Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 92 55
Rank change year-on-year +4 -37 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 14 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.37% 1.10% 4.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.91% 8.54% 26.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 40
Oxfordshire median daily rate £293 £650 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.00% +85.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £149 £289 £213
90th Percentile £320 £689 £525
South East median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £14.88 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.62% -20.67% +10.29%
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £40.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year -61.49% +109.09% +13.24%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 215 164 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 17.37% 12.84% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 116 149
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £250 £157
90th Percentile £525 £550 £454
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 18
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -10.11% +30.88%
10th Percentile £14.12 £14.45 £13.18
90th Percentile £71.63 £39.05 £39.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -7 7 £320 -50.77% 1
Witney - 2 £140 -
Abingdon - 2 - -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 18 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 12 (70.59%) LAN
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 11 (64.71%) Firewall
3 10 (58.82%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) DNS
5 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
5 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
6 7 (41.18%) MPLS
6 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (35.29%) VLAN
7 6 (35.29%) Network Security
7 6 (35.29%) VPN
7 6 (35.29%) ITIL
7 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
7 6 (35.29%) PBX
7 6 (35.29%) DHCP
8 5 (29.41%) Avaya
8 5 (29.41%) Juniper
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (29.41%) VMware
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (29.41%) SolarWinds
9 4 (23.53%) Symposium
9 4 (23.53%) Billing
9 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
9 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
9 4 (23.53%) FTP
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft

WAN
Co-occurring 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 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) LAN
2 11 (64.71%) Firewall
3 9 (52.94%) DNS
4 7 (41.18%) MPLS
4 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
5 6 (35.29%) DHCP
5 6 (35.29%) Network Security
5 6 (35.29%) PBX
5 6 (35.29%) VLAN
5 6 (35.29%) VPN
6 4 (23.53%) FTP
6 4 (23.53%) Symposium
7 3 (17.65%) BGP
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (11.76%) ADSL
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
8 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (11.76%) MRTG
8 2 (11.76%) OSPF
General
1 4 (23.53%) Billing
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Security Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Exchange Support
5 2 (11.76%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server Support
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 3 (17.65%) Patch Management
3 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Change Control
4 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) Proactive Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Network Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (5.88%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) C++
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCNP
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.88%) ProxySG
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) FortiGate
1 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
2 1 (5.88%) OSSEC
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
3 5 (29.41%) Avaya
3 5 (29.41%) Juniper
3 5 (29.41%) SolarWinds
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
5 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
5 2 (11.76%) Qualys
5 2 (11.76%) Sophos
6 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Huawei
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat