The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 49 35 48
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.01% 3.93% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.15% 16.90% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 10
Average daily rate £290 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £325 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +31.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -18.82%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
104 142 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.21% 23.28% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 36 57
Average daily rate £275 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 27
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £12.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.65 £55.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
WAN
East of England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Peterborough -11 12 £190 - 1
Cambridge -3 8 £290 +7.40% 3
Huntingdon - 1 - -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 29 (76.32%) LAN
2 24 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 22 (57.89%) Windows
3 22 (57.89%) Firewall
4 20 (52.63%) MS Exchange
4 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 18 (47.37%) VMware
6 17 (44.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (36.84%) SCCM
7 14 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (31.58%) Citrix
9 12 (31.58%) HP
9 12 (31.58%) MCSE
10 10 (26.32%) SAN
10 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (23.68%) vSphere
11 9 (23.68%) Hyper-V
11 9 (23.68%) JOnAS
11 9 (23.68%) MCITP
11 9 (23.68%) VLAN
11 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (23.68%) ITIL
12 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
12 8 (21.05%) Cisco
12 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (15.79%) DNS
13 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
13 6 (15.79%) SCOM
14 5 (13.16%) Windows 7

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 20 (52.63%) MS Exchange
2 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (23.68%) JOnAS
3 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
5 5 (13.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (10.53%) IIS
7 3 (7.89%) Lync
8 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (76.32%) LAN
2 22 (57.89%) Firewall
3 10 (26.32%) SAN
4 9 (23.68%) VLAN
5 6 (15.79%) DNS
6 4 (10.53%) Internet
6 4 (10.53%) ADSL
6 4 (10.53%) DHCP
7 3 (7.89%) NAS
7 3 (7.89%) Wireless
7 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
7 3 (7.89%) VoIP
8 2 (5.26%) Intranet
8 2 (5.26%) VPN
8 2 (5.26%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.63%) Network Security
9 1 (2.63%) Frame Relay
9 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
1 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (23.68%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Project Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Service Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Design Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Network Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Wintel Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Fat Client
1 4 (10.53%) Thin Client
1 4 (10.53%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.89%) UNIX
5 3 (7.89%) Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Migration
3 4 (10.53%) Software Deployment
4 3 (7.89%) Network Management
4 3 (7.89%) Validation
4 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity
4 3 (7.89%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.26%) Change Control
5 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (31.58%) MCSE
3 9 (23.68%) MCITP
4 3 (7.89%) CCNA
4 3 (7.89%) MCSA
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.63%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) GxP
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 17 (44.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (23.68%) vSphere
3 9 (23.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (13.16%) UAG
5 4 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (10.53%) XenApp
5 4 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) SCCM
2 6 (15.79%) SCOM
3 2 (5.26%) ARCserve
4 1 (2.63%) WSUS
4 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 18 (47.37%) VMware
3 12 (31.58%) Citrix
3 12 (31.58%) HP
4 8 (21.05%) Cisco
5 4 (10.53%) IBM
5 4 (10.53%) Dell
6 3 (7.89%) Brocade
6 3 (7.89%) Riverbed
6 3 (7.89%) Mercator
7 2 (5.26%) Exinda
7 2 (5.26%) Avaya
7 2 (5.26%) CA
7 2 (5.26%) NetApp
7 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.26%) Altiris
8 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.63%) Nortel
8 1 (2.63%) Nokia
8 1 (2.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
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