The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 42 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.25% 2.25% 4.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.42% 19.67% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 26
Median daily rate £475 £275 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -29.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £233 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -9.09%

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
103 61 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 16.72% 11.42% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 44 66
Median daily rate £375 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £152 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 5
Median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £20.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £29.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +4 8 £475 +66.66% 2
Kidlington - 3 £388 -
Abingdon -6 2 - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 30 (90.91%) LAN
2 17 (51.52%) Data Centre
3 13 (39.39%) Cisco
3 13 (39.39%) Windows
3 13 (39.39%) Firewall
4 12 (36.36%) Migration
5 10 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (27.27%) F5
6 9 (27.27%) Palo Alto
6 9 (27.27%) JNCIA
6 9 (27.27%) Juniper
7 8 (24.24%) SSL
7 8 (24.24%) Intel Security
7 8 (24.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (24.24%) Linux
7 8 (24.24%) Blue Coat
7 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
7 8 (24.24%) JNCIP
7 8 (24.24%) Brocade
7 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
7 8 (24.24%) Network Security
7 8 (24.24%) Problem Management
7 8 (24.24%) HIPAA
7 8 (24.24%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (24.24%) NetScaler
7 8 (24.24%) Web Filtering
8 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
8 7 (21.21%) Junos
8 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
8 7 (21.21%) JNCIS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.15%) IaaS
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (9.09%) SaaS
5 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (90.91%) LAN
2 13 (39.39%) Firewall
3 8 (24.24%) NetScaler
3 8 (24.24%) Network Security
3 8 (24.24%) SSL
4 7 (21.21%) Junos
5 5 (15.15%) DNS
6 3 (9.09%) BGP
6 3 (9.09%) OSPF
7 2 (6.06%) DHCP
7 2 (6.06%) Internet
7 2 (6.06%) IP Telephony
7 2 (6.06%) SMTP
7 2 (6.06%) VPN
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.03%) MPLS
8 1 (3.03%) VPLS
8 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
General
1 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Back Office
2 4 (12.12%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Network Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Network Security Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Project Manager
2 8 (24.24%) Security Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Network Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Network Project Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Administrator
6 3 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) AWS Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Data Network Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Data Centre
2 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.12%) PMI
4 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
4 5 (15.15%) Unix
5 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Migration
2 8 (24.24%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
2 8 (24.24%) Problem Management
2 8 (24.24%) Web Filtering
3 7 (21.21%) Network Design
4 6 (18.18%) SOA
5 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
5 5 (15.15%) Time Management
6 4 (12.12%) Change Management
6 4 (12.12%) Project Planning
7 3 (9.09%) Application Rationalisation
8 2 (6.06%) Informatics
8 2 (6.06%) Project Management
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.03%) ITIL
9 1 (3.03%) OO
9 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) C#
2 3 (9.09%) Perl
3 2 (6.06%) C++
3 2 (6.06%) PHP
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) JNCIA
2 8 (24.24%) JNCIP
3 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (21.21%) CISSP
3 7 (21.21%) JNCIS
4 5 (15.15%) CCNA
4 5 (15.15%) CCNP
5 4 (12.12%) PMI Certification
5 4 (12.12%) PMP
6 2 (6.06%) JNCIE
7 1 (3.03%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) MCSE
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) HIPAA
1 8 (24.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Cisco
2 9 (27.27%) F5
2 9 (27.27%) Juniper
2 9 (27.27%) Palo Alto
3 8 (24.24%) Blue Coat
3 8 (24.24%) Brocade
3 8 (24.24%) Intel Security
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.12%) Oracle
6 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 3 (9.09%) VMware
7 2 (6.06%) Sophos
8 1 (3.03%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.03%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (3.03%) HP
8 1 (3.03%) SAP