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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 644 633
Rank change year-on-year +47 -11  
Contract jobs citing WAAS 13 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.019% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Median daily rate £500 £375 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -26.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £291 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 - £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

WAAS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WAAS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 16 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 13 £500 +33.33% 2
South East - 4 £500 -
London -2 3 - - 2
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
City of London -1 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £419 -
Surrey - 2 £513 -
North West - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 £313 -
Derbyshire - 1 £313 -
Reading - 1 £500 -
Derby - 1 £313 -
Tadworth - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) F5
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (57.14%) Wireless
4 7 (50.00%) Firewall
5 6 (42.86%) LAN
5 6 (42.86%) WAN
5 6 (42.86%) DHCP
5 6 (42.86%) CheckPoint
5 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (35.71%) Juniper
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (35.71%) MPLS
6 5 (35.71%) OSPF
6 5 (35.71%) VoIP
7 4 (28.57%) IPsec
7 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
7 4 (28.57%) BIG-IP
7 4 (28.57%) WLAN
7 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 4 (28.57%) VPN
7 4 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (28.57%) EIGRP
7 4 (28.57%) Avaya
7 4 (28.57%) Riverbed
7 4 (28.57%) HSRP
7 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
8 3 (21.43%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (21.43%) Palo Alto
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco Wireless

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 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (57.14%) Wireless
3 7 (50.00%) Firewall
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (42.86%) DHCP
4 6 (42.86%) LAN
4 6 (42.86%) WAN
5 5 (35.71%) MPLS
5 5 (35.71%) OSPF
5 5 (35.71%) VoIP
6 4 (28.57%) BIG-IP
6 4 (28.57%) EIGRP
6 4 (28.57%) HSRP
6 4 (28.57%) IPsec
6 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (28.57%) VPN
6 4 (28.57%) WLAN
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (21.43%) DMVPN
7 3 (21.43%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Network Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Expert
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Change Control
2 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCIE
3 2 (14.29%) CCIE Security
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) CCDA
4 1 (7.14%) CCVP
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (7.14%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) F5
3 6 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 5 (35.71%) Juniper
5 4 (28.57%) Avaya
5 4 (28.57%) Riverbed
6 3 (21.43%) Aruba
6 3 (21.43%) Blue Coat
6 3 (21.43%) Palo Alto
7 2 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) LogLogic
7 2 (14.29%) SAP
7 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 2 (14.29%) TippingPoint
8 1 (7.14%) Arista
8 1 (7.14%) FireEye
8 1 (7.14%) Infoblox
8 1 (7.14%) Nortel
8 1 (7.14%) Tufin