Period
to 13 December 2019

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 13 December 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 56 72
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.64% 2.28% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.31% 12.44% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 15
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £398 £250 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.00% -4.76% -19.23%
10th Percentile £184 £204 £224
90th Percentile £525 £388 £375
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - £17.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.60 £30.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -44.67% +73.91% -50.44%

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 168 209 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 14.48% 18.37% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 100 115
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £180
90th Percentile £525 £476 £473
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £366
% change year-on-year - +9.22% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 57
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £15.25 £19.30 £16.13
90th Percentile £52.73 £48.68 £49.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 £16.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year -0.31% -49.22% -9.86%

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 13 December 2019.

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 13 December 2019. 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
Cambridge -1 9 £209 - 10
Peterborough -4 8 £400 +60.00% 4
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 15 (78.95%) LAN
3 13 (68.42%) Firewall
4 10 (52.63%) Migration
5 9 (47.37%) CCNA
5 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (31.58%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
7 5 (26.32%) FortiGate
7 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity Planning
7 5 (26.32%) Wireless
7 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (26.32%) BCP
7 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
7 5 (26.32%) Mitel
7 5 (26.32%) VPN
7 5 (26.32%) Technology Roadmap
7 5 (26.32%) Project Delivery
8 4 (21.05%) Skype
8 4 (21.05%) WLAN
8 4 (21.05%) MPLS
8 4 (21.05%) Sophos
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
8 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
9 3 (15.79%) Azure
9 3 (15.79%) Degree

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 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) LAN
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (31.58%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (26.32%) VPN
4 5 (26.32%) Wireless
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (21.05%) MPLS
5 4 (21.05%) Skype
5 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
5 4 (21.05%) WLAN
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Azure Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Check Point Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) BCP
2 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
2 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity Planning
2 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (26.32%) Project Delivery
2 5 (26.32%) Technology Roadmap
3 3 (15.79%) Fintech
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) CCNA
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) CCNP
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) vCloud
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) vSphere
1 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) FortiGate
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Mitel
2 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
3 4 (21.05%) Sophos
4 2 (10.53%) Meraki
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) VMware