The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bracknell region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 29 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 0.44% 2.37% 5.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% 6.52% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Average daily rate
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- £438 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +92.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 92 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 32.44% 36.36% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 11
Average daily rate £350 £341 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +28.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £165 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
WAN
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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 31 July 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 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Local Government
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
5 1 (16.67%) MGCP
5 1 (16.67%) VRRP
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Q.931
5 1 (16.67%) QSIG
5 1 (16.67%) H.323
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) BT
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) CRM

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) MGCP
4 1 (16.67%) VRRP
4 1 (16.67%) Q.931
4 1 (16.67%) QSIG
4 1 (16.67%) H.323
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) PBX
General
1 3 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Support
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Expert
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
1 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
1 1 (16.67%) Use Case
1 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
1 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
1 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
1 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCVP
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) APMP
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Mitel
3 1 (16.67%) Verint
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) BT