The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Maidenhead 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 18 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 4.69% 3.95% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.14% 9.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £350 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -18.82%
Communications & Networking Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 27.34% 40.79% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 1
Average daily rate £338 £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
WAN
Berkshire

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 15 (93.75%) LAN
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco
2 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 13 (81.25%) Blue Coat
3 12 (75.00%) DNS
3 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (68.75%) SAN
4 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
4 11 (68.75%) Windows
4 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
5 10 (62.50%) VPN
6 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
6 9 (56.25%) HTTP
6 9 (56.25%) SMTP
6 9 (56.25%) LDAP
6 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
6 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (56.25%) HP
6 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
6 9 (56.25%) Symantec
6 9 (56.25%) VMware
6 9 (56.25%) NetBackup
6 9 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (56.25%) Brocade
6 9 (56.25%) WSUS
6 9 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (56.25%) SCCM
6 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (50.00%) MPLS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
1 9 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (43.75%) MS Office
3 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) LAN
2 13 (81.25%) Firewall
3 12 (75.00%) DNS
4 11 (68.75%) SAN
5 10 (62.50%) VPN
6 9 (56.25%) HTTP
6 9 (56.25%) SMTP
6 9 (56.25%) LDAP
7 8 (50.00%) MPLS
8 6 (37.50%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (37.50%) Internet
9 5 (31.25%) OSPF
9 5 (31.25%) BGP
10 4 (25.00%) DHCP
11 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
11 3 (18.75%) RIP
11 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (12.50%) H.323
12 2 (12.50%) Frame Relay
12 2 (12.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (43.75%) Japanese Language
2 4 (25.00%) French Language
2 4 (25.00%) German Language
2 4 (25.00%) Italian Language
3 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Team Leader
1 4 (25.00%) Operations Team Leader
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Team Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Project Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Data Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.25%) iPhone
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
1 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) CentOS
4 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Problem Management
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) B2B
4 2 (12.50%) Network Management
4 2 (12.50%) Change Control
4 2 (12.50%) Operations Management
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCSA
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CCVP
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (37.50%) vSphere
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) NetBackup
1 9 (56.25%) WSUS
1 9 (56.25%) SCCM
2 6 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco
2 13 (81.25%) Blue Coat
3 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
4 9 (56.25%) HP
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) Symantec
4 9 (56.25%) VMware
4 9 (56.25%) Brocade
5 7 (43.75%) McAfee
6 4 (25.00%) F5
7 3 (18.75%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (18.75%) Nokia
8 2 (12.50%) EMC
8 2 (12.50%) Riverbed
8 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 2 (12.50%) Infoblox
9 1 (6.25%) MobileIron
9 1 (6.25%) Citrix
9 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
9 1 (6.25%) Apple