The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.90% 1.74% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.59% 8.96% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £218 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.42% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £164 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £272 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +12.50%
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Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 67 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.78% 19.48% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 16
Average daily rate £325 £285 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 21
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Cambridge region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) VPN
2 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 4 (33.33%) QA
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (33.33%) WorldPay
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) OSPF
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) MCSE
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) BT

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) IOS XR
5 1 (8.33%) HSRP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
5 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
5 1 (8.33%) Frame Relay
5 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
5 1 (8.33%) IGRP
5 1 (8.33%) VRRP
5 1 (8.33%) ISDN
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) DBA
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Database Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (8.33%) Statistics
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) Network Management
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
1 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CISM
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) SSCP
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) COBIT
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) WorldPay
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) BT
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) 3Com
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee
4 1 (8.33%) HP
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