Period
to 25 March 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 25 March 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 51 50
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -21
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.37% 1.40% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.00% 7.34% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Cambridge median daily rate - £245 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -38.56% -3.33%
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £230 £260 £399
% change year-on-year -11.54% -34.80% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £17.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +18.97% -74.78%

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 100 109 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 15.20% 19.06% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 39 38
Cambridge median daily rate £340 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +1.82% -16.67%
10th Percentile £168 £143 £148
90th Percentile £530 £525 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £340 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +0.74% -3.57% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 31 31
Cambridge median hourly rate £33.75 £42.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.64% +100.00% -53.33%
10th Percentile £16.15 £17.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £49.75 £42.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -46.43% +86.67% -46.75%

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 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 25 March 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 7 (77.78%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) CCNA
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) Office 365
3 4 (44.44%) Change Control
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) IBM Domino
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) GroupWise
5 1 (11.11%) Google
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) SCCM
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure

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 4 (44.44%) IBM Domino
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) GroupWise
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Discoverer
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
1 4 (44.44%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CCNA
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) VMware