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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.64% 2.59% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.92% 9.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +21.73%
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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
26 32 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 17.22% 27.59% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 4
Average daily rate £400 £365 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -18.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 24 (100.00%) LAN
2 23 (95.83%) DV Cleared
2 23 (95.83%) Security Cleared
3 20 (83.33%) Firewall
4 9 (37.50%) Cisco
5 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 7 (29.17%) IPsec
6 7 (29.17%) Security Management
6 7 (29.17%) OSPF
6 7 (29.17%) BGP
6 7 (29.17%) CISSP
6 7 (29.17%) VPN
6 7 (29.17%) SSL
6 7 (29.17%) Security Architecture
6 7 (29.17%) Information Security
6 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (29.17%) CISM
6 7 (29.17%) Data Protection
6 7 (29.17%) PCI DSS
7 6 (25.00%) Network Security
7 6 (25.00%) VoIP
7 6 (25.00%) Citrix
7 6 (25.00%) CMS
8 5 (20.83%) ITIL
8 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
8 5 (20.83%) TOGAF
8 5 (20.83%) Cyber Security
8 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
9 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 3 (12.50%) Degree

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (25.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.33%) Eucalyptus
2 2 (8.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) LAN
2 20 (83.33%) Firewall
3 7 (29.17%) IPsec
3 7 (29.17%) OSPF
3 7 (29.17%) BGP
3 7 (29.17%) VPN
3 7 (29.17%) SSL
4 6 (25.00%) VoIP
4 6 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Architect
2 9 (37.50%) Network Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Security Architect
4 5 (20.83%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Security Management
1 7 (29.17%) Information Security
1 7 (29.17%) Data Protection
1 7 (29.17%) Security Architecture
2 5 (20.83%) Cyber Security
2 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
2 5 (20.83%) TOGAF
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.33%) Service Management
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (95.83%) DV Cleared
1 23 (95.83%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) CISSP
2 7 (29.17%) CISM
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (29.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) NetApp
3 2 (8.33%) VMware