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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 63 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 42 69 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.08% 2.74% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.44% 12.32% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 32
Median daily rate £320 £350 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £423 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
- +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £30.00 £13.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £30.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -11.11%

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
445 560 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.05% 22.25% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 287 321
Median daily rate £374 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £23.95 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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 -5 17 £320 -11.72% 3
Bracknell +7 9 £300 +18.81% 2
Slough +10 3 £413 +22.22% 1
Maidenhead -6 3 - -
Newbury -4 1 £350 +12.00%
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 71 (75.53%) LAN
2 54 (57.45%) Cisco
3 40 (42.55%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (34.04%) CCNP
5 31 (32.98%) Firewall
6 30 (31.91%) MPLS
6 30 (31.91%) CCNA
7 26 (27.66%) VPN
8 24 (25.53%) Windows
8 24 (25.53%) Telecoms
9 20 (21.28%) Security Cleared
10 19 (20.21%) CheckPoint
11 17 (18.09%) TCP/IP
11 17 (18.09%) VMware
12 16 (17.02%) Active Directory
12 16 (17.02%) BGP
12 16 (17.02%) Data Centre
13 15 (15.96%) Windows Server
13 15 (15.96%) ITIL
14 14 (14.89%) Project Management
15 13 (13.83%) Internet
15 13 (13.83%) VoIP
15 13 (13.83%) Ethernet
15 13 (13.83%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (12.77%) OSPF
16 12 (12.77%) Service Delivery
16 12 (12.77%) SC Cleared
17 11 (11.70%) Microsoft
17 11 (11.70%) Linux
18 10 (10.64%) Wireless

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 4 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.19%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.19%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) MS Project
3 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (8.51%) Office 365
2 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.06%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (1.06%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.06%) G Suite
3 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (75.53%) LAN
2 31 (32.98%) Firewall
3 30 (31.91%) MPLS
4 26 (27.66%) VPN
5 17 (18.09%) TCP/IP
6 16 (17.02%) BGP
7 13 (13.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (13.83%) Ethernet
7 13 (13.83%) Internet
7 13 (13.83%) VoIP
8 12 (12.77%) OSPF
9 10 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (10.64%) Unified Communications
9 10 (10.64%) Wireless
10 9 (9.57%) WLAN
11 8 (8.51%) DSL
11 8 (8.51%) SAN
11 8 (8.51%) xDSL
12 6 (6.38%) IPsec
12 6 (6.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.06%) MySQL
2 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.06%) Redis
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 24 (25.53%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.32%) Finance
3 2 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) Electronics
4 1 (1.06%) French Language
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (23.40%) Network Engineer
2 18 (19.15%) Architect
3 10 (10.64%) Analyst
4 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (7.45%) Network Analyst
4 7 (7.45%) Network Architect
5 6 (6.38%) Consultant
5 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.32%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Blue Coat Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Network Security Architect
7 4 (4.26%) NOC Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Technical Leader
7 4 (4.26%) WAN Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) Middleware
2 2 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.13%) Web Services
3 1 (1.06%) CSS
3 1 (1.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.32%) PKI
4 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.19%) CMDB
5 3 (3.19%) PMI
5 3 (3.19%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.13%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.06%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.53%) Windows
2 15 (15.96%) Windows Server
3 11 (11.70%) Linux
4 6 (6.38%) Unix
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.06%) Android
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.96%) ITIL
2 14 (14.89%) Project Management
3 12 (12.77%) Service Delivery
4 10 (10.64%) Migration
5 7 (7.45%) Change Management
5 7 (7.45%) Network Management
5 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.45%) Service Management
6 6 (6.38%) Load Balancing
6 6 (6.38%) Problem Management
6 6 (6.38%) Process Improvement
7 5 (5.32%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.32%) WAN Optimisation
8 4 (4.26%) Identity Management
8 4 (4.26%) Network Design
8 4 (4.26%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (4.26%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (3.19%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.13%) C
1 2 (2.13%) SQL
2 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.06%) Python
2 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (42.55%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (34.04%) CCNP
3 30 (31.91%) CCNA
4 20 (21.28%) Security Cleared
5 12 (12.77%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.45%) CCDP
7 5 (5.32%) CCDA
7 5 (5.32%) Degree
7 5 (5.32%) DV Cleared
7 5 (5.32%) PMI Certification
8 4 (4.26%) CCIE
8 4 (4.26%) CISSP
9 3 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (3.19%) PMP
9 3 (3.19%) SANS
9 3 (3.19%) SSCP
10 2 (2.13%) BC Cleared
10 2 (2.13%) MCSE
10 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) SLA
2 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 16 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.45%) ProxySG
4 3 (3.19%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.13%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.13%) XenApp
5 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.19%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (3.19%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (3.19%) OPNET
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.13%) QRadar
4 1 (1.06%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.06%) Ansible
4 1 (1.06%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.06%) Kibana
4 1 (1.06%) logstash
4 1 (1.06%) Nessus
4 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.06%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.06%) Nmap
4 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.06%) Puppet
4 1 (1.06%) RSA enVision
4 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (57.45%) Cisco
2 19 (20.21%) CheckPoint
3 17 (18.09%) VMware
4 11 (11.70%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.64%) Juniper
5 10 (10.64%) Palo Alto
6 9 (9.57%) Citrix
6 9 (9.57%) F5
7 8 (8.51%) Blue Coat
8 4 (4.26%) Oracle
8 4 (4.26%) Riverbed
8 4 (4.26%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.19%) Apple
9 3 (3.19%) Arista
9 3 (3.19%) Symantec
10 2 (2.13%) Avaya
10 2 (2.13%) BT
10 2 (2.13%) HP
10 2 (2.13%) Splunk
10 2 (2.13%) Veeam
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