Period
to 17 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 August 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)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 862 885
Rank change year-on-year +32 +23 -33
Contract jobs citing WAAS 18 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.024% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 12
UK median daily rate £370 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.11% -9.52% +55.56%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £463
90th Percentile £529 £505 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £344 £475
% change year-on-year +45.45% -27.63% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13225 17127 16250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.82% 15.74% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7928 10383 9139
UK median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 825 962
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +21.65% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £26.00 £20.77
% change year-on-year -28.85% +25.20% +6.50%

WAAS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WAAS in the UK

WAAS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAAS in the UK

WAAS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAAS over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAAS in the UK

WAAS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAAS in the UK

WAAS
Top 9 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 17 August 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
England +58 18 £370 -22.11%
UK excluding London +67 11 £500 +45.45%
London -5 7 £340 -28.42%
North of England - 6 - -
South East - 4 £500 -
North West - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
East Midlands - 1 £313 -
Midlands - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 with a requirement for WAAS.

1 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) F5
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (44.44%) Wireless
4 7 (38.89%) Firewall
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (33.33%) Juniper
5 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 6 (33.33%) LAN
5 6 (33.33%) WAN
5 6 (33.33%) DHCP
6 5 (27.78%) VoIP
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (27.78%) MPLS
6 5 (27.78%) OSPF
7 4 (22.22%) Citrix
7 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
7 4 (22.22%) IPsec
7 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
7 4 (22.22%) Avaya
7 4 (22.22%) WLAN
7 4 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 4 (22.22%) VPN
7 4 (22.22%) Riverbed
7 4 (22.22%) HSRP
7 4 (22.22%) Change Control
7 4 (22.22%) BIG-IP
7 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
8 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

WAAS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (44.44%) Wireless
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (33.33%) DHCP
4 6 (33.33%) LAN
4 6 (33.33%) WAN
5 5 (27.78%) MPLS
5 5 (27.78%) OSPF
5 5 (27.78%) VoIP
6 4 (22.22%) BIG-IP
6 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
6 4 (22.22%) HSRP
6 4 (22.22%) IPsec
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) VPN
6 4 (22.22%) WLAN
7 3 (16.67%) DMVPN
7 3 (16.67%) Internet
7 3 (16.67%) SSL
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) TestRail
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Network Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Expert
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Network Design Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Change Control
2 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Test Management
3 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
4 1 (5.56%) V-Model
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCIE
3 2 (11.11%) CCIE Security
3 2 (11.11%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) CCNP
4 1 (5.56%) CCDA
4 1 (5.56%) CCVP
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (5.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) F5
3 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 6 (33.33%) Juniper
4 4 (22.22%) Avaya
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) Riverbed
5 3 (16.67%) Aruba
5 3 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 3 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 3 (16.67%) SAP
6 2 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) LogLogic
6 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 2 (11.11%) TippingPoint
7 1 (5.56%) Infoblox
7 1 (5.56%) Nortel
7 1 (5.56%) Radianz
7 1 (5.56%) Tufin