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 30 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 28 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5  
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 3.94% 2.15% 3.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.91% 13.89% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 13
Median daily rate £488 £250 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +95.00% -35.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £186 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £338 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -13.46%  

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 46 36 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 16.49% 15.45% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 32
Median daily rate £450 £225 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -42.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £130 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £320 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £14.85 £24.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.38% +75.00%  
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 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 30 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 Oxford region with a requirement for WAN.

1 17 (77.27%) LAN
2 10 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 9 (40.91%) Migration
4 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
5 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
5 7 (31.82%) Firewall
5 7 (31.82%) Linux
5 7 (31.82%) Unix
6 6 (27.27%) VPN
6 6 (27.27%) DNS
6 6 (27.27%) Juniper
6 6 (27.27%) Network Security
6 6 (27.27%) Network Design
6 6 (27.27%) Palo Alto
7 5 (22.73%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (22.73%) Web Filtering
7 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
7 5 (22.73%) Time Management
7 5 (22.73%) SOA
7 5 (22.73%) Web Services
8 4 (18.18%) Java
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) CCNP
8 4 (18.18%) BGP
8 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (18.18%) IaaS

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) IaaS
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (13.64%) SaaS
4 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) LAN
2 7 (31.82%) Firewall
3 6 (27.27%) DNS
3 6 (27.27%) Network Security
3 6 (27.27%) VPN
4 4 (18.18%) BGP
4 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (9.09%) DHCP
6 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
6 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
6 2 (9.09%) Junos
6 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
6 2 (9.09%) SSL
6 2 (9.09%) VoIP
7 1 (4.55%) MPLS
7 1 (4.55%) OSPF
7 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
General
1 3 (13.64%) Back Office
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Network Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Network Project Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) AWS Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Java Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Migration Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) PMI
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Unix
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.09%) Mac OS X
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Network Design
3 5 (22.73%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (22.73%) SOA
3 5 (22.73%) Time Management
3 5 (22.73%) Web Filtering
4 4 (18.18%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Application Rationalisation
6 2 (9.09%) Informatics
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (9.09%) Service Design
7 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.55%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) CCNP
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) PMI Certification
2 3 (13.64%) PMP
3 2 (9.09%) CISSP
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) JNCIA
3 2 (9.09%) JNCIP
3 2 (9.09%) JNCIS
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) PMO
2 2 (9.09%) HIPAA
2 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (4.55%) Nagios
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Juniper
1 6 (27.27%) Palo Alto
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
4 2 (9.09%) Brocade
4 2 (9.09%) F5
4 2 (9.09%) Intel Security
4 2 (9.09%) Sophos