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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 10 20 12
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 1 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.64% 1.02% 11.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 5.56% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £278 £315 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -9.09%

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
6 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 10.91% 18.37% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 8
Median daily rate £390 £400 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -19.19%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £125.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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
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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) SONET
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 1 (33.33%) DSL
3 1 (33.33%) NetScreen
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (33.33%) tcpdump
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) NetScreen
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) SONET
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) tcpdump
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) LAN Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper