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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 43 33 36
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.86% 2.90% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.23% 38.24% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 1
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£355 £300 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £16.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.84 £18.00 £18.15
% change year-on-year
+26.86% -0.82%
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
65 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 9.79% 7.57% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 12
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £378 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.90 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £50.00 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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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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 -15 3 £325 - 1
Witney - 1 £275 -
Abingdon - - - - 1
Bicester - - - -
Burford - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 32 (82.05%) LAN
2 17 (43.59%) Windows
3 15 (38.46%) Cisco
3 15 (38.46%) Finance
4 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 11 (28.21%) Migration
5 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
7 8 (20.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (20.51%) Marketing
7 8 (20.51%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (20.51%) Programme Management
7 8 (20.51%) DTV
7 8 (20.51%) Manufacturing
7 8 (20.51%) Electronics
7 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (20.51%) CCNA
7 8 (20.51%) SAP
7 8 (20.51%) VoIP
8 7 (17.95%) MPLS
9 6 (15.38%) Project Management
9 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
9 6 (15.38%) VMware
10 5 (12.82%) Firewall
11 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (10.26%) SAN
11 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
11 4 (10.26%) TOGAF
11 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
11 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (20.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (82.05%) LAN
2 8 (20.51%) VoIP
3 7 (17.95%) MPLS
4 5 (12.82%) Firewall
5 4 (10.26%) SAN
6 3 (7.69%) DNS
6 3 (7.69%) Wireless
6 3 (7.69%) PBX
7 2 (5.13%) DHCP
7 2 (5.13%) ADSL
7 2 (5.13%) VPN
7 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (5.13%) NAS
7 2 (5.13%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.56%) Network Security
8 1 (2.56%) Wireless Security
8 1 (2.56%) VLAN
8 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 8 (20.51%) Electronics
3 8 (20.51%) Manufacturing
3 8 (20.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Analyst
1 9 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 8 (20.51%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Help Desk Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Network Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) DTV
2 1 (2.56%) iPhone
2 1 (2.56%) iPad
2 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (20.51%) Digital Marketing
2 8 (20.51%) Programme Management
3 6 (15.38%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
4 4 (10.26%) TOGAF
5 3 (7.69%) ITIL
5 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.56%) Logistics
7 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.56%) ITSM
7 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.56%) High Availability
7 1 (2.56%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (2.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (20.51%) CCNA
3 3 (7.69%) CCNP
4 2 (5.13%) CCIE
4 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Cisco
2 8 (20.51%) SAP
3 6 (15.38%) VMware
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.69%) Juniper
6 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.13%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.13%) F5
7 1 (2.56%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.56%) Symantec
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix