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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 67 65 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 53 68 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.16% 2.62% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.14% 9.87% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 26
Average daily rate
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£375 £328 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% +2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £120 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £414 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+9.92% -4.23%
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
651 689 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.55% 26.52% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 214 233
Average daily rate £360 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +47.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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 +27 27 £331 -9.24% 5
Slough -12 5 - - 10
Newbury +3 4 £450 +44.00% 4
Bracknell -5 4 £343 -8.66% 3
Wokingham - - - - 2
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 91 (82.73%) LAN
2 45 (40.91%) Windows
2 45 (40.91%) Cisco
3 37 (33.64%) Active Directory
4 36 (32.73%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (30.00%) VPN
6 30 (27.27%) Firewall
7 27 (24.55%) Citrix
8 26 (23.64%) ITIL
9 23 (20.91%) CCNP
10 22 (20.00%) VMware
11 21 (19.09%) DNS
11 21 (19.09%) Internet
12 20 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (15.45%) Load Balancing
13 17 (15.45%) Security Cleared
14 16 (14.55%) Network Design
14 16 (14.55%) MPLS
14 16 (14.55%) CCNA
14 16 (14.55%) TCP/IP
14 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
15 15 (13.64%) VoIP
15 15 (13.64%) MS Excel
15 15 (13.64%) IPsec
15 15 (13.64%) Telecoms
16 14 (12.73%) Wireless
16 14 (12.73%) WLAN
16 14 (12.73%) Network Architecture
17 13 (11.82%) Finance
17 13 (11.82%) SC Cleared

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 12 (10.91%) IBM Notes
2 9 (8.18%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.91%) Apache
3 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 91 (82.73%) LAN
2 33 (30.00%) VPN
3 30 (27.27%) Firewall
4 21 (19.09%) DNS
4 21 (19.09%) Internet
5 16 (14.55%) MPLS
5 16 (14.55%) TCP/IP
6 15 (13.64%) VoIP
6 15 (13.64%) IPsec
7 14 (12.73%) Wireless
7 14 (12.73%) WLAN
8 12 (10.91%) SAN
9 11 (10.00%) DHCP
10 9 (8.18%) BGP
11 8 (7.27%) Network Security
12 6 (5.45%) PPP
12 6 (5.45%) NetScaler
13 5 (4.55%) xDSL
13 5 (4.55%) Unified Communications
13 5 (4.55%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (2.73%) MySQL
1 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) LabVIEW
General
1 15 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 13 (11.82%) Finance
3 3 (2.73%) Retail
4 2 (1.82%) Billing
4 2 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.91%) Legal
5 1 (0.91%) Electronics
5 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 10 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (8.18%) Architect
4 9 (8.18%) Analyst
5 6 (5.45%) Support Technician
5 6 (5.45%) Server Engineer
5 6 (5.45%) Network Architect
5 6 (5.45%) Desktop Technician
6 5 (4.55%) IT Support
6 5 (4.55%) Administrator
6 5 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (4.55%) IT Support Technician
6 5 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.64%) Service Analyst
7 4 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.64%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Design Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.91%) .NET
1 1 (0.91%) OLE
1 1 (0.91%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.45%) Thin Client
2 6 (5.45%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.73%) iPad
3 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.82%) PKI
4 2 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.91%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.91%) Clustering
5 1 (0.91%) Handset
5 1 (0.91%) iPhone
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.91%) CMDB
5 1 (0.91%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 45 (40.91%) Windows
2 20 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (10.91%) Windows 7
4 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (7.27%) Windows 8
6 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.36%) Linux
7 3 (2.73%) UNIX
8 1 (0.91%) Android
8 1 (0.91%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.91%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.64%) ITIL
2 17 (15.45%) Load Balancing
3 16 (14.55%) Network Design
4 14 (12.73%) Network Architecture
5 12 (10.91%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (10.00%) Service Management
7 10 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 9 (8.18%) Project Management
9 7 (6.36%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.45%) Change Management
11 5 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.55%) Migration
11 5 (4.55%) Asset Management
12 4 (3.64%) CRM
12 4 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (2.73%) Mentoring
13 3 (2.73%) Coaching
13 3 (2.73%) Network Monitoring
13 3 (2.73%) Workflow
13 3 (2.73%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.45%) Python
2 3 (2.73%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.73%) SQL
3 2 (1.82%) Perl
4 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.91%) C
4 1 (0.91%) Java
4 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (32.73%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (20.91%) CCNP
3 17 (15.45%) Security Cleared
4 16 (14.55%) CCNA
5 13 (11.82%) SC Cleared
6 10 (9.09%) Degree
7 9 (8.18%) CCIE
8 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (3.64%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.73%) MCSA
11 3 (2.73%) CCIP
11 3 (2.73%) PMP
11 3 (2.73%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.82%) CCDP
12 2 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.82%) MCSE
12 2 (1.82%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.91%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.91%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 37 (33.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.36%) VMware Server
4 5 (4.55%) XenApp
5 4 (3.64%) ProxySG
6 3 (2.73%) KVM
7 2 (1.82%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.91%) vSphere
8 1 (0.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) WSUS
1 2 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (40.91%) Cisco
2 27 (24.55%) Citrix
3 22 (20.00%) VMware
4 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
5 12 (10.91%) Lotus
6 9 (8.18%) NetApp
7 7 (6.36%) Juniper
8 6 (5.45%) HP
9 5 (4.55%) EMC
9 5 (4.55%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.64%) Nokia
10 4 (3.64%) Blue Coat
10 4 (3.64%) F5
11 3 (2.73%) Mitel
11 3 (2.73%) Nortel
11 3 (2.73%) IBM
11 3 (2.73%) Apple
11 3 (2.73%) Avaya
12 2 (1.82%) Remedy
12 2 (1.82%) McAfee
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