Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 49 95
Rank change year-on-year 0 +46 -38
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 22 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.01% 2.76% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 16.67% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 7
Median daily rate £288 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.13% -11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £207 £273 £250
90th Percentile £370 £538 £608
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £411
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.74% -0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -34.88%
South East median hourly rate £23.75 £26.21 £16.63
% change year-on-year -9.37% +57.62% +0.76%

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 75 132 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 15.18% 16.54% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 93 102
Median daily rate £215 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.25% +6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £114 £135 £162
90th Percentile £556 £618 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £418 £400
% change year-on-year -4.19% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 7
Median hourly rate £26.75 £45.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.56% +157.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.95 £24.50 £13.92
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.15 £84.25
Median hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +88.24% -15.00% -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Oxfordshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in Oxfordshire.

Daily rate trend for WAN in Oxfordshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in Oxfordshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in Oxfordshire.

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 3 April 2020. 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 +12 2 £375 +7.14% 4
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Azure
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security
4 2 (40.00%) AWS
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (20.00%) Health Informatics
5 1 (20.00%) PACS
5 1 (20.00%) GSEC
5 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (20.00%) e-Health
5 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (20.00%) Informatics

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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Azure
2 2 (40.00%) AWS
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Electronic Patient Records
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Implementation Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) IT Security Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Network Implementation Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Network Technical Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (20.00%) e-Health
1 1 (20.00%) LIMS
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
1 1 (20.00%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Antivirus Management
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ePrescribing
2 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (20.00%) Health Informatics
2 1 (20.00%) Informatics
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) GIAC
1 1 (20.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Sophos
2 1 (20.00%) Veeam
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Zscaler