The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 37 46 37
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.47% 2.57% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 13.98% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 10
Median daily rate £413 £278 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% -5.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -1.42%
WAN
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
54 93 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.79% 18.42% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 48 46
Median daily rate £413 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £230 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £401 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 18
Median hourly rate £39.50 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.68% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £20.50 £23.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £54.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for WAN.

1 30 (90.91%) LAN
2 15 (45.45%) Firewall
3 13 (39.39%) SaaS
3 13 (39.39%) PaaS
3 13 (39.39%) IaaS
4 12 (36.36%) Patch Management
4 12 (36.36%) Cisco
5 11 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
5 11 (33.33%) Security Operations
6 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
6 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.21%) ITIL
6 7 (21.21%) Windows
7 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
8 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
8 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (15.15%) CCNA
9 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
9 4 (12.12%) DNS
9 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (12.12%) MCSA
9 4 (12.12%) MySQL
9 4 (12.12%) IIS
9 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
9 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
9 4 (12.12%) Office 365
10 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) IIS
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.06%) MS Project Server
5 1 (3.03%) Apache
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.03%) nginx
5 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (39.39%) IaaS
1 13 (39.39%) PaaS
1 13 (39.39%) SaaS
2 4 (12.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (90.91%) LAN
2 15 (45.45%) Firewall
3 4 (12.12%) DNS
4 3 (9.09%) DHCP
4 3 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.09%) Wireless
5 2 (6.06%) Network Security
6 1 (3.03%) Internet
6 1 (3.03%) VPN
6 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) MySQL
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.03%) Hudson
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.03%) Maven
General
1 3 (9.09%) Legal
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Architect
2 11 (33.33%) Security Architect
2 11 (33.33%) Security Solutions Architect
2 11 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Project Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 3 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Network Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.06%) IT Security Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Network Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Network Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Security Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) LAMP
1 1 (3.03%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.09%) Mac OS
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.06%) Linux
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.03%) CentOS
7 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Patch Management
2 11 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 11 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 7 (21.21%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.09%) Project Management
5 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) Change Management
6 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) Escalation Management
6 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security
6 2 (6.06%) Prototyping
6 2 (6.06%) QMS
6 2 (6.06%) Quality Management
6 2 (6.06%) Requirements Management
6 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 3 (9.09%) VBScript
2 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
2 1 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) CCNA
1 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.12%) MCSA
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
4 2 (6.06%) PMP
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) VCP5
5 1 (3.03%) VCP6
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) GxP
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Nagios
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (3.03%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Cisco
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) Cognos
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) Splunk
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec