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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 49 70 65
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 73 57 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.97% 2.34% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.09% 9.13% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 27
Average daily rate
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£398 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £159 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -25.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.77%
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
604 624 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.61% 25.57% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 204 199
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 10 23
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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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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 -1 17 £340 -22.28% 9
Slough +8 13 £375 +74.41% 4
Bracknell +6 12 - - 1
Maidenhead +10 10 £398 - 3
Windsor - 8 £600 -
Newbury -3 3 £350 -26.31% 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 127 (83.01%) LAN
2 67 (43.79%) Cisco
3 55 (35.95%) Windows
4 50 (32.68%) Active Directory
5 49 (32.03%) Firewall
6 43 (28.10%) VPN
7 42 (27.45%) MPLS
8 36 (23.53%) Telecoms
9 35 (22.88%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (21.57%) VMware
11 32 (20.92%) DNS
12 30 (19.61%) Migration
12 30 (19.61%) Windows 7
13 29 (18.95%) Project Management
14 28 (18.30%) CheckPoint
15 26 (16.99%) CCNP
16 24 (15.69%) Internet
16 24 (15.69%) ITIL
17 23 (15.03%) Data Centre
18 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
18 22 (14.38%) SMTP
19 21 (13.73%) HTTP
20 20 (13.07%) CCNA
20 20 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (13.07%) SC Cleared
21 19 (12.42%) Ethernet
22 17 (11.11%) MS Visio
22 17 (11.11%) OSPF
22 17 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
22 17 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (7.19%) Lync
2 10 (6.54%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.96%) IIS
7 2 (1.31%) Apache
7 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.31%) Confluence
7 2 (1.31%) MediaWiki
8 1 (0.65%) nginx
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 9 (5.88%) MS Office
3 7 (4.58%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.65%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) PaaS
2 3 (1.96%) Office 365
3 2 (1.31%) IaaS
3 2 (1.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (83.01%) LAN
2 49 (32.03%) Firewall
3 43 (28.10%) VPN
4 42 (27.45%) MPLS
5 32 (20.92%) DNS
6 24 (15.69%) Internet
7 22 (14.38%) SMTP
8 21 (13.73%) HTTP
9 19 (12.42%) Ethernet
10 17 (11.11%) OSPF
11 15 (9.80%) BGP
12 12 (7.84%) EIGRP
12 12 (7.84%) TCP/IP
12 12 (7.84%) Broadband
13 9 (5.88%) DHCP
13 9 (5.88%) Network Security
14 8 (5.23%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (5.23%) Frame Relay
14 8 (5.23%) ADSL
15 7 (4.58%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.96%) DB2
3 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.96%) MySQL
4 2 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.31%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.31%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.31%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Subversion
1 2 (1.31%) JIRA
1 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.31%) Hudson
1 2 (1.31%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.84%) Finance
3 7 (4.58%) Marketing
4 6 (3.92%) Back Office
5 3 (1.96%) Front Office
5 3 (1.96%) Automotive
6 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.31%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Military
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (16.34%) Network Engineer
2 24 (15.69%) Architect
3 22 (14.38%) Project Manager
4 17 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
5 12 (7.84%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (7.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 11 (7.19%) Product Manager
6 11 (7.19%) Network Architect
6 11 (7.19%) IP Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) IP Network Engineer
8 8 (5.23%) Consultant
9 6 (3.92%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (3.92%) Technical Project Manager
9 6 (3.92%) Coordinator
9 6 (3.92%) Analyst
9 6 (3.92%) Technical Manager
10 5 (3.27%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.27%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (2.61%) Project Coordinator
11 4 (2.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.96%) HTML
1 3 (1.96%) Ajax
2 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.65%) CSS
2 1 (0.65%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.03%) Data Centre
2 3 (1.96%) HP Storage
3 2 (1.31%) Wiki
3 2 (1.31%) iPhone
3 2 (1.31%) iPad
3 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.65%) PMI
4 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 55 (35.95%) Windows
2 30 (19.61%) Windows 7
3 17 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (9.80%) Linux
5 12 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.96%) CentOS
7 3 (1.96%) AIX
8 2 (1.31%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.65%) UNIX
9 1 (0.65%) HPUX
9 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.65%) Debian
9 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.61%) Migration
2 29 (18.95%) Project Management
3 24 (15.69%) ITIL
4 17 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (7.19%) PRINCE2
6 10 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (6.54%) Incident Management
7 8 (5.23%) Network Design
8 6 (3.92%) Business Continuity
8 6 (3.92%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.92%) Network Architecture
9 5 (3.27%) Service Management
9 5 (3.27%) Matrix Management
10 4 (2.61%) TOGAF
10 4 (2.61%) BCP
10 4 (2.61%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.61%) Business Continuity Planning
10 4 (2.61%) Server Building
11 3 (1.96%) DevOps
11 3 (1.96%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.58%) Java
1 7 (4.58%) VB
2 6 (3.92%) SQL
3 5 (3.27%) Perl
4 4 (2.61%) PHP
4 4 (2.61%) VBScript
5 3 (1.96%) Python
5 3 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.31%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.31%) Ruby
6 2 (1.31%) ABAP
7 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (22.88%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (16.99%) CCNP
3 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
4 20 (13.07%) SC Cleared
4 20 (13.07%) CCNA
5 9 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (4.58%) CCIE
6 7 (4.58%) MCITP
7 6 (3.92%) BC Cleared
7 6 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (3.27%) Degree
8 5 (3.27%) CCDP
9 3 (1.96%) MCSE
9 3 (1.96%) MCSA
10 2 (1.31%) CCIP
10 2 (1.31%) CCDA
10 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.65%) PMP
11 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 50 (32.68%) Active Directory
2 20 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.27%) XenApp
3 5 (3.27%) Samba
3 5 (3.27%) vSphere
3 5 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.96%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.31%) iptables
5 2 (1.31%) XenServer
5 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.31%) Postfix
6 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (4.58%) SCCM
2 2 (1.31%) vMotion
2 2 (1.31%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.31%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.31%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.31%) Cacti
2 2 (1.31%) HP SIM
2 2 (1.31%) Puppet
3 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.65%) OpenView
3 1 (0.65%) Netcool
3 1 (0.65%) Nagios
3 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.65%) WSUS
3 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.65%) Salt
3 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (43.79%) Cisco
2 33 (21.57%) VMware
3 28 (18.30%) CheckPoint
4 12 (7.84%) Microsoft
5 10 (6.54%) Juniper
6 9 (5.88%) HP
7 8 (5.23%) EMC
8 7 (4.58%) BT
9 5 (3.27%) IBM
9 5 (3.27%) Citrix
10 4 (2.61%) SAP
10 4 (2.61%) Oracle
10 4 (2.61%) Brocade
11 3 (1.96%) ProCurve
11 3 (1.96%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.96%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.96%) F5
12 2 (1.31%) PlateSpin
12 2 (1.31%) Business Objects
12 2 (1.31%) Dell
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