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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 37 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 31 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.63% 1.05% 3.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.25% 8.70% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 3 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.75% -40.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £180 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £212 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Average hourly rate £33.75 £20.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% +15.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -6.97%
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
161 92 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.87% 12.03% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 35 62
Average daily rate £338 £278 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £188 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 45
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 16 £298 +58.66% 4
Peterborough +15 8 £295 +37.20% 1
Huntingdon - - - - 1
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 46 (97.87%) LAN
2 30 (63.83%) Windows
3 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
4 20 (42.55%) Active Directory
5 19 (40.43%) Windows 7
6 18 (38.30%) Firewall
6 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
8 13 (27.66%) MS Office
8 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
8 13 (27.66%) SAN
9 12 (25.53%) DNS
9 12 (25.53%) Hyper-V
10 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
10 11 (23.40%) Cisco
10 11 (23.40%) HP
10 11 (23.40%) SharePoint
11 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (19.15%) Lync
12 9 (19.15%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (19.15%) Finance
12 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
13 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (17.02%) Avaya
13 8 (17.02%) SCCM
14 7 (14.89%) DHCP
15 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.40%) SharePoint
3 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (19.15%) Lync
5 5 (10.64%) JOnAS
5 5 (10.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (27.66%) MS Office
2 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 46 (97.87%) LAN
2 18 (38.30%) Firewall
3 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
4 13 (27.66%) SAN
5 12 (25.53%) DNS
6 7 (14.89%) DHCP
7 5 (10.64%) VLAN
7 5 (10.64%) MPLS
7 5 (10.64%) VoIP
8 4 (8.51%) Internet
8 4 (8.51%) Wireless
9 3 (6.38%) WLAN
10 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
10 2 (4.26%) VPN
10 2 (4.26%) Intranet
11 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
11 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (2.13%) Network Security
11 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
11 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
2 9 (19.15%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Support Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Network Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.64%) Project Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Server Support
6 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Server Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Server Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Support Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Network Support
8 2 (4.26%) Implementation Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (10.64%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) FMCG
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (63.83%) Windows
2 19 (40.43%) Windows 7
3 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (10.64%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.26%) UNIX
7 2 (4.26%) Linux
7 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) Migration
1 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (8.51%) Network Management
3 3 (6.38%) Data Security
3 3 (6.38%) Project Management
3 3 (6.38%) Change Control
4 2 (4.26%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (4.26%) ITIL
5 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.13%) Network Design
5 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.13%) CRM
5 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.13%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.13%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
1 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.64%) MCITP
2 5 (10.64%) MCSE
3 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.51%) CCNP
4 2 (4.26%) RHCE
4 2 (4.26%) RHCA
4 2 (4.26%) Degree
5 1 (2.13%) CCIP
5 1 (2.13%) CCNA
5 1 (2.13%) CCIE
System Software
1 20 (42.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.53%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (10.64%) vSphere
4 5 (10.64%) UAG
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.13%) XenApp
5 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) SCCM
2 5 (10.64%) SCOM
3 4 (8.51%) ARCserve
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.40%) Cisco
2 11 (23.40%) HP
3 8 (17.02%) Avaya
4 6 (12.77%) VMware
5 5 (10.64%) Nortel
5 5 (10.64%) Polycom
6 4 (8.51%) Juniper
6 4 (8.51%) CA
7 3 (6.38%) Citrix
8 2 (4.26%) Cognos
8 2 (4.26%) NetApp
8 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.26%) Wall Street Systems
9 1 (2.13%) Altiris
9 1 (2.13%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.13%) Dell
9 1 (2.13%) IBM
9 1 (2.13%) Exinda
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