The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 15 28 20
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 5.75% 2.99% 5.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.46% 16.67% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate £236 £100 £241
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+136.25% -58.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
WAN
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Peterborough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
13 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 14.94% 17.96% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 10
Average daily rate £235 £163 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.61% -32.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £100 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £350 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Peterborough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Peterborough region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Peterborough region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 4 (33.33%) Avaya
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) VPN
7 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 2 (16.67%) VoIP
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) Internet
7 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) ATM
5 1 (8.33%) BGP
5 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
5 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (8.33%) Frame Relay
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) NAS
5 1 (8.33%) OSPF
5 1 (8.33%) RIP
5 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (8.33%) WLAN
5 1 (8.33%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) OLTP
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Support
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Database Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Hardware Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) PC Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) PC Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Provisioning Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) HP Storage
3 1 (8.33%) BYOD
3 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) Network Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (8.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) C++
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) HNC
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (8.33%) OpenView
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Avaya
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) arcserve
3 1 (8.33%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) Infovista