Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 871 870
Rank change year-on-year +37 -1 -34
Contract jobs citing WAAS 21 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.025% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.16% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 8
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £421
90th Percentile £538 £526 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £344 £475
% change year-on-year +52.73% -27.63% +90.00%
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 13705 16771 15795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.81% 15.73% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8326 10205 9028
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £581 £575 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 849 1038
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -24.51% +27.50% -

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 October 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 10 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 October 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 +36 21 £513 +7.89%
UK excluding London +43 16 £525 +52.73%
North of England - 8 £375 -
London -27 5 £340 -28.42%
North West - 5 £375 -
South East - 5 £525 -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Midlands +36 1 £313 -
East Midlands - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 16 (76.19%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) F5
3 10 (47.62%) Juniper
3 10 (47.62%) Firewall
3 10 (47.62%) Wireless
4 9 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (33.33%) Windows
5 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (33.33%) Palo Alto
6 6 (28.57%) Riverbed
6 6 (28.57%) Aruba
7 5 (23.81%) TippingPoint
7 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat
7 5 (23.81%) DNS
7 5 (23.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
8 4 (19.05%) FireEye
8 4 (19.05%) LogLogic
8 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (19.05%) Citrix
8 4 (19.05%) DHCP
8 4 (19.05%) BIG-IP
8 4 (19.05%) SCCM
8 4 (19.05%) SolarWinds
8 4 (19.05%) Change Control
9 3 (14.29%) FMCG

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Firewall
1 10 (47.62%) Wireless
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (23.81%) DNS
5 4 (19.05%) BIG-IP
5 4 (19.05%) DHCP
5 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (14.29%) LAN
6 3 (14.29%) Multicast
6 3 (14.29%) Network Security
6 3 (14.29%) VPN
6 3 (14.29%) WAN
6 3 (14.29%) Wireshark
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (9.52%) PSTN
8 1 (4.76%) Wireless Security
8 1 (4.76%) WPA2
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
1 2 (9.52%) TestRail
2 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Expert
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Information Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Network Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Security Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Security Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Rendezvous
2 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) FMCG
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
3 2 (9.52%) Android
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
3 2 (9.52%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Change Control
2 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
3 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Information Security
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
3 2 (9.52%) Test Management
3 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
3 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CCNP
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.52%) CWNA
2 1 (4.76%) CCIE
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) BitLocker
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) F5
3 10 (47.62%) Juniper
4 7 (33.33%) Palo Alto
5 6 (28.57%) Aruba
5 6 (28.57%) Riverbed
6 5 (23.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat
6 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
6 5 (23.81%) TippingPoint
7 4 (19.05%) Citrix
7 4 (19.05%) FireEye
7 4 (19.05%) LogLogic
7 4 (19.05%) SolarWinds
8 3 (14.29%) SAP
9 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
9 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (9.52%) SonicWALL
9 2 (9.52%) Sourcefire
9 2 (9.52%) WatchGuard