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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 39 44
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.19% 3.56% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.24% 18.45% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 8
Average daily rate
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£110 £295 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.71% -9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £145 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £382 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -2.50%
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
105 103 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.36% 19.32% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 51 52
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £197 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £374 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 30
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £10.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.75 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
Peterborough -9 5 £100 -58.50% 1
Cambridge -10 5 £155 -47.45% 11
Huntingdon - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 30 (81.08%) LAN
2 24 (64.86%) Windows
3 19 (51.35%) Windows 7
4 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
5 15 (40.54%) MS Office
6 14 (37.84%) Finance
7 13 (35.14%) Telecoms
8 11 (29.73%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
9 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
9 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
10 8 (21.62%) ITIL
10 8 (21.62%) Lync
11 7 (18.92%) Degree
12 6 (16.22%) DNS
13 5 (13.51%) Avaya
13 5 (13.51%) DHCP
13 5 (13.51%) SQL
13 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
13 5 (13.51%) Windows 8
13 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
14 4 (10.81%) Application Packaging
14 4 (10.81%) QA
14 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (10.81%) SCCM
14 4 (10.81%) Polycom
14 4 (10.81%) Blackberry

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 8 (21.62%) Lync
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) MS Office
2 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 30 (81.08%) LAN
2 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
3 6 (16.22%) DNS
4 5 (13.51%) DHCP
5 3 (8.11%) VPN
5 3 (8.11%) SAN
5 3 (8.11%) VoIP
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (5.41%) Firewall
6 2 (5.41%) Intranet
6 2 (5.41%) Internet
7 1 (2.70%) Extranet
7 1 (2.70%) Broadband
7 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.70%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 13 (35.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Multimedia
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (13.51%) Administrator
3 5 (13.51%) Support Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) DBA
4 4 (10.81%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (8.11%) Security Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.11%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (5.41%) Implementation Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.70%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.41%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.41%) FMCG
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (64.86%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Windows 7
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.51%) Windows 8
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.81%) UNIX
6 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.41%) Android
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 4 (10.81%) Project Management
3 3 (8.11%) Information Security
3 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
3 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.41%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.41%) Service Management
4 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.41%) CRM
5 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.70%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
1 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
2 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) CCIE
2 1 (2.70%) CCNP
2 1 (2.70%) CCIP
2 1 (2.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Avaya
3 4 (10.81%) Polycom
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix
5 2 (5.41%) MobileIron
5 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.41%) Wall Street Systems
5 2 (5.41%) Cognos
5 2 (5.41%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Dell
6 1 (2.70%) VMware