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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 50 67
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs citing WAN 68 82 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.89% 3.19% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.10% 13.49% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 24
Median daily rate £338 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £208 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £537 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Median hourly rate £7.88 £14.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.61% -15.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -1.42%
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
519 608 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.04% 23.65% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 274 218
Median daily rate £350 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £208 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.30 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.37 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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 +14 36 £345 +12.65% 4
Slough -3 9 £338 -3.57% 1
Bracknell -11 9 £344 - 1
Maidenhead -6 1 £400 +0.62%
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 98 (80.99%) LAN
2 63 (52.07%) Firewall
3 62 (51.24%) Cisco
4 60 (49.59%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (38.84%) VPN
6 42 (34.71%) MPLS
7 41 (33.88%) CCNP
8 39 (32.23%) Windows
8 39 (32.23%) Telecoms
9 31 (25.62%) CCNA
9 31 (25.62%) Data Centre
10 26 (21.49%) Linux
10 26 (21.49%) VMware
11 24 (19.83%) IPsec
11 24 (19.83%) Network Security
12 23 (19.01%) F5
13 21 (17.36%) Windows Server
13 21 (17.36%) Active Directory
14 20 (16.53%) DNS
14 20 (16.53%) Project Management
14 20 (16.53%) BGP
15 19 (15.70%) VoIP
15 19 (15.70%) DHCP
16 17 (14.05%) Internet
16 17 (14.05%) Wireless
16 17 (14.05%) Security Cleared
17 16 (13.22%) SC Cleared
18 15 (12.40%) Juniper
18 15 (12.40%) CCIE
18 15 (12.40%) Microsoft

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 7 (5.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.83%) CloudStack
4 1 (0.83%) JBoss
4 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (10.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.13%) MS Office
3 2 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.65%) MS Project
3 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.48%) PaaS
1 3 (2.48%) SaaS
2 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 98 (80.99%) LAN
2 63 (52.07%) Firewall
3 47 (38.84%) VPN
4 42 (34.71%) MPLS
5 24 (19.83%) IPsec
5 24 (19.83%) Network Security
6 20 (16.53%) BGP
6 20 (16.53%) DNS
7 19 (15.70%) DHCP
7 19 (15.70%) VoIP
8 17 (14.05%) Internet
8 17 (14.05%) Wireless
9 14 (11.57%) EIGRP
10 13 (10.74%) Ethernet
10 13 (10.74%) OSPF
10 13 (10.74%) TCP/IP
10 13 (10.74%) WLAN
11 11 (9.09%) VLAN
12 10 (8.26%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (7.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) MySQL
2 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.83%) Subversion
1 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (32.23%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.44%) Finance
3 2 (1.65%) Legal
4 1 (0.83%) Billing
4 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (33.88%) Network Engineer
2 16 (13.22%) Support Engineer
3 13 (10.74%) Architect
3 13 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (10.74%) Project Manager
4 12 (9.92%) VMware Engineer
5 8 (6.61%) Security Engineer
5 8 (6.61%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (6.61%) VMware Support Engineer
6 7 (5.79%) LAN Engineer
6 7 (5.79%) Network Support
6 7 (5.79%) Network Support Engineer
6 7 (5.79%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) IT Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) IT Security Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) WAN Project Manager
8 5 (4.13%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Designer
8 5 (4.13%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) Middleware
2 2 (1.65%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) .NET
3 1 (0.83%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.83%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.83%) CSS
3 1 (0.83%) MAPI
3 1 (0.83%) OAuth
3 1 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.83%) Servlets
3 1 (0.83%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (25.62%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.61%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.13%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.65%) IVR
7 1 (0.83%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.83%) CMDB
7 1 (0.83%) Eurex
7 1 (0.83%) PMI
7 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (32.23%) Windows
2 26 (21.49%) Linux
3 21 (17.36%) Windows Server
4 12 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.65%) Unix
8 2 (1.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.83%) AIX
9 1 (0.83%) CentOS
9 1 (0.83%) HPUX
9 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.83%) SUSE
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.53%) Project Management
2 14 (11.57%) Change Management
2 14 (11.57%) ITIL
3 11 (9.09%) Network Design
3 11 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 10 (8.26%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (7.44%) Service Delivery
6 8 (6.61%) Load Balancing
6 8 (6.61%) Migration
6 8 (6.61%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.79%) Network Management
8 5 (4.13%) Open Source
8 5 (4.13%) Presales
9 4 (3.31%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.31%) Data Entry
9 4 (3.31%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (3.31%) Network Architecture
9 4 (3.31%) SIEM
9 4 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.31%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.92%) SQL
2 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.83%) Java
3 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (49.59%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (33.88%) CCNP
3 31 (25.62%) CCNA
4 17 (14.05%) Security Cleared
5 16 (13.22%) SC Cleared
6 15 (12.40%) CCIE
7 12 (9.92%) Degree
8 7 (5.79%) CCDA
9 6 (4.96%) PMP
10 5 (4.13%) CCDP
10 5 (4.13%) JNCIP
10 5 (4.13%) PMI Certification
11 3 (2.48%) CCA
11 3 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (2.48%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.48%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.65%) CCIP
12 2 (1.65%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.09%) SLA
2 5 (4.13%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.65%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (17.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.92%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.96%) XenApp
5 3 (2.48%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.48%) vSphere
6 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.83%) KVM
7 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.65%) OPNET
2 1 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.83%) cPanel
2 1 (0.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (51.24%) Cisco
2 26 (21.49%) VMware
3 23 (19.01%) F5
4 15 (12.40%) Juniper
4 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.44%) Citrix
6 7 (5.79%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.79%) HP
7 4 (3.31%) Huawei
7 4 (3.31%) Oracle
8 3 (2.48%) Aruba
8 3 (2.48%) Ciena
8 3 (2.48%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (2.48%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.48%) Remedy
9 2 (1.65%) Nimsoft
9 2 (1.65%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (1.65%) Tandberg
9 2 (1.65%) TippingPoint
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago