The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 29 23 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 1.30% 3.86% 3.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 14.75% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
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£425 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
90 61 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 39.13% 26.18% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 13 11
Average daily rate £350 £290 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £413 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -57.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Bracknell region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Bracknell region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) BC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) xDSL
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) RIP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) ADSL
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) DSL
3 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) SDH
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) BT
4 1 (20.00%) Frame Relay

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) RIP
3 2 (40.00%) ADSL
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) DSL
3 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (40.00%) xDSL
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Frame Relay
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) SDH
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) IP Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) IP Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) BC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCIP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Server
1 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Nortel
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) BT
2 1 (20.00%) VMware