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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 39 35 43
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.20% 1.86% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.55% 15.91% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate
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£298 £188 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.66% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £178 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £198 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £33.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
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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
110 44 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.00% 11.70% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 17 49
Average daily rate £330 £260 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 35
Average hourly rate £25.50 £31.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.60 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014, 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 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 13 (61.90%) Windows
3 10 (47.62%) DNS
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (33.33%) SAN
5 7 (33.33%) Firewall
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
7 5 (23.81%) DHCP
7 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
7 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
8 4 (19.05%) MS Office
8 4 (19.05%) Cisco
8 4 (19.05%) HP
8 4 (19.05%) Nortel
8 4 (19.05%) Juniper
8 4 (19.05%) MPLS
8 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (14.29%) Data Security
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (14.29%) CCNP
10 2 (9.52%) VPN
10 2 (9.52%) Linux
10 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (19.05%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 10 (47.62%) DNS
3 7 (33.33%) SAN
3 7 (33.33%) Firewall
4 5 (23.81%) DHCP
4 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 4 (19.05%) MPLS
6 2 (9.52%) Internet
6 2 (9.52%) VPN
6 2 (9.52%) VoIP
6 2 (9.52%) WLAN
7 1 (4.76%) Intranet
7 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
7 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.76%) tcpdump
7 1 (4.76%) Multicast
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
1 2 (9.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Senior UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.52%) UNIX
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (14.29%) Data Security
2 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL
2 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (14.29%) CCNP
2 2 (9.52%) RHCE
2 2 (9.52%) RHCA
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) CCIP
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) Nortel
2 4 (19.05%) Juniper
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) NetApp
3 2 (9.52%) Red Hat