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 22 May 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
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 640 638
Rank change year-on-year +51 -2  
Contract jobs citing WAAS 7 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.009% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.060% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
Median daily rate £500 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £340 £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £463 £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 6012 8398 8316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.43% 15.69% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3584 5075 4598
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.46% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 380 471
Median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £25.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +12.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -21.77% +34.61%  

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 22 May 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 8 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 22 May 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 +54 7 £500 +33.33%
South East - 4 £500 -
London +15 3 - -
City of London -6 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £513 -
Berkshire - 2 £419 -
Tadworth - 1 £525 -
Reading - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (92.86%) Wireless
3 12 (85.71%) Firewall
4 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
4 11 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (78.57%) F5
4 11 (78.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (57.14%) Juniper
5 8 (57.14%) LAN
5 8 (57.14%) WAN
5 8 (57.14%) DHCP
6 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (50.00%) MPLS
6 7 (50.00%) OSPF
6 7 (50.00%) Palo Alto
7 6 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
7 6 (42.86%) Spanning Tree
7 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
7 6 (42.86%) Riverbed
7 6 (42.86%) EIGRP
7 6 (42.86%) Avaya
7 6 (42.86%) Internet
7 6 (42.86%) VoIP
7 6 (42.86%) WLAN
7 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
7 6 (42.86%) BIG-IP
8 5 (35.71%) IPsec
8 5 (35.71%) SSL
8 5 (35.71%) CCIE

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 13 (92.86%) Wireless
2 12 (85.71%) Firewall
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (57.14%) DHCP
4 8 (57.14%) LAN
4 8 (57.14%) WAN
5 7 (50.00%) MPLS
5 7 (50.00%) OSPF
5 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (42.86%) BIG-IP
6 6 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
6 6 (42.86%) EIGRP
6 6 (42.86%) Internet
6 6 (42.86%) Spanning Tree
6 6 (42.86%) VoIP
6 6 (42.86%) WLAN
7 5 (35.71%) DMVPN
7 5 (35.71%) HSRP
7 5 (35.71%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Network Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
1 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
1 2 (14.29%) Project Management
1 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) Network Design
2 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.14%) SIEM
2 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) CCIE
3 4 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (14.29%) CCDP
4 2 (14.29%) CCNA
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (7.14%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (7.14%) CCDA
5 1 (7.14%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
2 11 (78.57%) F5
3 8 (57.14%) Juniper
4 7 (50.00%) Palo Alto
5 6 (42.86%) Avaya
5 6 (42.86%) Riverbed
6 5 (35.71%) Aruba
6 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
7 3 (21.43%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (21.43%) LogLogic
7 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
7 3 (21.43%) TippingPoint
7 3 (21.43%) Tufin
8 2 (14.29%) Radianz
9 1 (7.14%) Forcepoint
9 1 (7.14%) McAfee
9 1 (7.14%) Nortel
9 1 (7.14%) Remedy
9 1 (7.14%) Symantec