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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 17 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 7.64% 2.46% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.38% 17.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £289 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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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
32 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 22.22% 13.93% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 3
Average daily rate £400 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +22.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
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 31 July 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) LAN
1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (57.89%) Firewall
3 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 10 (52.63%) ITIL
4 9 (47.37%) DV Cleared
5 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
6 7 (36.84%) DNS
7 6 (31.58%) Cisco
7 6 (31.58%) DHCP
7 6 (31.58%) CA
7 6 (31.58%) CA Single Sign-On
8 5 (26.32%) VPN
8 5 (26.32%) Network Security
9 4 (21.05%) Windows
9 4 (21.05%) Juniper
9 4 (21.05%) MPLS
9 4 (21.05%) BGP
10 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
10 3 (15.79%) VoIP
10 3 (15.79%) SSL
10 3 (15.79%) CCNP
10 3 (15.79%) CCNA
10 3 (15.79%) CMS
10 3 (15.79%) Information Security
10 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
10 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture
11 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (10.53%) Data Protection

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) LAN
2 11 (57.89%) Firewall
3 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
4 7 (36.84%) DNS
5 6 (31.58%) DHCP
6 5 (26.32%) Network Security
6 5 (26.32%) VPN
7 4 (21.05%) MPLS
7 4 (21.05%) BGP
8 3 (15.79%) SSL
8 3 (15.79%) VoIP
9 2 (10.53%) ATM
9 2 (10.53%) DSL
9 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
9 2 (10.53%) OSPF
9 2 (10.53%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (10.53%) IPsec
9 2 (10.53%) VLAN
10 1 (5.26%) Ethereal
10 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
General
1 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Security Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Security Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.79%) Information Security
2 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
2 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.53%) Security Management
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (47.37%) DV Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) CCNP
4 3 (15.79%) CCNA
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.53%) CISSP
5 2 (10.53%) CISM
6 1 (5.26%) MCSE
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) CA
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Juniper
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.26%) F5
4 1 (5.26%) NetQoS