The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 17 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 1.87% 2.48% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 8.33% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £313 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -13.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
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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 Newbury region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 36 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 26.17% 29.75% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 7
Average daily rate £425 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £25.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 5 (55.56%) EMC
3 5 (55.56%) SAN
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) Project Management
4 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
5 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Server
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (33.33%) NAS
5 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) Validation
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Service Management
6 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 2 (22.22%) IPsec
6 2 (22.22%) Network Design
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (22.22%) Intranet
6 2 (22.22%) Internet

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) NAS
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Intranet
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) IPsec
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Design Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Business Development
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Transition Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Server
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) EMC
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft