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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.80% 2.48% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.78% 45.45% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.29 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% -11.33%
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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 Oxford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18 11 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.47% 5.45% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 7
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.10 £10.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.00 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 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 11 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (45.45%) CCNA
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 4 (36.36%) MPLS
5 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
5 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) SAN
6 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (18.18%) SAP
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) ADSL
6 2 (18.18%) VoIP
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
6 2 (18.18%) DTV
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (18.18%) Electronics
6 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
6 2 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (18.18%) Marketing
6 2 (18.18%) Fortinet
6 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
6 2 (18.18%) NAS
6 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (36.36%) MPLS
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
4 2 (18.18%) NAS
4 2 (18.18%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (18.18%) ADSL
4 2 (18.18%) VoIP
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) WLAN
5 1 (9.09%) PBX
5 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless Security
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Service Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Help Desk Support
2 4 (36.36%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Help Desk Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Help Desk Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
1 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
1 2 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
2 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Fortinet
3 2 (18.18%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix