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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 34 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.11% 1.61% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.39% 12.24% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £188 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £178 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £198 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £33.75 £20.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -40.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
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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
113 49 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.11% 13.17% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 29
Average daily rate £330 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 29
Average hourly rate £25.50 £31.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.14 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 22 (95.65%) LAN
2 15 (65.22%) Windows
3 11 (47.83%) DNS
4 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 8 (34.78%) SAN
5 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
5 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
6 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (30.43%) Firewall
7 6 (26.09%) DHCP
7 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
7 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
7 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
8 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
8 5 (21.74%) MS Office
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco
8 5 (21.74%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) MPLS
9 4 (17.39%) Nortel
9 4 (17.39%) Juniper
10 3 (13.04%) Data Security
10 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (13.04%) VPN
10 3 (13.04%) CCNP
10 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (13.04%) SCCM
10 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (8.70%) Computer Science

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (21.74%) MS Office
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) LAN
2 11 (47.83%) DNS
3 8 (34.78%) SAN
4 7 (30.43%) Firewall
5 6 (26.09%) DHCP
5 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
6 4 (17.39%) MPLS
7 3 (13.04%) VPN
8 2 (8.70%) VoIP
8 2 (8.70%) WLAN
8 2 (8.70%) Internet
9 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
9 1 (4.35%) Intranet
9 1 (4.35%) Network Security
9 1 (4.35%) tcpdump
9 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
9 1 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (4.35%) Multicast
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
1 2 (8.70%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Server Support
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support
5 1 (4.35%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.70%) UNIX
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Data Security
1 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.04%) CCNP
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) RHCE
2 2 (8.70%) RHCA
3 1 (4.35%) CCIP
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) CCIE
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) HP
3 4 (17.39%) Nortel
3 4 (17.39%) Juniper
4 2 (8.70%) NetApp
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.35%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) Polycom
5 1 (4.35%) MobileIron
5 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow