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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 22 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.11% 11.11% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 60.71% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £383 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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
15 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 15.79% 18.30% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
Average daily rate £315 £495 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £334 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) MPLS
4 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (40.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) HPUX
5 1 (20.00%) Solaris
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) IPv6

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) Eucalyptus
1 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) HSRP
4 1 (20.00%) IPv6
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) VRRP
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Network Planner
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Java EE
1 1 (20.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) HPUX
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Bourne shell
1 1 (20.00%) Korn
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) CCIE
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Nokia
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) VMware