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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 28 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.57% 1.59% 4.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.69% 8.93% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 6
Average daily rate £413 £155 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+166.12% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £155 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £155 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
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
52 56 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.98% 17.78% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 31
Average daily rate £389 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £410 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 14
Average hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +112.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 17 (62.96%) LAN
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco
1 17 (62.96%) Firewall
2 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 8 (29.63%) Patch Management
4 7 (25.93%) ITIL
5 6 (22.22%) Windows
5 6 (22.22%) Linux
5 6 (22.22%) Internet
6 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
6 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
6 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
6 5 (18.52%) Security Operations
7 4 (14.81%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (14.81%) Splunk
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (14.81%) NetApp
7 4 (14.81%) Juniper
7 4 (14.81%) Dell
7 4 (14.81%) CCNA
7 4 (14.81%) Migration
7 4 (14.81%) VMware
8 3 (11.11%) Wireless
8 3 (11.11%) CCNP
8 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (11.11%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (7.41%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.70%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) IaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) Firewall
1 17 (62.96%) LAN
2 6 (22.22%) Internet
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.11%) VoIP
4 3 (11.11%) VPN
4 3 (11.11%) Wireless
5 2 (7.41%) MPLS
5 2 (7.41%) Network Security
5 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.70%) DNS
6 1 (3.70%) SAN
6 1 (3.70%) VPLS
6 1 (3.70%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Administrator
1 7 (25.93%) Network Administrator
2 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Security Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) CMDB
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Linux
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Unix
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Patch Management
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
3 5 (18.52%) Security Operations
4 4 (14.81%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.41%) Network Design
6 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.70%) Benchmarking
7 1 (3.70%) ERP
7 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (3.70%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.81%) CCNA
3 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (11.11%) CCNP
3 3 (11.11%) MCSA
3 3 (11.11%) MCSE
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (11.11%) VCP5
3 3 (11.11%) VCP6
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (7.41%) CCIE
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) COBIT
1 1 (3.70%) HIPAA
1 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Nagios
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco
2 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
3 4 (14.81%) Dell
3 4 (14.81%) Juniper
3 4 (14.81%) NetApp
3 4 (14.81%) Splunk
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) F5
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) FireEye
6 1 (3.70%) Aruba
6 1 (3.70%) Avaya
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
6 1 (3.70%) Lotus
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) Nortel
6 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto