The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 26 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)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 21 15
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.28% 3.25% 8.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 16.00% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
Median daily rate £195 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +24.13% -4.44%  

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5 25 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 6.41% 20.33% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 25
Median daily rate £195 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +260.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Cheltenham

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for WAN.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) F5