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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 43 29
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.39% 1.37% 3.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.33% 6.25% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.35% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £173 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £281 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £319
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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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
75 80 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.58% 21.92% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 21
Average daily rate £325 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £397 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 21
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015, 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 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) UNIX
3 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
4 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 4 (23.53%) RHCE
5 4 (23.53%) NetApp
5 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
5 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
5 4 (23.53%) OSPF
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle
5 4 (23.53%) RHCA
5 4 (23.53%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
5 4 (23.53%) WorldPay
5 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Statistics
5 4 (23.53%) QA
5 4 (23.53%) Application Packaging
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (17.65%) Market Research
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (17.65%) Data Security
6 3 (17.65%) MCSE
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) VPN
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) OSPF
4 3 (17.65%) BGP
4 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) VRRP
5 2 (11.76%) MPLS
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
5 2 (11.76%) WLAN
5 2 (11.76%) HSRP
6 1 (5.88%) IOS XR
6 1 (5.88%) ISDN
6 1 (5.88%) VoIP
6 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
6 1 (5.88%) IGRP
6 1 (5.88%) Frame Relay
6 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
6 1 (5.88%) VLAN
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MSI
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) DBA
2 4 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Network Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Database Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Application Packaging
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Statistics
3 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) UNIX
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Data Security
1 3 (17.65%) Market Research
2 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.88%) Network Management
3 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
1 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) RHCE
1 4 (23.53%) RHCA
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) MCSE
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) MCDST
4 1 (5.88%) MCP
4 1 (5.88%) SSCP
4 1 (5.88%) CISM
4 1 (5.88%) CCIE
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
1 4 (23.53%) NetApp
1 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
1 4 (23.53%) WorldPay
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) BT
4 1 (5.88%) 3Com
4 1 (5.88%) McAfee
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) HP