Period
to 16 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for WAN Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 6 months to 16 August 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.

WAN Optimization
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 864 823
Rank change year-on-year +36 -41 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 37 29 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.027% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.032% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 39
UK median daily rate £398 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.14% +2.94% +12.58%
10th Percentile £313 £340 £305
90th Percentile £457 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £378 £320
% change year-on-year +5.30% +17.97% -21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WAN Optimisation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80665 90976 91007
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.35% 83.47% 80.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 52984 60071 57896
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £259
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1998 2199 2592
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.05% +7.88%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.55 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.65%

WAN Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WAN Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WAN Optimisation in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN Optimisation in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation over the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN Optimisation in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN Optimisation in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK over the 6 months to 16 August 2017. 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 +68 32 £409 -6.57% 4
UK excluding London +64 19 £398 +5.30% 2
London +18 18 £413 -8.33% 2
West Midlands +42 12 £419 +19.81%
Midlands +34 12 £419 +19.81%
Northern Ireland - 3 £338 -
Scotland - 2 £350 -
South East +12 1 £350 -10.26% 1
East of England - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation.

1 37 (100.00%) WAN
1 37 (100.00%) Cisco
2 27 (72.97%) Firewall
3 24 (64.86%) Data Centre
4 23 (62.16%) Wireless
5 20 (54.05%) CCNP
5 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (51.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (48.65%) Palo Alto
7 18 (48.65%) OSPF
7 18 (48.65%) BGP
7 18 (48.65%) EIGRP
8 17 (45.95%) Riverbed
9 15 (40.54%) IPsec
9 15 (40.54%) Finance
9 15 (40.54%) MPLS
9 15 (40.54%) CCIE
9 15 (40.54%) WLAN
9 15 (40.54%) LAN
9 15 (40.54%) Cisco IOS
9 15 (40.54%) Network Security
9 15 (40.54%) Cisco Wireless
10 13 (35.14%) Software-Defined Networking
11 12 (32.43%) Fortinet
11 12 (32.43%) VPN
11 12 (32.43%) Banking
12 10 (27.03%) Oracle
12 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
12 10 (27.03%) Network Design
12 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Azure

WAN Optimisation
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 (8.11%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 37 (100.00%) WAN
2 27 (72.97%) Firewall
3 23 (62.16%) Wireless
4 19 (51.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 18 (48.65%) BGP
5 18 (48.65%) EIGRP
5 18 (48.65%) OSPF
6 15 (40.54%) Cisco IOS
6 15 (40.54%) Cisco Wireless
6 15 (40.54%) IPsec
6 15 (40.54%) LAN
6 15 (40.54%) MPLS
6 15 (40.54%) Network Security
6 15 (40.54%) WLAN
7 13 (35.14%) Software-Defined Networking
8 12 (32.43%) VPN
9 10 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
11 4 (10.81%) Internet
12 3 (8.11%) TACACS
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 12 (32.43%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (83.78%) Network Engineer
2 16 (43.24%) Cisco Engineer
2 16 (43.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 12 (32.43%) Lead Network Engineer
4 10 (27.03%) Implementation Engineer
4 10 (27.03%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 9 (24.32%) Design Engineer
5 9 (24.32%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Leader
8 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) IT Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.70%) Network Deployment Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Rollout Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Rollout Project Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (64.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Network Design
2 6 (16.22%) Workflow
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.70%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 20 (54.05%) CCNP
1 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (40.54%) CCIE
3 5 (13.51%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) CCDA
4 2 (5.41%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (48.65%) Palo Alto
3 17 (45.95%) Riverbed
4 12 (32.43%) Fortinet
5 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle
6 7 (18.92%) McAfee
6 7 (18.92%) Nokia
7 3 (8.11%) Citrix
7 3 (8.11%) Juniper
8 2 (5.41%) Clearswift
8 2 (5.41%) HP
9 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds