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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 33 59 45
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 31 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.00% 1.19% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.61% 10.00% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 5
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£250 £208 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -36.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £183 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £415 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £33.75 £20.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -12.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
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
176 90 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 22.71% 11.89% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 35 41
Average daily rate £325 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 17 37
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.41 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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
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 19 September 2014. 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
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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 +3 14 £300 +60.00% 7
Peterborough +18 10 £299 -16.43% 3
Huntingdon - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 48 (97.96%) LAN
2 31 (63.27%) Windows
3 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
4 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
4 20 (40.82%) Windows 7
5 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (32.65%) Firewall
7 15 (30.61%) TCP/IP
8 14 (28.57%) MS Office
8 14 (28.57%) SAN
9 13 (26.53%) DNS
10 12 (24.49%) MS Exchange
10 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (22.45%) Cisco
11 11 (22.45%) HP
11 11 (22.45%) Hyper-V
11 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
12 10 (20.41%) Finance
12 10 (20.41%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (20.41%) SharePoint
12 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
13 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (16.33%) Lync
14 8 (16.33%) DHCP
14 8 (16.33%) Avaya
14 8 (16.33%) SCCM
14 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2003
15 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (14.29%) Windows 8
16 6 (12.24%) Polycom

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 12 (24.49%) MS Exchange
2 10 (20.41%) SharePoint
3 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (16.33%) Lync
4 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (8.16%) JOnAS
5 4 (8.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (28.57%) MS Office
2 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 48 (97.96%) LAN
2 16 (32.65%) Firewall
3 15 (30.61%) TCP/IP
4 14 (28.57%) SAN
5 13 (26.53%) DNS
6 8 (16.33%) DHCP
7 5 (10.20%) MPLS
7 5 (10.20%) VoIP
8 4 (8.16%) Wireless
8 4 (8.16%) VLAN
9 3 (6.12%) Internet
9 3 (6.12%) VPN
9 3 (6.12%) WLAN
10 1 (2.04%) Multicast
10 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
10 1 (2.04%) tcpdump
10 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.04%) Network Security
10 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
2 10 (20.41%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Support Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Support Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.16%) Desktop Support
4 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Server Support
4 4 (8.16%) Project Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Server Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Server Support Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Implementation Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (10.20%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) FMCG
4 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (63.27%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) Windows 7
3 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.08%) UNIX
7 2 (4.08%) Linux
7 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (8.16%) Migration
1 4 (8.16%) Network Management
1 4 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (6.12%) Change Control
2 3 (6.12%) Data Security
2 3 (6.12%) Project Management
3 2 (4.08%) ITIL
3 2 (4.08%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.04%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.04%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.04%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.04%) Logistics
4 1 (2.04%) Network Design
4 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.04%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
1 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.16%) MCSE
2 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.16%) CCNP
2 4 (8.16%) MCITP
3 2 (4.08%) RHCE
3 2 (4.08%) RHCA
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) CCIP
4 1 (2.04%) CCNA
4 1 (2.04%) CCIE
System Software
1 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.45%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.16%) vSphere
4 4 (8.16%) UAG
5 1 (2.04%) XenApp
5 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) SCCM
2 4 (8.16%) ARCserve
2 4 (8.16%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.45%) Cisco
2 11 (22.45%) HP
3 8 (16.33%) Avaya
4 6 (12.24%) Polycom
4 6 (12.24%) VMware
5 5 (10.20%) Nortel
6 4 (8.16%) Citrix
6 4 (8.16%) Juniper
6 4 (8.16%) CA
7 2 (4.08%) Cognos
7 2 (4.08%) Dell
7 2 (4.08%) NetApp
7 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.08%) Wall Street Systems
8 1 (2.04%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.04%) IBM
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