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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.40% 2.66% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.85% 40.00% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 1
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£338 £300 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +87.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+9.92% -5.48%
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
67 30 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 11.39% 6.65% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 13
Average daily rate £325 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 23
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £50.00 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 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 1 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 -4 5 £325 - 2
Witney - 1 £275 - 1
Abingdon - - - - 2
Bicester - - - -
Burford - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 18 (46.15%) Windows
3 15 (38.46%) Cisco
3 15 (38.46%) Finance
4 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (25.64%) Migration
7 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
7 9 (23.08%) CCNA
8 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (20.51%) SAP
8 8 (20.51%) MPLS
8 8 (20.51%) DTV
8 8 (20.51%) Manufacturing
8 8 (20.51%) Electronics
8 8 (20.51%) Programme Management
8 8 (20.51%) Marketing
8 8 (20.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (20.51%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (17.95%) VMware
9 7 (17.95%) VoIP
10 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
11 5 (12.82%) Firewall
11 5 (12.82%) Project Management
12 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
12 4 (10.26%) CCNP
12 4 (10.26%) SAN
12 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
12 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (82.05%) LAN
2 8 (20.51%) MPLS
3 7 (17.95%) VoIP
4 5 (12.82%) Firewall
5 4 (10.26%) SAN
6 3 (7.69%) DNS
6 3 (7.69%) PBX
7 2 (5.13%) Wireless
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%) VLAN
8 1 (2.56%) Network Security
8 1 (2.56%) Wireless Security
8 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.56%) WLAN
8 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 8 (20.51%) Manufacturing
3 8 (20.51%) Electronics
3 8 (20.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Project Manager
4 5 (12.82%) Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Help Desk Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Network Architect
5 4 (10.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure 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 18 (46.15%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (20.51%) Programme Management
2 8 (20.51%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
4 4 (10.26%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.56%) High Availability
6 1 (2.56%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.56%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (2.56%) Change Control
6 1 (2.56%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.56%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.08%) CCNA
3 4 (10.26%) CCNP
4 2 (5.13%) CCIE
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 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 7 (17.95%) VMware
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.13%) Juniper
5 2 (5.13%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.13%) F5
6 1 (2.56%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) Citrix
6 1 (2.56%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec
Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340.00 - £399.00 per day
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