The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 69 66 61
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 53 66 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.18% 2.59% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.09% 9.66% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 29
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £120 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £447 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £344
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £110.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -76.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £16.50 £38.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £66.00 £182.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
WAN
South East

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
655 683 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.91% 26.85% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 222 223
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £19.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +21.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +19 31 £400 - 4
Slough -5 7 £450 +46.93% 6
Newbury +2 3 £450 +44.00% 2
Bracknell -6 3 £425 +13.33% 3
Wokingham - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 86 (79.63%) LAN
2 47 (43.52%) Cisco
3 44 (40.74%) Windows
4 37 (34.26%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 33 (30.56%) VPN
7 31 (28.70%) Firewall
8 28 (25.93%) ITIL
9 25 (23.15%) Citrix
10 23 (21.30%) CCNP
11 22 (20.37%) DNS
11 22 (20.37%) VMware
12 19 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (16.67%) Internet
13 18 (16.67%) MPLS
14 17 (15.74%) Microsoft
14 17 (15.74%) CCNA
14 17 (15.74%) Network Design
14 17 (15.74%) Load Balancing
15 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
15 16 (14.81%) IPsec
16 15 (13.89%) Telecoms
16 15 (13.89%) TCP/IP
16 15 (13.89%) VoIP
17 14 (12.96%) WLAN
17 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
17 14 (12.96%) Wireless
17 14 (12.96%) Network Architecture
18 13 (12.04%) SC Cleared
18 13 (12.04%) Finance

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (11.11%) IBM Notes
2 9 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.93%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 86 (79.63%) LAN
2 33 (30.56%) VPN
3 31 (28.70%) Firewall
4 22 (20.37%) DNS
5 18 (16.67%) Internet
5 18 (16.67%) MPLS
6 16 (14.81%) IPsec
7 15 (13.89%) TCP/IP
7 15 (13.89%) VoIP
8 14 (12.96%) WLAN
8 14 (12.96%) Wireless
9 11 (10.19%) DHCP
9 11 (10.19%) SAN
10 10 (9.26%) BGP
11 7 (6.48%) Ethernet
11 7 (6.48%) Network Security
12 6 (5.56%) PPP
12 6 (5.56%) ATM
12 6 (5.56%) OSPF
13 5 (4.63%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.78%) MySQL
1 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) LabVIEW
General
1 15 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 13 (12.04%) Finance
3 3 (2.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Billing
4 2 (1.85%) Legal
4 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (30.56%) Network Engineer
2 10 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 9 (8.33%) Analyst
4 7 (6.48%) Architect
4 7 (6.48%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.56%) Support Technician
5 6 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) Desktop Technician
6 5 (4.63%) IT Support
6 5 (4.63%) IT Support Technician
6 5 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Design Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Service Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (3.70%) Administrator
7 4 (3.70%) Network Architect
7 4 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) .NET
1 1 (0.93%) Middleware
1 1 (0.93%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 6 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.78%) iPad
3 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.85%) PKI
4 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.93%) iPhone
5 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.93%) PMI
5 1 (0.93%) Firmware
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) CMDB
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 44 (40.74%) Windows
2 19 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 7 (6.48%) Linux
7 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.78%) UNIX
9 2 (1.85%) AIX
10 1 (0.93%) Solaris
10 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.93%) Android
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.93%) ITIL
2 17 (15.74%) Network Design
2 17 (15.74%) Load Balancing
3 14 (12.96%) Network Architecture
4 12 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (11.11%) Project Management
4 12 (11.11%) Service Management
5 11 (10.19%) Service Delivery
6 10 (9.26%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.48%) Change Management
8 6 (5.56%) Migration
9 5 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.63%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.70%) CRM
10 4 (3.70%) Risk Management
11 3 (2.78%) Workflow
11 3 (2.78%) Validation
11 3 (2.78%) BCP
11 3 (2.78%) E-Commerce
11 3 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.56%) Python
2 5 (4.63%) SQL
3 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.85%) Perl
5 1 (0.93%) C
5 1 (0.93%) Java
5 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (34.26%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (21.30%) CCNP
3 17 (15.74%) CCNA
4 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 13 (12.04%) SC Cleared
6 12 (11.11%) Degree
7 10 (9.26%) CCIE
8 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (6.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (3.70%) PMP
10 4 (3.70%) PMI Certification
11 3 (2.78%) CCIP
11 3 (2.78%) MCSE
11 3 (2.78%) MCSA
12 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.85%) CCDP
12 2 (1.85%) BC Cleared
12 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.93%) APMP
13 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.93%) COBIT
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 36 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.56%) VMware Server
4 5 (4.63%) XenApp
5 4 (3.70%) ProxySG
6 3 (2.78%) KVM
7 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.85%) vSphere
8 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) WSUS
1 2 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (43.52%) Cisco
2 25 (23.15%) Citrix
3 22 (20.37%) VMware
4 17 (15.74%) Microsoft
5 12 (11.11%) Lotus
6 9 (8.33%) NetApp
7 7 (6.48%) Juniper
8 6 (5.56%) HP
8 6 (5.56%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.63%) EMC
10 4 (3.70%) Nokia
10 4 (3.70%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.78%) Mitel
11 3 (2.78%) Apple
11 3 (2.78%) F5
11 3 (2.78%) Nortel
11 3 (2.78%) Avaya
11 3 (2.78%) IBM
12 2 (1.85%) Siemens
12 2 (1.85%) Oracle
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