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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 58 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 77 55 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.70% 1.98% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.58% 8.55% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 24 26
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£398 £331 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +47.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £183 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £485 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £27.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.46% +123.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £27.88 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £149.58 £18.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+32.50% +25.00%
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
728 643 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.52% 23.15% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 237 211
Average daily rate £300 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 20
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 £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +11 17 £500 +92.30% 4
Bracknell +7 11 £163 -58.06% 1
Maidenhead +11 8 £398 +22.30% 4
Reading -15 8 £363 +28.88% 12
Newbury -6 5 £350 -12.50% 1
Windsor - 3 £600 - 1
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (82.52%) LAN
2 77 (53.85%) Cisco
3 54 (37.76%) VPN
4 51 (35.66%) Firewall
5 41 (28.67%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (27.97%) Windows
7 38 (26.57%) MPLS
8 37 (25.87%) Telecoms
9 33 (23.08%) Security Cleared
10 32 (22.38%) CCNP
11 31 (21.68%) Active Directory
11 31 (21.68%) Internet
11 31 (21.68%) SC Cleared
12 26 (18.18%) OSPF
13 25 (17.48%) VMware
14 23 (16.08%) CheckPoint
14 23 (16.08%) ITIL
15 22 (15.38%) DNS
15 22 (15.38%) Windows 7
16 21 (14.69%) Ethernet
17 20 (13.99%) CCNA
17 20 (13.99%) Project Management
18 19 (13.29%) Microsoft
18 19 (13.29%) Migration
19 18 (12.59%) Wireless
19 18 (12.59%) Cisco ASA
19 18 (12.59%) EIGRP
20 17 (11.89%) BGP
21 16 (11.19%) TCP/IP
21 16 (11.19%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (6.29%) Lync
2 8 (5.59%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.10%) IIS
6 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.40%) MediaWiki
7 2 (1.40%) Confluence
7 2 (1.40%) Apache
7 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.70%) nginx
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (6.99%) MS Visio
2 8 (5.59%) MS Office
3 5 (3.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) PaaS
2 2 (1.40%) Office 365
2 2 (1.40%) IaaS
2 2 (1.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (82.52%) LAN
2 54 (37.76%) VPN
3 51 (35.66%) Firewall
4 38 (26.57%) MPLS
5 31 (21.68%) Internet
6 26 (18.18%) OSPF
7 22 (15.38%) DNS
8 21 (14.69%) Ethernet
9 18 (12.59%) Wireless
9 18 (12.59%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (12.59%) EIGRP
10 17 (11.89%) BGP
11 16 (11.19%) TCP/IP
11 16 (11.19%) VoIP
12 15 (10.49%) ADSL
12 15 (10.49%) HTTP
13 14 (9.79%) Broadband
13 14 (9.79%) VLAN
14 13 (9.09%) Network Security
14 13 (9.09%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.20%) DB2
2 4 (2.80%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.40%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.40%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.40%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Hudson
1 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.40%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.40%) Subversion
1 2 (1.40%) JIRA
2 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (25.87%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.29%) Retail
3 7 (4.90%) Finance
4 6 (4.20%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.20%) Marketing
5 3 (2.10%) Automotive
6 2 (1.40%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 23 (16.08%) Architect
3 18 (12.59%) Project Manager
4 14 (9.79%) Consultant
5 12 (8.39%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (7.69%) IP Network Engineer
6 11 (7.69%) IP Engineer
7 9 (6.29%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (6.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 8 (5.59%) Network Architect
8 8 (5.59%) Product Manager
8 8 (5.59%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (4.20%) Coordinator
9 6 (4.20%) Network Consultant
9 6 (4.20%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.20%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.50%) Technical Manager
10 5 (3.50%) Technical Project Manager
10 5 (3.50%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.10%) APPC
2 1 (0.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.50%) SecurID
2 3 (2.10%) iPhone
2 3 (2.10%) iSeries
2 3 (2.10%) AS400
3 2 (1.40%) iPad
3 2 (1.40%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.40%) Wiki
4 1 (0.70%) Statistics
4 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.70%) Replication
4 1 (0.70%) PMI
4 1 (0.70%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 40 (27.97%) Windows
2 22 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 16 (11.19%) Linux
4 11 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.90%) CentOS
7 6 (4.20%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.10%) i5/OS
9 3 (2.10%) OS/400
9 3 (2.10%) AIX
10 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.70%) Android
10 1 (0.70%) Debian
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.08%) ITIL
2 20 (13.99%) Project Management
3 19 (13.29%) Migration
4 10 (6.99%) PRINCE2
5 9 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (4.20%) Business Continuity
6 6 (4.20%) Network Design
7 5 (3.50%) eTOM
7 5 (3.50%) Validation
7 5 (3.50%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.50%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.50%) Network Management
7 5 (3.50%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (2.80%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (2.80%) Protective Monitoring
8 4 (2.80%) Business Transformation
8 4 (2.80%) Network Architecture
8 4 (2.80%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.69%) SQL
2 5 (3.50%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.80%) C
3 4 (2.80%) Java
4 3 (2.10%) COBOL
4 3 (2.10%) RPG
5 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.40%) ABAP
5 2 (1.40%) Perl
5 2 (1.40%) Ruby
6 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (28.67%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 32 (22.38%) CCNP
4 31 (21.68%) SC Cleared
5 20 (13.99%) CCNA
6 8 (5.59%) Degree
7 7 (4.90%) BC Cleared
8 6 (4.20%) CCIE
9 5 (3.50%) CISSP
10 4 (2.80%) CCDP
10 4 (2.80%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.10%) IBM Certification
12 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.40%) MCSE
12 2 (1.40%) MCSA
12 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.70%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.70%) MCP
13 1 (0.70%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.39%) SLA
2 6 (4.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (21.68%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (4.20%) vSphere
4 5 (3.50%) Samba
4 5 (3.50%) Firmware
5 4 (2.80%) XenApp
6 3 (2.10%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.10%) PowerHA
7 2 (1.40%) iptables
7 2 (1.40%) XenServer
7 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.40%) Postfix
8 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (4.90%) SCCM
2 5 (3.50%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.10%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (2.10%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (2.10%) HP SIM
3 3 (2.10%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.10%) vMotion
4 2 (1.40%) Puppet
4 2 (1.40%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.70%) SCOM
5 1 (0.70%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 77 (53.85%) Cisco
2 25 (17.48%) VMware
3 23 (16.08%) CheckPoint
4 19 (13.29%) Microsoft
5 14 (9.79%) F5
6 12 (8.39%) Juniper
7 11 (7.69%) HP
8 9 (6.29%) IBM
9 7 (4.90%) Fortinet
10 6 (4.20%) Citrix
10 6 (4.20%) BT
11 5 (3.50%) CA
11 5 (3.50%) Tufin
11 5 (3.50%) AlgoSec
12 4 (2.80%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.80%) Mercator
13 3 (2.10%) Brocade
13 3 (2.10%) ProCurve
13 3 (2.10%) SAP
13 3 (2.10%) Apple
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