The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 16 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.47% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 47.62% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
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£263 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £18.15
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -0.82%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
21 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 17.80% 2.13% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 3
Average daily rate £263 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £100.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Cheltenham region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Cheltenham region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 13 (100.00%) LAN
1 13 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (76.92%) Cisco
3 9 (69.23%) ITIL
4 7 (53.85%) CCNP
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (53.85%) MPLS
4 7 (53.85%) Firewall
4 7 (53.85%) Problem Management
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco PIX
4 7 (53.85%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (46.15%) Juniper
5 6 (46.15%) VPN
6 5 (38.46%) BGP
6 5 (38.46%) EIGRP
6 5 (38.46%) VLAN
6 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
7 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
7 4 (30.77%) F5
7 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
7 4 (30.77%) ProxySG
7 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
7 4 (30.77%) SSL
8 3 (23.08%) DNS
8 3 (23.08%) DHCP
8 3 (23.08%) Windows
8 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (53.85%) MPLS
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco PIX
3 6 (46.15%) VPN
4 5 (38.46%) VLAN
4 5 (38.46%) BGP
4 5 (38.46%) EIGRP
5 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 4 (30.77%) SSL
5 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) DHCP
7 1 (7.69%) ATM
7 1 (7.69%) ISDN
7 1 (7.69%) SONET
7 1 (7.69%) DSL
7 1 (7.69%) Ethereal
7 1 (7.69%) Wireless
7 1 (7.69%) Frame Relay
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Team Leader
1 5 (38.46%) Network Team Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Network Supervisor
2 3 (23.08%) Operations Team Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Network Operations Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Security Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Author
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Author
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Problem Management
2 7 (53.85%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) CCNP
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) ProxySG
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Juniper
3 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
3 4 (30.77%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) NetQoS