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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 47 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.39% 3.08% 4.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.52% 21.15% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 11
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£290 £190 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% -39.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £158 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £266 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+32.50% +25.00%
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
105 104 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.60% 14.57% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 35 30
Average daily rate £325 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £182 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £344 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 30
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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
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 24 April 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Cambridge -5 5 £325 +49.42% 3
Peterborough -1 3 £225 +18.42% 2
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (73.08%) LAN
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 8 (30.77%) Firewall
4 7 (26.92%) VPN
4 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
4 7 (26.92%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (23.08%) Degree
5 6 (23.08%) MS Office
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco
6 5 (19.23%) Wireless
6 5 (19.23%) Finance
6 5 (19.23%) Information Security
7 4 (15.38%) Application Packaging
7 4 (15.38%) QA
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (15.38%) Lync
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
7 4 (15.38%) WorldPay
7 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
7 4 (15.38%) OSPF
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) UNIX
7 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
7 4 (15.38%) SQL
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle
8 3 (11.54%) ITIL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (15.38%) Lync
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Fireworks
2 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 19 (73.08%) LAN
2 8 (30.77%) Firewall
3 7 (26.92%) VPN
4 5 (19.23%) Wireless
5 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 4 (15.38%) OSPF
6 3 (11.54%) BGP
7 2 (7.69%) HSRP
7 2 (7.69%) VRRP
7 2 (7.69%) MPLS
7 2 (7.69%) Internet
7 2 (7.69%) SAN
7 2 (7.69%) WLAN
8 1 (3.85%) Broadband
8 1 (3.85%) ISDN
8 1 (3.85%) VoIP
8 1 (3.85%) Extranet
8 1 (3.85%) Intranet
8 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
8 1 (3.85%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Local Government
3 1 (3.85%) Dutch Language
3 1 (3.85%) French Language
3 1 (3.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (19.23%) Security Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (15.38%) Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) DBA
4 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Network Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Network Technician
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Application Packaging
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (3.85%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.85%) Statistics
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
1 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 4 (15.38%) UNIX
3 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Information Security
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
2 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (11.54%) Network Management
3 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Change Control
3 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (7.69%) Service Management
3 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
1 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) CISM
2 2 (7.69%) SSCP
2 2 (7.69%) CISSP
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) CCIE
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
3 2 (7.69%) COBIT
3 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
1 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (7.69%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) WorldPay
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) BT
4 2 (7.69%) McAfee
4 2 (7.69%) Juniper
4 2 (7.69%) CA
5 1 (3.85%) Avaya
5 1 (3.85%) Polycom
5 1 (3.85%) 3Com
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