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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.38% - 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.38% - 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£181 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 - £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 - £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.63 - £12.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.13 - £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.13 - £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £18.15
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -0.82%
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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
96 53 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.40% 15.73% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 31
Average daily rate £335 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 28
Average hourly rate £27.50 £39.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.37% -9.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £31.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 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 21 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 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 13 (61.90%) Windows
3 9 (42.86%) DNS
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 8 (38.10%) SAN
4 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 7 (33.33%) DHCP
5 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (33.33%) Firewall
6 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco
6 6 (28.57%) HP
7 5 (23.81%) MS Office
7 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
8 4 (19.05%) VPN
8 4 (19.05%) Nortel
8 4 (19.05%) MPLS
8 4 (19.05%) Juniper
9 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (14.29%) Data Security
9 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (14.29%) CCNP
9 3 (14.29%) ITIL
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (14.29%) SCCM

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (23.81%) MS Office
3 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 9 (42.86%) DNS
3 8 (38.10%) SAN
4 7 (33.33%) DHCP
4 7 (33.33%) Firewall
5 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (19.05%) VPN
6 4 (19.05%) MPLS
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (9.52%) VoIP
7 2 (9.52%) WLAN
8 1 (4.76%) Intranet
8 1 (4.76%) Internet
8 1 (4.76%) Network Security
8 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (4.76%) tcpdump
8 1 (4.76%) Multicast
8 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
8 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
1 2 (9.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 3 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX
4 2 (9.52%) Android
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL
1 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (14.29%) Data Security
2 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
2 2 (9.52%) Project Management
2 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (14.29%) CCNP
2 2 (9.52%) RHCE
2 2 (9.52%) RHCA
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) CCIP
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) HP
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (19.05%) Nortel
3 4 (19.05%) Juniper
4 2 (9.52%) NetApp
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.52%) Polycom
4 2 (9.52%) MobileIron
4 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
4 2 (9.52%) Dell