The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 43 39 33
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6  
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 13 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.61% 2.62% 5.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.26% 19.40% 29.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 27
Median daily rate £463 £263 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.19% -32.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £206 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £289 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -31.88% -10.00%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 86 67 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 15.52% 13.48% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 55 67
Median daily rate £450 £239 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.48% -36.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £345 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 16
Median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £23.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.87 £26.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Oxfordshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Oxfordshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Oxfordshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Oxford -1 11 £488 +105.26%
Kidlington - 3 £450 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 29 (78.38%) LAN
2 16 (43.24%) Data Centre
3 15 (40.54%) Firewall
4 14 (37.84%) Network Security
4 14 (37.84%) Juniper
4 14 (37.84%) Palo Alto
4 14 (37.84%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (32.43%) Kalman Filter
5 12 (32.43%) Web Filtering
5 12 (32.43%) Windows
5 12 (32.43%) Linux
6 11 (29.73%) Cisco
6 11 (29.73%) Migration
7 9 (24.32%) JNCIA
7 9 (24.32%) Problem Management
8 8 (21.62%) Computer Science
8 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
8 8 (21.62%) Brocade
8 8 (21.62%) HIPAA
8 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
8 8 (21.62%) Blue Coat
8 8 (21.62%) VPN
8 8 (21.62%) DNS
8 8 (21.62%) SSL
8 8 (21.62%) Unix
8 8 (21.62%) Intel Security
8 8 (21.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (21.62%) F5
8 8 (21.62%) NetScaler

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (8.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 14 (37.84%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (13.51%) IaaS
4 3 (8.11%) SaaS
5 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (78.38%) LAN
2 15 (40.54%) Firewall
3 14 (37.84%) Network Security
4 8 (21.62%) DNS
4 8 (21.62%) NetScaler
4 8 (21.62%) SSL
4 8 (21.62%) VPN
5 7 (18.92%) Junos
6 6 (16.22%) BGP
6 6 (16.22%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (10.81%) Ethernet
8 3 (8.11%) OSPF
8 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.11%) VoIP
9 2 (5.41%) DHCP
9 2 (5.41%) Internet
9 2 (5.41%) IP Telephony
9 2 (5.41%) SMTP
10 1 (2.70%) MPLS
10 1 (2.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Big Data
General
1 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Publishing
3 4 (10.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Network Engineer
2 14 (37.84%) Network Security Engineer
2 14 (37.84%) Security Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) Project Manager
4 6 (16.22%) Architect
5 5 (13.51%) Juniper Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Network Manager
5 5 (13.51%) Network Project Manager
6 4 (10.81%) Technical Architect
7 3 (8.11%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (8.11%) Data Centre Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Administrator
8 2 (5.41%) Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) AWS Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Data Network Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Web Services
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Data Centre
2 8 (21.62%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.81%) PMI
4 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Linux
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Unix
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Kalman Filter
1 12 (32.43%) Web Filtering
2 11 (29.73%) Migration
3 9 (24.32%) Problem Management
4 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
5 7 (18.92%) Network Design
6 6 (16.22%) SOA
6 6 (16.22%) Time Management
7 5 (13.51%) Change Management
7 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
8 4 (10.81%) Project Planning
9 3 (8.11%) Application Rationalisation
10 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (5.41%) Informatics
10 2 (5.41%) ITIL
10 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (5.41%) Project Management
10 2 (5.41%) Service Design
10 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (2.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) Java
2 4 (10.81%) Perl
3 3 (8.11%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) C++
4 2 (5.41%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) JNCIA
2 7 (18.92%) CCNP
2 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.92%) CISSP
2 7 (18.92%) JNCIP
2 7 (18.92%) JNCIS
3 4 (10.81%) PMI Certification
3 4 (10.81%) PMP
4 3 (8.11%) CCNA
5 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) HIPAA
1 8 (21.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (8.11%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Nagios
1 3 (8.11%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Juniper
1 14 (37.84%) Palo Alto
2 11 (29.73%) Cisco
3 8 (21.62%) Blue Coat
3 8 (21.62%) Brocade
3 8 (21.62%) F5
3 8 (21.62%) Intel Security
4 6 (16.22%) SolarWinds
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.81%) Oracle
7 3 (8.11%) VMware
8 2 (5.41%) Sophos