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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 34 51 36
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.71% 1.17% 3.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.32% 7.50% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 10
Median daily rate £195 £265 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.41% -10.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
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
53 80 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.14% 15.59% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 37 48
Median daily rate £363 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £206 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 32
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.12% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.20 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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 30 August 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 23 (95.83%) LAN
2 14 (58.33%) Firewall
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 9 (37.50%) SaaS
3 9 (37.50%) PaaS
3 9 (37.50%) IaaS
4 8 (33.33%) Patch Management
4 8 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
4 8 (33.33%) Security Operations
5 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (25.00%) CCNA
5 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (25.00%) Windows
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
7 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (16.67%) Office 365
7 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 4 (16.67%) ITIL
7 4 (16.67%) MySQL
7 4 (16.67%) IIS
7 4 (16.67%) DNS
7 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 4 (16.67%) Wireless
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
8 3 (12.50%) Intel Security
8 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (12.50%) SLA
8 3 (12.50%) DHCP

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 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (16.67%) IIS
1 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.33%) MS Project Server
4 1 (4.17%) Apache
4 1 (4.17%) nginx
4 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Project
3 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) IaaS
1 9 (37.50%) PaaS
1 9 (37.50%) SaaS
2 4 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) LAN
2 14 (58.33%) Firewall
3 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) Wireless
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (12.50%) DHCP
4 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.33%) Network Security
6 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.17%) VPN
6 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) MySQL
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.17%) Hudson
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Legal
1 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Architect
1 8 (33.33%) Security Architect
1 8 (33.33%) Security Solutions Architect
1 8 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Network Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) LAMP
1 1 (4.17%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 3 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) CentOS
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
1 8 (33.33%) Patch Management
1 8 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Escalation Management
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security
4 2 (8.33%) Line Management
4 2 (8.33%) Requirements Management
4 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.17%) Data Management
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design
5 1 (4.17%) Prototyping
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (12.50%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) CCNA
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (12.50%) MCSA
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 2 (8.33%) PMP
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (4.17%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) Cognos
3 3 (12.50%) Intel Security
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) Splunk
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec