The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.48% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.94% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Average daily rate
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£390 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.42% -5.00%
WAN
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
31 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.29% 15.03% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 12
Average daily rate £390 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.80% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £129 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 10
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +259.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 January 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) Service Management
5 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (20.00%) VoIP
6 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (20.00%) MPLS
6 3 (20.00%) Wireless
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Logistics
6 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications
7 2 (13.33%) NAS
7 2 (13.33%) Network Design
7 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
7 2 (13.33%) Migration
7 2 (13.33%) SAN
7 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (13.33%) CCNP
7 2 (13.33%) Windows
8 1 (6.67%) Linux
8 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
8 1 (6.67%) ADSL
8 1 (6.67%) ISDN
8 1 (6.67%) DHCP
8 1 (6.67%) NetWare
8 1 (6.67%) VPN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) VoIP
3 3 (20.00%) MPLS
3 3 (20.00%) Wireless
3 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (13.33%) NAS
4 2 (13.33%) SAN
5 1 (6.67%) ADSL
5 1 (6.67%) ISDN
5 1 (6.67%) DHCP
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Technical Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) NetWare
2 1 (6.67%) CentOS
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Service Management
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Logistics
4 2 (13.33%) Network Design
4 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Network Management
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CCNP
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Firmware
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Novell
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (6.67%) Kaspersky
3 1 (6.67%) Kaseya
3 1 (6.67%) F5