Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 890 843 890
Rank change year-on-year -47 +47 -10
Contract jobs citing WAAS 10 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.018% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.073% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 20
UK median daily rate £438 £370 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.24% -22.11% -5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £304 £313
90th Percentile £484 £529 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £500 £344
% change year-on-year -12.50% +45.45% -27.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -

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 13,697 12,991 16,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.41% 13.55% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,386 7,799 10,194
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 763 736 811
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -28.00% +21.95%

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 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 6 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 21 August 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 -13 10 £438 +18.24% 3
UK excluding London -34 8 £438 -12.50% 3
South East -24 5 £438 -12.50%
North West -14 3 - - 1
North of England -18 3 - - 3
London -20 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 8 (80.00%) LAN
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (40.00%) WLAN
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (30.00%) CCNA
5 3 (30.00%) CCDA
5 3 (30.00%) NetScreen
5 3 (30.00%) Avaya
5 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (30.00%) Internet
5 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) HTTPS
5 3 (30.00%) SSL
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) FTP
5 3 (30.00%) HTTP
5 3 (30.00%) SNMP
5 3 (30.00%) SMTP
5 3 (30.00%) PBX
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) Use Case

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 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) WLAN
4 3 (30.00%) BGP
4 3 (30.00%) FTP
4 3 (30.00%) HTTP
4 3 (30.00%) HTTPS
4 3 (30.00%) Internet
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) NetScreen
4 3 (30.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) SMTP
4 3 (30.00%) SNMP
4 3 (30.00%) SSL
4 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (30.00%) Wireless
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) LAN Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Switch Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Data Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) BYOD
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (30.00%) Use Case
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Adaptive Security
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCDA
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
2 3 (30.00%) CCVP
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE Data Center
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Avaya
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Nortel
3 1 (10.00%) Apple