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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 27 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.56% 1.65% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.81% 15.38% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 2
Average daily rate
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£394 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +12.50%
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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
64 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 16.93% 10.74% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 12 13
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.09 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £40.50 £24.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 29 (85.29%) LAN
2 12 (35.29%) Windows
3 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
4 10 (29.41%) ITIL
4 10 (29.41%) Firewall
5 9 (26.47%) Wireless
5 9 (26.47%) Migration
5 9 (26.47%) Cisco
6 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
7 6 (17.65%) Finance
7 6 (17.65%) Service Management
7 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (17.65%) Linux
7 6 (17.65%) VoIP
8 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
8 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity
8 5 (14.71%) Time Management
8 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
8 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
9 4 (11.76%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (11.76%) Data Architecture
9 4 (11.76%) SaaS
9 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
9 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.76%) CMS
9 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
9 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
10 3 (8.82%) VPN
10 3 (8.82%) DNS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 4 (11.76%) CMS
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) SaaS
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (85.29%) LAN
2 10 (29.41%) Firewall
3 9 (26.47%) Wireless
4 6 (17.65%) VoIP
5 3 (8.82%) VPN
5 3 (8.82%) DNS
5 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications
6 2 (5.88%) MPLS
6 2 (5.88%) IP Telephony
6 2 (5.88%) DHCP
7 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.94%) SAN
7 1 (2.94%) ADSL
7 1 (2.94%) ISDN
7 1 (2.94%) VLAN
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.94%) NAS
7 1 (2.94%) Multicast
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Architect
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Network Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Network Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Management Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Service Management Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Network Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (8.82%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Replication
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) NetWare
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) CentOS
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Migration
3 6 (17.65%) Service Management
4 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity
4 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.71%) Time Management
5 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 4 (11.76%) Data Architecture
5 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.82%) Logistics
6 3 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.88%) Supplier Management
7 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (5.88%) Network Design
7 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.94%) ITSM
8 1 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) CCNA
4 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.94%) PMP
6 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) CCNP
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Cisco
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.94%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.94%) Kaspersky
4 1 (2.94%) Kaseya
4 1 (2.94%) F5
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Novell