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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 46 56 28
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -28
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.84% 2.19% 3.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.97% 13.33% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £228 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.86% -17.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £162 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £279 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.92% -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% +9.37%
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
116 120 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.97% 16.46% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 43 40
Average daily rate £300 £285 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £450 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 27
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £12.85 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Cambridge +7 13 £338 +27.35% 9
Peterborough 0 6 £225 +18.42% 1
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 28 (93.33%) LAN
2 13 (43.33%) Firewall
3 11 (36.67%) Windows
4 9 (30.00%) VPN
4 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
5 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 8 (26.67%) UNIX
5 8 (26.67%) Cisco
5 8 (26.67%) Wireless
5 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
5 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (20.00%) Network Management
7 6 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (20.00%) OSPF
7 6 (20.00%) HP
8 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 5 (16.67%) SAN
8 5 (16.67%) CA
8 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (16.67%) ARCserve
8 5 (16.67%) BGP
8 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) Fireworks
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 28 (93.33%) LAN
2 13 (43.33%) Firewall
3 9 (30.00%) VPN
4 8 (26.67%) Wireless
5 6 (20.00%) OSPF
6 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (16.67%) SAN
6 5 (16.67%) BGP
7 4 (13.33%) HSRP
7 4 (13.33%) VRRP
7 4 (13.33%) WLAN
8 2 (6.67%) MPLS
8 2 (6.67%) Internet
9 1 (3.33%) Extranet
9 1 (3.33%) EIGRP
9 1 (3.33%) IGRP
9 1 (3.33%) Intranet
9 1 (3.33%) VoIP
9 1 (3.33%) Broadband
9 1 (3.33%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.33%) Dutch Language
4 1 (3.33%) French Language
4 1 (3.33%) German Language
4 1 (3.33%) Local Government
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
1 8 (26.67%) Administrator
2 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) DBA
4 3 (10.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Network Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Database Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Application Packaging
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (3.33%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (13.33%) Statistics
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) UNIX
2 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Network Management
2 5 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (16.67%) Change Control
3 3 (10.00%) Market Research
3 3 (10.00%) Data Security
4 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security
4 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) CRM
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
1 4 (13.33%) PL/SQL
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) RHCA
1 4 (13.33%) RHCE
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.00%) MCSE
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) CISM
3 2 (6.67%) CISSP
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.67%) SSCP
4 1 (3.33%) CCIE
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.67%) COBIT
3 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) ARCserve
2 2 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco
2 6 (20.00%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) CA
4 4 (13.33%) WorldPay
4 4 (13.33%) NetApp
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.67%) BT
6 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
6 2 (6.67%) McAfee
6 2 (6.67%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) 3Com