The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 27 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 42 37
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.62% 1.31% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.41% 12.50% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 11
Median daily rate £205 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.95% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £380 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £600 £475
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 £27.38 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.34% +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 Oxford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 27 32 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 8.41% 10.49% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 31
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £570 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.15 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Oxford

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 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 Oxford region with a requirement for WAN.

1 8 (61.54%) LAN
2 5 (38.46%) Juniper
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) Network Security
2 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (38.46%) Palo Alto
3 4 (30.77%) Web Filtering
3 4 (30.77%) IaaS
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (30.77%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (30.77%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) BGP
4 3 (23.08%) PMI
4 3 (23.08%) PMP
4 3 (23.08%) PMI Certification
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
4 3 (23.08%) PMO
5 2 (15.38%) Service Design
5 2 (15.38%) Application Rationalisation
5 2 (15.38%) Informatics
5 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
5 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (30.77%) IaaS
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) LAN
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Network Security
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
3 4 (30.77%) BGP
3 4 (30.77%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
5 2 (15.38%) VoIP
6 1 (7.69%) ADSL
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.69%) Junos
6 1 (7.69%) MPLS
6 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
6 1 (7.69%) OSPF
6 1 (7.69%) PBX
6 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Project Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Security Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Network Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Network Project Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) WAN Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) PMI
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.69%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (30.77%) Web Filtering
3 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Application Rationalisation
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Informatics
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Design
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
5 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (7.69%) Task Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) C++
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) PMI Certification
1 3 (23.08%) PMP
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) JNCIA
3 1 (7.69%) JNCIP
3 1 (7.69%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) PMO
2 1 (7.69%) HIPAA
2 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Juniper
1 5 (38.46%) Palo Alto
2 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.69%) Brocade
4 1 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee
4 1 (7.69%) Sophos
4 1 (7.69%) Veeam
4 1 (7.69%) VMware