Period
to 15 September 2019

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 6 months to 15 September 2019 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
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 59 52
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.25% 0.82% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.17% 4.51% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 9
Cambridge median daily rate £218 - £225
10th Percentile £180 - £173
90th Percentile £391 - £375
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £313 £285 £300
% change year-on-year +9.65% -5.00% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £10.01 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -42.80% -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 109 133 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 13.66% 18.10% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 57 76
Cambridge median daily rate £373 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.88% +18.52% -18.18%
10th Percentile £182 £300 £187
90th Percentile £509 £493 £402
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £390 £350
% change year-on-year -3.85% +11.43% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 37
Cambridge median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.00 £51.25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £19.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +136.84% -49.33% -5.66%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Cambridge over the 6 months to 15 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 15 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for WAN.

1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (60.00%) CCNA
5 5 (50.00%) VPN
5 5 (50.00%) Wireless
6 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (40.00%) Migration
6 4 (40.00%) Mitel
6 4 (40.00%) Project Delivery
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (30.00%) Skype
7 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
7 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
7 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 3 (30.00%) Sophos
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (30.00%) WLAN
8 2 (20.00%) CCNP
8 2 (20.00%) SSL
8 2 (20.00%) VoIP
8 2 (20.00%) ITIL
8 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (20.00%) Change Management
8 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
8 2 (20.00%) Validation
8 2 (20.00%) CMDB

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 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) VPN
3 5 (50.00%) Wireless
4 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (30.00%) Skype
5 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
5 3 (30.00%) WLAN
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (20.00%) SSL
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Network Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) CMDB
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Project Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNA
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) vCloud
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (20.00%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Mitel
3 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (30.00%) Sophos
4 2 (20.00%) Arista
4 2 (20.00%) Aruba
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) ShoreTel
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) VMware