The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 71 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 53 65 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.17% 2.70% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.36% 10.52% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 24
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£375 £346 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.30% +29.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £133 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% -47.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -9.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
634 618 962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.90% 25.63% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 209 191
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 45
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
WAN
South East

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 July 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
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 July 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 -6 24 £475 +146.75% 5
Slough +5 8 £215 -40.68% 2
Newbury -3 3 £513 +36.66%
Bracknell +1 2 £375 -14.28% 2
Maidenhead -5 1 - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (80.53%) LAN
2 58 (51.33%) Cisco
3 44 (38.94%) Windows
4 38 (33.63%) Active Directory
5 37 (32.74%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (31.86%) VPN
7 35 (30.97%) Firewall
8 31 (27.43%) ITIL
9 27 (23.89%) DNS
10 26 (23.01%) MPLS
11 23 (20.35%) Microsoft
11 23 (20.35%) Telecoms
11 23 (20.35%) VMware
12 22 (19.47%) Citrix
13 20 (17.70%) CCNP
13 20 (17.70%) CCNA
14 19 (16.81%) Internet
14 19 (16.81%) IPsec
15 18 (15.93%) Security Cleared
16 17 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (15.04%) Wireless
16 17 (15.04%) Load Balancing
17 16 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (13.27%) Windows 7
19 14 (12.39%) SC Cleared
19 14 (12.39%) Network Design
19 14 (12.39%) BGP
19 14 (12.39%) VoIP
19 14 (12.39%) TCP/IP
19 14 (12.39%) PRINCE2

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 14 (12.39%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.62%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.77%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.77%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.88%) Apache
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (12.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.62%) MS Office
3 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 91 (80.53%) LAN
2 36 (31.86%) VPN
3 35 (30.97%) Firewall
4 27 (23.89%) DNS
5 26 (23.01%) MPLS
6 19 (16.81%) IPsec
6 19 (16.81%) Internet
7 17 (15.04%) Wireless
8 14 (12.39%) BGP
8 14 (12.39%) TCP/IP
8 14 (12.39%) VoIP
9 13 (11.50%) DHCP
10 12 (10.62%) OSPF
11 11 (9.73%) ATM
11 11 (9.73%) SAN
12 10 (8.85%) Ethernet
13 9 (7.96%) Network Security
14 8 (7.08%) WLAN
14 8 (7.08%) HTTP
15 7 (6.19%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.65%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) LabVIEW
General
1 23 (20.35%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.73%) Finance
3 3 (2.65%) Local Government
4 2 (1.77%) Legal
4 2 (1.77%) Retail
4 2 (1.77%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) French Language
5 1 (0.88%) German Language
5 1 (0.88%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 28 (24.78%) Network Engineer
2 12 (10.62%) Project Manager
3 8 (7.08%) Analyst
3 8 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (6.19%) Support Engineer
5 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Technician
6 5 (4.42%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (4.42%) Consultant
7 4 (3.54%) Support Technician
7 4 (3.54%) Architect
7 4 (3.54%) Service Analyst
7 4 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (3.54%) Administrator
7 4 (3.54%) Desktop Technician
8 3 (2.65%) IT Support
8 3 (2.65%) Design Engineer
8 3 (2.65%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (2.65%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.65%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (2.65%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.77%) .NET
3 1 (0.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.19%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.31%) Thin Client
2 6 (5.31%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.54%) Kindle
4 3 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) CMDB
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.88%) iPad
6 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.88%) PMI
6 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 44 (38.94%) Windows
2 17 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (13.27%) Windows 7
4 12 (10.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (7.96%) Windows 8
6 6 (5.31%) Linux
7 4 (3.54%) UNIX
8 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.88%) AIX
9 1 (0.88%) Solaris
9 1 (0.88%) Android
9 1 (0.88%) CentOS
9 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.43%) ITIL
2 17 (15.04%) Load Balancing
3 14 (12.39%) PRINCE2
3 14 (12.39%) Network Design
4 12 (10.62%) Network Architecture
5 10 (8.85%) Project Management
6 9 (7.96%) Service Management
6 9 (7.96%) Service Delivery
6 9 (7.96%) Migration
7 8 (7.08%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (5.31%) Change Management
9 5 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.54%) CRM
10 4 (3.54%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.54%) Asset Management
11 3 (2.65%) Workflow
11 3 (2.65%) Validation
11 3 (2.65%) E-Commerce
11 3 (2.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.65%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.96%) SQL
2 4 (3.54%) Python
3 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.77%) Perl
5 1 (0.88%) C
5 1 (0.88%) Java
5 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (32.74%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (17.70%) CCNP
2 20 (17.70%) CCNA
3 18 (15.93%) Security Cleared
4 14 (12.39%) SC Cleared
5 12 (10.62%) Degree
6 9 (7.96%) CCIE
7 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (3.54%) CCIP
9 4 (3.54%) BC Cleared
10 3 (2.65%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.65%) MCSA
10 3 (2.65%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.65%) CCSA
11 2 (1.77%) MCSE
11 2 (1.77%) CCDP
11 2 (1.77%) PMP
12 1 (0.88%) APMP
12 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.62%) SLA
2 4 (3.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) COBIT
3 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 38 (33.63%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.42%) XenApp
3 5 (4.42%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.65%) KVM
5 2 (1.77%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.77%) vSphere
6 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) SCCM
2 3 (2.65%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.77%) WSUS
3 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.88%) SCOM
4 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 58 (51.33%) Cisco
2 23 (20.35%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.35%) VMware
3 22 (19.47%) Citrix
4 12 (10.62%) Lotus
5 10 (8.85%) CheckPoint
6 9 (7.96%) HP
7 8 (7.08%) Juniper
7 8 (7.08%) F5
8 7 (6.19%) Blue Coat
8 7 (6.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 6 (5.31%) NetApp
10 5 (4.42%) Oracle
11 4 (3.54%) EMC
12 3 (2.65%) Avaya
12 3 (2.65%) Dell
12 3 (2.65%) IBM
12 3 (2.65%) Nokia
13 2 (1.77%) Symantec
13 2 (1.77%) McAfee