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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 65 74 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Contract jobs citing WAN 64 61 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.42% 2.33% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.65% 10.22% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.85% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £445 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £39.50 £18.20 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.09% -61.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.41 £18.04 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.35 £33.64 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.41% -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
663 597 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.07% 22.80% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 229 228
Average daily rate £350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 36
Average hourly rate £39.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.20% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +8 22 £413 +37.50% 2
Bracknell -5 8 £273 -35.65% 1
Newbury +7 6 £243 -19.16%
Slough -8 5 £305 -2.40% 3
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 103 (87.29%) LAN
2 53 (44.92%) Cisco
3 39 (33.05%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (32.20%) VPN
5 37 (31.36%) Internet
6 33 (27.97%) Firewall
7 32 (27.12%) Windows
7 32 (27.12%) Security Cleared
8 28 (23.73%) CCNP
9 26 (22.03%) ITIL
10 25 (21.19%) Active Directory
11 23 (19.49%) Telecoms
12 22 (18.64%) VoIP
12 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
12 22 (18.64%) SC Cleared
13 20 (16.95%) CCNA
13 20 (16.95%) Citrix
13 20 (16.95%) VMware
14 19 (16.10%) TCP/IP
15 18 (15.25%) WLAN
15 18 (15.25%) Wireless
15 18 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (14.41%) MPLS
16 17 (14.41%) F5
17 16 (13.56%) OSPF
18 15 (12.71%) MS Excel
18 15 (12.71%) BGP
18 15 (12.71%) Windows 7
19 14 (11.86%) VLAN
20 13 (11.02%) SAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 10 (8.47%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.54%) Lync
3 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.85%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (12.71%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 103 (87.29%) LAN
2 38 (32.20%) VPN
3 37 (31.36%) Internet
4 33 (27.97%) Firewall
5 22 (18.64%) VoIP
6 19 (16.10%) TCP/IP
7 18 (15.25%) WLAN
7 18 (15.25%) Wireless
8 17 (14.41%) MPLS
9 16 (13.56%) OSPF
10 15 (12.71%) BGP
11 14 (11.86%) VLAN
12 13 (11.02%) SAN
13 12 (10.17%) Ethernet
13 12 (10.17%) IPsec
14 11 (9.32%) Network Security
14 11 (9.32%) Intranet
15 10 (8.47%) DNS
15 10 (8.47%) EIGRP
15 10 (8.47%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) DB2
2 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (19.49%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.32%) Retail
3 6 (5.08%) Finance
4 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.69%) Billing
5 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (27.97%) Network Engineer
2 24 (20.34%) Architect
3 12 (10.17%) Network Architect
4 10 (8.47%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.78%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Consultant
7 6 (5.08%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.08%) Administrator
8 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Network Consultant
8 5 (4.24%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.24%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) IT Support
9 4 (3.39%) IP Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) IP Network Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.39%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (3.39%) Support Technician
9 4 (3.39%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.54%) APPC
2 1 (0.85%) OLE
2 1 (0.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.39%) SecurID
2 3 (2.54%) AS400
2 3 (2.54%) iSeries
2 3 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.69%) iPad
3 2 (1.69%) PMI
3 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (0.85%) Statistics
4 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.85%) CMDB
4 1 (0.85%) Handset
4 1 (0.85%) Replication
4 1 (0.85%) Kindle
4 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 32 (27.12%) Windows
2 18 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (12.71%) Windows 7
4 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.78%) Linux
6 8 (6.78%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.08%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.54%) OS/400
8 3 (2.54%) i5/OS
9 2 (1.69%) CentOS
9 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.85%) Android
10 1 (0.85%) AIX
10 1 (0.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.03%) ITIL
2 13 (11.02%) Project Management
2 13 (11.02%) Network Design
3 8 (6.78%) Migration
4 7 (5.93%) Change Management
4 7 (5.93%) Network Architecture
4 7 (5.93%) Network Management
5 6 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (5.08%) Load Balancing
5 6 (5.08%) Service Management
6 5 (4.24%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.24%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.24%) Fault Management
7 4 (3.39%) eTOM
7 4 (3.39%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (3.39%) Validation
7 4 (3.39%) Business Transformation
8 3 (2.54%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.54%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.08%) SQL
2 5 (4.24%) Python
3 3 (2.54%) C
3 3 (2.54%) COBOL
3 3 (2.54%) RPG
4 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.85%) Perl
5 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (33.05%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (27.12%) Security Cleared
3 28 (23.73%) CCNP
4 22 (18.64%) SC Cleared
5 20 (16.95%) CCNA
6 10 (8.47%) CCIE
6 10 (8.47%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.93%) Degree
8 4 (3.39%) BC Cleared
8 4 (3.39%) CISSP
9 3 (2.54%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.54%) IBM Certification
9 3 (2.54%) CCDP
10 2 (1.69%) CCIP
10 2 (1.69%) MCSE
10 2 (1.69%) PMP
10 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.69%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.32%) SLA
2 5 (4.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (4.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (21.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.54%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.54%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.69%) vSphere
4 2 (1.69%) XenApp
4 2 (1.69%) Firmware
4 2 (1.69%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.69%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) Tivoli NetView
1 3 (2.54%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.69%) WSUS
2 2 (1.69%) SCCM
2 2 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.69%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.85%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.85%) SCOM
3 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.85%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 53 (44.92%) Cisco
2 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
3 20 (16.95%) Citrix
3 20 (16.95%) VMware
4 17 (14.41%) F5
5 8 (6.78%) CheckPoint
5 8 (6.78%) Juniper
6 7 (5.93%) HP
7 6 (5.08%) IBM
7 6 (5.08%) Remedy
7 6 (5.08%) Fortinet
8 5 (4.24%) NetApp
9 4 (3.39%) CA
9 4 (3.39%) AlgoSec
9 4 (3.39%) Tufin
10 3 (2.54%) NetIQ
10 3 (2.54%) Mitel
10 3 (2.54%) Apple
10 3 (2.54%) EMC
10 3 (2.54%) Nortel
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