Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 72 54
Rank change year-on-year -3 -18 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.96% 1.67% 3.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.74% 10.91% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 17
Oxford median daily rate £320 £650 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.77% +103.13% -1.54%
Oxfordshire median daily rate £293 £650 £350
% change year-on-year -55.00% +85.71% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Oxford median hourly rate - £14.88 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.03% -8.82%
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £14.88 £18.75
% change year-on-year +54.62% -20.67% +10.29%

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 Oxford with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 122 110 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 16.71% 15.32% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 84 74
Oxford median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £170 £224 £139
90th Percentile £525 £564 £463
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Oxford median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +9.68% -8.82%
10th Percentile £21.25 £13.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.75 £20.00 £36.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +15.00% -10.11% +30.88%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

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 19 November 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 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (57.14%) MPLS
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
4 3 (42.86%) VLAN
4 3 (42.86%) Change Management
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) DHCP
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Avaya
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
5 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
5 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (28.57%) Change Control
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Proactive Management
5 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification

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 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 2 (28.57%) FTP
4 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (28.57%) OSPF
4 2 (28.57%) PBX
4 2 (28.57%) Symposium
5 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
5 1 (14.29%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) VoIP
5 1 (14.29%) VRRP
General
1 2 (28.57%) Billing
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Security Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) PBX Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
3 2 (28.57%) Proactive Management
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) High Availability
4 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (14.29%) Service Design
4 1 (14.29%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Avaya
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) NetApp
4 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Qualys