The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 30 48
Rank change year-on-year -1 +18  
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.66% 3.91% 3.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.94% 26.42% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 10
Median daily rate £208 £413 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.57% +44.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £413 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £475 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.34% +2.38%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 67 53 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 22.26% 14.80% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 46
Median daily rate £208 £413 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.57% +42.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £625 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 21
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +119.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Cambridge

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Cambridge

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for WAN.

1 9 (75.00%) LAN
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
3 7 (58.33%) VoIP
4 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (41.67%) CCNP
6 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
7 3 (25.00%) Degree
7 3 (25.00%) VPN
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (25.00%) Wireless
7 3 (25.00%) Private Cloud
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (16.67%) NHS
8 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (16.67%) Internet
8 2 (16.67%) MPLS
8 2 (16.67%) DNS
8 2 (16.67%) DHCP
8 2 (16.67%) CCNA
8 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (16.67%) Computer Science

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
3 7 (58.33%) VoIP
4 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
6 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
6 3 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 2 (16.67%) DNS
7 2 (16.67%) Internet
7 2 (16.67%) MPLS
8 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (8.33%) IPv4
8 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Voice Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Support
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Voice Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCNP
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) F5
3 2 (16.67%) Riverbed
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Aruba
4 1 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft