Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 861 878 847
Rank change year-on-year +17 -31 +15
Contract jobs citing WAAS 17 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.011% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.082% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 20
UK median daily rate £400 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +10.53% +15.15%
10th Percentile £288 £365 £376
90th Percentile £464 £541 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £525 £400
% change year-on-year -42.86% +31.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 - -

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 12,762 13,447 14,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 13.41% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,669 8,327 8,826
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 680 744
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -15.56% +7.12%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 -4 17 £400 -23.81% 4
London +19 10 £413 +11.49% 4
UK excluding London -11 7 £300 -42.86%
North of England -1 3 £410 +9.33%
North West -2 3 £410 +9.33%
South West - 2 £300 -
South East -5 1 £300 -42.86%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 with a requirement for WAAS.

1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) PowerShell
2 10 (58.82%) Office 365
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (47.06%) SMTP
4 8 (47.06%) Algorithms
5 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (41.18%) IMAP
5 7 (41.18%) SharePoint
5 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
5 7 (41.18%) Task Automation
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco
6 6 (35.29%) Firewall
7 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
7 5 (29.41%) WAN
8 4 (23.53%) VPN
8 4 (23.53%) LAN
8 4 (23.53%) ITIL
8 4 (23.53%) SCCM
8 4 (23.53%) User Experience
8 4 (23.53%) Skype
8 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
9 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
9 3 (17.65%) Marketing

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 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
1 7 (41.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (58.82%) Office 365
2 3 (17.65%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) SMTP
2 7 (41.18%) IMAP
3 6 (35.29%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
5 4 (23.53%) LAN
5 4 (23.53%) Skype
5 4 (23.53%) VPN
6 3 (17.65%) BGP
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (17.65%) OSPF
6 3 (17.65%) SSL
6 3 (17.65%) Wireless
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (11.76%) DNS
7 2 (11.76%) EIGRP
7 2 (11.76%) Internet
7 2 (11.76%) IPsec
7 2 (11.76%) MPLS
7 2 (11.76%) SNMP
7 2 (11.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) AdminStudio
2 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (17.65%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Packager
3 2 (11.76%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Switch Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Server Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Algorithms
2 4 (23.53%) User Experience
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
5 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure Management
1 7 (41.18%) Task Automation
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (17.65%) Decision-Making
4 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) Software Licensing
4 2 (11.76%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.88%) Use Case
5 1 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCDA
2 1 (5.88%) CCIE
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) CCVP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco CME
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) Brocade
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) Meraki
5 1 (5.88%) Nortel
5 1 (5.88%) Riverbed