Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 51 69
Rank change year-on-year +1 +18 -15
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.70% 1.27% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.32% 8.00% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 17
Cambridge median daily rate £225 £195 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -47.30% +25.42%
10th Percentile £173 £193 £245
90th Percentile £375 £198 £425
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £260 £235 £370
% change year-on-year +10.64% -36.49% +138.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.38 - £23.50

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 164 100 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 23.23% 15.85% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 21 71
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +10.61%
10th Percentile £180 £313 £185
90th Percentile £408 £525 £475
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +15.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 29 30
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +15.38% +30.00%
10th Percentile £22.50 £15.75 £20.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £77.50 £50.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +42.57%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 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
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (41.67%) Wireless
3 5 (41.67%) VoIP
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (33.33%) Private Cloud
5 3 (25.00%) Office 365
5 3 (25.00%) Device Driver
5 3 (25.00%) Doxygen
5 3 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) XSLT
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) Electronics
5 3 (25.00%) Bluetooth
5 3 (25.00%) NHS
5 3 (25.00%) Firmware
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) CCNP
6 2 (16.67%) CCNA
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Information Security
6 2 (16.67%) Mac OS

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%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Doxygen
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) LAN
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (41.67%) VoIP
3 5 (41.67%) Wireless
4 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 3 (25.00%) Bluetooth
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
General
1 3 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Author
1 3 (25.00%) IT Support
1 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Technical Author
1 3 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Voice Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Support
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Senior IT Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior IT Support
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Linux Support
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Voice Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) XML
1 3 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 3 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (8.33%) iPad
3 1 (8.33%) iPhone
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Mac OS
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (8.33%) Disk Encryption
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) Proactive Management
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP Voice
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) Dell KACE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) VMware