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 3 months to 29 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.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 31 59
Rank change year-on-year -18 +28  
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 31 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.67% 4.91% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.18% 35.63% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 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 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.83% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.88 £26.00
% change year-on-year -31.42% -15.86%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 98 87 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 18.15% 13.77% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 45 46
Median daily rate £375 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.58% +20.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £290 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £441 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 17
Median hourly rate £22.50 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.00% +42.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £42.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -15 4 £386 -6.42% 2
Peterborough - 2 - - 2
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 9 (64.29%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall
4 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 3 (21.43%) DNS
5 3 (21.43%) DHCP
5 3 (21.43%) MCSE
5 3 (21.43%) MCP
5 3 (21.43%) CCNP
5 3 (21.43%) CCNA
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
6 2 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 2 (14.29%) PuTTY
6 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (14.29%) Use Case
6 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) F5

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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) DHCP
4 3 (21.43%) DNS
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (14.29%) Internet
5 2 (14.29%) MPLS
5 2 (14.29%) PuTTY
5 2 (14.29%) VoIP
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) WLAN
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
6 1 (7.14%) IPv4
General
1 2 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) IT Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) IT Support
3 3 (21.43%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support
4 2 (14.29%) Service Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) WLAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
1 2 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 2 (14.29%) IT Governance
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
1 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
1 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 2 (14.29%) Project Management
1 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
1 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
1 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (14.29%) Use Case
2 1 (7.14%) High Availability
2 1 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCNA
2 3 (21.43%) CCNP
2 3 (21.43%) MCP
2 3 (21.43%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (14.29%) MCSA
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) Peregrine
3 2 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (7.14%) Capita
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) Riverbed