The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridge region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 36 32 36
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.78% 2.60% 3.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.27% 17.54% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Average daily rate
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£295 £230 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.26% -28.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 8
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £12.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +54.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
98 57 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.99% 14.84% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 50
Average daily rate £325 £298 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £345 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 35
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £13.05 £12.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
WAN
Cambridgeshire

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 16 (84.21%) LAN
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) DNS
5 6 (31.58%) Firewall
6 5 (26.32%) SAN
6 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
7 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
7 4 (21.05%) MPLS
7 4 (21.05%) HP
7 4 (21.05%) Nortel
7 4 (21.05%) Juniper
7 4 (21.05%) MS Office
8 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (15.79%) Data Security
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
9 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (10.53%) Degree
9 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
9 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
9 2 (10.53%) Advertising
9 2 (10.53%) RHCA
9 2 (10.53%) RHCE
9 2 (10.53%) UNIX

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) LAN
2 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) Firewall
3 5 (26.32%) SAN
4 4 (21.05%) MPLS
5 2 (10.53%) ADSL
5 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 2 (10.53%) WLAN
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.26%) VPN
6 1 (5.26%) VoIP
6 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.26%) tcpdump
General
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
1 2 (10.53%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior UNIX Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) UNIX
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Data Security
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) RHCE
2 2 (10.53%) RHCA
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) CCNP
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) Nortel
2 4 (21.05%) Juniper
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
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