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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 51 32 36
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.01% 3.80% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.10% 15.25% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +57.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £153 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £325 £198
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £33.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +68.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -12.08%
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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
82 118 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.63% 24.89% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 20
Average daily rate £275 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £153 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £405 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 11
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -19.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 18 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) OSPF
3 6 (33.33%) VPN
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 5 (27.78%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) NetApp
4 5 (27.78%) BGP
4 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
5 4 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (22.22%) HSRP
5 4 (22.22%) RHCA
5 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (22.22%) Data Security
5 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 4 (22.22%) VRRP
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) MCSE
5 4 (22.22%) UNIX
5 4 (22.22%) WLAN
5 4 (22.22%) RHCE
6 3 (16.67%) Citrix
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco
6 3 (16.67%) Market Research
6 3 (16.67%) Statistics
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) OSPF
3 6 (33.33%) VPN
4 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 5 (27.78%) BGP
5 4 (22.22%) WLAN
5 4 (22.22%) VRRP
5 4 (22.22%) HSRP
6 2 (11.11%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) Wireless
7 1 (5.56%) Frame Relay
7 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
7 1 (5.56%) VLAN
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
7 1 (5.56%) IGRP
7 1 (5.56%) DHCP
7 1 (5.56%) FTP
7 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) EDRMS
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (27.78%) Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Network Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Database Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Implementation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (16.67%) Statistics
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) CMDB
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) UNIX
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Data Security
2 3 (16.67%) Market Research
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (22.22%) RHCE
2 4 (22.22%) MCSE
2 4 (22.22%) RHCA
3 2 (11.11%) MCDST
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) CISSP
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) CCIE
4 1 (5.56%) CCNP
4 1 (5.56%) SSCP
4 1 (5.56%) CISM
4 1 (5.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.56%) COBIT
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) NetApp
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) BT
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
5 1 (5.56%) Splunk
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle