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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 33 43 46
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 28 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.27% 1.13% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 10.64% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 1
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£390 £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +5.26%
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
98 47 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.94% 10.59% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 13 19
Average daily rate £375 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.50 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +77.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 - 14 £438 - 1
Banbury +1 6 £389 -22.25% 1
Abingdon - 1 £375 - 6
Bicester - - - -
Thame - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 40 (93.02%) LAN
2 20 (46.51%) Cisco
3 14 (32.56%) ITIL
3 14 (32.56%) Firewall
4 13 (30.23%) Migration
5 12 (27.91%) Windows
5 12 (27.91%) VoIP
6 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
7 9 (20.93%) PRINCE2
7 9 (20.93%) Wireless
8 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (18.60%) Hyper-V
9 7 (16.28%) Finance
9 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (16.28%) Service Management
10 6 (13.95%) MPLS
10 6 (13.95%) Project Management
10 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
10 6 (13.95%) Windows 7
11 5 (11.63%) Supplier Management
11 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (11.63%) CCNA
12 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
12 4 (9.30%) VMware
12 4 (9.30%) HP
12 4 (9.30%) Juniper
12 4 (9.30%) CheckPoint
12 4 (9.30%) VPN
12 4 (9.30%) Logistics
12 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (93.02%) LAN
2 14 (32.56%) Firewall
3 12 (27.91%) VoIP
4 9 (20.93%) Wireless
5 6 (13.95%) MPLS
6 4 (9.30%) VPN
6 4 (9.30%) Unified Communications
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (6.98%) Internet
7 3 (6.98%) ADSL
8 2 (4.65%) SAN
8 2 (4.65%) OSPF
8 2 (4.65%) BGP
8 2 (4.65%) VLAN
9 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.33%) NAS
9 1 (2.33%) DMZ
9 1 (2.33%) ISDN
9 1 (2.33%) WLAN
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Marketing
2 2 (4.65%) Electronics
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Project Manager
2 7 (16.28%) Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Network Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Network Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Implementation Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Build Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Service Management Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Network Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
1 3 (6.98%) Replication
1 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (4.65%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.98%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.33%) NetWare
4 1 (2.33%) CentOS
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) ITIL
2 13 (30.23%) Migration
3 9 (20.93%) PRINCE2
4 7 (16.28%) Service Management
4 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.95%) Project Management
6 5 (11.63%) Supplier Management
7 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
7 4 (9.30%) Logistics
7 4 (9.30%) Data Architecture
8 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
9 2 (4.65%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (4.65%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.65%) Network Design
10 1 (2.33%) Network Management
10 1 (2.33%) ITIL V3
10 1 (2.33%) High Availability
10 1 (2.33%) Change Control
10 1 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (11.63%) CCNA
3 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) VCP4
4 2 (4.65%) CCNP
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.60%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.98%) vSphere
4 1 (2.33%) Firmware
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (46.51%) Cisco
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) HP
3 4 (9.30%) Juniper
3 4 (9.30%) VMware
3 4 (9.30%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.98%) F5
4 3 (6.98%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.65%) SAP
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix
6 1 (2.33%) Novell
6 1 (2.33%) EMC
6 1 (2.33%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.33%) Kaseya
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec
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