The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 22 32 40
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.28% 2.99% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.23% 14.86% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
Median daily rate £413 £344 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +29.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +42.85%
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
65 74 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.06% 20.11% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 32
Median daily rate £413 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £420 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.51% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for WAN.

1 35 (85.37%) LAN
2 19 (46.34%) Cisco
2 19 (46.34%) Firewall
3 14 (34.15%) SaaS
4 13 (31.71%) PaaS
4 13 (31.71%) IaaS
4 13 (31.71%) Data Centre
5 12 (29.27%) Patch Management
6 11 (26.83%) Identity Access Management
6 11 (26.83%) Security Operations
7 10 (24.39%) Windows
8 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
9 7 (17.07%) ITIL
10 6 (14.63%) Linux
10 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
10 6 (14.63%) Wireless
10 6 (14.63%) VMware
10 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (14.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (12.20%) Migration
11 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
11 5 (12.20%) Dell
11 5 (12.20%) NetApp
12 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
12 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
12 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (9.76%) MCSE

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.88%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) nginx
2 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.88%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (34.15%) SaaS
2 13 (31.71%) IaaS
2 13 (31.71%) PaaS
3 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (85.37%) LAN
2 19 (46.34%) Firewall
3 6 (14.63%) Wireless
4 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.32%) Internet
5 3 (7.32%) IP Telephony
5 3 (7.32%) Network Security
5 3 (7.32%) VPN
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.88%) MPLS
7 1 (2.44%) DNS
7 1 (2.44%) VoIP
7 1 (2.44%) VPLS
7 1 (2.44%) WAAS
7 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.44%) Hudson
1 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.44%) Maven
General
1 3 (7.32%) Legal
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Architect
2 11 (26.83%) Security Architect
2 11 (26.83%) Security Solutions Architect
2 11 (26.83%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Administrator
3 5 (12.20%) Network Administrator
3 5 (12.20%) Network Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) IT Manager
5 3 (7.32%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.44%) LAMP
1 1 (2.44%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (7.32%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) CMDB
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) PKI
5 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.44%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
3 6 (14.63%) Linux
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.76%) Unix
5 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.44%) CentOS
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Patch Management
2 11 (26.83%) Identity Access Management
2 11 (26.83%) Security Operations
3 7 (17.07%) ITIL
4 5 (12.20%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Functional Testing
5 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
6 3 (7.32%) Change Management
6 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.88%) Quality Management
7 2 (4.88%) Requirements Management
7 2 (4.88%) Resource Management
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.44%) Perl
1 1 (2.44%) Python
1 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.76%) MCSA
2 4 (9.76%) MCSE
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.76%) VCP5
2 4 (9.76%) VCP6
2 4 (9.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (7.32%) CCNA
4 2 (4.88%) CCIE
4 2 (4.88%) CCNP
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.88%) PMP
4 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) GxP
2 1 (2.44%) COBIT
2 1 (2.44%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Nagios
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Cisco
2 6 (14.63%) VMware
3 5 (12.20%) Dell
3 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) NetApp
4 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) Aruba
5 1 (2.44%) Avaya
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix
5 1 (2.44%) F5
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Juniper
5 1 (2.44%) Nortel
5 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Splunk
5 1 (2.44%) Symantec