The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 45 36 37
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.40% 4.17% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.31% 35.53% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 3
Average daily rate £275 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £300 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £185.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.18% +1323.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +7.31%
WAN
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
71 76 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.10% 11.75% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 58 17
Average daily rate £244 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £275 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £185.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.18% +1175.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £185.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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
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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 7 £285 -26.92% 1
Abingdon -1 1 - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 30 (68.18%) Cisco
2 25 (56.82%) LAN
3 24 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (36.36%) CCNA
5 15 (34.09%) Wireless
6 14 (31.82%) Firewall
6 14 (31.82%) VPN
6 14 (31.82%) Windows
7 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
7 13 (29.55%) Juniper
8 11 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 11 (25.00%) CCNP
9 10 (22.73%) Intel Security
9 10 (22.73%) ITIL
9 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
9 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
10 9 (20.45%) DNS
10 9 (20.45%) DHCP
11 8 (18.18%) VoIP
11 8 (18.18%) Citrix
11 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
11 8 (18.18%) Blue Coat
11 8 (18.18%) Palo Alto
11 8 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (15.91%) ITIL V3
12 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
13 6 (13.64%) HP
13 6 (13.64%) MPLS
13 6 (13.64%) SolarWinds
13 6 (13.64%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (11.36%) Skype for Business
2 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.82%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (56.82%) LAN
2 15 (34.09%) Wireless
3 14 (31.82%) Firewall
3 14 (31.82%) VPN
4 9 (20.45%) DHCP
4 9 (20.45%) DNS
5 8 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (18.18%) VoIP
6 6 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (13.64%) MPLS
6 6 (13.64%) Network Security
7 5 (11.36%) BGP
7 5 (11.36%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (11.36%) NX-OS
7 5 (11.36%) OSPF
7 5 (11.36%) SSL
8 4 (9.09%) Internet
8 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 3 (6.82%) CTI
9 3 (6.82%) VSAT
General
1 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Billing
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Analyst
2 6 (13.64%) Consultant
2 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Architect
3 5 (11.36%) Data Centre Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Data Centre Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Data Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.09%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Service Desk Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) CSS
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) ITIL
2 7 (15.91%) ITIL V3
3 5 (11.36%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.36%) Strategic Planning
3 5 (11.36%) Web Filtering
4 4 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Network Architecture
5 3 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.82%) Network Planning
6 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.27%) Data Management
7 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.27%) Project Governance
7 1 (2.27%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.27%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) Java
1 1 (2.27%) PHP
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (36.36%) CCNA
3 11 (25.00%) CCNP
4 5 (11.36%) CCDP
4 5 (11.36%) CCENT
4 5 (11.36%) CCSA
4 5 (11.36%) CCSE
4 5 (11.36%) CCSP
4 5 (11.36%) CISSP
4 5 (11.36%) JNCIP
4 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) CCIE
6 1 (2.27%) HP APS
6 1 (2.27%) MCSE
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) HIPAA
1 5 (11.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (6.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) ProxySG
3 3 (6.82%) Terminal Services
3 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) XenApp
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) vCloud
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.27%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (68.18%) Cisco
2 13 (29.55%) Juniper
3 11 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 10 (22.73%) Intel Security
5 8 (18.18%) Blue Coat
5 8 (18.18%) Citrix
5 8 (18.18%) Palo Alto
6 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.64%) HP
7 6 (13.64%) SolarWinds
8 5 (11.36%) Aruba
8 5 (11.36%) F5
8 5 (11.36%) Fortinet
8 5 (11.36%) Nokia
8 5 (11.36%) TippingPoint
8 5 (11.36%) Tufin
9 4 (9.09%) VMware
10 3 (6.82%) Forcepoint
10 3 (6.82%) Polycom
10 3 (6.82%) WatchGuard
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