The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 18 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.31% 4.43% 3.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.81% 25.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £300 £625 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +85.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.60% +31.42%
WAN
Gloucestershire

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 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 18.10% 17.72% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 7
Median daily rate £304 £408 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.46% +25.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £470 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for WAN.

1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (33.33%) BGP
5 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (16.67%) SAP
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 1 (16.67%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (16.67%) Unix
6 1 (16.67%) HPUX
6 1 (16.67%) Solaris
6 1 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (16.67%) MCSE
6 1 (16.67%) DHCP
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (16.67%) VPN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) BGP
2 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) HSRP
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) IPv6
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) TACACS
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Design Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Operations Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) HPUX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Bourne shell
1 1 (16.67%) Korn
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) CCIE
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (16.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Nokia
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) TippingPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas