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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.61% 1.39% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.16% 10.00% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate
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£293 £188 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £178 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £198 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £35.63 £20.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.12% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.13 £20.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.13 £20.00 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+9.92% -5.48%
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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
114 50 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.47% 13.85% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 23
Average daily rate £335 £273 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.93% -17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 13 29
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014, 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 24 (96.00%) LAN
2 17 (68.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) DNS
3 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (32.00%) SAN
5 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (28.00%) DHCP
6 7 (28.00%) Firewall
6 7 (28.00%) Windows 8
6 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (24.00%) Cisco
7 6 (24.00%) HP
8 5 (20.00%) MS Office
8 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 4 (16.00%) VPN
9 4 (16.00%) MPLS
9 4 (16.00%) Nortel
9 4 (16.00%) Juniper
10 3 (12.00%) Data Security
10 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
10 3 (12.00%) CCNP
10 3 (12.00%) ITIL
10 3 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 24 (96.00%) LAN
2 12 (48.00%) DNS
3 8 (32.00%) SAN
4 7 (28.00%) DHCP
4 7 (28.00%) Firewall
5 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.00%) VPN
6 4 (16.00%) MPLS
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (8.00%) VoIP
7 2 (8.00%) WLAN
7 2 (8.00%) Internet
8 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
8 1 (4.00%) Intranet
8 1 (4.00%) Multicast
8 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (4.00%) tcpdump
8 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
8 1 (4.00%) Network Security
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (8.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Server Support
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Senior UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (28.00%) Windows 8
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Android
5 2 (8.00%) UNIX
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Data Security
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL
1 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.00%) Project Management
3 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.00%) CCNP
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) RHCE
2 2 (8.00%) RHCA
3 1 (4.00%) CCIP
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) Nortel
3 4 (16.00%) Juniper
4 2 (8.00%) Polycom
4 2 (8.00%) MobileIron
4 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (8.00%) Dell
4 2 (8.00%) NetApp
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat