The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Oxford region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 18 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.83% 5.61% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.78% 48.00% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £300 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
23 25 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.00% 11.68% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 12
Average daily rate £325 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
WAN
Oxfordshire

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Oxford region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Oxford region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (41.67%) CCNA
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) MPLS
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (16.67%) SAP
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) ADSL
6 2 (16.67%) DHCP
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) DTV
6 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (16.67%) Electronics
6 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (16.67%) Marketing
6 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
6 2 (16.67%) NAS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) MPLS
2 3 (25.00%) VoIP
3 2 (16.67%) ADSL
3 2 (16.67%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (16.67%) NAS
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security
3 2 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless Security
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) WLAN
4 1 (8.33%) PBX
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 4 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
1 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITSM
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 2 (16.67%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
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