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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 49 71 71
Rank change year-on-year
+22 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 70 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.77% 2.04% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.94% 9.12% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 20 18
Average daily rate
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£398 £325 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% +68.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £148 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £430 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% +9.37%
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
640 581 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.34% 22.31% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 199 184
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 16
Average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 13 £340 +13.33% 8
Slough +7 12 £400 +131.88% 3
Maidenhead +11 10 £398 - 1
Windsor - 8 £600 -
Bracknell +2 6 £463 +32.14%
Newbury -3 3 £419 -11.84%
Wokingham - 1 - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 132 (84.08%) LAN
2 79 (50.32%) Cisco
3 61 (38.85%) Firewall
4 57 (36.31%) VPN
5 54 (34.39%) Windows
6 49 (31.21%) Active Directory
7 48 (30.57%) MPLS
8 45 (28.66%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (23.57%) Telecoms
9 37 (23.57%) VMware
10 32 (20.38%) CCNP
10 32 (20.38%) CheckPoint
11 31 (19.75%) ITIL
11 31 (19.75%) DNS
11 31 (19.75%) Windows 7
12 30 (19.11%) Project Management
12 30 (19.11%) Migration
13 29 (18.47%) Security Cleared
14 28 (17.83%) SC Cleared
14 28 (17.83%) Internet
15 24 (15.29%) OSPF
15 24 (15.29%) CCNA
15 24 (15.29%) Data Centre
16 23 (14.65%) HTTP
17 22 (14.01%) SMTP
18 21 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (12.74%) Ethernet
20 19 (12.10%) Linux
21 18 (11.46%) Microsoft
22 17 (10.83%) MS Visio

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 11 (7.01%) Lync
2 8 (5.10%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.91%) IIS
7 2 (1.27%) MediaWiki
7 2 (1.27%) Confluence
7 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.27%) Apache
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.64%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (10.83%) MS Visio
2 9 (5.73%) MS Office
3 7 (4.46%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.55%) PaaS
2 2 (1.27%) Office 365
2 2 (1.27%) IaaS
2 2 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (84.08%) LAN
2 61 (38.85%) Firewall
3 57 (36.31%) VPN
4 48 (30.57%) MPLS
5 31 (19.75%) DNS
6 28 (17.83%) Internet
7 24 (15.29%) OSPF
8 23 (14.65%) HTTP
9 22 (14.01%) SMTP
10 20 (12.74%) Ethernet
11 17 (10.83%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (10.19%) BGP
13 15 (9.55%) EIGRP
14 14 (8.92%) Wireless
15 13 (8.28%) Network Security
15 13 (8.28%) Broadband
15 13 (8.28%) DHCP
16 12 (7.64%) WLAN
16 12 (7.64%) ADSL
16 12 (7.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.18%) DB2
3 4 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.91%) MySQL
4 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.27%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.27%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.27%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.27%) Hudson
1 2 (1.27%) JIRA
1 2 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 37 (23.57%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.01%) Finance
3 6 (3.82%) Marketing
3 6 (3.82%) Back Office
4 5 (3.18%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.18%) Retail
5 3 (1.91%) Automotive
5 3 (1.91%) Front Office
6 2 (1.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (18.47%) Network Engineer
2 25 (15.92%) Architect
3 21 (13.38%) Project Manager
4 17 (10.83%) Infrastructure Manager
5 12 (7.64%) Consultant
5 12 (7.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 12 (7.64%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (7.01%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (7.01%) Network Architect
7 10 (6.37%) IP Network Engineer
7 10 (6.37%) IP Engineer
8 9 (5.73%) Product Manager
9 8 (5.10%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (3.82%) Technical Manager
10 6 (3.82%) Project Coordinator
10 6 (3.82%) Technical Project Manager
10 6 (3.82%) Coordinator
11 5 (3.18%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (2.55%) Network Design Specialist
12 4 (2.55%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.91%) HTML
1 3 (1.91%) Ajax
2 2 (1.27%) APPC
3 1 (0.64%) LAMP
3 1 (0.64%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.18%) SecurID
3 2 (1.27%) iSeries
3 2 (1.27%) iPhone
3 2 (1.27%) iPad
3 2 (1.27%) Wiki
3 2 (1.27%) AS400
3 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 54 (34.39%) Windows
2 31 (19.75%) Windows 7
3 19 (12.10%) Linux
4 17 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.46%) CentOS
8 5 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.91%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.91%) AIX
10 2 (1.27%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.27%) i5/OS
10 2 (1.27%) OS/400
11 1 (0.64%) HPUX
11 1 (0.64%) UNIX
11 1 (0.64%) Debian
11 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.75%) ITIL
2 30 (19.11%) Project Management
2 30 (19.11%) Migration
3 15 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (6.37%) PRINCE2
5 9 (5.73%) Incident Management
6 7 (4.46%) Network Design
7 6 (3.82%) eTOM
7 6 (3.82%) Business Continuity
8 5 (3.18%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.18%) Validation
8 5 (3.18%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.18%) Network Management
8 5 (3.18%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.18%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (2.55%) Server Building
9 4 (2.55%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (2.55%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.10%) SQL
2 7 (4.46%) Java
2 7 (4.46%) VB
3 5 (3.18%) Perl
4 4 (2.55%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.55%) PHP
4 4 (2.55%) VBScript
5 3 (1.91%) C
5 3 (1.91%) Python
6 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.27%) Ruby
6 2 (1.27%) COBOL
6 2 (1.27%) RPG
6 2 (1.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 45 (28.66%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (20.38%) CCNP
3 29 (18.47%) Security Cleared
4 28 (17.83%) SC Cleared
5 24 (15.29%) CCNA
6 9 (5.73%) Degree
7 8 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.82%) BC Cleared
8 6 (3.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.82%) MCITP
8 6 (3.82%) CCIE
8 6 (3.82%) CCDP
9 5 (3.18%) CISSP
10 4 (2.55%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.27%) MCSE
11 2 (1.27%) MCSA
11 2 (1.27%) IBM Certification
11 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.10%) SLA
2 5 (3.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 49 (31.21%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (3.82%) vSphere
4 5 (3.18%) Firmware
4 5 (3.18%) Samba
4 5 (3.18%) XenApp
5 3 (1.91%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.91%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.27%) iptables
6 2 (1.27%) XenServer
6 2 (1.27%) Postfix
6 2 (1.27%) PowerHA
6 2 (1.27%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.82%) SCCM
2 5 (3.18%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.18%) TrustSec
3 3 (1.91%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (1.91%) HP SIM
3 3 (1.91%) vMotion
4 2 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.27%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.27%) Puppet
4 2 (1.27%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (0.64%) Netcool
5 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.64%) Salt
Vendors
1 79 (50.32%) Cisco
2 37 (23.57%) VMware
3 32 (20.38%) CheckPoint
4 18 (11.46%) Microsoft
5 12 (7.64%) Juniper
5 12 (7.64%) F5
6 10 (6.37%) HP
7 8 (5.10%) IBM
7 8 (5.10%) EMC
8 7 (4.46%) Fortinet
9 6 (3.82%) BT
10 5 (3.18%) CA
10 5 (3.18%) Tufin
10 5 (3.18%) AlgoSec
11 4 (2.55%) Brocade
11 4 (2.55%) Oracle
11 4 (2.55%) Mercator
11 4 (2.55%) Citrix
12 3 (1.91%) Dell
12 3 (1.91%) SAP
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