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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 39 55
Rank change year-on-year +4 +16  
Contract jobs citing WAN 24 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.09% 3.37% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.17% 25.64% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 15
Median daily rate £300 £413 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £400 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £475 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £23.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 - £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 - £23.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +15.11% +2.38%  

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 119 78 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 20.27% 13.15% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 54
Median daily rate £290 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £337 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £625 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 26
Median hourly rate £19.38 £45.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.93% +95.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £37.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
Peterborough +11 11 £370 - 2
Cambridge +2 8 £208 -49.57% 2
Huntingdon - 3 £495 - 1
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 29 (90.63%) LAN
2 21 (65.63%) Cisco
3 19 (59.38%) Firewall
4 11 (34.38%) VoIP
5 10 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (28.13%) Wireless
7 8 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 6 (18.75%) Windows
9 6 (18.75%) Business Continuity
9 6 (18.75%) Private Cloud
10 5 (15.63%) CCNP
10 5 (15.63%) Internet
11 4 (12.50%) BCP
11 4 (12.50%) CCNA
11 4 (12.50%) MCP
11 4 (12.50%) DNS
11 4 (12.50%) DHCP
11 4 (12.50%) Information Security
11 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (12.50%) FortiGate
11 4 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
11 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (12.50%) Degree
11 4 (12.50%) Unified Communications
11 4 (12.50%) High Availability
11 4 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM

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 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (90.63%) LAN
2 19 (59.38%) Firewall
3 11 (34.38%) VoIP
4 10 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (28.13%) Wireless
6 5 (15.63%) Internet
7 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (12.50%) DHCP
7 4 (12.50%) DNS
7 4 (12.50%) Unified Communications
8 3 (9.38%) IP Telephony
8 3 (9.38%) VPN
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (6.25%) MPLS
9 2 (6.25%) Network Security
9 2 (6.25%) PuTTY
9 2 (6.25%) WLAN
10 1 (3.13%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
1 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Network Specialist
2 6 (18.75%) Voice Specialist
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Architect
5 3 (9.38%) IT Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) IT Support
5 3 (9.38%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) CCTV
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (18.75%) Business Continuity
3 4 (12.50%) BCP
3 4 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
3 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (12.50%) High Availability
3 4 (12.50%) Information Security
3 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.38%) Information Governance
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.25%) IT Strategy
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (3.13%) Migration
6 1 (3.13%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.63%) CCNP
3 4 (12.50%) CCNA
3 4 (12.50%) Degree
3 4 (12.50%) MCP
4 3 (9.38%) MCSE
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.13%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.25%) F5
4 2 (6.25%) Peregrine
4 2 (6.25%) Remedy
4 2 (6.25%) Riverbed
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Aruba
5 1 (3.13%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Juniper