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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 14 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 11.04% 1.69% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 62.96% 33.33% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+746.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -5.00%
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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
27 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 17.53% 5.08% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £495 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.30% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £100.00 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+412.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 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 27 (100.00%) LAN
2 26 (96.30%) Security Cleared
3 18 (66.67%) Firewall
4 16 (59.26%) Cisco
5 15 (55.56%) DV Cleared
6 11 (40.74%) ITIL
6 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
7 10 (37.04%) VPN
7 10 (37.04%) BGP
8 9 (33.33%) SSL
9 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
10 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (22.22%) OSPF
10 6 (22.22%) CCNP
10 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
10 6 (22.22%) IPsec
10 6 (22.22%) Problem Management
11 5 (18.52%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (18.52%) Security Management
11 5 (18.52%) CISM
11 5 (18.52%) Information Security
11 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
11 5 (18.52%) Citrix
11 5 (18.52%) CISSP
11 5 (18.52%) DNS
11 5 (18.52%) Windows
11 5 (18.52%) Juniper
11 5 (18.52%) MPLS
11 5 (18.52%) Performance Monitoring

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) CMS
1 2 (7.41%) Eucalyptus
1 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (100.00%) LAN
2 18 (66.67%) Firewall
3 10 (37.04%) BGP
3 10 (37.04%) VPN
4 9 (33.33%) SSL
5 6 (22.22%) OSPF
5 6 (22.22%) IPsec
6 5 (18.52%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (18.52%) MPLS
6 5 (18.52%) DNS
7 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
7 4 (14.81%) EIGRP
7 4 (14.81%) VLAN
8 3 (11.11%) BIG-IP
8 3 (11.11%) DHCP
9 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
9 2 (7.41%) VoIP
9 2 (7.41%) Network Security
10 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
General
1 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Team Leader
2 5 (18.52%) Security Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Network Team Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Network Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Operations Team Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Network Operations Team Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Security Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Author
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Author
6 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Network Supervisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
3 6 (22.22%) Problem Management
4 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
4 5 (18.52%) Security Architecture
4 5 (18.52%) Cyber Security
4 5 (18.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (18.52%) Security Management
4 5 (18.52%) Information Security
5 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.41%) Service Management
6 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (96.30%) Security Cleared
2 15 (55.56%) DV Cleared
3 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
4 6 (22.22%) CCNP
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (18.52%) CISM
5 5 (18.52%) CISSP
6 3 (11.11%) Degree
7 1 (3.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) ProxySG
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Cisco
2 5 (18.52%) Citrix
2 5 (18.52%) Juniper
3 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
3 3 (11.11%) F5
4 2 (7.41%) NetApp
4 2 (7.41%) VMware