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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 58 69 60
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 69 55 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.70% 2.19% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.26% 8.51% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 30
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £170 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.70 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.50 £43.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
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
563 646 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.00% 25.68% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 219 221
Average daily rate £318 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 -12 21 £248 -43.42% 9
Slough +8 16 £300 +39.53% 5
Bracknell +5 13 - -
Maidenhead - 4 £398 - 2
Newbury -2 3 £475 - 1
Windsor - 3 £600 - 2
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 125 (82.78%) LAN
2 68 (45.03%) Cisco
3 51 (33.77%) Windows
4 47 (31.13%) Active Directory
5 45 (29.80%) Firewall
6 41 (27.15%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (26.49%) MPLS
8 34 (22.52%) VPN
9 33 (21.85%) Telecoms
10 30 (19.87%) DNS
11 29 (19.21%) Project Management
11 29 (19.21%) Migration
11 29 (19.21%) VMware
12 28 (18.54%) CCNA
13 27 (17.88%) CCNP
13 27 (17.88%) Windows 7
14 24 (15.89%) ITIL
14 24 (15.89%) Internet
15 23 (15.23%) CheckPoint
16 21 (13.91%) Security Cleared
16 21 (13.91%) Data Centre
17 19 (12.58%) SMTP
17 19 (12.58%) Ethernet
17 19 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (11.92%) HTTP
19 17 (11.26%) Linux
19 17 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
19 17 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
20 16 (10.60%) SC Cleared
21 15 (9.93%) Lync

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 15 (9.93%) Lync
2 11 (7.28%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.66%) nginx
7 1 (0.66%) Confluence
7 1 (0.66%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.66%) IIS
7 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.66%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (9.27%) MS Visio
2 9 (5.96%) MS Office
3 6 (3.97%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP CCM
1 2 (1.32%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.97%) Office 365
2 4 (2.65%) PaaS
3 2 (1.32%) SaaS
3 2 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (82.78%) LAN
2 45 (29.80%) Firewall
3 40 (26.49%) MPLS
4 34 (22.52%) VPN
5 30 (19.87%) DNS
6 24 (15.89%) Internet
7 19 (12.58%) SMTP
7 19 (12.58%) Ethernet
8 18 (11.92%) HTTP
9 15 (9.93%) OSPF
9 15 (9.93%) BGP
10 14 (9.27%) TCP/IP
10 14 (9.27%) Broadband
11 11 (7.28%) VoIP
11 11 (7.28%) VLAN
12 10 (6.62%) Wireless
12 10 (6.62%) DHCP
13 9 (5.96%) EIGRP
14 8 (5.30%) SAN
14 8 (5.30%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.99%) MySQL
3 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Subversion
1 1 (0.66%) JIRA
1 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.66%) Hudson
1 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (21.85%) Telecoms
2 13 (8.61%) Finance
3 6 (3.97%) Back Office
3 6 (3.97%) Marketing
4 3 (1.99%) Front Office
4 3 (1.99%) Automotive
5 2 (1.32%) Billing
5 2 (1.32%) Local Government
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (15.89%) Architect
1 24 (15.89%) Network Engineer
2 20 (13.25%) Project Manager
3 15 (9.93%) Infrastructure Manager
4 12 (7.95%) Infrastructure Architect
4 12 (7.95%) Network Architect
5 10 (6.62%) Product Manager
5 10 (6.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 10 (6.62%) Support Engineer
5 10 (6.62%) IP Engineer
6 9 (5.96%) IP Network Engineer
7 8 (5.30%) Consultant
8 7 (4.64%) Analyst
9 6 (3.97%) Coordinator
10 5 (3.31%) Senior Network Engineer
11 4 (2.65%) Help Desk Engineer
11 4 (2.65%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.65%) Project Coordinator
12 3 (1.99%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.65%) CSS
2 3 (1.99%) Ajax
2 3 (1.99%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.99%) HTML
3 1 (0.66%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.66%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.91%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.32%) Clustering
2 2 (1.32%) PMI
2 2 (1.32%) iPhone
2 2 (1.32%) iPad
3 1 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
3 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.66%) CMDB
3 1 (0.66%) Wiki
3 1 (0.66%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 51 (33.77%) Windows
2 27 (17.88%) Windows 7
3 17 (11.26%) Linux
3 17 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (7.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.32%) UNIX
6 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.32%) CentOS
7 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.66%) Debian
7 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.66%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.21%) Project Management
1 29 (19.21%) Migration
2 24 (15.89%) ITIL
3 17 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (6.62%) PRINCE2
4 10 (6.62%) Incident Management
5 9 (5.96%) Network Design
5 9 (5.96%) Service Delivery
6 8 (5.30%) Service Management
7 7 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.97%) Business Continuity
9 5 (3.31%) Matrix Management
10 4 (2.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.65%) Change Management
10 4 (2.65%) BCP
10 4 (2.65%) Network Management
10 4 (2.65%) Business Continuity Planning
10 4 (2.65%) Server Building
11 3 (1.99%) Data Migration
11 3 (1.99%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.64%) VB
2 5 (3.31%) Perl
2 5 (3.31%) SQL
3 4 (2.65%) VBScript
3 4 (2.65%) PHP
3 4 (2.65%) Java
3 4 (2.65%) Python
4 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.32%) C
6 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.66%) Ruby
6 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 41 (27.15%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (18.54%) CCNA
3 27 (17.88%) CCNP
4 21 (13.91%) Security Cleared
5 16 (10.60%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (5.30%) CCIE
7 8 (5.30%) MCITP
8 7 (4.64%) Degree
9 6 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (3.31%) BC Cleared
10 5 (3.31%) CCDP
11 4 (2.65%) MCSE
11 4 (2.65%) MCSA
12 3 (1.99%) CCIP
12 3 (1.99%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.32%) MCTS
13 2 (1.32%) CCDA
13 2 (1.32%) MOS
13 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 47 (31.13%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.31%) XenApp
4 4 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.65%) Samba
5 3 (1.99%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.99%) vSphere
5 3 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.32%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.66%) iptables
7 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.66%) Firmware
7 1 (0.66%) Postfix
7 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (5.96%) SCCM
2 5 (3.31%) Cacti
3 4 (2.65%) SCOM
3 4 (2.65%) OpenView
4 2 (1.32%) Nagios
4 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.32%) WSUS
4 2 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.32%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.32%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.32%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.66%) Salt
5 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.66%) Puppet
5 1 (0.66%) Netcool
5 1 (0.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 68 (45.03%) Cisco
2 29 (19.21%) VMware
3 23 (15.23%) CheckPoint
4 12 (7.95%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.96%) Juniper
6 8 (5.30%) HP
6 8 (5.30%) EMC
6 8 (5.30%) Citrix
6 8 (5.30%) BT
7 4 (2.65%) Brocade
7 4 (2.65%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.65%) Oracle
8 3 (1.99%) 3PAR
8 3 (1.99%) F5
8 3 (1.99%) ProCurve
9 2 (1.32%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.32%) PlateSpin
9 2 (1.32%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (1.32%) Infoblox
9 2 (1.32%) SAP
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