Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 66 45
Rank change year-on-year -12 -21 +18
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 11 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.41% 1.04% 3.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.96% 8.09% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 26
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £260 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% -3.03% +202.75%
10th Percentile £196 £258 £192
90th Percentile £321 £400 £453
East of England median daily rate £363 £333 £375
% change year-on-year +9.02% -11.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.25 £14.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.97% -74.78% +53.33%
10th Percentile £16.13 £14.25 £15.65
90th Percentile £18.38 £14.75 £60.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.26 £22.06 £16.50
% change year-on-year -12.66% +33.67% -32.65%

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 226 136 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 17.70% 12.90% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 39 69
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +22.95%
10th Percentile £148 £133 £183
90th Percentile £493 £505 £475
East of England median daily rate £363 £370 £375
% change year-on-year -2.03% -1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 34 36
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £41.50 £33.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.76% -19.02% +41.74%
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.90 £20.38
90th Percentile £51.10 £46.00 £58.13
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +42.86%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +2 12 £260 -20.00% 2
Cambridge -5 4 £225 -43.75% 7
Huntingdon 0 1 - - 4
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 15 (83.33%) LAN
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) HP
3 8 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (38.89%) Wireless
4 7 (38.89%) SAN
4 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
4 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (38.89%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
5 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
5 5 (27.78%) Firewall
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (22.22%) CA
6 4 (22.22%) arcserve
6 4 (22.22%) Network Optimisation
6 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
6 4 (22.22%) Change Control
6 4 (22.22%) HP Storage
6 4 (22.22%) Network Management
7 3 (16.67%) Office 365

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 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Doxygen
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) LAN
2 7 (38.89%) SAN
2 7 (38.89%) Wireless
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
4 3 (16.67%) Bluetooth
5 2 (11.11%) Internet
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Author
3 3 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Network Support
3 3 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Server Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Server Support
3 3 (16.67%) Server Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
1 3 (16.67%) XML
1 3 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 4 (22.22%) HP Storage
2 3 (16.67%) Device Driver
3 2 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (11.11%) iPad
3 2 (11.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (22.22%) Change Control
2 4 (22.22%) Network Management
2 4 (22.22%) Network Optimisation
3 3 (16.67%) Information Security
4 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.56%) BCP
5 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) Disk Encryption
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Python
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) Firmware
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) arcserve
3 4 (22.22%) CA
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Apple
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) Dell KACE
5 1 (5.56%) VMware