Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 August 2018 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 48 42
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 +35
Contract jobs citing WAN 24 38 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.16% 3.16% 3.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.83% 15.77% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 20
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £285 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -27.27% +47.32%
10th Percentile £210 £208 £302
90th Percentile £395 £419 £488
East of England median daily rate £363 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +11.54% -18.75% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £10.01 £17.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.80% -69.57% +147.31%
10th Percentile £9.73 £13.55 £56.25
90th Percentile £10.30 £24.85 £58.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.17 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.45% -61.95% +24.09%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 187 241 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.85% 20.05% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 124 77
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £250 £190 £285
90th Percentile £506 £496 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 45 30
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £33.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.76% -16.25% +70.21%
10th Percentile £9.73 £13.51 £35.65
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £57.63
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.53% -49.33% +27.29%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Cambridgeshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Cambridgeshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Cambridgeshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Cambridgeshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough -6 14 £268 -10.83% 4
Cambridge -5 9 £331 +13.73% 3
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 16 (66.67%) LAN
3 13 (54.17%) Firewall
4 12 (50.00%) ITIL
5 10 (41.67%) Incident Management
6 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
7 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (29.17%) Remedy
7 7 (29.17%) Wireless
7 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
8 6 (25.00%) VoIP
8 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (25.00%) Proactive Monitoring
9 5 (20.83%) ShoreTel
9 5 (20.83%) Virtual Team
9 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
9 5 (20.83%) CCNA
9 5 (20.83%) Avaya
9 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
9 5 (20.83%) Change Management
9 5 (20.83%) Validation
10 4 (16.67%) Internet
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.67%) Stealthwatch
10 4 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (16.67%) Fault Management
10 4 (16.67%) Aruba
10 4 (16.67%) ITIL V3
11 3 (12.50%) NETGEAR

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) LAN
2 13 (54.17%) Firewall
3 7 (29.17%) Wireless
4 6 (25.00%) VoIP
5 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.67%) Internet
7 3 (12.50%) Broadband
7 3 (12.50%) DNS
7 3 (12.50%) Network Security
8 2 (8.33%) 802.11
8 2 (8.33%) ATM
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (8.33%) Frame Relay
8 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (8.33%) MPLS
8 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (8.33%) xDSL
9 1 (4.17%) DSL
9 1 (4.17%) SAN
General
1 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Administrator
1 7 (29.17%) Network Administrator
2 6 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Incident Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Major Incident Manager
5 2 (8.33%) IT Support
5 2 (8.33%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Support
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Virtual Team
3 4 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (12.50%) CMDB
5 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
5 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
5 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) ITIL
2 10 (41.67%) Incident Management
3 6 (25.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 5 (20.83%) Change Management
4 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
4 5 (20.83%) Validation
5 4 (16.67%) Fault Management
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
7 2 (8.33%) Change Control
7 2 (8.33%) Data Privacy
7 2 (8.33%) Network Management
7 2 (8.33%) Security Hardening
8 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
8 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity Planning
8 1 (4.17%) Decision-Making
8 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.83%) CCNA
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (12.50%) A+ Certification
5 2 (8.33%) CCNP
6 1 (4.17%) CCIE
6 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 7 (29.17%) Remedy
4 5 (20.83%) Avaya
4 5 (20.83%) ShoreTel
5 4 (16.67%) Aruba
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) Arista
6 3 (12.50%) NETGEAR
6 3 (12.50%) Virgin Media
7 2 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (8.33%) Juniper
7 2 (8.33%) Nokia
7 2 (8.33%) Riverbed
7 2 (8.33%) Symantec
7 2 (8.33%) VMware
8 1 (4.17%) Citrix
8 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.17%) NetApp
8 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto