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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 51 70
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Contract jobs citing WAN 63 73 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.55% 2.85% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.84% 11.01% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 19
Median daily rate £339 £398 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £310 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £600 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
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
581 663 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.52% 25.85% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 280 203
Median daily rate £365 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 22
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £17.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +17 28 £333 -2.20% 5
Bracknell -2 11 £255 -44.86% 4
Slough -1 4 £338 -15.62% 2
Newbury +1 2 £188 -55.22% 1
Maidenhead -8 1 £400 +0.62%
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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.

1 102 (80.31%) LAN
2 76 (59.84%) Firewall
3 72 (56.69%) Cisco
4 52 (40.94%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (38.58%) VPN
6 44 (34.65%) Windows
7 37 (29.13%) MPLS
7 37 (29.13%) Telecoms
8 36 (28.35%) CCNP
9 30 (23.62%) Linux
9 30 (23.62%) VMware
9 30 (23.62%) Data Centre
10 28 (22.05%) CCNA
11 27 (21.26%) BGP
11 27 (21.26%) Windows Server
12 24 (18.90%) Security Cleared
12 24 (18.90%) IPsec
13 23 (18.11%) Active Directory
14 22 (17.32%) ITIL
14 22 (17.32%) Wireless
14 22 (17.32%) Network Security
14 22 (17.32%) SC Cleared
15 21 (16.54%) F5
15 21 (16.54%) Juniper
16 20 (15.75%) Microsoft
16 20 (15.75%) DNS
16 20 (15.75%) WLAN
16 20 (15.75%) VLAN
17 18 (14.17%) Change Management
17 18 (14.17%) Migration

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 8 (6.30%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.57%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.79%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.79%) JBoss
5 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.15%) MS Office
3 2 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.57%) MS Project
3 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.36%) PaaS
3 3 (2.36%) SaaS
4 2 (1.57%) Office 365
5 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 102 (80.31%) LAN
2 76 (59.84%) Firewall
3 49 (38.58%) VPN
4 37 (29.13%) MPLS
5 27 (21.26%) BGP
6 24 (18.90%) IPsec
7 22 (17.32%) Network Security
7 22 (17.32%) Wireless
8 20 (15.75%) DNS
8 20 (15.75%) VLAN
8 20 (15.75%) WLAN
9 18 (14.17%) DHCP
9 18 (14.17%) EIGRP
9 18 (14.17%) Internet
9 18 (14.17%) OSPF
10 17 (13.39%) TCP/IP
11 16 (12.60%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (10.24%) VoIP
13 12 (9.45%) SNMP
14 9 (7.09%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.79%) MySQL
2 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.79%) Subversion
1 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (29.13%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.66%) Finance
3 2 (1.57%) Billing
3 2 (1.57%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Advertising
4 1 (0.79%) Electronics
4 1 (0.79%) Local Government
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (33.86%) Network Engineer
2 14 (11.02%) Support Engineer
3 13 (10.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.45%) VMware Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) LAN Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Security Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) VMware Support Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Architect
8 7 (5.51%) Designer
8 7 (5.51%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Network Designer
8 7 (5.51%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.51%) WAN Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Administrator
9 6 (4.72%) Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) IT Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.30%) Middleware
2 6 (4.72%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.57%) Web Services
4 1 (0.79%) .NET
4 1 (0.79%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.79%) MAPI
4 1 (0.79%) OAuth
4 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.79%) Servlets
4 1 (0.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.62%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.30%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.57%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.57%) IVR
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.79%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) Eurex
6 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.79%) PMI
6 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (34.65%) Windows
2 30 (23.62%) Linux
3 27 (21.26%) Windows Server
4 17 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (7.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.36%) Unix
8 1 (0.79%) AIX
8 1 (0.79%) CentOS
8 1 (0.79%) HPUX
8 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.79%) NetWare
8 1 (0.79%) SUSE
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.32%) ITIL
2 18 (14.17%) Change Management
2 18 (14.17%) Migration
3 15 (11.81%) Project Management
4 13 (10.24%) Network Design
5 11 (8.66%) Problem Management
6 10 (7.87%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (6.30%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.51%) Network Management
9 7 (5.51%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.72%) Load Balancing
11 5 (3.94%) High Availability
11 5 (3.94%) Open Source
12 4 (3.15%) Change Control
12 4 (3.15%) Incident Management
12 4 (3.15%) Information Security
12 4 (3.15%) Network Architecture
12 4 (3.15%) Risk Analysis
12 4 (3.15%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.17%) SQL
2 8 (6.30%) Ruby
3 7 (5.51%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.79%) C
5 1 (0.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 52 (40.94%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (28.35%) CCNP
3 28 (22.05%) CCNA
4 24 (18.90%) Security Cleared
5 22 (17.32%) SC Cleared
6 10 (7.87%) CCIE
7 9 (7.09%) Degree
8 7 (5.51%) DV Cleared
9 6 (4.72%) CCDA
9 6 (4.72%) CCDP
9 6 (4.72%) JNCIP
10 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.36%) CCA
11 3 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (2.36%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.36%) MCSA
12 2 (1.57%) HND
12 2 (1.57%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (1.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.24%) SLA
2 4 (3.15%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 23 (18.11%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.45%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (7.09%) vSphere
5 8 (6.30%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.72%) XenApp
7 2 (1.57%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.79%) KVM
8 1 (0.79%) vCloud
8 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (6.30%) Puppet
2 7 (5.51%) SCCM
2 7 (5.51%) SCOM
2 7 (5.51%) SCVMM
2 7 (5.51%) Windows Intune
3 3 (2.36%) OPNET
4 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.79%) cPanel
4 1 (0.79%) vRealize
4 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (56.69%) Cisco
2 30 (23.62%) VMware
3 21 (16.54%) F5
3 21 (16.54%) Juniper
4 20 (15.75%) Microsoft
5 16 (12.60%) CheckPoint
6 13 (10.24%) HP
7 11 (8.66%) Oracle
8 9 (7.09%) Aruba
8 9 (7.09%) Palo Alto
8 9 (7.09%) Red Hat
9 8 (6.30%) Avaya
9 8 (6.30%) Citrix
10 7 (5.51%) Brocade
10 7 (5.51%) RightScale
11 6 (4.72%) Huawei
11 6 (4.72%) NetScout
12 5 (3.94%) Remedy
13 3 (2.36%) Blue Coat
13 3 (2.36%) Nokia
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