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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 22 24 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 5.64% 3.41% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.44% 14.52% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate £255 £163 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.92% -58.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £145 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £403 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +35.00%
WAN
Berkshire

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
64 62 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 24.06% 23.48% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 29
Average daily rate £340 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £156 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £27.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (64.71%) Firewall
4 10 (58.82%) VMware
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
5 9 (52.94%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (47.06%) SQL
7 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (41.18%) Change Management
7 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
8 6 (35.29%) F5
8 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (35.29%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (29.41%) Linux
9 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
10 4 (23.53%) VPN
10 4 (23.53%) Cisco
10 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
10 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
10 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
10 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
11 3 (17.65%) Data Entry
11 3 (17.65%) Ticket Management
11 3 (17.65%) CCNP
11 3 (17.65%) DNS
11 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Sage 200
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Mimecast
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 11 (64.71%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) VPN
4 3 (17.65%) DHCP
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) MPLS
5 2 (11.76%) ADSL
5 2 (11.76%) BGP
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.76%) EIGRP
5 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
5 2 (11.76%) RIP
5 2 (11.76%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
6 1 (5.88%) ATM
6 1 (5.88%) HSRP
6 1 (5.88%) ISDN
6 1 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (5.88%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) VMware Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Support Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) VMware Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Support
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Support
6 1 (5.88%) IP Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Exchange Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Change Management
2 6 (35.29%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (17.65%) Data Entry
3 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
3 3 (17.65%) Ticket Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Network Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.88%) CCDP
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) MCP
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (52.94%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) F5
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Aruba
4 1 (5.88%) Sage
4 1 (5.88%) SAP