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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 37 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 30 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.96% 1.07% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.05% 9.30% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 5
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£240 £208 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.66% -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 £330 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Average hourly rate £33.75 £20.00 £11.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% +72.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.29 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% -11.33%
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 86 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 23.22% 11.48% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 36 36
Average daily rate £330 £285 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 15 41
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 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 30 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 +5 14 £293 +56.00% 8
Peterborough +15 10 £299 -16.43% 2
Huntingdon - - - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 46 (97.87%) LAN
2 31 (65.96%) Windows
3 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
4 21 (44.68%) Windows 7
5 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
6 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (31.91%) TCP/IP
8 14 (29.79%) MS Office
8 14 (29.79%) SAN
8 14 (29.79%) Firewall
9 12 (25.53%) DNS
9 12 (25.53%) Cisco
9 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (23.40%) HP
10 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
10 11 (23.40%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
10 11 (23.40%) Finance
11 10 (21.28%) Hyper-V
12 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
13 8 (17.02%) Avaya
13 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
13 8 (17.02%) Windows 8
13 8 (17.02%) Lync
14 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (14.89%) DHCP
14 7 (14.89%) Polycom
15 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (10.64%) MPLS
16 5 (10.64%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
2 8 (17.02%) Lync
3 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.26%) JOnAS
6 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (29.79%) MS Office
2 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 46 (97.87%) LAN
2 15 (31.91%) TCP/IP
3 14 (29.79%) SAN
3 14 (29.79%) Firewall
4 12 (25.53%) DNS
5 7 (14.89%) DHCP
6 5 (10.64%) VoIP
6 5 (10.64%) MPLS
7 4 (8.51%) VPN
7 4 (8.51%) Wireless
8 3 (6.38%) Internet
8 3 (6.38%) WLAN
9 2 (4.26%) VLAN
9 2 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (2.13%) Network Security
10 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.13%) tcpdump
10 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
10 1 (2.13%) Multicast
10 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Legal
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Support Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Support Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Network Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Implementation Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Server Support
7 3 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Server Support Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Project Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (10.64%) Smartphone
3 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) FMCG
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (65.96%) Windows
2 21 (44.68%) Windows 7
3 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (17.02%) Windows 8
6 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.26%) Android
7 2 (4.26%) Linux
7 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (8.51%) Network Management
2 3 (6.38%) Change Control
2 3 (6.38%) ITIL
2 3 (6.38%) Project Management
2 3 (6.38%) Data Security
3 2 (4.26%) Migration
3 2 (4.26%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (2.13%) CRM
4 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.13%) Network Design
4 1 (2.13%) Logistics
4 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.13%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
1 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.51%) CCNP
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.26%) MCSE
3 2 (4.26%) RHCE
3 2 (4.26%) RHCA
3 2 (4.26%) MCITP
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) CCIE
4 1 (2.13%) CCIP
4 1 (2.13%) CCNA
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.28%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.26%) vSphere
4 2 (4.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) ARCserve
3 2 (4.26%) SCOM
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.53%) Cisco
3 11 (23.40%) HP
4 8 (17.02%) Avaya
5 7 (14.89%) Polycom
6 5 (10.64%) Nortel
7 4 (8.51%) Juniper
7 4 (8.51%) CA
8 3 (6.38%) Citrix
8 3 (6.38%) VMware
9 2 (4.26%) Wall Street Systems
9 2 (4.26%) MobileIron
9 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
9 2 (4.26%) NetApp
9 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.26%) Dell
9 2 (4.26%) Cognos
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