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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 74 75 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.91% 2.77% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.03% 10.23% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 32 28
Average daily rate £363 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £208 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Average hourly rate £23.25 £17.58 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.29% -70.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £13.01 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £40.40 £156.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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
568 733 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.35% 27.03% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 324 233
Average daily rate £363 £325 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £201 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +51.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 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
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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +11 35 £363 -27.50% 14
Maidenhead +5 9 £450 +13.20% 2
Newbury +8 7 £313 +66.66% 2
Bracknell -9 5 £253 -11.94% 3
Slough -4 2 £450 -14.28% 3
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 105 (86.07%) LAN
2 59 (48.36%) Firewall
3 49 (40.16%) Cisco
4 44 (36.07%) Windows
5 32 (26.23%) Data Centre
6 31 (25.41%) Active Directory
7 30 (24.59%) Windows Server
8 28 (22.95%) VMware
9 27 (22.13%) VPN
9 27 (22.13%) Microsoft
10 26 (21.31%) ITIL
10 26 (21.31%) BGP
10 26 (21.31%) Telecoms
11 25 (20.49%) Migration
12 23 (18.85%) MPLS
13 21 (17.21%) Linux
13 21 (17.21%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (17.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (15.57%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (15.57%) SQL
14 19 (15.57%) OSPF
14 19 (15.57%) Wireless
15 18 (14.75%) CheckPoint
15 18 (14.75%) CCNP
15 18 (14.75%) DNS
16 17 (13.93%) TCP/IP
16 17 (13.93%) PRINCE2
16 17 (13.93%) PowerShell
17 16 (13.11%) Hyper-V

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.28%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.64%) IIS
5 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Office
2 4 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.82%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.82%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.46%) IaaS
3 3 (2.46%) Office 365
4 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 105 (86.07%) LAN
2 59 (48.36%) Firewall
3 27 (22.13%) VPN
4 26 (21.31%) BGP
5 23 (18.85%) MPLS
6 19 (15.57%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (15.57%) OSPF
6 19 (15.57%) Wireless
7 18 (14.75%) DNS
8 17 (13.93%) TCP/IP
9 16 (13.11%) VLAN
10 13 (10.66%) EIGRP
11 12 (9.84%) Internet
11 12 (9.84%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (9.84%) WLAN
12 10 (8.20%) IPsec
13 9 (7.38%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (7.38%) DHCP
14 8 (6.56%) Ethernet
14 8 (6.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 26 (21.31%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.74%) Finance
3 2 (1.64%) Electronics
3 2 (1.64%) Local Government
3 2 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (0.82%) Advertising
4 1 (0.82%) Billing
4 1 (0.82%) Legal
4 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (21.31%) Network Engineer
2 16 (13.11%) Project Manager
3 14 (11.48%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (10.66%) Analyst
5 11 (9.02%) Architect
6 10 (8.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) Administrator
7 9 (7.38%) Support Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) LAN Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) WAN Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) WAN Project Manager
10 6 (4.92%) Network Manager
10 6 (4.92%) Network Project Manager
10 6 (4.92%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 5 (4.10%) Network Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.20%) Middleware
2 5 (4.10%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.64%) CSS
3 2 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.23%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.28%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.46%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.46%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.46%) PMI
6 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.82%) e-Health
7 1 (0.82%) FMCG
7 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.82%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 44 (36.07%) Windows
2 30 (24.59%) Windows Server
3 21 (17.21%) Linux
4 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (10.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.10%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.64%) NetWare
9 2 (1.64%) Unix
9 2 (1.64%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.82%) Android
10 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.31%) ITIL
2 25 (20.49%) Migration
3 17 (13.93%) PRINCE2
4 14 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (10.66%) Project Management
6 12 (9.84%) Change Management
7 10 (8.20%) Problem Management
7 10 (8.20%) Service Delivery
8 9 (7.38%) Network Design
9 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.10%) High Availability
10 5 (4.10%) Incident Management
11 4 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (3.28%) Information Security
11 4 (3.28%) Integration Testing
11 4 (3.28%) Risk Analysis
12 3 (2.46%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (2.46%) AOP
12 3 (2.46%) Programme Management
12 3 (2.46%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.57%) SQL
2 17 (13.93%) PowerShell
3 13 (10.66%) Ruby
4 1 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (17.21%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (14.75%) CCNP
3 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (9.84%) Security Cleared
4 11 (9.02%) CCNA
5 10 (8.20%) PMI Certification
5 10 (8.20%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.74%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.74%) PMP
7 6 (4.92%) MCSA
7 6 (4.92%) MCSE
8 5 (4.10%) CCIE
9 4 (3.28%) APMP
9 4 (3.28%) CCDP
9 4 (3.28%) Degree
9 4 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (2.46%) CCSA
10 3 (2.46%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.46%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) QA
3 1 (0.82%) HIPAA
System Software
1 31 (25.41%) Active Directory
2 19 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (13.11%) Hyper-V
4 13 (10.66%) vSphere
5 5 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.46%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.82%) Firmware
7 1 (0.82%) vCloud
7 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (12.30%) SCCM
2 13 (10.66%) SCOM
3 12 (9.84%) Puppet
3 12 (9.84%) SCVMM
3 12 (9.84%) Windows Intune
4 5 (4.10%) WSUS
5 4 (3.28%) ArcSight ESM
6 3 (2.46%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.64%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.64%) Cacti
7 2 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.64%) OpenView
7 2 (1.64%) OPNET
8 1 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.82%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.82%) Nagios
8 1 (0.82%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.82%) vRealize
Vendors
1 49 (40.16%) Cisco
2 28 (22.95%) VMware
3 27 (22.13%) Microsoft
4 18 (14.75%) CheckPoint
5 16 (13.11%) HP
6 14 (11.48%) Juniper
7 13 (10.66%) Oracle
7 13 (10.66%) Red Hat
8 12 (9.84%) RightScale
9 10 (8.20%) Palo Alto
10 9 (7.38%) F5
11 7 (5.74%) Aruba
11 7 (5.74%) Brocade
11 7 (5.74%) CA
12 6 (4.92%) Avaya
12 6 (4.92%) BT
12 6 (4.92%) NetScout
13 5 (4.10%) Citrix
13 5 (4.10%) SAP
14 4 (3.28%) EMC
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