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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 37 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.21% 3.04% 3.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 13.33% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Average daily rate
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£154 £269 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.79% -39.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £138 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £400 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £10.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -
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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
60 75 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.18% 22.80% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 31
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £174 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £410 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
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 December 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 18 (100.00%) LAN
2 13 (72.22%) Windows
3 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (44.44%) DNS
5 8 (44.44%) SAN
5 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (38.89%) Windows 8
6 7 (38.89%) DHCP
6 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
7 6 (33.33%) MS Office
7 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 6 (33.33%) HP
8 5 (27.78%) Firewall
8 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
9 4 (22.22%) Nortel
9 4 (22.22%) Cisco
9 4 (22.22%) ITIL
10 3 (16.67%) VPN
10 3 (16.67%) Juniper
10 3 (16.67%) MPLS
10 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
10 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (16.67%) SCCM
11 2 (11.11%) MobileIron
11 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
11 2 (11.11%) Android

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 8 (44.44%) SAN
3 7 (38.89%) DHCP
4 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (27.78%) Firewall
6 3 (16.67%) VPN
6 3 (16.67%) MPLS
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (5.56%) Intranet
8 1 (5.56%) VoIP
8 1 (5.56%) WLAN
8 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
8 1 (5.56%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support
4 2 (11.11%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Server Support
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (38.89%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CCIE
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) CCIP
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) Nortel
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) Juniper
5 2 (11.11%) MobileIron
5 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
5 2 (11.11%) Polycom
5 2 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle