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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 36 19 33
Rank change year-on-year -17 +14  
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.28% 6.86% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.90% 40.00% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 2
Median daily rate £386 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.42% +26.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -31.88% -10.00%  

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 58 70 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 18.53% 17.16% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 35
Median daily rate £350 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £467 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £50.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.00% +143.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £42.05 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Cambridge

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
3 2 (33.33%) Driving Licence

WAN
Top Related 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) MPLS
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (16.67%) IPv4
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Support
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Network Support
3 2 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Service Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) IT Governance
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Riverbed