The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 50 38
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.70% 2.20% 4.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.73% 15.09% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 8
Average daily rate £350 £110 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -64.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £100 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +7.31%
WAN
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 106 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 12.44% 14.58% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 57 52
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £108 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £405 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 16
Average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Cambridgeshire region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Cambridgeshire region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +7 17 £413 +166.12% 3
Peterborough +15 5 £236 +136.25%
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 29 (74.36%) LAN
2 20 (51.28%) Cisco
2 20 (51.28%) Firewall
3 14 (35.90%) Windows
4 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
5 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (20.51%) Patch Management
6 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
6 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
6 8 (20.51%) Internet
6 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
7 7 (17.95%) ITIL
7 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
7 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
8 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (15.38%) Linux
8 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (15.38%) Wireless
9 5 (12.82%) Avaya
9 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
9 5 (12.82%) VPN
9 5 (12.82%) CCNA
9 5 (12.82%) VoIP
9 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
9 5 (12.82%) Security Operations
10 4 (10.26%) Identity Access Management
10 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 4 (10.26%) Migration
10 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 4 (10.26%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Office
2 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
2 1 (2.56%) IaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (74.36%) LAN
2 20 (51.28%) Firewall
3 8 (20.51%) Internet
3 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
4 6 (15.38%) Wireless
5 5 (12.82%) VoIP
5 5 (12.82%) VPN
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (10.26%) SAN
7 3 (7.69%) MPLS
7 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (5.13%) Network Security
9 1 (2.56%) Frame Relay
9 1 (2.56%) MRTG
9 1 (2.56%) NAS
9 1 (2.56%) OSPF
9 1 (2.56%) PABX
9 1 (2.56%) VPLS
9 1 (2.56%) WAAS
9 1 (2.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) OLTP
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Administrator
1 7 (17.95%) Network Administrator
2 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Security Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Support
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.13%) CMDB
4 2 (5.13%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.56%) BYOD
5 1 (2.56%) PKI
5 1 (2.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.38%) Linux
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.69%) Unix
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Patch Management
2 7 (17.95%) ITIL
3 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
3 5 (12.82%) Security Operations
4 4 (10.26%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (10.26%) Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.69%) Network Design
5 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.13%) Change Control
6 2 (5.13%) Change Management
6 2 (5.13%) Network Management
6 2 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.56%) C
2 1 (2.56%) C++
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.82%) CCNA
3 4 (10.26%) CCNP
4 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (7.69%) MCSA
4 3 (7.69%) MCSE
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.69%) VCP5
4 3 (7.69%) VCP6
4 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (5.13%) CCIE
5 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) Degree
6 1 (2.56%) HNC
6 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) COBIT
1 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.56%) HIPAA
1 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Nagios
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.56%) OpenView
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Cisco
2 5 (12.82%) Avaya
2 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
3 4 (10.26%) Dell
3 4 (10.26%) HP
3 4 (10.26%) Juniper
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.26%) NetApp
3 4 (10.26%) Splunk
3 4 (10.26%) VMware
4 3 (7.69%) F5
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix
5 2 (5.13%) FireEye
6 1 (2.56%) arcserve
6 1 (2.56%) Aruba
6 1 (2.56%) CA
6 1 (2.56%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.56%) Lotus
6 1 (2.56%) Nortel
6 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto