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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 39 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.38% 5.08% 3.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 34.18% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 6
Average daily rate
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£335 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £239 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £475 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £17.00 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -8.43%
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
130 79 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 17.93% 14.88% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 40 22
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.27 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 12 £315 -3.07%
Banbury -2 5 £275 -38.88% 2
Thame - 1 - -
Wallingford - 1 £238 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 50 (60.98%) LAN
2 48 (58.54%) Cisco
3 37 (45.12%) Windows
4 36 (43.90%) Firewall
5 31 (37.80%) Juniper
6 29 (35.37%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (30.49%) VPN
8 24 (29.27%) Load Balancing
9 23 (28.05%) Data Centre
9 23 (28.05%) CCNA
10 22 (26.83%) Network Security
11 20 (24.39%) Linux
12 19 (23.17%) Active Directory
13 18 (21.95%) CISSP
14 17 (20.73%) CCNP
14 17 (20.73%) DNS
15 15 (18.29%) SSL
15 15 (18.29%) CheckPoint
16 14 (17.07%) Microsoft
16 14 (17.07%) ITIL
16 14 (17.07%) Finance
16 14 (17.07%) Fortinet
16 14 (17.07%) Strategic Planning
16 14 (17.07%) F5
17 13 (15.85%) NX-OS
17 13 (15.85%) Cisco IOS
18 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
18 12 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
18 12 (14.63%) Kalman Filter
18 12 (14.63%) Blue Coat

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
1 4 (4.88%) CMS
2 3 (3.66%) Lync
3 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.44%) IIS
3 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Office
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (60.98%) LAN
2 36 (43.90%) Firewall
3 25 (30.49%) VPN
4 22 (26.83%) Network Security
5 17 (20.73%) DNS
6 15 (18.29%) SSL
7 13 (15.85%) Cisco IOS
7 13 (15.85%) NX-OS
8 12 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (13.41%) ADSL
9 11 (13.41%) Wireless
10 10 (12.20%) SAN
11 8 (9.76%) Internet
12 7 (8.54%) TCP/IP
13 6 (7.32%) DHCP
14 5 (6.10%) OSPF
14 5 (6.10%) BGP
15 4 (4.88%) VoIP
16 3 (3.66%) MPLS
16 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 12 (14.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.44%) Publishing
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (26.83%) Network Engineer
2 20 (24.39%) Architect
3 10 (12.20%) Consultant
4 8 (9.76%) Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Security Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Network Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Data Centre Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Development Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (4.88%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.88%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.66%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.05%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.88%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.44%) Replication
6 2 (2.44%) PKI
6 2 (2.44%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.44%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 37 (45.12%) Windows
2 20 (24.39%) Linux
3 10 (12.20%) UNIX
4 6 (7.32%) CentOS
5 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.88%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.88%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.27%) Load Balancing
2 14 (17.07%) ITIL
2 14 (17.07%) Strategic Planning
3 12 (14.63%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (12.20%) Migration
5 8 (9.76%) Network Design
6 7 (8.54%) Security Architecture
6 7 (8.54%) Information Security
7 6 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.32%) Open Source
8 5 (6.10%) Security Management
9 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.88%) Business Continuity
9 4 (4.88%) DevOps
9 4 (4.88%) Time Management
9 4 (4.88%) Business Analysis
10 3 (3.66%) ITIL V3
11 2 (2.44%) Data Migration
11 2 (2.44%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 29 (35.37%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (28.05%) CCNA
3 18 (21.95%) CISSP
4 17 (20.73%) CCNP
5 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
6 11 (13.41%) CCSP
6 11 (13.41%) CCSA
7 10 (12.20%) SC Cleared
7 10 (12.20%) CCSE
7 10 (12.20%) CCDP
8 6 (7.32%) RHCE
9 5 (6.10%) ISSAP
10 2 (2.44%) CCVP
11 1 (1.22%) PMP
11 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.22%) Degree
11 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.22%) MCSE
11 1 (1.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 10 (12.20%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (23.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.63%) ProxySG
3 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.32%) iptables
5 2 (2.44%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.44%) XenApp
5 2 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) Puppet
2 2 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 48 (58.54%) Cisco
2 31 (37.80%) Juniper
3 15 (18.29%) CheckPoint
4 14 (17.07%) Fortinet
4 14 (17.07%) Microsoft
4 14 (17.07%) F5
5 12 (14.63%) VMware
5 12 (14.63%) Blue Coat
6 11 (13.41%) TippingPoint
6 11 (13.41%) Tufin
6 11 (13.41%) McAfee
6 11 (13.41%) Nokia
7 7 (8.54%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.10%) Citrix
9 2 (2.44%) Websense
9 2 (2.44%) Lotus
9 2 (2.44%) NetApp
9 2 (2.44%) HP
9 2 (2.44%) EMC
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