The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 64 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 45 68 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.29% 2.76% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.80% 12.19% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 27
Median daily rate £331 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £259 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £525 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.55% +8.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
459 558 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.41% 22.64% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 278 307
Median daily rate £388 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.39% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 12
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Berkshire region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
Reading +8 19 £320 -20.00% 5
Maidenhead -8 6 £450 - 1
Bracknell +1 5 £300 +40.35% 4
Slough +3 1 £315 -40.00%
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

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

1 79 (79.00%) LAN
2 55 (55.00%) Cisco
3 34 (34.00%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (32.00%) Firewall
5 30 (30.00%) MPLS
6 29 (29.00%) Windows
7 26 (26.00%) Data Centre
8 24 (24.00%) CheckPoint
9 23 (23.00%) CCNP
9 23 (23.00%) VPN
9 23 (23.00%) VMware
10 21 (21.00%) Active Directory
11 20 (20.00%) CCNA
11 20 (20.00%) Telecoms
12 19 (19.00%) Windows Server
13 17 (17.00%) TCP/IP
13 17 (17.00%) VoIP
13 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
14 15 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (15.00%) Microsoft
14 15 (15.00%) BGP
14 15 (15.00%) Project Management
15 14 (14.00%) Juniper
15 14 (14.00%) ITIL
15 14 (14.00%) F5
16 12 (12.00%) SAN
16 12 (12.00%) Network Security
16 12 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (11.00%) Palo Alto
17 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 9 (9.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (6.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) MS Project
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (7.00%) Office 365
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 79 (79.00%) LAN
2 32 (32.00%) Firewall
3 30 (30.00%) MPLS
4 23 (23.00%) VPN
5 17 (17.00%) TCP/IP
5 17 (17.00%) VoIP
6 15 (15.00%) BGP
7 12 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (12.00%) Network Security
7 12 (12.00%) SAN
8 11 (11.00%) Ethernet
8 11 (11.00%) WLAN
9 10 (10.00%) DNS
9 10 (10.00%) Internet
10 9 (9.00%) OSPF
10 9 (9.00%) Wireless
11 7 (7.00%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (7.00%) DHCP
11 7 (7.00%) Unified Communications
12 6 (6.00%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.00%) Redis
General
1 20 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.00%) Electronics
2 5 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (1.00%) French Language
4 1 (1.00%) Local Government
4 1 (1.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (22.00%) Architect
2 21 (21.00%) Network Engineer
3 13 (13.00%) Consultant
4 9 (9.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (8.00%) Analyst
5 8 (8.00%) Network Architect
6 7 (7.00%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.00%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.00%) Active Directory Consultant
7 5 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (5.00%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.00%) Network Security Architect
7 5 (5.00%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
7 5 (5.00%) Windows Consultant
8 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.00%) LAN Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.00%) Middleware
2 2 (2.00%) ELK Stack
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.00%) CSS
3 1 (1.00%) RESTful
3 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.00%) PKI
4 3 (3.00%) CMDB
4 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.00%) PMI
4 3 (3.00%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.00%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (2.00%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.00%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.00%) Windows
2 19 (19.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (11.00%) Linux
4 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.00%) Unix
5 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.00%) Android
7 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.00%) Project Management
2 14 (14.00%) ITIL
3 10 (10.00%) Migration
4 9 (9.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.00%) Change Management
5 7 (7.00%) Network Management
5 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.00%) Service Management
6 6 (6.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (6.00%) Network Design
7 5 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations
7 5 (5.00%) High Availability
7 5 (5.00%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 5 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (5.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.00%) Process Improvement
7 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (5.00%) VB
2 3 (3.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.00%) C
3 1 (1.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (34.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (23.00%) CCNP
3 20 (20.00%) CCNA
4 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.00%) CCIE
7 6 (6.00%) PMI Certification
8 5 (5.00%) CCDP
9 4 (4.00%) PMP
10 3 (3.00%) CCDA
10 3 (3.00%) CISSP
10 3 (3.00%) Degree
10 3 (3.00%) DV Cleared
10 3 (3.00%) SANS
10 3 (3.00%) SSCP
11 2 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (2.00%) CCVP
11 2 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
12 1 (1.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 21 (21.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.00%) ProxySG
4 4 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.00%) Firmware
6 2 (2.00%) vSphere
6 2 (2.00%) XenApp
6 2 (2.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) WSUS
2 5 (5.00%) AirWatch
2 5 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (3.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (3.00%) OPNET
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (2.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.00%) QRadar
6 1 (1.00%) Kibana
6 1 (1.00%) logstash
6 1 (1.00%) Nessus
6 1 (1.00%) Nexpose
6 1 (1.00%) Nmap
6 1 (1.00%) RSA enVision
6 1 (1.00%) SCCM
6 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 55 (55.00%) Cisco
2 24 (24.00%) CheckPoint
3 23 (23.00%) VMware
4 15 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (14.00%) F5
5 14 (14.00%) Juniper
6 11 (11.00%) Palo Alto
7 8 (8.00%) Citrix
7 8 (8.00%) HP
8 7 (7.00%) Symantec
9 6 (6.00%) Blue Coat
10 5 (5.00%) MobileIron
10 5 (5.00%) Oracle
11 4 (4.00%) Riverbed
11 4 (4.00%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.00%) Splunk
12 3 (3.00%) Apple
12 3 (3.00%) IBM
13 2 (2.00%) BT
13 2 (2.00%) Veeam