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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 54 72 58
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 87 62 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.03% 2.23% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.28% 9.23% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 32
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£398 £350 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +37.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £188 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 5
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.88 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.86% -41.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +5.26%
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
771 672 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.82% 24.16% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 249 178
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 46 31
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +34.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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
Bracknell +9 15 £163 -61.76%
Slough 0 15 £525 +121.05% 2
Reading -2 14 £363 +3.57% 3
Newbury 0 8 £188 -
Maidenhead +8 7 £398 -0.62% 2
Windsor - 1 £370 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 116 (82.27%) LAN
2 73 (51.77%) Cisco
3 54 (38.30%) VPN
4 48 (34.04%) Firewall
5 42 (29.79%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (29.08%) Internet
7 39 (27.66%) Windows
7 39 (27.66%) Telecoms
8 38 (26.95%) Security Cleared
9 37 (26.24%) MPLS
10 31 (21.99%) CCNP
11 30 (21.28%) SC Cleared
12 29 (20.57%) Active Directory
13 28 (19.86%) ITIL
14 27 (19.15%) OSPF
15 23 (16.31%) CheckPoint
15 23 (16.31%) Windows 7
16 22 (15.60%) Ethernet
16 22 (15.60%) VMware
17 21 (14.89%) CCNA
17 21 (14.89%) BGP
18 20 (14.18%) Microsoft
19 19 (13.48%) TCP/IP
19 19 (13.48%) EIGRP
19 19 (13.48%) F5
20 18 (12.77%) Project Management
20 18 (12.77%) DNS
20 18 (12.77%) Wireless
21 17 (12.06%) Network Security
21 17 (12.06%) VLAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (4.96%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.55%) Lync
2 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.13%) IIS
3 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.42%) Apache
4 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.42%) MediaWiki
4 2 (1.42%) Confluence
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.71%) nginx
5 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (8.51%) MS Office
2 9 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.42%) SaaS
1 2 (1.42%) PaaS
1 2 (1.42%) Office 365
1 2 (1.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (82.27%) LAN
2 54 (38.30%) VPN
3 48 (34.04%) Firewall
4 41 (29.08%) Internet
5 37 (26.24%) MPLS
6 27 (19.15%) OSPF
7 22 (15.60%) Ethernet
8 21 (14.89%) BGP
9 19 (13.48%) TCP/IP
9 19 (13.48%) EIGRP
10 18 (12.77%) Wireless
10 18 (12.77%) DNS
11 17 (12.06%) VoIP
11 17 (12.06%) ADSL
11 17 (12.06%) VLAN
11 17 (12.06%) Network Security
12 16 (11.35%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (9.93%) HTTP
14 13 (9.22%) Broadband
14 13 (9.22%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) DB2
2 3 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.42%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.42%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (1.42%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Subversion
1 2 (1.42%) JIRA
1 2 (1.42%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.42%) Hudson
1 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (27.66%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.09%) Retail
3 7 (4.96%) Marketing
4 6 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.84%) Finance
6 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.71%) Back Office
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 36 (25.53%) Network Engineer
2 29 (20.57%) Architect
3 14 (9.93%) Network Architect
4 12 (8.51%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (7.80%) Consultant
6 10 (7.09%) Project Manager
6 10 (7.09%) IP Network Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) IP Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Product Manager
7 7 (4.96%) Network Consultant
7 7 (4.96%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.96%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Administrator
8 6 (4.26%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (3.55%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (3.55%) Coordinator
9 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (2.84%) Technical Manager
10 4 (2.84%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.13%) APPC
2 1 (0.71%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.55%) SecurID
2 3 (2.13%) AS400
2 3 (2.13%) iPhone
2 3 (2.13%) iSeries
3 2 (1.42%) iPad
3 2 (1.42%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.42%) Wiki
3 2 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.71%) Statistics
4 1 (0.71%) PMI
4 1 (0.71%) Handset
4 1 (0.71%) Replication
4 1 (0.71%) Kindle
4 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 39 (27.66%) Windows
2 23 (16.31%) Windows 7
3 11 (7.80%) Linux
4 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.96%) CentOS
6 7 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.26%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.13%) OS/400
9 3 (2.13%) AIX
9 3 (2.13%) i5/OS
10 2 (1.42%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.71%) Android
11 1 (0.71%) Debian
11 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.86%) ITIL
2 18 (12.77%) Project Management
3 16 (11.35%) Migration
4 8 (5.67%) Network Design
4 8 (5.67%) PRINCE2
5 6 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (4.26%) Network Management
5 6 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (3.55%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (3.55%) eTOM
6 5 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.55%) Configuration Management
6 5 (3.55%) Validation
6 5 (3.55%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.84%) Change Management
7 4 (2.84%) PRINCE
7 4 (2.84%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.84%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (2.84%) Network Architecture
7 4 (2.84%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.38%) SQL
2 4 (2.84%) Java
3 3 (2.13%) C
3 3 (2.13%) COBOL
3 3 (2.13%) RPG
4 2 (1.42%) Perl
4 2 (1.42%) ABAP
4 2 (1.42%) Python
4 2 (1.42%) Ruby
4 2 (1.42%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (29.79%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (26.95%) Security Cleared
3 31 (21.99%) CCNP
4 30 (21.28%) SC Cleared
5 21 (14.89%) CCNA
6 8 (5.67%) CCIE
6 8 (5.67%) BC Cleared
6 8 (5.67%) DV Cleared
6 8 (5.67%) Degree
7 5 (3.55%) CISSP
8 4 (2.84%) CCDP
8 4 (2.84%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.13%) IBM Certification
9 3 (2.13%) VCP4
10 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.42%) CCIP
11 1 (0.71%) MCP
11 1 (0.71%) MCSE
11 1 (0.71%) MCSA
11 1 (0.71%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.51%) SLA
2 6 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (20.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.55%) Firmware
4 3 (2.13%) vSphere
4 3 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.13%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.42%) XenServer
5 2 (1.42%) Samba
5 2 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.42%) Postfix
6 1 (0.71%) XenApp
6 1 (0.71%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) SCCM
1 5 (3.55%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.13%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (2.13%) HP SIM
3 2 (1.42%) Puppet
3 2 (1.42%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.71%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.71%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.71%) SCOM
4 1 (0.71%) Salt
4 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 73 (51.77%) Cisco
2 23 (16.31%) CheckPoint
3 22 (15.60%) VMware
4 20 (14.18%) Microsoft
5 19 (13.48%) F5
6 16 (11.35%) Citrix
7 12 (8.51%) Juniper
8 11 (7.80%) IBM
9 9 (6.38%) HP
10 7 (4.96%) Fortinet
11 6 (4.26%) BT
12 5 (3.55%) Tufin
12 5 (3.55%) AlgoSec
12 5 (3.55%) Remedy
12 5 (3.55%) CA
13 4 (2.84%) Mercator
14 3 (2.13%) NetIQ
14 3 (2.13%) Nortel
14 3 (2.13%) Dell
14 3 (2.13%) SAP