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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 57 72
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing WAN 53 69 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.70% 2.72% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.58% 12.95% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 31
Median daily rate £400 £408 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +16.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £269 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.60% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.25 £107.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.55% -78.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -20.00%
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
501 533 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.48% 21.01% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 287 271
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £264 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 17
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 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 -3 17 £306 -23.43% 5
Bracknell +3 6 £184 +36.11%
Maidenhead -7 6 £400 -0.43%
Slough +2 3 £295 -43.85% 3
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 86 (79.63%) LAN
2 54 (50.00%) Cisco
3 36 (33.33%) Firewall
4 34 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (29.63%) MPLS
6 31 (28.70%) Data Centre
7 29 (26.85%) Windows
8 28 (25.93%) VPN
9 22 (20.37%) BGP
9 22 (20.37%) CCNP
9 22 (20.37%) Active Directory
10 21 (19.44%) Project Management
10 21 (19.44%) Telecoms
10 21 (19.44%) VMware
11 20 (18.52%) CheckPoint
12 19 (17.59%) Windows Server
13 17 (15.74%) F5
13 17 (15.74%) VoIP
14 16 (14.81%) CCNA
14 16 (14.81%) TCP/IP
15 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
15 15 (13.89%) Network Security
15 15 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
16 14 (12.96%) Ethernet
16 14 (12.96%) ITIL
16 14 (12.96%) Cisco Nexus
17 13 (12.04%) OSPF
17 13 (12.04%) CCIE
17 13 (12.04%) Juniper

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 9 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (5.56%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.78%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
3 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.56%) Office 365
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 86 (79.63%) LAN
2 36 (33.33%) Firewall
3 32 (29.63%) MPLS
4 28 (25.93%) VPN
5 22 (20.37%) BGP
6 17 (15.74%) VoIP
7 16 (14.81%) TCP/IP
8 15 (13.89%) Network Security
9 14 (12.96%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (12.96%) Ethernet
10 13 (12.04%) OSPF
11 12 (11.11%) SAN
12 11 (10.19%) Internet
13 10 (9.26%) DNS
13 10 (9.26%) IPsec
13 10 (9.26%) Wireless
13 10 (9.26%) WLAN
14 9 (8.33%) xDSL
15 7 (6.48%) DHCP
15 7 (6.48%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.93%) Redis
General
1 21 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.63%) Electronics
2 5 (4.63%) Finance
3 2 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) French Language
4 1 (0.93%) Local Government
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 22 (20.37%) Architect
3 14 (12.96%) Consultant
4 10 (9.26%) Project Manager
5 9 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.48%) Network Architect
8 6 (5.56%) Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Active Directory Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) Network Security Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Security Architect
9 5 (4.63%) VMware Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) Windows Consultant
10 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.70%) NOC Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) Middleware
2 2 (1.85%) ELK Stack
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.93%) CSS
3 1 (0.93%) RESTful
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (28.70%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.56%) PKI
4 5 (4.63%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.70%) CMDB
5 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.78%) PMI
7 2 (1.85%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.85%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.85%) Windows
2 19 (17.59%) Windows Server
3 12 (11.11%) Linux
4 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.56%) Unix
5 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.63%) Android
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.44%) Project Management
2 14 (12.96%) ITIL
3 12 (11.11%) Migration
4 10 (9.26%) Service Delivery
5 9 (8.33%) Network Management
6 8 (7.41%) Change Management
6 8 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 8 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.48%) Problem Management
7 7 (6.48%) Service Management
8 6 (5.56%) Incident Management
8 6 (5.56%) Network Design
8 6 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.63%) High Availability
9 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 5 (4.63%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (4.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 5 (4.63%) Process Improvement
9 5 (4.63%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 5 (4.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.63%) PowerShell
1 5 (4.63%) VB
2 2 (1.85%) SQL
3 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (20.37%) CCNP
3 16 (14.81%) CCNA
4 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
5 13 (12.04%) CCIE
6 11 (10.19%) SC Cleared
7 9 (8.33%) PMI Certification
8 7 (6.48%) PMP
9 5 (4.63%) CCDP
10 4 (3.70%) Degree
11 3 (2.78%) CCDA
11 3 (2.78%) CISSP
11 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (2.78%) SANS
11 3 (2.78%) SSCP
12 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.85%) CCIP
13 1 (0.93%) MCSE
13 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 22 (20.37%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.70%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.78%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.85%) Firmware
5 2 (1.85%) vSphere
5 2 (1.85%) XenApp
5 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) WSUS
2 5 (4.63%) AirWatch
2 5 (4.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.63%) NetBackup
2 5 (4.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.70%) OPNET
4 3 (2.78%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.78%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.85%) QRadar
5 2 (1.85%) SCCM
6 1 (0.93%) Kibana
6 1 (0.93%) logstash
6 1 (0.93%) Nessus
6 1 (0.93%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.93%) Nmap
6 1 (0.93%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 54 (50.00%) Cisco
2 21 (19.44%) VMware
3 20 (18.52%) CheckPoint
4 17 (15.74%) F5
5 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
6 13 (12.04%) Juniper
7 12 (11.11%) Palo Alto
8 8 (7.41%) HP
8 8 (7.41%) Symantec
9 7 (6.48%) Citrix
10 5 (4.63%) MobileIron
10 5 (4.63%) Oracle
10 5 (4.63%) Riverbed
11 4 (3.70%) Blue Coat
11 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.70%) Splunk
12 3 (2.78%) Apple
12 3 (2.78%) IBM
12 3 (2.78%) Veeam
13 2 (1.85%) Tandberg
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