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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 73 76 73
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 55 63 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.22% 2.39% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.66% 9.18% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 29
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% +15.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £38.25 £27.85 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.35% +21.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.01 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.20 £37.50 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.49% -7.23%
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
635 686 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.59% 26.03% 34.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 216 236
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £19.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +27.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +23 23 £288 -12.87% 10
Newbury +5 7 £450 +44.00% 3
Slough -7 5 - - 12
Bracknell -9 5 £260 -37.91% 1
Maidenhead - - - - 3
Wokingham - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 89 (82.41%) LAN
2 41 (37.96%) Windows
3 40 (37.04%) Cisco
4 33 (30.56%) Active Directory
5 31 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (26.85%) VPN
7 27 (25.00%) Citrix
8 26 (24.07%) Firewall
9 25 (23.15%) ITIL
10 22 (20.37%) CCNP
10 22 (20.37%) Internet
11 21 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (18.52%) Security Cleared
13 19 (17.59%) VMware
14 17 (15.74%) Telecoms
14 17 (15.74%) Load Balancing
14 17 (15.74%) MPLS
15 16 (14.81%) DNS
15 16 (14.81%) Network Design
16 15 (13.89%) TCP/IP
16 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
16 15 (13.89%) MS Excel
17 14 (12.96%) WLAN
17 14 (12.96%) SC Cleared
17 14 (12.96%) IPsec
17 14 (12.96%) Finance
17 14 (12.96%) Network Architecture
18 13 (12.04%) Wireless
18 13 (12.04%) VoIP
19 12 (11.11%) CCNA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 11 (10.19%) IBM Notes
2 10 (9.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.93%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 89 (82.41%) LAN
2 29 (26.85%) VPN
3 26 (24.07%) Firewall
4 22 (20.37%) Internet
5 17 (15.74%) MPLS
6 16 (14.81%) DNS
7 15 (13.89%) TCP/IP
8 14 (12.96%) WLAN
8 14 (12.96%) IPsec
9 13 (12.04%) Wireless
9 13 (12.04%) VoIP
10 11 (10.19%) SAN
11 10 (9.26%) BGP
12 9 (8.33%) DHCP
12 9 (8.33%) Network Security
13 8 (7.41%) NetScaler
14 7 (6.48%) Intranet
15 6 (5.56%) DSL
15 6 (5.56%) Ethernet
15 6 (5.56%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) LabVIEW
General
1 17 (15.74%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.96%) Finance
3 3 (2.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Billing
4 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 12 (11.11%) Architect
3 11 (10.19%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.33%) Analyst
5 8 (7.41%) Network Architect
6 6 (5.56%) Server Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Support Technician
6 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Desktop Technician
7 5 (4.63%) IT Support
7 5 (4.63%) Administrator
7 5 (4.63%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) IT Support Technician
8 4 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.70%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) .NET
1 1 (0.93%) Middleware
1 1 (0.93%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 6 (5.56%) Thin Client
1 6 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (1.85%) iPad
2 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.85%) PKI
3 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.93%) CMDB
3 1 (0.93%) Handset
3 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.93%) PMI
3 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (37.96%) Windows
2 21 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.78%) Linux
6 3 (2.78%) UNIX
7 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.15%) ITIL
2 17 (15.74%) Load Balancing
3 16 (14.81%) Network Design
4 14 (12.96%) Network Architecture
5 12 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (9.26%) Service Management
7 9 (8.33%) Project Management
8 8 (7.41%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.56%) Change Management
9 6 (5.56%) Migration
10 5 (4.63%) PRINCE2
11 4 (3.70%) CRM
11 4 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.70%) Asset Management
12 3 (2.78%) Fault Management
12 3 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
12 3 (2.78%) Mentoring
12 3 (2.78%) Coaching
13 2 (1.85%) Line Management
13 2 (1.85%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.56%) Python
2 2 (1.85%) Perl
3 1 (0.93%) SQL
3 1 (0.93%) C
3 1 (0.93%) Java
3 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (20.37%) CCNP
3 20 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 14 (12.96%) SC Cleared
5 12 (11.11%) CCNA
6 8 (7.41%) CCIE
7 6 (5.56%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.63%) Degree
8 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (2.78%) CCIP
10 3 (2.78%) PMP
10 3 (2.78%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.85%) CCDP
11 2 (1.85%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.85%) MCSE
12 1 (0.93%) MCSA
12 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 33 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.56%) VMware Server
3 5 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.70%) XenApp
4 4 (3.70%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.93%) vSphere
6 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) WSUS
1 2 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.93%) SCCM
2 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (37.04%) Cisco
2 27 (25.00%) Citrix
3 19 (17.59%) VMware
4 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
5 11 (10.19%) Lotus
6 8 (7.41%) NetApp
7 5 (4.63%) Juniper
7 5 (4.63%) HP
7 5 (4.63%) EMC
7 5 (4.63%) F5
8 4 (3.70%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.70%) Nokia
8 4 (3.70%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.78%) Remedy
9 3 (2.78%) Nortel
9 3 (2.78%) Avaya
9 3 (2.78%) IBM
9 3 (2.78%) Mitel
10 2 (1.85%) Apple
10 2 (1.85%) McAfee
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