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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.56% 4.92% 4.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 21.31% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 8
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£155 £310 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -5.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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
60 61 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.69% 23.11% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 29
Average daily rate £350 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £43.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) DNS
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
5 4 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (33.33%) UNIX
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (16.67%) Polycom
7 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 1 (8.33%) Multicast
6 1 (8.33%) Intranet
6 1 (8.33%) VoIP
6 1 (8.33%) Firewall
6 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
2 4 (33.33%) DBA
3 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Android
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) CCIE
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) CCIP
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) Polycom
4 2 (16.67%) MobileIron
4 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Dell