Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 864 849 858
Rank change year-on-year -15 +9 -28
Contract jobs citing WAAS 12 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.022% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.088% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 15
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +15.15% -13.16%
10th Percentile £332 £363 £371
90th Percentile £540 £538 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +31.25% -11.11% +80.00%
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 category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,583 14,845 15,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.54% 15.28% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,371 8,999 8,780
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 759 927
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.05 £49.46 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +4.65% -4.44%

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 18 January 2018.

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 7 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 18 January 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
England -2 12 £525 +10.53% 1
UK excluding London +1 7 £525 +31.25%
London -36 5 £340 -30.26% 1
South East -26 3 £525 +16.67%
North of England - 2 £375 -
North West - 2 £375 -
East of England - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 7 (58.33%) Cisco
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
1 7 (58.33%) Wireless
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) Juniper
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (41.67%) F5
3 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) FireEye
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (25.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (25.00%) Aruba
5 3 (25.00%) SCCM
5 3 (25.00%) TippingPoint
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
6 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
6 2 (16.67%) Ivanti
6 2 (16.67%) WatchGuard
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
1 7 (58.33%) Wireless
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) Multicast
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) PSTN
5 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) TestRail
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Information Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Solutions Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (16.67%) Android
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
1 2 (16.67%) Information Security
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Release Management
2 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (8.33%) Scrum
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) V-Model
2 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) CWNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) F5
2 5 (41.67%) Juniper
2 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
3 3 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 3 (25.00%) Aruba
3 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) FireEye
3 3 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 3 (25.00%) TippingPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (16.67%) Bloomberg
4 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 2 (16.67%) LogLogic
4 2 (16.67%) McAfee
4 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
4 2 (16.67%) TIBCO