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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 66 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 61 58 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.34% 2.39% 2.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.63% 8.95% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 34
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £220 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £309
% change year-on-year
- +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.90 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £34.10 £49.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -11.62%
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
574 648 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.02% 26.70% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 240 228
Average daily rate £325 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -21 20 £306 -27.94% 10
Slough +8 14 £208 -53.88% 3
Bracknell +1 10 - -
Newbury -10 3 £438 -2.77%
Maidenhead - 2 £250 - 1
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 113 (87.60%) LAN
2 55 (42.64%) Cisco
3 46 (35.66%) Windows
4 42 (32.56%) Active Directory
5 37 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (27.91%) Firewall
7 29 (22.48%) VMware
8 26 (20.16%) Telecoms
8 26 (20.16%) DNS
9 25 (19.38%) MPLS
10 24 (18.60%) Project Management
10 24 (18.60%) CCNP
10 24 (18.60%) CCNA
10 24 (18.60%) ITIL
11 23 (17.83%) Migration
12 22 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (16.28%) Data Centre
13 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
14 20 (15.50%) VPN
15 18 (13.95%) Internet
15 18 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (13.95%) Windows 7
16 17 (13.18%) Linux
17 16 (12.40%) CheckPoint
17 16 (12.40%) Lync
18 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (10.85%) OSPF
18 14 (10.85%) BGP
18 14 (10.85%) MS Exchange
18 14 (10.85%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (12.40%) Lync
2 14 (10.85%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.33%) IIS
5 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (7.75%) MS Visio
2 9 (6.98%) MS Office
3 8 (6.20%) MS Excel
4 4 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) SAP CCM
1 3 (2.33%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.88%) Office 365
2 2 (1.55%) PaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 113 (87.60%) LAN
2 36 (27.91%) Firewall
3 26 (20.16%) DNS
4 25 (19.38%) MPLS
5 20 (15.50%) VPN
6 18 (13.95%) Internet
7 14 (10.85%) OSPF
7 14 (10.85%) BGP
7 14 (10.85%) DHCP
7 14 (10.85%) TCP/IP
8 13 (10.08%) Ethernet
8 13 (10.08%) VLAN
9 12 (9.30%) Wireless
9 12 (9.30%) SMTP
10 10 (7.75%) HTTP
10 10 (7.75%) VoIP
10 10 (7.75%) Broadband
11 9 (6.98%) SAN
12 7 (5.43%) L2TP
12 7 (5.43%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.55%) MySQL
General
1 26 (20.16%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.08%) Finance
3 5 (3.88%) Back Office
4 3 (2.33%) Front Office
4 3 (2.33%) Automotive
5 2 (1.55%) Billing
5 2 (1.55%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (15.50%) Project Manager
2 18 (13.95%) Architect
3 17 (13.18%) Network Engineer
4 14 (10.85%) Infrastructure Manager
5 11 (8.53%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 8 (6.20%) Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (6.20%) Network Architect
8 6 (4.65%) Consultant
9 5 (3.88%) IP Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Coordinator
10 4 (3.10%) Service Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) IP Network Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Product Manager
11 3 (2.33%) Team Leader
11 3 (2.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.65%) CSS
2 3 (2.33%) HTML
2 3 (2.33%) Ajax
2 3 (2.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.78%) OAuth
3 1 (0.78%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.78%) .NET
3 1 (0.78%) Web Services
3 1 (0.78%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.28%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.55%) PMI
3 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.55%) Clustering
4 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.78%) CMDB
4 1 (0.78%) Replication
4 1 (0.78%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 46 (35.66%) Windows
2 22 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (13.95%) Windows 7
4 17 (13.18%) Linux
5 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.55%) UNIX
7 2 (1.55%) Android
7 2 (1.55%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.60%) ITIL
1 24 (18.60%) Project Management
2 23 (17.83%) Migration
3 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (8.53%) Service Delivery
5 10 (7.75%) PRINCE2
5 10 (7.75%) Incident Management
6 9 (6.98%) Service Management
7 7 (5.43%) Network Design
8 6 (4.65%) Change Management
8 6 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.65%) Server Building
9 4 (3.10%) Network Management
9 4 (3.10%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.10%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (3.10%) Business Continuity
9 4 (3.10%) BCP
9 4 (3.10%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (2.33%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.43%) VB
2 5 (3.88%) Python
2 5 (3.88%) SQL
2 5 (3.88%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.10%) VBScript
3 4 (3.10%) Perl
4 3 (2.33%) PHP
4 3 (2.33%) Java
5 2 (1.55%) C
5 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (18.60%) CCNP
2 24 (18.60%) CCNA
3 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (10.08%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.98%) MCITP
6 8 (6.20%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.20%) CCIE
7 6 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (3.88%) CCDP
8 5 (3.88%) Degree
8 5 (3.88%) MCSE
8 5 (3.88%) MCSA
9 3 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.33%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.33%) MOS
9 3 (2.33%) MCTS
10 2 (1.55%) PMP
10 2 (1.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 42 (32.56%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.88%) XenApp
4 4 (3.10%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.33%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.33%) vSphere
5 3 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.33%) Samba
6 2 (1.55%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (7.75%) SCCM
2 7 (5.43%) Cacti
3 6 (4.65%) OpenView
4 5 (3.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (3.88%) SCOM
4 5 (3.88%) WSUS
5 4 (3.10%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.33%) Nagios
6 3 (2.33%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.33%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.55%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.78%) Netcool
Vendors
1 55 (42.64%) Cisco
2 29 (22.48%) VMware
3 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
4 16 (12.40%) CheckPoint
5 13 (10.08%) HP
6 9 (6.98%) Citrix
7 8 (6.20%) EMC
8 5 (3.88%) Juniper
8 5 (3.88%) Symantec
8 5 (3.88%) BT
8 5 (3.88%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.10%) Brocade
9 4 (3.10%) Oracle
10 3 (2.33%) SAP
10 3 (2.33%) CA
10 3 (2.33%) JD Edwards
10 3 (2.33%) McAfee
10 3 (2.33%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.33%) F5
10 3 (2.33%) ProCurve
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