 2018 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 661 620 678
Rank change year-on-year -41 +58 +1
Contract jobs citing WAAS 6 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.011% 0.031% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.075% 0.20% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 2
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £525 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +52.73% -27.63%
10th Percentile £411 £361 £319
90th Percentile £438 £540 £373
UK median daily rate £425 £513 £475
% change year-on-year -17.07% +7.89% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £41.50 - -

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,981 8,189 9,846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.55% 15.71% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,347 4,686 5,760
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £200 £175 £212
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 576 664
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.13 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.65% -23.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.34
UK median hourly rate £19.19 £19.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +1.01% -20.83% +20.00%

WAAS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for WAAS in the UK excluding London

WAAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAAS in the UK excluding London

WAAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAAS in the UK excluding London

WAAS
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding 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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
North West -4 4 £410 +9.33%
North of England -27 4 £410 +9.33%
South East -7 2 £425 -19.05% 1
WAAS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for WAAS.

1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (50.00%) WLAN
2 3 (50.00%) SSL
2 3 (50.00%) MPLS
2 3 (50.00%) OSPF
2 3 (50.00%) BGP
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 2 (33.33%) SMTP
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) SNMP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) PBX
3 2 (33.33%) DECT
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) CCDA
3 2 (33.33%) Nortel
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya

WAAS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) BGP
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) MPLS
2 3 (50.00%) OSPF
2 3 (50.00%) SSL
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) WLAN
3 2 (33.33%) DECT
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) PBX
3 2 (33.33%) SMTP
3 2 (33.33%) SNMP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) LAN Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Switch Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCDA
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) CCVP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Avaya
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Nortel
3 1 (16.67%) Brocade
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Meraki
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) VMware