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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 52 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing WAN 65 71 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.76% 2.90% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.78% 11.81% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 20
Median daily rate £350 £398 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +17.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £285 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £7.88 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -9.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +21.73%
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
552 601 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.46% 24.51% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 241 213
Median daily rate £363 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.75 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 £363 +6.61% 4
Bracknell -8 8 £319 - 2
Slough -6 4 £338 -15.62% 1
Newbury -6 1 £188 -46.42% 1
Maidenhead -10 1 £400 +0.62%
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 90 (75.00%) LAN
2 66 (55.00%) Cisco
3 59 (49.17%) Firewall
4 57 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (37.50%) VPN
6 42 (35.00%) MPLS
7 41 (34.17%) Telecoms
8 38 (31.67%) CCNP
8 38 (31.67%) Windows
9 29 (24.17%) CCNA
9 29 (24.17%) Data Centre
10 26 (21.67%) Linux
11 23 (19.17%) IPsec
11 23 (19.17%) VMware
12 22 (18.33%) Network Security
12 22 (18.33%) BGP
13 21 (17.50%) Security Cleared
13 21 (17.50%) F5
14 20 (16.67%) Windows Server
14 20 (16.67%) SC Cleared
14 20 (16.67%) DNS
15 18 (15.00%) DHCP
15 18 (15.00%) Active Directory
15 18 (15.00%) Juniper
15 18 (15.00%) Change Management
16 17 (14.17%) Wireless
16 17 (14.17%) Project Management
16 17 (14.17%) Internet
17 16 (13.33%) VoIP
18 14 (11.67%) WLAN

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 6 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.33%) 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 12 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.17%) MS Office
3 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.67%) MS Project
3 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.50%) PaaS
1 3 (2.50%) SaaS
2 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 90 (75.00%) LAN
2 59 (49.17%) Firewall
3 45 (37.50%) VPN
4 42 (35.00%) MPLS
5 23 (19.17%) IPsec
6 22 (18.33%) BGP
6 22 (18.33%) Network Security
7 20 (16.67%) DNS
8 18 (15.00%) DHCP
9 17 (14.17%) Internet
9 17 (14.17%) Wireless
10 16 (13.33%) VoIP
11 14 (11.67%) Ethernet
11 14 (11.67%) OSPF
11 14 (11.67%) WLAN
12 13 (10.83%) EIGRP
12 13 (10.83%) VLAN
13 11 (9.17%) TCP/IP
14 9 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (6.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.00%) 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 41 (34.17%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (0.83%) Billing
4 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (32.50%) Network Engineer
2 14 (11.67%) Support Engineer
3 13 (10.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
5 11 (9.17%) Architect
6 10 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.67%) Designer
7 8 (6.67%) Network Designer
7 8 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) VMware Support Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) IT Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) IT Security Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Network Support
9 6 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) IP Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.50%) Middleware
2 2 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) .NET
3 1 (0.83%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.83%) ActiveMQ
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 29 (24.17%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.17%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.67%) 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
7 1 (0.83%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.67%) Windows
2 26 (21.67%) Linux
3 20 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 12 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.67%) Unix
8 2 (1.67%) 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 10
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.00%) Change Management
2 17 (14.17%) Project Management
3 13 (10.83%) ITIL
4 12 (10.00%) Network Design
5 10 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (8.33%) Migration
5 10 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 10 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 8 (6.67%) Network Management
6 8 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.83%) Load Balancing
8 6 (5.00%) Network Architecture
9 5 (4.17%) Open Source
10 4 (3.33%) Data Entry
10 4 (3.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 4 (3.33%) PRINCE
10 4 (3.33%) SIEM
10 4 (3.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 3 (2.50%) SOA
11 3 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.83%) Java
3 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (31.67%) CCNP
3 29 (24.17%) CCNA
4 21 (17.50%) Security Cleared
5 20 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 13 (10.83%) CCIE
7 10 (8.33%) Degree
8 7 (5.83%) CCDA
9 6 (5.00%) DV Cleared
9 6 (5.00%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.33%) CCDP
11 3 (2.50%) CCA
11 3 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (2.50%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.67%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.67%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.67%) PMP
12 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.67%) SLA
2 5 (4.17%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.67%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (5.00%) XenApp
4 5 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.67%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.67%) vSphere
6 1 (0.83%) KVM
6 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) OPNET
2 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.83%) cPanel
2 1 (0.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (55.00%) Cisco
2 23 (19.17%) VMware
3 21 (17.50%) F5
4 18 (15.00%) Juniper
5 14 (11.67%) Microsoft
6 10 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 10 (8.33%) Citrix
7 7 (5.83%) HP
8 6 (5.00%) Huawei
9 5 (4.17%) Oracle
10 4 (3.33%) Riverbed
10 4 (3.33%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.50%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.50%) Ciena
11 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.50%) Remedy
12 2 (1.67%) Aruba
12 2 (1.67%) Extreme Networks
12 2 (1.67%) Nimsoft
12 2 (1.67%) TippingPoint