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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 23 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 4.04% 3.75% 5.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.75% 14.86% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£287 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.65 £60.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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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
80 74 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 29.41% 25.26% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 11
Average daily rate £350 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £314 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 6
Average hourly rate £15.45 £16.00 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% +40.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (81.25%) LAN
2 12 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (56.25%) Internet
3 9 (56.25%) Telecoms
3 9 (56.25%) Migration
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco
5 7 (43.75%) Ethernet
5 7 (43.75%) CCNP
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (43.75%) Windows
5 7 (43.75%) ADSL
5 7 (43.75%) MPLS
5 7 (43.75%) BGP
5 7 (43.75%) DSL
5 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
6 6 (37.50%) BC Cleared
6 6 (37.50%) xDSL
6 6 (37.50%) EIGRP
6 6 (37.50%) OSPF
6 6 (37.50%) RIP
6 6 (37.50%) Manufacturing
6 6 (37.50%) VPN
6 6 (37.50%) CCNA
6 6 (37.50%) IBM
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 5 (31.25%) HP
7 5 (31.25%) SDH
7 5 (31.25%) ATM
7 5 (31.25%) Frame Relay

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) LAN
2 12 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (56.25%) Internet
4 7 (43.75%) Ethernet
4 7 (43.75%) ADSL
4 7 (43.75%) MPLS
4 7 (43.75%) BGP
4 7 (43.75%) DSL
5 6 (37.50%) xDSL
5 6 (37.50%) EIGRP
5 6 (37.50%) OSPF
5 6 (37.50%) RIP
5 6 (37.50%) VPN
6 5 (31.25%) SDH
6 5 (31.25%) ATM
6 5 (31.25%) Frame Relay
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
8 3 (18.75%) FTP
8 3 (18.75%) HTTP
8 3 (18.75%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
General
1 9 (56.25%) Telecoms
2 6 (37.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) IP Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) IP Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) AS400
1 3 (18.75%) iSeries
2 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
2 3 (18.75%) OS/400
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Operations Management
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C
1 3 (18.75%) COBOL
1 3 (18.75%) RPG
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CCNP
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) BC Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) IBM Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CCIP
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) vSphere
1 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (18.75%) PowerHA
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Tivoli NetView
1 3 (18.75%) HP SIM
1 3 (18.75%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) IBM
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Juniper
5 3 (18.75%) Dell
5 3 (18.75%) NetIQ
6 2 (12.50%) Nortel