The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Oxfordshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 31 23 39
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.94% 5.70% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.69% 47.46% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 3
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.94% -6.47%
Communications & Networking Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
64 59 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.28% 12.02% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 22
Average daily rate £325 £325 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +54.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 23
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
WAN
South East

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -6 8 £310 +3.33% 2
Banbury +5 4 £463 +37.03% 1
Abingdon - 1 £235 - 1
Thame - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (93.55%) LAN
2 13 (41.94%) Cisco
3 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (32.26%) Windows
4 10 (32.26%) Finance
5 9 (29.03%) CCNA
6 8 (25.81%) MPLS
6 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
7 7 (22.58%) VMware
7 7 (22.58%) VoIP
8 6 (19.35%) SAP
8 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
8 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (19.35%) DTV
8 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
8 6 (19.35%) Firewall
8 6 (19.35%) Electronics
8 6 (19.35%) Programme Management
8 6 (19.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (19.35%) Marketing
8 6 (19.35%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
9 4 (12.90%) Migration
9 4 (12.90%) VPN
9 4 (12.90%) SAN
9 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
10 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
10 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (9.68%) DNS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (19.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (93.55%) LAN
2 8 (25.81%) MPLS
3 7 (22.58%) VoIP
4 6 (19.35%) Firewall
5 4 (12.90%) VPN
5 4 (12.90%) SAN
6 3 (9.68%) DNS
6 3 (9.68%) PBX
6 3 (9.68%) Wireless
7 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (6.45%) DHCP
7 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.45%) ADSL
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (6.45%) NAS
7 2 (6.45%) Network Security
7 2 (6.45%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (3.23%) Wireless Security
8 1 (3.23%) WLAN
8 1 (3.23%) IPsec
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
3 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
3 6 (19.35%) Electronics
3 6 (19.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Service Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Service Desk Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Help Desk Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (12.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Network Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Implementation Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Network Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) DTV
2 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.23%) iPhone
2 1 (3.23%) iPad
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Programme Management
1 6 (19.35%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (12.90%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL
3 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.68%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) ITSM
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
4 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.23%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.23%) High Availability
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (29.03%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) CCIE
3 2 (6.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Cisco
2 7 (22.58%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) SAP
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.45%) F5
5 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Bloomberg
Oxford, Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford
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Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago