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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 62 61
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 70 64 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.67% 2.46% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.16% 10.74% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 24
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +15.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £198 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
Average hourly rate £13.65 £18.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.16% -62.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £15.60 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £51.60 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
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
689 596 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.25% 22.88% 29.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 221 184
Average daily rate £350 £352 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 37 34
Average hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -57.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.25 £15.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 +7 22 £475 +35.71% 6
Bracknell +5 11 £287 -28.31% 3
Slough -8 7 £525 +104.87% 1
Newbury +3 5 £188 - 3
Maidenhead - - - - 1
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 106 (86.89%) LAN
2 59 (48.36%) Cisco
3 42 (34.43%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (31.15%) Internet
4 38 (31.15%) VPN
5 36 (29.51%) Firewall
6 32 (26.23%) Security Cleared
6 32 (26.23%) CCNP
7 30 (24.59%) Windows
7 30 (24.59%) Telecoms
8 28 (22.95%) ITIL
9 24 (19.67%) SC Cleared
10 23 (18.85%) VMware
10 23 (18.85%) OSPF
11 22 (18.03%) Microsoft
12 21 (17.21%) Active Directory
12 21 (17.21%) VoIP
13 20 (16.39%) TCP/IP
13 20 (16.39%) Wireless
14 19 (15.57%) BGP
14 19 (15.57%) CCNA
14 19 (15.57%) F5
15 18 (14.75%) MPLS
16 17 (13.93%) Citrix
16 17 (13.93%) WLAN
17 16 (13.11%) Network Security
17 16 (13.11%) VLAN
18 15 (12.30%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (12.30%) EIGRP
19 14 (11.48%) Ethernet

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 8 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.46%) IIS
3 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.46%) Lync
4 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.82%) Apache
4 1 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.82%) Confluence
4 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.82%) MediaWiki
4 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (10.66%) MS Office
1 13 (10.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 106 (86.89%) LAN
2 38 (31.15%) VPN
2 38 (31.15%) Internet
3 36 (29.51%) Firewall
4 23 (18.85%) OSPF
5 21 (17.21%) VoIP
6 20 (16.39%) TCP/IP
6 20 (16.39%) Wireless
7 19 (15.57%) BGP
8 18 (14.75%) MPLS
9 17 (13.93%) WLAN
10 16 (13.11%) VLAN
10 16 (13.11%) Network Security
11 15 (12.30%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (12.30%) EIGRP
12 14 (11.48%) ADSL
12 14 (11.48%) Ethernet
13 13 (10.66%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (9.84%) SAN
15 11 (9.02%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.92%) DB2
2 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.64%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (1.64%) SAP HANA
3 2 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.64%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.82%) Subversion
1 1 (0.82%) JIRA
1 1 (0.82%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.82%) Hudson
1 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (24.59%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.20%) Retail
3 6 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.10%) Finance
5 2 (1.64%) Billing
5 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.82%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (29.51%) Network Engineer
2 23 (18.85%) Architect
3 11 (9.02%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (8.20%) Network Architect
4 10 (8.20%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.38%) Consultant
6 8 (6.56%) Administrator
7 7 (5.74%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.74%) Network Consultant
7 7 (5.74%) Technical Architect
8 6 (4.92%) IP Network Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) IP Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.28%) Network Specialist
10 4 (3.28%) Network Security Specialist
10 4 (3.28%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.10%) SecurID
2 3 (2.46%) AS400
2 3 (2.46%) iSeries
3 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.64%) PMI
3 2 (1.64%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.82%) Handset
4 1 (0.82%) Replication
4 1 (0.82%) Statistics
4 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.82%) Wiki
4 1 (0.82%) iPhone
4 1 (0.82%) Kindle
4 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.59%) Windows
2 13 (10.66%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (10.66%) Windows 7
3 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (8.20%) Linux
5 9 (7.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.92%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.10%) CentOS
7 5 (4.10%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.46%) i5/OS
9 3 (2.46%) OS/400
9 3 (2.46%) AIX
10 1 (0.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.95%) ITIL
2 12 (9.84%) Project Management
3 11 (9.02%) Migration
3 11 (9.02%) Network Design
4 8 (6.56%) PRINCE2
5 7 (5.74%) Network Architecture
6 6 (4.92%) Network Management
7 5 (4.10%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.10%) Fault Management
7 5 (4.10%) eTOM
7 5 (4.10%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.10%) Change Management
7 5 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.10%) Validation
7 5 (4.10%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.28%) Business Transformation
8 4 (3.28%) Protective Monitoring
8 4 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (3.28%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.56%) SQL
2 3 (2.46%) Python
2 3 (2.46%) C
2 3 (2.46%) COBOL
2 3 (2.46%) Java
2 3 (2.46%) RPG
3 2 (1.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.64%) ABAP
4 1 (0.82%) Ruby
4 1 (0.82%) Perl
4 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (34.43%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (26.23%) CCNP
2 32 (26.23%) Security Cleared
3 24 (19.67%) SC Cleared
4 19 (15.57%) CCNA
5 8 (6.56%) CCIE
5 8 (6.56%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.74%) Degree
7 6 (4.92%) BC Cleared
8 5 (4.10%) CISSP
9 4 (3.28%) CCDP
9 4 (3.28%) JNCIS
9 4 (3.28%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.46%) IBM Certification
10 3 (2.46%) PMP
11 2 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.82%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.82%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.84%) SLA
2 6 (4.92%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (17.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.28%) Firmware
4 3 (2.46%) vSphere
4 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.46%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.64%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.82%) Postfix
6 1 (0.82%) XenApp
6 1 (0.82%) XenServer
6 1 (0.82%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.82%) Samba
6 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.46%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.46%) HP SIM
2 3 (2.46%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (2.46%) SCCM
2 3 (2.46%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.82%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.82%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.82%) SCOM
3 1 (0.82%) Puppet
3 1 (0.82%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 59 (48.36%) Cisco
2 23 (18.85%) VMware
3 22 (18.03%) Microsoft
4 19 (15.57%) F5
5 17 (13.93%) Citrix
6 12 (9.84%) CheckPoint
7 11 (9.02%) HP
7 11 (9.02%) IBM
8 8 (6.56%) Juniper
9 7 (5.74%) Fortinet
10 6 (4.92%) Remedy
11 5 (4.10%) AlgoSec
11 5 (4.10%) Tufin
11 5 (4.10%) CA
12 4 (3.28%) Mercator
13 3 (2.46%) NetIQ
13 3 (2.46%) Nortel
13 3 (2.46%) NetApp
13 3 (2.46%) SAP
13 3 (2.46%) Dell
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