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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 66 75 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 76 53 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.59% 1.89% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.99% 8.15% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 27
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.34% +44.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £195 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.88 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.86% +153.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £20.15 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £132.00 £13.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +29.23%
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
761 650 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.90% 23.16% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 233 190
Average daily rate £300 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Slough +5 15 £525 +121.05% 4
Bracknell +13 13 £163 -58.06% 2
Reading -6 10 £363 +20.33% 9
Maidenhead +11 7 £398 +13.57% 2
Newbury -3 7 £203 -
Windsor - 1 £370 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 118 (81.94%) LAN
2 76 (52.78%) Cisco
3 52 (36.11%) VPN
4 47 (32.64%) Firewall
5 42 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (27.78%) Internet
6 40 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 39 (27.08%) Windows
8 38 (26.39%) MPLS
9 36 (25.00%) Telecoms
10 32 (22.22%) SC Cleared
10 32 (22.22%) CCNP
11 27 (18.75%) Active Directory
12 26 (18.06%) OSPF
12 26 (18.06%) ITIL
13 23 (15.97%) VMware
13 23 (15.97%) Windows 7
14 22 (15.28%) Ethernet
14 22 (15.28%) CheckPoint
15 20 (13.89%) CCNA
15 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
16 19 (13.19%) BGP
16 19 (13.19%) F5
17 18 (12.50%) EIGRP
17 18 (12.50%) Project Management
17 18 (12.50%) DNS
17 18 (12.50%) Wireless
18 17 (11.81%) Migration
18 17 (11.81%) VLAN
18 17 (11.81%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.47%) Lync
4 3 (2.08%) IIS
4 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.39%) Apache
5 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.39%) MediaWiki
5 2 (1.39%) Confluence
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.69%) nginx
6 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (7.64%) MS Office
2 8 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 7 (4.86%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) PaaS
2 2 (1.39%) Office 365
2 2 (1.39%) IaaS
2 2 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (81.94%) LAN
2 52 (36.11%) VPN
3 47 (32.64%) Firewall
4 40 (27.78%) Internet
5 38 (26.39%) MPLS
6 26 (18.06%) OSPF
7 22 (15.28%) Ethernet
8 19 (13.19%) BGP
9 18 (12.50%) DNS
9 18 (12.50%) Wireless
9 18 (12.50%) EIGRP
10 17 (11.81%) VLAN
10 17 (11.81%) TCP/IP
11 16 (11.11%) Network Security
11 16 (11.11%) ADSL
12 15 (10.42%) VoIP
12 15 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (9.72%) HTTP
13 14 (9.72%) Broadband
14 12 (8.33%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.17%) DB2
2 3 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.39%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.39%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (1.39%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Subversion
1 2 (1.39%) JIRA
1 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.39%) Hudson
1 2 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.94%) Retail
3 7 (4.86%) Finance
4 6 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.17%) Marketing
5 2 (1.39%) Automotive
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 28 (19.44%) Architect
3 15 (10.42%) Project Manager
4 13 (9.03%) Network Architect
5 12 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (7.64%) IP Network Engineer
6 11 (7.64%) Consultant
6 11 (7.64%) IP Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
7 8 (5.56%) Product Manager
8 7 (4.86%) Network Consultant
9 6 (4.17%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.17%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (4.17%) Administrator
10 5 (3.47%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (3.47%) Coordinator
11 4 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.78%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.08%) APPC
2 1 (0.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.47%) SecurID
2 3 (2.08%) AS400
2 3 (2.08%) iPhone
2 3 (2.08%) iSeries
3 2 (1.39%) iPad
3 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.39%) Wiki
3 2 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.69%) Statistics
4 1 (0.69%) PMI
4 1 (0.69%) Handset
4 1 (0.69%) Replication
4 1 (0.69%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 39 (27.08%) Windows
2 23 (15.97%) Windows 7
3 12 (8.33%) Linux
4 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.86%) Windows XP
6 7 (4.86%) CentOS
7 5 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.08%) OS/400
8 3 (2.08%) AIX
8 3 (2.08%) i5/OS
9 2 (1.39%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.69%) Android
10 1 (0.69%) Debian
10 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.06%) ITIL
2 18 (12.50%) Project Management
3 17 (11.81%) Migration
4 9 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 8 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (5.56%) Network Design
6 6 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (4.17%) Business Continuity
6 6 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.47%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (3.47%) Validation
7 5 (3.47%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.47%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.47%) eTOM
7 5 (3.47%) Network Management
8 4 (2.78%) Network Architecture
8 4 (2.78%) Matrix Management
8 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (2.78%) Change Management
8 4 (2.78%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.94%) SQL
2 4 (2.78%) C
2 4 (2.78%) Java
3 3 (2.08%) COBOL
3 3 (2.08%) RPG
4 2 (1.39%) Perl
4 2 (1.39%) ABAP
4 2 (1.39%) Ruby
4 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.69%) Python
5 1 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 32 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 32 (22.22%) CCNP
4 20 (13.89%) CCNA
5 8 (5.56%) Degree
5 8 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.86%) BC Cleared
6 7 (4.86%) CCIE
7 5 (3.47%) CISSP
8 4 (2.78%) CCDP
8 4 (2.78%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.08%) IBM Certification
10 2 (1.39%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.69%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.69%) PMP
11 1 (0.69%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.64%) SLA
2 6 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.47%) Firmware
4 3 (2.08%) vSphere
4 3 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.08%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.39%) iptables
5 2 (1.39%) XenServer
5 2 (1.39%) Samba
5 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.39%) Postfix
6 1 (0.69%) XenApp
6 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) SCCM
1 5 (3.47%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.08%) vMotion
2 3 (2.08%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (2.08%) HP SIM
3 2 (1.39%) Puppet
3 2 (1.39%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.69%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.69%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.69%) SCOM
4 1 (0.69%) Salt
4 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 76 (52.78%) Cisco
2 23 (15.97%) VMware
3 22 (15.28%) CheckPoint
4 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
5 19 (13.19%) F5
6 14 (9.72%) Citrix
7 12 (8.33%) Juniper
8 10 (6.94%) IBM
9 8 (5.56%) HP
10 7 (4.86%) Fortinet
11 6 (4.17%) BT
12 5 (3.47%) Tufin
12 5 (3.47%) AlgoSec
12 5 (3.47%) CA
13 4 (2.78%) Mercator
13 4 (2.78%) Remedy
14 3 (2.08%) Apple
14 3 (2.08%) NetIQ
14 3 (2.08%) SAP
14 3 (2.08%) Dell
Slough
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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