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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 646 617
Rank change year-on-year +42 -29  
Contract jobs citing WAAS 1 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% 0.025% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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 6545 7942 7919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.47% 14.76% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 4754 4323
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 339 435
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 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 2 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 29 March 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 +48 1 - -
London +30 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 12 (92.31%) Wireless
2 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 11 (84.62%) Cisco
3 10 (76.92%) Juniper
3 10 (76.92%) CheckPoint
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (76.92%) F5
4 9 (69.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (69.23%) Palo Alto
5 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
5 8 (61.54%) Riverbed
6 7 (53.85%) Blue Coat
6 7 (53.85%) Aruba
7 6 (46.15%) Tufin
7 6 (46.15%) Finance
7 6 (46.15%) BIG-IP
7 6 (46.15%) DHCP
7 6 (46.15%) Project Management
8 5 (38.46%) LAN
8 5 (38.46%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 5 (38.46%) SolarWinds
8 5 (38.46%) TippingPoint
8 5 (38.46%) WAN
9 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
9 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
9 4 (30.77%) LogLogic
9 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (30.77%) Spanning Tree

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 (7.69%) IBM Domino
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Wireless
2 11 (84.62%) Firewall
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (69.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
6 6 (46.15%) BIG-IP
6 6 (46.15%) DHCP
7 5 (38.46%) LAN
7 5 (38.46%) WAN
8 4 (30.77%) DNS
8 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
8 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (30.77%) Internet
8 4 (30.77%) MPLS
8 4 (30.77%) OSPF
8 4 (30.77%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
9 3 (23.08%) HSRP
9 3 (23.08%) Junos
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Check Point Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Check Point Support
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) PMI
2 1 (7.69%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM
4 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCIE
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCNP
3 2 (15.38%) CCDP
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (7.69%) JNCIE
4 1 (7.69%) JNCIP
4 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) CheckPoint
2 10 (76.92%) F5
2 10 (76.92%) Juniper
3 9 (69.23%) Palo Alto
4 8 (61.54%) Riverbed
5 7 (53.85%) Aruba
5 7 (53.85%) Blue Coat
6 6 (46.15%) Tufin
7 5 (38.46%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 5 (38.46%) SolarWinds
7 5 (38.46%) TippingPoint
8 4 (30.77%) FireEye
8 4 (30.77%) LogLogic
8 4 (30.77%) Radianz
9 2 (15.38%) Avaya
10 1 (7.69%) Forcepoint
10 1 (7.69%) Infoblox
10 1 (7.69%) Nokia
10 1 (7.69%) Radware