Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 886 834 878
Rank change year-on-year -52 +44 -25
Contract jobs citing WAAS 4 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.014% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.029% 0.10% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 8
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -20.00%
10th Percentile £325 £330 £348
90th Percentile £485 £530 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £475 -
% change year-on-year -2.63% - -
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 13,566 12,725 15,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.36% 13.97% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,383 7,777 9,467
UK median daily rate £423 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +2.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £204 £208 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 735 707
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.21% -16.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.24 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.30% -20.40% +11.11%

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 26 May 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 4 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 26 May 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 -55 4 £450 -7.69% 1
UK excluding London -21 3 £463 -2.63%
South East -26 3 £463 -5.13%
London -53 1 £300 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WLAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) CCVP
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (25.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (25.00%) BYOD
2 1 (25.00%) Adaptive Security
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CCDA

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 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) PBX
2 1 (25.00%) SMTP
2 1 (25.00%) SNMP
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Adaptive Security
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
1 1 (25.00%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCDA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCVP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel